Blomidon Provincial Park And The Annapolis Valley
A smooth 45 minutes from Halifax will get you within view of the Bay of Fundy, which boasts the highest tides in the world. From there, we follow the Evangeline Trail (scenic Harvest Highway), exiting at Greenwich for a stop at Noggin’s Corner Farm Market. Noggin’s is one of the oldest and largest apple producers in Canada and ships internationally under their own Bishop’s Favourite label, bearing the surname of the founding family, which still owns the farm. They also grow, sell and produce an extensive variety of other produce and products. We’ll continue to Canning, a picturesque village, where you’ll have the opportunity to eat at a wholesome café. From Canning we’ll drive along windy roads between fertile fields to Blomidon Provincial Park. A stunning beach, bordered by tremendous red cliffs with three waterfalls, highlights this park. The final stop will be The Lookoff, which offers the best view of the Annapolis Valley and is actually tough to describe. If desired, we can stop in Perreaux on the way home for ice cream.
This is a half-day trip. Price is $50 per person (based on a group of 6-10, larger groups are also possible). Or make it a full day trip. After The Lookoff, for the hikers, why not continue another 10 minutes to Cape Split, a five-hour hike on a breathtaking trail of geological significance. Add $25 per person.
Lunenburg & Mahone Bay
A quick google image search will reveal these towns as typical Nova Scotian fishing villages. The friendly people and colourful homes make it easy to see why these towns are such a popular destination. A closer look will reveal calm wooden wharf that runs the length of the waterfront, many charming shops and delicious restaurants and café’s, many serving typical seafood dishes like lobster and chowder. As a half-day trip, we will stop in both towns, with a longer stay in Lunenburg. Everyone will have time to browse the shops, walk the waterfront and/or have a meal at a local restaurant.
1 -3 People: $240 4 – 6 People: $300 7+ People: $45/each Entire 14 Passenger Van: $450 Larger group discounts available based on date and availability
Peggy’s Cove, population 46, is probably the best know “seaside” destination. It features the classic red-and-white lighthouse, beautiful scenery and a well-known restaurant and gift shop. Tours to Peggy’s Cove usually take four hours, with two hours in Peggy’s Cove.
1 -3 People: $180, 4 – 7 People: $200, 8+ People: $25/each. Larger group discounts available based on date and availability
Sugar Moon Farm
A true Nova Scotia experience, this year-round destination offers the best maple experience, exhibiting a prime example of maple product production and consumption…mmmmmmm! Depending on the season they also offer sleigh rides, snow shoe rentals, a pancake house and log restaurant, sugar camp tours, sugar bush trails and much more. Please see their website for details. Visit their website at www.sugarmoon.ca Price for a half-day trip is $50 per person (based on a group of 6-10, larger groups are also possible). Consider combining this with a trip to Ski Wentworth, making it a full day trip, which is nearby and receive the Wentworth trip for half price.
Full Day North Shore, Annapolis Valley, South Shore Tour
This is the ultimate tour of Nova Scotia. Get a feel for the North & South shores with this tour.
- 8:00 am Halifax departure;
- 9:00 Stop for a snack in Wolfville at Just Us or another cafe;
- 9:30 Opportunity to see a farm, or a winery or a farm market or Acadia University or one of the many things Wolfville has to offer;
- 11:00 Leave Wolfville and go see The Look Off and Blomidon and/or Cape Split trail head and beach;
- 13:00 Leave Valley;
- 14:30 Lunenburg Have lunch, shop, etc (could stop at New Ross Farm Museum if desired);
- 16:30 Leave Lunenburg and drive through Mahone Bay, maybe stop and take some pictures;
- 17:30 Stop in Chester;
- 18:00 Leave Chester;
- 18:45 Arrive in Peggy’s Cove for sunset (19:23 pm), have supper, take pictures, etc;
- 20:45 Leave Peggy’s Cove;
- 21:30 Arrive in Halifax.
This is a full-day trip. Price is $885 (based on a group of 4, larger groups are also possible). Add $50 per person for 5+ passengers.
ANYWHERE ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO GO
Our vans and chauffeurs are happy to take you wherever you wish, on a one-of-a-kind experience. Let us know where you’d like to go, and we’ll get you there! Choose Driver Dave’s for a unique, one-on-one touring experience.
Blomidon Provincial Park And The Annapolis Valley
rips to Lawrencetown
/ Rainbow Haven Beach
Prices are as followed:
Up to 4 passenger: $60 each way
Up to 7 passenger: $85 each way
Up to 18 passenger: $200 each way
Wet suit rental is $15 and Surfboard rental is $15.
Crystal Crescent Beach is your typical Atlantic sandy beach with warm clear water. Custom trips to other beaches are possible.
Prices are as followed:
- Up to 4 passenger: $60 each way
- Up to 7 passenger: $75 each way
- Up to 18 passenger: $180 each way
HALIFAX TO SKI MARTOCK
artock is 600 feet high with seven trails including a terrain park and half pipe, 1 quad chairlift, two T-bar lifts and two rope tows.
All downhill trails including the terrain park and half pipe are lit for night skiing and snowboarding enjoyment.
Nordic skiing is available during daylight hours.
1 -3 people = $180 – 4-6 people = $200 – 7+ = $30/pp (based on round trip)
HALIFAX TO SKI WENTWORTH
ki Wentworth has some of the most varied and challenging terrain in the Maritime Provinces.
Wentworth is 815 vertical feet high with 20 alpine trails, a 1/2 Pipe, terrain park and a variety of trails that will challenge any skier from beginner to expert. Our ever-improving snow making system covers 2/3rds of our total terrain and we have night skiing on three trails, Sissy, Rosebowl and Beaver, and lights on the Terrain Park and 1/2 pipe.
From the beginner Chickadee and flowing tree covered South Side trails, to the Explosion and gladed steeps around the mountain, you’ll always find some challenging terrain at Ski Wentworth – regardless of your ability!
Lifts – 1 Quad chair, 1 TBar & the NEW Magic Carpet
Ski Shop & Repair – Dave Wilsons Ski Shop offers a wide selection of ski and snowboard apparell, clothing and accessories, as well as a great selection of 2011 Canada Games wear.Dave Wilsons Ski Shop also tunes and repairs your skis. Leave them Sunday, ready to roll the next weekend.
Ski & Snowboard Rentals – No equipment? No problem. Our rental shop has a wide variety of skis, boards and blades as well as boots, poles and helmets. Everything you need to get you going.
1 -3 people = $240 – 4-6 people = $270 – 7+ = $35/pp (based on round trip)
HALIFAX TO MARBLE MOUNTAIN, NL
arble Mountain’s vertical drop is the highest in Atlantic Canada. Nearby Corner Brook is the snowiest city in Canada. And Newfoundlanders are known for being the friendliest people in the world.
Do you want to learn to ski? The Marble Mountain Snow School offers daily lessons in skiing, snowboarding, and programs designed especially for kids.
Marble Villa is Marble Mountain Resort’s condominium-style hotel and the only true ski-in / ski-out accommodation at Marble Mountain. Affordable and convenient, these slope side ski accommodations include kitchen facilities and beautiful views of the ski slopes and the Humber Valley.
Getting here is easy with direct flights and affordable all-inclusive ski vacation packages including airfare, car rental, lift passes and slope side accommodations.
And while we’re obviously biased to skiing and boarding, we must admit that other winter activities do in fact exist – and they’re loads of fun too! So we figured we’d take a look around this gorgeous area of ours and see what else you can get up to in the cold months. What we found was pretty astonishing!
$420/single bed or $450/double bed per person – Based on minimum 6 person group – Marble Mountain Trip includes round trip transportation, round trip overnight ferry, two nights in a cabin, 3 days lift tickets.
St. FX & Acadia
Halifax to St. FX 1-3ppl $275 4-6ppl $325 7 ppl or more $50 per person Large group and return service discounts available. Halifax to Acadia 1-3 ppl $130 4-6 ppl $150 7 ppl or more $25 per person