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Dive into Acadian Culture, Heritage and Scenic Beauty!

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Grand-Pré, Annapolis Valley & Bay of Fundy, Saint Mary's Bay, Par-en-Bas, Yarmouth, Halifax

Note :The distances to be covered and the time required to do so are approximate. They are based on driving according to the speed limits in force. The distances between the regions represent the shortest distance between them from their respective limits, unless otherwise noted.

Day 1: Grand Pré National Historic Site and UNESCO World Heritage Site

Region: Grand-Pré

Travel distance: 258 km

Travel time: 2 hours and 25 minutes

Start you adventure with a day dedicated to the captivating allure of Grand-Pré. Nestled amidst the scenic vistas of Nova Scotia, Grand-Pré is a blend of historical richness and natural charm. The heart of your journey lies within the Parks Canada National Historic Site, a testament to the resilience and legacy of the Acadian people.

From their establishment along the banks of the Minas Basin to their tragic deportation in 1755, the Grand Pré Interpretation Centre weaves a tale of courage and perseverance. It's not just a visit, but a voyage into the lives of the Acadians, their traditions, and narratives.

Let the whispers of the past guide you through this realm of Acadian heritage and Francophone communities. Allow the stories etched into the landscape of Grand-Pré to transport you through the corridors of time and immerse you in the indomitable spirit of its people.

Day 2: The beautiful and historic Annapolis Royal and Bay of Fundy

Region: Annapolis Valley & Bay of Fundy

Travel distance: 116 km

Travel time: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Spend a delightful day exploring Annapolis Valley's stunning landscapes, from its bountiful farmlands to the magnificent Bay of Fundy. Savour the region's seasonal cuisine, highlighting freshly caught seafood and local produce, and don't miss the acclaimed wines and ciders crafted from the Valley's fruits.

Feed your spirit of adventure with treks through the picturesque Blomidon Provincial Park, or embark on boat tours from Digby for an exhilarating whale watching experience.Immerse yourself in the rich Acadian history of Annapolis Royal, once Nova Scotia's capital. Traverse significant sites like Fort Anne and Port Royal National Historic Sites, and Melanson Settlement, each offering compelling tales of the area's French and British past.

Round off your day with a leisurely stroll in the charming downtown of Wolfville, brimming with quaint shops, eateries, and local crafts. Here, you'll enjoy the warm community spirit, as locals delight in sharing their vibrant cultural heritage and stories.

Days 3 and 4: Saint-Mary’s Bay (Clare Region)

Region: Saint-Mary's Bay

Travel distance: 64 km

Travel time: 47 minutes

Begin your exploration of St. Mary’s Bay by stepping into historical landmarks such as the vast St. Mary's Church, North America's largest wooden edifice, and the Rendez-vous de la Baie, an enlightening Acadian cultural centre at the Université Sainte-Anne campus in Church Point. Delight in local Acadian cuisine, trying traditional Rappie Pie, a hearty potato and chicken dish, surprisingly best enjoyed with molasses! Extend your culinary adventure at Belliveau’s Cove wharf, where Acadian lobster and shellfish dinners are served every Friday during summer.

Experience the Bay's musical heritage with local musicians performing during the summer in various eateries as part of the Music of the Bay events. Lose yourself in the tranquility of pristine beaches like Mavillette Beach and Cape Sainte-Marie Lighthouse, or challenge yourself with an unforgettable hike in Les Petit Bois. Add a dash of thrill with the Gran Fondo cycling event in late September, offering a fantastic coastal outdoor experience. Round off your day with a visit to the new lighthouse, learning about the area's rich history and wilderness secrets through interpretive panels. Revel in the unique blend of cultural richness, adventurous spirit, and tranquil landscapes of St. Mary’s Bay.

Days 5 and 6: Make your way to the town of Yarmouth and the Par-en-Bas region

Region: Par-en-Bas and Yarmouth

Travel distance: 44 km

Travel time: 43 minutes

Embark on a rich cultural journey through Yarmouth's highlights in just a day. Begin by exploring the enlightening Fisheries Museum - Sweeney Fisheries Museum, gaining insights into the area's maritime heritage. Pause at the moving Frost Park, a tribute to lost fishermen and sailors, reminding us of the sea's power and the resilience of its people. Discover local ingenuity at Sandford Drawbridge and the courage of firefighters at the Firefighters Museum. Dive into art at the Art Gallery of NS Western Branch, and uncover history at Yarmouth County Museum & Archives. Wander through the historic charm of Yarmouth's Heritage District, catching glimpses of sea captains' homes and mercantile heritage.

Capture stunning ocean views at Cape Forchu Lighthouse and experience Acadian shores at Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park.

Wrap up your day by savoring delectable seafood meals at Yarmouth's restaurants, relishing the rich flavors of Acadian cuisine. In just a few hours, Yarmouth offers a condensed yet fulfilling blend of culture, history, and coastal allure.

Day 7: visit the capital city of Nova Scotia - Halifax

Region: Halifax

Travel distance: 375 km

Travel time: 5 hours

Immerse yourself in Halifax's Acadian culture with a condensed yet enriching experience. Begin your day with a leisurely stroll along the historic waterfront, where modernity meets the charm of the past. Visit the Acadian House Museum, a hidden gem that offers insights into Acadian traditions and history. Delve into the exhibits that bring the past to life in a modern city setting.

Savor an authentic Acadian meal at a local eatery, relishing in dishes like Rappie Pie or Seafood Chowder that embody the region's flavors.

Wrap up your day by exploring local shops and galleries, and discovering Acadian arts and crafts that gracefully represent the heritage. In just a few hours, you'll have embraced the essence of Acadian culture within the captivating tapestry of Halifax.

We hope your stay was pleasant and our itinerary was to your satisfaction,

feel free to plan your next trip to Nova Scotia by using our other itinerary selections.

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