Nova Scotia Photo Trek with Reed Hoffmann On sale until April 6, 2019

Here in Ottawa it looks like spring is finally just around the corner. The snow and ice are slowly melting, the sun is out, and I have high hopes I will see the first crocus by Easter! This can only mean it's time to get out of hibernation and start shooting again. As you know this year's proposed trek is to Nova Scotia. We will be based in Halifax for this trek, from August 20th to August 25th, with an optional pre-trek starting August 18. ​Nova Scotia is almost entirely surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. Its history is thus marked by the sea. Some of the unique characteristics of this province of Canada are:

  • The Bay of Fundy’s unique landscape is shaped by the highest recorded tides in the world (about 50 feet!) and its waters are home to 15 species of whales. It’s like nowhere else on earth.

  • The South Shore of Nova Scotia faces the Atlantic. Navigate the sea-sculpted coast of the South Shore past weathered fishing villages, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Old Town Lunenburg, beaches & bays, and 40+ lighthouses - including the famous beacon at Peggy’s Cove which we will visit. We will discover fishing villages like you have never seen.

  • The Cajuns of Louisiana came from Nova Scotia. We will find out more about the history of French settlements in Nova Scotia and about the deportation of the Acadians to Louisiana.

  • The British presence grew in the 17th and 18th centuries, and Nova Scotia was at a critical juncture to protect shipping lanes. We will discover more about the history of British presence in North America.

  • We will offer an optional pre-trek to Cape Breton Island. Ceilidh is the Gaelic word for ‘gathering,’ and the #1 must-see island in North America welcomes visitors from around the world. Highland hiking trails, the Bras d’Or Lake inland sea, dramatic coastal look-offs and the world-renown Cabot Trail in the Cape Breton Highlands Park. Cape Breton is a sight for all eyes. And for photographers.

  • Details of the trek can be found at

I am offering a CAD$300 rebate (or US$225 if you prefer) until 23:59 Eastern on April 6, to those that have confirmed their presence with a deposit. The details are here: send me an email at or call me at +1-613-276-4763 if you have any questions or if you are interested. I will then invoice you through PayPal. Let's meet in August in Nova Scotia! René Bastien

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse

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