Hike Cape Chignecto
Hike Cape Chignecto
Hike Nova Scotia at this stunning location
Hike Nova Scotia at scenic Cape Chignecto Provincial Park along Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy coastline and within the Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark. On this two hour guided hiking tour, this wilderness landscape, the combination of viewpoints from the top of sea cliffs to wild beautiful beaches, and a shoreline carved by the largest tides in the world will leave you in awe.
Upon request, year-round, tide-dependent. Minimum of participants is 2. In snowy conditions, snow shoes will be provided.
2 hrs including refreshments. Distance hiked: 5 km with moderate incline and long sets of stairs at the end.
Who is this for?
Nature enthusiasts. Cape Chignecto is a gorgeous, off-the-beaten-path wilderness park that is stunning year-round. This experience requires average fitness as there are some sections with a moderate incline and decline. We walk on uneven surface.
Adults – CA$68 + 15 % tax
Children up to 16 – CA$28 + 15 % tax
The cliff top offers beautiful Bay of Fundy vistas.
Look for rare plants and spot birds as you hike through lush old growth forest.
Your friendly guide shares some truly amazing earth history with you.
Cape Chignecto hike highlights
- A knowledgeable guide through the trail system to favourite viewpoints
- Excellent viewpoints of Advocate Harbour, a natural harbour wedged between two impressive capes (Cape Chignecto and Cape d’Or)
- Overlook McGahey Brook, one of the many brooks cutting deep ravines into the Chignecto headlands
- Walkthrough old-growth forests and along the edge of this side of the Bay of Fundy
- Hear stories about geological formations including where the continent of Pangea was ripped apart forming the continent of Africa and North America
- During the tour enjoy a local treat! Warm local hot chocolate will be shared on the tour during the winter
- In the winter months, snowshoes are available with advance notice
Good to know
This Nova Scotia hike is 5 km total with some incline and decline as well as long sets of stairs at the end. When the tide allows, half of the hiking distance can be walked on the beach, making the tour a loop. Ask us about scheduling a tour at low tide if this is something that interests you.
If walking on the beach, we will see (and can touch) the Cobequid fault, where the continent of Pangea pulled apart.
Tour duration: 5km
Estimated tour time: 2 hours
Availability: Offered all year, daily at various times. Minimum of two participants.
Departure location: We meet at the Red Rocks parking lot, in front of the visitor information. Although the centre is closed during the off-season, as well as the bathrooms, the park is open for hiking and the parking lot is available for use.
Cost: $68 + tax per person, $28 + tax for children up to 16.
Conditions: Minimum 2 participants, must cancel 48 prior to booking.
Shuttle service for private hikes: Please contact us for shuttles for your private hikes in Cape Chignecto Park. We shuttle you from your vehicle to the trail head (Red Rocks or Eatonville), so you can hike back to your vehicle. $60 for up to 4 people and backpacks.
“The whole experience was fantastic. Our friendly guide was so knowledgeable about the geology and history of the area. The home-made snacks were a treat.”