Maritimes Student Trip - 5 day Louisbourg & Cape Breton

  • 5 days
  • Middle School, High School

Some of Canada's deepest and most distinct roots are found on the East Coast. A student trip to Louisbourg and Cape Breton will paint a picture of French Canadian heritage, Maritime character, and breathtaking Canadian landscapes. Not to be missed!

Here's What's On Deck:

Departure from your school aboard a luxury motorcoach. You'll meet your Tour Leader on the way to your destination.

Arrive at the Fortress of Louisbourg, built by the French over 300 years ago to defend New France, for a full day of activities.

Start by exploring this French engineering marvel as you partake in a scavenger hunt through the fortress.

Regroup and share your findings with everyone before an 18th century inspired lunch, typical of what townspeople and off-duty soldiers would find on their table. Be prepared to eat only with a spoon and share a knife!

All those layers! Can your team properly dress someone in 18th century garb?

Get a glimpse into the exciting challenges faced by the resilient residents of Louisbourg as you rub shoulders with local characters, the elite and the elite’s servants.

Report for duty as a newly enrolled member of the Compagnie de la Franche Marine. Settle into the barracks and have some time to unwind before the evening’s activities.

Barbecue dinner at the fortress, following by an evening stroll and ghost stories.

End the day with a campfire, marshmallows, and a well-deserved night's rest.

Continental breakfast and orientation at the forteress with your tour leader, followed by check-out.

Coal mining has been a vital part of Cape Breton's history and has shaped people's lives in the region since the early 1700s. Take a guided tour of the Miner's Museum before grabbing lunch at the Miner's Village (individual expense).

Stop in at the Marconi National Historic site for a self-guided tour to learn about some of the early pioneers of telecommunications.

Sandcastles and hiking at the Dominion Beach Provincial Park.

Check in to the hotel to relax and unwind before dinner at a Canadian favorite, Swiss Chalet.

Time on your own to explore Sydney. Don't forget to take a picture of the world's largest fiddle!

Return to the hotel for a well deserved night's rest.

Breakfast and orientation with your tour leader at the hotel.

Depart for Cape Breton Highlands National Park (box lunch provided).

Embark on a hike of the Skyline trail for a spectacular view of the Gulf of Saint-Lawrence and the Cabot Trail. Park Rangers will help you uncover the region's fauna and flora.

Picnic lunch in the quaint village of Cheticamp before heading off to Baddeck. Take in the world-renowned scenery of the Cabot Trail along the way.

Arrive at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic site to learn about the life and work of this iconic inventor. You'll take part in a tetra-kite-building workshop in his honour.

Head back to Sydney for dinner and free time at the Mayflower Mall (dinner vouchers included).

Return to the hotel for a well deserved night's rest.

Breakfast and orientation with your tour leader at the hotel, followed by check-out.

Hugs and handshakes as you bid farewell to your tour leader on the way home.

Tour Options for: Maritimes Student Trip - 5 day Louisbourg & Cape Breton

  • You can benefit from bonus time with your Tour Leader by having them meet you at your school prior to departure!

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Travelling with Jumpstreet

By travelling with us you will have access to:

  • Our emergency line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week'
  • Our amazing Tour Leader team! We recruit, hire and train our own TLs and conduct detailed background checks as part of the hiring process
  • Your payments are placed in a Bonded Trust account'
  • Jumpstreet Tours maintains $25 million in general liability insurance

You help contribute to a greener planet!

A Jumpstreet tour:

  • Is always carbon neutral
  • All our Tour Leaders receive training on sustainable tourism and will give your group tips on how to be more eco-friendly