Thrill Seeker Itinerary
With its rural scenery and rugged coastline, the Maritimes are a truly unique part of Canada. From hiking a coastal trail and experiencing the thrill of coming face-to-face with wildlife to soaring high above the world and then conquering the world’s highest tides, it is the ideal vacation destination for those with a sense of adventure.
Get outdoors and enjoy the heart pumping adventure activities of the Maritime Ferry Trail’s Thrill Seeker Itinerary for a vacation you’ll never forget!
Yarmouth and Acadian Shores, Nova Scotia
Start your Maritime adventure with a journey across the Atlantic aboard The CAT Ferry. Travelling over 340 Kilometres in just 5.5 hours, there’s no more thrilling way to reach our shores. Once in Yarmouth, feed your passion for adventure with a kayaking tour on the open ocean, where you will see some of the best scenery Nova Scotia has to offer.
Digby, Nova Scotia
Next, travel to Digby to experience the world’s highest tides on The Bay of Fundy. Home to an array of whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals and seabirds, this marine paradise is the ultimate adventurer’s playground. Find your wild side and climb aboard a lightning fast zodiac to get up-close-and-personal with the amazing wildlife along our shores.
Saint John, New Brunswick
A quick ferry ride across the Bay of Fundy lands you in Saint John, New Brunswick. Here you won’t want to miss the Bay of Fundy’s monstrously high tide pour a hundred billion tonnes of water into the port city, reversing the flow of the mighty Saint John River at the Reversing Rapids. The best way to experience this natural phenomenon for any adrenaline-junkie is by soaring high above the crashing waves on one of five 40 km/hr zip lines with Saint John Adventures Inc.
Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia
Once back in Nova Scotia, experience the ultimate adventure choice for the thrill-seeking traveller at The Atlantic School of Skydiving. Not only will you get the adrenaline rush of freefalling from 10,000 feet in the air, but you’ll enjoy the beautiful views of the Annapolis Valley from a truly unique perspective.
Once you’ve dominated the sky, ride one of the most powerful bodies of water in the world – The Fundy Tidal Bore! At up to 10 feet high, and flowing at nearly 30 km/hr, this tidal surge will satisfy any adventure addict.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
The promise of adventure continues in Halifax! Try your hand at axe throwing at The Timber Lounge, satisfy your need for speed at Atlantic Canada’s Premiere Indoor Karting facility, Kartbahn Racing, or set sail on a big game shark fishing adventure with Blue Shark Fishing Charters.
Eastern Shore, Nova Scotia
A short drive from Halifax you’ll find Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia. Home to wicked waves and sweet breaks, it is the province’s best surfing beach and the perfect place to learn to master the waves with East Coast Surf School.
Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
Next stop is Cape Breton, a coastal island on the Atlantic Ocean where adventure abounds. Fulfill your thirst for adventure while experiencing the inspiring landscape of this beautiful region, by cycling the world-famous Cabot Trail. This 300 km loop is considered one of the best multi-day bike rides in all of North America, taking from five to seven days to complete.
Don’t forget to pack your hiking boots! With a stop at Cape Breton Highlands National Park, you can challenge yourself to climb the rust-coloured coastal cliffs, where you’ll experience panoramic views of canyons, highlands and seacoasts.
If that’s not enough excitement, continue to French-speaking Cheticamp, to come face-to-face with Nova Scotia wildlife in their natural habitat by snorkeling with whales. This is sure to be a highlight of your vacation in Canada’s ocean playground.