Newfie Tour

10 Days in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland

Start: Halifax
Ends: Moncton
Tour Runs from June to September
Basic Tour: $1549 CAD
Inclusive Tour: $2149 CAD

I had a fantastic time and the tour was a great way to see a lot of Canada in a short space of time!
Thank you!

Overview

The Newfie tour has an additional 2 optional finishing locations!

Finish in Québec City – 13 days. Basic tour $1819 (+ $245 local fee). Inclusive tour $2569
Finish in Toronto – 16 days. Basic tour $2099 (+ $245 local fee). Inclusive tour $2929

Your love affair with the great outdoors is going to ascend to new levels whilst travelling with Moose on our Newfie tour. Grab your backpack and let’s go; we’re taking you on a 10-day tour of a lifetime!

Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the island of Newfoundland; the Newfie tour offers the best of Atlantic Canada! Eastern Canada is renowned for its diverse landscape, impressive coastline, treasured tradition, and wildlife that will impress even the most experienced travellers.

Hike to the summit of the incredible Gros Morne Mountain, explore the beaches and trails of Cape Breton Island, observe humpback, minke, pilot whales and more on a whale watching excursion, kayak through the amazing fjords in Norris Point, and get “screeched-in” (a traditional welcoming ceremony in Newfoundland) in historically and culturally significant St. John’s.

 

Highlights

  • Hike the Gros Morne Mountain and Skerwink Trail in Newfoundland
  • Get “screeched-in” – Drink the famous Screech rum and kiss the cod
  • Look out for giant icebergs along the coast of Newfoundland (seasonal only)
  • Observe Canadian wildlife in their natural habitat
  • Tour Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia and take one of the most beautiful coastal drives in the world
  • Walk the ocean floor in the Bay of Fundy and check out the amazing Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick

     

What’s Included?

  • 10 nights accommodation in shared dormitory (Inclusive tour only)
  • 4 dinners
  • All ferry crossing fees
  • Accommodation in shared cabin bed on overnight ferry
  • All national/provincial park entrance fees
  • Driver and guide services

*Highlights and inclusions will change if tour is extended to a Québec City or Toronto finish. Check the itinerary or contact our office for more information.

Tour Packages

BASIC TOUR – Moose will pre-book your accommodation throughout the tour but you are responsible for payment directly to hostels upon check-in.

A local fee is due upon departure.

INCLUSIVE TOUR – Our inclusive tour has all accommodation costs and local fees incorporated into the price of the tour.

If you book an inclusive tour there are no extra fees unless you decide to join in any optional activities that have a cost associated with them.

July 2019

Departs Toronto Price Bookings
Wednesday 03rd July 2019 Basic Price – $1549
Inclusive Price- $2149
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Wednesday 31st July 2019 Basic Price – $1549
Inclusive Price- $2149
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August 2019

Departs Toronto Price Bookings
Wednesday 28th August 2019 Basic Price – $1549
Inclusive Price- $2149
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Itinerary

Day 1: Halifax to Pleasant Bay, Cape Breton Island

After a friendly welcome from our Moose guide and introduction to the rest of the group we’ll head toward the awe-inspiring region of the Cape Breton Highlands, home to Canada’s Scottish heritage. We will have several breathtaking photo stops en-route and we will hike the famous Skyline Trail; keep your eyes open for moose! Tonight we stay in a lovely hostel alongside the Cabot Trail. (Dinner included).

Day 2: Pleasant Bay, Cape Breton Island To Baddeck, Cape Breton Island

Today we continue to explore Cape Breton Island. You have the option for an additional $50.00 CAD to embark on an amazing whale watching tour in the Atlantic Ocean! We continue our drive along the Cabot Trail and stop for a leisure hike up the Skyline Ridge where the views are spectacular. We spend the evening by campfire alongside fellow passengers. (Dinner included).

Day 3: Baddeck, Cape Breton Island To Norris Point

Today begins the long, but worthwhile, journey to Newfoundland. After a 6 hour ferry journey, across the Atlantic Ocean, we drive to Norris Point, a picturesque Newfoundland coastal community located at the doorstep of Gros Morne National Park. Canada is simply massive, so long travel times are the only way to discover its vast greatness.

Day 4: Norris Point, Gros Morne National Park

Day 5: Norris Point to Trinity East

This morning we visit the Tablelands. This area looks more like a barren desert when contrasted to typical Newfoundland landscape. This is due to the ultramafic rock, peridotite. The rock was forced up from the Earth’s mantle during a plate collision several hundred million years ago. After exploring the Tablelands, we journey to beautiful Trinity East. Tonight we have a group meal at the hostel. (Dinner included).

Day 6: Trinity East

We get the morning started by walking the famous Skerwink Trail on the Bonvavista Peninsula. On the trail, watch for bedrock layers that are tilted almost 90 degrees on Skerwink Head, and many other dramatic landforms. After a full morning of hiking, we will enjoy lunch before taking a short drive to the quaint communities of Bonavista and Elliston; watch out for whales, puffins, and icebergs (depending on the season). Enjoy a relaxing group dinner and evening at the hostel. (Dinner included).

Day 7: Trinity East to St. John's

We get the morning started by walking the famous Skerwink Trail on the Bonvavista Peninsula. On the trail, watch for bedrock layers that are tilted almost 90 degrees on Skerwink Head, and many other dramatic landforms. After a full morning of hiking, we will enjoy lunch before taking a short drive to the quaint communities of Bonavista and Elliston; watch out for whales, puffins, and icebergs (depending on the season). Enjoy a relaxing group dinner and evening at the hostel. (Dinner included).

Day 8: St. John's

Enjoy a free day in St. John’s with your new found Moose friends! We certainly recommend the hike up to Signal Hill for incredible city and ocean vistas. Signal Hill is a National Historic Site of Canada, noted for its defence fortifications built in the 17th Century, and saw the French surrendering St. John’s to the British in 1762. From Signal Hill, hike along the East Coast Trail to Quidi Vidi, a perfectly quaint coastal village that is a must-see in St. John‘s.

Day 9: St. John's to Ferry

We set sail for mainland Canada today. As we drive through the beautiful Avalon Peninsula, look out for Cape Spear, the most easterly point in North America. We will board the ferry in the early evening for an overnight adventure across the Atlantic Ocean.

Day 10: Ferry to Moncton

We journey back into New Brunswick today and take a tour of the Hopewell Rocks, a topographically impressive region of the Bay of Fundy. This is where you can see and learn about the incredible tidal changes which are some of the highest in the world! Tonight join your guide for a city walk and night out on the town.

Day 11: *EXTENDED TOURS ONLY* Moncton to Gaspe

***ONLY FOR EXTENDED TOURS FINISHING IN QUÉBEC CITY OR TORONTO***  This morning we will drive north to the Gaspé Peninsula, a beautiful region of Québec surrounded by the Saint Lawrence River and the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. Enjoy a leisure evening at your unique accommodation Auberge Festive Sea Shack. This beachside hostel has plenty of outdoor activities and a tiki bar! (Breakfast included).

Day 12: *EXTENDED TOURS ONLY* Gaspe

***ONLY FOR EXTENDED TOURS FINISHING IN QUÉBEC CITY OR TORONTO*** We’ll spend today exploring Gaspésie National Park, defined by the Chic-Choc Mountains and and McGerrigle Mountains. The altitude impacts the climate that contributes to the beauty of the landscape and the diversity of species. We will enjoy some hiking; keep your eyes open for moose or caribou! Tonight, enjoy a campfire under the stars. Inquire with the hostel staff about an optional activity to embark on a moonlit sea kayak excursion!

Day 13: *EXTENDED TOURS ONLY* Gaspe to Quebec City

***ONLY FOR EXTENDED TOURS FINISHING IN QUÉBEC CITY OR TORONTO*** Today we start back towards Québec City. With a quick stop at Montmorency Falls, we arrive in Québec City in the evening. Québec City is renowned for its historic defence walls, known as the Ramparts of Québec City. Be sure to climb this National Historic Site of Canada to enjoy spectacular city views and an unforgettable sunset. Tonight, enjoy some poutine (Snack Bar is certainly recommended) to get a taste of local flavour; bon appétit!

Day 14: *EXTENDED TOURS ONLY* Quebec City

***ONLY FOR EXTENDED TOURS FINISHING IN QUÉBEC CITY OR TORONTO*** Take time today to wander the city’s narrow walkways and historic streets; a walk down to the Lower Town is a must-do! Enjoy another group dinner at the hostel before venturing out for a fun night. (Dinner included).

Day 15: *EXTENDED TOURS ONLY* Quebec City to Ottawa

***ONLY FOR EXTENDED TOURS FINISHING IN QUÉBEC CITY OR TORONTO*** We journey into the countryside of “la belle province” and travel to Canada’s capital city, Ottawa. After settling into the hostel, join your guide for a walk to historic Parliament Hill before ending in the Byward Market for an evening of your choosing. If time permits, be sure to admire the view from Nepean Point; it is spectacular.

Day 16: *EXTENDED TOURS ONLY* Ottawa to Toronto

***ONLY FOR EXTENDED TOURS FINISHING IN QUÉBEC CITY OR TORONTO*** The last day of our amazing tour! We head to Toronto today, stopping along the way to have a picnic lunch at Sandbanks Provincial Park on one of the most beautiful beaches in Ontario! We arrive back in Toronto in the early evening. (Breakfast included).

Details

Optional Activities

http://ottawahostel.com/Plenty of activities are included on our Newfie tour with plenty of extras to choose from! Although we recommend trying everything here, you are always free to join the group, explore by yourself or just take some time to relax and get away from it all!

You are also likely to come across other exciting opportunities that aren’t listed here whilst on your tour!

Activity $ CAD Location
Whale watching cruise $50 Cape Breton
Boat tour $40 Gros Morne National Park
Sea Kayaking $45 Gros Morne National Park
Hiking Free Various locations
Wildlife Spotting Free Various locations
Swimming Free Various locations
Get Screeched in Can vary St. John’s, Newfoundland

Accomodation

Moose pre-books your accommodation so you don’t have to worry about anything other than having a great time!

 We reserve a single bed per passenger in shared hostel dorm roomsIf you prefer to stay in a private room or an alternative location this must be booked independently – Please reserve a basic tour as accommodation costs cannot be transferred from an inclusive tour.

 Accommodation costs are included in the price of our inclusive tour, if you have reserved a basic tour then payment is due directly to the hostels upon check-in.

• For this tour the overnight ferry accommodation is included for both basic and inclusive passengers.

Location Accommodation
Day 1 Pleasant Bay Cabot Trail Hostel
Day 2 Bear on the Lake Bear on the Lake Hostel
Day 3 Norris Point Norris Point International Hostel
Day 4 Norris Point Norris Point International Hostel
Day 5 Trinity East HI – Trinity
Day 6 Trinity East HI – Trinity
Day 7 St. John’s HI – St. Johns
Day 8 St. John’s HI – St. Johns
Day 9 Overnight ferry Marine Atlantic
Day 10 Moncton C’mon Inn 
Day11* Gaspé HI – Auberge Festive Seashack
Day 12* Gaspé HI – Auberge Festive Seashack 
Day 13* Québec City HI – Québec City
Day 14* Québec City HI – Québec City
Day 15* Ottawa Ottawa Backpackers Inn
Day 16* Toronto *Bed not reserved

Pick-up Locations

Pick Up Location Pick Up Time
HI – Halifax 1253 Barrington Street, Halifax (map) 8:00am

Traveller Information

  • Bring suitable clothing for the tour and comfortable shoes for hiking. The weather in Canada is predictable but may be cooler at night. It’s always wise to prepare, just in case of rain. Find out what else to bring on our FAQ page or contact us directly with any questions!
  • If possible bring a credit card with you whilst travelling.
  • Don’t forget your camera! We guarantee you’ll want to take photos of wild animals, incredible scenery and new friends!
  • Book your pre-departure accommodation in advance. Toronto hostels are incredibly busy through June – September so if you are travelling then, plan ahead! Moose tours pick up at the 3 major hostels in Toronto.
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  • If you have any other questions please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact our office!