Halifax to Lunenburg: The Rum Runners Rail Trail

In the prohibition of the 1920s and ‘30s, many sailors in Nova Scotia stopped fishing and became international smugglers. Boats would pull into secluded coves and islands in the South Shore, while beaches and woods provided many discrete hiding places for liquor. Many barrels are thought to have been shipped on the railway between capital Halifax and the port town of Lunenburg, with thousands of gallons of alcohol then resold along the eastern US coast. Today the rail line has been converted to a recreational path, aptly named the ‘Rum Runners Trail’. Travelling from one colourful coastal community to another, it is suitable for cyclists of all abilities, but there are also plenty of optional hilly detours for anyone willing to go the extra mile for the best views!

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  • NEW! Halifax to Lunenburg: The Rum Runners Rail Trail with World Expeditions (6 days) launches 5 June, with further departures until early October, from £940 per person

 

Kayaking with Orcas

The ultimate coastal kayaking experience: Johnstone Strait, off Vancouver Island, is internationally renowned as the best place in the world to go kayaking with orca whales and observe up close one of nature’s truly magnificent mammals. The sleek, ebony-and-ivory orcas congregate during the summer to feed, socialise and rub themselves on the pebble beaches. During the day you will be on the lookout for spouting orca pods, while the rugged coastline is home to a plethora of wildlife such as black bears and bald eagles; at night, clear dark skies and zero light pollution will offer incredible opportunities for stargazing. Although there can be no guarantees, the trip dates represent the most opportune time to sea kayak and have an encounter with the power-swimming orcas.

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  • NEW! Kayaking with Orcas with World Expeditions (7 days) launches 14 July, with further departures until early September, from £1,450 per person

Prince Edward Island: Tip to Tip and Beyond

After operating for more than a century, Prince Edward Island’s railway was abandoned in 1989; 30 years later, the rail trail has found a new lease of life as the Confederation Trail, which is now part of Canada’s Great Trail. This new cycling itinerary roughly follows the traditional ‘Tip to Tip’ route but it has been supplemented with some incredibly scenic road cycling to lighthouses and picturesque vistas on the west, south, and eastern shores, essentially allowing to sample each cardinal coast of the ‘Gentle Island’. Sink your feet into the red sands of Prince Edward Island National Park, take in the beautiful Green Gables scenery on the Gulf Shore and gaze across the Confederation Bridge, the world's longest bridge crossing ice-covered water.

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  • NEW! Prince Edward Island: Tip to Tip and Beyond with World Expeditions (7 days) launches 2 June, with further departures until late September, from £1,390 per person

 

Yukon Adventure

Known as the ‘Land of the Midnight Sun’, the vast, sparsely populated Yukon Territory is home to Canada’s highest mountain peaks, legendary northern parks, the world’s largest non-polar ice fields, several Canadian Heritage Rivers and abundant native wildlife. Travelling on the Klondike Highway, this new trip is an introduction to Yukon’s jaw-dropping natural features. Experience first-hand the territory’s raw beauty on guided day hikes in the pristine Kluane National Park; take a beginner-friendly canoe trip down the mighty Yukon, North America’s third longest river; explore the First Nation community of Carcross (once known as ‘Caribou Crossing’); discover historic towns from the gold rush in the late 1800s; and prepare for the possibility for wildlife encounters around every bend.

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  • NEW! Yukon Adventure with World Expeditions (7 days) launches 30 July, with a further departure on 27 August, from £2,095 per person

 

For more information on the trip and bookings please visit www.worldexpeditions.com or call 0800 0744 135.

 

World Expeditions’ policy ensures there are no local payments. Prices do not include international flights, however these can be arranged on request. Tailored private departures are available for most World Expeditions trips.