A comprehensive 9 night self driving tour of New Brunswick offering something for everyone. The chance for nature and history buffs to experience all the highlights of New Brunswick. Expect to see historic cities, vibrant culture, natural wonders and phenomena as well as an abundance of bird watching and wildlife.
Document Kit Includes: Travel Wallet, Full Itinerary, Vouchers, Driving Directions, Maps & Supporting Literature
9 Nights Accommodation
Intermediate Car Rental for Duration (Unlimited kms, CDW Insurance, Airport Fees, Additional Driver Fee & Taxes)
Return Ferry to Grand Manan includes Passengers & Vehicle
St. Andrews Nature Cruise
Shediac Lobster Cruise
All Meals (unless stated)
National Park Entrance Fees
Car Rental Extras (Gas, PAC Top up Insurance, GPS and taxes on extras)
Car Parking Fees
Harmonized Sales Tax at 15%
Any additional items not stated
Day 1 – Moncton
Arrive Moncton – a major urban centre where English and French Acadian culture blend harmoniously to create a unique community. Home to two unusual natural phenomena; the Tidal Bore on the Petitcodiac River and the famous Magnetic Hill. Overnight Moncton.
Day 2 – Moncton/Miramichi
Depart Moncton and follow the Acadian Coastal drive north through coastal towns and villages. Take time to visit Kouchibouguac National Park. The Park is a stunning display of beaches and sand dunes sweeping over 26km. Continue on and join the scenic Miramichi River Route, which travels through the many communities that make up the Miramichi region. Miramichi is New Brunswick’s newest city and home to the famous Miramichi River – a world famous salmon fishing river. The city is made up of many unique shops, restaurants and heritage sites namely St. Michael’s Basilica and Lord Beaverbrook House to name a few. Overnight Miramichi.
Day 3 – Miramichi/Fredericton
This morning explore Miramichi. Take a stroll along one of the many hiking trails around French Fort Cove, visit St. Michael’s Basilica – one of the finest examples of gothic architecture in Canada, take in the Beaverbrook House – the boyhood home of Lord Beaverbrook or relax and try your hand at a spot of fishing – the Miramichi River is a world famous salmon fishing river. In the afternoon depart Miramichi and take a stop in Doaktown and visit the Atlantic Salmon Museum before continuing on to picturesque Fredericton. Welcome to Fredericton – New Brunswick’s capital city noted for its heritage and culture. Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring Fredericton and its attractions. Places to visit include the Historic Garrison District, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, City Hall, Christchurch Cathedral and the Old Government House. For the more energetic enjoy a voyager canoe tour on the Saint John River or perhaps rent a bicycle and ride the magnificent 85kms trails network that follow the St. John River. Further afield visit the picturesque model town of Oromocto. Overnight Fredericton.
Day 4 – Fredericton/St. Andrews
Depart Fredericton and drive southwest to St. Stephen – the town where the first chocolate bar was invented and the gateway to the Fundy Coastal Drive. This dramatically scenic drive introduces you to the Bay of Fundy – “One of the Marine Wonders of the World”. First stop St. Andrews, one of Canada’s most beautiful seaside resorts. Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring this tranquil area. Overnight St. Andrews.
Day 5 – St. Andrews
Enjoy a nature cruise departing from St. Andrews, cruise through the narrow island passages of the Deer Island Archipelago en route to the open Bay of Fundy. In season, expect see whales, porpoises, seals, seabirds and bald eagles. Spend the remainder of the day discovering more about the area, visit the Huntsman Marine Science Aquarium, take in a round of golf or for the more adventurous why not try horseback riding, sea kayaking or scuba diving nearby. Overnight St. Andrews.
Day 6 – St. Andrews/Grand Manan
Depart St. Andrews and drive to Black Harbour ready to catch the local ferry over to Grand Manan Island. Grand Manan is the largest Island in the Bay of Fundy and is a haven for whale watchers, bird watchers and nature lovers alike. On arrival explore the archipelago further. There are many hiking trails on the island – a marvelous network of narrow rustic footpaths that allow for further exploration not accessible by most vehicles. Overnight Grand Manan.
Day 7 – Grand Manan
Today enjoy an unforgettable fully narrated sailing adventure. In season, expect to see several whale species, including the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale, as well as seals and sea birds. If time permits, follow the “unofficial Lighthouse route” of Grand Manan Island. Swallowtail, Long Eddy, Great Duck and Long Point are a few of the Lighthouses to visit. Overnight Grand Manan.
Day 8 – Grand Manan/Fundy National Park
Depart Grand Manan on the morning ferry back over to Blacks Harbour. On arrival follow the scenic Fundy along the Fundy Coastal Drive via Saint John. Your route then takes you via St. Martins, a scenic fishing village and Sussex before continuing on to the Fundy National Park. The Fundy National Park has 206km.sq of steep coastal cliffs, forest clad hills, deep rich valleys and clear rolling meadows. Overnight Fundy National Park.
Day 9 – Fundy National Park/Shediac
This morning explore this magnificent park. The park is renowned for its hiking trails, with over 104kms of trails to choose from, ranging from easy ½km loops to a demanding 50km circuit around the park. The park is a haven for bird watchers, golfers, cyclists, canoeists and naturalists. Be sure to visit Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park – home of Hopewell Rocks. Visit the excellent interpretive centre on site before exploring this natural phenomenon. Twice each day the highest tides in the world — up to 46ft/14m — flood the beach, and twice each day you can explore the floor of the Bay of Fundy at low tide! Created over thousands of years by the Bay of Fundy’s awesome tidal forces, the Flowerpot Rocks are a natural wonder not to be missed. If time permits visit Cape Enrage Lighthouse and Mary’s Point Bird Sanctuary located nearby. Continue on to Shediac. This evening enjoy the Lobster Cruise from Shediac – the most experiential & educational Lobster Cruise anywhere! Overnight Shediac.
Day 10 – Shediac/Moncton
Depart Shediac and drive to Moncton Airport, ready for your return flight home.