The Best of the Maritimes A Fly Drive Holiday Around Canada's Ocean Playground

14 nights

A fly drive holiday where you will experience the best of the Maritime Provinces of Canada, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. You will fly into Halifax in Nova Scotia where you will collect your car before you drive off on your adventures. You will be able to go whale-watching, play golf, eat well, drive easily and see the beautiful countryside of Canada's easterly provinces.

Frontier Canada will provide you with maps, complete driving directions and all the ingredients for a memorable fly drive holiday in Atlantic Canada.

Print this itinerary

The Breakdown

Here's a day-by-day guide to your itinerary. Feel free to ask us to add other days or ideas and excursions by adding them to your wishlist, so we can give you the best price.

Day 1-2


Arrive into Halifax, transfer to your hotel and start exploring this vibrant, coastal city.  Highlights include the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, with its Titanic links and artefacts, as well as taking a tall ships cruise around the harbour. 

2 nights in Halifax.

Day 3

Halifax to Lunenburg

Drive along the Lighthouse Route to Lunenburg stopping at Peggys Cove, a picturesque fishing village surrounded by bare granite and home to Nova Scotia's most visited lighthouse.  Continue on to Mahone Bay, a relaxing seaside town renown for its quiet beauty and attractive churches. Lunenburg is a UNESCO heritage site known for its Fisheries Museum and Marine Park.

1 night in Lunenburg.

Day 4

Lunenburg to Digby

Leave the coast and drive through the specacular Kejimkujujik National Park to Digby. Allow time to stop to see the Visitor Centre and a stroll along the lakeside.

1 night in Digby.

Day 5

Digby to Saint John

Take the 3-hour ferry to Saint John, (reservations required).  Saint John is New Brunswick's largest city and steeped in history with lots to see and do.  Places to visit include Carleton Martello Tower, the old city market, Loyalist House and the Reversing Falls.

1 night in Saint John.

Day 6

Saint John to St. Andrews

Depart Saint John and take a leisurely drive along the Fundy Coastal Drive.  This dramatically scenic drive introduces you to the Bay of Fundy, one of the Marine Wonders of the World. 

1 night in St. Andrews.

Day 7

St. Andrews to Fundy National Park

This morning, enjoy a nature cruise departing from St. Andrews cruising through the narrow island passages of the Deer Island archipelago en route to the open Bay of Fundy.  Expect in season, to see whales, porpoises, seals, seabirds and bald eagles. Depart St. Andrews via St. Martins, a scenic fishing village with a famous shipbuilding heritage and spectacular red cliffs and caves.  The route then takes you via Sussex and on to the Fundy National Park which has 206 sq kms of steep coastal cliffs, forest clad hills and deep rich valleys.  The park is a haven for hikers, bird watchers, golfers and canoeists. 

1 night in Fundy National Park.

Day 8

Fundy National Park to Moncton

Depart the park driving via the Hopewell Rocks where you can walk on the ocean floor and witness the highest tides in the world before continuing on to Moncton.  It is home to two unusual natural phenomena - the Tidal Bore on the Petitcoadiac River and the Magnetic Hill.

1 night in Moncton.

Day 9

Moncton to Summerside

Cross the 8 mile long Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island.   Take the Blue Heron scenic drive to Summerside.  The stately homes that grace the downtown residential core were once home to many a wealthy shipbuilder.

1 night in Summerside.

Day 10

Summerside to Charlottetown

Continue along the Blue Heron into the Anne'e Land Region.  Take time to visit Kensington and on to Indian River to view the dramatic churches of St. Mary. You will be able to explore Cavendish, home of Anne of Green Gables before driving to Charlottetown, the capital city of Prince Edward Island.

1 night in Charlottetown.

Day 11

Charlottetown to Pictou

Having explored Charlottetown retracing the steps of the Fathers of Confederation, you will take the 75 minute ferry from Wood Island to Caribou NS from where it is a short drive to Pictou. Please note, we cannot book this ferry for you.  You can either telephone NFL ferries yourself or pay at the port.
1 night in Pictou.

Day 12

Pictou to Baddeck

Depart Pictou and drive via the Canso Causeway to Baddeck on Cape Breton.  This pretty village overlooks the beautiful Bras d'Or Lakes and the most notable resident historically was Alexander Graham Bell.

1 night in Baddeck.

Day 13

Baddeck to Louisbourg

You will need a full day to explore the famous Cabot Trail - one of the most spectacular drives in all of Canada.  The trail winds around the rocky splendour of Cape Breton's northern shore, ascending to the incredible plateaux of Cape Breton Highlands National Park.  The Park has 26 hiking trails ranging from 20 minute walks to challenging hikes. Glace Bay is the beginninng of the Marconi Trail, named after the Italian inventor who sent the first transatlantic wireless message from here.  Follow the trail to Louisbourg, home to the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, where you can view historical reconstructions. 

1 night in Louisbourg.

Day 14

Louisbourg to Liscomb Mills

From Louisbourg, follow the coastal rooute to St. Peters, back across the Causeway, through Guysborough and other picturesque villages and fishing communities.  Be sure to visit the Sherbrooke Living History Museum.

1 night in Liscomb Mills.

Day 15

Liscomb Mills to Halifax

A leisurely 3 hour drive to Halifax for the overnight flight home.

>> <<

The View

A selection of images representing the areas and places you will be visiting to give you a glimpse of what lies in store during your holiday.

>> <<

This is a selection of hotels for this itinerary. Some areas have many more choices; please use the search function above if you wish to find an alternative hotel.

Now we need to make the perfect holiday for you and give you a quotation.


Whether you would like to book this exact holiday or to tailor-make it to better suit you, please give one of our knowledgeable experts a call on 020 8776 8709 or send us an email.


Alternatively, take advantage of the Wishlist facility; simply add this itinerary, or any particular destinations or hotels to My Wishlist by clicking on the ADD TO WISHLIST buttons on all pages. To make it easier to save and change the details on your Wishlist at any time, why not register with us? You can also just send your completed Wishlist to us at any time; we will then contact you to discuss your holiday further and send you a detailed quotation.


We are here to make sure we tailor-make your holiday to suit your specific requirements and our friendly, knowledgeable staff are all ready to help.


Booking your holiday with us doesn't end when we send your confirmation out to you, either. Talk to us about adding excursions or room upgrades or even restaurant recommendations; we are here to offer advice all the way up to your departure date. Even when you have left the UK, we are still here to help. For example if your flight that we have booked is delayed or cancelled due to ash cloud, strike, etc, it is down to us to re-arrange your travel. We will do everything we can to make sure your holiday runs smoothly. And better still, we are fully bonded with ATOL and ABTA, so your money is completely protected.

Reviews & Feedback

Tell us what you think. Please submit a review or feedback on this item.

Sorry, no reviews or feedback have yet been accepted to this item. Be the first and submit a comment now!


We require your email address in order to verify the review is authentic and to advise you when we have posted your comments to our site. We will only use your email address for processing this review and we never give details to a 3rd party

Tailor-making YOUR perfect holiday

Fully bespoke holidays across Canada

This suggested itinerary is our recommendation but can be tailored to match your requirements

  • We can tailor this trip to suit your specific requirements
  • We can change everything from the hotels & tours to the durations & destinations.