Itinerary at a glance
Our family vacation in Nova Scotia meets in the capital of Halifax, where we grab some ice cream on our walk of the historic town. Later we eat dinner by a famous lighthouse and settle into Lunenburg (3 nights), an 18th century fishing village that’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
With a lesson from our local guide, we climb into sea kayaks to paddle out for a picnic on an almost uninhabited island in Mahone Bay. We’ll also spend a memorable day with our friend Jeff who loads us on his lobster boat to chug out among islands for a lobster bake and walk.
Annapolis Royal, Canada’s birthplace, is our home for 2 nights. From our Victorian inn, we’ll strike out for beautiful Kejimkujic National Park to follow in the footsteps of the native Mi’kmaq tribe and spot wildlife on a canoe trip or woodland hike. And we’re just at the right season to spot humpback, Minke and other whale species as they feed in the Bay of Fundy. On our final day, the kids play capture the flag while the rest of us take a walking tour of Royal Annapolis. Before returning to Halifax, we take a final forest and coastal walk to Halls Harbour, scene of the Bay of Fundy’s awesome 45-foot tides.