Nova Scotia self drive vacation
This Nova Scotia self drive vacation takes you all the way around the province’s long coastline – that means multiple chances to watch whales and walk on the beach, and lots of lobster suppers. On this trip you’ll support small businesses and discover the pleasures of eating local.
Halifax Luneburg Yarmouth stargazing at a wilderness lodge Brier Island whale watching Annapolis Royal Wolfville Pictou Cabot Trail Cape Breton Highlands National Park Cheticamp option for tubing, paddleboarding, whale watching, kayaking, guided hiking Ingonish Uisge Ban Falls Provincial Park Catamaran tour on Bras D’Or Lake Baddeck night time kayak tour Charlos Cove Liscombe Mills explore historic fishing villages and the Wild Islands
£3920 excluding flights
Description of Nova Scotia self drive vacation
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetAny activities undertaken are strictly controlled within the park or region that they take place. ie. hikes and mountain bikes stick to trails so that they don’t disturb the naturally environment that they go through. In this itinerary that is on the Cabot Trail and within the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. On the Margaree River and also the Bras D’Or Lake, any motorised boat trips stay away from environmentally sensitive areas, and we encourage families to enjoy kayaking and stand-up paddle where possible, which are less harmful to the environment, but allow them to enjoy the fabulous landscape without noise.
With our self-drive trips, we always suggest routings and attraction and accommodation ideas that are off the beaten track. This means clients avoid main roads and heavy traffic – and it encourages visitation to less well-known places, away from the crowds, where the tourism dollar is more needed and appreciated. In Nova Scotia, there are plenty of small towns that we direct clients towards.
Wherever possible, we also actively support attractions, accommodation and service providers accommodations that have their own environmental policies in place and encourage our clients to ensure their own environmental footprint is minimised wherever possible.
PeopleWe have taken time to work with our Canadian partners to ensure our clients are encouraged to use accommodation and support products that are authentic and support local businesses and communities. Our partners are Canadian based and comply with all relevant laws that protect the rights of their employees.
Prior to departure, we let our clients know about local customs, specially relating to indigenous communities and their traditions.
Wherever possible, we use locally owned accommodation that supports the communities in the area and provides employment to the local population. We also try to ensure that local produce is used and we suggest attractions and restaurants that are unique and used locally sourced ingredients. Some examples in Nova Scotia include, The Ironworks Distillery, Annapolis Brewing Company, Le Caveau Restaurant at Domaine de Grand Pré Winery and the Frog Pond Café.
In order to promote the overall health of their workforce, one of our first nation accommodation providers has also established the Employee Wellness Programme, which aims to address the holistic health needs of not only their staff, but also of the communities that surround their lodge. In essence, the programme is devoted to reducing the incidence of accident and illness in the workplace, promoting healthy lifestyles, maximizing potential and promoting optimum quality of life.
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