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Welcome to Atlantic Canada Atlantic Canada at a Glance Getting Here Atlantic Canada Map Student / Youth / Sport Travel Meetings, Conventions & Corporate Groups

New Brunswick

Prince Edward Island Welcome At a Glance Getting Here Provincial Map Itinerary Planner Suppliers at a Glance Directory of Suppliers

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ADVERTISING CO-ORDINATOR: Maureen Hickey PHOTOGRAPHY: New Brunswick Tourism & Parks; Tourism Prince Edward Island; Nova Scotia Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage; Newfoundland & Labrador Tourism, Culture and Recreation; Mike Dembeck; Paul Darrow; Wally Hayes

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welcome to atlantic canada

canada’s premier coastline a treat for groups

Bass Harbour Light - Maine Office of Tourism

OUR NATURAL BEAUTY, RICH HISTORY AND WARM HOSPITALITY HAVE MADE THIS SEA-

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SIDE REGION A TOP GROUP TOUR DESTINATION. FIND OUT WHY AND DISCOVER WHAT'S NEW IN NEW BRUNSWICK, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, NOVA SCOTIA AND NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR IN 2011. YOUR GROUP WILL DISCOVER WHAT WE’VE KNOWN FOR YEARS – THERE'S NO

seafaring magnificant views, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador... Atlantic Canada’s four excitement-packed provinces mean one great vacation. Fresh salt air, sandy beaches, idyllic islands, rustic fishing villages, rocky coves and fjords and remote lighthouses beckon group tours from all over the world to Canada’s Premier Coastline. But that’s only part of the story.

ATLANTIC COAST!

Peacock - Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo

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OTHER PLACE ON EARTH LIKE CANADA'S

©2007 New Brunswick Tourism and Parks

Begin your tour in New Brunswick, beloved by travellers for its diverse cultural attractions, fabulous festivals, quaint covered bridges and titanic tides.

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folklore, fresh salt air friendly faces and more! atlantic canada

Countless festivals & events, succulent seafood, fascinating culture, cosmopolitan cities, abundant wildlife, unspoiled nature, and first-rate facilities also account for the popularity of this special region. Add to this some of the most spectacular and accessible coastal drives in North America and it’s easy to see why Atlantic Canada is a top group tour destination.

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Then, it’s on to Prince Edward Island, the idyllic land of hills and harbours, bays and dunes, not to mention home of Anne of Green Gables, one of the most beloved fictional characters of all time.

© 2007 Nova Scotia Department of Tourism, Culture & Heritage

Next comes Nova Scotia, aptly titled Canada’s Seacoast for its 7600 kilometers (4700 miles) of extraordinary coastline characterized by expansive stretches of inviting shoreline and dramatic bays and coves. Historic towns and villages, colourful cultural attractions and safe, modern cities round out the picture.

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Western Brook, Boat Tours of the Pond © Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism/Hans G. Pfaff

And then there’s the province of Newfoundland & Labrador, the Far East of the Western World, where 10,000-year-old icebergs cross paths with north-migrating humpback whales, and where the vibrant culture of Irish Newfoundland co-exists comfortably with the magical landscapes of seabirds and caribou.

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Irving Eco-Centre, La Dune de Bouctouche, © New Brunswick Tourism and Parks

The cities, towns and villages of Atlantic Canada are chock-full of awesome attractions and historic hideaways, not to mention an extraordinary diversity of cultural charms. Here are some general facts and important information to help your group and escort get the most from Canada’s Premier Coastline.

Area Codes

Capital Cities

Area codes of each of the four provinces of Atlantic Canada are as follows: New Brunswick (506) Prince Edward Island (902) Nova Scotia (902) Newfoundland & Labrador (709)

Fredericton - New Brunswick Charlottetown - Prince Edward Island Halifax - Nova Scotia St. John’s - Newfoundland & Labrador

Banks

A majority of stores, restaurants and accommodations throughout Atlantic Canada accept major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. Debit (bank) cards can be used just as readily (Interac, Plus and Cirrus networks). Credit and debit charges will appear on the purchaser’s statement, converted to the home currency. Credit and debit cards may not be accepted in more remote areas of the region.

Accommodations Ratings The Canada Select Accommodations Rating Program helps travellers select accommodations that best suit their preferences. Accommodations are rated within six different categories: Hotel/Motel; Country Inns; Bed and Breakfast; Resort; Cottage; Hunting and Fishing. Issued ratings should be compared within the appropriate categories. Benchmarks outlining specific facilities and services within each category star rating may be found at www.canadaselect.com or by contacting your local Canada Select office. The New Brunswick Approved designation is a voluntary industry approach aimed at providing the property owners/operators options for evaluating and profiling their product. The designation provides visitors to the province with a wide range of properties that meet or exceed minimum standards of amenities, cleanliness, repair and staff courtesy.

Airports Nova Scotia’s Halifax Stanfield International Airport is the main gateway for air traffic into Atlantic Canada. In addition, international airports are located in Newfoundland at St. John’s and Gander. There are also airports located in all of the major centres in the Atlantic Provinces, including Saint John, Moncton, and Fredericton, NB as well as Charlottetown, PEI.

Cavendish ©2007 Tourism PEI

Principal banks located in all four provinces include BMO, Scotiabank, National Bank of Canada, TD Canada Trust, RBC and CIBC. Banking hours vary, with most banks open Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A few banks are open on Saturday. Banks are closed on federal pubic holidays. Automated banking machines and debit (Interac, Cirrus, Plus, etc.) services are widely available.

Canada Customs/Passports Passport and visa requirements for visiting Canada will vary according to your citizenship, residency and purpose for visiting Canada For answers to all customs inquiries, please call the information line: 1-800-461-9999 in Canada or 204-983-3500 outside Canada. Or visit the website at: www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca US Residents can visit: www.travelstate.gov for more information on travel documents.

Credit/Debit Cards

Currency Although American currency is usually accepted throughout Atlantic Canada, visitors are advised to exchange their funds (or traveller’s cheques) for Canadian dollars, or make purchases with credit cards. Commercial establishments are encouraged to provide a fair rate of exchange to our foreign visitors. Best exchange rates on foreign currency can be obtained at major financial institutions throughout the region. Currency exchange rates are posted daily.

Electricity Canada uses the same electrical plug configuration and current as the United States: 110 to 115 volts, 60 cycles.

Emergencies In the event of an emergency, dial 911 for immediate police, fire, and medical assistance. For other emergencies or in an area not served by 911, contact the operator by dialing zero (0).

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Fall Foliage © Nova Scotia Department of Tourism, Culture & Heritage

New Year’s Day Good Friday Easter Monday Victoria Day Canada Day Civic Holiday Labour Day Thanksgiving Day Remembrance Day Christmas Boxing Day

January 1 April 22 April 25 May 23 July 1 August 1 September 5 October 10 November 11 December 25 December 26

Hospital/Medical Services Visitors to Canada are strongly urged to obtain health insurance before leaving their home country. Canadian hospital and medical services are excellent, but a hospital stay can be costly without adequate insurance coverage. Visitors taking prescribed medications are advised to take a copy of the prescription should it need to be renewed during the trip.

Languages English and French are the official languages of Canada. New Brunswick is the only officially bilingual province in Canada. Both English and French are heard throughout the province and many people are bilingual. English and French are also spoken in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland. Other languages, such as native Mi’kmaq, native Innu, Inuit, Danish, and even Scottish Gaelic, can also be heard.

Metric System The metric system is based on 10s. • Celsius 100 degrees = 212 Fahrenheit • Celsius 0 degrees = 32 Fahrenheit

• One kilometer (km) = 5/8 of a mile • One kilogram (kg) = 2.2 pounds • One meter = 39.37 inches Gasoline is sold in liters. One liter equals 0.264 US gallons and 0.219 imperial gallons.

Vehicle Entry to Canada The entry of vehicles and trailers into Canada for touring purposes, for periods up to 12 months, is generally a routine matter that does not require the payment of Customs’ assessment. Any necessary permits are issued at the port of entry.

Population The combined population of all four provinces in Atlantic Canada is approximately 2.4 million.

Time Zones New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia are on Atlantic Standard Time. For example, entering New Brunswick from Maine or Quebec, you should set your watch ahead one hour. The island of Newfoundland is located in its own unique time zone — half an hour earlier than Atlantic Time. The Labrador portion of the province operates on Atlantic Standard Time, except for the area on the coast from L’Anse au Clair to Cartwright, which operates on Newfoundland Standard Time.

Traffic Regulations Throughout Canada, speed limits are posted in kilometers (Km). In New Brunswick and Nova Scotia the maximum speed permitted on provincial highways is 110 kilometers (70 miles) per hour and 50 km (30 mph) in urban districts, unless otherwise indicated. In Prince Edward Island posted speed on highways is 80 km (50 mph), unless otherwise posted, to a maximum of 90 km (56 mph). The speed limit in residential areas is 50 km (30 mph) and 60 km (36 mph) in business districts. In Newfoundland maximum speed limits are 100 km (60 mph) on Route 1 (unless otherwise indicated); 80 km (50 mph) on other paved roads; and 60 km (36 mph) on gravel roads. Lower speed zones are posted.

Weather The provinces of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia enjoy four distinct seasons, with summer temperatures in the range of up to 30 degrees Celsius (88 degrees Fahrenheit). Many pleasant, cooler days are experienced in the spring and fall. The province of Newfoundland & Labrador has two distinct climates, with the island of Newfoundland enjoying a temperate marine climate with no extremes of temperature. Labrador’s climate is continental, and therefore colder and drier. January, February and March are considered winter months with snow present in all areas.

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Holidays — 2011

The Arches Park, Newfoundland and Labrador © Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism/Barrett and MacKay

Winter Travel All four provinces in Atlantic Canada encourage winter travellers to come to this region and enjoy its many attractions during the winter months. Visitors are advised, however, that delays may be experienced due to seasonable weather conditions in winter, particularly in Newfoundland & Labrador.

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Covehead, PEI National Park © Tourism PEI/John Sylvester

For more detailed information, please see the “Getting Here” section of the individual provinces.

By Sea By Land Highways from all points in the United States and Canada join the Trans Canada Highway (#2) in New Brunswick. USA Interstate 95 connects with the Trans Canada Highway at the Houlton, ME/Woodstock, NB crossing. US Route 1 enters New Brunswick at the Calais, ME/St. Stephen, NB; Van Buren, ME/Saint-Leonard, NB and Madawaska, ME/Edmundston, NB border crossings. The Trans Canada Highway (#16) in New Brunswick connects to Prince Edward Island via the Confederation Bridge and to Nova Scotia via Route 104, which begins at Amherst, Nova Scotia. The Trans Canada Highway (#104 to #105) in Nova Scotia links to Newfoundland & Labrador via the Marine Atlantic Ferries departing from North Sydney, Nova Scotia to Port aux Basques & Argentia, Newfoundland. Labrador is also now accessible via the Trans-Labrador Highway, which connects Labrador to the province of Quebec. Greyhound from New York and Orleans Express from Montreal connect with Acadian Lines in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia. At Amherst, intra-provincial bus lines link most major communities. Both VIA Rail and Amtrak (via Montréal) offer transcontinental services that connect to five points in New Brunswick, plus Truro and Halifax, Nova Scotia. There are currently six return trips per week between Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Montreal. There is connecting bus service from Moncton to many locations on Prince Edward Island.

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Call VIA: 1-888-842-7245, or go to www.viarail.ca.

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Digby, Nova Scotia to Saint John, New Brunswick Daily service year-round; additional service mid-May to October. Reservations recommended. Tel: 1-877-762-7245 Newfoundland to Nova Scotia Port-aux-Basques, Newfoundland, to/from North Sydney, Nova Scotia, daily service year-round; additional service mid-June to September. Argentia, Newfoundland to North Sydney, Nova Scotia; Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, mid-June to midOctober. Reservations recommended. Tickets must be picked up one hour before sailing. Marine Atlantic Reservations 355 Purves St, North Sydney, NS, B2A 3V2 Tel: 1-800-341-7981 www.marine-atlantic.ca Prince Edward Island to Nova Scotia Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island, to Caribou, Nova Scotia, daily service May 1 to December 20. Northumberland Ferries Ltd. 94 Water Street, PO Box 634 Charlottetown, PE, C1A 7L3 In Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, call toll-free 1-800-565-0201. From other areas: 902-566-3838 www.nfl-bay.com

By Air All four Atlantic Provinces are well-served by airports offering connections from both inside and outside Atlantic Canada.

Halifax Stanfield International Airport, located approximately 30 minutes outside Halifax, Nova Scotia is the primary hub for connections to major cities in Canada, the United States and Europe. It is geographically closer to Boston and New York than any other major Canadian city. It is served by Air Canada, Continental Airlines, United Airlines, Air St. Pierre, Delta, Provincial Airlines, US Airways and WestJet. St. John’s International Airport, NL, is the closest to Europe (4.5 hours from London, England). Other airports in Newfoundland include: International Airports at St. John’s and Gander, and domestic airports at Deer Lake (located 30 minutes from Corner Brook), Stephenville, St.Anthony, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Churchill Falls and Wabush. The Labrador Straits is accessible via the airport at Blanc Sablon, Quebec. New Brunswick is home to three International Airport (Greater Moncton International Airport, Saint John airport and Fredericton International Airport), a well as one regional airport (Bathurst Regional Airport). The province is served by Air Canada, Continental Airlines, Canadian Affairs, Westjet, Sunwing, Sunquest, Air Saint-Pierre and Transat Holidays.

By Internet Official Tourism Department Sites New Brunswick • www.TourismNewBrunswick.ca Prince Edward Island • www.peiplay.ca Nova Scotia • www.novascotia.com Newfoundland & Labrador • www.newfoundlandlabrador.com


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Drive Times All drive times & distances are approximates to Halifax using main routes and highways whenever possible.

Miles 405 642 284 456 240 106 123 189 244 141 759 876 1091 852 535 635 404 928

Time (hrs) 8h36m 12h58m 4h54m 7h35m 4h22m 2h30m 2h12m 4h12m 4h41m 3h30m 13h11m 15h17m 19h12m 16h46m 10h58m 10h56m 8h28m 14h *

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From Bangor, ME Boston, MA Fredericton, NB Edmundston, NB Saint John, NB Borden-Carleton, PE Sackville, NB Yarmouth, NS Sydney, NS Charlottetown, PE Montréal, PQ Ottawa, ON Toronto, ON New York, NY Portland, ME Québec, PQ Corner Brook, NL* St. John’s, NL *plus ferry crossing

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student travel

The Group Travel Planner series makes your student, youth and sports travel planning across Atlantic Canada quick and easy.

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Suppliers who accept students, youth groups and sports teams at their facilities are indicated throughout this guide by the icons shown to the right. Supplier listings displaying these icons openly accept students, youth groups and sports teams at their establishments and are looking forward to doing business with you.

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Save more time by planning online. Visit grouptravelplanner.net, search for these suppliers and interact with them online. Request quotes from suppliers, view photos of their facilities, plan your itinerary, and more.

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For more information on how Group Travel Planner can help you plan your student, youth or sports travel, next trip contact info@grouptravelplanner.net

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The Group Travel Planner series of publications and GroupTravelPlanner.net highlights tour suppliers that will accept student/youth and sports groups. Look for these easily identifiable symbols next to supplier listings in the Directory of Suppliers section of this publication:

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meetings, conventions & corporate group travel

The Group Travel Planner series of publications and GroupTravelPlanner.net is a highlight of tour suppliers that will accept meetings and conventions and corporate groups. Look for these easily identifiable symbols next to supplier listings in the Directory of Suppliers section of this publication:

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Use the meetings & conventions and corporate groups accepted icons located under supplier descriptions to help plan your next event or trip. Supplier listings that display these icons have experience with and knowledge about serving meetings & conventions and corporate groups and are looking forward to doing business with you.

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Group Travel Planner provides the information you need to plan informative, effective meetings and corporate events.

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Fill out the registration form, be sure to select “User Type – Planner”

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Be sure to check in to your account often to update and create new itineraries, request quotes, rate suppliers, and submit tourism information.

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Browse supplier listings on the website to add suppliers to “My Suppliers”, by clicking “add to planner” inside the supplier listing. These suppliers will now be saved and you may reference them each time you log in or until you remove them from your dashboard You may also organize “My Suppliers” by creating folders. Create folders for specific trips, by geographic region, or theme for example. Requesting quotes from “My Suppliers” is also simple. Click “Request Quote”, fill out the form and send. You will now be able to monitor the status of your quote requests and correspond with suppliers

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new brunswick The Hopewell Rocks © New Brunswick Department of Tourism and Parks

new brunswick pause and really take it all in

A maritime province rich in history and natural wonders, home to a unique culture and a warm, welcoming people. As the “drive” gateway to Canada’s East Coast, New Brunswick marks the transition to the relaxation and rejuvenation that comes with the fun, engaging and interactive experiences found in every corner of the province.

New Brunswick

For people seeking a vacation where you roll up your sleeves, take part, learn and emerge feeling changed and renewed, New Brunswick is a place you just can’t rush. Nature shapes the experience in New Brunswick, from coastal landscapes and warm water beaches to legendary rivers to the raw power of the world’s highest tides in the Bay of Fundy; each experience filled with intriguing, engaging and naturally spectacular things to see, do, touch and feel.

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NEW! The Experience Collection

New Brunswick’s “new” offering of immersive travel experiences that are authentic and hands on; experiences that will intrigue and motivate an increasingly experienced and demanding traveler. We know visitors aren’t interested in buying a ‘product’ or ‘package’; they want an experience. Our aim is to deliver experiences, like no other destination in Canada, with a personal enrichment focus; experiences that involve the visitor, and allow them to connect to the place they are visiting in a meaningful and memorable way; where they leave with a sense of personal growth and accomplishment, perhaps even an escape from the ordinary.

The Experience Collection offers seven engaging experience categories which includes over 125 New Brunswick experiences. Geared towards FIT, with many also servicing groups (group size based on individual experience) the seven experience categories are: • Challenge • Child’s Play • Comfort and Contemplation • Cuisine • Cultures and Customs • Celebration • Call of the Wild.

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• Spiritual Journey of 3,000 Years Learn about sacred medicine with an elder at the Metepenagiag Heritage Park

• A Taste of the Good Life – Smell, touch, pinch & select your dinner’s ingredients from the Rossmount Inn’s kitchen garden

• Lobstertales – Learn everything there is to know about lobsters, including how to eat one, cruising Shediac Bay

• Canoe The Restigouche Canoe the world-renown Restigouche River among unspoiled vistas in every direction

• edVentures – Join award-winning artisans for Atlantic Canada’s largest vacation-learning program

To learn more go to: www.tourismnewbrunswick.ca/

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new brunswick You can show your guests a world unlike any other! Because the Bay of Fundy is One of the Marine Wonders of the World! Every day, twice a day, over 100 billion tons of seawater rush into the Bay, forming the highest tides on Earth! Your guests will experience the thrill of some of the best whale-watching to be found anywhere! They’ll find some of the best shopping in Atlantic Canada, and they’ll dine on some of the tastiest, most succulent seafood they’ve ever had! Here’s what else is waiting for them on this voyage of wonder…

rior golf courses, and intriguing coastal sites such as the sea caves of nearby village of St. Martins.

A wealth of coastal experiences New Brunswick has over 2,000 km (1,243 mi.) of breathtaking coastline and intriguing ports of call… and your guests are warmly invited to enjoy them all! Natural beauty and world-class comforts intertwine throughout the magnificent landscape. Your guests will experience the extraordinary – all while feeling right at home. That’s the essence of New Brunswick!

The Phenomenal Bay of Fundy! Ports Full of Wonder…

Cruise in to New Brunswick now

The ports of Saint John and St. Andrews are simply overflowing with sensational sights and experiences!

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In the city of Saint John, your guests will witness the phenomenon of the incredible Reversing Falls! They’ll find dinosaurs and 300-million-year-old fossils at the New Brunswick Museum, and they’ll shop at the Saint John City Market under a roof uniquely designed like a ship’s hull. In St. Andrews, Canada’s oldest seaside resort, they can embark on an exciting whale-watching experience, and visit Kingsbrae Garden, an exquisite botanical garden. They can dine at cosy cafés in the captivating, old-world setting of Saint John’s Market Square. And in both ports, they’ll find the most exquisite antique shops and museums, supe-

Contact Info for New Brunswick Ports… Port Manager 26 Quai Street, Caraquet, New Brunswick Canada E1W 1B6 Tel: 506-727-6145 • Fax: 506-727-2020 cpc@nb.aibn.com

ST. ANDREWS Tim Henderson Town Manager 212 Water Street, St. Andrews, New Brunswick Canada E5B 1B4 Tel: 506-529-5120 • Fax: 506-529-5183 thenderson@townstandrews.ca

SAINT JOHN PORT AUTHORITY Betty MacMillan Harbour Building 111 Water Street Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada E2L 0B1 Tel: 506-636-4869 • Fax: 506-636-4443 bmacmillan@sjport.com

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world-renowned natural wonders... amazing ports of call

Additional Information on Shore Excursion Operators AQUILA TOURS 10 St. James Street P.O. Box 6895, Saint John, New Brunswick Canada E2L 4S3 Tel: 506-633-1224 • Fax: 506-658-0969 beth@aquilatours.com • www.aquilatours.com

FREEDOM TOURS & TRAVEL MIRAMICHI Peter Murphy Director, Community Development & Tourism 141 Henry Street, Miramichi, NB E1V 2N5 Tel: 506-623-2153 • Fax: 506-623-2261 Peter.murphy@miramichi.org • www.miramichi.org

80 Charlotte Street, Saint John, New Brunswick Canada E2L 2J3 Tel: 506-632-1012 • 1-800-561-2324 Fax: 506-631-0980 info@freedomtours.com • www.freedomtours.com

AMBASSATOURS GRAY LINE PORTUAIRE DE SHIPPAGAN INC. Camille-André Maillet 83 15e Rue, Shippagan, New Brunswick Canada E8S 1E2 Tel: 506-336-4010 • Fax: 506-336-9703 apsnb@nbnet.nb.ca

Hop On Hop Off (Big Pink Bus Tours – Saint John) 2631 King Street Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 4T7 Tel: 902-423-6242; 1-800-565-7173 Fax 902-423-5522 tours@ambassatours.com • www.ambassatours.com

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Airports

Average Seasonal Temperatures

Major Cities

New Brunswick is served by no fewer than four airports, making it the most accessible province in Atlantic Canada.

June July August September Mid-October

City of Bathurst City of Campbellton City of Dieppe City of Edmundston City of Fredericton City of Miramichi City of Moncton City of Saint John

Airport City of Fredericton

Airlines Air Canada

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Air Canada CanJet Continental Airlines Porter Airlines WestJet

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Currency Exchange

City of Saint John

Air Canada WestJet Air Canada Jazz

Best exchange rates on foreign currency can be obtained at major financial institutions. Currency exchange services are also available at certain Provincial Visitor Information Centres located along the Canada-USA border.

Manufacturing, Food Industries, Forestry, Mining, Tourism, Information Technology, Call Centres.

Drive Times

Police

73,440 square km/28,254 square mi

You can travel from one corner of the province to the furthest reach in just over six hours. And if your group travels from city to city, the longest drive is three hours with plenty of towns and villages to visit enroute.

Officers of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) patrol New Brunswick’s highways and are responsible for other provincial police duties. There are also municipal forces within most communities.

Area Code

Emergencies

506 — This area code must be dialed for long distance calls into or within New Brunswick.

In the event of an emergency, dial 911 for immediate police, fire, and medical assistance.

City of Bathurst

Area

Capital City Fredericton

Climate New Brunswick has a blend of climate typical of a coastal area and that of an inland province. Summers are typically warm and comfortable, but not too hot. Many pleasant but cooler days are experienced in spring and autumn.

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Languages New Brunswick is the only province in Canada to have English and French as official languages. Approximately 33 percent of the population is French-speaking; as well, many people are bilingual. Other languages, such as native Mi’kmaq and Danish can also be heard.

Population 729,997 (2006 census)

Sales Tax The Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) is applied at a single rate of 13 % to a base of goods and services.

Sunday Shopping Sunday shopping throughout New Brunswick is available year-round.


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Did you know...

Since tide schedules change every day and vary with location, times for high or low tides should be obtained from a Visitor Information Centre or by calling1-800-5610123. Tidal information is also available at: www.TourismNewBrunswick.ca

• The province is joined to Nova Scotia by the narrow Isthmus of Chignecto

Time Zone

• New Brunswick entered the Canadian Confederation on July 1, 1867, as one of the four original provinces

New Brunswick observes Atlantic Daylight Time, which is four hours earlier than Greenwich Mean Time and one hour ahead of the Eastern Time Zone. Entering New Brunswick from Maine or Quebec, set your watch ahead one hour.

Weather Forecasts www.weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca New Brunswick’s weather forecasts are produced from Environment Canada’s New Brunswick Weather Services Office located in Fredericton. Free Recorded Weather Forecasts: Campbellton: 506-735-1636 Edmundston area: 506-735-1636 Fredericton area: 506-451-6001 Moncton area: 506-851-6610 Saint John area: 506-636-4991 Miramichi area: 506-773-7045 Bathurst area: 506-548-3220 Acadian Peninsula area: 506-726-5288

• In 1604 the French attempted their first settlement in North America, on St.Croix Island

• New Brunswick is also known as the Loyalist Province • The province is named for the British House of Brunswick • The Bay of Fundy has the Highest Tides in the World • New Brunswick has some of the warmest saltwater beaches north of Virginia • The Appalachian Range is one of the oldest mountain ranges on earth • Mount Carleton is the Maritime's highest peak, reaching 823 meters (2700 ft) • New Brunswick has 6,000 kilometers (3,728 mi) of snowmobile trails and 900 kilometers (559 mi) of cross-country ski trails • Kings County is the Covered Bridge Capital of Canada. The World's Longest Covered Bridge is in Hartland. It's 390 metres (1,282 feet) long and spans the St. John River.

• Ganongs created the first candy bar by individually wrapping pieces of chocolate and selling them for a nickel • King Street in Saint John is the steepest main street in Canada, rising 24 meters (80 ft) in two city blocks

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• Nackawic has the World’s Largest Axe. It's 15 metres (50 feet) high and can be found on the River Valley Scenic Drive • The world-famous Miramichi River boasts the best salmon fishing in the world • New Brunswick is the second-largest peat exporter in the world • The World's Biggest Lobster is in Shediac. It's 10.5 metres (35 feet) long, 4.5 metres (15 feet) high and weighs 90 tons! • The inventor of the ice cream cone was born in Sussex - the dairy Capital of Canada, on the River Valley Scenic Drive. • Chaleur Bay has been declared “One of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World”. www.world-bays.com • Canada’s first amphibian park is located in Hyla Park Nature Preserve in Fredericton (named for the Hyla tree frog).

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By Land Highways from all points in the United States and Canada join the Trans-Canada Highway (#2) in New Brunswick. I-95 connects with the Trans-Canada Highway (#2) at the Houlton, ME/Woodstock, New Brunswick border crossing. US Route 1 enters New Brunswick at the Calais, ME/St. Stephen, New Brunswick; Van Buren, ME/Saint-Léonard, New Brunswick and Madawaska, ME/Edmundston, New Brunswick border crossings. The Trans-Canada Highway (#16) connects to: Quebec - via Trans-Canada Highway #2 at Edmundston via Route #11 at Campbellton Prince Edward Island - via Trans-Canada Highway #16 at Cape Jourimain (Confederation Bridge) Nova Scotia - via Trans-Canada Highway #2 at Aulac Via Rail’s Ocean™ travels between Montreal and New Brunswick. Board the train in Montreal in the evening, and be in Campbellton, Bathurst, Miramichi or Moncton before noon the next day. Call VIA tollfree at: 1-888-842-7245, or go to www.viarail.ca

By Sea Digby, Nova Scotia to Saint John, New Brunswick Daily service year-round provided by Bay Ferries Ltd. Reservations recommended.

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Bay Ferries Limited, 94 Water Street, PO Box 634, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 7L3; Tel: 1-888-249-7245; 902-566-3838; Fax: 902-566-1550; www.nfl-bay.com Blacks Harbour to Grand Manan Island Year-round, 1.5 hours Limited reservations available one day in advance for crossings originating on Grand Manan Island only. Also operates ferry between Grand Manan Island to White Head Island (20 minutes, no charge, year-round) Coastal Transport P.O. Box 7235 Saint John, New Brunswick Canada E2L 4S6 Tel: (506) 642-0520 Fax: (506) 642-0526 E-mail: coastal1@nbnet.nb.ca www.coastaltransport.ca Deer Island to Campobello Island (within New Brunswick) 30 minutes, fare collected onboard. Seasonal operation – open 1 week after Labour Day week-end, but may be open longer so suggest to contact. East Coast Ferries LTD. P.O. Box 301 Lord's Cove, Deer Island, N.B. E5V 1W2 Tel. (506) 747-2159 email: info@eastcoastferries.nb.ca www.eastcoastferries.nb.ca Deer Island, New Brunswick to Eastport, Maine 20 minutes, fare collected onboard. Seasonal operation – open through Labour Day weekend East Coast Ferries Ltd. P.O. Box 301 Lord's Cove, Deer Island, N.B. E5V 1W2 Tel. (506) 747-2159 email: info@eastcoastferries.nb.ca www.eastcoastferries.nb.ca

Toll-Free Ferries The following ferries run within New Brunswick and are operated by the government of New Brunswick. There is no charge. For schedule & location: http://www.gnb.ca/0113/ferries/ferriese.asp Letete to Deer Island, Gagetown, Belleisle Bay, Evandale, Westfield, Kennebecasis Island, Gondola Point, Summerville-Millidgeville

By Air New Brunswick has three major airports, located in: Fredericton, Moncton and Saint John. There is a regional airport, located in Bathurst. Air Canada and Air Canada Jazz offer excellent multiple frequencies to New Brunswick airports from Toronto, Montreal and Halifax. WestJet flies to Moncton and Saint John from many points across Canada. Continental Airlines has daily service between Newark, New Jersey and Moncton, New Brunswick. Porter Airlines flies to Moncton from various points across Canada.

By Internet New Brunswick Tourism and Parks www.TourismNewBrunswick.ca www.TourismeNouveauBrunswick.ca www.TourismNewBrunswick.ca/traveltrade Government of New Brunswick - www.gnb.ca


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City of Bathurst Toll Free: 1 866-540-4877 Tel: (506) 545-7538 www.destinationbathurst.ca

For expert advice on how to plan your tour to New Brunswick, or to order free planning and promotional materials, we invite you to contact the province directly. Great people are standing by to help you with your plans!

Tourism Travel Trade Contacts: Lynn Meehan Market Development, Canada and USA Trade Sales and Partnerships, Marketing and Sales New Brunswick Tourism and Parks P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1 Tel: (506) 444-6720, 1-888-840-7555 Fax: (506) 453-7127 Email: lynn.meehan@gnb.ca Melanie Britton Manager, Trade Sales and Partnerships, Marketing and Sales New Brunswick Tourism and Parks P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1 Tel: (506) 453-2147, 1-888-840-7555 Fax: (506) 453-7127 Email: melanie.britton@gnb.ca

City of Dieppe Tel: (506) 877-7918 www.dieppe.ca City of Edmundston Toll Free: 1 866-737-6766 Tel: (506) 737-1850 www.republiquemadawaska.com

Boishébert National Historic Site of Canada Acadian refugee settlement, 1756-59 Beaubears Island Carleton Martello Tower National Historic Site of Canada Fortification built to defend Saint John during War of 1812 Saint John

City of Fredericton Toll Free: 1 888-888-4768 Tel: (506) 460-2043 www.tourismfredericton.ca

Fort Beauséjour – Fort Cumberland National Historic Site of Canada Remnants of 1750-51 French fort; captured by British and New England troops in 1755 Aulac

City of Miramichi Toll Free: 1 800-459-3131 Tel: (506) 623-2158 www.miramichi.org

Fort Gaspareaux National Historic Site of Canada Military ruins and cemetery of 1751 French fort Port Elgin

City of Saint John Toll Free: 1 866-463-8639 Tel: (506) 674-4205 www.tourismsaintjohn.com

La Coupe Dry Dock National Historic Site of Canada Site may represent 18th-century Acadian construction Aulac

City of Moncton Toll Free: 1 800-363-4558 Tel: (506) 853-3596 tourism.moncton.ca

Monument-Lefebvre National Historic Site of Canada Multi-function building, symbol of Acadian cultural revival Memramcook

Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick 500 Beaverbrook Court, Suite 440 Fredericton, NB E3B 5X4 Tel: 506-458-5646; Fax: 506-459-3634 Toll Free: 1-800-668-5313 info@tianb.com • www.tianb.com

St. Andrews Blockhouse National Historic Site of Canada Restored wooden blockhouse from War of 1812 St. Andrews

1-888-773-8888 www.parkscanada.gc.ca

Saint Croix Island International Historic Site Saint Croix Island is the site of Pierre Dugua's first attempt at settlement in North America, which led to the establishment of the permanent colonies of Acadie and New France. St. Andrews

There are two National Parks in New Brunswick:

Canada Customs

Fundy National Park of Canada Atlantic's sanctuary with world's highest tides, Fundy Coastal Drive

For answers to all customs inquiries, please call the information line: 1-800-461-9999 in Canada or 204-983-3500 outside Canada. Or visit: www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

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New Brunswick Tourism and Parks PO Box 12345 Fredericton, New Brunswick Canada, E3N 3T6 Tel: 1-800-561-0123 www.TourismNewBrunswick.ca

City of Campbellton Tel: (506) 789-2727 www.campbellton.org

Beaubears Island Shipbuilding National Historic Site of Canada Archaeological site associated with nineteenth-century shipbuilding in New Brunswick Beaubears Island

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There are nine National Historic Sites in New Brunswick:

Kouchibouguac National Park of Canada Intricate Acadian blend of coastal and inland habitats Acadian Coastal Drive

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The only way you can truly discover the very heart and soul of New Brunswick is by touring one or more of our five Scenic Drives. Each Scenic Drive is distinctive, dramatic and delivers the very best New Brunswick has to offer…whether it’s authentic Acadian culture...amazing natural phenomena…unique shops and galleries… 19th-century historic attractions or delectable dining. All you have to do is watch for one of these five Scenic Drive symbols, put your signal light on and get ready for adventure!

Acadian Coastal Drive Be prepared for long stretches of warm-water beaches, world-class eco-destinations and the Acadian “joie de vivre” (lure of life) this region is famous for!

Miramichi River Route All along this route enjoy salmon suppers, shipbuilding history, lore and legends and a fabulous folksong festival.

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This scenic drive follows the mighty St. John River from the northwestern edge of the province to the southern coast with a botanical garden, a gorge, the world’s longest covered bridge and a capital city with cultural charm along the way.

Appalachian Range Route See North America’s oldest mountain range in your rearview mirror and spectacular displays of nature and coastline up ahead!

Fundy Coastal Drive See towering rock formations, dramatic coastal scenery and more kinds of whales more often than anywhere else.

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routing Follow the Trans-Canada Highway (Route 2) from Edmundston to Perth-Andover then Route 105 (Scenic Drive) or keep going on Route 2 to Woodstock. At Woodstock, follow the TransCanada Highway again to the City of Fredericton, or keep going on Route 105 (Scenic Drive) to the capital city of New Brunswick. Take Route 102 or 7 to Oromocto, Route 1 to Sussex. Driving Distance: Edmundston to Saint John – 375km (233 mi) Driving Time by Motorcoach: Approximately 5 hours

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Edmundston - A1

New Brunswick Botanical Gardens Visit seven hectares of beauty with its impressive mosaïcultures (flower structures) and over 80, 000 plants and arboretum. The popular interactive expositions are also a must see at the garden. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour Railroad Interpretation Center Through its museum pieces, it will take you back to the good old days of railroading. By the same token, you can enjoy a tour of a miniature train layout of New Brunswick as perceived through the passionate eyes of model railroaders. Open year-round. Minimum Time Required: 1 hours The Provincial Park de la République Located next to the New Brunswick Botanical Garden. This park has an antique automobile museum, pool, tennis court and a covered theatre featuring the cultural show “L’Acadie des terres et forets en fête” from July until mid-August. Minimum Time Required: 2 hours

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Grand Falls Gorge A magnificent backdrop for vacation photographs, the Gorge is a one-mile-long, rock-sided ravine. Lookouts along the walking trails present superb views of this natural phenomenon. Gift shop, canteen and guide services available. Minimum Time Required: 2 hours Open Sky Adventures Experience the St. John River like you never have before. Options include; 1.5-hour hybrid-pontoon tour gets you up close to the spectacular Grand Falls Gorge with its 69-m (225-ft.) rock walls, canoe or kayak rentals for a 10-km (6-mi.) excursion or “deepell” your way down our 41-m (135-ft.) cliff! “Deepelling” is face-forward rappelling. Trained and experienced staff will guide you all the way as you experience the thrill of a lifetime. Deluxe cottage rentals available.

Hartland - C5

Potato World, the New Brunswick Potato Museum Discover the history of the growing and harvesting of the Potato! The museum offers an educational video theatre, antique machinery and a potatovariety garden. Check out some great potato recipes at the Harvest Café. The Hartland Covered Bridge At 390 metres (1,282 feet) long, it’s the longest covered bridge in the world. Built in 1901, it is a significant historical attraction and will celebrate its 110th birthday in 2011. The bridge is not accessible to motorcoaches, but passengers can walk across and be met by the coach on the other side.

Covered Bridge Potato Chips is nestled in the heart of potato country in the picturesque Saint John River Valley. Located in Hartland New Brunswick, home of the longest covered bridge in the world, lies an old fashioned kettle chip company with old country taste and tradition. Every batch is cooked with care, one at a time, to ensure the best flavour and texture. Minimum Time Required: 1/2 hour Mactaquac Generating Station The largest hydroelectric generating station in the Maritime provinces. The dam, which raised the water level almost 40 metres, is a rock-filled structure with a watertight clay core. On a guided tour you’ll learn about the powerhouse with the turbines and generators, and how electrical current is transmitted.

Greater Fredericton - D6 Welcome to Greater Fredericton

Kings Landing Historical Settlement One of the provinces’ top attractions and an outdoor living museum, Kings Landing Historical Settlement brings the 19th century vibrantly to life with guided tours, theatre performances and heritage dining and more than 150 costumed residents working in over 70 carefully restored buildings overlooking the St. John River. Live theatre, gift shop, themed meals, guided tours, unique group packages and group discounts available. Minimum Time Required: 2 hours Fredericton, Atlantic Canada’s Riverfront Capital New Brunswick’s capital offers small town charm, warm Maritime hospitality and big city amenities. Plan a day or two to see why we’re named one of Canada’s best places to live. Find regional dining experiences, memorable attractions, entertainment and festivals. Enjoy leisurely strolls in the safe, walkable downtown or on the 80+ km of trails. Explore the many craft shops, boutiques and galleries. Soak up our history at National Historic Sites, historic


new brunswick Hartland Covered Bridge - The Longest In The World ©2008 New Brunswick Tourism and Parks

Set behind a wrought iron and stone fence downtown is the Historic Garrison District, a National Historic Site and heritage, cultural and festival centre. The area recalls the drama and glory of our military past and scarlettuniced soldiers still perform Changing-of-the-Guard ceremonies twice a day in July and August. Costumed-guided tours, working artisans, and outdoor concerts, summer theatre, storytellers and Soldier for a Day program for kids and classic film nights are all regularly scheduled Garrison offerings-most of which, are free. Attractions within the Garrison District include the NB Sports Hall of Fame, the York Sunbury Museum, School Days Museum, Casemate Craft Shops and Soldiers Barracks and Guard House. In the Garrison District you’ll also find museums, galleries, and craft shops. Fredericton Tourism offers complimentary camp chairs for visitors during the free evening performances in the District. Free coach parking and washroom facilities are behind Officers’ Square. At City Hall, next to the Garrison District, you can pick up free 3-day visitor parking passes along with a prize to be given away on your coach. In the Council Chambers of City Hall, the city’s rich history is displayed in a series of colorful, hand-woven tapestries and Tourism staff provide a free guided tour. Government House, is a National Historic Site

where you can re-live the grandeur and discover our heritage. Take a guided tour of the elegant surroundings where galas and balls were hosted in yesteryear overlooking the St. John River. Another National Historic Site, the Christ Church Cathedral is one of the finest examples of decorated Gothic architecture in North America, and is the reason Fredericton was declared a city. Take a free guided tour or stop in for their recital series on Fridays in the summer. The Beaverbrook Art Gallery is home to a unique permanent collection including one of Salvador Dalí’s most famous masterpieces, the huge(13 x 10ft.) “Santiago el Grande”, the extensive collection by Cornelius Krieghoff and works of art by members of Canada’s Group of Seven. This year the Gallery will undergo a major expansion project which will provide more galleries, programming space, reception space, as well as hospitality services for bus tours, conventions, and other functions. Edventures Fredericton– get your hands dirty- with silver, paint, clay ink ..This award winning learning vacation program offers more than 120 weekend or 5 day week long workshops in July and August. Workshops range from drawing, painting and mixed media, pottery and glass to textiles and jewellery making, photography and everything in between.www.edVentures.ca On a free guided tour of the Legislature, see a unique treasure which the Legislative Library purchased in 1852 and still displays today-a complete set (one of 200 published) of Birds of America, by American naturalist artist, John James Audubon. Painted in the 1830’s, these fascinating paintings are admired and collected throughout the world. Stop into Aitkens Pewter Studio Shop for a free guided tour and see first hand how pewter pieces are made, from casting liquid pewter into rubber molds to spinning pewter disks into beautiful bowls.

Visitors in Fredericton on a Saturday won’t want to miss the Boyce Farmers Market- one of Canada’s best! With 200 vendors and everything from handmade crafts, ethnic foods, farm fresh produce and homemade treats. Located in front of the market is Science East Science Centre with over 100 exhibits that teach the basics of science in a fun and entertaining way. Kids can interact with exotic insects, make patterns with a laser beam, create a mini-tornado and lots more. There’s more hands on science fun outside with Atlantic Canada’s only science playground featuring a climbing wall, human gyroscope and much more. Mactaquac Provincial Park - NB Top Attraction Just 30 minutes north west of Fredericton is a beautiful area called Mactaquac Country, situated on both sides of the Mactaquac headpond on the St. John River. With great swimming beaches and stunning fall colours, Mactaquac Provincial Park is New Brunswick’s largest recreation park at 1200 acres of open land and forest. Overlooking the magnificent headpond above the Mactaquac Dam on the St. John River, the Park features 300 campground sites, a variety of camping services, campers’ store, mini-golf, and a recreation centre with games and activities. Mactaquac is popular for both water-based and landbased activities. It is home to an 18- hole championship golf course set in the spectacular rolling hills of the St. John River Valley. The park features a wonderful network of nature trails and free picnic sites. There is a free guided interpretive walk, the Great Canadian Beaver Pond Voyage where visitors can see the beaver dams and lodges and join in hands on activities to learn about this wetland nestled in our Acadian forests. The gentle trails are wheelchair accessible. With two supervised beaches, power and sailboat marinas, swimming and boating are popular

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churches and on a free downtown heritage walking tour with costumed guides. Guides can step on your coach for a city tour, or for the brave- Haunted Hikes- an evening walking tour meeting the ghosts of Fredericton’s past. See the city from the water on guided canoe river tour or along the riverfront trails on our Guided Bike Tour. On the deck of the Lighthouse you can catch a free concert, or buy a souvenir or snack. Although Fredericton is known more for fine craft and boutique shopping, the city now has two new large shopping/ dining centres - uptown’s Corbett Centre and northsides’ new Smart Centre.

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activities. For a unique getaway, Lakeway Houseboat Vacations offers houseboats for hourly cruises or multi-day rentals. Great Canadian Beaver Pond Voyage An interpretive guided walk puts you in a beautiful, pristine nature reserve featuring the Park’s remarkable chain of beaver ponds. See the architectural marvels that are beaver dams and lodges, while the air is filled with dragonfly pirouettes and songs of redwinged blackbirds. Join in hands-on activities introducing wetland wonders nestled in our Acadian forest.

Oromocto - E7

Military Museum- CFB Gagetown The Town of Oromocto is the home of Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Gagetown – the largest military training base in the British Commonwealth. The Military Museum displays weapons, uniforms, equipment, and memorabilia from the 1800’s, the South African War, First and Second-World Wars to present day. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour

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This charming village on Route 102 is a living historical site. Many artists have made their homes here, and several studios welcome coach tours. Contact Village of Gagetown Visitor Information (summer only) for information (506) 488-2999. The Queens County Historical Society and Museum - Tilley House is a National Historic Site and birthplace of Sir Leonard Tilley, a Father of Confederation. Artefacts and memorabilia displayed. Minimum Time Required: 30 minutes On the Gagetown Cider Company Farm Winery Tour visitors will walk through orchards, hear about the general activities of the farm and winery and visit the cider room, tasting room and warehouse area. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour

Sussex - G7

Sussex is the agricultural hub of the New Brunswick River Valley Drive. Visit the Agriculture Museum of New Brunswick, celebrating the Dairy Centre of the Maritimes. Exhibits include machinery used by farmers in the last century as well as tools and household items. Minimum Time Required: 1/2 hour

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routing From St. Stephen at the Maine/New Brunswick border, follow Route 1 (take Route 127 off Route 1 to St.Andrews) back to Route 1 to the City of Saint John and continue on to Sussex via St. Martins along Route 111 to join Route 114 to Penobsquis. Follow Route 114 to Fundy National Park of Canada and then to Moncton, and on Route 2 (TransCanada Highway), ends in Sackville. Driving Time by Motorcoach: Approximately five hours. For a side trip to St. Andrews, add 45 minutes.

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St. Stephen - A6

The first stop upon entering New Brunswick from Calais, Maine, USA. Excellent facilities for coaches at Ganong Place. Visit the Ganong Chocolatier. See where the first chocolate bar was invented. In August, celebrate the town’s sweet history with a chocolate festival. There are restaurants, shops, banks and currency exchanges within the area. The Charlotte County Museum shows the history in industrial development in the area from its Loyalist origins.

St. Andrews-by-the-Sea - B7

A Canadian seaside resort, this popular town has retained the graciousness of a bygone era. Experience historical architecture staying at the Fairmont Algonquin Resort. Day adventures, such as whale-watching, sailing, sea-kayaking and more are also popular and are available. Home of the Huntsman Marine Science Centre, Aquarium and Museum, Atlantic Salmon Interpretive Centre, Ross Memorial Museum, St. Andrews and St. Andrews Blockhouse National Historic Site, Kingsbrae Garden, and historic walking tours. Visit the many quaint shops along Water Street. Discover the marine life at Quoddy Link Marine. On this educational journey you can expect to see whales, seals, porpoise, eagles, a variety of seabirds, rugged seascapes, lighthouses, herring weirs and aquaculture. They also have an onboard tank with a variety of sea life.

St. George - B7

Known as the Granite Town because it was the centre for granite quarries for over 60 years. Granite monuments from its quarries can be found throughout Canada, the United States and around the world. The Oven Head Salmon Smokers offer tours, by appointment, to view the process of smoking salmon.

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Campobello Island - B7

Letete is the departure point for the ferry to Deer Island. During summer a private ferry links Deer Island to Campobello Island, where tours can be had at the Roosevelt Campobello International Park. Herring Cove Provincial Park is an island retreat - golf, camping, trails and more, next to Roosevelt Campobello International Park on Campobello Island. Dine on fresh seafood and local cuisine. Roosevelt Campobello International Park - The beloved island retreat of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt is a beautiful tribute to the friendship between Canada and the United States. Includes the 34-room cottage he shared with his family. Minimum Time Required: 2 hours

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Grand Manan Island - B8

This unique island in the Bay of Fundy can be reached by ferry from Blacks Harbour. Crossing time: 1.5 hours It is especially popular with artists, photographers and nature lovers. Numerous whale-watching and birdwatching tours are available. The Grand Manan Museum recounts the natural and social history of the island.

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The Anchorage Provincial Park - “An Ocean Wildlife Site”. - Home to Maxfield Parrish; one of America’s most popular 20th century artists/illustrators. Minimum Time Required: 1/2 hour Be sure to check local ferry schedules!

Saint John - D6

Saint John, on the Bay of Fundy, is located at the mouth of the St. John River and the Bay of Fundy. The New Brunswick Museum, Canada’s oldest continuously operating museum is located in Market Square. Visit the Hall of Great Whales. Minimum Time Required: 2 hours Also, Brunswick Square and Market Square Festival Place both offer many fine restaurants and unique shops. Market Square hosts outdoor entertainment throughout the summer. The Saint John City Market, operating since 1785, is a must-see in the heart of the city. Minimum Time Required: 1/2 hour Reversing Falls - A natural phenomenon where the massive tides of the Bay of Fundy force the St. John River to churn, tumble and turn upstream through a rocky gorge. A Visitor Information Centre, gift shop, theatre and restaurant welcome tours. Reversing Jet Boat Rides Offering bike rental, scenic Saint John Harbour boat tours and jet-boat rides. The only company authorized to navigate in the Reversing Rapids with jet boats designed especially for the rapids and exceed all Transport Canada safety standards. We have a ratio of 1 captain/12 passengers. Rockwood Park – Lily Lake Pavilion DayTripping In the heart of Saint John is one of Canada’s largest municipal parks with 26 km (16 mi.) of trails in an 890-ha (2,200-acre) park of natural beauty. Camping, non-motorized trails, horseback riding, 10

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fresh-water lakes, canoe, kayak, paddle boat rentals, rock climbing and geo-caching programs. Lily Lake Café and DayTripping (outdoor activities & rental company) located at Lily Lake Pavilion. The Loyalist House, Cherry Brook Zoo, Saint John Jewish Historical Museum, Barbour’s General Store and the Carleton Martello Tower National Historic Site are also worth a visit. Harbour Passage is a safe walking, running and biking trail which connects the north side of Saint John to the uptown along the water. Interpretive structures and panels offer a truly unique way to discover our rich and layered heritage as well as our own natural environment and is a symbol of our progress, renewal and pride. Irving Nature Park, “The Saint John EcoTourism Site” - A special part of the Fundy Coast and a haven for wildlife. See birds, seals and more just minutes from downtown Saint John. Limited access for large motorcoaches. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour The Water Street Dinner Theatre operates Thursday - Sunday from Steamers Lobster Company on Water Street and Phoenix Dinner Theatre is housed in the MAC Music & Arts Centre on Exmouth Street. Both are located uptown.

St. Martins - E6

An historic fishing village famous for its red cliffs, hiking, birdwatching, echoing caves and covered bridges - just off the beaten track. The Fundy Trail is 11 kilometres of spectacular roadway and a 16-kilometre network of walking, hiking and biking trails. It is a seasonal multi-use coastal access network including, a low-speed roadway with scenic lookouts, a pedestrian/bicycle trail, footpaths to beaches and river estuaries and an interpretive centre at Big Salmon River.

Fundy National Park of Canada “The Bay of Fundy Discovery Site.” - F5

One of two national parks in New Brunswick. Its dramatic scenery includes rugged cliffs, sweeping hills and valleys and tidal beaches. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour The Hopewell Rocks - “The Ocean Tidal Exploration Site.” This is one of the province’s most popular and intriguing attractions. Here, the power of the Bay of Fundy tides can be witnessed. Curious rock formations, the “flower pots”, have been sculpted by the massive tides and can be viewed from three hours before low tide to three hours after. A visitor interpretation center, the Ocean Tidal Exploration Centre offers a great view of the Bay of Fundy... One of the Marine Wonders of the World. Licensed, groupfriendly restaurant on-site. Minimum Time Required: 2 hours

Moncton / Dieppe – G3

Greater Moncton Region With more than a dozen of the province's top attractions within one hour's drive, Moncton is your New Brunswick tour destination. Experience the sights, sounds and food of Acadian "joie de vivre" along the Acadian Coast to the north - or walk on the ocean floor along the Fundy Coast to the south, home of the world's highest tides. Moncton, truly the centre of it all, has regional partners offering daytime activities for everyone and captivating evening entertainment. Attractions - With some of the province's top attractions so close, why not take some time and learn how to catch and cook lobster or see how soap is made by hand. You can also learn about the history of the Acadians and sample some Acadian cuisine after you've tried playing the


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Moncton "spoons". If you prefer, you can taste some good ol' fashioned ranch cooking after you walk along the ocean floor and breath in the fresh air of the Bay of Fundy. See our Moncton ad for more information. Hotels - Exploring everything we have to offer can be tiring. Refresh, relax and rejuvenate at any on of our top accommodations. See our Moncton ad for more information. Magnetic Hill - A city filled with intrigue, Moncton pulls you in and never lets go. Magnetic Hill is one of Moncton's most famous treasures, captivating people for decades with its magnetic charm. A wonder to behold, the legend of the Hill is rivalled only by the thousands of people who are attracted to to region for the world-class events hosted here. Champlain Place is the largest shopping centre in the Maritimes, located in Dieppe. Its wide array of shops and services makes it a major shopping destination. Tidal Bore, Petitcodiac River - This natural phenomenon is a result of the record-high tides of the Bay of Fundy. Within an hour the river can go from a muddy bottom at low tide to being filled to some 7.5 meters in depth. Tidal Bore Park features an excellent view of the bore and a clock which gives the time of the next tide.

Other points of interest include Magnetic Hill Winery, Wharf Village Shoppes & Restaurant and the Acadian Museum.

Saint-Joseph-de-Memramcook - H4

Visit the Monument Lefebvre National Historic Site in remembrance and celebration of all things Acadian. Nestled amid unspoiled hills and dales, discover the Memramcook Learning and Vacation Resort. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour

Sackville - H5

Where stately homes and tree-lined streets surround the beautiful campus of Mount Allison University and boardwalks and guides take you through the Sackville Waterfowl Park. Sackville is located along one of North America’s major migratory bird routes and enjoys an abundance and variety of waterfowl and birds. Guided tours of Owens Art Gallery, Canada’s oldest university art gallery, and Campbell Carriage Factory Museum offer a cultural experience. Canada’s Live Bait Theatre productions run throughout the summer.

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Our beautifully decorated 115 bedroom hotel is located in Crystal Palace indoor amusement park. Just beside Champlain Place – 160 stores & services! Enjoy our amazing “California Oasis” pool. Only minutes from great New Brunswick attractions like the Hopewell Rocks and Le Pays de la Sagouine! 499 Paul Street, Dieppe, New Brunswick Tel: (506) 858-8584 Fax (506) 858-5486 Email: info@crystalpalacehotel.com www.crystalpalacehotel.com


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routing Driving Distance 182km (114mi) end to end. Route 8. Driving Time by Motorcoach: Approximately 2.25 hrs

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Miramichi - D1

A wonderful stop for groups, Miramichi offers events such as the Irish Festival, the Miramichi Folk Song Festival, and more. Enjoy local scenery and visit shops, restaurants and Heritage Sites. Recommended length of stay: 24 hours Miramichi Kitchen Party - an evening of local music and culture hosted by Connie and Paul. Guests are encouraged to sing and even play the spoons. Experience down-home warmth in a cozy kitchen with tea, coffee and select desserts. Minimum Time Required: 1.5 hours Take a boat tour to Beaubears Island with costumed guides, then visit the new Interpretive Centre, to learn about the Acadians that took refuge there and the shipbuilding of centuries past. Minimum Time Required: 2 hour

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Middle Island Irish Historical Park Interpretation Centre tells the history of the island through the many articles on display. Take a stroll around the island on the walking trails and see the Celtic cross that stands in honour of the Irish immigrants who are buried there. Minimum Time Required: 1/2 hour

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At Metepenagiag Heritage Park experience the ancient Mi’kmaq culture that has existed at its source for over 3000 years. View archaeological finds, see historic Mi’kmaq ceramic pottery, learn of the significance of the Augustine Mound and Oxbow National Historic Sites. Minimum Time Required: 2 hours

Doaktown - C3

The Atlantic Salmon Museum features audio/visual exhibits on the life of the Atlantic salmon, local heritage, aquarium and Riverside Gift Shop. The Doak Historic Site is a living museum showcasing a bygone era with costumed interpreters and an orientation centre. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour

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Central New Brunswick Woodmen’s Museum and Gift Shop offers sixteen exhibition buildings with authentic tools, documents and photographs of early lumberjacks and their home life. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour


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routing From Perth-Andover to Plaster Rock on Route 109, to Mount Carleton Provincial Park on Route 385, to Saint-Quentin on Route 180, to Tide Head on Route 17, to Atholville and Campbellton on Route 134.

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Sugarloaf Provincial Park - D1

A year-round activity site near Campbellton. You can take a ride on the chairlift or alpine slide at Sugarloaf Provincial Park. You’ll find breathtaking scenery here as well as camping, tennis, birdwatching, cycling, and hiking. In winter, this is downhill and cross-country ski territory. The lodge canteen and patio bar round out the fun. Sugarloaf Bike Park Live a unique mountain-biking experience at Sugarloaf Provincial Park, and ride Atlantic Canada’s only bike-park trails that are accessible by mountain lift. The newly expanded, downhill bike park was designed and built by Gravity Logic, the company who built the # 1 bike park in Whistler, BC. Sugarloaf Bike Park boasts over 25 km (16 mi.) of marked mountain-biking trails! Beginning to ride, or if you are an experienced veteran, you are sure to have an epic day riding these trails.

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Dalhousie - D1

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The Restigouche Regional Museum traces Dalhousie’s fishing, farming and lumber industries. The Battle of the Restigouche National Historic Site is the site of the last naval battle between France and England for possession of the North American continent. Located at the mouth of the Restigouche River, at the far end of Chaleur Bay you can relive one of the little-known events of the Seven Years’ War in North America. Visit Roy Historical House, a recreated building from the mushrooming villages established along the railway that was being built to link the country from sea to sea. Discover local history and homegrown products.

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The Restigouche Gallery featuring national, and local exhibits in art, history, science and technology.

Kedgwick Forestry Village and Museum, go back in the days of history with the forestry museum and learn how loggers lived their dangerous lives.

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Mount Carleton Provincial Park - C3

This is one of the crowning glories of New Brunswick’s untouched natural sites. A large wilderness park at the foot of the highest peak in the Maritimes, Mount Carleton (2700ft) offers hiking, birdwatching, canoeing, trout fishing, camping and more. Note: The whole Appalachian Range Route is extremely scenic, particularly in the fall.

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Kouchibouguac ©2008 New Brunswick Tourism and Parks

routing From Route 2 at Aulac, Route 16, 15, 133 to Shediac to Route 11 all the way to Charlo (with some jaunts to the coast along the way). From Shediac to Kouchibouguac, take Route 134, 530, 535, 475, 505 & 134. Driving Distance (end to end): 477km (295 mi) on to Bathurst and Charlo. Driving Time by Motorcoach: Approximately 7 hours

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Cape Jourimain - G7

Continue towards PEI to reach Cape Jourimain Nature Centre located at the base of the Confederation Bridge, a 13km (8mi) link between New Brunswick and PEI. Your group can stop to enjoy the many amenities such as home-cooked meals, unique gifts, wonderful vistas, ample washroom facilities and motorcoach parking. Provincial Visitor Information Centre also on-site. Murray Beach Provincial Park - "A Community Seaside Site" -a fun-filled New Brunswick Provincial Park, this is a campground on the beach!

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Shediac - E7

Known as the "Lobster Capital of the World" Shediac is one of the most popular beach recreation areas in the province, and has its own Day Adventure Centre. Parlee Beach Provincial Park - "New Brunswick’s Favourite Swimming Beach" - One of Canada’s best beaches and the summer capital of New Brunswick. This large, supervised, saltwater beach offers washrooms, parking, food service and a summer program of activities.

Aulac - H4

The Fort Beauséjour National Historic Site is a fivesided earthwork fort dating from the 18th century. It features intrepretive paintings of the life of the garrison, stone ruins, grassy ramparts, picnic areas and a gift shop. Guide service available. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour

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Shediac Bay Cruises - Discover the region by experiencing first hand it’s livelihood – the sea! Shediac Bay Cruises offer lobster, action fishing, leisure, and private cruises.

Bouctouche - E6

Birthplace of internationally renowned author Antonine Maillet and one of the world’s wealthiest industrialists, K.C. Irving. Irving Eco-Centre La Dune de Bouctouche - A superb example of nature at its purest and most awe-inspiring, the dune and its environment are unspoiled eco-treasures. Follow a safe and comfortable boardwalk along the gentle sands, fragile grasses and wildlife. Intrepretive Guides on-site. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour Le Pays de la Sagouine - A cultural attraction designed to revive the unique era of the beginning of the century, which author Antonine Maillet has made famous. There are shops with local handcrafts and souvenirs and restaurants offer complete

menus along with traditional Acadian cuisine. Some evening programs for groups are also possible. Minimum Time Required: 2 hours

Rexton -D6

Birthplace of Andrew Bonar Law, the only British Prime Minister not born in the British Isles, featuring his house and farm.

Kouchibouguac National Park of Canada - "The Kouchibouguac Bay Ecological Site" - D5

Spectacular beaches and sand dunes sweep for 26km (16mi) along the ocean here. The Visitor Reception Centre has room for several motorcoaches. An award-winning audio-visual presentation acquaints visitors with the park in all seasons. Minimum Time Required: Visitor Reception Centre and park tour: Two hours. Visitor Reception Centre, park and picnic or restaurant: 3 hours

Bartibog Bridge - C4

Shippagan - E2

The MacDonald Farm Historic Site provides a nostalgic journey back into the history and excitement of the early days on the Miramichi River. Costumed staff carry out daily activities reflectingfamily life in 1820. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour

Visit the Aquarium and Marine Centre, housing 3,000 marine specimens from the Gulf of St. Lawrence.


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Visit the Ecological Park of the Acadian Peninsula, featuring the Acadian Peninsula’s flora and wildlife. Interpretation centre, footbridge, observation tower, trails and guided nature tours. A must-do adventure is Kiteboarding Training at Club Wind & Kite – learn how to pilot a giant kite in order to ride on the water and you will master the wind and ocean.

Caraquet - D2

The Acadian Historical Village, near Caraquet, depicts Acadian life from 1780 to the early 1900s. There’s non-stop activity at the village from morning to the evening dinner theatre. The Caraquet Day Adventure Centre has cruises and more. Minimum Time Required: 3 hours

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fresh air! Relax on the beach, collect beautiful shells or go for a swim in the Bay. Atlas Park recreation centre is the only installation of its kind in eastern Canada. A perfect place for outdoors people! Summer activities include diving, fishing and hiking. Winter sports lovers will enjoy sliding cross-country skiing and outdoor skating.

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This Acadian municipality on the coast of Chaleur Bay is home to the New Brunswick Mining and Mineral Interpretation Centre offering guided tours and educational programs. Simulation of an underground descent is a highlight.

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Located on the wharf at Petit-Rocher in NewBrunswick on the beaches of the Baie des Chaleurs (designated by UNESCO as one of the most beautiful bays in the world), the Motel et Chalets l'Acadien sur mer… is a breath of

Charlo’s beaches and water activities such as windsurfing and swimming make it an appealing summer stop.

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Little Big Bear Safari - High above in a 26’ tower, view black bears in their natural environment. Just the opposite of the zoo, the bears are on the loose and you are in the cage.

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accommodations Acadian Coastal Drive ATLANTIC HOST HOTEL Northern New Brunswick’s finest full-service hotel catering to motorcoach, corporate, and recreational travellers since 1979. Friendly, bilingual staff and exceptional service are the hallmarks of our hotel and restaurant. Always the perfect host! Featuring 100 guest rooms. Restaurant seats 74 and is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. (price range: $7 to $19). Complimentary meals for escort and driver. Baggage handling: $1.75 per bag per move. Motorcoach parking available. Welcome reception provided!

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AUBERGE DE LA BAIE MOTOR INN Marvelously located on the waterfront, in the heart of Caraquet, Auberge de la Baie is a 54 unit Motor Inn offering all the facilities of a larger hotel: a beautiful reception area with a large fireplace, a full service dining room and lounge, meeting facilities, etc. Group rates and complimentary policy are available. Motorcoach parking. Near all major attractions. Limited wheelchair access.

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Appalachian Range Route SUPER 8 CAMPBELLTON Walking distance to restaurents, bars & shopping. Super Start Continental breakfast included. Free wireless internet, newspaper,gym, sauna,pool, whirlpool, meeting rooms. Friendly bilingual service. Microwaves and mini fridges in all the rooms.

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Conveniently located, many think of Danny's Inn as a small resort property. Set amongst the well appointed and spacious grounds is a heated pool, a tennis court, shuffleboard and a variety of other activities including a children's playground. Golf, beach and shopping are only minutes away. Danny's offers deluxe accommodations as well as first class family units and efficiency suites. Our dining room & coffee shop is known throughout Atlantic Canada for it's excellent food.

9990 Adam DeGrace PO Box 180, Bathurst, New Brunswick, E2A 3Z2 Tel: 506-546-6621; 1-800-200-1350 Fax: 506-548-3266 info@dannysinn.com www.dannysinn.com

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Featuring 106 comfortable guest rooms (76 with queen bed; 30 with king bed), all very well furnished with large TV and movies available. All rooms also feature irons & ironing boards, hairdryer, makeup mirror, work desk, mini bars and complimentary inroom coffee. One free room per 20 or more paid. Free Continental breakfast. Deposit requirement of $500 to $1000. Baggage handling: $2.00 per person, per move. Motorcoach parking available.

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Sylvie Chiasson, GM 26 Duke St, Campbellton, New Brunswick, E3N 2K3 Tel: 506-753-8080 Fax: 506-753-4865 info@super8campbellton.com www.super8campbellton.com

Christian Cyr 100 Main Street, Moncton, New Brunswick, E1C 1B9 Tel: 506-870-4444; 1-800-576-4040 Fax: 506-870-4445 chateau@chateaumoncton.ca www.chateaumoncton.ca

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AMSTERDAM INN Stay with Friends at the Amsterdam Inn & Suites! Located near attractions, shopping and golf, we offer group rates and discounts including a complimentary room for the bus driver. We are Canada Select rated at 3.5 stars and Trade Smart Certified. Enjoy our spacious guest suites complete with complimentary high speed internet,and continental breakfast. Complete your New Brunswick experience and stay with friends at the Amsterdam Inn & Suites. Visit us online at www.amsterdaminns.com. Annie Levesque 2550 Mountain Road, Moncton, New Brunswick, E1G 4R3 Tel: 506-383-5050; 1-800-468-2828 Fax: 506-383-5050 inns@nbnet.nb.ca www.amsterdaminns.com

BROADLEAF GUEST RANCH DANNY'S INN RESTAURANT & CONFERENCE CENTRE

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Experience the Bay of Fundy from a Ranch perspective! Family owned and operated Guest Ranch, located between Hopewell Rocks & Fundy National Park offering clean & comfortable Cabin accommodations. Enjoy Ranch-sized portions of delicious home-cooked family recipes from our licensed Restaurant. Challenge your adventure side with a variety of activities including horseback riding. Customized packages for groups of all sizes to meet your requests and budgets. Call for Reservations. Recommended Bay of Fundy Operator & Trade Smart Certified

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Featuring 112 comfortable guest rooms (84 with queen beds; 28 with king beds), all very well furnished with 42” plasma TV’s and movies available. All rooms also feature irons & ironing boards, hairdryer, makeup mirror, work desk, mini fridges and complimentary in-room coffee. One free room per 20 or more paid. Free continental breakfast. 50 % deposit requirement 45 days prior to arrival, balance net on departure . Baggage handling: $2.00 per person, per move. Motor coach parking available.

M Alvin Noel 369 Rockland Road, Saint John, New Brunswick, E2K 3W3 Tel: 506-644-4444; 1-800-772-4040 Fax: 506-644-4445 chateau@chateausaintjohn.ca www.chateausaintjohn.ca

CHOCOLATE RIVER MOTEL & COTTAGES Overlooking the banks of the scenic Petticodiac River, gateway to the Bay of Fundy, Chocolate River Motel & Cottages offers the amenities you value with a dose of Maritime hospitality. Family and pet-friendly, our door is always open to you. Whether you are a golfer, nature lover, history buff or just looking for family activities there is something for everyone on-site or within a short drive. Join us today and experience our friendliness first-hand!

M Wayne Gaskin 3471 Rte 114, Edgett’s Landing, New Brunswick, E4H 2G5 Tel: 506-734-1904; 1-877-734-1904 chocolateriver@nb.aibn.com www.gaskinschocolateriver.ca


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Close to everything including Tidal Bore and Magnetic Hill. 104 guest rooms. Complimentary "Coastal Plus" Breakfast for everyone in the group. On-site restaurant seats 100. Complimentary meals for escort and/or driver when dining with group. Complimentary room per 15 paid; $55 + tax driver rate. Motorcoach parking available. Indoor saltwater pool & sauna, laundry. Exercise facilities. Walk to shopping. Welcome reception. Deposit $350,120 days in advance. Baggage handling: $2 pp round trip. Trade Smart certified.

Spectacular waterfront location in the heart of uptown with 197 spacious guestrooms.Conveniently connected via "inside pedway" to shopping, restaurants and attractions.Indoor salt water pool, sauna and exercise room. Turn of the Tide restaurant serving breakfast and Brigantine Lounge with seasonal outdoor patio serving lunch and dinner daily.Complimentary motorcoach parking. Complimentary meals for driver/escort with group meal. One complimentary room per 15 paid.Complimentary refreshment reception upon arrival.Baggage Handling: $6.00 plus tax, per bag, round trip. TradeSmart certified.

9990 Anna McCuaig 502 Kennedy Street, Moncton, New Brunswick, E1A 5Y7 Tel: 506-857-9686; 1-800-561-3939 Fax: 506-857-1791 moncton@coastalinns.com www.coastalinns.com

COASTAL INN SACKVILLE

9990 Rick Cann 15 Wright Street, Sackville, New Brunswick, E4L 4P8 Tel: 506-536-0000; 1-888-704-7444 Fax: 506-536-0009 sackville@coastalinns.com www.coastalinns.com

CROWNE PLAZA MONCTON DOWNTOWN Moncton's four star landmark hotel, providing a modern, urban hotel experience in the heart of downtown Moncton, while still offering the warmth of East Coast hospitality. Motor coach and leisure travellers alike benefit from our most convenient location. Enjoy our Sleep Advantage program (7 layer bedding, sleep amenities), full service dining, saltwater pool and jacuzzi, state of the art fitness centre and Moncton's only wine bar. Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts Quality Excellence Award Winner for 2009. 4studentsportsmeetingscorporate Emily Gould 1005 Main Street, Moncton, New Brunswick, E1C 1G9 Tel: 506-853-5296; 1-866-854-4656 Fax: 506-857-4176 ssteeves@pacrimhotels.com www.cpmoncton.com

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RAMADA PLAZA CRYSTAL PALACE Our beautifully decorated 115-bedroom hotel is located next to Champlain Place with 160 stores and services. Our pool area is like walking into a California Oasis. The focal point is a beautifully designed waterfall that encompasses the hot tub. The hotel is attached to the Crystal Palace indoor amusement park and 8 Empire movie theatres, Chapters bookstore & McGinnis Landing Restaurant. Only minutes from two great experiences Le Pays de la Sagouine and Hopewell Rocks.

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Conveniently located close to everything your group wants to see and do, including Sackville Waterfront Park, and Mount Allison University, with one-day trips to PEI an attractive option. 50 guest rooms (36 with two double beds; 14 with queen bed). Complimentary "Coastal Plus" Breakfast for everyone. One complimentary room with 15 paid; driver $55 (1 bed). Baggage handling: $2 pp, round trip. Deposit requirement $350, 120 days in advance. Welcome reception, motorcoach parking. Trade Smart certified.

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COASTAL INN CHAMPLAIN

9990 Sophie Dupuis 499 Paul Street, Moncton, New Brunswick, E1A 6S5 Tel: 506-858-8584; 1-800-561-7108 Fax: 506-858-5486 info@crystalpalacehotel.com www.crystalpalacehotel.com

RODD PARK HOUSE INN Ideally situated in downtown Moncton and beside the famous Tidal Bore Park, Rodd Park House Inn, is a 3 ½ star hotel featuring 97 guestrooms (42 with 2 double beds), and outdoor pool. Guests will enjoy complimentary continental breakfast, in-room coffee and complimentary morning newspaper. One comp room per 15 rooms paid. Welcome reception provided. Complimentary high speed internet, business centre and motorcoach parking available.

Always the Perfect Host!

9990 Lori MacKinnon 434 Main Street, Moncton, New Brunswick, E1C 1B9 Tel: 902-629-2303; 1-800-565-7633 Fax: 902-368-3569 lmackinnon@roddhotelsandresorts.com www.roddhotelsandresorts.com

• Welcome reception • Friendly, bilingual service staff • Superb guest rooms • Excellent family-style restaurant • Air Conditioned throughout • Indoor pool, sauna, whirlpool, fitness gym • Pressure wash (for coaches) on-site 1450 Vanier Blvd. Exit #310 on Route 11 P.O. Box 910, Bathurst, NB E2A 4H7 Tel: (506) 548-3335

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SAINT JOHN COLONIAL INNS

UNIVERSITY OF MONCTON

AMSTERDAM INN FREDERICTON

Located a few blocks from downtown Saint John, and Harbour Station Sports Center five minutes from world famous Reversing Falls. Walk the 1½ mile "Loyalist Trail" in city center to visit Loyalist House, built in 1820 and the burial grounds of 1784, the old City Market, Barbour's general store and historic Trinity Church. Rooms available in singles, doubles, or suites. Fully licensed "Ambassador" dining room is open 24 hours. Large indoor heated swimming pool and whirlpool.

Accommodations are from the begining of May to mid-August. We have residences with different types of rooms for accommodation, which are affordable and comfortable(studios, simple rooms and apartments). Security 24 hours a day. Free internet and WiFi included in some buildings. We can accommodate tourists, groups, conferences or events. Our service can also help you make the necessary reservations for your stay, by either booking meeting rooms or suggest activities on the Campus.

The Amsterdam Inn & Suites is a newly built accommodation, our Inn features 50 air conditioned rooms; cable TV as well as the movie channel at no added cost; free deluxe continental breakfast served fresh daily; barrier free rooms; elevators; fitness room. We are centrally located, minutes to shopping, dining and golf. The Inn is located with in 20 minutes of Kings Landing Historical site and just minutes to downtown. Brad MacMillan 559 Bishop Dr, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3C 2M6 Tel: 506-474-5050; 1-800-468-2828 Fax: 506-474-5054 innf@nbnet.nb.ca www.amsterdaminns.com

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Ginny Robb 175 City Road; PO Box 548, Saint John, New Brunswick, E2L 3Z8 Tel: 506-652-3000; 1-877-488-4667 Fax: 506-658-1664 colonial@mostofa.ca www.thecolonial.ca

ST. ANDREWS MOTOR INN St. Andrews Motor Inn is disability accessible. We have Motorcoach parking Complimentary driver/escort comp on 15 rooms or more booked Baggage handling $1.00 in $1.00 out upon request accessible to all stores on the same street within walking distance. welcome reception breakfast available upon request $8.95 each plus 15% gratuity at our sister business Kennedy Inn Shiretown Restaurant contact Skip Firlotte at 1-506-529-4571 or 1-506-529-8844 email standrewsmotorinn@nb.aibn.com e-mail kenhouse@nbnet.nb.ca website www.standrewsmotorinn.com All room have beautiful view of the water with air conditioning

9990 Melanie Hall 111 Water Street, St. Andrews, New Brunswick, E5B 1A3 Tel: 506-529-4571 Fax: 506-529-4583 standrewsmotorinn@nb.aibn.com www.standrewsmotorinn.com

SUPER 8 MONCTON-DIEPPE Welcome reception provided upon arrival which includes a non alcoholic punch. Accommodations include a SuperStart continental breakfast each morning between 6am and 10am. Group will receive one complimentary room for every 15 rooms paid per night and the driver will receive his room at 50% off the tour rate. Baggage handling is $4 round trip. We have six wheelchair accessible rooms. Our hotel is also equiped with two elevators and coin operated laundry services.

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Geneviève Gagné 18, avenue Antonine-Maillet, local 172, Moncton, New Brunswick, E1A 3E9 Tel: 506-858-4602; 1-800-363-8336 Fax: 506-863-2015 logestival@umoncton.ca www.umoncton.ca/umcm-logement/node/8

Miramichi River Route RODD MIRAMICHI RIVER -A RODD SIGNATURE HOTEL Rodd Miramichi River offers a 4 star country retreat atmosphere and is a convenient drive from Moncton, Fredericton and Saint John. Nestled on the banks of the Miramichi River, the hotel features an indoor pool, jacuzzi, fitness centre, and full-service restaurant and lounge (specializing in salmon) overlooking the Miramichi River. The guestrooms are large with captivating views of the river and have the 'authentic' New Brunswick lodge atmosphere. One comp meal per 20 purchased; one comp room per 15 rooms paid. Welcome reception provided. Complimentary high speed internet, business centre and motorcoach parking available.

9999 Lori MacKinnon 1809 Water Street, Miramichi, New Brunswick, E1N 1B2 Tel: 902-629-2303; 1-800-565-7633 Fax: 902-368-3569 lmackinnon@roddhotelsandresorts.com www.roddhotelsandresorts.com

River Valley Scenic Drive AMSTERDAM INN Stay with Friends at the Amsterdam Inn & Suites! Located near attractions, shopping and golf, we offer group rates and discounts including a complimentary room for the bus driver. We are Canada Select rated at 3.5 stars and Trade Smart Certified. Enjoy our spacious guest suites complete with complimentary high speed internet and continental breakfast. Complete your New Brunswick experience and stay with friends at the Amsterdam Inn & Suites. Visit us online at www.amsterdaminns.com.

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BEST WESTERN WOODSTOCK INN & SUITES The award winning Best Western Woodstock is conveniently located just off the Trans Canada Hwy, and just off the I95. With great customer service, clean, spacious rooms, with lots of free amenities makes us stand out above the competition. Our rooms have 32” TVs with DVD players, comp movies, free deluxe continental breakfast, HS/Wireless internet, cocktail lounge, indoor heated pool, and fitness centre. We are within walking distance to local restaurants and movie theatre.

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Jennifer Head 123 Gallop Court, Woodstock, New Brunswick, E7M 3P7 Tel: 506-328-2378; 1-888-580-1188 Fax: 506-328-9195 sales@bwwoodstock.ca www.bestwesternwoodstock.com

CITY MOTEL Independatly owned 55 room motel situated in the heart of Fredericton. Close to two malls, cinemas, hospital, and several eating establishments. Full service restaurant open daily 7:30am. to 9:30pm, laundry facilities, and exercise room. Group rates available,special Government, Commerical, and senior rates. Ask about our frequent visitor rate. Three and half star rating.

9990 Eveleen Haines 1216 Regent Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 3Z4 Tel: 506-450-9900; 1-800-268-2858 Fax: 506-452-1915 citymotel@nb.aibn.com www.thecitymotel.com

CLARION HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE EDMUNDSTON The Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre is ideally located in downtown Edmundston, attached to a shopping center and walking distance to many shops and restarants. Local points of interest like the New Brunswick Botanical Garden and the Fort du PetitSault historic site are close by. The hotel does have a restaurant, indoor pool and business center on-site. Our friendly staff looks forward to making your stay memorable. Make a reservation with us today!

M Nancy Leclerc 100 rue Rice, Edmundston, New Brunswick, E3V 1T4 Tel: 506-739-7321 nancyl@clarionedmundston.ca

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CROWNE PLAZA FREDERICTON LORD BEAVERBROOK

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The Crowne Plaza Fredericton Lord Beaverbrook Hotel has rich history in our city, dating back to 1948. Nestled among stately Victorian homes that line the beautiful St. John River, the historic Crowne Plaza Fredericton Lord Beaverbrook is the only downtown hotel providing the premier location for motor coach and leisure travelers. It boasts walking access to the Provincial Legislature and is only steps away from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the Fredericton Playhouse and Officer’s Square. Ask us about our Lord Beaverbrook Experience package for group tour and FIT.

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With 200 units, the Fredericton Inn is one of the largest properties in the city. Facilities include: two dining rooms,lounge, pool, exercise room and whirlpool. Walk to shopping mall next door. Special banquet menus. Noon buffet; evening buffet. Rates: $85 single & $95 twin, plus applicable taxes (standard rooms); Deluxe rooms available upon request. Groups receive: Manager's welcome, complimentary room for driver or escort, complimentary dinner & breakfast for both. Call for details.

9990 Darrell Brewer 1315 Regent Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3C 1A1 Tel: 506-455-1430; 1-800-561-8777 Fax: 506-458-5448 dbrewer@frederictoninn.nb.ca www.frederictoninn.nb.ca

HOWARD JOHNSON PLAZA HOTEL FREDERICTON Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Fredericton is located in Fredericton’s up-town center, we are close to shopping, many restaurants and businesses, sports arenas, ball fields, only minutes from the greater Fredericton Airport. We offer Indoor and outdoor pools, hot tub, sauna, exercise facility, free wireless internet, free local and long distance calling inside North America. Rooms come with Complimentary continental breakfast for two as well as in-room coffee, and in-room fridge.

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QUALITY INN GRAND FALLS Featuring 80 newly renovated guest rooms (36 with 2 double beds; 39 with queen bed; 5 with king bed), plus indoor pool, sauna, basketball court, children's playground, wireless high speed internet, exercise room. Non-smoking rooms available. On-site restaurant, Pres du Lac, open daily from 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. and offers meals ranging in price from $10 to $20. Two complimentary meals per 30 purchased; one complimentary room per 15 or more occupied. Deposit requirement of $300. Baggage handling: $2. Motorcoach parking.

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Jean (John) LaForge 10039 Route 144 (exit 75), St. Andre, New Brunswick, E3Y 3H5 Tel: 506-473-1300; 1-888-473-1300 Fax: 506-473-5501 pdl@nb.aibn.com www.presdulac.com

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RAMADA HOTEL FREDERICTON As your guests arrive, they will walk the red carpet and into the Ramada Fredericton to experience rest and relaxation beginning with their punch reception on our indoor terrace. The tropical courtyard is surrounded by well-appointed rooms in which your guests will see that the lights have been turned on and their ice buckets filled prior to their arrival. Full service restaurant, pool and hottub as well as 10,000 square feet full of lush, tropical plants and indoor waterfall will make for a memorable stay for your guests.

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Sharon Mitchell 480 Riverside Drive, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3A 8C2 Tel: 506-460-5500 or Sharon Direct 506-4605507; 1-800-596-4656 Fax: 506-472-0170 smitchell@ramadafredericton.com www.ramadafredericton.com

UNIVERSITY OF NEW BRUNSWICK Experience the historic University of New Brunswick: - Affordable and convenient accommodations May through August, as well as some accommodations year round. - Centrally located with easy access to Trans Canada, shopping, dining, and tourist attractions. -Fantastic food service, interactive campus tours and activities, Internet access, indoor pool, recreation facilities, and many unique venues on campus. - Free Motor coach parking. Complimentary accommodations and meal for driver and tour director. - Complimentary welcome reception and baggage handling University of New Brunswick Conference Services 20 Bailey Drive, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5A3 Tel: 506-453-4800; 1-888-865-6122 Fax: 506-453-3585 stay@unb.ca www.unbf.ca/conference

attractions Acadian Coastal Drive IRVING ECO-CENTRE: LA DUNE DE BOUCTOUCHE A superb example of nature at its purest and most awe-inspiring, the 12 km long sandspit and its environment are unspoiled eco-treasures. The eco-centre was developed to preserve and restore one of the great sand dunes on the northeastern coast of North America. Follow a safe and comfortable 2km boardwalk along the gentle sands, fragile grasses, and wildlife. Interpretive guides, interpretive centre, and information centre on-site.

M Joanne Jaillet 1932 Route 475, St. Édouard-de-Kent, New Brunswick, E4S 4W9 Tel: 1-506-743-2600; 1-888-640-3300 (May thru October) Fax: 1-506-743-2605 jaillet.joanne@jdirving.com www.jdirving.com/environment.aspx?id=318

LE PAYS DE LA SAGOUINE Created from internationally renowned Acadian novelist and author Antonine Maillet's imagination. A real live village, in an enchanting natural setting alive with theatre, music, comedy and dance, allows visitors to discover the unique Acadian culture. The whole cast of characters, accompanied by two house bands, will keep your fingers snapping, your feet tapping and your spirits light all through your visit. Open mid-June to early September, 7 days a week. Free motorcoach parking. Bouctouche, N.-B. 1-800561-9188

M Sylvie Robichaud 57 Acadie St., Bouctouche, New Brunswick, E4S 2T7 Tel: 506-743-1400; 1-800-561-9188 Fax: 506-743-1414 sylvierobichaud@sagouine.com www.sagouine.com

NEW BRUNSWICK MINING AND MINERAL INTERPRETATION CENTRE Guided tours, exhibitions, educational games, visual projections, souvenirs shop, an exciting simulation of an underground descent to 3,200 feet, exhibitions, and an amusement park complete with tables and benches to accommodate picnickers. Beach just 400 meters away. Open from June until the end of August, daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission for 12 or more: Adults $4.75, Seniors $3.75, Students $2.75. Recommended length of visit: 1 1/2 hours. Motorcoach parking available. On Route 134, off Route 11. Marc-André Godin 397 rue Principale, Petit-Rocher, New Brunswick, E8J 1L9 Tel: 506-542-2672 Fax: 506-542-2708 petit-rocher.marcandre@nb.aibn.com www.petit-rocher.ca www.acadie-bathurst.com

SHEDIAC BAY CRUISES Discover Lobster! Join us for a 2 1/2 hour boat cruise, let experienced fishermen put you in the action; haul in lobster traps, learn about the history and biology of the lobster, see a cracking demonstration then crack one open yourself and savor a complete lobster dinner. Relax and enjoy the seascape on the calm waters of Shediac Bay with our down-home Acadian hospitality.

M Diane Gaudet 60 point-du-chene wharf rd., Pointe-du-Chene, New Brunswick, E4P 4V9 Tel: 506-532-2175; 1-888-894-2002 Fax: 506-532-2180 tours@lobstertales.ca www.lobstertales.ca

VILLAGE HISTORIQUE ACADIEN Here, each day honours the spirit of old Acadia from 1770 to 1949! From heritage homes to lively bilingual interpretation and authentic Acadian cuisine... life isn't just lived here as it was centuries ago... It's celebrated! Much more than an historical site, stay overnight in an authentic 1907 hotel and enjoy a lively musical dinner theatre. Open daily, Mid June to Mid-October. www.vhanb.ca

M Myriam Léger 14 311 Route 11, PO Box 5626, Caraquet, New Brunswick, E1W 1B7 Tel: 506-726-2600; 1-877-721-2200 Fax: 506-726-2601 vha@gnb.ca www.vhanb.ca

Fundy Coastal Drive CAPE ENRAGE INTERPRETIVE CENTER INC Located along the Bay of Fundy Coastal Route, Cape Enrage is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of mainland New Brunswick’s oldest working lighthouse, built in 1870. Cape Enrage boasts a magnificent view of the world’s highest tides and was awarded ‘The Best View in Canada’ by Frommer’s travel guide in 2004. This site offers visitors not only a historic view of these rugged cliffs, but also adventure opportunities including rappelling. See you there!

M Guy Russell 650 Cape Enrage Road, Waterside, New Brunswick, E4H 4Z4 Tel: (506) 887-2273; 1-888-423-5454 info@capeenrage.ca www.capeenrage.ca

CARLETON MARTELLO TOWER NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE This Cannonball-proof circular stone fort built during the War of 1812 is a classic example of martello tower. The tower features a restored gunpowder magazine and soldiers’ barracks. Its fire command post delivers a panoramic view of the city of Saint John and the bay of fundy. Come enjoy an exhilarating guided tour and a collection of absorbing interactive exhibits. Asloob Mohammad or Patricia Dickeson 454 Whipple Street, Saint John, New Brunswick, E2M 2R3 Tel: 506-636-4011; 1-888-773-8888 Fax: 506-636-4574 fundy.info@pc.gc.ca www.pc.gc.ca/carletonmartellotower www.pc.gc.ca

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MAGNETIC HILL... WHARF VILLAGE SHOPPES & RESTAURANT

The 1st Accredited Zoo in Atlantic Canada. Featuring Exotic and Endangered animals, from the magnificent Siberian Tigers to some of the rarests monkeys in the world. Stroll through a beautiful natural woodland setting. Visit our Aboriginal Medicine Wheel and Herb Garden, visit our Wetlands area with floating Gazebo and Boardwalk and stop in to see our newly renovanted Discovery and Awareness Centre. Step back in time in the Vanished Kingdom Park and follow the Trail of Regret.

Located next to the world-famous Magnetic Hill, where your vehicle rolls uphill without power!! Or does it? The Wharf Village is a re-creation of a Maritime Fishing Village and is home to 5 charming gift shops, a full-service restaurant, fudge factory, ice cream bar, and BeaverTail pastry shop. Comp-limentary meal for driver and escort. Free Parking. Open May to October. High season from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Pre & Post (high) season from 9a.m. to 7 p.m. Magnetic Hill Park (Exit 450 from Trans Canada Rt #2) The geographical phenomenon at Magnetic Hill is a must-see when touring the Maritimes.

M Lynda Collrin 901 Foster Thurston Dr, Saint John, New Brunswick, E2K 5H9 Tel: 506-634-1440 Fax: 506-634-0717 noahsark@rogers.com www.cherrybrookzoo.com

FUNDY NATIONAL PARK

Karen Hine / Danielle Richard PO Box 1001, Alma, New Brunswick, E4H 1B4 Tel: 506-887-6000; 1-888-773-8888 Fax: 506-887-6008 fundy.info@pc.gc.ca www.pc.gc.ca/fundy

IRVING NATURE PARK Enjoy 13km of easy to moderate hiking trails through and alongside barrier beaches, extensive mud flats, Acadian forest, bogs, salt marshes and rugged rocky coastal shore and associated tide pools. Park is a staging ground for thousands of shorebirds during fall migration. Over 260 species of birds have been seen within the parks 600ac boundary. Enjoy scenic views from the observation tower, boardwalk or picnic areas along the trails. Free gas BBQs available. Special nature events hosted all year long, free of charge.

M Samantha Perrin – Mgr, Irving Nature Park P.O. Box 5777; 300 Union Street, Saint John, New Brunswick, E2L 4M3 Tel: 506-653-7367 Fax: 506-633-5565 naturepark@jdirving.com www.jdirving.com

KINGSBRAE GARDEN Tour the multi-award-winning 27-acre Kingsbrae Garden in scenic St Andrews by-the-Sea, open daily 9am to 6pm. Enjoy 50,000+ perennials in many themed gardens, alpacas, peacocks, a Dutch windmill and a splendid Canadian Sculpture Competition. Licensed Garden Café, Gift Shop & Art Gallery. Group rates, ample parking and free admission for drivers & escorts; complimentary meals with group. Fodor’s Choice and New Brunswick Top Ten Attraction. Tradesmart Certified and Bay of Fundy Recommended Experience. www.kingsbraegarden.com

M Mary Jones 220 King Street, St. Andrews, New Brunswick, E5B 1Y Tel: 506-529-3335 ext 1; 1-866-566-8687 Fax: 506-529-4875 kgoffice@kingsbraegarden.com www.kingsbraegarden.com

M John Murphy 50 Magic Mountain Boulevard (PO Box 29051), Moncton, New Brunswick, E1G 4R3 Tel: 506-858-8841; Off Season 705-325-7911 Fax: 506-858-7818; Off Season 705-325-5702 wharfv@nbnet.nb.ca www.magnetichill.com

NEW BRUNSWICK MUSEUM Discover the fascinating stories of New Brunswick! Marvel at the Bay of Fundy tides, walk under a lifesize whale, learn about the province’s famous shipbuilding past, and 1 billion years of geological heritage. See fine and decorative art from New Brunswick and around the world. The Museum includes interactive exhibits and programmes, a Discovery Gallery and the Museum Shop. Located in Saint John’s Market Square...just a few steps from the Bay of Fundy! 1-888-268-9595. www.nbm-mnb.ca

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At Fundy National Park, the giant tides of the Bay of Fundy mark nature's subtle cadence. Take advantage of the Park's natural setting, explore the forests, and discover the creatures of the intertidal zone. Spectacular panoramic views of the Bay of Fundy, coastal cliffs and rolling forested hills are yours at Fundy National Park. Visit the Fundy Guild bookstore or nearby facilities in the village of Alma. Motorcoach parking is available at the Visitor Reception Centre.

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CHERRY BROOK ZOO & VANISHED KINGDOM PARK

M Jane Fullerton 1 Market Square, Saint John, New Brunswick, E2L 4Z6 Tel: 506-643-2300; 1-888-268-9595 Fax: 506-643-2360 nbmuseum@nbm-mnb.ca www.nbm-mnb.ca

OLIVIER SOAPERY A unique experience awaits you at Olivier Soapery. All five senses will be stimulated as you wander through the displays and try your hand at making soap - the old-fashioned way. Olivier Soaps stands for the Olive Oil Soap Company. The products are created from pure essential oils using the science of plants and flowers to create mild, biodegradable skin solutions. You can visit the workshop, tour the Museum, Soap Art Gallery and the Library, and stop by the Soap Boutique before you leave! Jerome Lussier 391 Coverdale Road, Riverview, New Brunswick E1B 3J6 Tel: 1-877-442-8183 info@oliviersoaps.com www.oliviersoaps.com

THE FUNDY TRAIL The ultimate Bay of Fundy eco-experience! A seasonal coastal trail with spectacular vistas from every view - whether biking, hiking, kayaking or travelling by car, you can enjoy scenic lookouts, footpaths to beaches and a suspension foot-bridge. Visit the Big Salmon River Interpretive Centre and see interpretive displays and history of logging and shipbuilding days. Guided Interpretive Walks are available weekdays and Day Adventures & Multi-day packages are offered to the Fundy Trail’s Hearst Lodge.

M Brian Clark 229 Main Street, St. Martins, New Brunswick, E5R 1B7 Tel: 506-833-2019; 1-866-386-3987 Fax: 506-833-2028 info@fundytrailparkway.com www.fundytrailparkway.com

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THE HOPEWELL ROCKS OCEAN TIDAL EXPLORATION SITE

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Icon of the Province of New Brunswick. Experience the Bay of Fundy home of the World’s Highest Tides. Walk on the ocean floor (99 steps staircase) amongst the famous Flower Pot Rocks. The Hopewell Rocks offer an informative Interpretive Guided Tour of our multi-media exhibits, with advanced reservations, ample free parking, washrooms, food services, (Bus group reservations required) and a gift shop. Enjoy the scenic hiking trails, lookouts, bird watching and the picnic areas.

Mary Ellen Hudson, Tourism Coordinator Fredericton Tourism 11 Carleton Street, PO Box 130, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 4Y7 Tel: 506-460-2043; 1-888-888-4768 Fax: 506-460-2474 garrison@fredericton.ca www.historicgarrisondistrict.ca

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This is a great place to come and meet new people, enjoy a variety of foods, buy fresh produce, fruits and meats, or purchase that special gift for someone (or yourself). Entertainment is provided by local talent and includes singers, musicians,face painters and clowns. The W.W. Boyce Farmers' Market is a 'Must Do' experience for anyone visiting the city of Fredericton. Open from 6 am to 1pm every Saturday year-round. Required time: 1 - 3 hours Boyce Farmers' Market 665 George Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 1K4 Tel: 506-451-1815 Fax: 506-455-6451 bycfrmmk@nbnet.nb.ca www.boycefarmersmarket.com

COVERED BRIDGE POTATO CHIP COMPANY Covered Bridge Potato Chips Company is in the heart of potato country - the perfect spot for making chips! Discover how fresh, Russet potatoes are made into an old-fashioned, kettle-cooked potato chip. Take a tour of the facility, where you can watch educational videos, see the entire chip making process through large glass windows, and see displays about New Brunswick agriculture and the history of potato farming. Finish off by crunching into some of our very own fresh chips, “hot off the line”.

M Krysten McShane 35 Alwright Court, Waterville Carleton Co., New Brunswick, E7P 0A5 Tel: 506-375 2447 Fax: 506-375 2448 krysten@coveredbridgechips.com www.coveredbridgechips.com

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Behind the wrought iron fence in two downtown blocks is the Historic Garrison District- a National Historic Site, overlooking the St. John River. Tour the 1828 Guard House, Soldiers Barracks, explore museums, galleries, and quaint craft shops, where you can watch artists at work or sign up for a workshop. FREE outdoor summer entertainment daily-Changing of the Guard, guided walking tours, classic film series, theatre, concerts and croquet. On site washrooms, free coach parking.

Annick Robichaud 131 ch. Discovery Road, Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick, E4H 4Z5 Tel: 506-734-3552; 1-877-734-3429 Fax: 506-734-2317 annick.robichaud2@gnb.ca www.thehopewellrocks.ca

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The majestic St. John River Valley is home to a bustling living-history village. Visitors are immersed in the sights and sounds, colours and personalities, which heralded the transformation of a young colony into a vibrant nation. Discover 19th century village life on a guided tour or learn more about a 19th century life skill. Savour a Loyalist Feast at the 1855 King’s Head Inn; ask about our Good ol’ Kitchen Party, group rates, comp polices, ample parking, excellent shopping, 20 minutes west of Fredericton. Karen Price Exit 253 Trans Canada Hwy, Fredericton West, Prince William, New Brunswick, E6K 0A5 Tel: 506-363-4971; 1-888-666-5547 Fax: 506-363-4989 Karen.Price2@gnb.ca www.kingslanding.nb.ca

THE BEAVERBROOK ART GALLERY As one of Canada's top ten galleries, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery features exhibitions of historical and contemporary art from New Brunswick, Canada and the world. Open year-round: 9 AM – 5:30 PM,Thursday 9 PM – 9PM.Sundays & Holidays July 1 - September 14 open 9AM - 5:30 PM and from September 15 - June 30 open 12 noon - 5:30 PM. Book tours three weeks in advance. French and English tours. Group rates. Free admission for escorts/drivers. Class A attraction.

M Adda Mihailescu - Art educator 703 Queen Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5A6 Tel: 506-458-2032 Fax: 506-459-7450 adda@beaverbrookartgallery.org www.beaverbrookartgallery.org


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M Eric LeBlanc 60 Pointe-du-Chene Wharf Rd, Pointe-du-Chene, New Brunswick, E4P4V8 Tel: 506-532-2175; 1-888-894-2002 Fax: 506-532-2180 tours@lobstertales.ca www.lobstertales.ca

EASTLINK SHUTTLE EXPRESS INC. EastLink Shuttle provides professional shuttle charter service for groups between 5 and 30 people anywhere in the Maritimes including Moncton, Fredericton, Saint John, Miramichi, Charlottetown and Halifax.We offer a safe, comfortable and cost-effective choice for all types of travelers including business and corporate travel, corporate executives, tourists, sports teams, airline staff, airline passengers, Bay of Fundy tours, musical bands transfers, government employees transportation, hockey teams, skiing trips, and many other types of specialized transfers.

M Georges Le Roc 220,Noel street, Moncton, New Brunswick, E1C 9N3 Tel: 506-859-1900; 1-888-894-7272 Fax: 506-859-1902 eastlink@nb.aibn.com www.eastlinkshuttle.com

Acadian Coastal Drive TOWN OF SHEDIAC The LOBSTER CAPITAL OF THE WORLD is a vacation paradise boasting the warmest saltwater beaches north of Virginia. The Shediac Lobster Festival officially kicks off summer in July. Parlee Beach beckons the weary traveler seeking relaxation and fun in the sun. Our main attraction, a gigantic lobster sculpture weighing 90 tonnes, draws thousands of visitors annually. Savor delicious seafood and authentic Acadian dishes. All kinds of adventures await you. Come experience our culture and discover Shediac! Town of Shediac 290 Main Street, Unit 300, Shediac, New Brunswick, E4P 2E3 Tel: 506-532-7000 Fax: 506-532-6156 info@shediac.org www.shediac.org

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It's the most experiential & educational lobster stop anywhere! Let experienced fisherman put you in the action; haul in lobster traps learn about the lobster and the proper way to cook and crack them. Sit back, relax and enjoy the seascape in the calm waters of the Shediac Bay with our down-home Acadian hospitality.

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Fundy Coastal Drive QUODDY LINK MARINE INC.

Lisa Eldridge, Quoddy Link Marine Inc. 6 King Street, Right of Public Wharf, St. Andrews, New Brunswick, E5B 1Y2 Tel: 506-529-2600; 1-877-688-2600 Fax: 506-529-3875 info@quoddylinkmarine.com www.quoddylinkmarine.com

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Join us on board our modern power catamaran “Quoddy Link” known for its comfort and stability, and experience what the world renowned Bay of Fundy has to offer. Whales, porpoise, seals, a variety of birdlife including bald eagles, plus rugged seascapes and the world's highest tides! All cruises are fully narrated by marine biologists or naturalists. Departures include a refreshment and snack, and written French/English cruise guides. Exclusive charter possibilities include the Roosevelt Campobello International Park.

OPTIMUM RIDE CHARTER SERVICE Optimum Ride Charter Service is a family-owned business created with the belief that group travel should be affordable and enjoyable. Our 47 and 55 passenger motorcoaches are air-conditioned, DVD video-equipped, with PA system and on-board washroom. Single or multi-day trips from NB to destinations in Canada or US. Available for planning your entire trip or simply for charter service. Specializing in sports teams and school groups. Bilingual service also available. Visa & MasterCard accepted. Kim Keith 141 Leonard Drive, Sussex, New Brunswick, E4E 2P9 Tel: 506-433-6634; 1-866-455-6634 Fax: 506-433-6063 info@optimumride.com www.optimumride.com

REVERSING FALLS JET BOAT RIDES THRILL RIDE: Experience the amazing Fundy Tides in JET BOAT: Get ready for excitement - because this is where it gets wet and wild! Ride the rapids of the Reversing Falls! SIGHTSEEING BOAT TOUR: Witness the phenomenon of the famous Reversing Falls and the Saint John Harbour in a calm and relaxing tour. NEW: RENT-A-BIKE: Cycle the Harbor Passage, a unique trail which links the down town area with Fallsview park. WELCOME ABOARD! THE REVERSING FALLS EXPERTS! 1-888-634-8987

99999 Janine Harris 100 Fallsview Ave, Saint John, New Brunswick, E2K 1C2 Tel: 506-634-8987; 1-888-634-8987 Fax: 506-634-8982 info@jetboatrides.com www.jetboatrides.com

destination marketing NEW BRUNSWICK TOURISM & PARKS This is New Brunswick, Canada - New Brunswick - a province rich in history and natural wonders, home to a unique culture and a warm, welcoming people. As the drive gateway to Canada’s East Coast, New Brunswick marks the transition to the relaxation and rejuvenation that comes with the fun, engaging and interactive experiences found in every corner of the province. For people seeking a vacation where you roll up your sleeves, take part, learn and emerge feeling changed and renewed, New Brunswick is a place you just can’t rush. Nature shapes the experience in New Brunswick, from coastal landscapes and warm water beaches to legendary rivers to the raw power of the world’s highest tides in the Bay of Fundy; each experience filled with intriguing, engaging and naturally spectacular things to see, do, touch and feel. Lynn Meehan PO Box 6000, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5H1 Tel: 506-444-6720; 1-888-840-7555 Fax: 506-453-7127 lynn.meehan@gnb.ca www.TourismNewBrunswick.ca

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CITY OF MONCTON

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With Moncton's location in southeastern New Brunswick, there's lots to do in Moncton as well as within one hour from Moncton. You can visit the highest rising tides in the world along the Fundy Coast or experience the Acadian "joie de vivre" along the Acadian Coast. Whichever activity you choose, you won't be disappointed with Moncton's hospitality. Come for a visit and see how Moncton can be home-base for your next tour. Go Moncton-Go everywhere from here!

In Miramichi, New Brunswick you can take part in an authentic Miramichi Kitchen Party with folksingers Connie & Paul at Saltwater Sounds. Take a boat tour to Beaubears Island and then visit the new Interpretive Centre to learn about the Acadians that took refuge there and the shipbuilding of centuries past. At Metepenagiag Heritage Park experience the ancient Mi’kmaq culture and view archaeological finds including historic Mi’kmaq ceramic pottery.

Charlene Fox, Sales Coordinator -Group Tour/Leisure Travel -Tourism Moncton 655 Main Street, Moncton, New Brunswick, E1C 1E8 Tel: 506-853-3596; 1-800-363-4558 Fax: 506-859-2629 charlene.fox@moncton.ca www.moncton.ca

M Dawn Waye 141 Henry Street, Miramichi, New Brunswick, E1V 2N5 Tel: 506-623-2158; 1-800-459-3131 Fax: 506-623-2261 dawn.waye@miramichi.org www.miramichi.org/visit

River Valley Scenic Drive TOURISM SAINT JOHN Discover the Spirit of Saint John. Unspoiled natural parks with views carved by the Bay of Fundy. Steep, history-lined streets bustling with Maritime charm. Uptown arts, dining and entertainment inspired by the passion of the region. Whether it's the people you meet, the places you visit, or the sights you see, the spirit of Saint John is always clearly in view. Cruise Drive - Fly, Saint John on the Bay of Fundy. www.tourismsaintjohn.com 1-866-GO-FUNDY

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Travel Trade Specialist PO Box 1971, Saint John, New Brunswick, E2L 4L1 Tel: (506) 658-2990; 1-888-463-8639 Fax: 506-632-6118 visitsj@saintjohn.ca www.tourismsaintjohn.com

TOWN OF SACKVILLE Sackville, New Brunswick - One of life's great stops. Visit our top attractions: Sackville's Waterfowl Park, where scenic boardwalks and wildlife viewing opportunities abound. Explore the Campbell Carriage Factory's tools, carriages and stories of 100 years of carriage-making; Mount Allsion University's campus boasts the Owens Art Gallery, Canada's oldest university art gallery (1895), Sackville's guests delight in the town's cultural scene - live theatre, live music, art galleries, maritime artisan shops, and fine dining.

M Rebekah Cant 110 Main Street, Sackville, New Brunswick, E4L 1G6 Tel: 506-364-4967; 1-800-249-2020 Fax: 506-364-4979 r.cant@sackville.com www.sackville.com

FREDERICTON, ATLANTIC CANADA'S RIVERFRONT CAPITAL Our central location, scenic beauty and group friendly accommodations make New Brunswick’s capital a popular choice for groups. Enjoy the beauty of our tree-lined streets, gorgeous heritage architecture and the majestic St. John River with miles of waterfront trails. Discover Fredericton’s abundant culture in the many galleries, studios and unique boutiques. Or create your own work of art in an edVentures workshopan award-winning learning vacation program. Tools: Tour Planner, promo materials, maps,images.

M Mary Ellen Hudson -Tourism Coordinator PO Box 130 / 11 Carleton Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 4Y7 Tel: 506-460-2043; 1-888-888-4768 Fax: 506-460-2474 maryellen.hudson@fredericton.ca www.tourismfredericton.ca

TOWN OF HARTLAND Hartland, located along the beautiful St. John River, is 119 km. from Fredericton, the provincial capital, and just 33 km. from the Maine-New Brunswick border. Hartland is home to the Longest Covered Bridge in the World (1,282 feet/391 m) - a National Historic Site and Provincial Historic Site. The bridge - built 1901, covered 1922 - is part of the NB highway system and is open year round 24 hours/day. Ample motorcoach parking at the site. Judy Dee 31 Orser Street, Unit 1, Hartland, New Brunswick, E7P 1R4 Tel: 506-375-4357 Fax: 506-375-8265 hartland@nbnet.nb.ca www.town.hartland.nb.ca

festivals & events Acadian Coastal Drive FESTIVAL ACADIEN DE CARAQUET Yearly, thousands of Acadians head to Caraquet, New Brunswick to celebrate one of the top tourist attractions of the Atlantic Provinces! Around 100 000 people participate in the activities of the Festival acadien de Caraquet, promoter of Acadian culture in all its forms. Hundreds of local, Canadian and international francophone artists of every style can be seen, between August 1st and 15th, on the stages of the Festival acadien de Caraquet.

M Daniel Thériault 220, boul. Saint-Pierre Ouest, bureau 312, bureau 312, Caraquet, New Brunswick, E1W 1A5 Tel: 506-727-2787 Fax: 506-727-1995 info@festivalacadien.ca www.festivalacadien.ca

gaming entertainment River Valley Scenic Drive ST. MARY'S ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE Bingo seven nights a week, with a giant bingo approximately every six weeks. The giant bingo pays out over $30,000 on the day of the event. Bingo programs are provided in both English and French. Can accommodate up to 1500 people and it also houses a licensed restaurant, a lounge and a gift shop. The restaurant, gift shop and bingo hall are open seven days a week. Non-smoking hall available every day during bingo. Walter Brooks, General Manager 185 Gabriel Drive, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3A 5V7 Tel: 506-462-9300 Fax: 506-462-9333

guide services Fundy Coastal Drive ROADS TO SEA GUIDED TOURS Our professionally certified tour guides are enthusiastic Maritimers who love nothing more than to share their passion for the breathtaking beauty of southeastern New Brunswick. They will share with you the diversity of our landscape, the depth of our history, and the colour of our folklore. A relaxed and informal style is part of our East Coast charm and hospitality. You can be assured that our "Roads To Sea" team will enhance your tour experience!

M Anna-Marie Weir 212 Glencairn Drive, Moncton, New Brunswick, E1G 5N8 Tel: 506-850-7623; 1-877-850-7623 roads2c@nb.sympatico.ca www.roadstosea.com

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M Anna-Marie Weir Mailing Address: 212 Glencairn Drive, Moncton, New Brunswick, E1G 5N8 Tel: 506-850-7623; 1-877-850-7623 roads2c@nb.sympatico.ca www.roadstosea.com

Acadian Coastal Drive AUBERGE DE LA BAIE MOTOR INN Auberge de la Baie has proudly welcomed tour groups for many years. It is ideally situated in the heart of Caraquet, near major attractions. Special menu and prices for groups, with complimentary policy for escort and driver. Seafood and continental specialties with an Acadian flare. Air Conditioned. Motorcoach parking available. Limited wheelchair access.

M Auberge de la Baie Motor Inn 139 St. Pierre West, PO Box 5659, Caraquet, New Brunswick, E1W 1B7 Tel: 506-727-3485 Fax: 506-727-3634

Fundy Coastal Drive FISHERMAN'S PARADISE SEAFOOD & STEAK RESTAURANT This nautically themed restaurant combines great food, bilingual service, and a unique ambiance, making it the place to eat when travelling in Atlantic Canada. Our extensive menu provides an array of culinary delights ranging from sandwiches, chowders to various steak, chicken and seafood dishes. We can seat over 350 and are central to all major attractions and minutes from Champlain Place Mall. Award winners of the cleanest kitchen across Canada. Open daily at 11a.m. Reservations preferred. We offer group menus & private rooms.

Donna Wallace PO Box 7264, Station A, Saint John, New Brunswick, E2L 4S6 Tel: 506-648-2323 Fax: 506-658-6027 grangrp@nbnet.nb.ca www.grannanhospitalitygroup.com

River Valley Scenic Drive HILLTOP GRILL & BEVERAGE CO. Featuring Hilltop Premium Choice Steaks, ribs, seafood, pasta, munchies, wraps, sandwiches, wings, mozza sticks, mussels, nachos, desserts and more. Seating for 300. Price range: $8 - $20. Hours of operation Monday 11am -10pm, Tuesday - Friday 11am – 11pm, Saturday 9am –11pm, Sunday 10am – 8:30pm. Complimentary meals for escort and driver. Motorcoach parking available at mall next door. Jim Cooper, General Manager 1034 Prospect Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 3C1 Tel: 506-458-9057 Fax: 506-444-0062 jcooper@kdl.ca hilltoppub.ca

MAGNETIC HILL... WHARF VILLAGE SHOPPES & RESTAURANT Located next to the world-famous Magnetic Hill, the Wharf Village is home to five unique gift shops, a fullservice restaurant, soup & sandwich line, fudge factory, ice cream bar, and Beaver Tail pastry shop. Enjoy our relaxing, tranquil licensed covered or opened paito deck. Complimentary meal for driver escort. No admission fee. Free Parking. Open daily (May October) High Season from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Pre Post (high) season from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Magnetic Hill Park (Exit 450 from Trans Canada Rt #2.) The geographical phenomenon at Magnetic Hill is a must-see when touring the Maritimes.

M John Murphy 50 Magic Mountain Boulevard (PO Box 29051), Moncton, New Brunswick, E1G 4R3 Tel: 506-858-8841; Off Season 705-325-7911 Fax: 506-858-7818; Off Season 705-325-5702 wharfv@nbnet.nb.ca www.magnetichill.com

REVERSING FALLS RESTAURANT The Reversing Falls, a unique phenomenon caused by the tremendous tide in the Bay of Fundy, the highest tides in the world. The bay's tidal action is affected by the funnel shape of the bay and the moon's phases. View the Falls near low tide and near high tide. A film presentation of the Reversing Falls can be viewed in the Split Rock Cafe for a small fee. View from both the Falls Restaurant rooftop observation deck and the Falls Lower Lookout. Also from the Split Rock outdoor patio and our 1 hour boat tour. Theo Saki Faltsetas 200 Bridge Road, Saint John, New Brunswick, E2K 1S7 Tel: 506-635-1999 Fax: 506-635-1052 thefalls@nbnet.nb.ca

shopping Fundy Coastal Drive BRUNSWICK SQUARE Brunswick Square Shopping Centre is located in the heart of Uptown Saint John and hosts over 60 shops and services featured on three levels. We offer retail pleasure for all, as our shops range from locally owned boutiques to nationally recognized brands. We are your Inside Connection to Shopping, Dinning, and Entertainment through the largest climate controlled pedway . Experience “The Next Level of Style” at Brunswick Square! (506) 658-1000 or visit www.brunswicksquare.ca Brunswick Square 39 King Street, Saint John, New Brunswick, E2L 4W3 Tel: 506-658-1000 Fax: 506-632-1997

transportation ATLANTIC GATEWAY COACHLINES LTD Atlantic Gateway Coachlines is a charter motorcoach company in the Maritimes. We have a large fleet of vehicles to fit every budget. We are available 24/7.Our clients say we have the best drivers out there and we are very proud of that. Please contact us for your next trip to see how competitive we are able to be on providing you with a quote. We would love to hear from you.

M Tanya Babineau 703 Malenfant Blvd, Dieppe, New Brunswick, E1A 5T8 Tel: 506-857-8517; 1-888-599-4287 Fax: 506857-8319 tanya@coachatlanticgroup.com www.coachatlanticgroup.com

Monique Bourque 330 Dieppe Blvd., Dieppe, New Brunswick, E1A 6P8 Tel: 506-859-4388 Fax: 506-857-8352 paradise@nbnet.nb.ca www.fishermans-restaurants.com

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Offering customers the very best and the freshest seafood available.A fabulous dining experience in a historic waterfront property. Easily accessed by bus, Grannan's offers many window seats with a magnificent view of the Bay of Fundy. Rated one of the top 100 restaurants in Canada and as one of the 10 best in the province, Grannan's has been a Saint John tradition for the past 27 years. Two complimentary meals per 30 covers.

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Experience the magnificent Bay of Fundy coastlines and the highest tides in the world while visiting Hopewell Rocks, Fundy National Park, Cape Enrage, Covered Bridges, Lighthouses and much, much more! You will travel in comfort and style with our professionally certified tour guides who are enthusiastic Maritimers who love to share their passion and knowledge about the breathtaking beauty of New Brunswick. A relaxed and informal style is part of our East Coast charm and hospitality!

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A visit to Prince Edward Island allows you to experience a unique way of life. Whether it is the natural beauty or the warm hospitality, we welcome you to discover what makes Prince Edward Island such a popular vacation destination among tourists. As you explore the great outdoors, you can also find many festivals and cultural events to fill your days and nights. A hub of activity, Prince Edward Island offers everything from touring by vehicle or bicycle, dining at many of our fine restaurants, hiking scenic trails, walking along the beaches, to playing golf, going to the theatre, shopping and learning about our rich history. Some of our visitors' favorites involve tasting our fresh lobster, attending one of our festivals or major events, playing top-rated golf courses and seeing the ever-popular Anne of Green Gables - The Musical™. If you come by vehicle, you can travel on the Confederation Bridge, an engineering marvel that spans 13 kilometres, or take a traditional ferry ride from the mainland.

a playground for groups. Prince Edward Island is your choice destination

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Driving distances in Canada’s smallest province may be short, and the rolling pastoral landscape is truly breathtaking, but travellers to Prince Edward Island will still enjoy a chance to breathe the fresh clear air of this rural retreat. In recent years, many Island communities have developed boardwalks and walking trails that provide both residents and visitors with a close-up look at the charming towns and villages across the province. Malpeque - John Sylvester

In August, 2000, Prince Edward Island became the first province in Canada to complete its section of the Trans Canada Trail. Known as the Confederation Trail on Prince Edward Island, the trail connects the Island from tip to tip; nearly 350 kilometres of almost flat pathways developed on PEI’s abandoned railway lines. The Trail takes you into wetlands and hardwood groves, through quaint villages and along sparkling rivers. This trail’s great popularity has led to the development of walking paths in many Island communities. The trail is nearly flat due to its origins as a railway line, and the finely crushed rock dust surface makes it very easy to negotiate both on foot and by bicycle. As it passes through villages and towns, trekkers have a chance to stop, shop, have a snack and dine out.

Watch for bright plum-coloured gates which mark the various entry points. In winter the trail is turned over to snowmobilers, making an excellent tip-to-tip network that even connects to several motels for door-to-door adventure . The Confederation Trail offers unlimited opportunities for nature lovers, artists, historians, photographers, berry pickers, birders and anyone looking for a nice quiet place to spread a blanket for an afternoon picnic.

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fabulous food Every Taste and Budget PEI? Lobster suppers, right? Yes, and much more. Dining ranges from fast food to family-style to elegant, and everything in between. Italian, Chinese, Indian, Mexican, Lebanese. What you’d expect: pizza, coffee shops, sandwiches, oysters, fish & chips, pubs, tea rooms, dinner theatre, steakhouses, vegetarian. And a few dishes to satisfy that craving for the unusual, including potato fudge, beaver tails, and seaweed pie. Dining-based packages are available and can be booked online. (http://www.tourismpei.com/pei-seasons)

Abundance from Land and Sea Prince Edward Island is world-famous for potatoes and mussels. But the list of locally-grown ingredients used by residents and restaurants alike is long and varied. A visit to any of several farmer’s markets will reveal the abundance: fruits, vegetables, herbs, meats, fish and other seafood. U-Pick farms and orchards dot the Island, offering fresh berries, plums, cherries, and apples. Country markets and roadside stands feature just-picked potatoes, corn, carrots, zucchini, and other produce. Prince Edward Island is relatively small, and bustling with busy fishing villages. So the ingredients in that delicious supper don’t have to travel far from sea to plate. Many exciting travel options now invite visitors to catch, prepare, and cook their own meals. Workshops and excursions hosted by local experts and restaurants provide the opportunity for hands-on learning. For

the more experienced, clamdigging and a barbecue right on the beach is a truly authentic Island experience. Lobster season runs from May to October. (http://www.tourismpei.com/pei-food)

The Spirits of PEI The fact that Prince Edward Island has its own vineyards and wineries may no longer surprise. But there are also breweries and distilleries producing a variety of alcoholic beverages, including “Strait Gin”, legal moonshine, and Canada’s only potato vodka. Tours, tastings, and retail sales are available on-site. Not to be missed: the Handcrafted Ales and Wine Festival.

Incredible Chefs! Hans Anderegg, an instructor at Holland College’s Culinary Institute of Canada in Charlottetown, was named Canadian Chef of the Year for 2009. Visitors can join Hans and other world-class instructors at the Institute's state-of-the-art facilities for Culinary Boot Camp. Also in 2009, well-known TV chef Michael Smith was named Food Ambassador for PEI; he is also host of the annual Fall Flavours event. Hans and Michael are just two of the many highly-trained and dedicated chefs working their magic all over PEI.

easily included in travel itineraries, while others can serve as the trip's primary focus. Here's a taste: Out of the Sea, Over the Coals is a series of demonstrations at dozens of locations; participants learn how to barbecue fish, and enjoy free tastings and recipes. There are kitchen parties in O’Leary and St.Louis, the Oyster Festival in Tyne Valley, Blueberry Festival in St. Peters, and the PEI International Shellfish Festival in Charlottetown. Summerside has its Annual Lobster Carnival, as well as the Wine, Arts & Culinary Festival. There’s Cousin's Dinner Theatre in Tignish, the Festival Centre in Abrams Village, and Cornfest in Cornwall. Chocolate lovers will find celebrations in Roma at Three Rivers and Victoria-by-the-Sea. And Fall Flavours features more than 130 culinary and cultural events, including Taste Our Island Roving Feast, Farm Day in the City, Organic Harvest Meal, Chef’s Gala by the Sea, interactive workshops, and special menus at local restaurants. (http://search.tourismpei.com/festivals_events)

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Special Needs? Any of PEI's dining facilities will do their best to accommodate dietary restrictions and preferences. Most are wheelchair accessible and all are smoke-free.

Festivals Culinary festivals and other food-related events take place in every part of the Island. Many can be

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Airports

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Prince Edward Island is served by airports in Charlottetown and Summerside. Private charters can also fly into Charlottetown and Summerside.

Currently, non-returnable bottles for carbonated beverages are not sold in the Province. Deposits on returnable carbonated bottles are high to encourage recycling. Large billboards are not permitted along roadways. Instead, a Government sponsored signage program limits the number and size of commercial signs throughout the rural countryside. The annual Spring Roadside Clean Up Program brings out hundreds of volunteers annually to pick litter from roadside ditches.

139,900 (2002). 56% of the population is rural.

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Airlines Air Canada Jazz Northwest Airlines WestJet Charters Only

Area 5,656 square km / 2,184 square mi

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902 — This area code must be dialed for long distance calls into or within Prince Edward Island.

Both of Canada’s official languages — English and French — are spoken on Prince Edward Island. Native Mi’kmaq can also be heard in some parts of the province.

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Charlottetown

There are two lobster seasons. The first runs from approximately the 1st of May to the end of June on the north side of PEI from North Cape to East Point and along the east coast to Victoria. The second season runs from approximately mid-August to midOctober on the south side of PEI from west of Victoria to North Cape.

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Sales Tax & Rebates Provincial Sales Tax (PST) of 10% is applied to most purchases. It is calculated after the GST (Goods and Services Tax) is added. The GST adds 5% to just about everything, with the exception of clothing, footwear, edible groceries and financial services. Foreign visitors may claim a rebate on purchases of at least $200 of eligible goods and accommodations. Each receipt must show a minimum purchase of $50 before taxes. www.cra-arc.gc.ca In Canada: 1-800-565-9353 Outside Canada: 902-432-5614

Sunday Shopping

Climate Prince Edward Island has four distinct seasons. Summer temperatures range up to 30° Celsius (88°F), average daytime highs are closer to 22.5°C (73°F). Light constant breezes and low humidity are also characteristic. Winters are crisp and clean with temperatures ranging from –3 to – 11 (11 to 26°F).

Major Cities Charlottetown Summerside

Emergencies In the event of an emergency, dial 911 for immediate police, fire, and medical assistance.

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Symbols of PEI • The Latin words Parva Sub Ingenti on the Armorial Bearings (formerly the Coat of Arms) translates to "The small under the protection of the great". • The provincial bird is a blue jay. • The provincial Flag is modelled after the original Coat of Arms.

Major Industries Agriculture, tourism, fisheries, and manufacturing

• The provincial flower is the Lady's Slipper.

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• The PEI tartan was adopted in 1960.

Officers of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) patrol Prince Edward Island’s highways and are responsible for other provincial police duties. There are also Municipal forces within two communities.

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Retail businesses are not open on Sunday; however, many tourism-related businesses may be open.

• The provincial tree is the red oak. • The Island Hymn was written by Lucy Maud Montgomery in the spring of 1908.


Prince Edward Island is on Atlantic Daylight Time, which is four hours earlier than Greenwich Mean Time and one hour later than the Eastern Time Zone. Daylight Saving Time is in effect annually in Prince Edward Isalnd from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November.

Transportation Ferry service from Wood Island, PEI to Caribou, Nova Scotia runs for 8 months of the year (May 01 to December 20) - weather and ice permitting. The 12.9 km (9 mile) Confederation Bridge joins Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island and Cape Jourimain, New Brunswick and is the longest bridge over ice covered waters in the world. Opened on May 31, 1997, the bridge is 11 m wide and carries two lanes of traffic 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The normal travelling speed is 80 km/h and it takes approximately 10 minutes to cross the Bridge. A round trip bridge toll is paid on exiting Prince Edward Island

Facts & Stats • Prince Edward Island has two major cities (Charlottetown and Summerside) and seven towns. • PEI is 224km (140 mi) long and from 6-64 km (4-40 mi) wide. • First round of golf was played in 1902. • It took 3.5 years to construct the Confederation Bridge which opened in 1997. • The highest point above sea level is 496ft (152m).

• Almost 50% of the island is farmland. • The closest distance between PEI and NB is 13 km (8 mi). • Prince Edward Island is located in the Gulf of St. Lawrence on Canada's east coast.

Weather Forecasts www.gov.pe.ca/weather

• Lucy Maud Montgomery, one of Canada's most famous authors, was born in PEI. • The musical Anne of Green Gables opened in 1965 at the Confederation Centre of the Arts. Anne of Green Gables, the book, was published in 1908. • The Island was discovered by Jacques Cartier in 1534. • The Island's first residents were the Mi'kmaq.

• The Islands soil is red due to the high level of iron oxide.

Toll Roads There are no toll roads on Prince Edward Island.

• Charlottetown was named after Queen Charlotte, consort of King George III.

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• PEI is separated from mainland Canada, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, by the Northumberland Strait. • No place in the province is more than 16 km (10 mi) from the sea.

• The Mi’Kmaq called this beautiful Island Epekwitk, meaning resting on the waves. Europeans later changed the pronunciation of the name to Abegweit. • The Island renamed itself "Prince Edward", in honour of Edward, Duke of Kent (father of Queen Victoria) in 1799. • The Charlottetown Conference of September 1, 1864, one of Canada's most historical events, was held to discuss a Canadian union. • PEI joined Confederation in 1873 and is the smallest province in Canada.

• The Island is formed from sedimentary bed rock of soft, red sandstone which produces the rich, red soil. The redness of the soil is due to the high iron-oxide (rust) content.

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"Islanders" see it as a privilege to live on an island. In fact, they think that’s part of what makes Canada’s smallest and greenest province so special. You have three exciting transportation choices when travelling to Prince Edward Island.

By Train By Land Prince Edward Island is roughly 1600 km (1000 miles) from Toronto, 1000km (625mi) from Montréal, 1100km (650mi) from Boston, and 1450km (850mi) from New York City.

Have it both ways! Take the Bridge & the Ferry!

VIA Rail currently operates rail service between Halifax and Montreal with 6 return trips per week. VIA makes a stop in Moncton. There is connecting bus service from Moncton to many locations on Prince Edward Island. Call VIA toll-free at: 1-888-842-7245, or go to www.viarail.ca

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Northumberland Ferries Departing from Caribou, Nova Scotia and Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island, on a schedule of about every hour and a half, the car ferries offer a pleasant respite. The 75-minute trip, spent enjoying a chat and a snack, lounging on the deck and soaking up the sunshine, sea air and even some traditional "music on deck," is often considered a vacation highlight.

A 12.9 kilometre (8 mi) engineering marvel, the Bridge is a very quick, convenient and dramatic way to arrive or depart the Island. The bridge is open 24 hours a day and takes approximately 10 minutes to cross. Connecting from New Brunswick, the Confederation Bridge brings you to the town of Borden-Carleton and the visitor center/shopping complex at Gateway Village. You can learn more about the Bridge at www.confederationbridge.com.

Northumberland Ferries Ltd Wood Islands, PE to Caribou, NS 94 Water Street, PO Box 634 Charlottetown, PE, C1A 7L3 Tel: 902-566-3838; Fax: 902-566-1550 Toll Free: 1-800-565-0201 comments@canadaferry.com www.nfl-bay.com

You can drive to Prince Edward Island in two ways: by the Confederation Bridge from New Brunswick, and by Northumberland Ferries from Nova Scotia. In both cases, fees are paid only when leaving the Island. You're welcome to arrive by ferry and leave by bridge, or arrive by bridge and leave by ferry!

By Bus or Shuttle... SMT offers daily bus service from Moncton, New Brunswick to Borden-Carleton, Summerside, Kensington and Charlottetown with connections available from most destinations in North America. A number of companies offer shuttle services by van to and from Charlottetown (and selected other

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Island locations) and Halifax. These companies operate from various locations and on different schedules; contact each for details about their specific services.

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Les Îles de la Madeleine C.T.M.A. offers regular ferry service from Cap-aux-Meules, Îles de la Madeleine, Québec to Souris, Prince Edward Island. Telephone 1-888-986-3278 for additional information. The ferry does not operate from February to the end of March.

By Air Air Canada Jazz, the regional affiliate of Air Canada offers daily flights from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Air Canada has daily non-stop service from Toronto and daily direct flights between Montréal and Charlottetown. WestJet offers a direct flight daily to and from Toronto and seven weekly non-stop flights between Charlottetown and Montréal. Northwest Airlines offers a direct flight from Detroit every day. This seasonal non-stop is an excellent addition to the range of connections currently available to Islanders and visitors. Prince Edward Air offers corporate charter air service to and from the Island.

By Internet Tourism Prince Edward Island www.peiplay.com Government of Prince Edward Island www.gov.pe.ca City of Charlottetown www.city.charlottetown.pe.ca City of Summerside www.city.summerside.pe.ca


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The Atlantic Canada Group Travel Planner has been carefully designed to work as a companion piece to Prince Edward Island’s official tourism materials – including the Official Visitors Guide and Highway Map.

For expert advice on how to plan your tour to Prince Edward Island, or to order these free planning and promotional materials, we invite you to contact the province directly. Great people are standing by to help you with your plans!

In addition to these two indispensable products, you are able to order up to eight of the following publications at the same time: - Fishing - Golf - Hills & Harbours - Hiking - Inns of Distinction - Hunting - Northumberland Ferries - Lobster Suppers - Provincial Parks - Souris Information - Summerside Map - Antiques - Bed & Breakfasts - Bus Schedule (SMT) - Car Rental Information - Charlottetown Map - Confederation Trail - Charlottetown Guide - Confederation Bridge - Craft Shops - Eastern PEI Packages - Farm Vacations

Important Numbers Tourism Industry Association of Prince Edward Island 25 Queen Street Charlottetown, PE, C1A 4A2 Tel: 902-566-5008; Fax: 902-368-3605 tiapei@tiapei.pe.ca www.tiapei.pe.ca Parks Canada Visitor Information 1-888-773-8888 www.parkscanada.gc.ca Confederation Bridge Strait Crossing Ltd / Confederation Bridge 104 Abegweit Blvd. Borden-Carleton, PE, C0B 1X0 Tel: 902-437-7300; Fax: 902-437-7321 info@confederationbridge.com www.confederationbridge.com

Prince Edward Island Destination Links City of Charlottetown www.city.charlottetown.pe.ca City of Summerside www.city.summerside.pe.ca

Visitor Information Centres Prince Edward Island Visitor Information Centres offer parking, ample washroom facilities, cool beverages, a chance to stretch your legs as well as map and touring information. Take advantage of the following Visitor Information Centres (locations noted on the following map page):

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Wood Islands ©2008 Tourism PEI

• Mount Pleasant • Summerside • Borden - Carlton • Cavendish • Brackley Beach • Charlottetown • Souris • St. Peters • Pooles Corner • Wood Islands

Tourism Prince Edward Island PO Box 2000 Charlottetown, PE, C1A 7N8 1-888-PEI-PLAY (734-7529) Outside North America: 1-902-368-7795 www.peiplay.ca Trade Contact: Craig Sulis Project Manager – Trade & Sales Tel: 902-368-5754 Fax: 902-368-4438 cdsulis@gov.pe.ca

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Prince Edward Island Visitor Information Centres offer parking, ample washroom facilities, cool beverages, a chance to stretch your legs as well as map and touring information. Take advantage of the following Visitor Information Centres: Mount Pleasant Summerside Borden - Carlton Cavendish Brackley Beach Charlottetown

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Drive Times All drive times & distances are approximates from Borden-Carleton (Confederation Bridge)

From Summerside North Cape Kensington Cavendish Victoria Charlottetown Wood Islands Montague Souris Tignish East Point

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Experience the warm hospitality of Charlottetown. Located on the south shore, Prince Edward Island’s largest community, 32, 000 strong, boasts excellent restaurants, a scenic waterfront, great shopping and historic significance. Dubbed the “Birthplace of Confederation”, the Charlottetown area is a thriving and exciting place to be!

Points East Coastal Drive y Arriving on Prince Edward Island by ferry is for many the preferred way to catch that first glimpse of the "land cradled on the waves". This eastern tip of PEI is rich with rare and special places, many of them quiet and undiscovered. Visitors will find abundant opportunities to enjoy the best of the Island's natural features - the landscape, fishing ports, beaches and trails.

Vehicle Ferry to Les Îles-De-La-Madeline Magdalen Islands 5 hours

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The Central-North Shore region of Prince Edward Island is an area filled to the brim with places to go and things to do. It is also a region of great contrast, where quiet corners and protected places co-exist with amusement parks and man-made tourist attractions. This range of choices is part of the appeal that Green Gables Shore holds, for families can spend all of a two-week vacation without straying far from this "centre of activity".

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As visitors to Prince Edward Island arrive at the crest of the 13-kilometre Confederation Bridge, 60 metres above Northumberland Strait, they are presented with a marvellous vista of the Island. Red Sands Shore is a region of rolling hills and red cliffs.

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The character of the most westerly part of the Island is very well portrayed by the graphic icon which represents the North Cape Coastal Drive. Red sandstone cliffs formed by wind and water, gleaming white lighthouses stark against brilliant sunsets, scenes of Islanders busy plying their trades on the land and the sea; these are images very familiar to travelers along the North Cape Coastal Drive.

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Vehicle Ferry to Caribou, Nova Scotia 75 minutes

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Hog Island Kayaking © Tourism PEI/John Sylvester

routing The North Cape Coastal drive winds its way around the coastline of western Prince Edward Island. Head west from Borden-Carleton to arrive at Summerside. From Summerside, head northwest to Portage and on to North Cape. From there, journey south and then east to return to Summerside. Driving Distance: From Summerside to North Cape (end to end) is approximately 106km (65.8mi). Driving Time by Motorcoach: 1 hour 35 minutes Driving Distance: from Borden-Carleton to Summerside is approximately 28km (17mi). Driving Time by Motorcoach: 20 minutes

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Summerside - Gateway to the North Cape Coastal Drive - G8

The Harbourfront Jubilee Theatre is the centre of performing arts in western Prince Edward Island. This 500+ seat theatre hosts a variety of summer performances, in both theatre and music. The Eptek Art and Cultural Centre offers a different perspective with its array of exhibits and programs featuring themes dedicated to history, science and the fine arts. The Centre’s name is derived from the Mi’kmaq word for “warm spot”.

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The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada brings the sounds and soul of Scotland to life before you. It is one of the few places in the world where formal learning is offered in traditional Scottish music and dance, and the only year-round school of its kind in North America. Slemon Park, the former CFB Summerside Air Force base, is now a thriving industrial park exhibiting aircraft on site. Also, dining and accommodation options located within.

Port Hill - F6

A visit to Green Park Shipbuilding Museum and Yeo House will offer a more in-depth look at PEI's shipbuilding history. A tour through immaculately restored Yeo House reveals a wonderful vision of the lifestyle of these "shipbarons" of the 1800s. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour

Lennox Island - F6

The North Cape Coastal Drive is home to the largest native population on Prince Edward Island. Discover the history and culture of the Mi’kmaq at the Community Museum on Lennox Island describing Mi’kmaq spirituality and local culture. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour

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Alberton - C4

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Taste the sea right at its very edge. Northport Pier offers visitors a restaurant with the freshest of seafood overlooking the harbour, as well as a boat shop, marina and inn. Minimum Time Required: 1/2 hour

Alberton Museum & Genealogy Centre houses a display chronicling the Island’s fox farming industry glory days in the early 1900s. Minimum Time Required: 1/2 hour

Visit the St. Simon and St. Jude Church, where a magnificent pipe organ is still used. Nearby, is the Tignish Cultural Centre where visitors learn about the early days of Irish and Acadian settlers. Minimum Time Required: 1/2 - 1 hour Historic Site at the Green is an eco-tourism site depicting the landing of the eight founders in 1799. Guided tours available.

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Visit the Irish Moss Interpretive Centre and learn all there is to know about Irish Moss through displays & video.

O’Leary - C6

This community is in the heart of one of the Island's most productive potato farming regions, and here they pay tribute to our most important crop at the Potato Museum. City-dwellers may think it amusing to find a whole museum devoted to a humble vegetable, but displays of machinery, pictures and videos explain the central role that the potato has played in the province's agricultural history. A 14-foot potato marks the entrance. Minimum Time Required: 1/2 hour

West Point – B7

The island’s tallest functioning lighthouse, built in 1874, was converted into an inn and restaurant, the only one of its kind in Canada. Visit the craft shop and the museum or enjoy a meal in the restaurant or a walk on the white sand beaches of Cedar Dunes Provincial Park.

La Région Évangéline – E8

Prince Edward Island’s vibrant Acadian culture thrives and adds a whole new dimension to your travels. La Région Évangéline is synonym to lively rhythms, especially during several festivals held through the summer. You can even join in and learn to dance a jig! Cap-Egmont Visit The Bottle Houses to see recycling at its best! Walk through three fantasy-like buildings made of over 30,000 varicoloured glass bottles, creating a symphony of light and colour within. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour Miscouche Visit The Acadian Museum to learn more about the first French settlers who arrived nearly 300 years ago in 1720 and have preserved their language and unique local culture.

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routing The community of Kensington is one of two starting points for your tour of Green Gables Shore. Head north from Borden-Carleton to arrive in Kensington. Driving Distance: From Kensington, through Cavendish, to Tracadie Cross is approximately 58km (36mi) Driving Time by Motorcoach: Approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes Driving Distance: From Borden-Carleton to Kensington: approximately 38km (23.6mi) Driving Time by Motorcoach: Approximately 35 minutes The Green Gables Shore winds its way through this magical land and eventually turns into the Points East Coastal Drive toward the eastern part of the region. Alternatively, head eastward after arriving at Wood Islands via Northumberland Ferries from Nova Scotia. The tour travels along the Points East Coastal Drive to Orwell and on to Charlottetown, another starting point for your tour of Green Gables Shore. Driving Distance: from Wood Islands to Charlottetown is approximately 65km (40mi) Driving Time by Motorcoach: 1 hour

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PEI National Park - G4

Prince Edward Island National Park, where miles of white sand beaches present a coastline of fragile beauty. The Park protects the strips of sand and delicate dunes, and offers extensive interpretive programs to explain to visitors the natural, cultural and historic landmarks found within the boundaries of the Park. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour

New Glasgow - E5

With seating for 500, New Glasgow Lobster Suppers has been serving lobster suppers since 1958. Your group will be thoroughly satisfied with a delicious feast of lobster (alternate meals available), homemade chowder, rolls, salads, pies and cakes. And... other than lobster... it's all you can eat. Visit the PEI Preserve Company located in a 1913 butter factory to see the preserves being made. Restaurant, gift shop, tours, and all weather amphitheatre on site.

North Rustico - E4

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Here the more adventurous of your passengers may wish to board one of the many deep-sea fishing charters that will take them out on the Gulf of St. Lawrence waters for an unforgettable afternoon of fishing (reservations recommended). Others can enjoy a stroll along the boardwalk at North Rustico Harbour or more lobster at Fisherman’s Wharf Lobster Suppers.

Green Gables House, fictional home of the famed red-headed orphan. Anne of Green GablesTM, heroine of the book by the same name, penned by Island author Lucy Maud Montgomery. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour Visit the Anne of Green Gables Store in Cavendish for a wide selection of memorabilia, souvenirs and L.M. Montgomery books. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Museum has an exciting collection of wonders and curiosities with over 200 exhibits and 12 galleries. The Wax World of the Stars is also worth a visit featuring realistic wax figures crafted by the world’s top artisans. Minimum Time Required: 45 minutes each


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Site of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Cavendish Home is where the famous author penned "Anne of Green GablesTM" while living there from 1876 – 1911 with her grandparents. Minimum Time Required: 1/2 hour Visit Avonlea — Village of Anne of Green GablesTM. See the schoolhouse where Lucy Maude Montgomery taught in 1896, horse and wagon rides, cow milking, and lively barnyard. Minimum Time Required: 2 hours

Stanley Bridge - D5

Visit Stanley Bridge School, a restored 1911 schoolhouse. Find Island handcrafts, quilts and beautiful Cranberry glass. Stanley Bridge Marine Aquarium and Manor of Birds has North America’s largest private collection of mounted birds from around the globe – 750 specimens, the history of Malpeque oysters, and, shellfish display. A fascinating educational experience for the whole family.

Park Corner – B4

The Anne of Green Gables Museum sits on a 110-acre property with a Museum, a Heritage Farm Museum, a Craft Shop, Matthew’s Carriage Rides and some of the most beautiful scenery found on Prince Edward Island. Step back to L.M. Montgomery’s time to the places and treasures that inspired her to write Anne of Green Gables™. Lucy Maud Montgomery Heritage Museum features family heirlooms, antiques and more pertaining to the famous author of "Anne of Green GablesTM" Minimum Time Required: 1/2 hour Burlington Amusement Park has the longest go-cart track east of Montréal. Three unique tracks offer go-carts for all ages.

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The Kensington Train Station houses tourist information, historical displays and a Saturday Farmers’ Market. Minimum Time Required: 1/2 hour

New London – C5

The Lucy Maud Montgomery Birthplace is the modest white and green house where the famous author was born in 1874. Exhibits include the replica of the writer’s wedding dress and personal scrapbooks containing copies of her many stories and poems.

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featured suppliers routing Touring Red Sands Shore begins at the TransCanada Highway from Borden-Carleton to Charlottetown. You encounter much of the famous scenery in the region along this route. Driving Distance: Charlottetown to Summerside is 71km (44mi) Driving Time by Motorcoach: 1 hour Driving Distance: Borden-Carleton to Charlottetown is 56km (35mi)

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Confederation Bridge - B8

The Confederation Bridge opened in June, 1997. The 12.9 kilometre (8mi) span is among the longest in the world. What it means for group tour planners is that motorcoaches can drive direct from Cape Jourimain, New Brunswick to BordenCarleton, Prince Edward Island. It adds up to greater convenience and the opportunity for your group to spend less time travelling and more time enjoying all the attractions and scenery Prince Edward Island has to offer. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour

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Borden-Carleton - B8

A must stop on any motorcoach tour to Prince Edward Island, Gateway Village, Prince Edward Island’s superior welcome centre, is located at the foot of the Confederation Bridge. This circa 1900 village offers tourism information, quality shopping, specialty food and superior visitor services. Visit Our Island Home museum (no fee) and learn about PEI’s land, sea and people. Experience the Northumberland Strait exhibit and learn about early transportation to the construction of the Confederation Bridge. Gateway Village offers 24-hour petroleum service, designated coach parking and is wheelchair accessible.

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Albany - B7

Stop at PEI's first corn maze to stretch your legs in this 5 acre masterpiece. Also, the Straw-Bale Maze and Pyramid, vegetable market, sunflowers, ice cream, coffee bar, and more. Go on a hay wagon ride or a tour of a real PEI potato farm.

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Victoria - D7

This historic village features beautiful tree-lined streets, crafts shops, the Victoria Seaport Museum, harbour tours, even a chocolate factory. Plus, there’s restaurant dining on the wharf, Island craft shops, art gallery and antiques. Dinner-theatre packages are a good idea for groups and the Victoria Playhouse offers repertory theatre all summer.

Port-La-Joye-Fort Amherst National Historic Site - H6

Visit the first French settlement, Port-La-Joye, on the Island from 1720, and the British fort, Fort Amherst, which later replaced it in 1758. Featuring a picnic area with an excellent view of Charlottetown Harbour. Minimum Time Required: 45 minutes


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Charlottetown - G5

Confederation Centre of the Arts is always a must on tour planners’ itineraries and is the place for theatrical entertainment in the city showcasing Canadian talent. It is also home to Canada’s Longest Running Musical - Anne of Green Gables - The MusicalTM.

Considered the “Birthplace of Confederation”, Province House National Historic Site of Canada is the home of the Provincial Legislature and host of the historical 1864 Charlottetown Conference. Confederation Players in period costumes recount the creation of Canada. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour Visit Founders’ Hall, PEI’s heritage attraction that celebrates 1864, when the Fathers of Confederation first met to discuss the union of Canada. It offers an interactive environment that includes interpretive displays and multimedia presentations intended to educate, entertain and inspire.

Peake’s Wharf, on the Charlottetown waterfront, has become a popular spot with its restaurants and craft shops. Visit the Fathers of Confederation Birthplace Commemorative Park.

Beaconsfield Historic House, built in 1877 for a shipbuilder and merchant, has 11 historically furnished rooms, a gift shop and book store.

Historic Great George Street is the route the "Fathers of Confederation" took from their ship in the harbour to Province House, the site of the Charlottetown Conference which led to the founding of Canada.

Victoria Row is lined with beautiful brick buildings built in the 1880s - just in time to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Jubilee. The area is now occupied by some of the best shops and restaurants, most with charming outdoor seating on this pedestrian mall.

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Brudenell River Golf Course - Tourism PEI/Clive Barker

routing Driving Distance: Mount Stewart to East Point is 80km (50mi) Driving Time by Motorcoach: 1 hour, 10 minutes Driving Distance: East Point to Cardigan is approx. 62km (38 mi) Driving Time by Motorcoach: 50 minutes Touring Prince Edward Island’s Points East Coastal Drive means tracing the drive to the eastern tip of the Island. The two options for starting points are Mount Stewart on the North Shore, which travels along the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and Cardigan, which travels along the Northumberland Strait. Arrive at Mount Stewart via Charlottetown by heading northeast along the Points East Coastal Drive. Driving Distance: Alexandra to Wood Islands is 50km (31mi) Driving Time by Motorcoach: 50 minutes Driving Distance: Montague to Wood Islands is 25km (15.5mi) Driving Time by Motorcoach: 35 minutes The Points East Coastal Drive also takes the southeast tip of the Island. From the Wood Islands Ferry Terminal, head east up to Montague. Alternatively, head west from Wood Islands and up to Charlottetown.

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Mount Stewart – C5

For the adventurous, the Confederation Trail passes through some very scenic areas on its way from Mount Stewart to Elmira. Snacks and refreshments are available at the Trailside Café. Minimum Time Required: Varies Hillsborough River Eco-Centre allows you to discover PEI’s first Canadian Heritage River through interpretive displays, guided tours, educational programs, and entertainment. Viewing tower, visitor information, gift shop, and washrooms on site. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour

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Greenwich - D3

The Links at Crowbush Cove was given a fivestar rating in Golf Digest’s Places to Play. One of only two 5-star rated Golf Courses in Canada.

Greenwich Intrepretation Centre, Prince Edward Island National Park, features a rare and spectacular sand dune system, as well as highly significant natural and cultural resources. Various trails and interpretive activities will allow visitors to sensitively experience the site.

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The St. Peters Bay Craft and Giftware casts pewter jewellery based on celtic and classic designs. See demonstrations and visit the gift shop on-site.

The East Point Lighthouse is one of the Island’s first generation lighthouses. Craft shop on site, guided tours are available. Minimum Time Required: 1/2 hour

The Elmira Railway Museum tells the fascinating story of the PEI railway during the 19th and 20th centuries and has assembled one of the largest model railroad collections in Canada. Tours and group rates are offered. Minimum Time Required: 1/2 hour

The Basin Head Fisheries Museum depicts the lifestyle of an inshore fisherman on Prince Edward Island through artifacts, craft displays and a coastal ecology exhibit. Gift shop on site. Minimum Time Required: 45 minutes Basin Head Boardwalk offers quaint little shops overlooking the "Singing Sands" of Basin Head Beach. There are also lots of special events, including craft demonstrations, socials, and a lecture series.


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Off Route 3, on the banks of the Brudenell River at The Rodd Brudenell River Resort. Features include the Brudenell River Golf Course, Canadian Golf Academy, Dundarave Golf Course, and Belfast Highland Greens.

Montague - E6

The Garden of the Gulf Museum, PEI’s oldest, features a special exhibition and interpretive programs about the fascinating natural history of the Three Rivers Area. Minimum Time Required: 1/2 hour Take a Cruise Manada Seal-Watching Boat Tour where your group can visit a colony of harbour seals, tour a mussel farm and enjoy seeing many native sea birds. Your group will also enjoy the narration and complimentary refreshments. Minimum Time Required: 2 hours

Panmure Island - G6

The Panmure Island Lighthouse is PEI’s oldest wooden lighthouse. Climb to the lantern and view the beach, learn about local aquaculture, fishing and farming.

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The Rossignol Estate Winery is a farm, winery, vineyard and art gallery in a rural setting with a view of the Northumberland Strait. The Winery offers a variety of premium fruit and table wines to sample or to buy.

The departure point for vehicle and passenger ferry to Caribou, Nova Scotia. Nearby, an historic lighthouse is worth a visit. Plough the Waves Centre is located one-half kilometre from the Wood Islands ferry terminal. It features motorcoach parking, washroom facilities, Visitor Information Centre, a liquor store, as well as retail shops and a dairy bar.

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The Orwell Corner Historic Village recreates an entire 1890’s PEI agricultural village. The heritage of Island agriculture is presented in the PEI Agricultural Museum. Also in Orwell, visit the Macphail Homestead and enjoy evening entertainment such as ceilidhs & theatre. The home has been restored to it’s 1912 appearance to it’s 1912 appearance on 140 acres with gardens, walking trail, and nature centre. Minimum Time Required: 2 hours

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Charlottetown HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL AND SUITES CHARLOTTETOWN Our newly renovated Quality Excellence Award Winning property features among the best accommodations in the city. We offer the perfect blend of quality and value! We feature 133 beautifully decorated and spacious guestrooms that are 100% Smoke Free! Enjoy our free hot buffet breakfast, sparkling indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness facility, on site laundry, free parking and free wireless internet! Our goal is to make your stay memorable! 1 Comp room per 15 paid guestrooms, baggage handling $3.50

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RODD CHARLOTTETOWN - A RODD SIGNATURE HOTEL Historic 4 ½ star property located in downtown Charlottetown with shopping and theatre nearby. Rodd Charlottetown is the best hotel location in the city for motorcoach groups. The hotel boasts 115 recently renovated rooms (80% with double beds). Our facilities include a fitness area, indoor pool, sauna, and whirlpool. During the summer, Rodd Charlottetown features the Feast Dinner Theatre. One comp meal per 20 purchased; one comp room per 15 rooms paid. Welcome reception provided. Complimentary high speed internet, business centre and motorcoach parking available.

99990 Lori MacKinnon 75 Kent Street, PO Box 159, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, C1A 7K4 Tel: 902-629-2303; 1-800-565-7633 Fax: 902-368-3569 lmackinnon@roddhotelsandresorts.com www.roddhotelsandresorts.com

RODD ROYALTY INN This newly renovated, full-service 3 1/2 star hotel is located in Charlottetown near the Charlottetown Mall. Enjoy the exceptional location without paying the downtown price. The hotel boasts 121 guestrooms (106 with 2 double beds) full-service restaurant & lounge, indoor pool, waterslide, and expansive lawns. Complimentary coffee/tea in-room and newspapers. One comp meal per 20 purchased; one comp room per 15 rooms paid. Welcome reception provided. Complimentary high-speed internet, business centre and motorcoach parking available.

9990 Lori MacKinnon 14 Capital Drive, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, C1A 8C2 Tel: 902-629-2303; 1-800-565-7633 Fax: 902-368-3569 lmackinnon@roddhotelsandresorts.com www.roddhotelsandresorts.com

SLEMON PARK HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE

Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Charlottetown, just steps away from the Confederation Centre of the Arts, Province House, Victoria Row and the beautiful Charlottetown Waterfront. Extensive renovations completed in 2009. 45 guest rooms. Air conditioned units, cable TV, crisp white linens and European duvets. Complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, high speed wireless internet and parking included in room rate. Concierge Services available 24 hours a day. Complimentary motorcoach parking available.

Located in Summerside Full Service Hotel offers your group the Best Value. Including 88 spacious newly renovated guestrooms and suites. All rooms have air conditioning, mini fridges, complimentary high speed internet and local calling. Room types include one queen bed, two double beds and efficiency suites. Airport located on site offering private Island Air Tours. Fitness Centre on site with indoor walking track. Complimentary meal and guestroom suite for tour guide and driver. 3.5studentsportsmeetings Kevin Mouflier, General Manager 12 Redwood Avenue, Slemon Park, Prince Edward Island, C0B 2A0 Tel: 902-432-1780; 1-877-782-9734 Fax: 902-436-4523 kmouflier@slemonpark.com www.slemonparkhotel.com

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Marshall Thomson 200 Capital Drive, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, C1E 2E8 Tel: 902-892-1243; 1-866-977-7466 Fax: 902-892-2178 mthomson@hiecharlottetown.com www.hiexpress.com/princeedward

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North Cape Coastal Drive QUALITY INN, GARDEN OF THE GULF A beautiful 94 room property located along the water in Summerside. We offer spacious garden courtyards, a Coffee Shop with delicious Belgian Waffles, a charming Gift Shop, 2 heated pools and a 9 hole par 3 golf course. Adjacent to Brothers Two Restaurant and Feast Dinner Theatre. Complimentary meal for escort & driver, welcome reception, and motorcoach parking. One complimentary room per 15 paid. Nearby Attractions: College of Piping, Cavendish, Anne of Green Gables, Confederation Bridge. David Groom, General Manager 618 Water Street, Summerside, Prince Edward Island, C1N 2V5 Tel: 902-436-2295; 1-800-265-5551 Fax 902-432-2911 dgroom@qualityinnpei.com http://www.qualityinnpei.com

RODD MILL RIVER - A RODD SIGNATURE RESORT The newly renovated 3 ½ Star Rodd Mill River - A Rodd Signature Resort is ideally situated in the heart of the North Cape Coastal Drive. The full service resort features 90 tastefully appointed hotel rooms complete with modern amenities, large dining room and lounge, aquaplex with indoor waterslide, full fitness centre and squash courts. The Resort also features a Rodd Spa Boutique. One comp meal per 20 purchased; one comp room per 15 rooms paid. Welcome reception provided. Complimentary high speed internet, business centre and motorcoach parking available.

9990 Lori MacKinnon Box 399, Woodstock, O’ Leary, Prince Edward Island, C0B 1V0 Tel: 902-629-2303; 1-800-565-7633 Fax: 902-368-3569 lmackinnon@roddhotelsandresorts.com www.roddhotelsandresorts.com

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• Serving fresh island lobster with “unlimited” seafood chowder, steamed mussels, 60’ salad bar, rolls/biscuits, desserts and beverages • Group rates available • Complimentary driver and escort meal

An exceptional 4 star riverside resort located in Eastern PEI, 30 minutes from Charlottetown. 181 rooms comprised of hotel, cabins, and cottages. Includes two championship 18-hole golf courses and a 9-hole executive golf course, three restaurants and lounges, indoor and outdoor pools, sauna, whirlpool, Rodd Spa Boutique and tennis courts. Also available is horseback riding, kayak, canoe & bike rentals. Ask about our lobster boil & steak BBQ for groups. One comp meal per 20 purchased; one comp room per 15 rooms paid. Welcome reception provided. Complimentary high speed internet, business centre and motorcoach parking available.

9999 Lori MacKinnon Highway #3 Roseneath, PO Box 67, Georgetown Royalty, Prince Edward Island, C0A 1G0 Tel: 902-629-2303; 1-800-565-7633 Fax: 902-368-3569 lmackinnon@roddhotelsandresorts.com www.roddhotelsandresorts.com

RODD CROWBUSH GOLF & BEACH RESORT - A RODD SIGNATURE RESORT

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Rodd Crowbush Golf & Beach Resort is Atlantic Canada’s only 5 Star, 4 Diamond Resort. The main hotel features 25 deluxe guestrooms and 25 king suites. The resort also features 32 beautiful 1 and 2bedroom executive cottages. On-site activities include: championship golf at The Links at Crowbush Cove, Rodd Spa Boutique, indoor pool, outdoor whirlpool, tennis courts, fitness centre and access to Lakeside Beach. Other area activities include deep sea fishing, horseback riding, kayaking and cycling. One comp meal per 20 purchased; one comp room per 15 rooms paid. Welcome reception provided. Complimentary high speed internet, business centre and motorcoach parking available.

Charlottetown CONFEDERATION CENTRE OF THE ARTS Experience award-winning musical theatre at the Confederation Centre’s Charlottetown Festival from June to October, 2011. The Festival showcases Canada’s longest running musical Anne of Green Gables-The Musical™, which has played on the Mainstage Theatre since 1965. Groups will enjoy shopping, pre-theatre dining, backstage tours, & visiting the art gallery-all under one roof!

M Terry Stevenson or Craig LeClair 145 Richmond Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, C1A 1J1 Tel: 902-629-1167; 1-866-734-8687 (1-866-PEITOUR) Fax: 902-628-6108 tstevens@confederationcentre.com www.charlottetownfestival.com

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Lori MacKinnon 632 Route 350, PO Box 164, Lakeside, Prince Edward Island, C0A 1S0 Tel: 902-629-2303; 1-800-565-7633 Fax: 902-368-3569 lmackinnon@roddhotelsandresorts.com www.roddhotelsandresorts.com

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HOLLAND COLLEGE – GLENDENNING COLLEGE From May to August, Holland College offers an outstanding venue for your upcoming group event in Charlottetown. We are not your typical ‘dorm room’ accommodations! Our affordable and comfortable rooms complete with kitchenette (groups of 10 – 186) are centrally located downtown Charlottetown and within walking distance to theatre, shopping, attractions, walking and cycling trails. Rates include daily continental breakfast, private bathrooms, cable TV, kitchen, local phone service, high speed internet and complimentary motorcoach parking.

M Marsha Doiron 331 Grafton St., Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, C1A 4Z1 Tel: 902-566-9698; 1-866-740-7702 Fax: 902-894-6832 mldoiron@hollandcollege.com www.stayathollandcollege.com

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RED SHORES combines the excitement of live harness & simulcast racing, slots, poker, food and fun in one RED HOT bundle of entertainment. Interested in oneof-a kind dining? Enjoy a dining experience that can only be found at the TOP OF THE PARK Restaurant (Charlottetown). Visit RED SHORES Racetrack & Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park or RED SHORES at Summerside Raceway for RED HOT entertainment – all done Island style! 46 Kensington Road (attached to Civic Centre), Charlottetown OR 55 Greenwood Drive (attached to Credit Union Place), Summerside, Charlottetown/Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Tel: 1-877-620-4222 www.redshores.ca

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The Anne of Green Gables Museum has been in the Campbell family for over 230 years. This homeplace, that L.M. Montgomery called her "wonder castle", was built in 1872, by her Uncle John and Aunt Annie Campbell. On this 220-acre-property is a Museum, Matthew’s Carriage Rides, Tea & Cookies with the Campbell's and world famous PEI potato planting/digging. Step back to L.M. Montgomery’s time and places that inspired her to write Anne of Green Gables™. George Campbell 4542 Route 20, Park Corner, Prince Edward Island, C0B 1M0 Tel: 902-836-5502; 1-800-665-2663 Fax: 902-836-5509 george@annesociety.org www.annemuseum.com


North Cape Coastal Drive ACADIAN MUSEUM OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

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Visit this 230 year old Campbell homestead where L.M. Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables, was married and original artifacts held dear to her are displayed for all to enjoy. Each tour group is greeted by a member of the Campbell family and will enjoy....

Matthew’s Carriage Rides Old fashioned Potato Planting & Digging Tea with the Campbells Shining Waters Gift Shop Professionally Groomed Flower Gardens Books & Dolls signed by the author’s relatives

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One of seven Museum & Heritage PEI sites. Follow the fascinating odyssey of Island Acadians from 1720 to the present. Discover artifacts related to the Acadians’ 300 year presence on Prince Edward Island. Visit exhibitions that showcase multifaceted aspects of Island Acadian history and culture. View also our highly rated interpretative video. Enjoy a stroll on the Heritage Trail. Acadian genealogy resources on site. Open year round, bus tours welcome. Group rates $3.75 plus tax. GPS N46 25.944 W-063 51.936

M Cécile Gallant Hwy. 2, Miscouche, Prince Edward Island, C0B 1T0 Tel: 902-432-2880 Fax: 902-432-2884 museeacadien@teleco.org www.peimuseum.com; www.teleco.org/museeacadien

CENTRE EXPO-FESTIVAL CENTER Traditional Acadian dishes prepared on premises and served with a hospitality that will simply charm you! Acadian entertainment provided some evenings or arranged upon request. Group rates available by reservation. Can accommodate tour groups up to 300 guests, on and off-season. Clean premises in a nonsmoking environment. Wheelchair accessible. Open July, August and September or by reservation year round. Several summer festivals held on adjacent grounds. Bilingual services at all times.

M Centre Expo-Festival Center 1745, Route 124, Abram-Village, Wellington RR 3, Prince Edward Island, C0B 2E0 Tel: 902-854-3300 Fax: 902-854-3533 info@centreexpofestival.com www.centreexpofestival.com

INDIAN ART & CRAFT OF NORTH AMERICA Scenic shore location overlooking beautiful Malpeque Bay. The shop features many examples of traditional and non-traditional native crafts such as beadwork, carvings, drums, pipes, masks, pottery, rattles, jewellery, and moccasins. Also birch bark novelty items, books, prints, stationery, T-shirts, dolls and sweetgrass. Specializing in Mi'kmaq ash-splint baskets and Micmac Productions pottery and figurines. Open Daily May 15 to October 15 Doreen Sark 4 Eagle Feather Trail, Box 176 Lennox Island First Nation, Prince Edward Island, C0B 1P0 Tel: 902-831-2653 doreen.sark@pei.sympatico.ca www.indianartpei.com

NORTH CAPE Enjoy the Black Marsh Nature Trail, the 300 degree view of the ocean and the longest natural rock reef in North America...great site for seal watching! Visit the Wind Energy Interpretive Centre featuring interactive exhibits depicting wind energy and the special technology to harness it. You can also learn all about the Wind-Hydrogen Village on site and net meter applications.

M Anne Arsenault PO Box 398, Tignish, Prince Edward Island, C0B 2B0 Tel: 902-882-2991; 1-902-882-2230 Fax: 902-882-3144 info@northcape.ca www.northcape.ca

NORTHPORT PIER Northport Pier - Discover the spirit of a seaside community as you stroll along the pier to find the perfect photo opportunity. Relax and take in lunch in our restaurant housed in the original boat-building shop overlooking the scenic harbour, lighthouse and Great Blue Heron rookery. The historic Sea Rescue interpretive centre tells the story of our sea rescue heroes and early settlements. Luxury 4-star Inn and gift shops located on site. Motorcoach parking. Wheelchair accessible.

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Cathy Bullied 298 Route #152 (Main Street), Alberton/Northport, Prince Edward Island, C0B 1B0 Tel: 902-853-4520; 1-866-887-4520 Fax: 902-853-3990 info@northportpier.ca www.northportpier.ca

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PEI POTATO MUSEUM The Prince Edward Island Potato Museum is surrounded by fertile potato growing fields where the humble potato has played an important role in the economy for many years. The museum depicts an interesting display of the potato industry, and houses a large collection of farm implements and machinery related to the growing and harvesting of potatoes.

Tourism PEI is the provincial marketing organization for the province of Prince Edward Island. We look forward to working with you in all areas to facilitate individual and group tours to our province. We offer a wide range of tourism products including outstanding scenic coastal beauty, world-class beaches, unique cultural attractions including theatre such as - "Anne of Green Gables", historic sites of national significance, excellent dining and a complete range of firstclass acommodations

Craig Sulis PO Box 2000, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, C1A 7N8 Tel: 902-368-5754; 1-888-463-4734 Fax: 902-368-4438 cdsulis@gov.pe.ca www.gentleisland.com

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Donna Rowley, Manager 1 Dewar Lane, O'Leary, Prince Edward Island, C0B 1V0 Tel: 902-859-2039 Fax: 902-859-1413 info@peipotatomuseum.com www.peipotatomuseum.com

destination marketing TOURISM PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

WEST POINT LIGHTHOUSE INN & MUSEUM/THE POINT RESTAURANT Come and stay at the historical West Point Lighthouse Inn and Museum. The inn offers a peaceful setting and a breathtaking view overlooking the Northumberland Strait while the museum features photographs, displays, and artifacts of light keeping from days gone by. While there, enjoy a delicious meal at The Point Restaurant, shop at The Point Craft Shop, and relax on the beach.

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Front Desk 364 Ceder Dunes Park Road, O'Leary, Prince Edward Island, C0B 1V0 Tel: 902-859-3605; 1-800-764-6854 Fax: 902-859-1510 westpointlighthouse@gmail.com www.westpointlighthouse.com

Red Sands Shore HOLLAND COLLEGE – CULINARY BOOT CAMPS Wear chef's whites, work alongside world-renowned chefs in a state-of-the-art kitchen learning tricks of the trade... and go home with your own Culinary Institute of Canada chef's jacket...stains included! Culinary Boot Camps provide unique, experiences that allow you to enjoy the island's cultural culinary heritage. Learn how to prepare fabulous culinary creations as well as cooking tips, in our state of the art kitchens with our experienced chefs.

M Marsha Doiron 4 Sydney St, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, C1A 4Z1 Tel: 902-566-9305 Fax: 902-894-6832 bootcamps@hollandcollege.com www.culinarybootcamps.com

boat tours CRUISE MANADA SEAL WATCHING BOAT TOUR Cruise Manada celebrating over 25 years of cruising Great Canadian Heritage Rivers! New, 2010 the beautiful Murray River "2003 Operator of the Year". A Seal Watching Tour with a difference, visit mussel farms, historic sites, see native birds, watch a lobster hauling demonstration. A Mussel Sampler is included with all Charters. Book a "Ceilidh On the Water" or "Brunch On Board�. Licensed, ONLY fully weather protected vessels on PEI, we cruise Rain or Shine. Seasonal.Book Today!

M Amanda Purchase 1 Station St, Montague, Prince Edward Island, C0A 1R0 Tel: 902-838-3444; 1-800-986-3444 Fax: 902-838-7010 reserve@cruisemanada.com www.cruisemanada.com

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FISHERMAN'S WHARF LOBSTER SUPPERS

CAPTURE THE SPIRIT OF P. E. I. TOUR SERVICE

PEI's #1 Motorcoach Stop in the scenic fishing village of North Rustico serves fresh Island lobster from our own saltwater holding facility. Also on the menu, scallops, shrimp, battered haddock, steak, rotisserie chicken. All entrees include unlimited steamed mussels, seafood chowder, 60' salad bar, rolls, biscuits, desserts, beverage and more. Seating 500 we accommodate groups of any size with ease. Serving noon 9pm daily mid-May to mid-October. Group rates and complimentary policy offered.

A friendly welcome awaits all. We specialize in providing Receptive and Guide Services to Motorcoach companies and individuals wanting a private tour. Customized Tours will be designed according to requests. Nationally Certified Tour Guides available. Professional,knowledgable and courteous employees make the difference between seeing and experiencing our 'beloved Island home'. Already twenty-one years in business, we will continue to provide excellent service with competitive rates! We are members of the Atlantic Business Alliance.com and TIAPEI.

Allen Dow/Troy Howatt 7230 Rustico Road, North Rustico, Prince Edward Island, C0A 1X0 Tel: 902-963-2669; 1-877-289-1010 Fax: 902-963-3291 fishwharf@pei.aibn.com www.fishermanswharf.ca

Astrid Johnson 7A Barrett Street, Kensington, Prince Edward Island, C0B 1M0 Tel: 902-836-4200; 1-866-836-4200 Fax: 902-836-3375 capture@pei.sympatico.ca www.capturepei.com

Points East Coastal Drive CARDIGAN LOBSTER SUPPERS Centrally located on PEI's East Coast.Cardigan Lobster Suppers scenic & historial location will impress your group, with a beautiful waterside dining room and decks overlooking the marina and harbour.PEI's first 5 course lobster supper, now an Island tradition for over 30 years. Suppers include homemade seafood chowder, custom salads, fresh steamed mussels, 11/4 lb. fresh lobster and veggies, dessert & beverage. Fast efficient service, no lineups, easy access/exit comp. policy, walking tour.Open Daily June-October. John Macdonald PO Box 7, 4557 Wharf Road, Cardigan, Prince Edward Island, C0A 1G0 Tel: 902-583-2020 Fax: 902-583-2195 sailpei@hotmail.com www.cardiganlobstersuppers.com

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HOLLAND COLLEGE - CULINARY INSTITUTE OF CANADA Go for the food, stay for the view. Overlooking the Charlottetown Harbour, it is the perfect place to enjoy a unique group event. All meals are prepared and served by culinary and hospitality students – supervised by chef instructors. Year-round. Lunch 11:30am - 1:00pm Tue - Fri (Available Oct through Apr). Dinner - 6:00pm - 8:00pm Tue - Sat (Year-round except closed the last week of July and the first week of August.

M Marsha Doiron 4 Sydney St, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, C1A 4Z1 Tel: 902-566-9698 Fax: 902-894-6832 mldoiron@hollandcollege.com www.hollandcollege.com/conferences_services

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NEW GLASGOW LOBSTER SUPPERS Located on the north shore of Prince Edward Island, New Glasgow Lobster Suppers offers a full-service menu served in a warm and casual atmosphere. With seating for 500, we can accommodate groups for a delicious feast of lobster, salmon, scallops, roast beef or ham, homemade chowder, mussels, rolls, salads, pies and cakes. Other than main entree... it's all you can eat! Open from 4 - 8:30 pm late May to early October. Licensed dining. Air conditioned. Carl Nicholson #604 Route 258, New Glasgow, Prince Edward Island, C0A 1N0 Tel: 902-964-2870 Fax: 902-964-3116 carl@peilobstersuppers.com www.peilobstersuppers.com

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restaurants Charlottetown LOBSTER ON THE WHARF RESTAURANT "The best seafood served with an incredible view!" Located on the Charlottetown Waterfront, Lobster on the Wharf is connected to a working lobster pound/seafood market serving the freshest lobster, mussels and oysters from our tanks. Also serving steak, chicken, salmon, salads, etc.. Seating 60 in each of our two downstairs dining rooms and 100 upstairs, we provide a group Lobster Supper menu with a New York Steak alternative and a complimentary meal policy. May 3rd through October 30th. Helen Larkin PO Box 2367, 2 Prince Street (Wharf), Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, C1A 8C1 Tel: 902-892-7601 Fax: 902-892-7603 jimlarkin@lobsteronthewharf.com www.lobsteronthewharf.com

CAVENDISH FIGURINES Start or finish your great Prince Edward Island experience at Cavendish Figurines with an on-board welcome and a free bag of potato chips for everyone. The Anne of Green Gables "Dress-up", the factory tour and the other photo opportunities are Free, with reservations. Open at 8:00 am for early departures. Possible the best gift shop in Atlantic Canada - best prices, selection and service. Open year round - for over 20 years!

M Jeannette Arsenault 99 Abegweit Blvd; PO Box 143, Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island, C0B 1X0 Tel: 902-437-2663; 1-800-558-1908 Fax: 902-437-4404 cfl@cavendishfigurines.com www.cavendishfigurines.com


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chart your group’s course to explore! It is a pleasure to welcome visitors to Nova Scotia. Our province’s scenic beauty, rich heritage and vibrant culture will offer you a truly unique vacation experience. I invite you to explore “Canada’s Seacoast” and enjoy all there is to see and do in our beautiful province. From spectacular scenery, great golf and invigorating outdoor experiences, to festivals, historic sites and local fresh seafood, there is almost no limit to the ways you can discover our land by the sea.

A special welcome back to our returning friends. If this is your first visit to Nova Scotia, I am sure we will see you again soon.

journey to the place where the salt of the sea meets the salt of the earth!

Have a wonderful visit to Nova Scotia. Enjoy! Sincerely,

Darrell Dexter, Premier of Nova Scotia

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create the perfect vacation menu with our food and wine With the sea on all sides, no wonder the world sings the praises of our seafood, from salmon and lobster to succulent Digby scallops. There’s a food and wine experience waiting to be discovered in every corner of the province. Take a winery tour with a renowned sommelier and sample our award winning vintages. Experience Glenora Distillery, Canada’s only distiller of single malt whisky. Take in one of the many culinary festivals and events like the Digby Scallop Days, the Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival or Nova Scotia Fall Wine Festival.

dive into our amazing beach and seacoast experiences With over 7600 km (4,750 miles) of diverse coastline, you’re never far from the sea. ….and with experiences to match! Feel the rejuvenating power of the salt air in Nova Scotia. Explore our majestic lighthouses, such as at famed Peggy’s Cove. Discover 300-million-year-old fossils at Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. Watch whales at play or walk on the ocean floor on the Bay of Fundy, home to the world’s highest tides.

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Nova Scotia is home to two vast national parks - Cape Breton Highlands and Kejimkujik, and more than a hundred provincial parks. With diverse topography and geological splendor, Nova Scotia has a superb mix of hiking terrain and some of the world’s greatest coastal trails. Exploring by canoe or kayak provides unparalleled views of Nova Scotia’s wildlife. Paddle traditional routes of the Mi’kmaq in Kejimkujik National Park or kayak around rare geological formations like the Three Sisters sea stacks near Cape Chignecto. Take a unique exhilarating zodiac ride on the Tidal Bore thanks to the action of the world’s highest tides in the Bay of Fundy. Watch for wildlife as you travel the spectacular Cabot Trail through Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

The people, the stories, the kaleidoscope of colours that make up Nova Scotia’s culture will simply sweep you away. Our Nova Scotia culture is a marvellous medley with Acadian, Mi’kmaq, Scottish and Black Loyalist foundations. Annual celebrations honour the proud histories of our people.

Halifax, Nova Scotia’s bustling capital is rich with a culture exuding Maritime warmth and hospitality and with all the amenities of urban centres twice its size. The pulse of the city resonates from the energy of the waterfront overlooking one of the world’s deepest harbours.

More than 25 million North Americans today can trace their family’s heritage back to Nova Scotia sometime during the past 400 years – discover the Routes to your Roots at novascotiaroutes.com.

Award winning restaurants as well as an exhilarating world of entertainment, sports and art are on tap in Halifax and Sydney. Enjoy an evening with Symphony Nova Scotia or take in a live theatre production at the Savoy in Cape Breton or Neptune Theatre in Halifax. Take in the action and excitement of one of the many festivals and events Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo or the Halifax Jazz Festival.

explore our history with a side trip back in time There are few places in the world with a history as colourful and captivating. Nova Scotia is home to 27 provincial museums, 26 National Historic Sites and two UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the town of Lunenburg and Joggins Fossil Cliffs. Join in all kinds of living-history opportunities from archaeological digs to costumed immersion experiences. Be a soldier for the day at the Halifax Citadel. Immerse yourself in the 18th century at Fortress Louisbourg. Feel the emotion of the Acadian experience at Grand Pre National Historic Site. Discover Nova Scotia’s seafaring heritage at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic or join the Hands on History program at Sherbrooke Village.

Nova Scotia celebrates and shares the only living Celtic culture in North America. The Celtic Heart of North America represents the amazing Celtic and Gaelic cultural experience on Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island. Dance to a lively fiddle tune at the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre, learn a Gaelic milling song at the Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts or take part in a Ceilidh at the Celtic Colours International Festival. You’ll find “Ciad Mile” (“one hundred thousand”) ways to experience Nova Scotia’s Celtic and Gaelic culture.

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Nova Scotia is served by airports in Halifax, Sydney and Yarmouth, with the bulk of air traffic coming through our gateway at Halifax Stanfield International Airport. Smaller airports and airfields are also dotted throughout the province, many of them served by private charters.

Nova Scotia is known as a place where the four seasons are refreshingly distinct. Average daily temperatures are 10 to 16 °C (50 to 61°F) in the Spring; 20 to 25°C (68 to 77F) in the Summer; 12 to 15°C (54 to 59°F) in the Autumn; and -2 to 1°C (28 to 34°F) in the Winter. Rainfall on an annual basis averages 1,178.1 mm/46.38 inches.

Officers of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) patrol Nova Scotia’s highways and are responsible for other provincial police duties. There are also Municipal forces within most communities.

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Airlines Air Canada Air Saint Pierre Air Transat American Airlines Condor Continental Airlines Corsair Delta Airlines Icelandair Porter Airlines Sunwing United Airlines US Airways WestJet Zoom Airlines Air Canada Westjet Twin City Air Service

In the event of an emergency, dial 911 for immediate police, fire, and medical assistance.

Environment Nova Scotia works to protect the province's clean and beautiful environment. Nova Scotia has become a world leader in recycling and composting. There is a progressive waste-management program, and in 2000 became the first province in Canada to recycle 50% of their waste. Blue bins for recyclables (paper, glass, plastic, metal) and green carts for organics (food waste, soiled napkins, etc.) are used in most locations around the province. Please help us preserve our natural beauty by tossing your waste into these receptacles.

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Both of Canada’s official languages - English and French - are spoken throughout Nova Scotia. Other languages, such as native Mi’kmaq and Scottish Gaelic, can also be heard in certain regions.

Area Code 902 — This area code must be dialed for long distance calls into or within Nova Scotia

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Major Industries Manufacturing, Tourism, Forestry, Fishery

Population 913,462 (2006 census)

Sales Tax & Rebates The Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) is applied at a single rate of 15 % to a base of goods and services. For more information, contact: www.cra-arc.gc.ca In Canada: 1-800-565-9353 Outside Canada: 902-432-5604

Sunday Shopping Large stores such as department stores, malls and super markets are generally open from noon to six. Convenience stores and drug stores are usually open. Most smaller stores and many tourism-related shops will also be open.

Tides For information on tides and marine weather call 902-426-9600 / toll-free 1-877-775-0790 or visit the Environment Canada web site online at www.ns.ec.gc.ca

Time Zone Nova Scotia is on Atlantic Time Zone, which is four hours earlier than Greenwich Mean Time and one hour later than the Eastern Time Zone. Daylight Saving Time is in effect annually in Nova Scotia from March - November.


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Visitor Information Centres

The Cobequid Pass on Trans-Canada Highway (TCH) 104, which begins at the Nova Scotia / New Brunswick border is a toll road. The toll fee is $3.00 per axel. An alternative non-toll route is Highway 4 through the Wentworth Valley, restrictions apply to commercial vehicles/motorcoaches/trucks.

Weather forecasts in Nova Scotia are given in Celsius measurements. For approximate temperature conversion, use this easy calculation: Fahrenheit to Celsius: subtract 30 and divide by 2. Celsius to Fahrenheit: multiply by 2 and add 30. Nova Scotia’s weather forecasts are produced from Environment Canada’s Weather Services Office located in Halifax. www.ns.ec.gc.ca

Amherst Year Round - Gift shop on premises 90 Cumberland Loop Highway #104, Exit 1 Fort Lawrence, NS B4H 3Y5

There is also a toll of $2.50 per motorcoach on both bridges between the cities of Halifax and Dartmouth. Please note this may increase in 2011 pending approval.

Destination Marketing Organizations Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia www.tians.org Central Nova Tourist Association www.centralnovascotia.com Destination Southwest Nova Scotia www.destinationsouthwestnova.com Destination Halifax www.destinationhalifax.com Pictou County Tourist Association www.tourismpictoucounty.com Antigonish - Eastern Shore Tourism Association www.rewardyoursenses.com Destination Cape Breton www.cbisland.com Three Shores Destination Marketing Association www.threeshoresnovascotia.com

Free Recorded Forecasts 902-426-9090 (English) 902-426-9095 (French)

Important Numbers Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS) 2089 Maitland Street Halifax, NS B3K 2Z8 Tel: 902-423-4480 Fax: 902-422-0184 Toll Free: 1-800-94-TIANS www.tians.org Parks Canada Visitor Information 1-888-773-8888 www.parkscanada.gc.ca Canada Customs For answers to all customs inquiries, please call the information line: 1-800-461-9999 in Canada or 204-983-3500 outside Canada. Canada Border Services Agency www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

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Halifax Stanfield International Airport Open: Year Round 1 Bell Blvd. Elmsdale, NS B2T 1K2 Halifax Waterfront Open: Year Round 1655 Lower Water Street Halifax Waterfront, Sackville Wharf Halifax, NS B3J 1S2 Peggy's Cove Open: May - Oct 109 Peggy's Point Rd Peggy's Cove, NS B0J 2N0 Pictou Open: May - Dec 350 West River Road Pictou, NS B0K 1H0 Port Hastings Open: May - Jan - Gift shop on premises 96 Highway #4 Port Hastings, NS B9A 1M4 Yarmouth Open: May - Oct Gift shop on premises 228 Main Street Yarmouth, NS B5A 1C8

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Highways from all points in the United States and Canada join the Trans Canada Highway from New Brunswick into Nova Scotia.

Digby, Nova Scotia to Saint John, New Brunswick Daily service year-round; additional service mid-May to October. Reservations recommended. Tel: 1-877-762-7245

Scheduled air service into Nova Scotia is available from all major Canadian cities and from all major U.S. cities through connecting hubs at Boston, Newark, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington, DC. Connections are also available from major European cities. Visit www.flyhalifax.com for current information. Limousine service and car rentals are available at the Halifax Stanfield International, Yarmouth and Sydney airports. At Halifax Stanfield International, numerous ground transport services are available curbside in the domestic arrivals area. For information call the Ground Transportation Inspector at 902-873-1410.

VIA Rail Canada provides transcontinental train service; with stations in Truro and Halifax. Call tollfree 1-888-842-7245, or go to www.viarail.ca Greyhound from New York and Orleans Express from Montreal connect with Acadian Lines in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia. At Amherst, intra-provincial bus lines link most major communities. Regular bus service connects the metro Halifax area with other parts of the province.

Entry Points Digby is the terminal for the ferry, arriving daily from Saint John, New Brunswick. Amherst is the first community you enter after crossing the border from New Brunswick, on Trans Canada Highway 104. Two scenic travelways begin at Amherst: the Sunrise Trail along Route 6, and the Glooscap Trail along Route 2. Tidnish is the first community after you enter Nova Scotia coming from Confederation Bridge/PEI via New Brunswick’s Route 16. Caribou is the terminal for ferries which arrive daily from Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island, between May 1 and mid-December. Hwy 106 leads from the terminal to the Pictou Rotary and the Sunrise Trail. North Sydney is the terminal of the ferry service from Port-aux-Basques and Argentia, Newfoundland. North Sydney is at the eastern end of Trans Canada Highway 105.

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Newfoundland to Nova Scotia Port-aux-Basques, Newfoundland, to/from North Sydney, Nova Scotia, daily service year-round; additional service mid-June to September. Argentia, Newfoundland to North Sydney, Nova Scotia; Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, mid-June to midOctober. Reservations recommended. Tickets must be picked up one hour before sailing. Marine Atlantic Reservations 355 Purves St, North Sydney, NS, B2A 3V2 Tel: 1-800-341-7981 www.marine-atlantic.ca Prince Edward Island to Nova Scotia Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island, to Caribou, Nova Scotia, daily service May 1 to December 20. Northumberland Ferries Ltd. 94 Water Street, PO Box 634 Charlottetown, PE, C1A 7L3 In Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, call toll-free 1-800-565-0201. From other areas: 902-566-3838 www.nfl-bay.com

Airporter Inc. provides shuttle service to and from various hotels in the Metro Area. Core hours of operation are 6:30am -1:30am. Children under 10 years of age accompanied by an adult ride for free. For more information, call 902-873-2091. The shuttle has a regular departure schedule from Halifax Stanfield International Airport to Metro Halifax. Acadian Lines provides province-wide bus service, including service to and from The Halifax Stanfield International Airport. For more information, call 902-454-9321. Other Shuttle Buses service Halifax Airport on a regular basis. Shuttles depart several times daily for Sydney, Annapolis Valley, Yarmouth, Truro and Prince Edward Island, just to name a few destinations! For more information on these bus services contact the Information Booth at 902-873-1223.

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The Atlantic Canada Group Travel Planner has been carefully designed to work as a companion piece to Nova Scotia’s official tourism materials – including the Complete Guide for Doers and Dreamers and Tourism Regions Map. In addition to these two indispensable products, you are able to order the following publications to help with the planning process: • Festivals and Events Guide • Destination Halifax - Nova Scotia Meeting & Convention Planner • Also available are DVD’s, posters, CD-Rom images, lure brochures, and maps.

Online General touring information, travel trade newsletter, sample tour itineraries, image bank, facts & figures, and contacts can all be accessed with the click of your mouse through the website at www.novascotia.com/traveltrade

Trade Contact: Department of Tourism, Culture & Heritage Sales & Partnerships Section Tel: 902-424-4676 Fax: 902-424-2668 salesNS@gov.ns.ca

Reservation & Information Services Check-In is Nova Scotia’s complete visitor information and reservation service. With one toll-free call you can do it all! This unique reservation system gives you access to over 700 hotels, motels, inns, B&B’s and campgrounds throughout the province, as well as car rental agencies. A credit card number is required to confirm reservations. 1-800-565-0000 (North America) 1-902-425-5781 (Outside North America) 1-902-453-8301 (TDD) checkin@blueocean.ca

Ici, on parle francais! For expert advice on how to plan your tour to Nova Scotia, or to order these free planning and promotional materials, we invite you to contact the province directly. Great people are standing by to help you with your plans!

Port of Call From April until October, Nova Scotia is an extremely popular destination along the Canada/New England cruise itinerary. With over 200,000 passengers each year, Halifax, the marquee port of call, greets visitors with the skirl of pipes and drums. On Cape Breton Island, the port of Sydney’s cruise visitors experience the province’s culture through arts, crafts and music.

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Cruise visitors can choose from historic sites and city tours or sample such “must see” destination such as the Fortress of Louisbourg or Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. All major cruise lines visit Halifax and Sydney, including Cunard Line, whose founder and namesake, Samuel Cunard, was born and raised in Halifax.

In Nova Scotia we're proud of our diverse and vibrant heritage, including our strong Francophone presence. Look for the logo- it's your guarantee that Ici, on parle francais!

Nova Scotia Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage World Trade Centre, 6th Floor PO Box 456, 1800 Argyle Street Halifax, NS, B3J 2R5 Toll Free: 1-800-565-0000 Outside North America: 1-902-425-5781 www.novascotia.com/traveltrade

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From Bangor, ME Boston, MA Fredericton, NB Edmundston, NB Saint John, NB Borden-Carleton, PE Sackville, NB Yarmouth, NS Sydney, NS Charlottetown, PE MontrĂŠal, PQ Ottawa, ON Toronto, ON New York, NY Portland, ME Quebec, PQ

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scenic drives Halifax Metro Old World Charm, New World Pulse Halifax, Nova Scotia’s capital city, was founded in 1749 and is brimming with history. The city is home to historic government buildings, galleries, museums, theatres, restaurants, pubs, shopping and entertainment of all descriptions.

South Shore Historic & Vibrant The South Shore vividly recalls Nova Scotia’s fishing and sailing past through authentic fishing villages, white sandy beaches, island-studded bays and our famous lighthouses. You can also discover historic towns, privateering legends and local artisans.

Yarmouth & Acadian Shores Discover True Acadian History The southwestern-most tip of Nova Scotia is renowned for its Acadian culture, colourful fishing villages, towering churches and the spectacular Cape Forchu lighthouse. Just south of Yarmouth is

Argyle Township Courthouse in Tusket, the oldest courthouse in Canada, while to the north, tiny villages are overshadowed by lofty churches, such as St. Mary’s Church, the largest wooden church in North America.

Cape Breton Island

Lands of Orchards, Vineyards & the World’s Highest Tides Some 400 years ago, early settlers established their forts, farms and fishing villages along the coast and in the fertile Annapolis Valley. At the head of the Bay of Fundy, visit the Joggins Fossil Cliffs for an even longer look back through Nova Scotia’s past. The collection of fossils has been called one of the finest in the world and is now recognized as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site.

Named One of the World’s Most Beautiful Islands Admire the rocky cliffs and green valleys of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park along the Cabot Trail. Cape Breton has been voted one of the top island destinations in not only North America but the world. The only thing more beautiful than the scenery is the friendly people who call the island home. Shoreline roads offer an ever-changing panorama of woodlands, farms and villages, and are ideal for walking, biking and birdwatching. The region is a major nesting area for bald eagles, and these impressive birds can often be seen soaring aloft or perched on shoreline trees.

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Eastern Shore

Warm Beaches & Lobster Dinners In 1773, Nova Scotia’s first Scottish immigrants arrived in Pictou harbour on the ship, Hector. Today, the region is renowned for this living heritage, its warm, ocean waters with wide sandy beaches, and local fare such as lobster, maple syrup and blueberries.

A Nature Lover’s Paradise This region’s rugged coastline is a worldclass destination for outdoor enthusiasts. It’s also an area brimming with history. Sherbrooke Village lets you step back in time to an 1860s lumbering and shipbuilding community, where history comes alive every day!

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Aside from all the facilities, services, and cultural attractions you would expect, Halifax Metro has lots of surprises for both group tour and individual travellers. Known as “The City of Trees”, Halifax is well-loved for its many parks; it might just as aptly be “The City of Music and Culture”. Excellent theatres and sensational music, from blistering Celtic beats to superb symphony, typify an entertainment scene that is more vibrant and varied than that of a city twice the size. Halifax also offers top-notch shopping, from the specialty stores and exclusive boutiques of Spring Garden Road to some of the largest malls in Atlantic Canada. Exciting. Eclectic. Romantic. Halifax deftly blends the past with the present to produce a skyline dotted with elegant 18th- and 19th-century architecture alongside ultra-modern towers of glass and steel.

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For great views of the Halifax and Dartmouth skyline take your group on the Halifax-Dartmouth Ferry – the oldest running salt water ferry in North America, across the second largest natural harbour in the world. Operating throughout the day between the

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terminal near Historic Properties and Dartmouth’s Alderney Landing. Toward the harbour entrance, the nearest island is George’s Island, with the small lighthouse on the side. It played a key role in the harbour’s defense system for almost 200 years. Although not open to the public, it has been named a National Historic Site, and its fortifications are undergoing restoration. Farther out in the harbour, McNabs Island can be reached by a ferry from Eastern Passage or charter boats from Cable Wharf. McNabs was another important part of the harbour defense system, but also home to several generations of independent settlers. Today a network of trails leads past the island’s lighthouse, ruined fortress and batteries, sand beaches and abandoned homesteads.

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

One of the most visited National Historic Sites in Canada, the Halifax Citadel invites all to partake in the thrilling and colourful pageantry of period-costumed soldiers as they re-enact British military life in the 1800s. The meticulously restored fortress is alive with the stirring music of the bagpipes, soldiers performing musket drills on the parade grounds, and the thunderous boom each day of the noon cannon. Minimum Time Required: 1.5 hours, including a 50minute audio-visual presentation.

Pier 21 National Historic Site

Halifax Public Gardens

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Pier 21 is the last remaining immigration shed in Canada. One million immigrants, refugees, war brides and evacuee children began their lives as Canadians here. Their stories are kept alive in multimedia presentations and genealogical records. Minimum Time Required: 1.5 hours

This 17-acre park in the heart of Halifax is an example of a formal Victorian garden. Your group can walk through the gardens to stretch their legs during a city tour. Admission Free.

20,000 maritime artifacts and displays including exhibits commemorating the Halifax Explosion and the sinking of the Titanic. Museum exhibits dockside include the CSS Acadia and the HMCS Sackville.


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Spring Garden Road

The retail heart of Halifax! Consisting of nine city blocks, the area has over 200 retail shops offering brand-name fashions, Nova Scotia giftware, beauty salons and spas, excellent restaurants, coffee houses and bars. Spring Garden Road is also surrounded by tourist attractions - the Halifax Public Gardens, The Museum of Natural History and the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. And the site of many of Halifax’s festivals and parades throughout the year.

Town Clock

One of Halifax’s most famous landmarks, the Town Clock was constructed in 1803 atop Citadel Hill by Prince Edward, famous for his obsession with punctuality. The clock continued ticking after the Halifax Explosion which destroyed most of North End Halifax in 1917.

Displays highlight the province’s flora, fauna and geological history, from dinosaurs to eagles and life on the ocean floor. Meet their 80-year-old tortoise Gus.

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Bayers Lake Business Park

Over 580 acres (236 hectares) in size, Bayers Lake Business Park is one of the major concentrations of commercial activity in Halifax Metro. In particular, warehouse retail “superstores” have recognized the value of Bayers Lake Business Park’s strategic location. There are also myriad restaurants, attractions and a multi-screen cinema featuring IMAX.

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Historic Properties

Three city blocks of Canada’s oldest surviving warehouses restored into shops, restaurants and a boardwalk on the waterfront. Vehicles prohibited. The docks here were the centre of Halifax’s thriving sea trade for more than 200 years. Smugglers and pirates were an everyday part of waterfront life.

Hydrostone Market

The Hydrostone District is an example of an Englishstyle garden suburb, designed in the rebuilding of North End Halifax after the Halifax Explosion in 1917. The houses and shops are all constructed on a common architectural theme, and preserve a remarkable sense of time and place. The Hydrostone Market is a popular European-style strip of shops and eateries.

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The first burial ground in Halifax was used from 1749 to 1843. A self guided tour helps locate stones of historic significance although only a fraction of those buried here have grave markers that have survived its 250 year history.

Within walking distance of Historic Properties is the Casino Nova Scotia, home of over 750 games including lots of great slots!

Discover Dartmouth

Dartmouth has a long and rich history as a prosperous city. It was established in 1750, just a year after the founding of Halifax, and was officially amalgamated as part of the Halifax Regional Municipality in 1996. Dartmouth is most appreciated for the fact that its development areas have not eliminated the presence of nature, but have worked hard to complement it. This is what has made it so popular with nature lovers, cyclists, walkers and paddlers. Aptly called the “City of Lakes”, Dartmouth’s 23 lakes provide opportunities for kayaking, windsurfing, canoeing and swimming.


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The largest mall east of Montreal, this three story mall will meet all your shopping needs.

Shubenacadie Canal

Originally connecting Halifax Harbour with the Bay of Fundy through an intricate 115km (70mi) course of lakes and locks. Now broad trails border the banks of the Shubenacadie Canal with interpretive signs posted detailing the construction of the locks. The canal-side trails are mostly wheelchair accessible, run for 2.5km (1.5mi) on each side.

Alderney Landing

A combination of meeting rooms, indoor market filled with locally produced goods, weekend Farmers’ Market, evening theatre and Visual Arts Gallery.

Dartmouth Crossing

An enormous new shopping area designed for variety and convenience. The centre is planned to ultimately contain 20 big box stores, 40 shops, 15 boutiques, 20 restaurants, 10 service uses, 2 hotels, a movie theatre and office space.

Black Cultural Centre of Nova Scotia

Dedicated to preserving and promoting Nova Scotia’s Black history and culture. The centre’s museum highlights historic influxes of Black settlers – the Black Loyalists who fled the American Revolution, the Maroons from Jamaica in 1796 and the American slaves after the War of 1812.

Bedford Institute of Oceanography

Free guided tours can be tailored to meet particular interests, age group, and size. A series of wall panels describe the research at BIO. The Titanic exhibit boasts a model of what the Titanic now looks like on the ocean floor and images from the 1991 expedition. The latest technology in seafloor mapping is at BIO. 3-D multibeam images have been used to find the wreckage from air disasters and can be used to determine fish habitat. Handson activities include an erosion model, liferaft, microscopes and the famous Sea Pavilion. Tours are by advance arrangement only.

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Lake Banook

A world class paddling course, where national and international championship regattas are held.

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routing Halifax to Yarmouth via the South Shore of Nova Scotia Driving Distance: Entire route 525km (328mi) Driving Time by Motorcoach: Approximately 6 hours

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Peggy’s Cove - H7

Nova Scotia’s most famous lighthouse is the one at Peggy’s Cove, which is considered one of the best examples of a Nova Scotian fishing village. Visit souvenir shops, charter a tour boat for whale and bird watching, enjoy a lobster dinner fresh off the boat, or just enjoy the breathtaking view. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour

St. Margaret's Bay - H6

While a community in its own right, beautiful St. Margaret’s Bay is perhaps best known as home to Peggy's Cove. Highway 333 takes you past the scenic communities of Indian Harbour, Hackett’s Cove, Glen Margaret, Seabright, French Village, Glen Haven and Tantallon. Tantallon and Head of St. Margaret’s Bay converge at the crossroads of Highways 3 and 333. Several visitor services make this a popular destination. Highway 3 continues along the Atlantic Ocean, passing great beaches, restaurants and entertainment venues. A main

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community is Hubbards, which has many summer events and a lobster supper venue – The Shore Club.

Bridgewater - F6

Visit the Wile Carding Mill Museum for a look at wool weaving history. Minimum Time Required: 1/2 hour

Chester - G6

New Ross - G5

Mahone Bay - G6

A lovely, scenic town famous for its sea view and "three churches". Its streets are lined with unique art and craft studios, shops and restaurants. Minimum Time Required: 2-3 hours

Bridgewater also has a championship 18-hole golf course called Osprey Golf Course. In nearby LaHave is Fort Point Museum founded in 1632 by Isaac de Razilly, known as the capital of Acadia until 1636. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour

Lunenburg - G7

A lovely seaside community with attractive homes, restaurants, gardens and sea views.

Take Route 12 from Highway 103, Exit 9. Visit Ross Farm Museum, an actual working farm from the 1800s. Minimum Time Required: 1.5 - 3 hours

Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. Visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, situated on the Lunenburg Waterfront, for displays on the culture associated with Atlantic coast fisheries. Sample some fresh seafood at one of the many restaurants nearby. Minimum Time Required: 2 - 3 hours

The DesBrisay Museum features exhibits on the natural history, early settlement, and cultural and industrial growth of Lunenburg County from the early 17th century up to the present as well as temporary exhibits related the history and the arts. Researchers are welcome. Next to the museum is the Bridgewater Woodland Gardens with picnic areas and walking trails. Minimum Time Required: 3 hours

Liverpool - E7

Visit the Hank Snow Country Music Centre, a renovated train station highlighting country music star Hank Snow. Minimum Time Required: 1/2 hour Visit Fort Point Lighthouse Park the third oldest lighthouse in Nova Scotia, climb to the top of the tower and toot the foghorn. Relive our maritime and privateering history brought to life by costumed


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interpreters and walking tour guides. Minimum Time Required: 20 minutes Visit Perkins House Museum, the oldest house in the Nova Scotia Museum collection. Minimum Time Required: 1/2 hour Stop by the Rossignol Cultural Centre, the Museum of Hunting, Fishing, Guidesports & Mi’kmaq History, Museum of the Outhouse and much more. Minimum Time Required: 45 minutes

Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site of Canada - D5, D8

The park is located in two separate areas of land. The inland portion features 381 square kilometres of lakes and forest covered rolling hills, while the Seaside Adjunct covers 22 square kilometres of rugged Atlantic coastline. The Visitor Reception Centre, located on the main parkway one kilometre inside the park, is wheelchair accessible. The audio-visual theatre offers captioned programs and easy listening devices introducing many of Kejimkujik's special features. The various interpretive displays show the local plants and animals through games and pamphlets.

Park Interpreters offer daily guided outings and evening programs from late June until Labour Day. These programs are planned to appeal to visitors of all ages lasting from 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Shelburne - C7

The town of Shelburne was founded by Loyalists in 1783. Visit the Dory Shop Museum and witness how one of these local work boats is put together. Minimum Time Required: 1/2 hour The Ross-Thomson House & Store Museum, near the Shelburne waterfront, is an authentically stocked 18th Century store. Minimum Time Required: 45 minutes

Barrington - B8

Visit the Barrington Woolen Mill Museum for a look at this thriving local business from the 1800s. Minimum Time Required: 30 minutes The Visitor Centre has murals depicting the history and culture of Barrington and area. Interpreters available. Washrooms on site. Minimum Time Required: 20 minutes

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Yarmouth - A4

This is Nova Scotia’s largest seaport west of Halifax. Also, home to the Yarmouth County Museum, Firefighters Museum of Nova Scotia, an art centre and Cape Forchu - home of the famous Yarmouth lighthouse. A great overnight stop.

Church Point - B2

Visit St. Mary’s Church. This unique house of worship, built between 1903-1905, is in the form of a cross. It has beautiful stained glass windows and a museum in the rear. Minimum Time Required: 1/2 hour

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St. Alphonse Church Visit this historic wood church with a twin steeple and breathtaking hand painted murals behind the sanctuary. Don’t miss the grotto that has miraculous water running through it. The grotto was made to look like stone but is in actuality wood carved by a local carftsman. St. Alphonse is a wonderful village where the descendants of the original settlers still reside on their family land.

Pubnico - B5

Pubnico Wind Farm Take a walk below these 17 massive windmills, their names written at the base of each tower, which overlook the rocky coast of the Pubnico Harbour. These windmills will generate approximately 100,000,000 kW/hr of electricity annually, enough to power 10,000-13,000 average Canadian homes per year.

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routing 365km (228mi) from Windsor, north along the Minas Basin & Cobequid Bay (Bay of Fundy) on Route 215 to Truro, turn west and travel Route 2 to Parrsboro to join Route 209. At Joggins turn East onto Route 242. At Chignecto, take Route 302 north to Amherst. Driving Time by Motorcoach: Approx. 4.5 hours

The Bear River First Nation Heritage and Cultural Centre offers an authentic cultural immersion into the life and traditions of the Mi’kmaq.

Upper Clements - B5

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Upper Clements Park offers displays, entertainment, handcrafts, food outlets and amusement rides. Across the highway at Upper Clements Wildlife Park, are forested trails which allow visitors a close up look at some of Nova Scotia’s native animals.

Digby - A5

Overlooking the Annapolis Basin is the home of the world’s largest scallop fleet and is the point of entry for the Marine Atlantic ferry, MV Princess of Acadia, from New Brunswick. The town’s shipbuilding heritage is evident in some of the historic buildings which were built by shipwrights. Be sure to visit the picturesque Digby Marina where over 80 boats float up and down 28 feet as the tide changes. Minimum Time Required: 2.5 hours The Annapolis Valley - a famous apple growing region - begins here and runs for 160 km (100mi). Approximately 1.5 hours driving time to Windsor.

Bear River - B5

Often refered to as “Little Switzerland”, Bear River is a thriving community of artist’s studios. Nestled in the hills or perched on stilts over the river the unique architecture of the area is worth the short “off trail experience”.

Port Royal - B4

Port Royal National Historic Site of Canada is a reconstruction of the original Port Royal Habitation (1605-1613), a French trading post built by Samuel de Champlain. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour

Annapolis Royal - B4

The oldest European settlement in Canada and home to the North Hills Museum, the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, and Fort Anne National Historic Site of Canada, a premier example of a Louis XIV earthenwork fort built in 1708. Minimum Time Required: 2 hours

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Aylesford - D4

Berwick - E4

Kentville - E5

The Lookoff - F4

The Oaklawn Farm Zoo features over 100 species of mammals & birds. Ideal for group outings. Minimum Time Required: 1.5 hours

Nova Scotia’s "Apple Capital". Explore the history behind Nova Scotia’s apple industry at the Apple Capital Intrepretive Centre. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour

The largest community in the Annapolis Valley boasting a variety of visitor services. Nearby is the Village of New Minas, the Valley’s shopping centre. Follow route 359 to Hall’s Harbour, the Hall’s Harbour Lobster Pound features a unique look at Nova Scotia’s lobster fishery and an incredible location for viewing the World Famous Bay of Fundy Tides. Minimum Time Required: 2 hours

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Whale watching © Nova Scotia Tourism, Culture and Heritage.

Turn off at Greenwich onto Route 358 for a famous view of the Annapolis Valley and Minas Basin. 200m (600ft) above the Valley, enjoy a panoramic view of quilted farmland, vibrant orchards and the shore of the Minas Basin. Driving Distance 12km (8mi), 15 minutes each way.

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Wolfville - F4

A charming university town with stately elms and beautiful Victorian homes. Located on the Acadia University campus, the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre and Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens offer an opportunity to tour a world class environmental centre and more than 6 acres of gardens including native habitats. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour

Grand Pré - F4

Visit Grand Pré National Historic Site a memorial to the Acadians, who were exiled during the deportation of 1755. A statue of Evangeline represents Longfellow’s classic poem of the same name. The Interpretive Centre at Grand Pré houses a theatre, exhibit hall, and gift shop. Minimum Time Required: 1.5 hours

Windsor - F5

Visit Shand House Museum, Haliburton House Museum, and Fort Edward National Historic Site of Canada. Minimum Time Required at each: 40 minutes At Mantua Bridge off Highway 101, witness the Tidal Bore, when the edge of the rapidly rising tide advances quickly upstream along a shallow river bed.

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Premier Wildlife destination. Featuring native species of the province and wetlands and waterfowl interpretive centre and interpretive trail development. The Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park is located on Hwy 2 south of Stewiacke. Visit the Shubenacadie Tin Shop Museum - the only original tinsmith shop in Eastern Canada. Learn the tricks of the trade and discover how a milk can inspired the beginnings of this once bustling local business. Join experienced guides on a wet and wild thrill ride on the incredible Shubenacadie River. Learn about the tidal bore and experience this natural phenomenon first hand by Tidal Bore Rafting. Minimum Time Required: 4 hours

Stewiacke - H6

Visit Mastodon Ridge/Showcase Nova Scotia along Route 102. Exhibits, visitor amenities, shops featuring Nova Scotia crafts, and Bay of Fundy Orientation Centre. Have a group photo taken with the life-sized Milford Mastodon - based on 89,000 year old fossils found nearby.

Maitland - H4

Visit Lawrence House Museum for a special look at the local shipbuilding tradition. Minimum Time Required: 40 minutes Minutes from the Heritage Conservation District of Maitland is Burncoat Head Park where scientists measured the highest recorded tides on earth! The

park features the replica of an original lighthouse and access to the beach where visitors can walk the ocean floor at low tide and marvel at the sandstone cliffs carved by the mighty tides. Minimum Time Required: 30 minutes Enjoy the magnificent view from the Tidal Interpretation Centre’s Observation Deck on the Shubenacadie River in South Maitland. The most impressive site from which to view and learn about the Bay of Fundy tides and tidal bore phenomenon.

Truro - H5

Known as the “Hub of Nova Scotia” and famous for its location for viewing the famous Tidal Bore. Truro is the “Tree Sculpture Capital of Nova Scotia” succeeding in an effort to save the beautiful elm trees which have adorned it’s streets for more than 100 years. See more than 38 tree sculptures. The Glooscap Heritage Centre and 40 ft. statue of Glooscap command attention just off Hwy. 102 at Exit 13A. The Centre includes artifacts, exhibits, and a multimedia presentation offering insight into the native Mi’kmaq heritage and culture. Also home to a gift shop and visitor information centre. Minimum Time Required: 40 minutes Also in Truro are sections of The Berlin Wall, dismantled at the time of the Prince of Wale’s visit to Berlin-Treptow. These sections were presented to the Town for display in the hopes that they will encourage the continuing advancement towards world peace.


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Age of Sail Heritage Centre Not far from Parrsboro in the neighboring community of Port Greville is the Age of Sail Heritage Centre. The centre depicts the rich heritage of the Minas Basin timber and shipbuilding industries including archives, exhibits, blacksmith shop, tearoom and historical lighthouse.

In the neighbouring community of Bible Hill tour the NSAC Rock Garden designed by Dr. Bernard Jackson. As one of the largest of its kind in Atlantic Canada, the garden contains 450 tons of local red granite and when completed, will cover more than 1/2 an acre. It features cactus bed, dry-stream bed, cliff face, natural rock steps, two cedar bridges, a collection of dwarf conifers, and alpine and saxatile plants. Minimum Time Required: 20 minutes

Parrsboro - F3

The Fundy Geological Museum is Nova Scotia’s own Jurassic Park. Learn about dinosaurs, fossils and the unique geology of the area. Guided tours can be arranged to local collecting and fossil sites. Special programming is available for group tours. Minimum Time Required: 1 to 1.5 hours The Ships Company Theatre Ship’s Company Theatre in downtown Parrsboro is a highly acclaimed and innovative professional company offering a live theatre experience in a unique and recently expanded venue.

Joggins - F2

Explore the coast of the Bay of Fundy. Find your connection to the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a worldrenowned, fossil-rich, natural heritage site. Discover the innovative interpretive and research centre, featuring a café, fossil gallery, and gift shop. Take a self-guided tour or stroll the beach with one of the Institute’s experienced guides. Keep an eye out for fossils at your feet and look up to the towering cliffs to spot fossilized, standing treet trunks. The Joggins Fossil Cliffs is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Minimum Time Required: 1 to 1.5 hours

Springhill - G2

Near the junction of Routes 2 & 142, this is the home to Anne Murray Centre, chronicling the childhood & career of international recording star Anne Murray. Minimum Time Required: 1 to 1.5 hours

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routing The Sunrise Trail follows the Nova Scotia coastline from the New Brunswick border to the Canso Causeway, Near Pictou, you can also access the Sunrise Trail right off the Caribou, NS/ Wood Islands, PE ferry. Driving Distance: The entire trail is approximately 321km (200mi). It begins at Amherst and runs along the northern part of the province along the Northumberland Strait to the Canso Causeway. Driving Time by Motorcoach: approximately 4 hours

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Amherst - A3

Situated on the Nova Scotia/New Brunswick border, Amherst is the Gateway to Nova Scotia from all points west. Located along the TransCanada Highway, Amherst is Nova Scotia's busiest entry point and offers a full compliment of services and amenities for travelers. In addition to the TransCanada Highway, Amherst is the junction of Nova Scotia's Route #6 (the Sunrise Trail) and Route #2 (the Glooscap Trail).

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Amherst has decided to celebrate art and history on a grand scale; bringing the town alive with color and activity. The Signature Mural, 55 feet by 35 feet, located on the old Bird's Drapery Building at the corner of Victoria and Havelock Streets depicts the Old Home Week Parade of 1910.

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This is the “Wild Blueberry Capital of Canada”, producing 50% of Canada’s wild blueberry harvest. Visit the Oxford Wild Blueberry & Maple Centre for an inside look at this natural Nova Scotian treat. Minimum Time Required: 1/2 hour

The Wallace and Area Museum is ready for groups! Housing 40 rotating collections highlighting local industry and culture, the museum features shipbuilding exhibits, heritage gardens, trails, sandstone quarry demonstrations, Mi’kmaq and Acadian artifacts and more. Minimum Time Required: 45 minutes

Visit Jost Vineyards, between Pugwash and Tatamagouche. Tour Nova Scotia’s top winery, shop for souvenirs and have a snack. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour

Tatamagouche - C4

Visit Balmoral Grist Mill Museum, 10 km southeast of Tatamagouche off Route 311 on Route 256. Built in 1874, it has been fully-restored and is now a living history museum. Minimum Time Required: 45 minutes In nearby Denmark, the Sutherland Steam Mill Museum demonstrates steam-age lumber milling techniques and features a variety of unique exhibits highlighting the working life of a 19th century. Located on Route 326. Follow signs from Tatamagouche. Minimum Time Required: 35 minutes Visit Sunrise Mercantile, 2 km west of Tatamagouche on the Sunrise Trail (Route 6). An eclectic gift shop featuring alpaca clothing, fibre arts training classes, gourmet foods (including their famous Blueberries in Peach Schnapps), and a delightful coffee/tea/cocoa bar overlooking the ocean. Minimum Time Required: 1/2 hour


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What’s a visit to Nova Scotia without a Lobster dinner? Just off the Sunrise Trail on Station Road visit the dining car of the Train Station Inn for an extraordinary culinary experience in an unusual setting. Creamery Square - Located in Tatamagouche the Creamery Square is a waterfront attraction featuring world class interpretation of significant heritage and culture of the area. A tour of the Creamery Square shares both the fascinating and the unusual including the Brule Fossils, Sunrise Trail Museum, Anna Swan Collection, Creamery Exhibit, North Shore Archives and a fantastic Saturday Farmers Market. Minimum Time required: 1 hour

Earltown -D5

Discover the secrets of a sweet Canadian treat at Sugar Moon Farm Maple Products & Pancake House located in Earltown (Route 311 between Truro and Tatamagouche). Sugar Moon Farm is a working Maple Farm offering camp tours, quality maple products and award winning dining in their log restaurant.

River John - D5

Lismore Sheep Farm and Wool Shop, located in River John just off the Sunrise trail (Route 6), is a working sheep farm with over 300 sheep. Tours, interpretive displays, and sheep dog and shearing demonstrations are available for groups. Minimum Time Required: 1/2 hour

Pictou - E6

Historic Pictou offers much for groups. The Hector Heritage Quay is a popular stop for groups and individuals. The attraction celebrates the arrival of Nova Scotia's first Scots on the ship "Hector" in 1773. Visit the Grohmann Knives factory for free group tours. Learn about the art of knife-making from the masters. Plenty of shops, cafes, pubs & restaurants are close-by. Minimum Time Required: 1/2 hour

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The Nova Scotia Museum of Industry is equivalent in size to seven hockey rinks. This fascinating attraction tells the human story of our industrial past with more than 14,000 artifacts. Visitors can work a shift on the assembly line, feel water power or hook a rug. It’s a unique experience and a rare glimpse of our industrial past. Restaurant and gift shop on site. Minimum Time Required: 1.5 hours

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Tracing its way along the western shore of Cape Breton Island, the Ceilidh Trail begins in Port Hastings, the point of entry to the island. The trail stretches along the side of Creignish Mountain and boasts a wonderful view of mainland Nova Scotia across the Strait of Canso. The route then turns into beautiful woodlands and rolling farm fields.

Known world-wide for its spectacular scenery, the Cabot Trail is circular and takes travellers along a rugged seacoast and through lofty mountains. Tourism facilities abound, as do nature trails and look-offs. The trail is particularly popular in the autumn, when the changing leaves turn the entire route a blazing mixture of red, yellow and orange. Approximately one-half of the Cabot Trail is located within Cape Breton Highlands National Park, and thus the Park Entry Permit is required to use any Park service or facility, including sightseeing on the Cabot Trail within the Park.

Besides beautiful scenery, the trail features the strong Scottish culture evident in the towns and villages along the route. As its name implies ("ceilidh" is Gaelic for a traditional party), Scottish festivals and celebrations are the order of the day.

routing Beginning at the Canso Causeway and ending at Margaree Forks. Driving Distance: 107km (69mi) Driving Time by Motorcoach: 1.5 hours

points of interest on the ceilidh trail A beach at Creignish, provincial parks at Long Point and Port Hood, Judique, the Chestico Museum at Harbourview, the oceanside boardwalk in Port Hood, the Glenora Distillery at Glenville, Broad Cove, Margaree, Inverness, Mabou (original home of the popular singing group The Rankin Family), and Dunvegan - known for fine beaches.

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routing The Cabot Trail is a circular route on Cape Breton Island that can begin or end at various points. Driving Distance: 296km (185mi) From Port Hastings, you can take Route 19 to Margaree Forks, where you will meet the Cabot Trail. Alternatively, you can take Route 19 to Route 219, where your entrance to the Cabot Trail will be at Margaree Harbour. From Port Hastings, you can take Route 105 to Nyanza, where you will meet the Cabot Trail. Nyanza is approximately 8-10km (5-6mi) to the west of Baddeck.

From Port Hastings, you can take Route 105 to Whycocomagh and then Route 395 to Margaree Forks and the Cabot Trail. From Port Hastings, you can take Route 4 to Sydney, via Port Hawkesbury. From Sydney, you can take Route 125 to 105 to the Cabot Trail (between St. Ann’s and Baddeck). Driving Time by Motorcoach: 3.5 hours

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Cheticamp - D3

Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. World's largest collection of artifacts, exhibits and personal mementos relating to the life and work of Bell. Recently re-developed to add new exhibits. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour

Flora’s Cape Breton Handcrafts and Cooperative Artisanale are where local craftspeople can be seen hooking their famous rugs. Features gift shop, restaurant & museum. Minimum Time Required: 3/4 hour each Also, visit the Museum of the Hooked Rug and Home Life at Les Trois Pignons Cultural Centre for a special view into Acadian culture and the history of Chéticamp. Check out one of a number of whale cruises that offer great opportunities to see whales, in and


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Cape Breton Highlands National Park - F3

Fantastic scenery from Cheticamp to Ingonish Beach. Driving distance: 117km (73mi), up very steep grade at times. Maximum speeds: 55-80km (35-50 mph). Keep an eye out for lookoff stops for exceptional views.

the fleur-de-lis trail Like the Ceilidh Trail, the Fleur-de-lis Trail also begins at Port Hastings. That’s where the similarities end, however. Unlike the unmistakable Scottish flavor of the Ceilidh Trail, the Fleur-de-lis Trail, as the name implies, gives way largely to Acadian culture. This scenic travelway begins at the entry point to Cape Breton and travels east along the Atlantic Coast. Pretty Acadian towns and villages are nestled along coves and inlets on the route which culminates at the famous Fortress Louisbourg.

Alternate Route: From Canso Causeway to Baddeck by way of Trans Canada Hwy., Route 105, through Whycocomagh and along the shores of the Bras d’Or Lakes. Alternate Route: At Exit 6 on Route 105 to Little Narrows Ferry to Iona. Overnight accommodations available next to the Highland Village, which chronicles 180 years of Scottish settlement on Cape Breton Island.

Other points of interest on the Fleur-de-lis Trail include: Lenoir Forge in Arichat, St. Peters Canal and the Nicolas Denys Museum in St. Peters, and the communities of Louisdale and Isle Madame and Atlantic Canada's largest candy store, to name a few.

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St. Ann’s Bay - E5

Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts — the only Gaelic college in North America! Displaying the 200 year history of Scottish settlement in Cape Breton. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour

Bring your group to visit the Louisbourg Marine Museum, a unique experience of 18th (Le Chameau), 19th and 20th century artifacts and ships relics from beneath the ocean.

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around Cheticamp Minimum Time Required: 2 hours

routing (route 4) Beginning at Canso Causeway to Louisbourg. Driving Distance: 176km (110mi) Driving Time by Motorcoach: 3 hours

Louisbourg - G8

The Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site is the largest historical reconstruction in North America. By far the most famous attraction along this trail, the Fortress is a reconstruction of an 18th-century French fortified town to its appearance in 1744. Minimum Time Required: 4 hours Nearby, the town of Louisbourg offers much in the way of visitor services.

Though small, this Cape Breton trail is not short on scenery or attractions. The Marconi Trail connects Louisbourg, on the Fleur-de-lis Trail, to the mining town of Glace Bay - outside Sydney. It gets its name from Guglielmo Marconi, an Italian inventor who sent the first transatlantic wireless message from near Glace Bay in 1902. The trail winds its way around a rugged coastline, past parks and pretty fishing villages. Stopping places enroute include: Main-á-Dieu, the Mira River, Port Morien and, of course, Glace Bay.

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Marconi National Historic Site commemorates the success of commercial transatlantic wireless telegraphy. Minimum Time Required: 15-30 minutes Tour an underground coal mine at the Glace Bay Miners Museum. Learn the history, science and culture of coal mining in Cape Breton in the 1930s. Minimum Time Required: 2 hours

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Visit Casino Nova Scotia in Sydney for all types of gaming fun. Food and entertainment available on-site. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour Cossit House Museum brings people back to the late 1700s. Minimum Time Required: 1/2 hour

bras d’or lakes scenic drive Canada’s only inland sea, the Bras d’Or Lakes are known for great sailing, incredible beauty and Scottish hospitality. The Drive comprises several highway segments linked together, providing a route that circumnavigates the entire shoreline of the Bras d’Or Lakes.

routing Beginning (east) outside of Baddeck and encircling the lake. Driving Distance: 243km (151mi) Driving Time by Motorcoach: 5.5 hours

Bras d’Or Lakes - D6

Known as "Canada's Only Inland Sea", Bras d’Or Lakes is one of the world’s finest sailing and boating venues. The lake is abundant with wildlife, including the magnificent bald eagle, which claims this region as a major breeding area. Other points of interest on the Bras d’Or Lakes include: Orangedale Railway Museum in Orangedale, Rita’s Tea Room in Big Pond, The Nova Scotia Highland Village Museum in Iona. There are also opportunities for boat tours along this path.

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routing Driving Distance: 385km (240mi) beginning at the Canso Causeway and ending in Dartmouth. Driving Time by Motorcoach: Approximately 4.5 hours

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Musquodoboit Harbour - B5

The Musquodoboit Railway Museum and Information Centre are located in a restored 1918 Canadian National Railways Station. A large collection of railway memorabilia and unique rail vehicles are on display. The Musquodoboit Trailways begins at this location. Minimum Time Required: 1/2 hour

Lake Charlotte - C6

Memory Lane is a community owned, living heritage museum, brilliantly recreating a rural Nova Scotia community in 1940s. Almost all the buildings in the village, the general store, church, school house, barn, ice house and out house, were rescued from around the region. You can also enjoy a hearty home cooked meal at the cookhouse. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour

Port Bickerton Lighthouse Beach Park, is home to two lighthouses – a fully automated modern lighthouse, and one from 1919, which also serves as the Nova Scotia Lighthouse Interpretive Centre.

Sherbrooke - F5

Sherbrooke Village shows life as it was a hundred years ago in Nova Scotia. A sawmill, a weaver, carpenter’s shop and blacksmith’s shop are just some of the 25 restored heritage buildings on site. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour

Marine Drive Beaches Visit and enjoy many beautiful Provincial Park Beaches, including Lawrencetown Beach, Martinique Beach, Clam Harbour Beach (home of the annual Sand Sculpture Contest which draws thousands), Taylor’s Head Beach, Tor Bay, and Port Shoreham Beach.

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Other points of interest on the Marine Drive: Fisherman’s Cove, Cole Harbour Heritage Farm, Black Cultural Centre, Old Hall Wilderness Centre, Acadian House Museum, The Fisherman’s Life Museum in Jeddore, Icelandic Memorial, Price Alfred Memorial Arch, Goldenville Gold Mining Museum, Guysborough Waterfront, Out of the Fog Lighthouse Museum, Canso Islands National Historic Site, Moose River Gold Mine Museum, Baird’s Tradesmen Museum.

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AUBERGE GISELE'S INN The only 4* accommodation in Baddeck overlooking the Bras d’Or Lake and walking distance to most attractions. Offering the perfect blend of "home away from home" with comfort and convenience, personalized service over 30 years. 75 deluxe air-conditioned rooms, coffee machines, laundromat on property, elevator, free bus parking, wireless, free computer service and morning papers. Award winning dinning room with friendly table service offering meal plan, discounted room rates, box lunches, step on guide services available.

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9999 Helen Sievers 387 Shore Road, Baddeck, Nova Scotia, B0E 1B0 Tel: 902-295-2849; 1-800-304-0466 Fax: 902-295-2849 giseles@ns.sympatico.ca www.giseles.com www.baddeck.com

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All rooms have a beautiful view of the Bras'dor Lakes. All our rooms are drive up. We offer rooms with one double bed, two double beds or queen bed. We also have three smoking rooms and two rooms that are disability accessible. We offer free bus parking. Also one comp room and meals for driver and escort. We also offer baggage handling. We have a private beach and wharf across from our motel.

Conveniently located in North Sydney just 5 minutes from the Newfoundland Ferry, 25 minutes from the Cabot Trail and 45 minutes from Fortress Louisbourg. We are within walking distance of the North Sydney Mall and a walking track. Fully-licensed restaurant, 47 a/c units most non smoking. complimentary 1 room with 15 paid. Coach parking. Laundry room on site. Baggage handling. Heated Outdoor pool. Wireless access available in public areas

999 Gordon Heading 8450 Trans Canada Hwy 105 P O Box 309, Baddeck, Nova Scotia, B0E 1B0 Tel: 902-295-2580 Fax: 902-295-1303 info@cabottrailmotel.com www.cabottrailmotel.com

9990 Sandra Allen Box 216; 9 Baird Street, North Sydney, Nova Scotia, B2A 3M3 Tel: 902-794-7226; 1-800-565-2668 Fax: 902-794-4157 reservations@clansmanmotel.com www.clansmanmotel.com

CAPE BRETON CAUSEWAY INN Located at the junction of highways 104, 105 & 19. As well as two meeting rooms we offer 69 motel units (Double, Queen, King), select rooms have fridges and microwaves. All rooms have 4-pc bathrooms; cable TV, , internet access, voicemail, radio, iron and board, inroom coffee/tea, keyless entry, and some rooms have balconies with a glorious view of the Strait of Canso ( Canso Causeway}. Quiet, relaxing atmosphere.

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DAYS INN SYDNEY The Days Inn Sydney overlooks the beautiful Sydney Harbour and is located only minutes from the downtown district, shopping centers, Centre 200, Casino Nova Scotia and the Membertou Trade and Convention Center. We feature 163 spacious guest rooms, full service restaurant and provide complimentary coach parking, coin operated guest laundry, box lunches on request, indoor pool, fitness centre, hot tub, dry sauna, free local calls, free wireless internet. Please contact our Sales Department for your special event and group/team inquires and rates.

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QUALITY INN & SUITES! • 113 comfortable guest rooms and suites • 3,300 square feet of well appointed conference space • Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar • Free Parking • Complimentary high speed internet access • Embrace Day Spa located off the lobby • Business centre and fitness centre • In-door heated pool and whirlpool

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This pristine 4 star Lakeside property is located at the gateway to Cape Breton Island, and is ideal for touring groups visiting the Cabot Trail or Fortress Louisbourg. This 97 room resort provides easy access to Halifax and the ferry to PEI. McRae’s Restaurant 0pen daily for B/D. Dundee Clubhouse Grill serves L. Porterage, motorcoach parking, box lunches are available. Facilities include: indoor/outdoor pool, hot tub, onsite golf course, Celtic style pub with local entertainment.

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Manager: Dorothy Cooper RR #2; (20 min from Strait area), West Bay, Nova Scotia, B0E 3K0 Tel: 902-345-2649; 1-800-565-5660 Fax: 902-345-2697 info@capebretonresorts.com www.capebretonresorts.com


NORTH STAR INN

This Cape Breton Resorts property is situated on the oceanfront in beautiful Ingonish on the renowned Cabot Trail. Glenghorm is -5 hours from Halifax,and 2 hours from Sydney and 1 hour from Baddeck. Accommodations include 74 well appointed rooms and suites. Crofter's Table Restaurant is open daily for B/L/D with great seafood choices. One complimentary room offered May, June, October. Baggage handling and Motorcoach parking available. Whale Watching excursions nearby. Celtic Pub features local entertainment.

Overlooking Sydney Harbour and the Newfoundland Ferry Terminal A class "A" hotel only minutes from the Newfoundland Ferry Terminal. Located just 25 minutes from the Cabot Trail, 45 minutes from Baddeck, one hour from Fortress Louisbourg, and 20 minutes from Bird Island Boat Tours, North Star Inn is the perfect choice while touring Cape Breton. - 101 Rooms & Suites - Full Licenced Restaurant - Meeting Rooms - Full Banquet Service - Smoke Free Rooms Pool & Hot Tub - Photocopy & Fax Service - Laundry Facilities

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Manager Colleen Dunphy or Tour Coordinator: Darlene Ellis PO Box 39, Ingonish, Nova Scotia, B0C 1K0 Tel: 902-285-2049; 1-800-565-5660 Fax: 902-285-2395 info@capebretonresorts.com www.capebretonresorts.com

INVERARY RESORT

9990 Director of Sales: Glen MacDonald PO Box 190, Baddeck, Nova Scotia, B0E 1B0 Tel: 902-295-3500; 1-800-565-5660 Fax: 902-295-3527 glen@capebretonresorts.com www.capebretonresorts.com

MARITIME INN PORT HAWKESBURY Maritime Inn Port Hawkesbury is situated at the center of town, in walking distance of all amenities the town of Port Hawkesbury has to offer. Our property consists of 73, air-conditioned rooms, and two fully licensed eating establishments. Miller’s Café serves breakfast and lunch hours starting at 7am until 2pm daily. Miller’s Tap and Grill serves evening dining starting at 2:00pm. We also have an indoor heated pool with dry sauna, outdoor pool and fully equipped fitness center. We are a full service conference facility capable of accommodating conferences up to 130 people.CAA /AAA Approved, Taste of Nova Scotia Approved, Pet Friendly, Free Secured Wireless Internet, Non – Smoking Property, Indoor and Outdoor pools, Fitness Center and Dry Sauna, 24 hr Front Desk Service, Cable Television

9990 Julie MacKinnon 39 Forrest Street, North Sydney, Nova Scotia, B2A 3B1 Tel: 902-794-8581; 1-800-561-8585 Fax: 902-794-4628 reservations@northstarinn.ca www.northstarinn.ca

THE SILVER DART LODGE Baddeck's Silver Dart Lodge has been a favorite motorcoach destination for years and offers quality accommodations in the heart of Cape Breton. Renowned for it’s staff of Cabot Trail experts, fantastic view of the Bras d’Or lakes, private waterfront, walking trails and Taste of Nova Scotia dining. 84 rooms. 100 seat Restaurant. Complimentary meals for escort & driver as part of MAP. Complimentary room for escort and driver. Box lunches available. Baggage handling and motorcoach parking available.

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The Inverary Resort in Baddeck is centrally located to tour the world famous Cabot Trail scenic drive,Fortress Louisbourg and the Alexander Graham Bell Museum. Facilities and services include 190 airconditioned non smoking rooms,group and a la carte dining,indoor pool,chapel,boat tours,local entertaiment in pub,spa services,porterage,box lunches and step on guide services are available. Village centre only minutes away. Minimum of 2 night stay recommmended. Welcome provided by dedicated Group Concierge with every visit. The only Lakeside Property in Baddeck.

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GLENGHORM BEACH RESORT

9990 Wes Surrett – General Manager PO Box 399, Baddeck, Nova Scotia, B0E 1B0 Tel: 902-295-2340; 1-888-662-7484 Fax: 902-295-2484 sdladmin@maritimeinns.com www.maritimeinns.com

THE SKYE LODGE Conveniently located in Port Hastings at the beginning and the end of your day trip around the Cabot Trail. All 49 rooms are air-conditioned, have coffeemakers, 4-pc bath, phone, electronic locks, internet ,and Cable TV. Facilities include a licensed dining room with a panoramic view of the Strait of Canso. One complimentary room per 20 rooms paid, and 2 complimentary meals per 40 meals paid. Deposit required of 20%, 30 days out. Motorcoach parking available.

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9990 General Manager Larry McLean 717 Reeves Street, Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, B9A 2S2 Tel: 902-625-0320; 1-888-662-7484 Fax: 902-625-3876 phadmin@maritimeinns.com www.maritimeinns.com

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• Conveniently located in Port Hastings • Enjoy a day trip around the Cabot Trail • 49 air-conditioned rooms • licensed dining room with a panoramic view

Amenities for Groups • Baggage handling • Motorcoach parking • Complementary policy • Deposit required • Welcome reception • Wheelchair access 160 Hwy 4, P O Box 9626, Port Hastings, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada B9A 1M5

Tel: 902-625-1300 1-888-832-7593 Fax: 902-625-1966 email: skyelodge@ns.sympatico.ca www.skyelodge.com

BEST WESTERN GLENGARRY TRURO TRADE & CONVENTION CENTRE 92-unit property in the centre of Truro, the Hub of Nova Scotia. Group rates available. One complimentary room for every 20 guaranteed. 150-seat dining room - buffets - full menu or special menus prepared. Complimentary dinner & breakfast for driver and escort. Motorcoach parking at no charge. An ideal base for day trips. Minutes from Hotel: Famous Tidal Bore; Victoria Park; Heritage homes & museums. Non-smoking and air-conditioned rooms. Rooms have 2 queen or 1 king. Indoor & outdoor pool.

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Best Western Glengarry Truro Trade & Convention Centre 150 Willow Street, Truro, Nova Scotia, B2N 4Z6 Tel: 902-893-4311; 1-800-567-4276 Fax: 902-893-1555 rdecoste@bwglengarry.com www.bwglengarry.com

BRIER ISLAND LODGE Ecotourism based property; on a bluff with magnificent ocean/lighthouse view. Nature trails, whale watching, wildflowers, birdwatching, seal colony, coastal hiking. A lighthouse at every mile. Brier Island, Nova Scotia's Ecotourism Destination. Gateway to the Bay of Fundy. Brier Island Lodge, a Bay of Fundy Recommended Experience. Ideal for small to medium sized groups. This year do something different.

9990 Ray Tudor 557 Water Street, Westport, Nova Scotia, B0V 1H0 Tel: 902-839-2300; 1-800-662-8355 Fax: 902-839-2006 bayoffundy@brierisland.com www.brierisland.com

COASTAL INN KINGFISHER Featuring 36 spacious units (17 with 2 double beds; 19 with queen bed) in the scallop capital of the world. Groups can experience the Fundy tides & the first European settlement north of Florida. One complimentary room per 15 paid; driver $55 (1 bed). Deposit $350, 120 days in advance. Baggage handling: $2 pp, round trip. Welcome reception provided. Free Motorcoach parking available.

999 Richard Treleaven 111 Warwick Street, PO Box 280, Digby, Nova Scotia, B0V 1A0 Tel: 902-245-4747; 1-800-401-1155 Fax: 902-245-4866 digby@coastalinns.com www.coastalinns.com

OLD ORCHARD INN Overlooking stunning scenery, the Old Orchard Inn is a landmark property offering quality, comfort, excellent dining and genuine Maritime hospitality. Experience the rise and fall of the world's highest tides on the mighty Bay of Fundy. Explore the Look Off, Grand Pré National Park , Randall House Museum, Prescott House Museum, Haliburton House Museum, Halls Harbour Fishing Village and Ross Farm Museum. Only minutes to wonderful wineries, great golf courses, and unique Nova Scotia craft shops.

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Jane Manning Exit 11, Highway 101, 153 Greenwich Road South, RR#2, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, B4P 2R2 Tel: 902-542-5751; 1-800-561-8090 Fax: 902-542-2276 janemanning@oldorchardinn.ns.ca www.oldorchardinn.com

SUPER 8 WINDSOR A new 66 room hotel located just off Highway 101 featuring a swimming pool with 80' waterslide, hot tub, fitness center, guest laundry and conference rooms. We are 100% smoke free, pet friendly and wheelchair accessible with complimentary parking. All of our rooms have fridges, microwaves, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards. We offer a complimentary superstart continental breakfast in the mornings. There are many local restaurants and attractions within minutes of the hotel.

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Alan Lawley 63 Cole Drive, Windsor, Nova Scotia, B0N2T0 Tel: 902-792-8888; 1-800-561-7666 Fax: 902-792-8888 res@super8motelwindsor.com www.super8motelwindsor.com

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Halifax Metro BEST WESTERN CHOCOLATE LAKE HOTEL

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9990 Wayne Somers or Chryl Cassidy 379 Windmill Road, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B3A 1J6 Tel: 902-465-7777; 1-800-565-1565 Fax: 902-465-3956 halifax@coastalinns.com www.coastalinns.com

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Andrea Hatfield-Beaton 1496 Hollis Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3Z1 Tel: 902-423-4444; 1-866-444-9494 Fax: 902-474-3913 ahatfield-beaton@fourpointshalifax.com fourpoints.com/halifax

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HALIFAX / BEDFORD Each morning at the Holiday Inn Express Halifax/ Bedford we welcome all guests to enjoy the complimentary hot continental breakfast. Help yourself to a delicious array of breakfast items including: warm cinnamon rolls, scrambled eggs & bacon or cheese omelets & sausage, toast & assorted jams, biscuits, bagels & cream cheese, assorted yogurts, coffee, tea, juices, cereal, and bananas. A great way to start your day!

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Featuring 56 guest rooms (37 with two double beds; 10 queen; 9 with king bed),all with kitchenette. Complimentary "Coastal Plus" Breakfast for all guests. Free parking, free welcome reception and close to everything your group wants to see and do, including Halifax’s historic waterfront and Citadel. One complimentary room with 15 paid. Driver rate $55 (one bed). Deposit requirement of $350, 120 days in advance. Baggage handling: $2 per person, round trip. Motorcoach parking available.

The Four Points by Sheraton Halifax; a Starwood Property, is a four star hotel located in the heart of downtown Halifax; steps away from the Historic Waterfront,Citadel Hill,The Farmers Market, restaurants and shopping. Our hotel features 177 non smoking guestrooms and suites, indoor parking, a full service restaurant,indoor pool; hot tub and 24-hour fitness facilities. All guestrooms include free local calls, free high speed internet (wired or wireless), free bottled water, mini fridges and umbrellas.

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Halifax's "Lakeside Retreat". Our NEWLY-RENOVATED, full-service hotel has been completely reimagined to ensure your visit is the highlight of your Nova Scotia experience. Conveniently located in central Halifax on picturesque Chocolate Lake, our setting is truly one of a kind. Enjoy fabulous meals in our "Lakeside Grill" or on our Lakeside Deck and revel in the natural beauty of Chocolate Lake. With our thoughtfully appointed guest rooms and personal service, the only thing we overlook is picturesque Chocolate Lake.

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Janet Taylor 133 Kearney Lake Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3M 4P3 Tel: 902-445-1100; 1-800-565-3086 Fax: 902-445-1101 salescatering@hiehalifax.com www.hiehalifax.com

DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY Dalhousie University offers single and double traditional style residence rooms with shared washroom facilities in the heart of Halifax within walking distance to local attractions. Access to Dalplex athletic facility and ample parking onsite. Discounted rates available to students, seniors & Dalhousie alumni. Elizabeth A. Thompson 1233 LeMarchant Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3P6 Tel: 902-494-3401; 1-888-271-9222 Fax: 902-494-1219 elizabeth.a.thompson@dal.ca www.conferenceservices.dal.ca

DAYS INN, DARTMOUTH Days Inn Dartmouth is centrally located in the heart of Burnside, 10 minutes from downtown Halifax, 20 minutes from Halifax International. We feature 141 spacious guest rooms as well as meeting/banquet spaces. We provide complimentary local calls, overnight parking, a brand new pool, local newspaper & wireless/high speed internet. Also available guest coin operated laundry. Enjoy the atmosphere of our full service restaurant, lounge, patio. Please contact our Sales Department for your special event and group / team inquires and rates.

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Christina Jardine 20 Highfield Park Drive, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B3A 4S8 Tel: 902-465-6555; 1-877-466-6555 Fax: 902-469-0868 christina@daysinndartmouth.com www.daysinn.com

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LORD NELSON HOTEL & SUITES, THE

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Stay at the centre of everything with the Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites, featuring 261 beautiful guest rooms and suites. Located at the vibrant corner of Spring Garden Road & South Park Street, the hotel overlooks the picturesque Victorian-style Public Gardens and is just minutes away from shopping, dining, entertainment, historic Citadel Hill and the waterfront. Guest rooms feature voicemail, complimentary local calls, daily complimentary coffee and deluxe in-room amenities. Call for information on group rates.

Overlooking the Bedford Basin, MSVU is located 5 kilometers from downtown Halifax. Featuring both traditional dorms and apartment style residences, the Mount offers plenty of options to meet your individual or group needs. Dorms feature singles or twins with shared baths, and apartments feature four bedrooms, two full bathrooms, living room, cable TV, kitchen and local phone. Full breakfast, parking and in-room wi-fi is included in rates. All buildings have elevator access. Group rates, meals and baggage handling are available.

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Debbie Starr 1515 South Park Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B32 2L2 Tel: 902-491-6138; 1-800-565-2020 Fax: 902-491-6148 dstarr@lordnelsonhotel.com www.lordnelsonhotel.com

M Jill Hurlbert 166 Bedford Highway, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3M 2J6 Tel: 902-457-6364; 1-866-405-1805 Fax: 902-443-5793 reservations@msvu.ca www.msvu.ca/stay

Welcome to the Quality Inn & Suites Halifax located only minutes from Historic Downtown Halifax, Bayer's Lake shopping district, Peggy's Cove and the Robert L Stanfield Halifax Airport. Each cozy, well appointed guest room offers you FREE HOT breakfast buffet, FREE high speed internet access, FREE parking an indoor heated pool with an 80 foot waterslide, business centre and Embrace Day Spa!! All meeting spaces are very beautiful and have a fresh environment.

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Shelly Dean 980 Parkland Drive, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3M 4Y7 Tel: 902-404-3656 Fax: 902-444-4410 gm@qualityinnhalifax.com www.qualityinnhalifax.com

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QUALITY INN & SUITES BAYERS LAKE

QUALITY INN HALIFAX AIRPORT Relax at the Quality Inn Halifax Airport located only 3 minutes from the Stanfield Halifax Airport! Savor a home cooked meal in the Wooden Door Bistro or a swim in our pools! Included are free 24 hour on demand shuttle service to/from the airport and 24 hour free coffee, tea, apples and muffins. Make use of the airline check in kiosk located in the lobby. Most rates include free parking for up to 2 weeks!

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Shelly Dean 60 Sky Boulevard, Goffs, Nova Scotia, B2T 1K3 Tel: 902-873-3000; 1-800-667-3333 Fax: 902-873-3001 gm@airporthotelhalifax.com www.airporthotelhalifax.com Hear the creak of a ship's rigging, smell the sharp odour of pine tar, feel the comfort of a deck chair from Titanic, or picture yourself floating above the remnants of an 18th century shipwreck. Immerse yourself in the stories that define Nova Scotia's maritime history.

Featuring the World's finest display of wooden artifacts from the Titanic • More than gold and silver

SAINT MARY'S UNIVERSITY

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Located in beautiful southend Halifax, Saint Mary's University offers single and twin style residence rooms with shared washroom as well as apartment style and travel suite rooms with private washroom facilities. Full, hot all-you-care-to-eat breakfast available. Dining, laundry, parking and athletic facilities available. Student/Senior rates available.

human tragedy in the exhibit on the 1917 Halifax Explosion • Historic 1913 built hydrographic survey ship CSS Acadia• Restored early 20th century

1675 Lower Water Street Halifax, Nova Scotia (902) 424-7490 maritime.museum.gov.ns.ca

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Dan Snyder 5865 Gorsebrook Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3C3 Tel: 902-420-5486; 1-888-347-5555 Fax: 902-496-8118 stay@smu.ca www.smu.ca/conferences


PICTOU LODGE RESORT

Welcome to the newly renovated Super 8 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia! With 84 well appointed guest rooms distributed over 8 floors you’ll find everything you need at our hotel. Halifax is just a relaxing 10 minute ferry ride away, and the ferry terminal a short walk from the hotel. Close to the beautiful Historic Properties, award winning restaurants, acclaimed night life and terrific shopping, as well as various museums and art galleries, we are the ideal choice for visiting the Halifax/Dartmouth area. Arne Buchanan 65 King Street, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B2Y 4C2 Tel: 902-463-9520 gm@super8dartmouth.com www.super8.com

Situated minutes from the PEI Ferry, this historic beachfront Resort features 63 guest rooms and cottages, Gift Shop, heated outdoor swimming pool, exercise and games room; beach frontage; canoes, paddle boats, row boats, bicycles, nature trails and an observation deck. On-site restaurant seats 136 and is open daily from 7 am to 9 pm. One complimentary meal per 20 paid; one complimentary room per 15 paid. Deposit requirement: $300. Baggage: $3.50 per bag. Motorcoach parking available.

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Doris Clarke-Group Sales Manager PO Box 1539, Pictou, Nova Scotia, B0K 1H0 Tel: 902-485-4322; 1-800-495-6343 Fax: 902-485-4945 guest.services@pictoulodge.com www.pictoulodge.com

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Nestled on a four-acre campus near the heart of downtown Halifax, accommodations, dining and support facilities are all within a one-minute walk of any meeting space, making the scheduling of meetings, breakout sessions and meals easy to coordinate. In the tradition of Nova Scotia’s legendary hospitality, Conference Services at the University of King’s College invites you to consider us as your Halifax destination for conferences, group accommodations or leisure travel, with capacities ranging 20 to 275 persons

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M Tim Ross 6350 Coburg Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 2A Tel: 902-422-1271 x 106 tim.ross@sodexo.com

WESTIN NOVA SCOTIAN, THE The Westin Nova Scotian, the ideal Halifax hotel, features a stunning location overlooking Halifax Harbour. With world-class shopping and dining located just steps from our doors, we are the paramount place to enjoy the sights and sounds of this pristine maritime city. As a Canada Select 4 1/2 star award winner, we welcome you to experience true excellence. We offer spectacular meeting space, with 14 meeting rooms and over 23,000 square feet of meeting space.

99990 Diane Rose 1181 Hollis Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 2P6 Tel: 902-496-8593; 1-877-993-7846 Fax: 902-496-8589 drose@westin.ns.ca www.thewestinnovascotian.com/halifax-hotelsmeetings

Northumberland Shore COASTAL INN ANTIGONISH On main highway to the beautiful Cabot Trail, and only 205 km from the NL ferry; 21 guest rooms, complimentary continental breakfast for everyone in the group. Complimentary room per 15 paid; $55 + tax driver rate. Ample free parking. Walk to restaurants. Deposit $350, 120 days in advance. Baggage handling: $2 pp round trip.

990 Kim Cameron RR#7, Lower South River, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, B2G 2L4 Tel: 902-863-373

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On the wings of a $100-million investment in campus infrastructure, St. FX offers complete conferencing services and state-of-the-art facilities, ranging from meeting and seminar rooms, to auditoriums, labs, sports facilities and a dedicated oceanfront meeting facility. The University offers more than 100 venues in a single square block, as well as dining facilities for up to 1,200 people. St. FX is also home to Crystal Cliffs, one of Nova Scotia's most inspiring beachside group retreats.

Offering 50 guestrooms and suites, Super 8 Amherst provides an assortment of rooms designed to meet the need's of today's travellers. Weather your agenda in Amherst is business, pleasure, groups or tours.Welcome receptions offered as well as baggage handling.Super 8 features terrific accommodations only moments from Exit 4,Trans Canada with exessive parking.Great rooms with disability accessible ,minifridge, microwave free local calling,newspaper.Our location is minimal walking distance to malls and restraunts.Super 8 Amherst awaits your arrival!

Leah Murray St. Francis Xavier University, PO Box 5000, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, B2G 2W5 Tel: 902-867-5245 Fax: 902-867-3303 lmurray@stfx.ca www.stfx.ca/conferences

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BEST WESTERN LIVERPOOL HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE Welcome to the Best Western Liverpool Hotel & Conference Centre. Experience comfort and professionalism in a beautiful, new hotel located along the Atlantic Coast of Nova Scotia. Our hotel offers a quiet refuge for business travelers and a relaxing atmosphere for vacation getaways. Located along the south shore of Nova Scotia, this hotel offers well-appointed guest rooms featuring cable satellite television, inroom DVD player, free high-speed Internet, in-room coffee service and more. Melissa Robinson 63 Queens Place Drive, Liverpool, Nova Scotia, B0T 1K0 Tel: 902-354-2377; 877-354-2377 Fax: 902-354-2877 info@bwliverpool.ca www.bestwesternliverpool.com

DAYS INN & CONVENTION CENTRE BRIDGEWATER The Days Inn & Convention Centre Bridgewater welcomes you to the beautiful South Shore. Conveniently located only minutes away from shopping, golf, attractions, festivals, picturesque Mahone Bay and historic Lunenburg. 70 air-conditioned guest rooms (44 with two double beds). Facilities include dining room, lounge, patio, indoor pool, guest laundry and free wireless internet service. One complimentary meal per 20 meals paid; one complimentary room per 15 rooms paid. Welcoming reception on arrival while baggage delivered. Free Motorcoach parking. Friendly service.

9990 Marcia Mosher 50 North Street, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, B4V 2V6 Tel: 902-543-7131; 1-877-543-7131 Fax: 902-543-7170 marciamosher@eastlink.ca www.daysinn.ca

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9990 Susan Lane 27 Bristol Avenue, Liverpool, Nova Scotia, B0T 1K0 Tel: 902-354-3456; 1-800-794-3332 Fax: 902-354-7220 info@lanesprivateerinn.com www.lanesprivateerinn.com

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attractions Cape Breton Island CAPE BRETON CENTRE FOR CRAFT & DESIGN Cape Breton Island’s newest cultural facility provides an opportunity to experience Cape Breton through the creativity of over seventy Island artisans. Discover an inspirational environment and experience the fine art of shopping and craft appreciation in the Gallery Shop. Set up a group workshop or tour the studios and workshops to see artists at work. While travelling the Island, let the Cape Breton Artisan Trail Map guide you on a trail of discovery to the studios and shops of the finest artisans on the Island.

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Privateer's Mansion built in 1798 and operated by 3 generations of the Lane family. Situated in the heart of Liverpool on the Mersey River. 27 A/C guestrooms, 6 on ground floor. N/S, TV, wireless internet, Complimentary breakfast. RESTAURANT, Pub, Stone Patio, Bookstore & Gourmet Shop, Espresso Bar, Peaceful waterfront grounds. Renowned restaurant recommended by Taste of NS. Walking Distance to Lighthouse, Theatre & Museums. 5 beaches within 5 miles. Average length of visit 1-2 nights Baggage Handling Available on request.

Carol Beaton 322 Charlotte Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia, B1P 1C8 Tel: 902-539-7491 Fax: 902-539-4807 info@capebretoncraft.com www.capebretoncraft.com

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LES TROIS PIGNONS Welcome to LES TROIS PIGNONS. Come visit our Museum of the Hooked Rug and Home Life. Visit Les Trois Pignons for a special view into Acadian culture and the history of ChĂŠticamp, a stunning collection of hooked rugs and antiquities and a full range of visitor information services. Gift Shop on site. Ample parking - Allow 30 - 45 minutes for visit Guided tour offered in french or english. Located near entrance of the famous Cabot Trail BIENVENUE * WELCOME

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Lori MacKinnon 6 Forest Street, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, B5A 3K7 Tel: 902-629-2303; 1-800-565-7633 Fax: 902-368-3569 lmackinnon@roddhotelsandresorts.com www.roddhotelsandresorts.com

Lisette Bourgeois 15584 Cabot Trail, Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, B0E 1H0 Tel: 902-224-2642 Fax: 902-224-1579 lestroispignons@ns.sympatico.ca www.lestroispignons.com

RODD GRAND YARMOUTH - A RODD SIGNATURE HOTEL

WAGMATCOOK CULTURE & HERITAGE CENTRE

Rodd Grand Yarmouth is located in downtown Yarmouth, the marine gateway to the Maritimes. Overlooking the harbour, this recently renovated, premiere 4 star hotel features six non-smoking floors, indoor pool, large fitness centre, sauna, whirlpool, restaurant and lounge. Your groups will enjoy our "Feast" Dinner Theatre or our tours of Yarmouth, either on our bus or yours! One comp meal per 20 purchased; one comp room per 15 rooms paid. Welcome reception with cake and punch provided. Complimentary high speed internet, business centre and motorcoach parking available.

9999 Lori MacKinnon 417 Main Street, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, B5A 4B2 Tel: 902-629-2303; 1-800-565-7633 Fax: 902-368-3569 lmackinnon@roddhotelsandresorts.com www.roddhotelsandresorts.com

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Rodd Colony Harbour Inn boasts beautiful views of the water and is located downtown, an easy walk to shops and sites. It features 65 guestrooms (55 with 2 double beds), the famous Colony Restaurant, known for its excellent seafood, value and scenery and the hotel also features a lounge with a patio. One comp meal per 20 purchased; one comp room per 15 rooms paid. Welcome reception provided. Complimentary high speed internet, business centre and motorcoach parking available.

A magnificent cultural site nestled on the shores of Cape Breton Island's pristine Bras d'Or Lakes, the Wagmatcook Centre offers visitors an interpretive learning experience. The Centre welcomes visitors from all over the world to experience authenic Mi'kmaq culture. Listen to the sounds of ancestors and youth, see beautiful traditions unfold and feel the strength of a heritage that never died. Located 10 miles west of the village of Baddeck, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Michael Bona, Manager PO Box 30029, Wagmatcook, Nova Scotia, B0E 3N0 Tel: 902-295-2763; 1-866-295-2999 Fax: 902-295-3306 info@wagmatcook.com www.wagmatcook.com

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Atlantic Canada Premier Vacation Destination The Pictou Lodge Beachfront Resort, Nova Scotia, is just minutes from both Pictou, home of the Ship Hector, and the PEI ferry. Our Nova Scotia oceanside resort features log cottages, executive chalets, oceanview villas, private beaches, and of course lots of natural family recreation activities. Experience renowned Taste of Nova Scotia seafood dining and our famous Sunday Brunch in our fireside dining room, our Oceanview Lounge or sit outside on our expansive deck overlooking the beautiful sandy beaches of the Northumberland Shore.


Bay of Fundy Tourism Partnership Recommended Experience

ALL NEW EXHIBITS!

Nova Scotia’s Gem & Mineral Show August 19, 20 & 21, 2011 Hours: Victoria Day to October Daily 9:30-5:30 (Call for Off Season Hrs.) Open Year-Round Tel: 902-254-3814 1-866-856-DINO(3466)

TRURO, NOVA SCOTIA Come See What Everyone is Talking About…. • The Hub of NS is Alive This Summer • Take a Stroll in the 1000 acre Beautiful Victoria Park • Enjoy an Exhilarating Day of River Rafting • Spend a Healthy Day Hiking • Visit the Quaint Villages Along the Sunrise and Glooscap Trails • Experience one of the Eight Golf Courses all within 45 Minutes of Glengarry • New Putting Green • View 19th and 20th Century Architecture in the Designated Heritage Districts

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For Reservations 1-800-567-4276 Tel: 902-893-4311Fax: 902-893-1759 Email: reservations@bwglengarry.com Website: www.bwglengarry.com Trans Canada Hwy #102, Exit #13 150 Willow Street, Truro, NS, B2N 4Z6

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TAPIS HOOKÉS ET CADEAUX HANDCRAFTED RUGS AND GIFTS

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SHERBROOKE VILLAGE

Restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy our large selection of gifts, souvenirs and quality local handcrafts.

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Main St., Cheticamp (on the Cabot Trail) Restaurant: (902) 224-3207 Craft Shop: (902) 224-2170

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Sherbrooke Village depicts a typical Nova Scotian village from 1860 to pre-WW1. With approximately 80 buildings, over 25 of those open to the public, it is the largest Nova Scotia Museum site. Visit the woodturner shop, blacksmith, pottery shop, printery and more. During your visit, enjoy a delicious, light meal at the What Cheer Tea Room within the Village. Built on an economy of ship building, lumbering, gold mining, Sherbrooke Village reflects Nova Scotia as it was during its industrial boom in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Sherbrooke Village also offers a various array of learning camps and workshops. Please see website for full listing. Lynn Hayne Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia Tel: 902-522-2400 HAYNELM@gov.ns.ca

Fundy Shore & Annapolis Valley ANNAPOLIS ROYAL HISTORIC GARDENS "Stop & Smell the Roses" in this 17 acre garden paradise. The Historic Gardens features gardens and plant collections which provide a glimpse of the past, from methods of the early Acadian gardener through to innovative gardening techniques of today, visitors experience the evolution of gardening. More than 230 cultivars are featured in the Rose Collection, providing a dazzling summer display. Gift Shop, Washrooms, Cafe. Bus parking. Visit our website for details.

M Trish Fry Rt.8 (441 St. George Street), Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, B0S 1A0 Tel: 902-532-7018 admin@historicgardens.com www.historicgardens.com

ANNE MURRAY CENTRE All that glitters is gold at the Anne Murray Centre. The Centre is a tribute to the legendary singer’s amazing career. Rows of gold and platinum albums, and glittering trophies of all shapes and sizes fill every inch of the room. It’s breathtaking even to those who’ve been in the room before, but for those who haven’t, it’s like walking into a fantasy – a spectacular visual you’ll remember long after you’ve left the Centre! Frances MacDonald 36 Main Street P.O Box 610, Springhill, Nova Scotia, B0M 1X0 Tel: 902-597-8614 Fax: 902-597-2001 amcentre@eastlink.ca www.annemurraycentre.com

FUNDY GEOLOGICAL MUSEUM Nearby the Bay of Fundy's eroding cliffs reveal the region's natural heritage. Museum visitors can see some of the world's oldest dinosaur bones, minerals and fossils from the area. Programming is available for group tours, group rates available. Motorcoach parking; escort/driver complimentary admission; guided tour of museum, allow 30 - 60 minutes, air conditioned, washrooms, gift shop, visitor information, C@P site, wheelchair accessible; nearby facilities, restaurants, shopping & attractions.

M Ken Adams PO Box 640; 162 Two Islands Road, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, B0M 1S0 Tel: 902-254-3814; 1-866-856-3466 Fax: 902-254-3666 fundygeo@gov.ns.ca fundygeo.museum.gov.ns.ca

GLOOSCAP HERITAGE CENTRE The Glooscap Heritage Centre is among the top Aboriginal tourism attractions in Atlantic Canada. For the Mi'kmaq people, Glooscap is an important cultural figure. Discover the Mi'kmaq heritage; Glooscap legends; a giant 40' statue of Glooscap; an innovative multimedia presentation; ancient artifacts and guided tour. The Centre is conveniently located off Hwy 102 in Truro and open year round. On site gift shop. Group rates available. Bus tours welcome with easy parking and drop-off.

M Sharon Touchie 65 Treaty Trail, Millbrook (Truro), Nova Scotia, B6L 1W3 Tel: 902-843-3493; 1-800-895-1177 Fax: 902-893-2269 info@glooscapheritagecentre.com www.glooscapheritagecentre.com

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GRAND-PRÉ NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE OF CANADA

Fisherman's Cove is a 200-year-old working fishing village nestled in the corner of Halifax Harbour. Visitors are treated to an inviting collection of shops and activities all surrounded by a picturesque harbour. See fishing shanties, colourful boats, a seaside boardwalk and the Marine Interpretive Centre. Other activities include whale watching, deep-sea fishing and boat tours to McNabs, Lawlor, and Devil's Islands. Route 111 to 322 South (Pleasant St.) to Shore Road in Eastern Passage.

M Carolyn Scott 30 Government Wharf Road, PO Box 443, Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia, B3G 1M7 Tel: 902-465-6093 Fax: 902-465-6899 office@fishermanscove.ns.ca www.fishermanscove.ns.ca

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Commemorative site of the Deportation of the Acadians from the Minas Basin. On the location of the church and cemetery in the 17th and 18th century Acadian village that became the setting for Longfellow's poem Evangeline. Site includes visitor interpretive centre with a multimedia presentation, gardens and Memorial Church with paintings, stained glass, and exhibits. Interpreters share a story of sadness and tragedy, happiness and success. Hours: mid-May to mid-October, 9 am-6 pm daily. Group Rate: $6.55 per person.

FISHERMAN'S COVE

Societé Promotion Grand-Pré PO Box 150, Grand-Pré, Nova Scotia, B0P 1M0 Tel: 902-542-3631; 1-866-452-3631 Fax: 902-542-1691 contact@grand-pre.com www.grand-pre.com

MASTODON RIDGE

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The place to stop between Halifax and Truro, exit 11, Highway 102, ample parking. Large Tim Hortons with over 100 seats. New KFC/Taco Bell. Outdoor park with rare photo opportunities “halfway between the Equator and North Pole”, full-scale Mastodon replica and exhibits.FREE Admission. Play area, mini golf and ice cream. The Ridge Shop for quality Nova Scotia crafts and unique toys. Complimentary meals, bus operators and tour guides. Charlene DeConde or Bill Hay Box 1040, Truro, Nova Scotia, B2N 5G9 Tel: 902-639-2345 Fax: 902-639-2789 mastodon@mastodonridge.com www.mastodonridge.com

Halifax Metro ALEXANDER KEITH'S NOVA SCOTIA BREWERY “Ciad Mille Failte” (100,000 Welcomes) to the awardwinning Keith's Brewery Tour, a must-see show on any trip to Nova Scotia. Colourful Victorian characters will whisk you back to 1863 where you'll learn all about Alexander Keith, Halifax's favourite brewmaster - and three-time mayor! Then enjoy a generous mug of his finest brew as you listen to tall tales and toe-tapping music in Mr. Keith's private taproom, the Stag's Head. An all-ages, year-round celebration! Group bookings welcome.

M Meredith Lapp, Tour & Event Manager 1496 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 1R9 Tel: 902-455-1474; 1-877-612-1820 Fax: 902-422-1077 meredith.lapp@labatt.com www.keiths.ca

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Boat Cruises on St. Margarets Bay Home of Peggy’s Cove

MARITIME MUSEUM OF THE ATLANTIC

PIER 21 CANADA'S IMMIGRATION MUSEUM

Museum exhibits include: Titanic, the 1917 Halifax Explosion, WWII convoys and Navy Gallery, Small Craft Gallery, Days of Sail, Age of Steam, the CSS Acadia, a restored early 20th century ship chandlery, and Shipwreck Treasures of Nova Scotia. The ship models and figureheads, blocks, bells, fog horns, ditty bags and more, evoke the magic of the sea and its power in the lives of Nova Scotians. Admission charged. Please call or visit our website for more information.

Follow in the footsteps of the 1.5 million immigrants and Canadian military service personnel who passed through Pier 21 between 1928 and 1971. Explore Canadian stories of immigration and nation building through interactive exhibits, multimedia presentations and activities for all ages. A research centre, gallery, café and gift shop are located on site. For more information, please visit www.pier21.ca.

Jenny Nodelman 1675 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 1S3 Tel: 902-424-7490 Fax: 902-424-0612 mmawebmaster@gov.ns.ca maritime.museum.gov.ns.ca

Kristine Kovacevic 1055 Marginal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 4P6 Tel: 902-425-7770 Fax: 902-423-4045 groupvisits@pier21.ca www.pier21.ca

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NOVA SCOTIA MUSEUM OF INDUSTRY

1-877-274-8421 www.fourwindscharters.com

Explore Atlantic Canada's largest museum to discover the people, places and machines of Nova Scotia's industrial past. Push, pull, lift, drop, and laugh, while enjoying exhibits and interactive displays that highlight how technology - and people - worked throughout this province's history. Keep pace on the assembly line, get a work out at the water powered pumps and marvel at Canada's oldest surviving steam engine. Featuring over 30,000 artifacts, there's no better place to find out the true meaning of "Made in Nova Scotia" than the Museum of Industry! Denise Taylor 147 North Foord St, Stellarton, Nova Scotia, B0K1S0 Tel: 902-755-5425 Fax: 902-755-7045 taylordb@gov.ns.ca

South Shore ÉCONOMUSÉE: AMOS PEWTER Amos Pewter designs and handcrafts unique gifts and keepsakes. Visitors can tour our interpretive workshop where talented craftspeople demonstrate how they make the pewter gifts and keepsakes we sell in our store. Try our "Hands-On Experience" and take home a keepsake from Amos. Exhibits and interpretive panels tell stories of the age-old craft of pewter making. Features: Hands-On Experience, tours, giftwrapping, catalogue, disability accessible, washroom, motorcoach parking nearby. Member of the Economuseum Network. Open year round. Julie Levy 589 Main Street, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, B0J 2E0 Tel: 902-624-9547; 1-800-565-3369 Fax: 902-624-1366 tour@amospewter.com www.amospewter.com

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À Tugwagan Mesgo’g The Journey and Spirit of the Mikmaq The Wagmatcook Cultural Centre provides a rich cultural history of the region. Unwind in the calm and welcoming environment. Hear members of Mi’kmaq community interpret historical displays, artifacts and photographs. Watch local crafters demonstrate the skills and significance of each item they make. Come and view our multimedia video presentation which shows you the history of the Mi'kmaq people. Our gift shop has an incredible array of beautiful handcrafted items produced in Wagmatcook and the surrounding Mi'kmaq communities. Our restaurant serves an assortment of mouthwatering meals featuring traditional and regional fare.

Open Year Round • call toll free 1.866.295.2999 or email: info@wagmatcook.com

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FISHERIES MUSEUM OF THE ATLANTIC Learn how the fishery has shaped our lives in the UNESCO Town of Lunenburg. Experience life in a fishing community and explore, up-close, life at sea. Have a yarn with old salts, get to know the lobsters and enjoy Bluenose memorabilia. Home of Bluenose II. Walk the docks and refresh in the salt air as you immerse yourself in one of the best maritime moments in the world. Fun for all, rain or shine!

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M Ann or Laurie 68 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, B0J 2C0 Tel: 902-634-4794; 1-866-579-4909 Fax: 902-634-8990 fma@gov.ns.ca www.fisheries.museum.gov.ns.ca

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Receive a warm welcome at FORT POINT LIGHTHOUSE PARK, third oldest lighthouse in Nova Scotia, where maritime and privateering history is brought to life by costumed interpreters. Watch a presentation by a previous lightkeeper. Gift shop containing locally-made folk art. Experiences and refreshments provided with notice. English, French and German brochures. Mid-May - mid-October. Entrance FREE (donations accepted). Parking. Located 4 mins. from exit 19, off hwy. 103. Phaedra Charlton-Huskins P O Box 1264, (21 Fort Lane via Main Street), Liverpool, Nova Scotia, B0T 1K0 Tel: 902-354-5260; 1-800-655-5741 Fax: 902-354-7473 info@regionofqueens.com www.regionofqueens.ca

HANK SNOW COUNTRY MUSIC CENTRE Dedicated to the preservation of our local country music culture and heritage, the accomplishments of Hank Snow in particular and Canadian Country Music in general. Follow Hank’s amazing journey from this CN Railway Station to world-wide stardom. You will find Hank Snow memorabilia and memorabilia from other Canadian country music stars and interactive and rare video displays. Learn the history of country music and instruments. Home to the Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame. Kelly Inglis PO Box 1419 (148 Bristol Ave.), Liverpool, Nova Scotia, B0T 1K0 Tel: 902-354-4675; 1-888-450-5525 Fax: 902-354-5199 info@hanksnow.com www.hanksnow.com

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boat tours FOUR WINDS CHARTERS LTD.

Anna Merlin 148 Nautical Way, Tantallon, Nova Scotia, B3Z 2P3 Tel: 902-492-0022; 1-877-274-8421 Fax: 902-826-9047 anna@fourwindscharters.com www.fourwindscharters.com

MOLEGA TOURS OF ATLANTIC CANADA (2001) LIMITED Molega Tours is fully licensed and insured to provide vehicle charters throughout Atlantic Canada. The 14 passenger touring vans are air-conditioned, have PA,s and our drivers also guide. The 28 seat Thomas minicoach and 56 seat Prevost have all the features you expect - panoramic windows, washroom, reclining seats, A/C and sound systems. No job is too big or too small for Molega Tours. Please call and let us quote on your Nova Scotia adventure. John Furzeland 45 Beamish Road, East Uniacke, Nova Scotia, B0N 1Z0 Tel: 902-866-0965 1-877-260-5111 Fax: 902-866-0273 anchorage.greenbay@ns.sympatico.ca www.molegatours.ca

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Nestled between Peggys Cove and the Aspotogan Peninsula, St. Margaret's Bay provides pristine natural beauty.Enjoy cruising among scenic coves, estate properties, working fishermen, private islands, beautiful beaches and amazing sunsets. View the natural habitat of eagles, herons,sea birds,whales,seals,and dolphins.Every trip provides stunning ocean views in a relaxed informative, professional atmosphere. Ample room for motorcoach parking, meal service available. Custom Tours from our first class facility at Shining Waters Marine. Located 20 min.from peggys cove. TransportCanada approved.

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destination marketing Planning and Promotional Tools The Atlantic Canada Group Tour Planner has been carefully designed to work as a companion piece to Nova Scotia’s official tourism materials – including the Doers’ and Dreamers’ Guide and Tourism Regions Map. In addition to these two indispensable products, you are able to order the following publications to help with the planning process: • Nova Scotia Golf Travel Guide • Festivals and Events Guide • Also available are DVD’s, posters, images, lure brochures, and lap maps for motorcoach passengers. Online General touring information, travel features, image bank, facts & figures, and contacts; can all be accessed with the click of your mouse through the web site at www.novascotia.com For expert advice on how to plan your tour to Nova Scotia, or to order these free planning and promotional materials, we invite you to contact the province directly. Great people are standing by to help you with your plans!

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Your Scottish Connection. Enjoy shopping at Northern Nova Scotia's Leading Scottish Store Tartan Accessories and Blankets, Buchan Pottery, Scottish and Celtic Jewellery, Clan-rested Souvenirs, Pewter Quaichs and Giftware, Sporrans, Sgian Dubhs! If you are looking for something specific email us at info@whigmaleeries.com or call us toll free at 1 877 467 2687 and we would be glad to help! 27 Water Street, PO Box 1963, Pictou, Nova Scotia, B0K 1H0 tel 902 485 2593 • fax 902 485 1820 toll free: 1 877 GO SCOTS (1 877 467 2687) email: frances @whigmaleeries.com www.whigmaleeries.com

For information or reservations call us at 902 382 1878 59 Water Street, P.O. Box 1536, Pictou, NS B0K 1H0

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Mrs. MacGregor's Tea Room & Restaurant is just steps away from Pictou’s waterfront and the Ship Hector replica. Our licensed dining room offers lunchtime and evening menus.We specialize in seafood chowder, homemade breads, freshly prepared entrées and our famous Sticky Toffee Pudding, some say is “too good to be legal!”

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Discover the Eastern, Fundy, and Northumberland shores of Nova Scotia – centrally located and easily added to any Atlantic Canada itinerary. Escape to a different time period at a living-history village and to unspoiled nature on the Eastern Shore; experience geological wonders, adventure and aboriginal legends of Nova Scotia's Fundy Shore - home to the highest tides in the world; or relax and reconnect with Celtic culture and culinary delights on the gentle Northumberland Shore. Devin Trefry 65 Treaty Trail, Millbrook, Nova Scotia, B6L 1W3 Tel: 902-893-8782; 1-800-895-1177 Fax: 902-893-2269 devin@threeshoresnovascotia.com www.threeshoresnovascotia.com; www.fundyfun.com

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NOVA SCOTIA DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM, CULTURE AND HERITAGE

THREE SHORES NOVA SCOTIA Michele Bourgeois World Trade Centre, 6th Floor, PO Box 456, 1800 Argyle Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 2R5 Tel: 902-424-5037; 1-800-565-0000 (general enquiries) Fax: 902-424-2668 salesNS@gov.ns.ca www.novascotia.com

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Halifax Metro DESTINATION HALIFAX

M Jonathan Toms, Destination Halifax Suite 802, 1800 Argyle Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3N8 Tel: 902-422-6347; 1-877-422-9334 Fax: 902-492-3175 jtoms@destinationhalifax.com www.traveltradehalifax.com; www.destinationhalifax.com

Halifax Metro ROYAL NOVA SCOTIA INTERNATIONAL TATTOO The Tattoo delights its audience with its unique form of entertainment in early July (July 1 - 8). Over 2000 participants from around the world perform more than two hours of world-class entertainment in an air-conditioned, multi purpose venue in downtown Halifax. Pipes and drums, military bands, the RCMP, comedy, drama, choirs, acrobats, military competitions and displays, pageantry and much more. Backstage tours and special group rates on tickets and souvenir programs. Different show every year. Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo 1586 Queen Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 2J1 Tel: 902-420-1114; 1-800-563-1114 Fax: 902-423-6629 info@nstattoo.ca www.nstattoo.ca

Molega Tours has been providing customized, private group tours since 1992. Experienced Tour Guides and Directors pay attention to the details of your request – transfers to/from the Airport, Halifax city tour, lobster feast, wine tasting at local vineyards, or multi days touring Nova Scotia. Need a vehicle – fully insured, 14-passenger touring vans with Driver/Guide, 28-seat mini-coach with panoramic windows and full size motorcoaches are available. Come, explore and discover why we love Nova Scotia.

facilities Halifax Metro DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY Dalhousie University offers a wide variety of meeting space options ranging from classrooms, lecture halls and auditoriums, to dining areas and residence halls. Our large spaces are ideal for exhibits and receptions (up to 1,100 people), while our small spaces are perfect for intimate, informal meetings. Depending on your requirements, classrooms with fixed or nonfixed tables and chairs, tablet armchairs, tiered or non-tiered arrangements are available. Visit www.conferenceservices.dal.ca for full details, or call 902-494-3401. Elizabeth A. Thompson 1233 LeMarchant Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3P6 Tel: 902-494-3401; 1-888-271-9222 Fax: 902-494-1219 elizabeth.a.thompson@dal.ca www.conferenceservices.dal.ca

BELL BUOY RESTAURANT & SUPPER HOUSE

John Furzeland 45 Beamish Road, East Uniacke, Nova Scotia, B0N 1Z0 Tel: 902-866-0965; 1-877-260-5111 Fax: 902-866-0273 anchorage.greenbay@ns.sympatico.ca www.molegatours.ca

Offering one of the most extensive selections of fresh seafood in Atlantic Canada. Prime steak, chicken, pork, and innovative pastas. Luncheon menu, cocktail menu, children’s and teen menu. The most outstanding wine selection in the area. Homemade desserts and breads. Overlooking the beautiful Bras d’Or Lakes. Inside and outside dining. Special group menus available. Serving fine food to the finest people for 25 years. Frank MacPhail PO Box 520, Lower end of Chebucto Street, Baddeck, Nova Scotia, B0E 1B0 Tel: 902-295-2581 Fax: 902-295-2925 f.macphail@ns.sympatico.ca www.bellbuoyrestaurant.com

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BLUE DIAMOND TOURS

MRS. MACGREGOR'S TEA ROOM & RESTAURANT

Blue Diamond Tours is your number one guide for Halifax and Nova Scotia. We’re a local company in business since 1997. Our specialty is creating the perfect customized itinerary ( shore excursions too ) to include all your must-see sights. You choose the sites, places, and activities that interest you the most. We arrange meals , any extras and escort you start to finish. Book your trip today for memories that last a lifetime! Blue Diamond Tours 207-4 Caxton Close, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3L 4J5 Tel: 902-444-6883; 1-866-414-6883 Fax: 902-445-3311 bobbluediamond@aol.com www.bluediamondtours.com

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SHUBENACADIE TIDAL BORE RAFTING PARK & RAFTERS RIDGE COTTAGES Exhilarating 2 & 4 hour upriver tidal rafting adventures with experienced guides aboard versatile motorized Zodiacs. Bird watching river tours on calm water also available. Facilities include large rafting centre with showers, pool, hiking trails, playground, observations area, and on site accommodations. All safety equipment is provided. The longest running rafting company in Nova Scotia and a “Bay of Fundy Recommended Experience”. Discover the highest tides in the world on this one-of-a-kind adventure!

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Mrs. MacGregor's Tea Room & Restaurant, just steps away from Pictou’s waterfront, specializes in seafood chowder, housemade breads, fantastic lobster plates and awesome desserts. It’s been said our Sticky Toffee Pudding is “too good to be legal!” Our licensed dining room offers lunchtime and evening menus, as well as delicious menu selections for brunch on Sundays. Summer hours: Monday to Friday at 11am; Saturday and Sunday at 10am. Dinner menu Tuesday to Saturday at 5pm. Helen Buchan 59 Water Street, Pictou, Nova Scotia, B0K 1H0 Tel: 902-382-1878 info@mrsmacgregors.com www.mrsmacgregors.com

South Shore THE SOU 'WESTER RESTAURANT Situated on top of the hill, near the famous Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, the Sou 'Wester specializes in delicious seafood. Treat your tour to Homemade Seafood Chowder, Fresh Steamed Lobster, Homemade Gingerbread & Apple Crisp. Modest Family Prices. Wheelchair accessible. Taste of Nova Scotia member. Open all year. Located on route 333 on Nova Scotia's South Shore; only 30 minutes from Halifax. Major credit cards accepted. Motorcoach parking.

M The Sou’Wester Restaurant & Giftshop, Ltd. 178 Peggy's Point Road, Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, B3Z 3S2 Tel: 902-823-2561 Fax: 902-823-2349 souwester@hfx.eastlink.ca www.peggys-cove.com

Jack Robinson and Heather Smith RR#4, 12215 Route 215 (Urbania), Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia, B0N 2H0 Tel: 902-758-4032; 1-800-565-RAFT (7238) Fax: 902-758-1292 info@raftingcanada.ca www.raftingcanada.ca

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Halifax, situated on the second largest natural harbour in the world, is a modern port city teeming with culture and heritage. Life here revolves around the sea. Follow in the footsteps of princes, privateers and press gangs as you stroll through our safe, walkable downtown experiencing over 250 years of Halifax history. Discover the impressive array of museums, galleries, historic sites, fine restaurants, colourful gardens and lively nightlife. An urban metropolis with smalltown charm – Halifax.

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South Shore ÉCONOMUSÉE: AMOS PEWTER

RUDDER'S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT AND BREW PUB

GROHMANN KNIVES FACTORY OUTLET Free admission knife factory tours at Grohmann Knives Factory Outlet. Outlet store open Mon-Sat 9-5, evenings and Sundays seasonal, sells kitchen and outdoor knives, lobster tools, souvenirs, kitchen gadgets and gift items. Free tours usually Mon-Fri 9am3:30pm minimum 4 adults. Tours approx 20 mins. Bus tour bookings not necessary but preferred. Bus driver/escort discount offered. Disability accessible. Sharpening & engraving services. Downtown Pictou, close to Hector Quay tours, restaurants. Free motorcoach/car parking. For information: grohmannknives.com 1-888-756-4837.

Soak up the ambiance as you dine on fresh seafood and sip premium-brewed beers at Southwest Nova Scotia’s only microbrewery restaurant. The 18th century beamed ceilings and thick plank floors are part of the draw for thousands of locals and tourists. Weekly entertainment, private dining rooms, and a large seasonal patio overlooking their private marina add to this establishment���s popularity. Bus tours welcome with advance notice. Reservations suggested. Taste of N.S. recommended.

M Rudder's Restaurant 96 Water Street, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, B5A 4B3 Tel: 902-742-7050 (office); 902-742-7311 (restaurant) Fax: 902-742-7729 rudders@eastlink.ca www.ruddersbrewpub.com

Melody 116 Water Street, Pictou, Nova Scotia, B0K 1H0 Tel: 902-485-4224; 1-888-756-4837 Fax: 902-485-5872 info@grohmannknives.com www.grohmannknives.com www.visitgk.com

Cape Breton Island COOPERATIVE ARTISANALE This Gift Shop/ Acadian restaurant and Acadian museum features world-famous Cheticamp handhooked rugs, local crafts & souvenirs, delicious Acadian foods in the licensed dining room (Chicken Fricot, Fish Chowders & Dishes, Meat Pies, Homemade Desserts) - recommended in "Where To Eat In Canada", member of "Taste of Nova Scotia". Hooking, spinning & weaving demonstrations. Open 7 days a week, May 1-Oct. 30. Diane Poirier 15067 Main Street, Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, B0E 1H0 Tel: 902-224-2170 Fax: 902-224-2170 info@cheticamphookedrugs.com www.cheticamphookedrugs.com

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Julie Levy 589 Main Street, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, B0J 2E0 Tel: 902-624-9547; 1-800-565-3369 Fax: 902-624-1366 tour@amospewter.com www.amospewter.com

THE SOU 'WESTER GIFT SHOP WHIGMALEERIES SCOTTISH TARTAN & GIFT SHOP

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Amos Pewter designs and handcrafts unique gifts and keepsakes. Visitors can tour our interpretive workshop where talented craftspeople demonstrate how they make the pewter gifts and keepsakes we sell in our store. Try our "Hands-On Experience" and take home a keepsake from Amos. Exhibits and interpretive panels tell stories of the age-old craft of pewter making. Features: Hands-On Experience, tours, giftwrapping, catalogue, disability accessible, washroom, motorcoach parking nearby. Member of the Economuseum Network. Open year round.

Just a short walk up from the Ship Hector, visiting Whigmaleeries (a Scottish word meaning trinket, ornament, whim) is like visiting a shop in Scotland! Actually, it's better as we have a huge selection of clan-crested products, tartan ties and scarves galore, quaichs, sporrans, sgian dubhs, Buchan pottery, kilt rolls, Harris Tweed hats, jewellery, books, ...there is a lot! We also carry toddler’s kilts, vests, pants, etc. in the Nova Scotian tartan. Frances Buchan 27 Water Street, Pictou, Nova Scotia, B0K 1H0 Tel: 902-485-2593; 1-877-467-2687 Fax: 902-485-1820 frances@whigmaleeries.com www.whigmaleeries.com

The Sou’Wester Restaurant and Giftshop is situated at the top of the hill overlooking the famous Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse. Enjoy traditional style meals including baked beans and fish hash, delicious lobster dinners and homemade desserts. Extensive collection of giftware, souvenirs and handcrafts available in our two-level giftshop. Many Canadian and Maritime made products. Just 30 minutes from metro. Open year-round

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This is the place where Explorers Take Note…

sky, land and water It’s not the autobahn, but the accurately dubbed Freedom Road in Labrador has opened up a new corner of North America to adventurous travelers. You can drive north through Quebec to Labrador, cross this huge territory on a mainly gravel road all the way to the Strait of Belle Isle, board a ferry to Newfoundland, drive down Newfoundland’s west coast, and take another ferry to Nova Scotia. Or you could do it the other way around. The Labrador road is so remote you’re advised to take along a free satellite phone because there’s no cell coverage. It’s just you and the road.

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Newfoundland & Labrador. There’s enough coastline wrapped around this place to stretch its way back and forth across North America four times over. And it’s not like ‘edge of the continent’ is a common geographic address; it’s just us out here. But when the Vikings dropped by in 998 AD, they managed to find us even without a travel guide.

• UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES. Visit Gros Morne National Park of Canada (20 times older than The Rockies) and L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site of Canada (the only authenticated Viking settlement in North America). • COASTLINE. Get a great ocean view from 29,000 kilometres (18,000 miles) of coastline. Perfect for coastal drives. Stop in historic towns and fishing villages nestled around fjords, inlets, coves, guts, bays, and tickles along the way. • HISTORY. Immerse yourself in history at 10 National Historic Sites, 9 Provincial Historic Sites, 3 Provincial Museums, and more than 150 community museums. • MOST EASTERLY POINT IN NORTH AMERICA. Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site of Canada is where you can see the sun rise before anyone else and be the first on the continent to ring in the New Year. • OUTDOOR ODYSSEY. Hike ancient footpaths from deep fjords and towering cliffs to barrens and lush inland paths. Walk the earth’s mantle. A diversity of trails wrapped in fresh sea air completes this rejuvenation of mind, body, and soul. Kayak one of the best sea kayaking destinations on the planet. Dramatic viewing of magnificent icebergs, sea caves, sea stacks, and colourful villages embrace the coastline as the humpbacks and seabirds welcome your company. • WORLD’S LARGEST POPULATION OF HUMPBACK WHALES. When 10,000-year-old icebergs drift south while humpback whales migrate north, they’re bound to cross paths. Meet more than 29 varieties of marine mammals. You’ll find more species, more often, in more places around here than anywhere else in Canada. • SEABIRD CAPITAL. We’re home to some of the largest and most accessible seabird colonies in North America. More than 35 million seabirds gather here every year. See northern gannets, kittiwakes, murres, Atlantic puffins, osprey, falcons, hawks, storm petrels, razorbills, and bald eagles at 6 ecological reserves, including the magnificent Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve. • PUFFINS. Visit North America’s largest Atlantic puffin sanctuary at the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve.

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newfoundland & labrador • ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES. Go back 9,000 years to aboriginal sites of Maritime Archaic, Palaeoeskimo, and Beothuk Indians. See European sites dating back over 1,000 years. Tour the interpretation centres and 3 fossil ecological reserves. • EARTH’S GEOLOGICAL SHOWCASE. The Johnson Geo Centre tells the intriguing life story of our planet . • FOSSILS. Ecological reserves preserve exceptionally rare natural phenomena. View cliffs representing the geological boundary between the Precambrian Era and Cambrian Period. Here you’ll find the oldest complex life-forms on Earth and the first appearance of skeletal organisms. Some 542 million years ago, they left their mark. • LABRADOR. One of the world’s last great frontiers. ‘The Big Land’ has more than 300,000 square kilometres (115,830 square miles) of pristine wilderness, including Torngat Mountains National Park of Canada, and an abandoned Moravian Mission at Hebron. • FRIENDLIEST FOLK. The people around here are renowned for their hospitality, quick wit, and charm. • MOST ACCESSIBLE WILDLIFE IN NORTH AMERICA. The most concentrated moose population on the planet, one of the largest barren-ground caribou herds in the world, and an abundance of black bear (some topping the scales at 600 pounds). • NORTHERN LIGHTS. Catch the greatest natural light show on earth, playing to Labrador audiences more than 240 nights a year.

• ARTS AND MUSIC. We’re renowned for poetry, humour, song, art, and craftsmanship. Visit distinctive galleries, book stores, and music stores. Or take in one of our internationally acclaimed festivals of film, literature, music, or pageants and symposiums set amidst our cultural, creative, and welcoming cheer. • INTERNATIONAL CRUISE DESTINATION. Newfoundland & Labrador has 33 ports of call serving special interest, expedition, circumnavigation, transatlantic, and North American itineraries. • BOTANICAL GARDENS. Our 7 botanical reserves protect a rich and rare variety of arctic plants. North America’s most eastern botanical garden at Memorial University showcases 110 acres of specialized species, a premier rock garden, and a nature reserve. • CANADA’S PARTY CITY. When the sun goes down, the place goes up. Experience the nightlife of St. John’s, one of North America’s oldest port settlements. This city by the sea also boasts fine dining, shopping, luxury spas, and distinctive architecture. • SIGNAL HILL NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE OF CANADA. Stand where Marconi received the first transatlantic wireless transmission from England in 1901. Marvel at the ocean and city views, and the pageantry of the Signal Hill Tattoo. • THE FLAT EARTH SOCIETY. According to the Flat Earth Society, Brimestone Head, Fogo Island is one of the four corners of the world. • AUTHENTIC CUISINE. Sample our dishes from land and sea – cod tongues, cod cheeks, caribou, snow crab, salmon, moose, bakeapples, wild berries, tea and lassy buns, toutons, salt fish and brewis.

• INCENTIVE TRAVEL. From luxury resorts to city sophistication, we combine soft-adventure activities and creative cuisine with our unique cultural tapestry. Planners, meet your new destination. • GEOGRAPHIC SIZE. Newfoundland & Labrador is 405,720 square kilometres (156,649 square miles), the same geographic size as Japan, and more than 3 times the size of the Maritime provinces. • TIME ZONE. Newfoundland & Southern Labrador has its own time zone. ‘Newfoundland Time’ is 1.5 hours ahead of Eastern Time. • LATITUDE. Our capital city of St. John’s is located at the same latitude as Seattle, USA, and Paris, France. • CLOSER THAN YOU THINK. Fly from Toronto in 3 hours or London in 10 hours via Halifax. Yearround non-stop flights are available from New York.

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• DISTINCT DIALECTS. We speak more dialects of English here than any other place in the world, which is why we’ve penned our very own Dictionary of Newfoundland English. • 200 ATLANTIC SALMON RIVERS. Reel ’em in with world-class angling and trophy brook trout fishing. • BEST SKIING IN ATLANTIC CANADA. Marble Mountain also offers multi-adventure packages including dogsledding, catskiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling. • GOLF. Spend a day on the greens. Play more than 20 courses sculptured against the backdrop of our spectacular seacoast, waterfalls, tree-lined fairways, and surrounding hills.

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Newfoundland & Labrador is served by airports both on the island of Newfoundland and in Labrador at the following locations. In Labrador: Blanc Sablon, Quebec (servicing the Labrador Straits), Churchill Falls, Happy Valley-Goose Bay and Wabush. In Newfoundland: Deer Lake, Gander, St. Anthony, Stephenville, and St. John’s. With the majority of air traffic coming through St. John’s International Airport.

Total Province: 405,720 square km/243,432 square mi Island of Newfoundland: 111,390 square km/ 66,834 square mi Labrador: 294,330 square km/approx. 112,000 square mi

Airport St. John’s

Airlines Air Canada (www.aircanada.com) WestJet (www.westjet.com) Continental Airlines (www.continental.com) Provincial Airlines (www.provincialairlines.com) Air Saint-Pierre (www.airsaintpierre.com) Porter Airlines (www.flyporter.com)

Charter Passenger Service: Air Transat (www.airtransat.com) Sky Service (www.skyserviceairlines.com) SunWing (www.sunwing.ca) Stephenville Sunwing Airlines Flair Air Provincial Airlines Goose Bay Air Canada Air Labrador Provincial Airlines Deer Lake Air Canada Provincial Airlines Sunwing Airlines WestJet Wabush Air Canada Jazz Air Labrador Provincial Airlines Gander Air Canada Jazz Sunwing Airline St. Anthony & Blanc Sablon Provincial Airlines

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Area Code 709 — This area code must be dialed for long distance calls into or within Newfoundland & Labrador.

Capital City St. John’s

September and October feature variable temperatures ranging from 26 Celsius (78F) to -3 Celsius (26F). November and December are generally cold.

Emergencies In the event of an emergency, dial 911 or 0 for immediate police, fire and medical assistance (note: not all areas in Newfoundland & Labrador have 911 service) Satellite Phones are available free of charge to motorists traveling remote sections of the Trans Labrador Highway and are preprogrammed to connect directly with the RCMP or RNC during an emergency call.

Cell Phone Use While Driving As of April 1, 2003 it is illegal in this province to use a hand-held cellular phone while driving on any public road. Cell phones can be used when fitted with authorized hands-free adapters.

Climate The province of Newfoundland & Labrador has two distinct ranges of climate: the island of Newfoundland enjoys a temperate marine climate with no extremes of temperature. Labrador’s climate is continental, and therefore colder and drier. January, February and March are considered to be winter months, with snow present in all areas. The coastal regions will have average temperatures of -1 Celsius (29F) to -8 Celsius (18F). Inland and northern areas will be much colder. April and May are still quite cool and precipitation is abundant but snow is by now disappearing in most regions. Temperatures can range from 23 Celsius (73F) to -6C (21F). By June, temperatures can range from 29 Celsius (84F) to 1 Celsius (34F). July and August daytime temperatures range from 25 Celsius (77F) to 32 Celsius (90F). Labrador daytime temperatures can also be very warm. Evenings, however, are refreshingly cool.

Languages Visitors to Newfoundland & Labrador will hear both of Canada’s official languages - English and French - depending on the region. Native Innu and Inuit and colourful Irish/English dialects can also be heard in certain regions.

Major Industries Oil, mining, forestry, fishing, tourism

Police Officers of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) patrol Newfoundland & Labrador’s highways and are responsible for other provincial police duties. The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary provide police services for metro St. John’s, Corner Brook, Churchill Falls, and Labrador City-Wabush, while there are also some larger communities which have Municipal forces.

Population 509,677 (source: Census 2006)


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St. John’s and Area Mount Pearl Gander Grand Falls – Windsor Corner Brook Stephenville Labrador City Happy Valley - Goose Bay Conception Bay South Bay Roberts Carbonear Channel-Port aux Basques Deer Lake Marystown Placentia (Source: Census 2005)

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182,485 24,964 9,651 13,340 20,103 7,109 7,744 7,969 19,772 5,237 4,759 4,637 4,769 5,908 4,426

Sales Tax & Rebates The Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) is applied at a single rate of 13 % to a base of goods and services. Tax Rebate for Tour Operators to Canada booklets are available at www.cra.gc.ca/gsthstpub In Canada: 1-800-565-9353 Outside Canada: 902-432-5604

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Winter Travel During the winter all primary highways are kept open except for short periods during or immediately after a severe snowstorm. Conditions for all roads across the province are provided around the clock, seven days a week by dispatchers at the five main Transportation Depots. To check road conditions: www.roads.gov.nl.ca/winterdriving/default.stm Telephone Numbers: The following numbers are available to speak directly to staff at the dispatch office. Long distance charges may apply if applicable. Avalon Region Eastern Region Central Region Western Region Labrador Region

1-709-729-7669 1-709-466-4160 1-709-292-4444 1-709-635-4144 1-709-896-7888

Terra Nova National Park 1-709-533-2801

Sunday Shopping Stores, including malls and large grocery chains are permitted to open on Sunday. Business hours on Sunday are generally from Noon to 5 p.m. except on designated holidays. Most major shopping malls are open Monday to Saturday from 9:30 am to 9:30 pm.

Time Zone The island of Newfoundland is located in its own unique time zone - half an hour earlier than Atlantic Time. The Labrador portion of the province operates on Atlantic Standard Time, except for the area on the coast from L’ Anse au Clair to Cartwright, which operates on Newfoundland Standard Time.

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By Land The Trans Canada Highway (#104 to #105) in Nova Scotia links to Newfoundland via the Marine Atlantic Ferries departing from North Sydney, Nova Scotia (see below for more details). Labrador is also now accessible via the Trans-Labrador Highway, which connects Goose Bay to the province of Quebec. Within Newfoundland & Labrador - The TransCanada Highway (Route 1) crosses Newfoundland west to east from Port aux Basques to St. John's, a distance of 905 kilometres. Secondary highways along the route provide many fascinating, "off-thebeaten-track" side trips. Route 510, This road begins in L’Anse-au-Clair in Southern Labrador, an area know as the Labrador Coastal Drive and extends north to Happy ValleyGoose Bay. Route 500 is a gravel road that crosses Labrador from Happy Valley-Goose Bay in the east to Labrador City/Wabush in the west and connects to Quebec Route 389. The road is sometimes soft in spring, and passable only by four-wheel drive vehicles. Distance is approximately 525 kilometres and travel times of 9 hours should be expected. For road conditions in Labrador: Tel: 709-896-7888 From Labrador West you can drive into Quebec on partially paved Route 389 which runs 581 kilometres to Baie Comeau on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River. Anticipated travel time is 8.5 hours.

Highway Cameras: In an effort to provide the motoring public in the province with the most up-to-date road and driving conditions, the Department of Transportation and Works has installed digital cameras at fifteen sites along the Trans Canada Highway (TCH) and major routes on the island, as well as five sites in Labrador. All twenty cameras are available via the following internet address http://www.roads.gov.nl.ca/cameras/

By Sea Nova Scotia to Newfoundland - Marine Atlantic provides a vital marine transportation link between the Island of Newfoundland and the Canadian mainland. Daily service is provided year-round between Port aux Basques in southwestern Newfoundland and North Sydney, NS. A summer season route provides tri-weekly crossings from North Sydney to Argentia, NL located 90 minutes from St. John’s. The vessels offer a wide variety of onboard features; including private cabins, dormitory sleepers, cafeteria style dining, bar service, live entertainment (summer season), movies, and children’s activities. Marine Atlantic Reservations Bureau 355 Purves Street, North Sydney, NS, B2A 3V2 In Canada and US: 1-800-341-7981 Tel: 902-794-5200; Fax: 902-564-7480 www.marine-atlantic.ca resmar@marine-atlantic.ca For Arrival/Departure Information: 1-800-341-7981 A variety of intra-provincial ferries operate seasonal and year round schedules to remote coastal communities. For local ferry information, check: www.tw.gov.nl.ca/FerryServices/schedules

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Strait of Belle Isle There is daily ferry service in summer between St. Barbe on Newfoundland's Viking Trail and Blanc Sablon on the Quebec-Labrador border. Take this ferry to reach Route 510. Crossing time 90 minutes. Labrador Marine Inc. Tel: 709-535-0810; Toll Free: 1-866-535-2567 www.labradormarine.com www.tw.gov.nl.ca/FerryServices/schedules Bus operators must make reservations. All traffic with reservations should be at dockside 1 hour prior to departure.

Happy Valley-Goose Bay to Cartwright For 2011 operating information contact Labrador Marine at 1-866-535-2567 (within the province) or 1-709-535-0810 (outside the province) for further information. Lewisporte to Labrador Travel from Lewisporte, Newfoundland to Cartwright and Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Call for more information or to make reservations. Labrador Marine Inc. P.O. Box 1390 111 Main Street Lewisporte, NL A0G 3A0 Tel: (709) 535 6874 Fax: (709) 535 0060 Email: info@woodwards.nf.ca Web Site: www.labradormarine.com

By Air Wherever you're departing from, there's a wide variety of international and connector airlines at your service - Air Canada, Air Canada Jazz, Porter Airlines, Provincial Airlines, and Air Labrador provide seamless travel to and within the province. From anywhere in Canada, from all across North America, from major gateways and cities, in the USA, and from Northern Europe, there are flights to bring you here.


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Planning and Promotional Tools

Tourism Associations

The Atlantic Canada Group Travel Planner has been carefully designed to work as a companion piece to Newfoundland & Labrador’s official tourism materials – including the Travel Guide and Traveller’s Map. Newfoundland & Labrador Tourism also offer these other helpful items. • Consultation Services • Travel Trade Planning Tools Online • Tourism literature/collateral including: Travel Guide, Hunting & Fishing Guide, mini-lure, unique selling points profile, lap map, tour shell, postcards, bookmarks. • Posters for display • Media Kit & Editorial Copy • DVD & PAL Videos • Familiarization/Educational Tour Program: for tour operators, and itinerary planners • Electronic Images are available as well as Image CD Rom for use in publications & brochures. Visit Newfoundland & Labrador Tourism online at: www.newfoundlandlabrador.com

Western Region: • Go Western Newfoundland www.gowesternnewfoundland.com

For expert advice on how to plan your tour to Newfoundland & Labrador, or to order these free planning and promotional materials, we invite you to contact the province directly. Great people are standing by to help you with your plans! Newfoundland & Labrador Tourism PO Box 8700 St. John’s, NL, A1B 4J6 1-800-563-NFLD (6353) Outside North America: 1-709-729-2830/2831 www.newfoundlandlabrador.com

Central Region • Adventure Central Newfoundland www.adventrecentralnewfoundland.ca Avalon Region • Destination St. John’s www.destinationstjohns.com

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Connections are available from many countries around the world through London, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, and Newark to the province. Air Canada Jazz, Provincial Airlines and Air Labrador, provide regular service within Newfoundland & Labrador. Air Labrador also offers service to many points within Labrador. Provincial Airlines also operates regular scheduled service from St. John’s to points in Newfoundland & Labrador and to Montréal, QC, Blanc Sablon, QC and Sept. Iles, QC.

Labrador Region • Destination Labrador www.destinationlabrador.com

Parks Canada Visitor Information 1-888-773-8888 www.pc.gc.ca

Canada Border Services For answers to all customs inquiries, please call the information line: 1-800-461-9999 in Canada or 204-983-3500 outside Canada. Canada Border Services Agency Or visit the website at: www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

Trade Contact: Cathy Anderson Market Development Specialist Tel: 709-729-5633 Fax: 709-729-0057 cathyanderson@gov.nl.ca

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Western Region A land with thousands of miles of coastline, endless forest, and ancient mountains. Western Newfoundland runs from Port aux Basques to the top of the Great Northern Peninsula. With a 1.25-billion-year-old geological history as old as the planet and a human history going back 4,500 years. Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers more than 100 trails in the park.

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Eastern Region Eastern Newfoundland winds its way from historic Cape Bonavista to the charming villages of the Burin Peninsula. It is a delightful stretch of small communities alive with the distinctive accents that characterize its Old World History. You can explore villages established during the expansion of the British migratory fishery in the 16th century and be entertained by the lilt of the language and the rich and colourful colloquialisms. The people, the language, and the beautiful surroundings are all part of the charm of a visit to this region of Newfoundland.

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A land of two coastlines. To the north, Iceberg Alley, whales, historic aboriginal sites and fishing villages. To the south, fjords, Mi’Kmaq culture and access to remote coastal villages.

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To: Corner Brook Grand Falls - Windsor Clarenville St. Anthony St. John’s

Kms 219 477 723 683 909

Miles 138 298 445 425 562

Time (hrs) 2h24m 4h49m 7h41m 8h01m 9h33m

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Kms 417 1135 82

Miles 257 705 51

Time (hrs) 5h54m 15h15m 1h42m

Avalon Region As rugged as the rocks of its shores and as friendly as the pubs of St. John's. The Avalon Peninsula is where Newfoundland and North America begins. It's a place where you can photograph seabird colonies, icebergs, or whales. Spend your nights fine dining or raising a cheer in a pub.

Labrador Region Enter a world of towering mountains, massive rock faces, huge lakes and rivers that run on forever. One of the last great wilderness areas on the face of the earth. Here the air is clean, the water is clear and pure, the people are equally unspoiled. A trip to Labrador is not a run-of-the-mill vacation. It's a great adventure.

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From Newfoundland’s Western Region, on the Viking Trail, take Route 430 north from Deer Lake to St. Barbe, the departure point for the vehicle ferry to Blanc Sablon, Quebec.

From there, take Route 510 along 80km (50mi) of paved highways and another 330km (206mi) of good gravel road connecting communities along the southeastern coast of Labrador - known as The Labrador Straits. Blanc Sablon, Québec to Labrador City - Wabush, is 1135km, 15h16m. For ferry details from Cartwright to Happy ValleyGoose Bay for the 2011 operating season contact Labrador Marine at 1-866-535-2567 (within the province) or 1-709-535-0810 (outside the province). Another option for touring Central and Western Labrador is by utilizing a fly & drive into Labrador City/Wabush, Happy Valley-Goose Bay or Blanc Sablon, Quebec From either point, you can drive through western, central or southern Labrador to Quebec along Route 500, the Trans-Labrador Highway, a Class A gravel highway that provides groups with a unique adventure through the pristine wilderness of Labrador.

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L’Anse au Clair -G8

Gateway to the Straits: A restored early 20th-century church now serving as a regional visitor information centre. Minimum Time Required: 1/2 hour

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Point Amour Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site - The tallest lighthouse in Atlantic Canada was first illuminated in 1858. The attached dwelling is now an intrepretation centre dealing with the history of the Straits area as well as the lighthouse itself. Maritime Archaic Burial Mound National Historic Site of Canada - A plaque site of National Historical Significance, this mound of rocks - the earliest known funeral monument in North America marks the burial place of a Maritime Archaic Indian child who died about 7,500 years ago.

Labrador Straits Museum - H8

The main focus of the Museum is the lifestyle and changes in Labrador for the past 150 years and how women helped to bring it about. Between Forteau & L’Anse-au-Loup.

Red Bay National Historic Site - H8

The world’s largest 16th century whaling port. As many as 20 ships from the Basque Country came here each year to hunt Right and Bowhead Whales. Highlights include a 430 year old Basque Whaling Chalupa. Battle Harbour National Historic District A restored historic fishing community. Featuring an Interpretation Centre, guided tours, boat charters, walking trails and an abundance of natural beauty.

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This community is the main service centre for the coast of Labrador and departure point for the ferry to Happy Valley-Goose Bay. For 2011 operating information contact Labrador Marine at 1-866-5352567 (within the province) or 1-709-535-0810 (outside the province) for information. A new road connecting Cartwright to Port Hope Simpson and then onto Blanc Sablon provides better access from the island of Newfoundland.


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Hebron Mission National Historic Site - D1

The most northerly of the Moravian Missions was established from 1829-31 but the main buildings were not inhabited until October, 1837. In 1959 the mission was abandoned but the structure remains. Accessible only by charter boat.

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Labrador Institute - The Labrador Institute is Memorial University's presence in Labrador. It houses an archival photographic collection, display of Labrador grasswork and reference library. The library is an excellent source of reference works on Labrador history and culture. Northern Lights Military Museum - A collection outlining part of this province’s military history.

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The Labrador Interpretation Centre - was designed to interpret the history of Labrador and it’s people from prehistoric times to today. The provincial facility has an exhibit gallery, temporary exhibit space and 68 seat theatre/programming area. The Labrador Heritage Society Museum is home to the many artifacts from the Hudson Bay Trading Post, the Hubbard Expedition of 1903 as well as exhibits on trappers and families, and the International Grenfell Association.

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Gateway Labrador will offer year round interpretive displays of local history and artifacts describing Labrador's rich history, as well as tourism information.

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Churchill Falls - B6

The main attraction in Churchill Falls is the largest hydro-electric facility in Canada, and the ninth largest in the world.

Labrador City-Wabush - A7

These twin towns boast much in the way of visitor services. Tour Canada’s largest open-pit iron ore mine, enjoy local entertainment or afternoon tea with local seniors.

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routing The Western Region stretches from Port aux Basques to Corner Brook and Deer Lake along the Trans Canada Highway(Route 1); and then along the Viking Trail from Deer Lake to St. Anthony (Route 430 North). Driving Distance from the Marine Atlantic Ferry terminal in Port aux Basques to Corner Brook is approximately 219km (136mi) and to Deer Lake is 265km (164mi). Driving Time by Motorcoach: Approx. 2.40 hours Driving Distance from Deer Lake to St. Anthony is 417km (258mi). Driving Time by Motorcoach: Approx. 5 hours

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Port aux Basques - B8

Known as "The Gateway" to this beautiful isle, this is a great place to start your journey. From the mountains and rolling valleys of the Codroy Valley to the quaint fishing villages and rugged shorelines of the South Coast, this corner of the island offers an array of astonishing scenery. Discover the rich heritage and culture of the region. Stop at the Provincial Visitor Information Centre in Port aux Basques and find out about the many things to do and see during your visit to the South West Coast. The main entry point to Newfoundland, offers

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great accommodations, dining and a strong history linked to transportation and navigation which can be seen by a 1600’s antique navigational device called an Astrolabe, located at the Gulf Museum. Rose Blanche Lighthouse - Built in 1873 it’s Atlantic Canada’s only granite lighthouse.

lifestyle, the joys and the perils of fishing for a living along the coast. Minimum Time Required: 1 day The Discovery Centre at Woody Point has many interpretive displays, which show the diversity and richness of our cultural and natural heritage. Minimum Time Required: 1-2 hours

Railway Heritage Centre - Located at the entrance to Port aux Basques, see restored trains and historical displays.

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Cape Ray Paleoeskimo Site - 1800 years ago the Dorset Paleoeskimo occupied a site at Cape Ray for about 800 years.

Once known for its American Air Base, Stephenville features much in the way of visitor services and is home to the Stephenville Theatre Festival, the widely acclaimed summer theatre festival. Driving distance from Port aux Basques to Stephenville is 165km / 102mi. Stephenville is known as the Jewel of the Wetlands offering a habitat where one hundred and forty-three varieties of birds have been seen. There are walking trails and observation areas where the birds, in particular waterfowl, can be see in their natural habitat.

Codroy Valley International Wetlands – These wetlands are an important part of the ecosystem, and home to Canada’s greatest variety of migratory waterfowl, spring and fall are great birding times.

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Gros Morne National Park of Canada - D4

This UNESCO World Heritage Site covers 1,805 square kilometers (697 square miles) of the Northern Peninsula. This fantastic area abounds with natural beauty and splendor– fjords, mountains and spectacular ocean scenery. At Broom Point, visitors can chat with fishermen about the

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Port au Port - C7

Our Lady of Mercy Church, the French Shore’s architectural gem, is the largest wooden structure in Newfoundland. Your group will marvel at the stained glass windows and original statues. Minimum Time Required: 1/2 hour


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Corner Brook and the Bay of Islands – D6

With a regional population of over 42,000, the Corner Brook region is Newfoundland’s second largest urban area. Experience the picturesque city from The Corner Brook Stream Walking Trails or visit Captain James Cook Monument National Historic Site and bask in the glory of the sun setting over the Bay of Islands. Step back in time at the Corner Brook Museum and Archives or the Railway Society of Newfoundland. Explore our historic downtown area and discover unique gifts and crafts and dine out in one of the city’s many fine restaurants. Take a scenic drive along the coast of the Bay of Islands or have a more extreme adventure in Gros Morne National Park of Canada, just an hour away.

Bird Cove - E2

Bird Cove Intrepretation Centre / Bird Cove Project - Prehistoric artifacts from recent archaeology digs include items related to Maritime Archaic Indians, Dorset Eskimos and the Beothuk Indians. Historic artifacts relate to French and British settlers. Unusual items include animal bones of undetermined origin and a carving possibly from Africa.

St. Barbe - E2

Going North, St. Barbe is the Site of the ferry that connects Labrador to the island of Newfoundland between St. Barbe on the Viking Trail and Blanc

Sablon on the Quebec-Labrador border. Modern wharf and docking facilities offer up to date services for the motor coach traveler.

St. Anthony - G1

This charming community opens its arms to visitors. Natural attractions include spectacular coastal scenery, wildlife and beautiful parks. The Grenfell Historic Properties tell the story of Dr. Wilfred Grenfell and his medical mission at St. Anthony and his wide-ranging work and legacy in northern Newfoundland and Labrador between the 1890’s and the present. Also, a visit to Grenfell Handicrafts is a must for groups. Fishing Point - This park features natural attractions such as icebergs, whales and seabirds. Scenic trails & lookout points - an ideal place to spend an afternoon.

L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site of Canada - G1

A UNESCO World Heritage Site where the Vikings established the first European settlement in North America over 1,000 years ago. Remains of the settlement have been unearthed and visitors can walk into reconstructed sod buildings to see how these Norse people lived. Animators on-site recreate the day-to-day life of the Vikings.

Norstead, a Viking Village - G1

Deer Lake - D6

Located just 2 km from the L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, Norstead will transport the visitor back to life during the Viking Age. Modern day Vikings demonstrate the Norse lifestyle of 1000 years ago and share their crafts and knowledge with you. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and scents of a Norse Village and Port of Trade.

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The Sod Huts L’Anse aux Meadows, National Historic Site © Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism/Bairett and Mackay

This pretty town is surrounded by forested mountains and offers the main visitor services in the area, including an airport, hotels and Provincial Visitor Information Centre. It is the starting point of the Viking Trail.

Captain Cook’s Trail and Admiral Palliser’s Trail-D6

Captain Cook’s Trail (Route 450) is a journey through history that offers spectacular views of the Bay of Islands at every turn. It is the landscape that Captain James Cook explored and recorded in 1767. The road follows the South Shore of the Bay of Islands through fishing communities to the salty, blue waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Admiral Palliser’s Trail (Route 440) follows the North Shore of the Bay of Islands, winding on for 50km. This scenic drive is named after Sir Hugh Palliser, one time governor of Newfoundland.

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Norris Point - D5

The internationally known geological features of the park’s second landlocked fjord make exploration of this unique area a highlight of any vacation. Hiking trails and boat tours available.

Discover the amazing sea life of Bonne Bay with scenic cruises, interactive aquarium tours and interpretive kayaking adventures. Learn more about what adventures Norris Point has to offer. A marine passenger shuttle service operates from Norris Point to Woody Point on the south side of Bonne Bay.

Rocky Harbour - D5

A picturesque coastal community located in the heart of Gros Morne National Park. An Interpretation Centre showcases the scenery and landscape of the area. Visit Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse and the museum within the lighthouse itself.

Western Brook Pond - D5

Unique freshwater fjord carved by glaciers, with towering 2000 foot sides. Boat tours available. Minimum Time Required: 2.5 -3 hours

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Cow Head - D4

Hawke’s Bay - E3

The Dr. Henry N. Payne Community Museum showcases the rich heritage of this community. There is a long white-sand beach and dunes. Dig for clams or pick mussels. Take in some live theatre with Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador.

The heart of the "Ingornachoix Experience", Ingornachoix Bay takes its name from a french world meaning "choice anchorage." Also visit Torrent River Nature Park, a 3km walk to a salmon ladder to view salmon moving up river. Visit the fish-shaped Torrent River Salmon Interpretation Centre and learn about the Torrent River enhancement project as well as the life cycle of Atlantic salmon. View salmon through an underwater window!

Port au Choix National Historic Site - E3

Come see burial grounds and long abandoned communities. A modern Interpretation Centre on site houses artifacts of the Maritime Archaic Indian, the Dorset Eskimo and the Groswater Eskimo who lived here over 4,000 years ago. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour

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newfoundland & labrador “The Edge”, Newfoundland and Labrador. The Flat Earth Society says this is one of the four corners of the world. © Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism

This region starts at Baie Verte Junction and moves along to Grand Falls-Windsor. The Trans Canada Hwy. (Route 1) makes its way through the Central Region from Grand Falls-Windsor through Gander and then on to Terra Nova National Park. Head from Deer Lake east on the Trans Canada Hwy, Route 1, to arrive at Grand Falls-Windsor. Driving Distance: 208km (129mi) Driving Time by Motorcoach: approx. 2.5 hours Great Whale Coast

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King’s Point - B2

King`s Point Humpback Whale Pavilion houses a 50 foot Humpback Whale skeleton; the Alexander Murray Hiking Trail is 8 km and is 1,000 feet above sea level with waterfalls and great coastal views; Rattling Brook Falls is a 800 foot waterfall at the end of a short hike; King`s Point Pottery where you can watch local artisans create unique pottery infused with local inspiration; and dine at a local cafe with possibility to see whales swim by.

Springdale - B2

Springdale is becoming widely known as the most romantic place on the island, thanks to Riverwood Inn – a 4.5 star inn located on Indian River. Visit glassy beach and walk along this shoreline made of coloured glass that`s been smoothed by the ocean.

Robert’s Arm - C3

Hazelnut Trail is known as the home of Cressie – a sea monster that is said to live in Crescent Lake. Walk the trail around the lake, learn the history of the area, and keep an eye out for the monster!

Triton - B2

Fleur de Lys - B1

Visit the Triton Sperm Whale Pavilion, home to a 43 foot Sperm Whale skeleton.

Discover the Dorset Soapstone Quarry which is considered the province`s first known quarry. Here, run your hands over an outcrop of soapstone mined by the Dorset to create tools such as bowls and pots.

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Grand Falls-Windsor - B4

Access one of the world’s most exciting wilderness areas. It’s a naturalist’s dream: The Exploits, Newfoundland’s longest river, plus hiking, kayaking, & hunting. Mary March Provincial Museum - Named in honour of one of the last Beothuks, Mary March, this branch of the Newfoundland Museum traces the 5,000-year-old human history of Central Newfoundland through a range of exhibits and activities. Logger’s Life Provincial Museum - Located in Grand Falls-Windsor, this branch of the Newfoundland Museum recreates life at an early 20th century logging camp. Site includes a cookhouse and bunkhouse where men would share their songs and stories after a hard day of back-breaking work. The Queen Street Dinner Theatre Summer Theatre Festival runs July – August annually. Dinner Theatre, Lunch Time shows, and Main Stage productions make-up this theatrical experience. Group Rates available.

Salmonid Interpretation Centre - Located on the mighty Exploits River near the "Grand Falls" (from which the town takes its name) is one of the most impressive salmon enhancement projects in North America. Guided tours available. Minimum time required: 1 hour

Town of Botwood - C3

Botwood Heritage Park & Museum – World War II sea-plane base with tarmac, slipways and restored P.B.Y. Catalina aircraft. Museum display includes early aviation, native cultures, European explorers, war hospitals, railway and shipping. Minimum time: 3 hours Glover’s Harbour Home to the Giant Squid – a replica of the world`s largest giant squid ever caught is located on site. The town made the Guinness Book of World Records as the landing site of this creature.

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Lewisporte - C3

A major service and transportation centre. North of the town the coastline is covered with birch and other leafy trees which turn into beautiful fall colours in September and October. Visit a train park, dinner theatre, or go on a kayaking excursion.

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Twillingate - D2

The Iceberg Capital of the World, Twillingate is one of Newfoundland’s most picturesque fishing villages, well known for the Twillingate Museum and the Prime Berth Museum - major stops for groups. The village features icebergs, boat tours and other attractions like the All Around the Circle Dinner Theatre. Sample the local berry wines and iceberg water created by Auk Island Winery in Twillingate. Tours are available.

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Boyd’s Cove Beothuk Interpretation Centre ©Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism

Built on a bluff near Twillingate, overlooking Notre Dame Bay, this is one of the best places in the province to view 10,000 year-old icebergs

Located in Musgrave Harbour, the interpretation centre honours the life achievements of Sir Frederick Banting, co-discoverer of insulin. Banting was killed in a plane crash near the town during World War II.

Long Point Lighthouse & Interpretation Centre - D2

Boyd’s Cove Beothuk Interpretation Centre - D3

Tour the interpretation centre where exhibits and artifacts from the site foster an appreciation for these native people, extinct since the 1820’s.

Gander - D4

The Town of Gander is known as "The Crossroads of the World". Learn about the aviation history of the town and unique aviation street names. Gander International Airport’s In-Transit lounge features a 72-foot mural, reflecting flight, flora and fauna of Canada. Minimum time: 2 hours North Atlantic Aviation Museum - Located in Gander, this museum features uniforms, guns, aircraft and engines, which tell of the aviation history of the North Atlantic. Sit in the pilot’s seat of an authentic DC-3 and let your imagination soar.

Banting Memorial Interpretation Centre - E3

Barbour Living Heritage Village - F3

Located in Newtown. Tour guides in period costumes take you through the historic Barbour homes of Alphaeus & Benjamin Barbour and their waterfront premises. Live theatrical performances.

Salvage - F5

A much photographed fishing community on the Eastport Peninsula, and widely knowon for sand and beaches, located on the Easport Peninsula of Canada, it’s a well-known destination for groups.

Terra Nova National Park - E5

Canada’s most easterly national park with 400 square kilometres of picturesque wilderness and coastline. Take a boat tour to gain first-hand knowledge of marine life, or see it up close with a snorkelling experience. Visitor Information Centre, Salton’s Brook features local cuisine, interactive displays and exhibits of the local marine habitat, and why not take a boat tour to see the marine life of the area.

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Fogo Island & Change Islands The Town of Fogo is home to Brimestone Head, one of the four corners of the world according to the Flat Earth Society. The Town of Tilting is known for its Irish heritage, while Joe Batt’s Arm boasts a fantastic culinary experience. Change Islands is the world’s fishing stage capital and home to the province’s only Newfoundland Pony refuge.


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Bonavista - G2

Visit the Dungeon Provincial Park, a collapsed sea cave with a natural arch way carved out by tidal action. The Ryan Premises National Historic Site of Canada is a restored 19th century merchant’s property, located in Bonavista. Inside, the 400-year history of the fishery and cultural heritage of the area is told through various displays and exhibits. Also on-site, The Bonavista Museum houses an archive and provides historical information on the town and people who settled there. Ye Matthew Legacy lets you experience the mystique of John Cabot’s "Matthew". The centre shows visitors what it would have been like to navigate across the Atlantic in 1497. The Mockbeggar Plantation Provincial Historic Site - A Provincial Historic Site, former home of F. Gorden Bradley, one of Newfoundlands first Senators. The house, built in the 1870s, has been restored to the 1939 period. Other buildings on site date from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.

Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site - G2

Cape Bonavista is where John Cabot made landfall in 1497 and in 1843 the lighthouse was built. This Provincal Historic Site includes an interpretation centre and gift shop as well as interpretative story boards which feature the whales, birds and icebergs found in the area. Your group can experience the lifestyle of a 19th-century lighthouse keeper. Nearby, in the municipal park, is a statue of John Cabot. Tour the lighthouse with interpreters in period costume, Interpretation Centre and gift shop. Minimum Time Required: 1/2 hour

Trinity - F3

Historic Trinity lets you enjoy pageantry and hospitality as you enter one of the oldest settlements in Newfoundland. According to legend, the town was named by Gaspar Corte Real on Trinity Sunday in 1501. Lester-Garland Premises Provincial Historic Site - an early 19th century mercantile building, which has been restored to the 1820s period, located in Trinity. The Lester Garland House / Wessex Learning Centre - Located in Trinity, is a reconstructed Georgian brick house rebuilt from 1819-1820 on the site of the Lester home (1764-66).

Trinity Interpretation Centre - View illustrations, maps and photographs which explore the history and development of Trinity. The Hiscock House Provincial Historic Site Restored to the 1910 period, guides in period costumes escort visitors through this merchant’s household. The New Founde Lande Trinity Pageant - This historical theatrical walking tour is a highlight to any visit to Trinity. Actors in period costume recreate the history of the town at sites throughout Trinity.

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Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador © Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism/Parks Canada

Clarenville - E3

Clarenville is a good base from which to tour the Discovery Trail. A friendly and modern town and the hub of the Discovery Trail. As a service centre for the Bonavista Peninsula, its history goes back to its days as a major shipbuilding town.

the heritage run The Heritage Run is made up of four sections or "drives." Each has its own appeal for groups, and when combined, result in a lovely touring experience. The drives are: Mariner Drive, Captain Cook Drive, Captain Clarke Drive, and The French Island Drive.

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This structure was built in 1921. In 1923, a schooner struck the Lighthouse and damaged the ‘B’ in Bank. The scar is still visible today. The George C. Harris House - Museum of Local History - Located near the waterfront, this newly-restored merchant house depicts the town’s history through pictures and artifact displays. Curators in period costume.

The realities of a miner's life are evident to visitors of this museum as they examine various tools used by former workers of the St. Lawrence fluorspar mine. The mine lights and jackhammers, along with more modern mining equipment, show the mining history of this community.

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Grand Bank Historic Lighthouse & Waterfront - C6

The Provincial Seaman’s Museum, Grand Bank - A memorial to the many Newfoundlanders who were lost at sea. Explore the era of the banking schooner through photographs, documents, and an extensive collection of artifacts and ship models. The exterior mural is the largest in Atlantic Canada.

Burin Heritage Museum - D7

Museum has 15 display rooms, a gallery for art and traveling exhibits, tea room, the fishery in the days of sail, the 1929 Tidal Wave Exhibit and media room.

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St. Lawrence Miner’s Memorial Museum - D7

Echoes of Valour - commemorating victims of the mining industry and the sea disaster of February 18,1942, when the supply ship U.S.S. Pollux and the destroyer U.S.S. Truxtun ran aground off the coast of St. Lawrence and Lawn.

French Islands of St. Pierre & Miquelon - B8

A touch of France in North America. St. Pierre and Miquelon is a part of France only 12 miles from Fortune. The reason the islands are so unique is the combination of a real French lifestyle in a geographical North American environment. Take a ferry from Fortune (Route 210) or fly from various points. Candians now require a passport to visit. If you visit, you have to clear Canadian Customs in Fortune on your return.

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Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve - C7

Colonies of gannets, kittiwakes and murres. An easy walk gives visitors a view of Bird Rock. Minimum Time Required: 2 hours

Placentia / Argentia Area - C6

As you make your way along the Cape Shore, enjoy the Irish culture and hospitality of the Placentia/ Argentia area. Placentia was the French capital of Newfoundland in the 17th century. Visitors can enjoy the view of Placentia Bay and a fortification erected by the French in 1692. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour Visit Castle Hill National Historic Site of Canada, enjoy the commanding view of the Town of Placentia from this former French fort. Along route 102, visit the site of the former American naval base, Argentia. Just minutes away is Ship Harbour, the site of the signing of the Atlantic Charter (a precursor to the United Nations) in 1941 by Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. During Argentia Days in July visit the International Museum of the Atlantic Allies located at the VIC, Argentia. The exhibit focuses on the American presence at Argentia during and after World War II.

St. John’s Newfoundland’s capital city has much to offer visiting groups. Itineraries for this city could keep groups busy for days. Signal Hill National Historic Site of Canada Marconi received the first trans-Atlantic wireless signal here in 1901. See cadets perform 19th century British military drills. Tour Cabot Tower, Queen’s Battery and the interpretation centre. Government House - The official residence of the Lieutenant- Governor of Newfoundland & Labrador. Tours of the grounds are available daily. Colonial Building Provincial Historic Site Constructed of finely wrought white limestone imported from Cork, Ireland, this stately edifice served as home to the Government of Newfoundland from 1850 - 1960. Note: Visitors can tour the grounds, however the building is not open to the public. Commissariat House Provincial Historic Site Experience the simple elegance of the home and offices of the Assistant Commissary General. Constructed in 1818-20, this Georgian structure is restored, furnished and decorated to the 1830s. Quidi Vidi Battery Provincial Historic Site Explore this small coastal battery which has been reconstructed to the time when an American attack was possible during the war of 1812-14.

Memorial University Botanical Garden Spectacular 110 acres of cultivated gardens, groomed trails and natural habitat with tea room on site for group tours. Craft Council Shop, located at Devon House Craft Centre - Changing exhibits of contemporary and traditional fine craft. Gallery of the Newfoundland & Labrador Craft Assoc.

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Kimberley Row, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador © Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism/Barrett and MacKay

The Rooms - Newfoundland and Labrador's cultural tourism centre bringing together the Provincial Museum, Provincial Archives and Provincial Art Gallery in a multi-million dollar facility in the heart of old St. John's. Experience the 9,000 year history of the peoples of the North Atlantic, incredible collections of archival records, photographs and films, millions of artifacts and natural history specimens, superb collections of contemporary visual art and national and international travelling exhibitions. Restored by the pharmacists of Newfoundland and Labrador, Apothecary Hall and the Peter O'Mara Drug Store were one of the last remaining old drug stores in Newfoundland and preserve the history of the profession in this province. Newman Wine Vaults Provincial Historic Site Located on Water Street in St. John’s, the vaults were constructed in the early part of the 19th century to age the world famous Newman’s Port. Interpretation will relate the colourful history of the liquor trade in Newfoundland. www.grouptravelplanner.net

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Cape Spear, the most easterly point in North America © Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism/Hans G. Pfaff

Built into the 550-million year old rocks on Signal Hill, The Johnson GEO Centre features Newfoundland & Labrador as Earth’s Geological Showcase. The entrance structure housing GEO Gifts and admissions represents the tip of the iceberg, as over 85 percent of the building is underground. Descend in the glass elevators and view the planets of our Solar System, experience a multimedia show with driving rain and thundering volcanoes, and explore 3500 sq. m of interactive exhibits and 150 metres of nature rock wall.

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Cape Spear National Historic Site of Canada - F5

The most easterly point in North America and home of Newfoundland’s oldest lighthouse. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour

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Witless Bay Ecological Reserve - F6

On the southern shore (20 minutes from St. John’s on Route 10), take a boat tour from Bay Bulls, Witless Bay or Bauline East to see over a million seabirds, whales and icebergs which can be found in the area in season, while the more adventurous will enjoy one of several sea kayaking tours available in the area.

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Ferryland - F7

Visit the Colony of Avalon Archaelogical Site and view the archaeological dig that is uncovering artifacts from the early 1600s. Ferryland is the site of Lord Baltimore’s Colony in the early 1600s. A stroll through the Gentleman’s Garden, the Herb Garden and the 17th century Kitchen will bring you back in time. The Interpretation Centre has an onsite lab as well as a display area for preserved artifacts found at the site.

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Carbonear - F4

Carbonear Railway Station - Carbonear has a rich history of Pirates, a Princess, battles and a flourishing fishery. The Carbonear Railway Station provides a window on the town’s history. The Rorke Stores - Renovated to include an Interpretation Centre, John Rorke, a native of Athlone, County Caven, Ireland came to Newfoundland as a clerk. The Rorke Stores, which were constructed entirely of wood, were built in 1874 and remained in use until 1970.

Brigus - E5

Hawthorne Cottage National Historic Site of Canada - Offering us a glimpse of the life of Captain Bob Bartlett, Newfoundland & Labrador’s most famous ice navigator. Lovingly restored cottage, period artifacts and grounds.

The Tunnel - Originally built in 1883, the tunnel was used by the Bartlett family to unload their boats, since wharf space was at a premium. The John N. Leamon Museum - "Ye Olde Stone Barn"- Recently restored and developed into a unique showplace of Brigus history with photographs dating back to 1876 and artifacts covering a period of almost 200 years.

Harbour Grace - E5

St. Paul’s Church - The oldest stone church in Newfoundland & Labrador, built in 1835. The pipe organ still used today dates back to 1877. Conception Bay Museum - Located in the former Customs building, the museum's exhibits focus on the fishery, early aviation, period furniture, photography, and the history of Harbour Grace, including the fires which devastated the town. Immaculate Conception Church - A provincial Historic Site, it was consecrated in 1899, it replaced the cathedral destroyed in 1889.

Heart’s Content - E4

Heart’s Content Cable Station Provincial Historic Site - Where the first permanent transatlantic telegraph cable was landed in 1866. Displays and equipment tell of the 100-year communications history of Heart’s Content.


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Other Points of Interest: Cupids Museum - Engaging exhibits and interactive technologies allow exploration of the birthplace of English Canada and 400 year evolution of Newfoundland and Labrador Culture. Rodrigues Markland Cottage Winery Newfoundland's first winery, Rodrigues Winery offers kosher, sulphite-free, natural wines. Come and experience the finer flavours in life. Dildo and Area Interpretation Centre Interpretation of community lifestyle, the history of Aquaculture in the area to the first Cod Fish Hatchery in the province. Artifacts discovered through the archaeological dig, information about the Dorset Eskimo. Touch Tanks with sea life, heritage fish room, replica of giant squid caught in 1933 and more. Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador The Wooden Boat Museum of NL is a centre for the history and traditions of provincial wooden boat building, featuring experiential building workshops and gift kiosk. Rock Walls National Historical Site, Grates Cove - Grates Cove is one of the nearest points in North America to Europe. By water the distance from Grates Cove to Ireland is approximately 1,600

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Manuels River - F5

Take a guided geological, birdwatching or wildflower tour along Manuels River Linear Park & Chalet, one of the oldest river systems in North America, an internationally recognized geological site for trilobite fossils.

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Avalon Region MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY The main campus of Memorial University a seven minute drive from St. John's International Airport and downtown area is located at the north end of the historic city of St. John's, adjacent to a park, walking trails, ponds, and golf courses. Dormitory style single and twin rooms and some apartments are available from May-Augusr, rooms are equipped with linens, towels and soap. Meeting rooms, exhibition space and catering facilities are also available for events and conferences.

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SUPER 8 ST. JOHN'S Our hotel offers complimentary SuperStart continental breakfast to our guests. Our guests enjoy the following amentities and services, air-conditioned guestrooms, indoor pool with waterslide, complimentary internet access, small refrigerator and microwave in each room. Upon your group's arrival, a welcome reception can be arranged while your baggage is being brought to your room. Our hotel offers a business center and guest laundry faculities for our guests.

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Tracy MacDonald 175 Higgins Line, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, A1B 4N4 Tel: 709-739-8888; 1-877-473-7884 Fax: 709-739-8811 gm@super8stjohns.com www.super8stjohns.com

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CLARENVILLE INN

BAIE VISTA INN

"THE INN WITH A VIEW" A Canada Select 3.5 Star hotel featuring 63 air-conditioned rooms and 5 banquet facilities. Centrally located to access the culturally rich Bonavista, Burin and Avalon Peninsulas. Enjoy "Nouvelle Newfoundland Cuisine" at Bacalao Restaurant or Scholar John's Lounge while overlooking Trinity Bay. Ideally suited to accommodate both group and FIT travelers. Disability accessible, wireless internet, fitness centre, seasonal SWIMMING POOL and warm hospitality. Welcome reception, group rates, entertainment shows, parking & baggage handling available.

The Baie Vista Inn has been around for more than 30 years! We offer over 36 rooms including a conference room, meeting room, and 3 elegant suites, all with a king size bed and a Jacuzzi. You will enjoy some of Newfoundland's best food, right here in our restaurant. Also we have a complete lounge for you to enjoy. If you are on a business trip or a family trip let the Baie Vista Inn show you some real Newfoundland hospitality! Ocean Bennett Highway 410, Baie Verte, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada A0K 1B0 Tel: 709-532-8250 Fax: 709-532-8033 baievistainn@hotmail.com http://www.baievistainn.com

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Jewell Avery 134 Trans Canada Highway, Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador, A5A 1Y3 Tel: 709-466-7911; 1-877-466-7911 Fax: 709-466-3854 reservations@clarenvilleinn.ca www.clarenvilleinn.ca

ST. JUDE HOTEL Featuring 63 spacious guestrooms with individual climate control (A/C & Heat) complimented by Dustabella's dining room, modern banquet facility and cozy lounge. All levels fully wheelchair accessible, elevator serviced. Free email/wireless internet. Group accommodations include: competitive rates, complimentary policy, welcome reception, coach parking, baggage handling. Local entertainment and Screechin ceremony can be aranged on request. Stay at St. Jude Hotel, conveniently located in Clarenville. Explore eastern Newfoundland and The Discovery Trail with its rich history, culture and spectacular scenery. Numerous attractions and eco-tourism adventures lie just beyond our doorstep.

9990 Marie Gill PO Box 450, Bennett Drive, Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador, A1V 1W6 Tel: 709-651-2678; 1-800-563-8330 Fax: 709-651-3123 gander@sinbadshotel.nf.ca www.sinbadshotel.nf.ca www.steelehotels.com

Closest accommodation to the St. Barbe/Blanc Sablon ferry to Southern Labrador, ferry terminal is part of the facility. Dockside Motel is one hour away from L’Anse aux Meadows and Port aux Choix National Historic Sites of Canada and minutes away from the Bird Cove Archaeology Project. Dockside Motel offers cable TV, room service, lounge, ATM machine, and a 44-seat dining room. One comp room for 14 booked, and one comp meal for 20 meals booked.

990 Wilhelmena Pafford General Delivery, St. Barbe, Newfoundland and Labrador, A0K 1M0 Tel: 709-877-2444; 1-877-677-2444 Fax: 709-877-9459 docksidemotel@hotmail.com www.docksidemotel.nf.ca

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FISHERMAN'S LANDING INN

Sheila Kelly Blackmore, Sterling Collins 247 Trans Canada Highway, Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador, A5A 1Y4 Tel: 709-466-1717; 1-800-563-7800 Fax: 709-466-1714 stjudehotel@nfld.net www.stjudehotel.nf.ca

Located in majestic Gros Morne National Park of Canada. Visit Western Brook Pond; climb Gros Morne Mountain; take a boat tour; enjoy friendly, local Newfoundland hospitality and more. With 40 airconditioned rooms and high speed internet, 2 junior suites with Jacuzzi and fireplace; a licensed dining room "Taste of Newfoundland", a licensed lounge and internet cafe, fitness room, outdoor BBQ, and a 7 person outdoor Jacuzzi. We're sure your groups' stay will be an enjoyable one.

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SINBAD'S HOTEL & SUITES Gander's most popular hotel,Located in downtown Gander. Our 3 1/2-star hotel includes 110 spacious, air-conditioned rooms and suites, with full amenities. We have on-site laundry facilities, dining room and elevator. Our managers meet all motorcoaches and welcome your guests to our hotel. We offer group meals, as well as a traditional Newfoundland ScreechIn. Complimentary policy on meals and rooms for escort and driver. Baggage handling $3.00. So, while in Central Newfoundland, stay with us where we know you are treated special.

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NORTHERN LIGHT INN This Inn overlooks the fishing village of L’Anse au Clair and is the hotel of choice for all motorcoach itineraries to the historic attractions of Southern Labrador. While in Labrador, visit the tallest lighthouse in Atlantic Canada or Red Bay National Historic Site of Canada. Air-conditioned rooms, hair dryers, laundry facilities, room service, free parking, colour cable TV, gift shop, lounge, The Basque Dining Room, and handicap suites. Complimentary room and meal for escort and driver.

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Mary Garnier 316-e Hatcher Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, A1B 3P7 Tel: 709-737-7922 mgarnier@mun.ca www.mun.ca/hfcs/conference/accommodations/

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Walter Nicolle PO Box 124, Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador, A0K 4N0 Tel: 709-458-2711; 1-866-458-2711 Fax: 709-458-2168 info@fishermanslandinginn.com www.fishermanslandinginn.com

9990 Chad Letto PO Box 92, L'Anse au Clair, Newfoundland and Labrador, A0K 3K0 Tel: 709-931-2332; 1-800-563-3188 Fax: 709-931-2708 northernlight@nf.sympatico.ca www.northernlightinn.com

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"Tudor Style Inn",in a panoramic garden. The downtown location, walking trails, proximity to Gros Morne National Park and the Gulf Ferry, make us the favorite motorcoach stop in Western Newfoundland. 78 attractively furnished A/C guest rooms and suites. Facilities include restaurant, steakhouse, pub, business centre, fitness room. Comp meals for escort and driver; one comp room for 15+ rooms paid. Cancellation notice: 2 months prior; 500.00 deposit required; baggage handling; on-board welcomes, pre registration and motorcoach parking.

9990 Tanya Power - Group Sales 1B Cobb Lane, PO Box 550, Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, A2H 6E6 Tel: 709-634-5181; 1-800-563-4400 Fax: 709-634-5106 glynmill.inn@nf.sympatico.ca www.steelehotels.com

Great group tour headquarters by the seashore and home of the Gros Morne Theatre Festival. Located in Cow Head in the Gros Morne National Park, NL Canada, overlooking scenic Shallow Bay. Group conference centre (200 capacity). The facility features many amenities including: laundromat, outdoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, exercise room, sauna, gift/souvenir shop, ATM, free wireless internet access. Bayview Family restaurant and Neddy's Pub & Eatery specializing in homecooked meals and seafood dishes.

9990 Darel House PO Box 44, Cow Head, Newfoundland and Labrador, A0K 2A0 Tel: 709-243-2471; 1-800-563-1946 Fax: 709-243-2816 info@shallowbaymotel.com www.shallowbaymotel.com

OCEAN VIEW HOTEL

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The Ocean View Hotel is located on the waterfront in scenic Rocky Harbour at the hub of Gros Morne National Park. The hotel offers 52 well-appointed and comfortable rooms, with outside access/balconies and free wireless internet. We have full banquet facilities, a choice 100-seat dining room with a great international wine list, a show lounge with live performances weekly, cable television, air conditioning and a great harbourfront walkway with many shops and cafes.

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St. Jude Hotel

& Dustabella’s Dining Room Clarenville, NL Offering:

•Air Conditioned Guestrooms •Upscale Casual Dining •Group Rates Available

247 Trans Canada Highway Clarenville, NL, A5A 1Y4 Tel: (709) 466-1717 Toll-Free: 1-800-563-7800 Fax: (709) 466-1714 stjudehotel@nfld.net www.stjudehotel.nf.ca

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Nestled on a hillside with a panoramic view of the ocean. The downtown location, marine board walk and a stone's throw from the Gulf ferry, makes us the perfect motorcoach stop. 83 newly A/C rooms and suites. Facilities include restaurant, pub, fitness room, free high speed internet, business centre. Comp meals for escort and driver; one comp room for 15+ rooms paid. Cancellation notice: 6 weeks prior; deposit required; baggage handling; pre-key registration, motorcoach washing available.

Todd Wight 38-42 Main Street, Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador, A0K 4N0 Tel: 709-458-2730; 1-800-563-9887 Fax: 709-458-2841 info@theoceanview.ca www.theoceanview.ca

9990 Stella Pittman / Donna Elms PO Box 2049, Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador, A0M 1C0 Tel: 709-695-3500; 1-800-563-4779 Fax: 709-695-9841 delms@stchrishotel.com www.stchrishotel.com

PLUM POINT MOTEL

TUCKAMORE LODGE

Water front property overlooking Old Ferrole Harbour. This full-service property is just minutes from the Bird Cove Interpretation Centre. The 40 rooms, 18 cottages are twelve kilometers from the St. Barbe/Blance Sablon ferry to Southern Labrador. Includes dining room, lounge, gift shop, walking trails, Greco express, laundry facilities, fitness room. All rooms/cottages have private bath, TV, telephone, wireless internet, coffee makers, iron/iron boards, hair dryers. One complimentary room for escort, complimentary meals for escort and driver. Deposit requirements $300. Baggage handling $3/bag per move.

Tuckamore Lodge offers you some of the highest quality outdoor experiences in Atlantic Canada, and the luxury of first-class Scandinavian style accommodations. We take pride in introducing you to our region. Our coastal waters are home to numerous species of whales, an annual parade of 10,000-year-old icebergs and millions of seabirds. Our area is renowned for its abundant populations of moose, caribou and black bear, as well as Atlantic Salmon and trout.

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SHALLOW BAY MOTEL & CABINS & CONFERENCE CENTRE

Plum Point Motel PO Box 106, Plum Point, Newfoundland and Labrador, A0K 4A0 Tel: 709-247-2533; 1 888 663 2533 Fax: 709-247-2327 info@plumpointmotel.nf.ca www.plumpointmotel.com

9999 Tuckamore Lodge PO Box 100, Main Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, A0K 3N0 Tel: 709-865-6361; 1-888-865-6361 Fax: 709-865-2112 barb@tuckamorelodge.com www.tuckamorelodge.com


attractions Avalon Region THE ROOMS

The Rooms 9 Bonaventure Ave., St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, A1C 5P9 Tel: 709-757-8000 Fax: 709-757-8017 information@therooms.ca

NORSTEAD VILLAGE Only 2 km from L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, Norstead is a bustling Viking Age Village featuring costumed interpreters and Viking-style structures such as a Chieftains Hall, Blacksmith Shop and Church. Our boat house is the home of a Viking replica ship “ Snorri” and a Viking faerring. Educational programs and guided tours upon request. Group rate available. Norstead is open from June to September and holds the annual Viking Festival held in July.

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The Rooms is Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest public cultural space with a mission to develop the province’s cultural and historical treasures into a constant source of information and inspiration for all residents and visitors. As an emblem of provincial passion and pride, and though the expertise of The Rooms Provincial Archives, Art Gallery and Museum Divisions, The Rooms has become “one of the most compelling and amazing cultural museums of its size in the world” (Emily Wolman, Lonely Planet Publications).

Western Region

Norstead Village Inc. PO Box 867, St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador, A0K 4S0 Tel: 709-623-2828; 1-877-620-2828 Fax: 709-623-2882 norstead@nf.aibn.com www.norstead.com

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Central Region BOTWOOD HERITAGE MUSEUMS/TOWN OF BOTWOOD Botwood offers you beautiful scenery on land and water with loads of amenities: shopping, medical services, modern schools, walking trails, Shanawdithit Park, marina, deepwater shipping port, etc. Botwood also has two large museums, a Heritage Park featuring a PBY Catalina, Archive and gift shop, all depicting, transatlantic flying boats, a WWII military base, a classic snowmobile collection, a long gun collection and more! New this year the Mural Arts Committee has completed the first of a series of murals showcasing our vast history! Come visit, stay awhile – you won’t be disappointed! Janis Boone PO Box 490, Botwood, Newfoundland and Labrador, A0H 1E0 Tel: 709-257-2839 Fax: 709-257-3330 botwoodtowncouncil@nf.aibn.com town.botwood.nl.ca

TWILLINGATE MUSEUM AND CRAFTS A non-profit organization, established in 1973, is housed in the former Anglican Church Rectory. The Museum depicts life at the turn of the century. Highlights include an exhibit of Twillingate's opera singer, Georgina Stirling (1867-1935), Maritime Archaic Indian and Beothuk artifacts and medical exhibits from Notre Dame Bay Memorial Hospital. Our Craft Shop has a wide selection of Newfoundland and Labrador arts, crafts and books. Open 9AM daily, from May to mid October. Tel: (709)884-2825 Email:info@tmacs.ca www.tmacs.ca Linda Blondin Box 369, Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador, A0G 4M0 Tel: 709-884-2825 info@tmacs.ca www.tmacs.ca

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Built in 1871 from a nearby granite quarry, this fully restored Rose Blanche Lighthouse stands as a proud sentinel of our shores. Furnished with 19th century reproduced furniture and local antiques, this lighthouse is a must-see for all tour groups. Our friendly and well-trained interpreters will share with you tales of days long gone. The lighthouse is partially wheelchair accessible with a gift shop, fishermen’s museum and Grub Box, serving coffee, muffins, local cuisine and more. Open on a seasonal basis, call for details Madonna Lawrence PO Box 21, Rose Blanche, Newfoundland and Labrador, A0M 1P0 Tel: 709-956-2052 Fax: 709-956-2211 rblighthouse@nf.aibn.com www.roseblanchelighthouse.ca www.roseblanchelighthouse.com

destination marketing NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR TOURISM In Newfoundland and Labrador you can see whales and icebergs and visit two World Heritage Sites. Gros Morne National Park’s entrancing beauty is matched by the historical significance of L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site where Vikings landed five centuries before Columbus. Thousands of whales tarry near shore while millions of seabirds swirl overhead, both attracted by a plentiful supply of their favorite fish. Enjoy traditional music in a pub and feel right at home.

M Cathy Anderson PO Box 8700, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, A1B 4J6 Tel: 1-709-729-5633/2831/2830; 1-800-563NFLD (6353) Fax: 709-729-0057 cathyanderson@gov.nl.ca www.newfoundlandlabrador.com

Central Region TOWN OF GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR The Town of Grand Falls-Windsor is home to the “King of Fish”, the Atlantic Salmon. The Exploits River, Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest Salmon River, flows through Grand Falls-Windsor. The Salmonid Interpretation Centre gives visitors to Grand Falls-Windsor the opportunity to view these fish as they migrate up river. Grand Falls-Windsor is also host to the Salmon Festival, held for five days every July. It has been selected as one of the top 100 events in North America several times. Gary Hennessey 5 High Street, Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador, A2A 2J8 Tel: 709-489-0483 Fax: 709-489-0465 ghennessey@grandfallswindsor.com www.grandfallswindsor.com

Western Region TORRENT RIVER TOURISM

Botwood offers you beautiful scenery on land and water with loads of amenities: shopping, medical services, modern schools, walking trails, Shanawdithit Park, marina, a deep water shipping port, etc. Botwood also has two museums, a Heritage Park featuring a PBY Catalina, Archive and gift shop, all depicting transatlantic flying boats, a WWII military base, and more! New this year – the Mural Arts Committee has completed the first of a series of murals showcasing our vast history!

PO Box 490 Botwood, NL A0H 1E0 Phone: 709 257 2839 or 709 257 4612 Fax: 709 257 3330 town.botwood.nl.ca

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At the Torrent River Salmon Interpretation Center, you’ll hear the remarkable story of the Torrent River and where nature has regained harmony due to the care, voracious will, creativity and passion of the people who call Torrent River their very own. This could be one of the earliest and most inspiring green projects of our time. The Torrent River Nature Park and Visitor Information Center is located at the mouth of the powerful Torrent River. Our Interpretation Center is a unique, Salmon-shaped facility equipped with a comfortable, wheelchair accessible theatre.

M Regina Rumbolt 22 Main Street, Hawkes Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, A0K 3B0 Tel: 709-248-4066 Fax: 709-248-5201 info@torrentriver.ca www.torrentriver.ca

shopping Avalon Region WOOF DESIGN LIMITED A Newfoundland cottage industry producing sweaters and accessories in mohair and wool. Our sweaters are handcrafted in Newfoundland homes using domestic knitting machines. Accessories are hand knit, hand crochet or woven. We also carry socks, slippers, gloves, silk scarves, earrings, pendants, soapstone and wood sculptures including puffin, whales and inukshuks, local jams and spreads, Christmas decorations, tote bags and other Newfoundland and Canadian made gift items. Open year round. Cheryl Kelly 181 Water Street, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, A1C 1B1 Tel: 709-722-7555; 1-866-900-9663 Fax: 709-739-9951 woof.baird@nf.sympatico.ca www.woofdesign.com

theatres Western Region GROS MORNE THEATRE FESTIVAL Theatre Newfoundland Labrador's Gros Morne Theatre Festival features quality professional theatre productions – celebrating the culture and history of western and northern Newfoundland. Located in Cow Head at Warehouse Theatre and Shallow Bay Motel. Comedy, drama, dinner theatre, traditional music nights and family theatre. Special guest entertainers featured on Monday's Who's Darkening Our Door Tonight series. Running early June to midSeptember. From September to May TNL produces Youth Theatre programming and musical theatre in Corner Brook. Gaylene Buckle PO Box 655, Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, A2H 6G1 Tel: 709-639-7238; 1-877-243-2899 Fax: 709-639-1006 tnl@theatrenewfoundland.com www.theatrenewfoundland.com

transportation Western Region DEER LAKE REGIONAL AIRPORT Situated in the heart of the best adventure tourism opportunities in the world, the Deer Lake Regional Airport is only minutes away from the town of Deer Lake, the city of Corner Brook and Gros Morne National Park-a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The airport serves Western Newfoundland with scheduled passenger services by several major carriers to and from destinations throughout eastern and central Canada with connections worldwide. If you are traveling on business or pleasure, we are your connection to adventure. Deer Lake Regional Airport 1 Airport Road, Deer Lake, Newfoundland and Labrador, A8A 1A3 Tel: 709-635-3601 Fax: 709-635-5668 info@deerlakeairport.com www.deerlakeairport.com


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“Trails to the Vikings!” Western Newfoundland & Southern Labrador is anything but small! Stretching from the Gateway ferry port of Channel-Port aux Basques on the Southwest corner of the island of Newfoundland to the Viking site at the tip of the Great Northern Peninsula, and across the Strait of Belle Isle to Southern Labrador to the fascinating must see National Historic Site of Battle Harbour. This vibrant region offers travelers a wide range of natural and cultural experiences. Don’t miss the only two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the

province, L’Anse Aux Meadows and Gros Morne National Park, as well as glacier carved fjords, hiking trails, ancient aboriginal sites, ecological reserves, Provincial parks, wildlife, beaches, sand dunes, theatre festivals, museums, and cultural events. With ancient mountains, fjords, and thousands of miles of coastline, the region is more like a small country. This wild and rugged land boasts abundant breathing room and a unique geological history going back 1.25 billion

years, as well as a relatively young human history – a mere 4,500 years old – that is still being uncovered today. Stumble across the very first European settlement of the new world at L’Anse aux Meadows. This Viking village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, features a reconstructed complex of sod huts and provides a true glimpse of the life of Nordic visitors a thousand years ago – half a millennium before the arrival of Columbus.


This is your closest accommodation to the St. Barbe/Blanc Sablon ferry to Southern Labrador with the ferry terminal on site.Dockside Motel is located at St. Barbe and is just one hour away from the museums at L’Anse aux Meadows and Port aux Choix National Historic Site. This 20 room, 10 cottage property offers cable TV, highspeed internet, lounge, ATM machine, coffee maker and a 44 seat dining room. One complimentary room for 14 booked, and a complimentary meal for 20 meals booked.

Only 2 km from L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, Norstead is a bustling Viking Age Village that features costumed interpreters and several Viking style structures. Home to Snorri, 54 ft replica of a Viking Ship. Open daily from early June to late September.

Viking Festival July 6-10, 2011

www.norstead.com Contact Dale Colbourne

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Fisherman’s

Fisherman’s Landing Inn

9990 Full Service Property Located in the heart of Gros Morne

National Park, Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland. All the comfort and convenience you’d expect from a 3½ star Inn.

1-866-458-2711 P.O. Box 124 21 West Link Road Rocky Harbour, NL. A0K 4N0

TEL: (709) 458-2711 FAX: (709) 458-2168 fishermans.landing@nf.symaptico.ca

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This 3 ½ star Inn overlooks the fishing village of L’Anse au Clair and is the hotel of choice for all motor coach itineraries to the historic attractions of southern Labrador. While in Labrador, include a group trip to the tallest lighthouse in Atlantic Canada or the exhibits of the 16th century Basque Whaling operation at the Red Bay National Historic Site of Canada. The 54 room property includes airconditioned rooms, hair dryers, laundry facilities, room service, free parking, color cable TV, in room phone, high speed internet, gift shop, lounge, The Basque Dining room, RV sites, and handicap suites and complimentary high speed internet in our lobby and wireless through out the building. Complimentary room and meal for escort and driver. Baggage Handling: $2/bag per move. Chad Letto P.O. Box 92, L’Anse au Clair, NL A0K 3K0 Tel: (709) 931.2332 Toll Free: 1.800.563.3188 Fax: (709) 931.2708 northernlight@nf.sympatico.ca

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Water front property overlooking Old Ferrole Harbour. This full service property is just minutes from the Bird Cove Interpretation Centre. The 40 rooms, 18 cottages are twelve kilometers from the St. Barbe/Blance Sablon ferry to Southern Labrador. Its many features include a dining room, a lounge, a gift shop, walking trails, Greco express, laundry facilities, and fitness room. All rooms and cottages have private bath, TV, telephone, wireless internet, coffee makers, iron/iron boards, and hair dryers. One complimentary room for escort and complimentary meals for escort and driver. Deposit requirements $300. Baggage handling $3/ bag per move.

Tel: (709) 247-2533 Fax: (709) 247-2327 Email: info@plumpointmotel.nf.ca P.O. Box 106, Plum Point, NL A0K 4A0

1-888-663-2533


Icebergs, whales and Vikings, accommodations, and package tours

9999 P.O. Box 100, Main Brook, NL A0K 3N0

709.865.6361

1.888.865.6361 Fax: 709.865.2112

barb@tuckamorelodge.com

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accommodations RODD HOTELS & RESORTS

regional suppliers

Choose Atlantic Canada’s largest privately owned hotel chain for your TOUR and F.I.T needs. We offer competitive rates, volume discounting, complimentary welcome receptions, and meal pricing to suit any budget. You can’t help but add us to your Maritime itinerary. Lori MacKinnon PO BOX 432, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 7K7 Tel:1-800-565-RODD (7633); 1-800-565-RODD (7633) Fax: 902.368.3569 lmackinnon@roddhotelsandresorts.com www.roddhotelsandresorts.com

coach lines MOLEGA TOURS OF ATLANTIC CANADA (2001) LIMITED

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Molega Tours is fully licensed and insured to provide vehicle charters throughout Atlantic Canada. The 14 passenger touring vans are air-conditioned and our drivers also guide. The 28 seat Thomas mini-coach and 56 seat H3-45 Prevost both have all the features you expect - panoramic windows, washroom, reclining seats, A/C and sound systems. No job is too big or too small for Molega Tours. Please call and let us Q quote on your Atlantic Canada adventure. John Furzeland 45 Beamish Road, East Uniacke, Nova Scotia, B0N 1Z0 Tel: 902-866-0965; 1-877-260-5111 Fax: 902-866-0273 anchorage.greenbay@ns.sympatico.ca www.molegatours.ca

destination marketing

NEW BRUNSWICK TOURISM & PARKS

TOURISM PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

This is New Brunswick, Canada - New Brunswick - a province rich in history and natural wonders, home to a unique culture and a warm, welcoming people. As the drive gateway to Canada’s East Coast, New Brunswick marks the transition to the relaxation and rejuvenation that comes with the fun, engaging and Q interactive experiences found in every corner of the province. For people seeking a vacation where you roll up your sleeves, take part, learn and emerge feeling changed and renewed, New Brunswick is a place you just can’t rush. Nature shapes the experience in New Brunswick, from coastal landscapes and warm water beaches to legendary rivers to the raw power of the world’s highest tides in the Bay of Fundy; each experience filled with intriguing, engaging and naturally spectacular things to see, do, touch and feel. Lynn Meehan PO Box 6000, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5H1 Tel: 506-444-6720; 1-888-840-7555 Fax: 506-453-7127 lynn.meehan@gnb.ca www.TourismNewBrunswick.ca

Tourism PEI is the provincial marketing organization for the province of Prince Edward Island. We look forward to working with you in all areas to facilitate individual and group tours to our province. We offer a wide range of tourism products including outstanding scenic coastal beauty, world-class beaches, unique cultural attractions including theatre such as - "Anne of Green Gables", historic sites of national significance, excellent dining and a complete range of firstclass acommodations

In Newfoundland and Labrador you can see whales and icebergs and visit two World Heritage Sites. Gros Morne National Park’s entrancing beauty is matched Q by the historical significance of L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site where Vikings landed five centuries before Columbus. Thousands of whales tarry near shore while Q millions of seabirds swirl overhead, both attracted by a plentiful supply of their favorite fish. Enjoy traditional music in a pub and feel right at home.

M Cathy Anderson PO Box 8700, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, A1B 4J6 Tel: 1-709-729-5633/2831/2830; 1-800-563-NFLD (6353) Fax: 709-729-0057 cathyanderson@gov.nl.ca www.newfoundlandlabrador.com

NOVA SCOTIA DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM, CULTURE AND HERITAGE Planning and Promotional Tools The Atlantic Canada Q Group Tour Planner has been carefully designed to work as a companion piece to Nova Scotia’s official tourism materials – including the Doers’ and Dreamers’ Guide and Tourism Regions Map. In addition to these two indispensable products, you are able to order the following publications to help with the planning process: • Nova Scotia Golf Travel Guide • Festivals and Events Guide • Also available are DVD’s, posters, images, lure brochures, and lap maps for motorcoach passengers. Online General touring information, travel features, image bank, facts & figures, and contacts; can all be accessed with the click of your mouse through the web site at www.novascotia.com For expert advice on how to plan your tour to Nova Scotia, or to order these free planning and promotional materials, we invite you to contact the province directly. Great people are standing by to help you with your plans! Michele Bourgeois World Trade Centre, 6th Floor, PO Box 456, 1800 Argyle Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 2R5 Tel: 902-424-5037; 1-800-565-0000 (general enquiries) Fax: 902-424-2668 salesNS@gov.ns.ca www.novascotia.com

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L'ACADIE (CTACA) The CTACA aims to develop an Acadian tourism industry in Atlantic Canada by offering its members specialized support and consulting services so that they are able to increasingly develop their products. Immerse yourself in Acadie's exceptional natural setting, brimming with treasures and delights. Meet a warm, welcoming, authentic community that is happy to share its cuisine, traditions, culture and history. The CTACA's tourism operators and industry stakeholders look forward to making your trip to Acadie unforgettable! Jacques Robichaud 795, rue Main, bureau 202, Moncton, New Brunswick, E1C1E9 Tel: 506-854-7025 Fax: 506-384-5347 Jacques@acadievacances.com www.acadievacances.com Q

Craig Sulis PO Box 2000, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, C1A 7N8 Tel: 902-368-5754; 1-888-463-4734 Fax: 902-368-4438 cdsulis@gov.pe.ca www.gentleisland.com

Freedom Tours & Travel offers receptive services that will save you money, time and phone calls. We “WOW” your clients with our expert, nationally certified step-on guides and tour directors. They love to excite travellers and create memories that will last a lifetime. Well-paced & fun-filled tour experiences. We offer personalized itineraries and we respond quickly to all enquiries. Cruise excursions for groups small & large are a specialty. Heather MacKenzie 80 Charlotte Street, Saint John, New Brunswick, E2L 2J3 Tel: 506-632-1012; 1-800-561-2324 Fax: 506-631-0980 info@freedomtours.com www.freedomtours.com

MOLEGA TOURS OF ATLANTIC CANADA (2001) LIMITED Molega Tours has been providing customized, private group tours since 1992. Experienced Tour Guides and Directors pay attention to the details of your request – be it a two hour Halifax city tour, a group lobster feast or multi-day Atlantic Canada tour. Need a vehicle – fully insured, 14 passenger touring vans with Driver/Guide, 28-seat mini-coach with panoramic windows and full size motorcoaches are available. Come, travel and discover why we love Atlantic Canada. John Furzeland 45 Beamish Road, East Uniacke, Nova Scotia, B0N 1Z0 Tel: 902-866-0965; 1-877-260-5111 Fax: 902-866-0273 anchorage.greenbay@ns.sympatico.ca www.molegatours.ca


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Amsterdam Inn Amsterdam Inn Amsterdam Inn Fredericton 28 Atlantic Gateway Coachlines Ltd. 37 Atlantic Host Hotel 45 Auberge de la Baie Motor Inn 45 Best Western Woodstock Inn & Suites Boyce Farmers’ Market Broadleaf Guest Ranch 36 Brunswick Square Cape Enrage Interpretive Centre Inc. Carleton Martello Tower National Historic Site 32 Chateau Moncton 47 Chateau Saint John 47 Cherry Brook Zoo & Vanished Kingdom Park Chocolate River Motel & Cottages City Motel City of Miramichi City of Moncton 36-37 Clarion Hotel & Conference Centre Edmundston Coastal Inn Champlain Coastal Inn Sackville Covered Bridge Potato Chip Company 50 Crowne Plaza Fredericton Lord Beaverbrook 29 Crowne Plaza Moncton Downtown 36 Danny’s Inn Restaurants & Conference Centre Eastlink Shuttle Express Inc. Festival Acadien de Caraquet Fisherman’s Paradise Seafood & Steak Restaurant 51 Fredericton Inn 28 Fredericton, Atlantic Canada’s Riverfront Capital 28-29 Fundy National Park 32 Grannan’s Seafood Restaurant 32 Hilltop Grill & Beverage Co.

Hilton Saint John Historic Garrison District Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Fredericton Irvinc Eco Centre: La Dune de Bouctouche Irving Nature Park Kings Landing Historical Settlement 29 Kingsbrae Garden Le Pays de la Sagouine 37 Magnetic Hill... Wharf Village Shoppes & Restaurant New Brunswick Mining and Mineral Interpretation Centre New Brunswick Museum 49 New Brunswick Tourism & Parks 24-25 Olivier Soapery 37 Optimum Ride Charter Service Quality Inn Grand Falls Quoddy Link Marine Inc. Ramada Hotel Fredericton 28 Ramada Plaza Crystal Palace 36 Reversing Falls Jet Boat Rides 33 Reversing Falls Restaurant 33 Roads to Sea Guided Tours Rodd Miramichi River – A Rodd Signature Resort Rodd Park House Inn Saint John Colonial Inns Shediac Bay Cruises 37 St. Andrews Motor Inn St. Mary’s Entertainment Centre Super 8 Campbellton Super 8 Moncton-Dieppe The Beaverbrook Art Gallery 29 The Fundy Trail 33 The Hopewell Rocks Ocean Tidal Exploration Site 36 Tourism Saint John 32-33 Town of Hartland 50 Town of Sackville

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