3-Day Cape Chignecto Kayak Adventure


This three day kayak adventure begins at Spicer’s Cove and follows the entire coastline of Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, the largest in Nova Scotia.

Paddle along the towering conglomerate cliffs and fault lines on the way to the legendary Three Sisters rock formation, checking out the most interesting caves, arches and rock spires – not to mention the elevated beach at Squally Point. After the glaciers retreated 11,000 years ago the land has slowly rebounded 35 meters above today’s sea level! We will explore the Three Sisters either from our kayaks or on foot depending on the tide and the historic ship building site, Eatonville Harbour.

After a hearty lunch we continue along the pristine coastline towards Seal Cove, our beach campsite for the night. Relax on the beach or go for a walk along the parks coastal trail. A little stream gives the option of cleaning off the saltwater while we set up camp and prepare a gourmet supper including a delicious dessert and wine. You might wake up in the morning to sounds you have never heard before, it’s the Grey Seals bellowing from coves nearby.

After breakfast we are ready to go see the seals resting on rocks in family groups, watched by the enormous males. From Seal Cove we continue along the coast exploring formations such as the arch at Keyhole Brook. Rounding the cape you will see the awe inspiring Devil’s Slide and later the huge sea stack known as Old Sal, marking the entrance to beautiful Refugee Cove where we camp for the night. This area has the highest sea cliffs in mainland Nova Scotia and you will also have time to explore the trails.

After a night on the beach we continue down the magnificent coastline, taking time to check out the waterfalls and interesting geological formations that are in abundance along this coast, such as the imposing Arch Gulch. Our final stop will be at Red Rocks.