NEW Trip for Summer 2024Magdalen Islands Haven WalkView Trip Details
Duration
6 days
Activities
  • 5 day hiking
Accommodation
  • 4 nights camping
  • 1 night hotel
Meals
  • 4 Dinners
  • 5 Lunches
  • 5 Breakfasts

Price

$1790USD

* All prices subject to applicable taxes

Trip Code: BTF

Overview

Trip highlights


  • Walk the ocean's floor during low tide
  • Enjoy gourmet campfire feasts while on the trail
  • Witness the World's highest tides away from the tourist crowds
  • Dramatic Fundy coastal viewpoints

If the first images of New Brunswick evoke the Bay of Fundy – home to the highest tides in the world – hiking along the rugged Fundy Footpath sets you at the front row to witness the powerful force of nature. You'll spend days along one of the last remaining stretches of coastal wilderness in the east of North America. Watch your steps as you walk on the remote and rugged trails of this unique section of the Trans Canada Trail while we take away the burden of carrying a full pack. Behind the scene, the team will arrange your luggage transfers to each campsite, allowing you to enjoy a fully-supported adventure on the Fundy Footpath bearing only the weight of a day pack. An expert local wilderness guide will lead the way, so you can be sure to make that tidal crossing when the time is right and to hear many fascinating stories of the region.

Activities:
Grading:
5

Moderate

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On arrival, we've organized a transfer service for the 45-minute drive from Saint John Airport to St. Martins. The village of St. Martins marks the western edge of the Fundy Trail system and is best known for its charming covered bridges, lighthouses, and sea caves. Settled in 1783 as a major ship-building community, it is now a fishing harbour and the gateway to the Fundy Trail.

Meals:  Nil

Please be ready with your luggage in the lobby at 8:30 am, and our team will meet you there for the trip briefing. Once we've organized all the gear, it's time to leave the roads behind onto the rugged coastal wilderness of New Brunswick. Our first river crossing, to be timed with low tide, is on our way to Km 0 of the Fundy Footpath. After a steep descent through a series of switchbacks, we continue to our campsite along the Azors Beach.

Meals:  B,L

After a hearty breakfast, get your hiking legs ready, as the first portion of the trail is uphill to an old wood road that opens up to a small meadow. From here, we can admire the view of the Bay of Fundy. Today our adventure is a taste of what the Fundy Footpath is about – walking through mixed forests, along ridges, across gullies, using switchbacks for the steep ascents and descents bringing us from sand beaches to plateaus. Our crew has already arrived to set up camp and drop off our gear. At this point, all we have to do is settle in and enjoy dinner prepared by our guides in the company of our travelling companions.

Meals:  B,L,D

Waking up in this serene wilderness is a treat, especially when someone is preparing breakfast for you. That's what we call camping in style! We'll need a good dose of energy to start our first ascent of the day to the plateau on the western side of Quiddy River. You're now more familiar with the terrain, descending to brooks, ascending uplands, skirting the cliffs and being rewarded with views of the Bay of Fundy. But tread carefully; rocks can be slippery on river crossings, so you may want to use your hiking poles for some sections. We end our hike at the campsite, exchanging our highlights of the day over dinner and relaxing under the stars.

Meals:  B,L,D

Today's hike first follows the Old Telegraph Post Road, which connected communities along the Fundy coast in the 1900s. After steep switchbacks descending to Cradle Brook, we climb back up on the western side of the cove, rewarded by a splendid view of an exposed terrace overlooking the bay. Here, you can find a variety of wildflowers (Dutchman Britches, Bluebells, Star Flower, and Labrador Tea) more commonly found at higher altitudes. Our last night of camping will be on the shore of Seely Beach.

Meals:  B,L,D

On our final day of hiking on the Fundy Footpath, the terrain is less rugged, and the ups and downs are gentler than in the past few days. Enjoy the walk; take in all the beauty of this stretch of wilderness along the Bay of Fundy. Your Fundy Footpath adventure culminates at the trail's western end, marked by an interpretive center and an impressive suspension bridge spanning the Big Salmon River. Transfer to Saint John. End of services.

Meals:  B,L,D


Map

Elevation

The map and elevation chart are for illustrative purposes only and meant to provide general guidelines.


Inclusions

  • 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners
  • 1 nights hotel accommodation in double occupancy
  • 4 nights camping
  • professional wilderness guide and support staff
  • group camping equipment, meals and snacks while on the trails
  • national park, camping, and entrance fees

  • airfares to and from St John
  • extra nights pre or post trip
  • personal expenses
  • meals where not indicated
  • alcoholic beverages
  • travel insurance (compulsory)
  • applicable taxes

Suitability

Moderate

5

Although this is a short trek with no altitude to consider, it is characterized each day by multiple steep ascents and descents, for a total elevation gain/loss of around 4000m! As such, it is not recommended for travellers with knee or other joint injuries.


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Notes

Note:
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