Louisbourg Harbour Inn

Country Inns of the Maritimes

Country Inns of the Maritimes


Scheduled flights | 13 nights accommodation | 13 days car rental | Exclusive travel information pack

Prices from £2,629

The Tour
The peninsulas and islands of Atlantic Canada form a truly unique region. Influenced by both the Labrador Current and the Gulf Stream, they face both the open Atlantic Ocean and the sheltered Gulf of St. Lawrence

On this trip, you visit Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island, and experience all of the ”Five Seas” of Atlantic Canada: The mighty Atlantic Ocean, the Northumberland Strait, with the warmest waters north of the Carolinas, the Bay of Fundy, with the world’s highest tides, the Bras D’Or Lake, Cape Breton Island’s huge, salt ”inland sea” and last but not least the sheltered Gulf of St. Lawrence, fed from the mighty Great Lakes.

With only a moderate population of people, but blessed with an abundance of wildlife and natural beauty, it is not surprising that the region contains five National Parks. There is city life – but the magic of the region is in its small towns and villages. If you want to meet the local people and enjoy local culture, the best way to become involved is by staying in small, alluring country inns.

Country Inns
Each inn is unique and with its own character – reflecting the ideals of the individual owners and its history.

The architecture is often an attraction in itself – old sea-captain’s mansions compete with contemporary inns. These accommodations will tell you the story of the settlement and growth of Canada. Farmers from Holland and shipbuilders from the Rhineland built big mansions, rich industrialists from America and others who loved this country built their retirement houses and summer homes here, and these are now available to you as unique accommodation experiences.


Take it as you see it or change it to suit. All Nova Scotia fly drive holidays can be tailored to suit your own tastes & budget.

All our holidays offer complete financial protection and you will receive a uniquely personalised travelling pack to ensure you get the most from your adventure.

Day 1: Arrival in Halifax

This is Canada’s traditional gateway to the world, combining charming old wooden homes and Victorian parks with modern shopping centres. The largest city in the region, it is home to 5 universities and several colleges and has the ambience of a lively university town. Ships, from tall ships to naval vessels, can still be seen in the harbour, and old warehouses and shipfitters’ shops have become part of the exciting boardwalk along the waterside.

Day 2: Halifax – Charlos Cove/Sherbrooke (ca. 300 km)

As you follow Marine Drive several parks provide sandy beaches and wild seascapes of rocky islands. En-route, why not visit Sherbrooke Village – one of the largest “living museums” in the Maritimes which has been partially restored to its frontier days.

Day 3: Charlos Cove/Sherbrooke – Louisbourg (ca. 240 km)

Today you may want to explore some of the most rugged and isolated parts of Nova Scotia’s coast, including the tiny fishing village of Canso, before crossing to Cape Breton Island by causeway and arriving at your destination.

Day 4: Explore Cape Breton Island

A day at leisure to explore the attractions of the Island, including Bras d’Or Lake, Canada’s inland salt sea, wild seabird colonies and Fortress Louisbourg, Canada’s largest National Historic Site, and the strongest French fortress ever built in the Americas. Between June and September, costumed “animators” live in the fortress, making it come alive as it was in the summer of 1744.

Day 5: Louisbourg – Margaree/Mabou (ca. 300 km)

The Cabot Trail is one of Canada’s best loved scenic drives and follows the impressive coastline from sea level up to an alpine plateau 500m above the sea.

Waterfalls and swift running streams can be found near the road, and opportunities for seeing moose are excellent. Whales can often be spotted from the walking trails which overlook the coast. You may wish to take in an optional afternoon whale-watching cruise from Cheticamp.

Day 6: Margaree/Mabou – Charlottetown (ca. 330 km)

Drive through the scenic hardwood hills of Eastern Nova Scotia, where it seems every little roadside stream has been dammed by beavers. Visit the historic town of Pictou, where the Scots first landed in New Scotland (Nova Scotia). A 75 minute ferry trip brings you to Prince Edward Island, Canada’s smallest province. The colour contrasts of red soil, green fields & forests and blue sky and ocean make for wonderful holiday pictures.

Day 7: Explore Prince Edward Island

Explore historic Charlottetown – Province House National Historic Site, Victoria Row or the Confederation Centre of Arts, or enjoy some of Canada’s best beaches – ideal for recreation, long lonely hikes and the observation of wildlife, all within a short drive of the city.

Day 8: Charlottetown – Shediac/Sackville(ca. 200 km)

A 13km-long crossing of the Northumberland Strait on the “Confederation Bridge” brings you to New Brunswick. Walking trails and a viewing platform at the Cape Jourimain Nature Centre let you view the bridge and a National Wildlife Area. Explore the Acadian Coast of the region.

Day 9: Shediac/Sackville – St. Martins (ca. 230 km)

Fundy National Park, 206sq.km in area, is a sanctuary of steep coastal cliffs and clear streams, with ocean-side forests, green meadows, sparkling rivers and gorgeous hiking trails. The Hopewell tidal experience site (a Provincial Park) is the best place to witness and understand the tides. Iron stairs lead down the cliffs to the beach and at low tide you can walk through nearby Hopewell Rocks, shaped like giant vases, which are almost covered by the tide every six hours; a large clock warns you to leave as the tide comes in. Continue through Fundy National Park with its forest drives and sparkling waterfalls to the fishing village of St. Martins.

Day 10: St. Martins – Digby (ca. 100 km excl. ferry)

If nature is your desire, explore the beginnings of the Fundy Trail Parkway, with high quality walking paths and striking viewpoints over the wild coast, right next door to your inn. If you like more sophisticated attractions, spend the morning in Saint John. Saint John was founded in 1783 by refugees from the United States who wished to remain citizens of the British Empire. These “Loyalists” created a new city in the wilderness, and their descendants have proudly preserved the heritage and architecture of the period. Visit the Old City Market or experience the Reversing Falls (located in an industrial area). A ferry (included) takes you from Saint John, New Brunswick to Digby, Nova Scotia carrying you across the Bay of Fundy. Watch for whales and seabirds on the 3hrs crossing.

Day 11: Digby – South Shore/Mahone Bay (ca. 200 km)

The Annapolis Valley is the oldest settled part of Canada and the lushest agricultural area of Eastern Canada. This is reflected in the ornate, aristocratic wooden houses common to the area, a result of the 300 years of prosperity farmers and forest owners have enjoyed here.

One of the best examples is Annapolis Royal, the oldest continuously settled town in Canada. Drive through inland Nova Scotia and stop at Kejimkujik National Park which contains 380sq.km of forests, lakes and rivers.

Rock drawings and an Indian graveyard are illustrations of an Indian life here that goes back almost 5000 years. The park is home to the greatest diversity of reptiles and amphibians in Atlantic Canada. Take a picnic lunch and enjoy a walk through a 400-year old hemlock stand or try canoeing on North America’s oldest canoe routes.

Travel onwards to Nova Scotia’s beautiful South Shore!

Day 12: Lunenburg/South Shore

There is much on offer in this area. Lunenburg, first settled in 1753 is a rustic Nova Scotia fishing port with many ties to the “age of sail”, and wooden sailing ships are still built in this area. The old part of Lunenburg still preserves its original town plan and unique architecture, and has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Mahone Bay, settled in 1754 with its much photographed heritage homes with original architecture and the iconic “three churches” is a small town where almost everything is within walking distance.

Day 13: South Shore/Mahone Bay – Halifax (ca. 150 km)

Rocky harbours with hidden bays and islands have made Nova Scotia’s south shore a pirate’s and smuggler’s paradise for over 300 years. On the last stretch of your trip take the scenic coastal road and visit the elegant Chester and much photographed Peggy’s Cove, to name but a few of the attractive coastal villages you pass as you return to Halifax.

Day 14: Departure

Today you journey to Halifax Stanfield Airport for your departure.


Day 1: The Halliburton OR The Waverley Inn

Day 2: Seawind Landing Country Inn OR DesBarres Manor

Day 3: Point of View Suites OR Louisbourg Harbour Inn B&B

Day 4: Point of View Suites OR Louisbourg Harbour Inn B&B

Day 5: Glenora Inn & Distillery Resort OR Island Sunset Resort

Day 6: Dundee Arms Inn OR Hillhurst Inn

Day 7: Dundee Arms Inn OR Hillhurst Inn

Day 8: Little Shemogue Country Inn OR Hotel Shediac

Day 9: St. Martin’s Country Inn OR Salmon River B & B

Day 10: Harbourview Inn OR Ocean Hillside B&B

Day 11: Bayview Pines Country Inn B&B OR The Mariner King Inn

Day 12: Bayview Pines Country Inn B&B OR The Mariner King Inn

Day 13: The Halliburton OR The Waverley Inn

Your holiday includes

  • Scheduled flights
  • UK & US Airport taxes
  • Car rental – Unlimited kilometres. Loss Damage Waiver. $1m Third Party Liability Insurance coverage. Provincial and local tax. One additional driver if required. PST/GST. Airport Contract Fees. LDW may exclude non-waivable amount for damage, and can range between $0-$500)
  • Accommodation – 13 nights
  • Ferry Crossing Saint John to Digby for persons booked + 1 car 20 ft and under
  • 7 x breakfast
  • Information Kit incl. road book, maps, information material

Entrance fees to parks; attractions, activities and meals unless otherwise specified, airport transfers, ferry/bridge charges to/from PEI, any other items.

Additional Experiences

Our holidays are completely tailored to suit you. We would be happy to help you choose from a vast array of additional experiences that will enhance your North America holiday adventure.

These might include:

  • City tours
  • Helicopter flights
  • Sporting event tickets
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Rafting
  • Horseback riding
  • Restaurant reservations

There are many more, often quite unique to your chosen destination so please do ask.

Personalised Documentation

We prepare every travel pack individually. We want this to be the perfect travelling companion for your adventure and to offer you all the information you need. Your personally prepared ring-bound travel itinerary booklet is detailed and is designed to serve as a wonderful reminder of your experiences for years to come when you return.


New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island

Coastlines, superb cuisine, landscapes, rivers and the great outdoors, this part of North America is a hidden gem for those looking get away from the hustle and bustle.


Maritime Pure

Canada’s Maritime Provinces – New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island – are made up of a group of islands, peninsulas, and the adjoining mainland. Here nature is everywhere and life lived in many ways, as it was in the time of our grandparents.


Do I need a visa to travel to the usa?

In most circumstances, no visa is required for travel to the USA for any British Citizen passport holder and many other European passport holders, whose countries qualify for the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). This program permits entry for up to 90 days for business or leisure purposes. Everyone must apply to use the VWP via the online Electronic System of Travel Authorization (ESTA).  Advice states this should be done online at least 72 hours prior to departure. On payment of the $14 fee this system usually issues an electronic confirmation within minutes but this is not guaranteed and there are certain criteria travellers must consider before applying via ESTA to use the Visa Waiver Program. Once granted the VWP authorization is valid for 2 years.

It is essential that everyone who plans to travel to the United States reads the information contained on the following page – Visa Waiver Program

Please note : From 21st January 2016 The United States implemented changes to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) as part of the Terrorist Travel Protection Act of 2015. One of the major changes implemented in January excludes any British National who has travelled to Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, or Yemen since March 01st 2011 from using the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Full details are contained on the above link but those affected will need to apply for a Visitor Visa with the U.S. Embassy before booking their travel arrangements.

You are advised to complete your ESTA prior to confirming any travel arrangements.

To use ESTA now please only use the following website – Official ESTA Website

Complete North America Limited cannot be held responsible for cancellation charges incurred by travellers who have booked travel and are subsequently unable to travel as part of the VWP or who are unable to obtain a Visitor Visa. If you have any questions after reading the information supplied above please speak to a member of our team.

Do I need a visa to travel to Canada?

British Nationals and travellers from other European countries can enjoy visa-exempt travel to and via Canada but must first use the online Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) at a cost of CA$7.00 per person. Most online applications are approved with minutes by email but the process can take longer particularly if supporting documentation is requested. An eTA is valid for 5 years and allows you to travel for up to 6 months on any one visit.

You are advised to apply for your eTA prior to confirming any travel arrangements.

For applications and full information on the scheme please only visit – Official Canadian Government eTA Website

Complete North America Limited cannot be held responsible for cancellation charges incurred by travellers who have booked travel and are subsequently unable to travel as part of the eTA scheme or who are unable to obtain a Visitor Visa. If you have any questions after reading the information supplied above please speak to a member of our team.

Our holidays are too personalised and hand-crafted to book online. Please call during our office hours or provide us with some information below and we will get right on it so we can help you discover your next adventure.

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Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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P: 0115 9610590


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