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Nov 17, 2021

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For more than 20 years, the CAA Group Travel team has designed exclusive, unique trips. Through the Extraordinary Explorations® program, travellers have unforgettable experiences at exotic locales, see historic sites up close and be immersed in local culture. Here are five exclusive Canadian excursions.

Nova Scotia Featuring the Tattoo

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June 29 to July 3, 2022

Enjoy Maritime hospitality at its finest during this five-day tour of Halifax and the surrounding areas. Lobsters, lighthouses and quaint fishing villages abound as you navigate across Nova Scotia’s south shore and the rolling hills of the Annapolis Valley. Head home from Halifax or continue onward to New Brunswick to witness the wonderous high tides at the Bay of Fundy and explore the charming coastal city of Saint John.

Rockies, Lakes and Stampede

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July 7 to 16, 2022

Live out your cowboy fantasies in Canada’s Wild West. This 10-day Alberta tour begins with a foot-stomping romp at the Calgary Stampede before making your way across the foothills of the Rocky Mountains to the UNESCO-designated Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. From there, enjoy a Hoodoo Float Tour through Banff National Park, a daytrip to the Columbia Icefield, and a stop at the sparkling turquoise waters of Lake Louise.

Solo Vancouver Island: Coastal Beauty and Culture

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June 9 to 17, 2022

Spend nine unforgettable days exploring Vancouver Island’s remote towns and ancient rainforests during this 10-day coastal adventure. The journey begins in Victoria with a tour of the Butchart Gardens and traditional afternoon tea at the Fairmont Empress Hotel. From there, traverse the rugged beauty of the island with stops in Ucluelet, Campbell River and Cowichan Bay.

Solo Maritimes: Seafood and Scenic Views

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August 30 to September 9, 2022

Make new friends while exploring Canada’s East Coast like a true Acadian. This 11-day, late-summer Maritime tour features scenic wine tasting in the Annapolis Valley, whale-watching in St. Andrew’s by-the-Sea, a drive through Fundy National Park and sightseeing along the Cabot Trail. Cap off your Atlantic excursion with a traditional Cèilidh Party in Cape Breton complete with fiddles, storytelling and authentic East Coast fare.

Taste of Charlottetown and P.E.I.

A lighthouse on a grassy area by the water.

September 15 to 19, 2022

Canada’s smallest province is big on flavour and there are plenty of delicacies to savour on this five-day foodie tour of Prince Edward Island. Feast your way through the storybook streets of Charlottetown, sample fresh oysters at the International Shellfish Festival and admire the world’s largest spud at the Canadian Potato Museum. Burn off those calories exploring the red sandstone cliffs of P.E.I. National Park and touring the birthplace of Canada’s literary heroine Anne of Green Gables.

Ready to travel?

To learn more about Extraordinary Explorations or to book one of these adventures, speak with an experienced CAA Travel Consultant by visiting caasco.com/plantravel. They can also advise you on options for travel insurance to protect your holiday.

Image credit: Tourism Nova Scotia/Drone Photography: AeroVision Canada Inc., Tourism Nova Scotia / Partner: Tidal Bore Rafting Resort, Calgary Stampede, Destination BC/Local Wanderer, Tourism Nova Scotia / Photographer: Acorn Art & Photography, Lady-Photo/iStock

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