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Ville de départ


Jours d'explorations



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

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.

Days 1 and 2: St. Mary’s Bay (Clare region)

Region: Saint-Mary's Bay

Travel distance: 42 km

Travel time: 34 minutes

St Mary's Bay

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 3 and 4: A stop into Yarmouth and continuing onto Par-en-Bas (Argyle region)

Region: Par-en-Bas and Yarmouth

Travel distance: 32 km

Travel time: 25 minutes


Yarmouth Heritage Distrcit

Embark on a rich cultural journey through Yarmouth's highlights. Begin by exploring the 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 captain's homes and mercantile heritage.


Amazing Argyle Region

Whether you're seeking to discover your Acadian roots, explore North America's early European settlements, gaze at the mesmerizing night sky, indulge in the thrill of fishing, or immerse yourself in Acadian history, Par-en-Bas and Argyle offer something for everyone.

Don't miss the Wedgeport Tuna Tournament and Festival, where you can witness the excitement of this thrilling sport. Engage in enlightening conversations with fishing experts at Dennis Point Wharf and immerse yourself in the vibrant fishing culture.

Golf lovers will delight in picturesque courses nestled in stunning landscapes. Tee off amidst breathtaking views and enjoy a round of golf in this idyllic setting. For hiking and wilderness enthusiasts, explore the region's plethora of trails (Pubnico Point Trail and Wedgeport Nature Trail), immersing yourself in the beauty of nature and its rich biodiversity.

Experience the magic of Acadian culture with the self-guided Acadian Shores Interpretive Tour, and visit the Musée des Acadiens des Pubnicos et Centre de Recherche and Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse for a deeper understanding of Acadian heritage.

No matter your interests, a visit to Argyle promises abundant Acadian moments. Plan your adventure now and create lasting memories in this enchanting destination.

Day 5: Your visit of the capital city of Nova Scotia - Halifax!

Region: Halifax

Travel distance: 375 km

Travel time: 5 hours 

Nestled on the Atlantic coast, the South Shore of Nova Scotia provides a mesmerizing travel tapestry, weaving together stunning sea views, golden beaches, and quaint coastal towns. As you embark on a journey from Yarmouth to Halifax, the picturesque landscapes that unfold will enchant and beckon, making the scenic route not just a drive, but an experience.

As the provincial capital of Nova Scotia, Halifax is brimming with historic sites, cultural attractions, and natural beauty. Start your day with a waterfront stroll, taking in boutique shops, seafood restaurants, and the historic Seaport Farmers' Market. Then, immerse yourself in maritime history at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.

Don't miss the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, a star-shaped fort with stunning city views. As the day winds down, sample the diverse cuisine in the trendy North End and enjoy live music at local pubs.

Halifax also offers green havens in the city, like the Public Gardens and Point Pleasant Park, or venture out to Peggy's Cove for scenic coastal views.

Choose from a range of accommodations, from luxury waterfront hotels to cozy downtown B&Bs. An early start ensures a full day of exploration in this vibrant, history-rich city.

Day 6: Grand Pré National Historic Site & Wolfville

Region: Grand Pré

Travel distance: 87 km

Travel time: 49 minutes

Grand Pré Historic Site

Embark on 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 7: The Annapolis Valley and Bay of Fundy

Region: Annapolis Valley and Bay of Fundy

Travel distance: 116 km

Travel time: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards, Wolfville, Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley

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

Day 8: Return to your original destination, Digby

Travel distance: 32 km

Travel time: 37 minutes

Sandy Cove Beach, Digby Neck

Emerging from the fertile grounds of the Annapolis Valley, with its lush vineyards and orchards, you'll be captivated by a landscape that has been shaped by centuries of farming. The aroma of blossoming apple trees and fresh wine may linger as you make your way to the enigmatic Bay of Fundy. Known for its world-renowned tides, the Bay of Fundy is an ever-changing canvas of marine wonders, where the dance between the sea and the shore is perennially captivating.

As you coast towards Smiths Cove, you'll be greeted by a picturesque seaside village. It’s a place where time seems to slow down, and every wave that laps at the shore tells a tale of maritime legacy. You might be tempted to take a detour, to walk along the sandy beaches and let the gentle breezes carry away your cares.

Next on your route is Digby, the scallop capital of the world. Its vibrant harbor is a hive of activity, with fishing boats unloading their fresh catches and the aroma of seafood wafting through the air. It's the perfect spot to indulge in a seafood feast, with Digby scallops taking center stage.

Driving further southwest, you'll come upon the unique tidal village of Bear River. Often referred to as "The Switzerland of Nova Scotia", its picturesque houses and studios are perched on stilts along the river's edge. Bear River is an artist’s enclave, and a stroll through its lanes reveals a plethora of galleries and workshops, echoing the community's creative spirit.

As the sun sets, casting a golden hue over the waters, you can reflect on a journey filled with nature's wonders, gastronomic delights, and the timeless allure of Nova Scotia's coastal communities.

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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