The Magdalen Islands


Duration
8 Days /7 Nights

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Highlights Include:
  • SKYWALK Saint John
  • Rooftop Theatre
  • Charlottetown City tour
  • Lobster Boat Experience
  • Prince Edward Island Touring
  • Confederation Centre for the Arts
  • Ferry Ride
  • Dune du Sud
  • Museum of the Sea
  • La Grave

Day One:
  • Arrive in Saint John Meet your Tour Director at Reversing Falls in Saint John, New Brunswick.
  • Depart for the SKYWALK Saint John, it is an observation platform, rooftop deck, and theatre at the Reversing Falls Rapids Visitor Center. Your experience begins with a “Rooftop Pass” which doubles as a souvenir postcard, enjoy a film on the rooftop theatre, observe the tidal conditions up close, and watch the gravitational power of the moon causing changes on earth before your eyes!
  • Enjoy dinner included and then check-in to your hotel for the evening.
Day Two:
  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning, then explore the city.
  • Visit the Confederation Bridge, it joins the provinces of Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. The 8-mile-long bridge is the longest in the world crossing ice-covered water and continues to endure as one of Canada’s top engineering achievements of the 20th century.
  • Next, visit Charlottetown and enjoy a city tour. Charlottetown is bursting with big energy, infectious island vibes, culinary experiences, and an arts & culture scene taking visitors by surprise!
  • Later, enjoy a Lobster Boat Experience. See how islanders fish, cook, and enjoy a traditional lobster dinner.
  • Enjoy the rest of your evening and return the hotel after a night of relaxation.
Day Three:
  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then depart for Cavendish (Green Gables).
  • Prince Edward Island’s hotspot, Cavendish is centrally located on the North Shore of the Island, nestled between North Rustico & Stanley Bridge. Cavendish beach is at the gateway into the Prince Edward Island National Park which itself boasts panoramic views of the shoreline looking out into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.
  • Visit the Prince Edward Island National Park where the beach has a gentle surf, sandy beaches alongside red cliffs, and wind-sculpted dunes. Walk a seashore path, see a lighthouse, and spot a heron wading in coastal bays. Hike woodlands and overlook ponds watching for animals.
  • Later in the afternoon, depart for the Confederation Centre for the Arts to watch Anne of Green Gables - The Musical. Based on L.M Montgomery's timeless classic, Anne of Green Gables, it follows the rise of Anne Shirley, a feisty, red-haired orphan who arrives unexpectedly in the small community of Avonlea to the Cuthbert’s, who were expecting a boy to help on their farm, Green Gables.
  • Later, enjoy an included dinner and then return to the hotel for the evening.
Day Four:
  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then hop on the ferry to Cap aux Meules in the Magdalen Islands. The name, Cap-aux-Meules (grindstone), comes from the presence of grindstone in the hill overlooking the port.
  • Spend the day here and return to your hotel later in the evening.
Day Five:
  • Prior to departing, enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
  • Meet with your local GUIDE and tour the Magdalen Islands. See the Dune du Sud (Red Cliffs sculpted by the sea). The Dune du Sud, which is located inside an archipelago, begins its course on the northeast coast of Île du Havre aux Maisons before forming the southern limit of the Grande Entrée lagoon.
  • Go on a boat tour exploring Caves and Cliffs.
  • Enjoy lunch included then the rest of your evening is free to experience island life. Return to hotel for the evening.
Day Six:
  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before departing.
  • Visit the Museum of the Sea, see displays of boats, navigational instruments, and diverse artifacts. The exhibit covers fishing methods and presents the story of the "ponchon," a mail barrel which was the only means of communication during February of 1910, when a severed telegraph cable resulted in the archipelago's complete isolation from the mainland.
  • Next, visit the La Grave, the site of the Islands' first settlement as well as the beginning of the archipelago's fishery.
  • Later, enjoy an included dinner at Fumoir D’Antan Herring Smokehouse. The method of smoking herring was introduced in the 19th century by merchants from the coast of Maine and Maritime provinces, particularly from Grand Manan Island, in the Bay of Fundy.
Day Seven:
  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning.
  • Depart via ferry to Souris and Prince Edward Island. Souris has a proud community of citizens who embrace visitors to view and explore its’ scenic town. They have the most beautiful views of the Northumberland Strait.
  • Depart back over the Confederation Bridge and enjoy an included dinner.
Day Eight:
  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then check out and depart for home.
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