We leave Halifax via Highway 101 and drive one hour directly to
Grand-Pré a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Grand Pre is located on reclaimed (Dyked) shores of the Bay of Fundy and was once home to a large Acadian community.
You will have the opportunity of exploring the history of Acadians and their expulsion at a superb visitor centre with interactive displays and
an interesting multimedia presentation. After that you can stroll the expansive gardens, visit the memorial chapel and enjoy the stunning views of the Acadian landscape.
(There is a small fee per person in the centre)
On the grounds you will see a tribute to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's 1847 poem 'Evangeline: A Tale of Acadié tells of the Deportation and is inspirational to Acadians.
Included in this tour is a visit to the Deportation Cross site in Hortons Landing, where the ships waited for the Acadians.
Time permitting you may want to visit 'Evangeline Beach, close by.
"You Decide", this tour takes Seven Hours including time for lunch.
Other things to visit in this area are :
Cape Blomidon Look-Off.
World Famous Bay of Fundy's Tides
(These can add time to your tour)