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Atlantic Canada

Halifax, Cape Breton, The Cabot Trail, Prince Edward Island, Bay of Fundy, Wolfville's Wineries, Lunenburg & Peggy's Cove

Explore Canada in the provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. Each offer superb coastal drives, colonial history and rural splendour. So, If you’re looking for quiet roads and natural wonders – then this might just be the trip for you!


Atlantic Canada 14 nights

All of our North American fly drive holidays can be tailored to meet your exact requirements. Do you have more or less than 15 days for your road trip? No problem, we can bolt on extra nights to allow more time to explore or shorten the number of destinations as required. Just let us know when requesting your quote.

The amount of scenic coastal driving was unreal


Halifax Town Clock

Day 1

You'll start your tour of Atlantic Canada in Halifax, Nova Scotia

After a relatively short flight from the UK, you'll settle into your chosen Halifax accommodation before enjoying dinner on the waterfront or close to your hotel.

  • Key location: Halifax
  • Halifax, NS

Citadel and Downtown

Day 2

A full day to explore historic Halifax highlights

The city is dominated by a citadel that sits above the town, this former fort is a National Historic Site of Canada and a must-see for anyone visiting Halifax in our opinion. Next we recommend you work your way down to the waterfront boardwalk via points of interest like the Halifax Public Gardens, Halifax Public Library and the Canadian Museum of Immigration. We then suggest you finish the day with a cruise on the water or a meal on the boardwalk.

  • Key location: Halifax
  • Halifax, NS

Liscomb River

Day 3

Collect the car and head east along the shoreline

Time to get behind the wheel and set out on an epic road trip around Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. The amount of coastal driving on this particular holiday is simply astounding, and the first leg of this trip along the eastern shore of Nova Scotia is a great place to start.

  • Key location: Eastern Shore
  • Liscomb, NS
  • 105 Miles

The Cabot Trail

Day 4

Continue east to the wonderland that is Cape Breton Island

Today you'll continue east to Cape Breton. Technically an island, Cape Breton is linked to the rest of Nova Scotia by the Canso Causeway. Once you're over the bridge you'll head up the northern side of the UNESCO protected Bras d'Or Lake, before joining the world famous Cabot Trail route which is located in the northeastern tip of Nova Scotia.

  • Key location: The Cabot Trail
  • Ingonish Beach, NS
  • 190 Miles

Highlands National Park

Day 5

A relaxing day enjoying the area's stunning scenery

Scenic highlights include Ingonish Beach, Cape Breton Highlands National Park and Cape Smokey Provincial Park. If you're a history lover then consider heading south to the Fortress of Louisbourg Historic Site or the Cape Breton Miners' Museum which is located in Glace Bay.

  • Key location: Highlands NP
  • Ingonish Beach, NS

Baddeck, Bras d'Or Lake

Day 6

Drive the legendary Cabot Trail, before relaxing by Bras d'Or Lake

The Cabot Trail is considered one of the best drives in North America, today you'll spend the whole day completing this amazing loop past Cape Breton Highlands National Park and mile upon mile of epic coastal scenery. Once you've completed the drive and maybe a hike or two, you'll finish off the day with a well deserved beer or glass of wine on the shores of Bras d'Or Lake.

  • Key location: The Cabot Trail
  • Baddeck, NS
  • 125 Miles

Charlottetown town houses

Day 7

Leave Nova Scotia and take a ferry over to Prince Edward Island

Time to swap one stunning landscape for another slightly different but equally pleasing one. Firstly, you'll head west to Pictou, your unique Road Trip Pack will inform you about the area's highlights you can consider stopping at along the way. From Pictou, Nova Scotia you'll board a ferry and take a short ferry ride over to rural Prince Edward Island. Once your back on dry land, we recommend you swing by Point Prim Lighthouse on your way to your next stop... the adorable Charlottetown.

  • Key location: Prince Edward Is.
  • Charlottetown, PEI
  • 185 Miles

Green Gables

Day 8

Literature fans may want to spend the day exploring Cavenish

If you consider yourself a bit of a bookworm, then you are probably familiar with the Anne of Green Gables series of books written by Lucy Maud Montgomery. The writer was a resident of a small town called Cavendish, which lies 20 miles northwest of Charlottetown. Fans flock from all around the world to see the area the books were based on and to walk in the foot steps of the books lead character - Anne Shirley. If this doesn't appeal, then you can simply enjoy the islands scenery or explore Charlottetown's charming streets and shops.

  • Key location: Prince Edward Is.
  • Charlottetown, PEI

Prince Edward Island NP

Day 9

Explore the wonderful beaches of Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island National Park is a delightful coastal area just north of Charlottetown. Walk the boardwalk in Greenwich, and then relax on one of the quiet beaches. In the evening, you can dine at one of the excellent restaurants found on or close to Queen Street. After dinner we highly recommend you get into the "Anne of Green Gables " spirit and enjoy a performance of the broadway quality musical which operates to critical acclaim each summer.

  • Key location: Prince Edward Is.
  • Charlottetown, PEI

Hopewell Rocks

Day 10

Go in search of the worlds highest tide in New Brunswick

Today you'll cross the 13km long Confederation Bridge and enter your third province - New Brunswick. The Bay of Fundy awaits, with its record breaking tidal activity and some crazy "flower pot" formations. Our trip is designed to ensure you'll get to witness both high and low tide, including the opportunity to walk on the ocean floor whilst the tide is out. Hopewell Rocks is a simply a must-see stop as you make your way to lovely Alma on the north side of the Bay.

  • Key location: Hopewell Rocks
  • Alma, NB
  • 151 Miles

Fundy National Park

Day 11

A whole day to enjoy the natural wonders this area has to offer

A full day to ensure you can walk on the ocean floor during low tide in the Bay of Fundy, afterwards we recommend you either go out on the water or enjoy a hike within neighbouring Fundy National Park.

  • Key location: Bay Of Fundy NP
  • Alma, NB

Blomidon Estate Winery

Day 12

Wineries, history and tidal bore rafting are on offer today!

Time to return to Nova Scotia, you'll spend the morning driving to the south side of the Bay of Fundy. During the afternoon, you can opt to ride a tidal bore along the Shubenacadie River, see more Bay of Fundy "flower pot" formations in Burntcoat Head Park, step back in time at the UNESCO world heritage site of Grand Pre or enjoy a wine tasting experience in Wolfville.

  • Key location: Grand Pre
  • Wolfville, NS
  • 248 Miles

Annapolis Lighthouse

Day 13

Historic Annapolis Royal awaits

Have a leisurely morning in delightful Wolfville and neighbouring Grand Pre, before taking the short drive over to history ladened Annapolis Royal to the west. Today is a relaxing day after a busy day 12, so find yourself a nice chair somewhere to finish off your holiday reading book, catch up on your holiday diary writing or to post those all important social media updates.

  • Key location: Annapolis Royal
  • Annapolis Royal, NS
  • 67 Miles

Peggy's Cove

Day 14

Onto Unesco World Heritage protected Lunenburg & Peggy's Cove

At The American Road Trip Company, we like to finish off our itineraries with a bang. Kejimkujik National Park, the Unesco protected town of Lunenburg and nearby Peggy's Cove Lighthouse will leave a lasting impression and the numerous photo opportunities will soon wipe out any remaining memory on your camera or phone.

  • Key location: Peggy's Cove
  • Lunenburg, NS
  • 86 Miles

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