Backpacking the Fundy Footpath

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MULTI-DAY ADVENTURE

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GROUP SIZE:

6–12

DURATION:

7 Days (includes travel days to and from destination)

DIFFICULTY:

Level 4 - Challenging

ACTIVITIES:

Backpacking, wildlife & natural history, wilderness camping

COST:

$2830+Tax per person

DATE:

TBA

The Last Trek

OVERVIEW:

Hike the longest stretch of coastal wilderness on the Eastern Seaboard and experience the world’s highest tides. This tour combines the freedom of backpacking with the comforts of a full support team. You can travel light knowing that the team will have the tents set up for you each night when you arrive at camp. Relax after a full day on the trail and let your friendly and experienced guides prepare nutritious and local meals over the campfire. Catch a few stories under the stars, or drift off to the lap of the waves.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the entire Fundy Footpath with Qualified and Experienced Guides

  • Enjoy Fresh and Local Meals Prepared Over a Campfire

  • Stargaze in the UNESCO Fundy Biosphere Reserve

  • Nights 1 and 6 are in historical hotels or inns (2 nights)

  • Wilderness camping (4 nights)

  • Carry a Lighter Backpack with only your Clothing, Sleeping Bag, and Mat
  • Stay at Historical Inns or Hotels
  • Visit the Fundy Trail Parkway
  • Learn About the Rich Natural and Cultural History of the Bay of  Fundy
  • Explore the Coastal Village of St. Martins and visit the Sea Caves
 
 
 

Itinerary

DAY 1

Arrive at the Saint John Airport (YSJ) and take a Red Rock Adventure shuttle to the city of Saint John. Stay at the Hilton Hotel and take time for yourself to relax or explore the city. We will have a group welcome dinner with your guides, followed by a duffle shuffle to make sure you have all the necessary gear for your trip.


DAY 2

Have breakfast at the Hilton’s York Bistro before departing for the Village of St. Martins. Make a quick stop at the Shipyard Cafe before hitting the trailhead at Big Salmon River. Your guides will prepare a trailside lunch on your way to your camp at Seely Beach. Our recommendation, take in some stars this night because you’re in the UNESCO Fundy Biosphere Reserve that is part of the longest stretch of undeveloped wilderness coastline in North America, there’s practically no light pollution!


DAY 3

This morning, your guides will prepare breakfast and coffee or tea before heading back on the trail. Discover the land’s natural and cultural history through your guide’s interpretation and stories. Camp at Little Salmon River, where your support team has once again set up camp and brought in fresh food. 

 

DAY 4

Wake up again amongst the trees and continue on the trail. The Fundy Footpath’s elevation and terrain can be challenging. Your guides will make sure you are taken care of and will have lots of tips on how to conquer the trail. Today’s lunch will be at Wolf Brook and your dinner and camp are located at the extremely picturesque Martin Head.

DAY 5

Today is you last full day of hiking. Depart from Martin Head towards your final camp at Rose Brook. There’s still lots to discover in the rich ecosystems of the Fundy Coastline. Looking out across the Bay of Fundy, you will also be able to see the province of Nova Scotia. Take in the natural history on the formation of the Bay and how it get its highest tides. 


DAY 6

Congratulations! Today you finish the Fundy Footpath. Your last breakfast at camp leads into some hiking, lunch at Goose River, and arrive at your final destination at Point Wolfe. Shuttle back to St. Martins we you check in to the Tidal Watch Inn. Enjoy less wild amenities and a farewell dinner together at the inn.


DAY 7

One last breakfast together at the Tidal Watch Inn. If there’s time before your flight, take an easy morning walking tour of the Village of St. Martins. From the village, you will be shuttled to the Saint John Airport and head home.

 

Our guides, were extremely friendly, supportive, knowledgeable about the area and its history, prepared fantastic backcountry meals, and really became part of our little ‘group’.

– Liza, Grand Canyon, AZ

 

Inclusions & Exclusions

INCLUSIONS

  • Experienced guides

  • Meals (except two lunches)

  • Airport shuttles on travel days

  • Park fees

EXCLUSIONS

  • Airfare and airfare taxes

  • Guide and support gratuities

  • Travel insurance

  • Personal expenses

Inclusions + Exclusions

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Fundy Footpath

THE FUNDY LOOK OUT

The rugged geology and natural beauty of the Bay of Fundy wilderness was the inspiration for the creation of the 41-km (25-mi.) Fundy Footpath, whose unique ecosystem can only be appreciated on foot, in the ambience of the Bay of Fundy microclimate.

 
 

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