Cape Breton Highlands National Park

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  • Known for Cabot Trail which passes through the park and features ocean and mountain views, as well as steep cliffs and deep river canyons carving into a forested plateau and bordering the Atlantic Ocean

 

Grand-Pré

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  • Rural community in Kings County, established in 1680
  • Made famous by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem Evangeline
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Joggins Fossil Cliffs

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  • Famous for its record of fossils from a rainforest ecosystem 310 million years ago
  • The fossils are exposed due to the tides
  • The earliest known reptile in the history of life was located in the cliffs
  • Also found were ferns, early amphibian species, and fish from when Nova Scotia was covered in tropical rainforests
  • The rainforests collapsed quickly, triggering a mass extinction event
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Halifax Central Library

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  • Public library built in 2014
  • The result of a design competition

 

Glimpses Theatre Troupe

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  • Series of vignettes depicting events in the history of the area

 

Brier Island

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  • Island in the Bay of Fundy with a population of 218
  • Important stopover for migrating sea birds
  • Named for the wild brief roses found there

 

Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises

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  • Whale viewing tour located in the Bay of Fundy, and important feeding ground for whales, seals, dolphins, and porpoises

 


 

Costs

all flights $406

food $42/day x 10 days = $420

hotel $98/day x 8 days = $784

tickets (all attractions) $82

TOTAL for whole itinerary $1,692