Join the Fulbright Insight Trip to the Canadian Maritimes!

Fulbright alumni and Friends of Fulbright are no ordinary travelers: they are global citizens who are interested in deep interaction with the world. The Fulbright Association offers several different types of trips to appeal to varied interests. No matter where you travel with us, you’ll always enjoy cultural insights, stimulating conversations within your group, and a meaningful international experience. 

Join us for this enlightening trip to the Canadian Maritimes, where you will take in iconic landscapes and breathtaking scenery. Explore rich history, afternoons spent gliding across oceans on ferries, and some of the most famous National Parks in the world.

Take a look below through our exciting itinerary. We hope you will join us in September!

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Arrival in Halifax

Arrival to Halifax on September 20th. Participants can expect complimentary pick up at the airport with transfer to the hotel in Halifax. After check-in, take some time to enjoy a brief city tour of Halifax, visiting the Victorian Public Gardens, Citadel National Historic Site,Halifax Citadel National Historic Site | Tourism Nova Scotia, Canadaand sites of the Halifax Explosion.

Spend your evening at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront.

Stay overnight Halifax.

South Shore Touring

After breakfast, head to Peggy’s Cove in the morning, a small unique fishing village home to the most photographed lighthouse inPeggy's Cove | South Shore | Regions | Tourism Nova Scotia Canada. Next, travel to Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home of the Bluenose. Enjoy one of the most remarkably preserved colonial settlements in the New World and enjoy lunch on your own on the scenic waterfront before continuing to Mahone Bay; see the iconic landscape of three historic waterfront churches and enjoy some free time to explore the many artisan galleries, specialty shops, and museums.

Travel back to Halifax for dinner and another overnight stay.

Meals included: breakfast, dinner

Annapolis Valley and Digby

After breakfast, start your journey along the beautiful, scenic roadway, the Evangeline Trail. Visit the Hall’s Harbour, a lovely naturalThings to Do in Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia - Must Do Canada harbour on the upper Bay of Fundy, which may give you the opportunity to witness the dramatic extremes of the world’s highest tides. Travel through the Annapolis Valley farming region on your way to Digby, NS. Travel from Digby, NS to New Brunswick by ferry. Enjoy the journey and have some dinner on the boat.

Head to Saint John to check-in to your accommodations for the night at the Chateau Saint John hotel.

Meals included: breakfast

Saint John, New Brunswick

Enjoy breakfast this morning before enjoying a full tour of the Loyalist City of Saint John. Then, head to the Reversing Falls Skywalk, where twice daily the Bay of Fundy tide forces the river to reverse its flow. After, travel to St. Andrew’s for an afternoon whale watching tour.

Return to your Saint John hotel for the evening.

Meals included: breakfast, dinner

Jouney to Charlottetown

Your journey begins today with a trip to Hopewell Rocks where you may have an opportunity to walk on the ocean floor if the tide is low. See where the world’s highest tides have gouged four-story sculptures from the cliffs. At low tide, the rocks look like giant flowerpots; at high tide, they practically disappear. Depart for Prince Edward Island, crossing over the world-famous Confederation Bridge, the longest continuous multi-span bridge in the world. Arrive in the city of Charlottetown.

Check-in to your hotel for the next two nights at Rodd Royalty Charlottetown.

Meals included: breakfast, dinner

Prince Edward Island

Enjoy some leisure time this morning in Charlottetown, with options to be transported downtown by motorcoach. In the afternoon,Prince Edward Island National Park travel to “Anne’s Land” and visit Anne of Green Gables Heritage House, which has become famous around the world as the inspiration for the setting in Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic tale of fiction, Anne of Green Gables. Next, you’ll see Prince Edward Island National Park, renowned for its white sand beaches, red sandstone cliffs, and rolling dunes. Stop at one of the local beaches, where you can dip your toes in the ocean if you wish. Your trip would not be complete without a Lobster Supper at one of the local favourites.

Head back to your Charlottetown hotel for the night.

Meals included: breakfast, dinner

Cape Breton

After breakfast, depart for Cape Breton. Cross the warmest waters north of the Carolinas – the Northumberland Strait – via ferry. Drive past Truro and Antigonish to the Canso Causeway and cross the “Scotland of North America, Cape Breton.” Cape Breton’s most famous resident, Alexander Graham Bell, once said, “I have traveled around the globe. I have seen the Canadian and American Rockies, the Andes, the Alps, and the Highlands of Scotland, but for simple beauty, Cape Breton outrivals them all.” Continue to the village of Baddeck and visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, where you will discover his legacy — from his humanitarian accomplishments to his gigantic kites, airplanes, and even a boat that flew.

Check into your Baddeck accommodations for a two-night stay.

Meals included: breakfast, dinner

Cabot Trail Touring

On this day, you will discover first-hand why Conde-Nast magazine readers rated Cape Breton one of the top ten most beautiful islands in the world! Your first stop will be in the Acadian community of Cheticamp, well known for its “hooked crafts” and Acadian culture. The Cabot Trail named for explorer John Cabot, winds around the rocky splendor of Cape Breton’s northern shore, ascending to the incredible plateaus of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Lookouts offer unforgettable vistas of Cape Breton’s rugged coastline so be sure to have your camera ready. Enjoy dinner complete with local entertainment.

Return to your Baddeck Hotel for the evening.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Return to Halifax and Departure

This morning, travel to the Fortress of Louisbourg where you will visit the re-creation of the French walled town offering a portrayal of daily life in 1744 (this is the shoulder season for this attraction therefore costumed interpreters will be more limited, exhibit will beFortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site | Tourism Nova Scotia, Canada open). Then, head back to Halifax to enjoy some free time for your last day in the Maritimes.

Spend the night in a Halifax hotel.

Meals included: breakfast,

On your final morning, enjoy breakfast before complimentary transfer back to the Halifax International Airport to return home.

Meals included: breakfast


What's Included

  • Meals as specified in itinerary above
  • Transportation by private, air-conditioned van, as well as group transfers as appropriate
  • English speaking guide(s) through the whole trip period
  • All activities, sightseeing, and entry fees listed in the itinerary
  • Comprehensive tailor-made info-pack

What's Not Included

  • Travel to and from Halifax
  • Personal expenses (laundry, souvenirs, room service, etc.)
  • Passport application fees
  • Transportation of luggage in excess of weight allowance
  • International medical and travel insurance
  • Food and beverage other than specified in itinerary above
  • Costs associated with trip interruption or modification due to weather, travel conditions, political/civil disputes, medical emergencies or other causes beyond our control

Spots will be first-come, first-served. Click below to pay your deposit, complete the necessary forms, and secure your place.

If you have any questions about registration, please contact our office at or by phone at (202) 775-0725.

Membership Requirements

You must be a current member of the Fulbright Association in order to join the tour. If you are not a member, you can click here to join, or if you are a lapsed member, please click here to renew your annual membership. Not a Fulbright alumn? No problem! The Fulbright Association welcomes all supporters of the mission of the Fulbright Program to join as Friends of Fulbright. Tour registrants may also bring one non-member guest. Please indicate who your guest is in your registration materials.

For your safety as well as that our your fellow travelers, an FDA-authorized vaccine or vaccine authorized by emergency use by the World Health Organization against COVID-19 is a requirement for this trip.


What if this trips gets cancelled?

These are obviously still uncertain times. We feel comfortable moving ahead with this trip, but will of course be paying close attention to conditions in the coming weeks. Your safety is our primary concern on these trips. If by any chance the situation gets out of control and traveling would be too risky, all participants will get 100% of their money refunded, so absolutely no risk of losing their money.

How difficult is this trip physically?

Our trips are rated on a scale of 1-3, with this trip being estimated at a level 2. We consider this to be fairly standard. Here is a bit more information as what we consider to be “level 2 difficulty”: active pace: 5-7 activities each day including meals and tours; walking 1-2+ miles throughout the day on paths, trails, roads, villages, towns, walking tours, hikes; standing in lines/wait time for tours; long days with early breakfast and later dinners; elevation gain from 0 to 1,000 ft to 5,000 ft (seaside, cities, alps); endurance for 5+ activities each day ( churches, castles, hikes, winery tours, cave, museums, wineries); accessibility issues ( steps, cobblestones, stairs, few elevators); active sightseeing (walks, tours,); transportation (vans, boats rides, cable cars), and; moderate energy level for multiple activities each day.

What about COVID?

Current conditions in Canada make it safe for travelers to experience all that the beautiful country has to offer. As a matter of protocol, the Fulbright Association requires that all travelers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by an FDA-authorized vaccine or a vaccine authorized by emergency use by the World Health Organization. Those considered “fully vaccinated” have received two shots of Pfizer-BioNTech/Moderna or a single dose of Janssen/J&J (or the equivalent as stipulated here).

Proof of vaccination is required upon registration.

How can I check if I am a current member of the Fulbright Association?

To check your membership status, please email us at or call our office at (202) 775-0725. We will be happy to check your membership status.

Do I have to have completed a Fulbright Grant to join the Fulbright Association?

We here at the Fulbright Association welcome all supporters of the Fulbright Program, regardless of grant status!

I am not sure I can join for the entire length of the trip. Is there an option to join for a few days?

We ask that all travelers make their best effort to be present for the entire duration of the trip. You will certainly get the best experience that way. For special cases, please email us at

Are flights included in the listed price?

As travelers join us from all over the globe for these trips, flights are not included in the above cost. Participants are individually responsible for coordinating, financing, and insuring their flights.

Should I purchase travel insurance?

We strongly recommend that each traveler purchase insurance for their trip.

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Questions? Feel free to contact our office with any concerns.


Phone: (202) 775-0725

Please read all the information in our registration packet for terms on cancellations, refunds, and other policies.