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Welcome to Atlantic Canada Atlantic Canada at a Glance Getting Here Atlantic Canada Map Student / Youth / Sport Travel Directory of Suppliers Glossary of Terms

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Prince Edward Island Welcome At a Glance Getting Here Provincial Map Festivals & Events Itinerary Planner

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Suppliers at a Glance Directory of Suppliers

Nova Scotia Welcome At a Glance Getting Here Provincial Map Festivals & Events Itinerary Planner Suppliers at a Glance Directory of Suppliers

Newfoundland & Labrador Welcome At a Glance Getting Here Provincial Map Festivals & Events Itinerary Planner Suppliers at a Glance Directory of Suppliers

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Welcome At a Glance Getting Here Provincial Map Festivals & Events Itinerary Planner Suppliers at a Glance Directory of Suppliers

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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 2010. YOUR GROUP WILL DISCOVER WHAT WE’VE KNOWN FOR YEARS – THERE'S NO

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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

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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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© 2007 Tourism PEI

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.

©2007 Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism

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 almost 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 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. For more information on other regional and international airports located throughout Atlantic Canada, please refer to the At A Glance sections for each province.

Cavendish ©2007 Tourism PEI

Principal banks located in all four provinces include the Bank of Montreal, the Bank of Nova Scotia, National Bank of Canada, TD Bank and Royal Bank of Canada. 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 All visitors to Canada, including US citizens, must provide a passport to gain entry into 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

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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Cabot Trail © 2007 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 2 April 5 May 24 July 1 August 2 September 6 October 11 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 — 2010

Puffin, provincial bird ©2007 Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism

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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The Princess of Acadia © Nova Scotia Department of Tourism, Culture & Heritage

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

locations on Prince Edward Island. Call VIA: 1-888-842-7245, or go to www.viarail.ca.

By Land

By Sea

Highways from all points in the United States and Canada join the Trans Canada Highway (#2) in New Brunswick.

Bar Harbor, Maine to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Service May to October. Reservations required. (Groups should be at the terminal one hour prior to sailing.) Portland, Maine to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Service May to October. Reszervations Required 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 or www.catferry.com

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 Happy Valley - Goose Bay, 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

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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

By Air All four Atlantic Provinces are well-served by airports offering connections from both inside and outside Atlantic Canada. Halifax 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 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 852 535 635 404 350

Time (hrs) 8h36m 12h58m 4h54m 7h35m 4h22m 2h30m 2h12m 4h12m 4h41m 3h30m 13h11m 15h17m 19h12m 16h46m 10h58m 10h56m 8h28m 7h26m

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Kms 652 1034 457 717 386 171 197 304 392 227 1222 1410 1755 1371 862 1022 647 560

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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 & youth travel

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“Sport tourism is any activity in which people are attracted to a particular location as a sport event participant, an event spectator, or to attend sport attractions or business meetings.” (CSTA) Sport team and event travel is on the rise as teams travel further to take in tournaments, events, and activities related to their sport. And sports travelers are doing more than playing the game and loading on and off a bus. Today’s team travel involves more activity and entertainment outside the sport purpose than ever before. Trips are getting longer, and they’re incorporating more tourism activity in the destination. Information Sourced from Student Youth Travel Association

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“Student & Youth Travel is travel by youth 25 years of age and under, away from their community, not for business, and not primarily to visit friends or relatives.” The Student/Youth travel market is a booming one, and on the rise each year. |In fact, it is now the fastest growing major market in the travel industry. As the student population continues to grow and students start traveling at earlier ages, the possibilities for prosperity in this market increase, and for the travel trade this is all good news.

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Why would your company want to work with the Student/Youth market? • Fastest growing major market in the travel industry • Easy to identify niche • Large travel market • They fill the shoulder season for many suppliers • High repeat business • Large volume of traffic (groups with 2 or more buses) • High commitment rate/Low last minute cancellations • “Seeding” future business • Disposable incomes

What You Should Know • 24% of all international travelers worldwide are student/youth travelers • There are 85 million young people in the United States and Canada between the ages of 5 and 25 years of age • The largest youth group is currently 10-14 years old • There are approximately 18 million students in colleges and universities in the United States and Canada

In This Guide… The Group Travel Planner series of publications and GroupTravelPlanner.net is a highlight of 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:

Student/Youth Market Segments Educational Travel • Music/Performance Travel Sports & Leisure Travel • Summer/Teen Travel Language Travel • Grad Trips • College Travel

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LAKEVIEW HOTELS AND RESORTS Lakeview Hotels and Resorts, with over 29 hotels across CanLakeview Hotels and Resorts Lakeview Hotels and Resorts, with over 34 hotels across Canada and North Dakota, is ready to welcome your group and provide them with the personal service, value and quality that we are renowned for. Call today to find out more about the special group offers available. Jan Dowling 600-185 Carlton Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 3J1 Tel: 204-885-3031; 1-877-355-3500 jdowling@lakeviewhotels.com www.lakeviewhotels.com

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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 airconditioned 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 quote on your Atlantic Canada adventure. John Furzeland 45 Beamish Road, East Uniacke, NS, B0N 1Z0 Tel: 902-866-0965; 1-877-260-5111 Fax: 902-866-0273 anchorage.greenbay@ns.sympatico.ca www.molegatours.ca

CENTRAL NOVA TOURISM ASSOCIATION Two Distinct Coasts...One Incredible Experience Central Nova Scotia features the famed Bay of Fundy, home to the highest tides in the world, and the Northumberland Strait, a beach lover's paradise. We are thrilled to have several NEW attractions in our region to share! Learn more about central Nova Scotia's Glooscap and Sunrise Trails and how to enhance your Atlantic Canada tour itinerary. Contact us today for details on EXCITING NEW ATLANTIC CANADA TOUR PRODUCT! Devin Trefry 65 Treaty Trail, Millbrook, NS, B6L 1W3 Tel: 902-893-8782; 1-800-895-1177 Fax: 902-893-2269 info@centralnovascotia.com www.centralnovascotia.com

glossary of terms The following guidelines can be used when looking for suppliers throughout Holiday Media’s set of Group Travel Planners:

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accommodations air transportation attractions boat tours coach lines destination marketing ferries festivals & events guide services gaming entertainment lobster suppers rail lines receptive tour operators recreation & adventure restaurants shopping skiing sport travel student/youth theatres wineries

accommodations - individual hotels, regional chains air transportation - local and international attractions - museums, galleries, parks, historic sites, zoos, casinos, botanical gardens boat tours - whale watching, dinner cruises, sightseeing cruises, ďŹ shing tours coach lines - charter companies, scheduled service, school bus service, special operations destination marketing - specializing in planning, marketing, organization, and execution of group tours for a speciďŹ c region, itinerary suggestions ferries - transportation festivals & events - single day or multi-day scheduled events in speciďŹ c locations guide services - providing single and multi-day step on guides in a speciďŹ c area, ie city tours lobster suppers - locations specializing in lobster dinners rail lines - sightseeing and multi-day transportation receptive tour operators - specialize in tour planning, step-on guide service, and group tickets in a local area recreation & adventure - helicopter rides, whitewater rafting, golďŹ ng, ďŹ shing, hiking restaurants - individual and regional chains shopping - malls, individual stores, markets, crafts skiing - skiing, ski hills, chair lift sports travel - travel to an area for a sport event as a spectator or participant student/youth - travel by youth under 25 and away from their community theatres - live stage, dinner theatre, performance halls wineries - tours, tastings


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Fantastique… that’s how your clients will describe the phenomenal NaturalWonders of New Brunswick! Rare dunes. An award-winning bay. A world-famous river.An enormous gorge. And for themore adventurous clients…get up close with whales.Walk on the ocean floor. Experience some of the warmest saltwater beaches north ofVirginia. Feel the joie de vivre of our Acadian heritage set against Atlantic Canada’smost dramatic scenery. Lively festivals and historic sites. Seaside B&Bs and uniquehometowns. Shops, galleries and vibrant cities. Be... in this place. New Brunswick,Canada. Some place special. Something unique... it’s Maritime Magnifique! Bruno LaPlante PO Box 6000, Fredericton, NB, E3B 5H1 Tel: 506-444-5711 bruno.laplante@gnb.ca www.TourismNewBrunswick.ca

NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR TOURISM

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Newfoundland & Labrador is Canada’s youngest and most easterly province. There are two UNESCO World Heritage Sites at Gros Morne National Park and L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site. The province also has a human history dating back 9,000 years. Whether you enjoy hiking the coastal trails, nature viewing at some of our ecological reserves and parks or listening to lively music at a local pub, Newfoundland & Labrador has something for every traveler. Cathy Anderson PO Box 8700, St. John’s, NL, A1B 4J6 Tel: 709-729-5633/2831/2830 1-800-563-NFLD (6353) Fax: 709-729-0057 cathyanderson@gov.nl.ca www.gov.nl.ca/tourism

NOVA SCOTIA DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM, CULTURE AND HERITAGE 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! Michele Bourgeois World Trade Centre, 6th Floor, PO Box 456, 1800 Argyle Street, Halifax, NS, 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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TOURISM PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

FREEDOM TOURS & TRAVEL

TAYMAC TOURS LIMITED

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 accommodations.

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 & funfilled tour experiences. We offer personalized itineraries and we respond quickly to all enquiries. Cruise excursions for groups small & large are a specialty.

Over 20 years experience as a Full Receptive Operator in Atlantic Canada. TayMac Tours specializes in customized itineraries that go beyond your customers expectations. We also offer multilingual Step-on Guide service, Cruise Ship Shore Excursions, Student Tours, Tour Directors, F.I.T. packages, F.I.T On Line Booking. Members of ABA, NTA, OMCA, TIANS, Destination Halifax, Better Business Bureau. TayMac Tours – The “Personal Touch” Company.

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

Duncan MacLean 53 Silver Terrace, Bedford, NS, B4A 3R8 Tel: 902-422-4861 • 1-800-565-8296 Fax: 902-425-6598 tmt@taymactours.com www.taymactours.com

Craig Sulis PO Box 2000, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 7N8 Tel: 902-368-5754 • 1-800-463-4734 Fax: 902-368-4438 cdsulis@gov.pe.ca www.gentleisland.com

receptive tour operators AMBASSATOURS GRAY LINE Your experienced Receptive Operator Ambassatours Gray Line previously Atlantic Tours specializes in WOW-ing your clients by customizing tours of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick or Newfoundland & Labrador. Over 30 years experience • Members of ABA, NTA, OMCA, IATA, TIANS, TIANB, TIAPEI, TAP, IMG • Client list protection • Atlantic Canada -We Live it, We Love it, We Know it! Let our professional staff assist you. • The Company with the Kilts! Richard Arnold 2631 King Street, Halifax, NS, B3K 4T7 Tel: 902-423-6242 • 1-800-565-7173 Fax: 902-423-5522 tours@ambassatours.com www.ambassatours.com

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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, 28seat 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, NS, 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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new brunswick welcome to the wonder Welcome to New Brunswick: Canada's world-class destination for Natural Wonders! Experience “One of the Marine Wonders of the World”, the Bay of Fundy, home of the Highest Tides and some of the best whale-watching on the planet... and the splendour of Chaleur Bay, designated as one of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World. www.world-bays.com Nature lovers will be enchanted with New Brunswick's majestic rivers, the wilds of ancient mountains and more than a thousand miles of diverse ocean coastline. Stroll amidst unspoiled dunes and explore fascinating discovery beaches for an unforgettable experience! Your clients can experience a variety of lively festivals, historic sites and museums reflecting a rich mosaic of culture, from our Aboriginal roots to our Loyalist spirit and Acadian “joie de vivre” (love of life). Natural beauty and world-class comforts intertwine throughout our magnificent landscape. When you spend time in New Brunswick, you will experience the extraordinary – while feeling right at home, because our people are our most valued treasure. In New Brunswick, there’s always a story to be told, a reason to celebrate, unique cuisine to taste, and a friend to be made. It’s truly magnifique to be in this place!

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New Brunswick has some of Atlantic Canada’s most unique tourism experiences and excellent, quality product for Tour Operators to include in their itineraries. What’s more - thanks to New Brunswick’s TradeSmart Program - Tour Operators can be confident that the suppliers’ business practices will make it easy to do business with them, and that the requirements of Tour Operators will be understood.

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Discover Market Ready Product

Check out TravelTradeSmart.com

When you see the TradeSmart logo, it means that you are dealing with a company that has met the rigorous criteria of New Brunswick’s TradeSmart Program. This select group of suppliers has contractually committed to uphold the TradeSmart standards in all their dealings with you, the Tour Operator. TradeSmart criteria cover a wide range of business practices – from the pricing and accounting policies that will ensure smooth operations, to the facilities and service provided to you and your guests.

To find product ideas to enhance your itineraries, a valuable resource for Tour Operators is www.TravelTradeSmart.com. Here you will find listed all the certified suppliers, sorted by geography and also whether they are accommodations, attractions or activities. Suppliers are also categorized by suitability for MotorCoach, Groups/Specialty Tours and FIT. So check out www.TravelTradeSmart.com whether you are a MotorCoach Operator looking for a suitable hotel for a one night stop on your tour or an FIT Operator seeking to offer unique soft adventure options.

The TradeSmart Program was designed by the Province of New Brunswick to improve the market readiness of its tourism suppliers and the rigorous certification process is administered by an independent third party. The program gives New Brunswick a leading edge in Atlantic Canada. Since the program was introduced in 1999, we have a whole new community -- more than 80 -small, medium and large New Brunswick tourism product suppliers who understand how to make TradeSmart work for them and how to market themselves to the Travel Trade. All TradeSmart suppliers have demonstrated their understanding of the needs of Tour Operators and have adopted the mandatory practices of the program. This includes willingness to supply net rates, advanced block bookings, administration of vouchers – altogether meeting a total of 39 different standards covering the special commercial, administrative, group handling and customer service needs of Tour Operators and their guests.

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Do Business with Confidence The TradeSmart program means that Tour Operators can work with certified tourism suppliers confident that: • They have been educated in the requirements of Tour Operators and their guests • They have contracted with the TradeSmart Program to adhere to the guidelines and policies laid down for their dealings with Tour Operators • The TradeSmart policies and guidelines have been developed to cover all the key aspects of their relationship with you • They understand your needs and are keen to do business with you

For More Information: Bruno LaPlante Market Development Specialist - North America Tel: 506-444-6720 Fax: 506-453-7127 bruno.laplante@gnb.ca tradesmart@gnb.ca www.TravelTradeSmart.com

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it’s all waiting onshore, in

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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…

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!

CARAQUET

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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Airports

Average Seasonal Temperatures

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

Airport City of Fredericton

Airlines Air Transat (UK) Air Canada Jazz Seasonal: CanJet Canadian Affair Sunwing City of Moncton Air Canada Jazz Continental Airlines WestJet Seasonal: Air Saint Pierre Sunquest Sunwing Transat Holidays City of Saint John Air Canada Jazz Sunwing WestJet City of Bathurst Air Canada Jazz

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Currency Exchange 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.

73,440 square km/28,254 square mi

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

Capital City Fredericton

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.

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

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.

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

Police 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.

Drive Times

Emergencies Area

City of Fredericton City of Miramichi City of Moncton City of Saint John

Major Cities City of Bathurst City of Campbellton City of Dieppe City of Edmundston

Population 729,997 (2006 census)

Sales Tax & Rebates The Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) is applied at a single rate of 13 % to a base of goods and services. Visitors to New Brunswick may be able to receive a 13 % tax rebate on eligible sales receipts submitted for accommodations and most tangible goods exported from Canada. For the most up-to-date information: Tax Refund for Visitors to Canada booklets are available at all Provincial Visitor Information Centres and the New Brunswick Duty Free Shop at Woodstock. www.cra-arc.gc.ca In Canada: 1-800-668-4748 Outside Canada 902-432-5608

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


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Tides 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 • In 1604 the French attempted their first settlement in North America, on St.Croix Island • New Brunswick entered the Canadian Confederation on July 1, 1867, as one of the four original provinces

Time Zone 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: 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

• 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

at a glance

Did you know...

• 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

By Sea

By Air

Highways from all points in the United States and Canada join the Trans-Canada Highway (#2) in New Brunswick.

Digby, Nova Scotia to Saint John, New Brunswick Daily service year-round; three trips on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday’s, all other days twice daily, during peak months. Reservations recommended.

New Brunswick has three major airports, located in: Fredericton, Moncton and Saint John. There is a regional airport, located in Bathurst.

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

WestJet flies to Moncton and Saint John from many points across Canada.

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. Coastal Transport www.coastaltransport.ca

Canadian Affair / Air Transat offers a weekly flight, each Tuesday for 26 weeks, May - October, between UK and Fredericton.

USA Interstate 95 connects with the Trans-Canada Highway 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) in New Brunswick connects to Prince Edward Island via the Confederation Bridge. The Trans-Canada Highway (#2) in New Brunswick connects with Nova Scotia. 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 ™

Letete to Deer Island (Toll-free) New Brunswick Department of Transportation Year-round No reservations required Tel: 506 466-7340 Deer Island to Campobello Island East Coast Ferries Operates last weekend of June through Labour Day. Tel: 506 747-2159 www.eastcoastferries.nb.ca

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Air Canada and Air Canada Jazz offer excellent multiple frequencies to New Brunswick airports from Toronto, Montreal and Halifax.

Continental Airlines has daily service between Newark and Moncton.

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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new brunswick Nictau Lake © New Brunswick Tourism and Parks

Planning and Promotional Tools

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

Destination Marketing Organizations

Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick

City of Bathurst - 506-549-3201 www.bathurst.ca

500 Beaverbrook Court, Suite 400 Fredericton, NB E3B 5X4 Tel: 506-458-5646; Fax: 506-459-3634 Toll Free: 1-800-668-5313 info@tianb.com www.tianb.com

City of Campbellton - 506-789-2708 www.campbellton.org City of Dieppe - 506-877-7900 www.dieppe.ca City of Edmundston - 506-737-1850 www.republiquemadawaska.com City of Fredericton - 506-460-2043 www.tourismfredericton.ca City of Miramichi - 506-623-2158 www.miramichi.org/visit City of Saint John - 506-649-6015 www.tourismsaintjohn.com City of Moncton - 506-853-3596 www.tourism.moncton.ca

Parks Canada Visitor Information 1-888-773-8888 www.parkscanada.gc.ca

for more information

The Atlantic Canada Group Tour Planner has been carefully designed to work as a companion piece to New Brunswick’s official tourism materials – including the Experience New Brunswick: The Official Vacation Planner and the Official New Brunswick Travel Map.

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. Or visit: www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

Tourism Sales Contacts: Bruno LaPlante Market Development Specialist - North America Tel: 506-444-6720 Fax: 506-453-7127 bruno.laplante@gnb.ca Melanie Britton Cruise Tourism Tel: 506-453-2147 Fax: 506-444-4807 melanie.britton@gnb.ca

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

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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!

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

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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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Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival ©2008 New Brunswick Tourism and Parks

The following is a sample of the different Festivals & Events taking place all over New Brunswick during 2010. For complete event details, dates and contact information, please contact the events of interest. Dates are subject to change, check with each event to confirm information.

June 10- 13 Maritime Countryfest Kick off the summer with this 4-day musical event; held in the Historic Garrison District, downtown Fredericton. Maritime Countryfest showcases emerging, and established, local and regional country music artists who share the stage with national and international performers. Dust off your boots and don your cowboy hat for the best in toetapping, boot scootin’ fun.

June 25-July 4 Campbellton Salmon Festival Campbellton Salmon Festival is an annual celebration of the world famous Restigouche Salmon. Many events, new and traditional, are organized for all ages. These include: Miss and little Miss Salmon Festival Pageants, Canada Day Celebrations with giant fireworks, salmon suppers, Street Fest, Parking Lot Party with live bands, show and shine, book sale, pet show, Campbell Amusements Carnival, bowling tournament, many family activities, gigantic parade and much more. These exceptional events celebrated with family and friends will lead you through one week of well deserved fun.Put your feet up… or kick your heels… and experience fine Maritime hospitality at the Salmon Festival in Campbellton. www.campbellton.org 506-789-2700

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July 15-18

Baie des Chaleurs International Chamber Music Festival, Dalhousie The Baie des Chaleurs International Chamber Music Festival offers a series of five concerts by high-calibre musicians and singers from New Brunswick, other parts of Canada and abroad. This year's program will feature new discoveries with great classical pieces, mingling the sounds of voice, piano, and strings. And for a grand finale, a whole day reserved to the guitar, blending films, causerie, guitar-building with guitar skills, and performances from young promising artists of great virtuosi. www.fmcbc.nb.ca 506-684-5825 or 1-888-414-5111

Canada's Irish Festival on the Miramichi, Every year, thousands of people gather on the Miramichi for jam-packed entertainment! There is plenty of Irish music, dance, cultural and musical workshops, family reunions, storytelling and something for the little ones. Don't miss the displays of Irish crafts and the opportunity to do a little research into your family history. When you’re ready for a break from the excitement, drop by Molly’s Tea Room on the community college campus. Explore this historic city with its breathtaking views of the famous Miramichi River. You’ll meet old friends and make new ones. As they say here on the Miramichi: 'Cead Mile Failte' – a hundred thousand welcomes! www.canadasirishfest.com 506-778-8810

July 7-11 Shediac Lobster Festival The lowly lobster gets the biggest tribute at this premier event. Come to the Lobster Capital of the World for five days of fantastic seafood and worldclass entertainment! And what would a lobster festival be without a lobster-eating contest? Every night, three volunteers are chosen from the crowd. Their challenge? To break down and eat three lobsters with their bare hands as fast as they can. Come and try your luck at the annual Shediac Lobster Festival... fun for all ages. www.shediaclobsterfestival.ca 506-532-1122

July 22-25 Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival This event is the oldest Baroque music festival in Canada and is devoted to the period between 1600 and 1760, respecting the aesthetics of the Baroque era through the use of period instruments or replicas. The various performances of the Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival are held in the region’s historic churches, and some concerts are repeated in Moncton. Grand concerts, orchestras, choirs, soloists, chamber music, and a musical brunch are on the program. www.festivalbaroque.com/source/en/index.html 1-800-320-2276


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NB Highland Games & Scottish Festival, Fredericton Experience Scottish culture through music, games, food and drink on the beautiful grounds of Old Government House. A fun-filled family weekend packed with bagpipes, highland dancing, Celtic music, Gaelic language, workshops and, of course, the best tasting Scottish treats! Caber-tossing and other traditional sporting events, children's games and genealogy. Be a Scot for the weekend. www.highlandgames.ca 506-452-9244

Chocolate Fest, St. Stephen This festival celebrates our chocolate history, as we are Canada's Chocolate Town. Seven days of celebration for everyone in the family. www.chocolate-fest.ca 506-465-5616

Atlantic International Balloon Fiesta, Sussex A hot-air balloon festival that is the only one of its kind in the Maritimes. Balloons launch twice each day, weather permitting, and are a glorious sight. Other events include craft fair, live music at the bandstand, car show on Sunday, midway, Appaloosa horses and the Fundy Model Forest. The Agricultural museum of NB is open for the weekend. www.atlanticballoonfiesta.ca 506-432-9444

July 28-August 1 La Foire Brayonne, Edmundston La Foire Brayonne is the foremost summer activity for celebrating our heritage, our culture, and our joie de vivre (love of life). La Foire Brayonne gives everyone a great opportunity to live a unique and gigantic cultural experience. www.foirebrayonne.com 506-739-6608

August 1-15 Festival Acadien de Caraquet The largest annual celebration of Acadian culture is bigger and better than ever this year. The program is jam-packed, including a spectacular musical-fireworks show and many other artistic events. Over 200 artists – singers, musicians, actors, dancers, writers and more – from Acadia and the francophone world, will present their talents. More than ever, the "Gala de la chanson" provides many highly talented Acadian artists with a prestigious springboard. On August 15, be in the streets of Caraquet around 6 p.m., along with more than 20,000 others, and make a mighty noise during the famous "Tintamarre" (noisy parade), creating a deafening clamour that joyfully expresses Acadian pride! Each year, more than 100,000 people participate in the activities of the "Festival Acadien". Join us for a spectacular program! www.festivalacadien.ca 506-727-2787

August 19-21 Atlantic Seafood Festival, Moncton The Atlantic Seafood Festival seeks to introduce both locals and international visitors to some of the finest seafood preparations in the world. Whether it's the local "Seafood Chowder" competition or the ever-so-spectacular food demos by our celebrity chefs, there is a special appeal to both young and old. The blend of events like Wine Tasting, Oyster Shucking, and Seafood competitions brings something to both the experienced culinars or novices to the seafood industry. Combining these seafood treats with international musical entertainment, street performers, and second-to-none local Maritime hospitality brings a festival atmosphere to the Moncton region each year. www.atlanticseafoodfestival.com 506-384-8585

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September 14-19 Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, Fredericton This Fall event brings together world-class musicians and up-and-coming Atlantic Canadian artists for five days and nights of slick jazz, gritty blues, spicy Cajun, world-beat music and more. There are events for all ages staged in a number of indoor and outdoor venues… in bars, in theatres, in tents, in parks, on the streets… the capital city comes alive at the sound of jazz and blues! www.harvestjazzandblues.com 506-454-2583

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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) 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

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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

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.

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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

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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 celebrated its 100th birthday in 2001. The bridge is not accessible to motorcoaches, but passengers can walk across and be met by the coach on the other side.

Mactaquac Provincial Park New at the park is a free 90 minute interpretive guided walk, called the Great Canadian Beaver Pond Voyage. See the architectural marvels that are beaver dams and lodges, and join in hands-on activities introducing wetland wonders nestled in our Acadian forest. The gentle wheelchair accessible trails are for all ages and abilities to enjoy the experience. 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.


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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. Tee up for world-class golf at Kingswood and at a new course opening 2010, Rebel Ridge. Soak up our history at National Historic Sites, historic 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. 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. In the Garrison 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.

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Edventures Fredericton– get your hands dirty- with silver, paint, clay ink ..This new 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. www.grouptravelplanner.net/atc

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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.

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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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Village of Gagetown - F7

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

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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 Other points of interest: 16 covered bridges located throughout Kings County (known as Covered Bridge Capital of Atlantic Canada), and the Atlantic Balloon Fiesta each September.

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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.

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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

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. www.grouptravelplanner.net/atc

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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.

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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


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Magnetic Hill - When a vehicle drives “downhillâ€? here, stops at a speciďŹ ed spot, and shifts into neutral, the vehicle then coasts “uphillâ€?. It offers a truly unique experience. 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 ďŹ lled 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 Wharf Village Shoppes & Restaurant and the Acadian Museum.

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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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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

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

Red Bank – C1

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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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.

points of interest

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.

Dalhousie - D1

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.

Campbellton - D1

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

Kedgwick - B2

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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Battle of the Restigouche National Historic Site of Canada Kedgwick Village & Forestry Museum Parc national de Miguasha Restigouche Gallery Restigouche Regional Museum Roy Historical House The Old Train Station Tourist Centre

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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 an campground on the beach!

Shediac - E7

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ation 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. 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

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Shippagan - E2

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

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

Grande-Anse - D2

The only museum of its kind in the world, the Popes Museum features the history of the Roman Catholic Church, portraits of all 264 Popes, and a model of St. Peter’s Basilica. Minimum Time Required: 1/2 hour

Bathurst - B2

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 fresh air! Relax on the beach, collect beautiful shells or go for a swim in the Bay.

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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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City of Bathurst Town of Shediac

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

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Shediac Bay Cruises

The SeaSide Peddler - With her boutique only a few steps from Youghall Beach in Bathurst, Sonia Turner is an artist who finds lovely shells and sea glass hidden in the sand. Why not spend a day with her hunting for treasures cast up by the sea: glass, shells, driftwood, etc.

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Ecological Park of the Acadian Peninsula (Eco-Parc de Lamèque) Le Pays de la Sagouine New Brunswick Mining and Mineral Interpretation Centre The New Brunswick Aquarium and Marine Centre Village Historique Acadien Ville de Shippagan

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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.

Sainte-Anne-de-Kent – E6

Visit North America's first and largest micro-soapery! Olivier Soapery is a living museum, a library, an art gallery and a boutique... a delicious treat for all your senses, humming with life and laughter.”

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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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Christine Frenette PO Box 910, Bathurst, NB, E2A 4H7 Tel: 506-548-3335 • 1-800-898-9292 Fax: 506-548-9769 thehost@nbnet.nb.ca www.atlantichost.com

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.

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Annette LeBouthillier 139 St. Pierre West, PO Box 5659, Caraquet, NB, E1W 1B7 Tel: 506-727-3485 Fax: 506-727-3634

DANNY'S INN RESTAURANT & CONFERENCE CENTRE 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.

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Robert DeGrace PO Box 180, Bathurst, NB, E2A 3Z2 Tel: 506-546-6621 • 1-800-200-1350 Fax: 506-548-3266 info@dannysinn.com www.dannysinn.com

LAKEVIEW INN & SUITES Lakeview Inn & Suites-Bathurst, N.B. is the perfect destination for tour groups, offering: 1 complimentary room after 15 guaranteed rooms, free motorcoach parking, welcome reception of punch and cookies upon request, complimentary continental breakfast, in-room coffee service and guest laundry facilities. Acadian Historical Village and a shopping mall nearby. Baggage handling $3.50/bag roundtrip. Complimentary contenintal breakfast, free DVD movies,hair dryer and iron and ironing board in every room.

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Carmel Hickey 777 St Peter Avenue, Bathurst, NB, E2A 2Y9 Tel: 506-548-4949 • 1-877-355-3500 Fax: 506-548-8595 lakeviewbathurst@nb.aibn.com www.lakeviewhotels.com

Fundy Coastal 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 3.5 stars and Trade Smart Certified. Enjoy our spacious guest suites complete with complimentary high speed internet, movies and continental breakfast. Complete your New Brunswick experience and stay with friends at the Amsterdam Inn & Suites. Visit it us online at Amsterdaminns.com.

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Annie Levesque 2550 Mountain Road, Moncton, NB, E1G 4R3 Tel: 506-383-5050 • 1-800-468-2828 Fax: 506-383-5050 innm@nbnet.nb.ca www.amsterdaminns.com

CHÂTEAU MONCTON 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 in-room 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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Christian Cyr 100 Main Street, Moncton, NB, E1C 1B9 Tel: 506-870-4444 • 1-800-576-4040 Fax: 506-870-4445 chateau@chateaumoncton.ca www.chateaumoncton.ca

CHÂTEAU SAINT JOHN 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. Deposit requirement of $500 to $1000. Baggage handling: $2.00 per person, per move. Motor coach parking available. Alvin Noel 369 Rockland Road, Saint John, NB, E2K 3W3 Tel: 506-644-4444; 1-800-772-4040 Fax: 506-644-4445 chateau@chateausaintjohn.ca www.chateausaintjohn.ca

COASTAL INN CHAMPLAIN 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. Ample free parking, 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.

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Norm Boudreau 502 Kennedy Street, Moncton, NB, E1A 5Y7 Tel: 506-857-9686 • 1-800-561-3939 Fax: 506-857-1791 moncton@coastalinns.com www.coastalinns.com

COASTAL INN SACKVILLE 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 Continental 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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Rick Cann 15 Wright Street, Sackville, NB, E4L 4P8 Tel: 506-536-0000 • 1-888-704-7444 Fax: 506-536-0009 sackville@coastalinns.com www.coastalinns.com

COUNTRY INN & SUITES BY CARLSON Quiet rural setting located at beautiful Magnetic Hill, Moncton, New Brunswick. We are at Exit #450 at the Trans Canada Highway, near Magnetic Hill Golf Course, Magic Mountain Water Theme Park, Magnetic Hill Zoo and Wharf Village Shopping -(open -summer season). Downtown Moncton, Tidal Bore, and Champlain Place shopping is just 11 km south on Route 126. Free continental breakfast. Gary Smith 2475 Mountain Road, Moncton, NB, E1G 2J5 Tel: 506-852-7000 • 1-800-456-4000 Fax: 506-852-7008 cx_monc@countryinns.com www.countryinns.com

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Country Inn & Suites Saint John is located just minutes to the Reversing Falls and many more City attractions. Rates include complimentary continential breakfast, in-room coffee, local phone calls, high speed internet access and inroom movies. Groups of 20 paid rooms recieve 50% discounted drivers room, 1 complimentary room, welcome reception and thank you mementos. Baggage is available at $5.00 round trip.

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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Tammy Swan 1011 Fairville Boulevard, Saint John, NB, E2M 5T9 Tel: 506-635-0400 Fax: 506-635-3818 cx_stjn@countryinns.com www.countryinns.com

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Sophie Dupuis 499 Paul Street, Dieppe, NB, E1A 6S5 Tel: 506-858-8584 • 1-800-561-7108 Fax: 506-858-5486 info@crystalpalacehotel.com www.crystalpalacehotel.com

Introducing the Crowne Plaza Moncton Downtown! This upscale,landmark property features the best accommodations in the city, saltwater pool & fitness facility, guest laundry, and Sleep Advantage (7 Layer Bedding, Sleep Amenities, Quiet Zones) guaranteeing a good nights sleep! With a superb downtown location, we are within a moments walk to all this vibrant hub city has to offer!

RODD PARK HOUSE INN

Emily Gould 1005 Main Street, Moncton, NB, E1C 1G9 Tel: 506-854-6340 • 1-866-854-4656 Fax: 506-386-1550 sales@cpmoncton.com www.cpmoncton.com

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Ideally situated in downtown Moncton and beside the famous Tidal Bore Park, Rodd Park House Inn, is a 3 ? 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.

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COUNTRY INN & SUITES SAINT JOHN

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

HILTON SAINT JOHN 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, jacuzzi 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: $5.00 plus tax, per bag, round trip. TradeSmart certified.

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Kevin Dickinson One Market Square, Saint John, NB, E2L 4Z6 Tel: 506-632-8563 • 1-866-442-6644 Fax: 506-658-0783 kevin.dickinson@hilton.com www.hiltonsaintjohn.com

SAINT JOHN COLONIAL INNS Located a few blocks from downtown Saint John, and Harbour Station Sports Center five minutes from world famous Reversing Falls. Walk the 1? 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. Ginny Robb 175 City Road; PO Box 548, Saint John,, NB, E2L 3Z8 Tel: 506-652-3000 • 1-877-488-4667 Fax: 506-658-1664 colonial@mostofa.ca www.thecolonial.ca

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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 1506-529-4571 or 1-506-529-8844 e-mail 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

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Skip Firlotte 111 Water Street, St. Andrews, NB, E5B 1A3 Tel: 506-529-4571 Fax: 506-529-4583 standrewsmotorinn@nb.aibn.com www.standrewsmotorinn.com

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LAKEVIEW INN & SUITES The Lakeview Inn & Suites in Miramichi, New Brunswick offers travelers the perfect blend of comfort and convenience. Each motorcoach tour receives a complimentary welcome reception including drinks and snacks. Tour escorts receive a complimentary room and the driver receives their room at a 50% discount. The Hotel is wheelchair accessible. Baggage handling included for a nominal charge. The Hotel is nearby to walking trails, restaurants, convenience stores, a small indoor mall. Motorcoach parking is free.

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Cindy Nash 333 King George Highway, Miramichi, NB, E1V 1L2 Tel: 506-627-1999 • 1-877-355-3500 Fax: 506-627-1907 lakeviewmiramichi@nb.aibn.com www.lakeviewhotels.com

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.

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

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River Valley Scenic Drive AMSTERDAM INN Stay with Friends at the Amsterdam In & 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, movies and continental breakfast. Complete your New Brunswick experience and stay with friends at the Amsterdam inn & Suites. visit us online st Amsterdaminns.com.

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Tina Waugh 114 Millennium Drive, Quispamsis, NB, E2E 0C6 Tel: 506-849-8050 • 1-800-468-2828 Fax: 506-849-8055 innq@nb.aibn.com www.amsterdaminns.com

AMSTERDAM INN FREDERICTON 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 Drive, Fredericton, NB, E3C 2M6 Tel: 506-474-5050 • 1-800-468-2828 Fax: 506-474-5054 innf@nbnet.nb.ca www.amsterdaminns.com

AUBERGE LES JARDINS INN Minutes away from Downtown Edmunston and conveniently located off Trans-Canada Highway at Exit 8, Auberge Les Jardin Inn is a 4 1/2 star Country Inn well known for its fine cuisine, award winning wine cellar and its state-of-theart amenities including free Internet access, fitness room, outdoor pool and conference rooms. Walk to the New Brunswick Botanical Garden and Antique Automobile Museum, access snowmobile trails from the backyard, hit the ski hills or tee-off within 5 minutes.

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Francine Landry & Valmond Martin 60 Principale, Saint-Jacques (Edmundston), NB, E7B 1V7 Tel: 506-739-5514 • 1-800-630-8011 Fax: 506-739-5518 brayon@nbnet.nb.ca www.lesjardinsinn.com

BEST WESTERN EDMUNDSTON One of the Jewels of Edmundston is this new and unique modern hotel, no carpet in rooms, the only smoke free hotel in town, spacious full equipped guestrooms, one king or two queen beds, large working table, deluxe complimentary continental breakfast, free high speed Internet access, 32" wide screen television, microwave and refrigerator in all rooms. We offer an indoor pool with kid's waterslide, and whirlpool, fitness centre, guest laundry, meeting facilities for up to 50 people. Marc Jr Michaud 280 Hebert Boulevard, Edmundston, NB, E3V 0A3 Tel: 506-739-0000 • 1-888-735-0001 Fax: 506-735-0001 64012@hotel.bestwestern.com www.bestwestern.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. Jennifer Head 123 Gallop Court, Woodstock, NB, 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. Free continental breakfast, 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.

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Eveleen Haines 1216 Regent Street, Fredericton, NB, E3B 3Z4 Tel: 506-450-9900 • 1-800-268-2858 Fax: 506-452-1915 reservations@thecitymotel.com www.thecitymotel.com

COASTAL INN SILVERWOOD Close to everything including Kings Landing Historical Settlement and Downtown Fredericton. 38 guest rooms (16 with two double beds, 22 with queen beds). On-site family restaurant seats 85 Complimentary meals for driver and escort when dining with group. Price range: $5 to $15. 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 and motorcoach parking available. Trade Smart Certified.

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Kelly Fradsham 3136 Woodstock Road, Fredericton, NB, E3C 1K9 Tel: 506-458-8676 • 1-800-930-4667 Fax: 506-450-3971 fredericton@coastalinns.com www.coastalinns.com

COMFORT INN BATHURST The Comfort Inn® hotel is close to many Bathurst-area attractions including the Supermall, Apollo Cinemas, KC Irving Regional Centre, Youghall Beach Park, Squire Green Golf Course and Bathurst Marina. Guest rooms feature ironing equipment, cable television, hair dryers, coffee makers, data port telephones and pay-per-view movies. Handicap accessible rooms are available. In addition to standard amenities, some rooms include microwaves. The hotel's suite configuration offers a spacious room with whirlpool bathtub and refrigerator. Gilles Cormier 1170 St. Peter Avenue, Bathurst, NB, E2A 2Z9 Tel: 506-547-8000 • 866-547-8001 Fax: 506-548-2477 cn238@nbnet.nb.ca www.choicehotels.ca


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COMFORT INN EDMUNDSTON Visit our award winning Comfort Inn Edmundston, it's conveniently located near the US border of Main & the Quebec border overlooking the City of Edmundston N.B. We have 121 rooms, In all our rooms we offer free high speed internet, coffee makers, iron & ironing boards, hair dryers. Also available is free access to our guest fitness room & free sunshine continental breakfast in the morning, & All staff is Bilingual.

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Guildo Cyr 5 Bateman Avenue, Edmundston, NB, E3V 3L1 Tel: 506-739-8361 • 1-888-739-8361 Fax: 506-737-8183 cn240@whg.com www.choicehotels.ca/cn240

CROWNE PLAZA FREDERICTON LORD BEAVERBROOK

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This beautiful city landmark property features among the best accommodations in the city,the new Arabesque Salon & Spa, indoor salt water pool & fitness facility,and Sleep Advantage (7 Layer Bedding, Sleep Amenities, Quiet Zones) ensuring a good nights sleep! The only downtown property, we are nestled along the beautiful Saint John River, surrounded by the historic provincial legislature-Lord Beaverbrook Art Gallery and the Playhouse Theatre, within minutes to all downtown services!

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DAYS INN EDMUNDSTON We are conveniently located off the Trans Canada Highway with a breath-taking view of the River Valley and New Brunswick landscape. Days Inn Edmunston is offering 77 well appointed guest rooms, free continental breakfast, free local calls, free newspaper, air conditioned guest rooms, coffee makers & hair dryers in all rooms. AM/FM clock radios, 25' TV's. Coin laundry facilities on site. Motorcoach parking available, one complimentary room per 15 paid. Deposit requirement of $200.

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Rolande Michaud 10 Rue Mathieu, Edmundston, NB, E7C 3E1 Tel: 506-263-0000 • 1-877-595-2952 Fax: 506-263-2952 rolandes@daysinnedmundston.com www.daysinnedmundston.com

ECONO LODGE WOODSTOCK Located in the heart of the St. John River Valley at the intersection of the Trans Canada Highway and Interstate 95, the Econo Lodge® hotel is minutes from the downtown area. This Woodstock hotel is also close to the Carleton Civic Centre, New Brunswick Community College, Covered Bridge Golf & Country Club and Hartland Covered Bridge, the longest covered bridge in the world. The hotel is a day's drive from Halifax, Montreal and Boston. The United State border is about 15 minutes away. Kamini Kumar Ghirra 168 Route 555, Exit 188 From Trans Canada Highway 2, Woodstock, NB, E7M 6B5 Tel: 506-328-8876 • 1-888-328-8876 Fax: 506-328-4828 wdros@nb.aibn.com www.econolodgewoodstock.com

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FREDERICTON INN 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. 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.

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

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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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958 Prospect Street, Fredericton, NB, E3B 2T8 Tel: 506-462-4444 • 1-888-280-7122 Fax: 506-452-7658 howardjohnsonfredericton@hotmail.com www.howardjohnson.com

This air conditioned property has 53 rooms (43 with 2 beds), a licensed restaurant and lounge, heated indoor pool, and sauna, suites available, pool table, plenty of motorcoach parking, 24hr free movie channel, and in-room coffee and amenities. We are within driving distance to a golf club, movie theatres, 10 minutes to Houlton, ME (US border), 25 minutes to Kings Landing, 10 minutes to Hartland – Longest Covered Bridge, 5 minutes to shopping mall and Civic Centre.

LAKEVIEW INN & SUITES: FREDERICTON

Kamini Kumar Ghirra Trans Canada Highway, Exit 188 to Route 555, Woodstock, NB, E7M 6B5 Tel: 506-328-3315 • 1-877-328-1961 Fax: 506-328-4562 howardjohnson@aernet.ca www.howardjohnsonwoodstock.com

Dave McArthur 787 Prospect Street, Fredericton, NB, E3B 6B8 Tel: 506-459-0035 Fax: 506-458-1011 dmcarthur@lakeviewhotels.com www.lakeviewhotels.com

Warmly furnished and tastefully decorated hotel offers the perfect blend of casual charm and comfort. * Free continental breakfast * Free motorcoach parking * Escort receives comp room for every 15 booked * Driver is half price * Baggage handling $3.00/ round trip. * Abundance of walking trails, shopping and restaurants close by.

QUALITY INN EDMUNDSTON Quality Inn is a full-service hotel with 132 guestrooms. Everything you need for a comfortable stay - indoor heated pool, sauna, whirlpool, and exercise room. Our Steakhouse and Bar & Grille, offer a variety of excellent meals. For groups we offer discounted rates on accommodations and meals. Enjoy complimentary dinner for Escort and Driver (upon 20 rooms booked), 1 complementary room (upon 15 rooms booked) and motorcoach parking. Call our Sales office at 1800-424-6423,for further assistance!

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Gilles Daigle, General Manager 919 Canada Road, Edmundston, NB, E3V 3X2 Tel: 506-735-5525 • 1-800-424-6423 Fax: 506-739-6243 gdaigle@qualityinnnb.com www.choicehotels.ca/cn529

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 7 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. and offers meals ranging in price from $8 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, NB, E3Z 1G5 Tel: 506-473-1300 • 1-888-473-1300 Fax: 506-473-5501 pdl@nb.aibn.com www.presdulac.com

RAMADA HOTEL FREDERICTON Overlooking Carman Creek Golf Course on the majestic St. John River, we have the only Mediterranean style indoor courtyard in the Maritimes. 114 tastefully decorated guestrooms, a full service restaurant, an indoor pool, hot tub and waterfalls. Easily accessible, warm hospitality, friendly service and comfortable rooms. From our welcome reception on arrival to our fresh baked cookies on departure, be assured we will make your clients feel they have truly experienced Maritime Hospitality at its best.

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Sharon Mitchell 480 Riverside Drive, Fredericton, NB, E3A 8C2 Tel: 506-460-5500 or Sharon Direct 506-460-5507 • 1-800-596-4656 Fax: 506-472-0170 smitchell@ramadafredericton.com www.ramadafredericton.com

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THE NEW BRUNSWICK AQUARIUM AND MARINE CENTRE

Sitting on the banks of the scenic Saint John River we are ideally situated and can help offer a seamless delivery to your clients. Tour guests of the Riverside Resort often enjoy a ? day visit to near by King’s Landing while your escort or driver finalize details such as deivery/loading of baggage, finalizing rooming lists and key packs and confirmation of meal arrangements. Once your guests are on property we offer casual dining, plenty of outdoor space to enjoy a refreshment or meet with fellow travellers and chat. We also offer an indoor heated pool, computer access and air conditioning. Complimentary and on site coach parking is also available.

The Shippagan Aquarium and Marine Center is Atlantic Canada’s largest public aquarium. Here you will discover an unsuspected number and variety of fish and invertebrate species, native to the gulf of St-Lawrence. After seeing the fish tanks, come outside to discover sea life in our touch-tank and then meet our harbor seals in their own beautiful 25000 gal. tank. - Free motorcoach parking - Escort/driver comp policy - Average lenth of visit is one hour.

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Chris Perry 35 Mactaquac Road, French Village, Fredericton, NB, E3E 1L2 Tel: 506-363-3816 • 1-800-561-5111, ext. 522 Fax: 506-363-3000 cperry@silverbirchhotels.com www.riversidefredericton.com

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Laurent Robichaud 100 Aquarium Street, Shippagan, NB, E8S 1H9 Tel: 506-336-3013 Fax: 506-336-3057 aquarium@gnb.ca www.gnb.ca/aquarium

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! Musical lunches and dinners are available upon reservation. Complimentary admission and lunch for escort and driver. Open daily, June to MidSeptember from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., mid to end of September from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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RIVERSIDE RESORT & CONFERENCE CENTRE

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 June to August, 7 days a week. Free motorcoach parking. Bouctouche, N.-B. 1-800-561-9188 Sylvie Robichaud 57 Acadie Street, Bouctouche, NB, E4S 2T7 Tel: 506-743-1400 • 1-800-561-9188 Fax: 506-743-1414 srobichaud@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, NB, E8J 1L9 Tel: 506-542-2672 Fax: 506-542-2708 petit-rocher.marcandre@nb.aibn.com www.acadie-bathurst.com

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

VILLE DE SHIPPAGAN Catch the Spirit of a small town shaped by the sea. Home to New Brunswick’s largest fishing fleet, Shippagan offers you the chance to explore the mysteries of the sea. Go fishing in the Gulf of St. Lawerence and explore the coastal beauty of our peninsula. When you dock at one of the wharves, chat with a lobster fisherman and hear the tales of our proud fishing heritage. After a sunny day at the beach, feast on scrumptious seafood or dine on Acadian cuisine at our local restaurants 200, avenue Hôtel de ville, Shippagan, NB, E8S 1M1 Tel: 506-336-3900 Fax: 506-336-3901 ville@shippagan.com town.shippagan.com

Appalachian Range Route BATTLE OF THE RESTIGOUCHE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE OF CANADA

Route 132, Pointe-à-la-croix, QC, G0C 1L0 Tel: 418-788-5676 • 1-800-463-6769 parkscanada-que@pc.gc.ca www.pc.gc.ca/restigouche

KEDGWICK VILLAGE & FORESTRY MUSEUM Karine Bernier 7989 Route 17, Kedgwick Nord, New Brunswick, E8B 2A8 Tel: 506-284-3138 • 1-877-284-3138 Fax: 506-284-2194 muse@nbnet.nb.ca www.museeforestier.ca

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PARC NATIONAL DE MIGUASHA

270 Route Miguasha Ouest, Nouvelle, QC, G0C 2E0 Tel: 418-794-2475 parc.miguasha@sepaq.com www.sepaq.com

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RESTIGOUCHE GALLERY

39 Andrew St, Campbellton, NB, E3N 2B3 Tel: 506-753-5750 www.grg.nb.ca

RESTIGOUCHE REGIONAL MUSEUM The Restigouche Regional Museum is the place to get in touch with the history of the region. Permanent exhibits provide glimpses of the far distant to recent past including the 2003 Bathurst-Campbellton Canada winter Games. A large gallery for temporary exhibitions may present almost anything. “We bring Restigouche to the world and the world to Restigouche”.Admission is by donation. Bill Clarke 115 George Street, Dalhousie, NB, E8C 1R6 Tel: 506-684-7490 Fax: 506-684-7490 gurrm@nbnet.nb.ca

ROY HISTORICAL HOUSE

144A rue Canada Street, Saint-Quentin, New Brunswick, E3A 1K1 Tel: 506-235-3282 • 1-800-666-2425 www.saintquentin.nb.ca

THE OLD TRAIN STATION TOURIST CENTRE

144A rue Canada Street, Saint-Quentin, New Brunswick, Tel: 506-235-3282 • 1-800-666-2425 www.saintquentin.nb.ca

Fundy Coastal Drive CARLETON MARTELLO TOWER NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE Bigger is not always better at this national historic site! Built for the War of 1812, this tough little fort is a classic example of a 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, the Bay of Fundy. An audiovisual show and award-winning exhibit is showcased at the Visitor Centre. Ask us about our guided tours! Anne Bardou or Patricia Dickeson 454 Whipple Street, Saint John, NB, 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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CHERRY BROOK ZOO & VANISHED KINGDOM PARK The 1st. Accredited Zoo in Atlantic Canada. Featuring Exotic and Endangered animals, from the magnifient Siberian Tigers to Some of the rarests moneys in the world. Stroll throgh 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. Enjoy a game in our 18 Hole Miniature Golf Course. Have a snack in our canteen and be sure to visit our gift shop. Looking for a unique setting to hold your next seminar or workshop? We offer full catering services for your meetings. A fun-filled educational experience for all ages. It's The he Deepest Darkest Jungle in Saint John and you’re invited! Ask about our special group tour of The Vanished Kingdom Park and hear the stories of these extinct animals. Lynda Collrin 901 Foster Thurston Drive, Saint John, NB, E2K 5H9 Tel: 506-634-1440 Fax: 506-634-0717 noahsark@rogers.com www.cherrybrookzoo.com

FUNDY NATIONAL PARK 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. Karen Townsend / Barb Porter PO Box 1001, Alma,, NB, E4H 1B4 Tel: 506-887-6000 • 1-888-773-8888 Fax: 506-887-6008 fundy.info@pc.gc.ca www.pc.gc.ca/fundy

HUNTSMAN MARINE SCIENCE CENTRE Exciting and innovative hands-on marine biology field programs for students of all ages. Programs are individually designed for each group, and range in length from one day to two weeks. Courses include laboratory and field sessions, on the beaches or on our research vessel. Programs are all-inclusive, students stay in residence and eat on the HMSC campus. The main season is April to November, but we are open year round. Education Department 1 Lower Campus Road, St. Andrews, NB, E5B 2L7 Tel: 506-529-1220 Fax: 506-529-1212 tdean@huntsmanmarine.ca www.huntsmanmarine.ca

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. St. Andrews, NB Tel: 506-529-3335 ext 1 • 1-866-566-8687 Fax: 506-529-4875 www.kingsbraegarden.com

MUSEE ACADIEN DE L'UNIVERSITE DE MONCTON Founded in 1886, the Musée Acadien de l'Université de Moncton features more than 38,000 objects and photographs. The museum’s permanent exhibition, the Acadian Adventure, is a dynamic and innovative presentation of the history of Acadie in Atlantic Canada and of its material culture. It offers a fresh look at Acadian history. Interested in genealogy? You can also visit the Acadian archives in the Champlain building. Call for more information on fees and hours of operation. Nicole LeBlanc Campus of l'Universite de Moncton, ClementCormier Building, Moncton, NB, E1A 3E9 Tel: 506-858-4088 Fax: 506-858-4043 maum@umoncton.ca www.umoncton.ca/maum

NEW BRUNSWICK MUSEUM Discover the fascinating stories of New Brunswick! Marvel at the Bay of Fundy tides, walk under a life-size whale, learn about the province’s famous ship-building 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 Jane Fullerton Mailing: 277 Douglas Avenue Location: Market Square, Saint John, NB, E2K 1E5 Tel: 506-643-2300 • 1-888-268-9595 Fax: 506-643-2360 nbmuseum@nbm-mnb.ca www.nbm-mnb.ca

REVERSING FALLS The phenomenon of Reversing Falls is the result of the highest tides in the world in the Bay of Fundy. When the St. John River flows in to the Bay, the force of the tides causes the river to flow backwards, twice daily. The tide fluctuates up to 28 feet between high and low tide. The force of the reversal can be felt 80 miles upstream. It is ideal to view the Reversing Falls three times – at high tide, low tide and slack tide in any order. 200 Bridge Road, Saint John, NB, E2M 7Y9 Tel: (506) 658-2937 • 1-866-GO-FUNDY visitsj@saintjohn.ca www.tourismsaintjohn.com


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ROOSEVELT CAMPOBELLO INTERNATIONAL PARK

THE HOPEWELL ROCKS OCEAN TIDAL EXPLORATION SITE

N.B POTATO MUSEUM INC/POTATO WORLD

International memorial to Franklin D. Roosevelt on Campobello Island. Main attraction is FDR's summer home. Visitor Center offers short video and interpretive displays. The park boasts a 2800 acre natural area with scenic drives,walking trails and beaches. Roosevelt Cottage opens the Saturday following Victoria day, through Canadian Thanksgiving 10-6 Atlantic seven days a week. Free Admission. The Visitor Center remains open through October 31st. The grounds are open year round. Disabled access.

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.

Nestled in the picturesque St. John River Valley, Potato World is fun and educational for the whole family. Enjoy video theatres, antique machinery, murals, potato patch, gift shop and Harvest Cafe. Explore our state of the art facility on a 20 minute guided tour. We have motorcoach parking and guests are welcomed on arrival, often by the area's Senior Goodwill Ambassador. Facility is wheelchair assessable with large clean restrooms.

Pauline Alexander 459 Route 774, Welshpool, NB, E5E 1A4 Tel: 506-752-2922 Fax: 506-752-6000 info@fdr.net www.fdr.net

Guy Daigle 131 ch. Discovery Road, Hopewell Cape, NB, E4H 4Z5 Tel: 506-734-3552 • 1-877-734-3429 Fax: 506-734-2317 guy.daigle2@gnb.ca www.thehopewellrocks.ca

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

MAGNETIC HILL...WHARF VILLAGE SHOPPES & RESTAURANT 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.Complimentary 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 geographic phenomenon at Magnetic Hill is a must-see when touring the Maritimes. John Murphy 50 Magic Mountain Boulevard (PO Box 29051), Moncton, NB, 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

River Valley Scenic Drive BOYCE FARMERS' MARKET 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 665 George Street, Fredericton, NB, E3B 1K4 Tel: 506-451-1815 Fax: 506-455-6451 bycfrmmk@nbnet.nb.ca www.boycefarmersmarket.com

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NEW BRUNSWICK BOTANICAL GARDEN, THE A splendid range of colors, odors and symphony are waiting for you in this peaceful and relaxing setting. It is a real Oasis in the heart of the Legendary Republic of Madawaska. Have a high regard for the exuberance of our 8 themes garden spread over an area of 7 hectares that goes along that magnificent river. Discover our mosaicultures at The New Brunswick Botanical Garden. Guided tours by reservation, licensed, gift shop and Exhibition Hall Lynne Thériault C.P./PO Box 1629, Saint-Jacques, NB, E7B 1A3 Tel: 506-737-4444 Fax: 506-737-4449 jardin@nb.aibn.com www.nbbotanicalgarden.com www.jardinbotaniquenb.com

THE BEAVERBROOK ART GALLERY Located near the NB Provincial Legislature and the Crown Plaza Hotel.The Gallery features exhibitions of New Brunswick, Canadian, and International historical and contemporary art. 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. Adda Mihailescu - Art educator 703 Queen Street, Fredericton, NB, E3B 5A6 Tel: 506-458-2032 Fax: 506-459-7450 adda@beaverbrookartgallery.org www.beaverbrookartgallery.org

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KINGS LANDING HISTORICAL SETTLEMENT

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Nestled in a majestic setting on the St. John River, Kings Landing Historical Settlement depicts the 100 year transformation of a young colony into a vibrant nation. Discover 19th century village life on a guided tour; or be hands-on with Victorian Vacation. Savour a Loyalist Feast at the 1855 King's Head Inn; ask about Feast & Follies! Entertainment, group rates, comp policies, ample parking, excellent shopping. 20 minutes west of Fredericton. Experience history, well told.

SHEDIAC BAY CRUISES

Karen Price/ Patricia Donnelly Exit 253 Trans Canada Highway, Fredericton West, Prince William, NB, E6K 3W3 Tel: 506-363-4999 • 1-888-666-5547 Fax: 506-363-4989 reserve@kingslanding.nb.ca www.kingslanding.nb.ca

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Mardi Thornton 385 Centreville Road, Florenceville, NB, E7L 3K5 Tel: 506-392-1955 Fax: 506-392-1956 tours@potatoworld.ca www.potatoworld.ca

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. Eric LeBlanc 60 Pointe-du-Chene Wharf Rd, Pointe-duChene, NB, E4P 4V8 Tel: 506-532-2175 • 1-888-894-2002 Fax: 506-532-2180 tours@lobstertales.ca www.lobstertales.ca


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

REVERSING FALLS JET BOAT RIDES

Janine Harris P.O. Box 7094, Brunswick Square, Saint John, NB, E2L 4S5 Tel: 506-634-8987 • 1-888-634-8987 Fax: 506-634-8982 info@jetboatrides.com www.jetboatrides.com

SEA WATCH TOURS INC. Sea Watch Tours offers 4-5 hour whale watching tours off Grand Manan Island. Whales GUARANTEED or your tour is FREE! Staff is very knowledgeable in whales and birds of the area. A bird watchers delight also. Operating since 1969, we are the longest operating marine tour in New Brunswick. Motorcoach parking available. Washroom facilities available on board. Dock has limited disability access. Maximum capacity 47 passengers. Peter or Kenda Wilcox 2476 Route 776, Grand Manan, NB, E5G 4H4 Tel: 506-662-8552 • 1-877-662-8552 Fax: 506-662-1081 info@seawatchtours.com www.seawatchtours.com

TALL SHIP WHALE ADVENTURES Whales plus sails! Enjoy a 'Slice of life' aboard New Brunswick's most beautiful Tall Ship. St. Andrews largest motor sailing vessel offering cruises to the Bay of Fundy and the feeding grounds of whales, seals, porpoises, bald eagles and more. No seasickness, satisfaction guarantee. Complimentary breakfast/homemade soup. Licensed bar, washroom, heated lounge. All ages, pirate costumes, face painting, touch aquarium, ongoing nature interpretation. Charters for whale watching or sunset cruises available.

coach lines Fundy Coastal Drive EASTLINK DOOR TO DOOR SHUTTLE EXPRESS INC. Business, sports or leisure travel can be a challenge to even the most experienced travel planners. With the price of gas skyrocketing, the cost of transporting small corporate, sports or leisure groups is often more expensive than chartering your own shuttle. EastLink Shuttle Express offers unique charter services using mini buses and professional drivers for small groups from 6 to 30 passengers with the flexibility to travel any time from New Brunswick to any destination in Atlantic Canada. Georges Le Roc 220 Noel Street, Moncton, NB, E1C 9N3 Tel: 506-859-1900 • 1-888-894-7272 Fax: 506-859-1902 eastlink@nb.aibn.com www.eastlinkshuttle.com

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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 FALLS EXPERTS! 1-888-634-8987

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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.

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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, NB, E4E 2P9 Tel: 506-433-6634 • 1-866-455-6634 Fax: 506-433-6063 info@optimumride.com www.optimumride.com

destination marketing NEW BRUNSWICK TOURISM AND PARKS Fantastique… that’s how your clients will describe the phenomenal NaturalWonders of New Brunswick! Rare dunes. An award-winning bay. A world-famous river.An enormous gorge. And for themore adventurous clients…get up close with whales.Walk on the ocean floor. Experience some of the warmest saltwater beaches north ofVirginia. Feel the joie de vivre of our Acadian heritage set against Atlantic Canada’smost dramatic scenery. Lively festivals and historic sites. Seaside B&Bs and uniquehometowns. Shops, galleries and vibrant cities. Be... in this place. New Brunswick,Canada. Some place special. Something unique... it’s Maritime Magnifique! Bruno LaPlante PO Box 6000, Fredericton, NB, E3B 5H1 Tel: 506-444-5711 bruno.laplante@gnb.ca www.TourismNewBrunswick.ca

Tall Ship Whale Adventures, Joanne Carney 4 King Street, St. Andrews, NB, E5B 1Y2 Tel: 506-529-8116 • 1-866-529-8116 Fax: 506-529-8192 Jollybreeze@hotmail.com www.jollybreeze.com

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Acadian Coastal Drive Count on Bathurst for great accommodations, fine dining, and amazing seafood. At Youghall Beach, breathe in the fresh sea air or take a stroll in the sand to search for shells and seaglass. Daly Point Nature Reserve is home to many unique and fascinating species of plants and animals, with walking trails winding throughout. Our unique Heritage and War Museums will offer a glimpse into our rich history. Guided tours of our City are also available upon request. Call for details. City of Bathurst Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department 850 St. Anne Street, Bathurst, NB, E2A 6X2 Tel: 506-545-7538 • 1-866-5404877 Fax: 506-548-0406 info@destinationbathurst.ca www.bathurst.ca; www.destinationbathurst.ca

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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! 290 Main Street, Unit 300, Shediac, NB, E4P 2E3 Tel: 506-532-7000 Fax: 506-532-6156 info@shediac.org www.shediac.org

Fundy Coastal Drive CITY OF MONCTON 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!

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

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 Travel Trade Specialist PO Box 1971, Saint John, NB, 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 - on your way to Nova Scotia and PEI. Guided tours at: the Sackville Waterfowl Park, one of New Brunswick's "best of" attractions; the Campbell Carriage Factory, a two-storey factory full of carriages and parts where 100 years of carriage-making took place; and Owens Art Gallery, Canada's oldest university art gallery. A welcome centre, and a variety of restaurants are found in Sackville. Tradesmart Certified. Rebekah Cant 110 Main Street, Sackville, NB, E4L 1G6 Tel: 506-364-4968 • 1-800-249-2020 Fax: 506-364-4979 r.cant@sackville.com www.sackville.com

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Miramichi River Route CITY OF MIRAMICHI In Miramichi, New Brunswick you can take part in an authentic Miramichi Kitchen Party with folksingers Connie & Paul at Saltwater Sounds. At Metepenagiag Heritage Park experience the ancient Mi’kmaq culture and view archaeological finds including historic Mi’kmaq ceramic pottery. 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. Dawn Waye 141 Henry Street, Miramichi, NB, 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 EDMUNDSTON MADAWASKA TOURISM OFFICE From the west, the republic of Madawaska, select gateway to the Atlantic Provinces. Here, nature reveals itself in the great outdoors. Cycling, hiking, boating, water skiing, swimming and golf enhance the natural charms of the Valley.The New Brunswick Botanical Garden with its impressive mosaïcultures (flower structures) and over 80 000 plants.In the fall, trees glow with a thousand and one colors. Winter tourism is also much in vogue with snowmobiling, snowshoeing and skiing. Janice Arseneault 121 Victoria Street, Edmundston, NB, E3V 2H5 Tel: 506-737-1850 • 1-866-737-6766 Fax: 506-737-6933 otem@nb.aibn.com www.republiquemadawaska.com; www.edmundston.ca

FREDERICTON, ATLANTIC CANADA'S RIVERFRONT CAPITAL Fredericton-a vibrant riverside city, rich in heritage & culture.The St.John River is the stunning backdrop to National Historic Sites, galleries, museums, shopping and gorgeous architecture. Free summer entertainment nightly-concerts, theatre, story-telling,Guard ceremony, gardens and trails. Top attractions:Kings Landing, Garrison District and Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Group-friendly hotels, restaurants and a safe, green and easily-walkable downtown. Ask about our free parking,lawn chairs, visitor certificates and edVentures-our new Learning Vacations Program in craft&culture. Tour Planner, promo materials, maps,images. Mary Ellen Hudson -Tourism Coordinator PO Box 130; 11 Carleton Street, Fredericton, NB, E3B 4Y7 Tel: 506-460-2043 • 1-888-888-4768 Fax: 506-460-2474 maryellen.hudson@fredericton.ca www.tourismfredericton.ca


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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. Nonsmoking hall available every day during bingo. Walter Brooks, General Manager 185 Gabriel Drive, Fredericton, NB, E3A 5V7 Tel: 506-462-9300 Fax: 506-462-9333

guide services 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 and rock climbing. Robyn Jeffery 650 Cape Enrage Road, Waterside, NB, E4H 4Z4 Tel: 506-887-2273 • 1-888-423-5454 info@capeenrage.ca capeenrage.ca

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

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

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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, NB, E7P 1R4 Tel: 506-375-4357 Fax: 506-375-8265 hartland@nbnet.nb.ca www.town.hartland.nb.ca

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receptive tour operators Fundy Coastal Drive ROADS TO SEA GUIDED TOURS 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! Anna-Marie Weir 212 Glencairn Drive, Moncton, NB, E1G 5N8 Tel: 506-850-7623 • 1-877-850-7623 roads2c@nb.sympatico.ca www.roadstosea.com

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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. 139 St. Pierre West, PO Box 5659, Caraquet, NB, E1W 1B7 Tel: (506) 727-3485 Fax: (506) 727-3634

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

GRANNAN'S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT 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 25 years. Two complimentary meals per 30 covers. Donna Wallace PO Box 7264, Station A, Saint John, NB, E2L 4S6 Tel: 506-648-2323 Fax: 506-658-6027 grangrp@nbnet.nb.ca www.grannanhospitalitygroup.com

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MAGNETIC HILL...WHARF VILLAGE SHOPPES & RESTAURANT 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.Complimentary 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 geographic phenomenon at Magnetic Hill is a must-see when touring the Maritimes. John Murphy 50 Magic Mountain Boulevard (PO Box 29051), Moncton, NB, 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

MCGINNIS LANDING RESTAURANT Located in the Crystal Palace Indoors Amusement Park. Enjoy a round of 18 hole mini golf, rain or shine, after a great meal from our menu which features everything from breakfast to soups/sandwiches to Atlantic Salmon. Our private room accommodates groups of up to 50 people. Open year round daily from 7am to Midnight. Price range from $5to $25. Motorcoach parking available. Jessica Raymond 499 Paul St., Dieppe/Moncton, NB, E1A 6S5 Tel: 506-856-6995 • 1-800-561-7108 Fax: 506-858-5486 mcginnismoncton@nb.aibn.com www.crystalpalacehotel.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 325 plus patio seating for 40 people (in season). Price range: $5 - $19. Hours of operation Monday 11am -10pm, Tuesday 11am - 2am, Wednesday 11am - 11pm, Thursday & Friday 11am - 12am, Saturday 9am 12am, Sunday 11am - 9pm. Complimentary meals for escort and driver. Motorcoach parking available at mall next door. Jim Cooper, General Manager 1034 Prospect Street, Fredericton, NB, E3B 3C1 Tel: 506-458-9057 Fax: 506-444-0062 jcooper@kdl.ca www.hilltoppub.ca

MCGINNIS LANDING RESTAURANT Located in the heart of downtown Fredericton, McGinnis Landing offers a warm, cozy, friendly atmosphere for you to enjoy. Select from our extensive menu featuring soups and sandwiches, seafood, steaks, pasta, chicken entrees, stirfry's, ribs and more. Special rates and prices available for groups, contact us to arrange. McGinnis Landing is a licensed, air conditioned, wheelchair accessible restaurant, open daily from 11 11 Monday thru Sunday. Complimentary meal for driver/escort with over 25 passengers. Bridget Russell 280 King Street, Fredericton, NB, E3B 1E2 Tel: 506-458-1212 Fax: 506-457-4101 rgamble@nbnet.nb.ca www.bignight.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. Our shops range from locally owned boutiques to nationally recognized brands we offer retail pleasure for all. 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 39 King Street, Saint John, NB, E2L 4W3 Tel: 506-658-1000 Fax: 506-632-1997


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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.

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As Premier of Prince Edward Island, I invite you to explore our many treasures and discover for yourself why visitors continue to fall in love with this beautiful region year after year.

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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.

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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”, llegal 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

Environment and Recycling

Population

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.

Airport Charlottetown

Summerside

Airlines Air Canada Jazz Northwest Airlines WestJet Charters Only

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

Languages

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.

Capital City

Lobster Season

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 6% 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: 1-800-668-4748 Outside Canada: 902-432-5608

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.

Police

• 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.


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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).

• 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. • Almost 50% of the island is farmland. • The closest distance between PEI and NB is 13 km (8 mi).

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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• The Mi’Kmaq called this beautiful Island Epekwitk, meaning resting on the waves. Europeans later changed the pronunciation of the name to Abegweit.

• Prince Edward Island is located in the Gulf of St. Lawrence on Canada's east coast.

• The Island renamed itself "Prince Edward", in honour of Edward, Duke of Kent (father of Queen Victoria) in 1799.

• PEI is separated from mainland Canada, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, by the Northumberland Strait.

• The Charlottetown Conference of September 1, 1864, one of Canada's most historical events, was held to discuss a Canadian union.

• No place in the province is more than 16 km (10 mi) from the sea.

• PEI joined Confederation in 1873 and is the smallest province in Canada.

Weather Forecasts www.gov.pe.ca/weather

• 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

By Sea

The Confederation Bridge

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 (9 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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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 new 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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Contact PEI Today

The Atlantic Canada Group Tour 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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Planning and Promotional Tools

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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.

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Provincial Welcome Centres Provincial Destination Centres Welcome Centres

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

From Montague East Point Charlottetown Cavendish Kensington Borden-Carleton Summerside North Cape

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Miles 18 78 24 34 10 35 73 64 86 69 108

Time (hrs) 23m 1h46m 24m 47m 10m 30m 1h40m 1h19m 1h37m 1h34m 2h27m

Miles 16 59 38 63 68 73 83 143

Time (hrs) 25m 1h21m 52m 1h26m 1h33m 1h40m 1h53m 3h35m

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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.

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".

Red Sands Shore y

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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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The following are a sample of the different Festivals & Events taking place all over Prince Edward Island during 2010. For complete event details, and dates please contact the events of intrest. Dates are subject to change, check with each event to confirm information.

June - September The Charlottetown Festival Confederation Centre of the Arts, 145 Richmond Street, downtown Charlottetown Home to the original stage production of Anne of Green Gables - The Musical , the Festival features professional musical theatre, free outdoor performances, art gallery, licensed bistro with outdoor dining and shopping. Tel: 1-800-565-0278 www.confederationcentre.com TM

June - September Indian River Festival St. Mary’s Church, Indian River Features exceptional classical, celtic, jazz, choral and contemporary music performed in the pure acoustic setting of St. Mary’s historical church. Tel: 902-836-3733

June - September Victoria Playhouse Festival Main Street, Victoria by the Sea PEI’s longest running little theatre. Celebrating 24 years of professional theatre, musical and storytelling event. Presented in a beautiful air-conditioned theatre. “A hidden gem.” - New York Times. www.victoriaplayhouse.com Tel: 902-658-2025

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July - August

Celtic Festival College of Piping, Summerside The College of Piping is a truly unique cultural destination! The annual summer-long Celtic Festival features an evening concert series with performances nightly at 7 pm. Featuring piping, drumming, Highland dancing, step dancing, fiddling, singing, and storytelling. Along with many other special events, visitors con enjoy free guided tours, and mini-concerts staged three times daily, Mon-Fi. 100% Authentic heartfelt Celtic! Tel: 902-436-5377

Wednesday Evening with L.M. Montgomery Bideford Parsonage Museum, Rte 166, Bideford Join us at on Wednesday evenings during July and August. Guest speakers share insights about this most famous author. Share in the readings of some of her works before “Anne”. Tel: 902-831-3133

Late June Summerside Highland Gathering College of Piping, Summerside Pipers, drummers, dancers, large men in kilts tossing heavy objects over, under, and around and all the time hearing the sound of bagpipes. This is a little of what you can encounter when you walk onto the Summerside Highland Games field. Tel: 902-436-5377

Late June PEI Bluegrass & Oldtime Music Festival Rollo Bay Festival Grounds, Kings County Annual festival featuring bluegrass and old-time bands from US, Maritimes, and PEI. Tel: 902-569-3153

Late June Atlantic Superstore Festival of Lights Historic Charlottetown Waterfront Our Nation’s biggest birthday bash east of Ottawa! Come join us in Canada’s Birthplace for nightly concerts, international buskers, carnival midway and the July 1st Fireworks over the Charlottetown Harbour. Tel: 902-629-1864

Early July Evangeline Bluegrass Festival Abram-Village Feature 19 acts from P.E.I., N.B., N.S., Ontario, and Alberta. Excellent facilities with over 120 serviced sites as well as lots of rough camping. Dining hall with breakfast, lunch and buffet style suppers on site. Farmers market on site on Saturday. Tel: 902-854-3300

Early July PEI Jazz and Blues Festival Charlottetown Come see artists the local, regional, national and international musicians who will be on hand under the big tent on Queen Street. Tickets available at the Confederation Centre of the Arts. Tel: 902-628-1966 www.jazzandblues.ca


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Summerside Lobster Carnival Summerside Summerside Lobster Carnival will feature street sales, stage entertainment, celebrity dinner, street parade, lobster suppers, talent show, harness racing, Maritime rides and attractions midway, annual spelling bee, fiddling contest, children’s entertainment and much more. Family fun for everyone. Tel: 902-436-4925

Tyne Valley Oyster Festival Canadian Oyster-shucking championships. Singing contest, Kid’s Day activities, parade, PEI fiddling and stap-dancing championships, Church service, community awards, and pageant. Fried oyster/scallop dinners. Camping nearby. Tel: 902-831-2848

Late July

Old Home Week Charlottetown Driving Park / Charlottetown Civic Centre Provincial agricultural exhibition with livestock Shows, Horse Jumping, and beautiful handiwork from the 4H members and the Women's Institute. Entertainment for all ages, the exciting Midway rides or come and watch one of the exciting Harness Races ending with the Gold Cup & Saucer race. Tel: 902-629-6623

Festival Rendez-vous Rustico Festival Rte 243 (Church Road), Rustico Three days of traditional Acadian music, dance, food, games. Free parking and free admission to grounds. Tel: 902-963-3011

Early August St. Peter’s Wild Blueberry Festival St. Peter’s Bay Pageant, trivia, ceilidh, guided nature walks, youth/adult dances, children’s day games, face painting, concert, golf tournament, parade, interfaith service, blueberry pancake brunch, open-air entertainment, bingo, progressive 45's surf and turf barbeque with homemade blueberry buckle!

Early August Atlantic Fiddlers Jamboree La Region Évangeline Annual festival with traditional and Acadian fiddling, stepdancing and other musical presentations. Invited guests from the Atlantic Coast and local performers from the Island and La Region Evangeline..where Acadians celebrate! Tel: 902-854-3300

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Early September L'Exposition agricole et le Festival acadien de la region ÉvangÉline Abram-Village Judging of livestock, crafts, flowers, foods, 4-H projects. Entertainment Acadian-style with shows, demonstrations, dances, parade, contests, lobster suppers, horse pull, woodsmen's competitions, three/four wheeler pull, youth talent. Tel: 902-854-2324

Mid September Prince Edward Island International Shellfish Festival Historic Charlottetown Waterfront As the "Biggest Kitchen Party in Atlantic Canada," this festival boasts good friends, good times, good music and lots of world famous Prince Edward Island shellfish. With gourmet chefs, celebrity cooks, first-time oyster tasters and world-class oyster shuckers coming together, the festival promises to

entertain and educate people of all ages. Enjoy interactive shellfish culinary demonstrations daily and intriguing food stations. The Food Pavilion will also offer fabulous Prince Edward Island shellfish dishes, such as seafood chowder, freshly steamed mussels and clams and their renowned oysters and quahogs. Tel: 902-629-1864

Late September Prince Edward Island Studio Tour Island-wide Shop and Save during the annual Studio Tour Weekend. Save the provincial sales tax on all Island made crafts at participating craft shops, galleries, and museums across Prince Edward Island. This Island-wide event features open houses at more than 100 artists’ studios an craft galleries throughout the Island. Tel: 902-368-6300

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Early October Chef Michael Smith invites you... Island-wide to enjoy over 130 culinary events across the Island in just six days. Take in one of many Interactive Taste Workshops like pickling & preserves or the fine art of cheese and wine pairing. Better yet, join local hosts and pick potatoes, dig clams, catch lobsters or harvest oysters as part of our unique Island Direct to the Source Product Experiences. Or choose one of our Signature Events like the Handcrafted Ales & Wine Festival, Chefs Gala by the Sea, Farm Day in the City, Organic Harvest Meal, PEI Studio Tour and more.

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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

Northport - C4

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 - C4

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

Tignish - C2

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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Miminegash - B3

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.

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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!

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La Région Évangéline – E8

Abram-Village/Wellington Visitors will delight in crafts from Le Centre d'Artisanat, the Quilt Economuseum and, of course, many samplings of traditional Acadian food.

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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

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.

Cavendish - D4

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 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


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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.

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.

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 - B5

Visit Woodleigh Replicas & Gardens featuring 30 large scale replicas of castles and legendary buildings hand built over a lifetime. Come to the castles and stroll the pathways in the extensive English Gardens. View painstakingly hand-built 3D large-scale replicas of history from the British Isles. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour Burlington Amusement Park has the longest go-cart track east of Montréal. Three unique tracks offer go-carts for all ages.

Kensington - B6

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

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Confederation Bridge - B8

The Confederation Bridge opened in June, 1997. The 12.9 kilometre (9mi) 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.

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.

Victoria - D7

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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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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 Kings Byway Scenic Drive along the northeastern 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 Kings Byway. 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

Lakeside - C4

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 - D3

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.

St. Peters - E3

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

East Point - I1

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

Elmira - H2

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

Basin Head - H2

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.

Little Sands - F8

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.

Wood Islands - E8

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

ISLANDER MOTOR LODGE

Marsha Doiron 140 Weymouth Street, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 4Z1 Tel: 902-566-9698 Fax: 902-566-9549 mldoiron@hollandcollege.com www.hollandcollege.com

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Your affordable solution to stay in downtown Charlottetown, within walking distance of theatre, shopping, and the beautiful historical Charlottetown waterfront. Accommodations include apartment-style student residence consisting of two-bedroom units, single units and single barrier-free units. Guests can enjoy complimentary continental breakfast, air conditioning, private baths, free parking, cable TV and complimentary high speed internet.

In the heart of downtown Charlottetown, conveniently located just steps away from the Confederation Centre of the Arts, Province House, Victoria Row and the beautiful Charlottetown Waterfront. Extensive renovations completed in 2009. 44 guest rooms. Airconditioned 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. Keith Samuel 146 Pownal Street, PO Box 1712, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 3W6 Tel: 902-892-1217 • 1-800-268-6261 Fax: 902-566-1623 reservations@theislander.ca www.theislander.ca

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Historic 4.5 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.

QUALITY INN & SUITES GARDEN OF THE GULF

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

David Groom, General Manager 618 Water Street, Summerside, PE, C1N 2V5 Tel: 902-436-2295 • 1-800-265-5551 Fax: 902-432-2911 dgroom@qualityinnpei.com www.qualityinnpei.com

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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.

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

Green Gables Shore THE RESORT AT CAVENDISH CORNER

Looking to save money and freshen your itinerary? Our central location in the heart of Cavendish, our excellent rates and our exceptional quality and service have made the Resort at Cavendish Corner the fastest growing new motorcoach destination in Prince Edward Island. We offer: brand new rooms; air-conditioning; in-room phones; 2 outdoor pools; excercise room; non-smoking rooms; motorcoach parking; luggage handling; complimentary rooms and meals; new conference centre with a 200 seat Italian themed restaurant; art gallery and gift store. Standard and Luxury Units.

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Philip Wood P.O. Box 2333, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 8C1, Property Location: Cavendish Corner, Cavendish, PE Tel: 902-368-1942 • 1-877-963-2251 Fax: 902-368-1642 phil@peisland.com www.resortatcavendishcorner.com

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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.

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THE LOYALIST LAKEVIEW RESORT

Charming 4 star hotel located on the beautiful Summerside waterfront. Features 103 guest rooms, restaurant, lounge, gift shop, indoor pool and fitness centre. Elegantly furnished and many rooms have a commanding view of the water. Proximity to Cavendish, Jubilee Theatre, College of Piping and Confederation Bridge. Welcome reception provided. Complimentary meal for escort & driver. Comp room/15 occupied. Free motorcoach parking. Free Wireless internet in hotel, and an added Business Centre. Free DVD rentals.

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Nick Ribeiro 195 Harbour Drive, Summerside, PE, C1N 5R1 Tel: 902-436-3333 • 1-800-361-2668 Fax: 902-436-4304 loyalistinn@pei.aibn.com www.lakeviewhotels.com

Points East Coastal Drive RODD MILL RIVER - A RODD SIGNATURE RESORT

The newly renovated 3.5 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.

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

SLEMON PARK HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE

Located in Summerside offers your group the Best Value 3.5* Full Service Hotel. With 88 tastefully newly renovated spacious guest rooms and suites. All rooms have a/c,complimentary high speed Internet and local calling. Room types include one queen bed, two double beds and efficiency suites. Offering a guided tour of local Seafood Processing Plant.Complimentary meal and guestroom Suite for escort and driver. Group complimentary reception and guided area tour upon arrival. Comp motorcoach parking.

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Kevin Mouflier, General Manager 12 Redwood Avenue, Slemon Park, PE, C0B 2A0 Tel: 902-432-1780 • 1-877-782-9734 Fax: 902-436-4523 kmouflier@slemonpark.com www.slemonparkhotel.com

RODD BRUDENELL RIVER - A RODD SIGNATURE RESORT

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.

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Lori MacKinnon Highway #3 Roseneath, PO Box 67, Georgetown Royalty, PE, 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

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 2-bedroom 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.

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Ann Worth 397 Capital Drive, Charlottetown, PE, C1E 2E2 Tel: 902-628-3613 • 1-800-565-2697 Fax: 902-566-3407 annw@cows.ca www.cows.ca

RED SHORES RACETRACK & CASINO

Charlottetown BEACONSFIELD HISTORIC HOUSE

One of seven PEI Museum & Heritage Foundation sites. Beaconsfield stands as an enduring symbol of Victorian elegance. Today visitors are welcome to tour the Victorian furnished rooms and enjoy the view of Charlottetown Harbour. Beaconsfield Historic House hosts a variety of lectures, concerts and other special events in its Carriage House all year long. Open year round, bus tours welcome. Call for group rates. GPS N46 13.89 W-063 8.034 2 Kent Street, Charlottetown, PE Tel: (902)368-6603 Fax: (902)368-6608 beaconsfield@gov.pe.ca

CONFEDERATION CENTRE OF THE ARTS

The Charlottetown Festival Experience awardwinning musical theatre at the Confederation Centre’s Charlottetown Festival from June September, 2009. 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!

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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, PE Tel: 1-877-620-4222 www.redshores.ca

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Visit one of our 10 COWS locations across Canada and indulge your taste buds with one of our 36 super premium ice cream flavours, made from an old-fashioned Prince Edward Island family recipe. Famous for our whimsical COWS images on our T-shirts be sure to browse and shop while in COWS - a retail shopping destination! Each location offers a wide selection of whimsical cow themed clothing and unique products.

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COWS CREAMERY is an outstanding T-shirt, Ice Cream and Cheese Factory Tour that is fun, educational and delicious!Step into the Milky Whey Theatre to learn more about COWS. Get the inside look of how the whimsical COWS images are put on our famous T-shirts! Discover and taste the making of COWS famous super premium ice cream; and learn how we make and age our award winning Avonlea Clothbound & COWS CREAMERY Extra Old Cheddar. Tracy Stretch 397 Capital Drive, Charlottetown, PE, C1E 2E2 Tel: 902-892-0427 • 1-800-565-2697 Fax: 902-566-3407 tracy@cows.ca www.cowscreamery.com

Green Gables Shore ANNE OF GREEN GABLES MUSEUM

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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 220acre-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 5 Gerald McCarville Dr, Unit 3, Kensington, PE, C0B 1M0 Tel: 902-836-5502 • 1-800-665-2663 Fax: 902-836-5509 george@annesociety.org www.annemuseum.com

AVONLEA VILLAGE

Avonlea Village is a beautifully created village which reflects the architecture, characters and lifestyle of Cavendish in the early 1900s. Guest can meet the colourful characters of L.M.Montgomery's most famous story, "Anne of Green Gables". Travel by horse and wagon, and enjoy spectacular gardens. Our Group Tour menu offers custom packages such as Chocolate Making, Traditional PEI Music Kitchen Party or our 'Spoons and Oysters' package. Open to groups mid May to Oct 1. Sheela Curley 8779, Route#6, Cavendish, PE Tel: 902.963.3050 sheela@avonlea.ca www.avonlea.ca

HAUNTED MANSION

A Fun Time Haunt Experience! The Haunted Mansion is designed as a family friendly, fun haunt for all ages. Visitors explore three floors inside the house and may then browse the gardens and gift shop. Average length of stay is 45 to 60 minutes. Located within walking distance from the Kensington Rail yards (on the Confederation Trail) and the Kensington Legion War Memorial Museum. Escort & driver admitted free of charge. All ages welcome. John Davison 81 Victoria Street, Kensington, PE, C0B 1M0 Tel: 902-836-3336 Fax: 902-836-3307 scaredsilly@hauntedmansionpei.ca www.hauntedmansionpei.ca

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North Cape Coastal Drive ACADIAN MUSEUM OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

One of seven PEI Museum & Heritage Foundation sites. Follow the odyssey of Island Acadians from 1720 to present. Discover treasures related to the Acadians’ 300 year presence on Prince Edward Island. View our highly rated video and admire the paintings in the Galarie Claude Picard. You can also learn in the outdoors with a stroll on the heritage trail. Acadian genealogy resources on site. Open year round, bus tours welcome. Call for group rates. GPS N46 25.944 W-063 51.936 Cécile Gallant Hwy. 2, Miscouche, PE Tel: 902- 432-2880 Fax: 902-432-2884 museeacadien@teleco.org www.peimuseum.com

CENTRE EXPO-FESTIVAL CENTER

Acadian lobster suppers accompanied by 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 non-smoking 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. Centre Expo-Festival Center PO Box 37, Route 124, Abram-Village, Wellington RR 3, PE, C0B 2E0 Tel: 902-854-3300 Fax: 902-854-3533 info@centreexpofestival.com www.centreexpofestival.com

EPTEK ART & CULTURE CENTRE

One of seven PEI Museum & Heritage Foundation sites. The gallery offers array of exhibits and programs featuring heritage, history, visual art and crafts. These exhibits of local and national interest provide glimpses into a rich that Island interest provide glimpses into a rich culture that Islanders and visitors alike are sure to find rewarding. Open year round, bus tours welcome. Call for group rates. GPS N46 23.361 W-063 47.173 130 Harbour Drive, Summerside, PE Tel: 902-888-8373 Fax: 902-888-8375 eptek@gov.pe.ca

GREEN PARK SHIPBUILDING MUSEUM & YEO HOUSE

One of seven PEI Museum & Heritage Foundation sites. Step back in time and rlive the glory days of Prince Edward Island’s Shipbuilding industry through video and interpretive displays. Explore the restored Victorian home of successful shipbuilder, James Yeo Jr., once considered to be the richest and most influential man in the colony. Glimpse P.E.I.’s shipbuilding industry during its golden age. Open June to September, bus tours welcome. Call for group rates GPS N46 35.46 W-063 53.64 Tel: (902) 831-7947 • (902) 368-6600 (off season) Fax: (902) 831-7944 • (902) 368-6608 (off season) green_park@gov.pe.ca mhpei@gov.pe.ca (off season)


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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 WindHydrogen Village on site and net meter applications.

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Points East Coastal Drive BASIN HEAD FISHERIES MUSEUM

One of seven PEI Museum & Heritage Foundation sites. Basin Head Fisheries Museum is situated on the bluff overlooking the Northumberland Strait and the glorious white “Singing Sands” beach. Through its permanent collection of artifacts, the story of PEI’s inshore fishery is told through displays, exhibits and dioramas. Open June to September, bus tours welcome. Call for group rates. GPS N46 22.734 W-062 6.594 Route 16 to Basin Head Road Tel: (902) 357-7233 • (902)368-6600 (off season) Fax: (902)357-7232 • (902) 368-6608 (off season) basin_head@gov.pe.ca mhpei@gov.pe.ca (off season)

ELMIRA RAILWAY MUSEUM

One of seven PEI Museum & Heritage Foundation sites. Once the end of the line for PEI’s railway. Learn the story of railroading on the Island through photographs, maps, artifacts and the recreated station mater’s office. Home to the PEI Miniature Railway and one of Atlantic Canada’s largest model train collections. Come see our speeders and our trolley. Miniature train rides, canteen, bike rentals. Open June to September. Bus tours welcome. Call for group rates. GPS N46 26.336 W-062 3.952 Off route 16A, Near South Lake Tel: (902)357-7234 • (902)368-6600 (off season) Fax: (902) 357-3077 • (902) 368-6608 (off season) elmira@gov.pe.ca mhpei@gov.pe.ca (off season)

NORTHPORT PIER

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Northport Pier - a unique destination in the midst of a quaint fishing village. Be charmed by the breathtaking view of the harbour from the Boardwalk where scores of blue heron grace the shoreline. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at our restaurant with a water view from every table. Find a unique treasure in the gift shop. Learn about our boat building history and local heros in the Sea Rescue Station. Motorcoach parking. Wheelchair accessible. Cathy Bullied 298 Route #152 (Main Street), Alberton/Northport, PE, C0B 1B0 Tel: 902-853-4520; 1-866-887-4520 Fax: 902-853-3990 info@northportpier.ca www.northportpier.ca

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Anne Arsenault PO Box 398, Tignish, PE, C0B 2B0 Tel: 902-882-2991 • 1-902-882-2230 Fax: 902-882-3144 info@northcape.ca www.northcape.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. Donna Rowley, Manager 1 Dewar Lane, O'Leary, PE, C0B 1V0 Tel: 902-859-2039 Fax: 902-859-1413 info@peipotatomuseum.com www.peipotatomuseum.com

WEST POINT LIGHTHOUSE, INN & RESTAURANT

Enjoy the unspoiled beauty at Canada's first "INN" in an active Lighthouse. Explore the museum's extensive lighthouse collection. Have a swim, eat a delicious meal in our licensed dining room or on the seaside patio as you watch the sunset. Later take a moonlight stroll on the beach, then drift off to sleep in one of our guest rooms or the Harbourside Suite lulled by the sound of the waves. Alta Clements/Shirley Phillips PO Box 429 West Point, O'Leary, PE, C0B 1V0 Tel: 902-859-3605 • 1-800-764-6854 Fax: 902-859-1510 westpointlighthouse@gmail.com www.westpointlighthouse.com

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ORWELL CORNER HISTORIC VILLAGE

One of seven PEI Museum & Heritage Foundation sites. Surround yourself with the mood, flavour and charm of a small Island agricultural crossroads in the 1890's. Engage in regular daily programming (July and August) from candle and ice-cream making to visiting the general store or watching the blacksmith at work. Visit the Agricultural Museum or have a picnic. Join the fun of the lively weekly ceilighs. Open May to October, bus tours welcome. Call for group rates. GPS N46 9.48 W-062 50.106 Route One to Orwell, PE Tel: (902) 651-8515 (summer) (902) 651-8513 (winter, leave message) Fax: (902)-651-8523 tjl@eastlink.ca www.peimuseum.com

destination marketing TOURISM PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

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 first-class accommodations. Craig Sulis PO Box 2000, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 7N8 Tel: 902-368-5754 • 1-800-463-4734 Fax: 902-368-4438 cdsulis@gov.pe.ca www.gentleisland.com

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FISHERMAN'S WHARF LOBSTER SUPPERS

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

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, PE, C0A 1N0 Tel: 902-964-2870 Fax: 902-964-3116 carl@peilobstersuppers.com www.peilobstersuppers.com

Expect Excellence from PEI's Premier Tour Operator and official Grayline provider! Full service destination management company/receptive operator that excels in developing and coordinating itinerary planning in the Maritime Provinces and one of the only tour operators on PEI with professionally certified guide service! Customized Group Itineraries, General Sightseeing Tours, Coach Charter, Guide Service, Accommodations, Meals, Tours & Entertainment. Guide service available in English, French, German, Japanese and Korean. Members of ABA and Motorcoach Canada. Adam Doiron PO Box 2644, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 8C3 Tel: 902-566-5466 • 1-877-286-6532 Fax: 902-566-9070 adam@PrinceEdwardTours.com www.PrinceEdwardTours.com

Green Gables Shore CAPTURE THE SPIRIT OF P. E. I. TOUR SERVICE

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 Confederation Bridge ©2008 Tourism PEI and experiencing our 'beloved Island home'. Already twenty years in business, we will continue to provide excellent service with competitive rates! We are members of the Atlantic Business Alliance.com and TIAPEI. Astrid Johnson 7A Barrett Street, Kensington, PE, C0B 1M0 Tel: 902-836-4200 • 1-866-836-4200 Fax: 902-836-3375 capture@pei.sympatico.ca www.capturepei.com

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, PE, C1A 8C1 Tel: 902-892-7601 Fax: 902-892-7603 www.lobsteronthewharf.com

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Enjoy our spectacular view of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Located on Rt. 6, just 1 km east of Green Gables. Serving breakfast and lunch daily with great specials. Evening buffet served daily from 4-9 p.m. featuring slow roasted Island beef, seafood chowder, salad bar, signature seafood dishes, ice cream and much more. Everything on one level for your comfort and convenience. An ideal motor coach stop! Great value, variety and friendly service Always! Jameal Dow 8528 Cavenish Road, Cavendsh, PE, C0A 1N0 Tel: 902-963-2234 • 1-866-963-2234 Fax: 902-963-3492 friendlyfisherman@pei.aibn.com www.friendlyfisherman.ca

RACHAEL'S RISTORANTE

Located in the beautiful new Cavendish Conference Centre at the Resort at Cavendish Corner, Rachael's features 2 separate dining rooms with a large oceanview deck, totalling over 200 seats. The facility was designed for motorcoach, conferences and event hosting and features: air-conditioning; non-smoking; elevator; custom menus and group discounts; complimentary driver and escort meals; motorcoach parking; art gallery and gift shop. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Motorcoach lunches a specialty. Reservations required. Philip Wood P.O. Box 2333, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 8C1, Property Location: Cavendish, PE, Tel: 902-368-1942 • 1-877-963-2251 Fax: 902-368-1642 phil@peisland.com www.resortatcavendishcorner.com

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shopping Red Sands Shore CAVENDISH FIGURINES

Possibly The Best Gift Shop on PEI with the largest selection of unique items. Best prices and service too! We ship world-wide and are open year round. Tour Directors and Drivers receive 40% off purchases. Reserve with us and receive a bilingual "on board Island Welcome" with a bag of potato chips for everyone. Lots of photos and Fun when you dress -up as Anne - Free! Do the Anne Wave at the only statue of Anne in the world! Jeannette Arsenault 99 Abegweit Boulevard; PO Box 143, BordenCarleton, PE, C0B 1X0 Tel: 902-437-2663 • 1-800-558-1908 Fax: 902-437-4404 cfl@cavendishfigurines.com www.cavendishfigurines.com

theatres Points East Coastal Drive KINGS PLAYHOUSE

A 300 seat theatre nestled in the heart of the Kings County Capital, Georgetown. Originally built in 1897, this theatre has the distinction of being the longest consecutive running theatre in Canada. Destroyed by a devastating fire in 1983, this Harris design building was re-built on the original site, and re-opened 14 months later, and continues to be a driving force in the community. Melvin Ford 65 Grafton Street, Georgetown, PE, C0A 1L0 Tel: 902-652-2053 • 1-888-346-5666 Fax: 902-652-2701 info@kingsplayhouse.com www.kingsplayhouse.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. Have a wonderful visit to Nova Scotia.

journey to the place where the salt

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Cape Breton at dawn © 2007 Nova Scotia Department of Tourism, Culture & Heritage

Shaped by the sea, Nova Scotia sets the scene for picture-perfect tours. With over 7600 kms (4,700 miles) of seacoast, it’s easy to understand why Nova Scotia is defined by its relationship with the sea and boasts some of the most amazing natural wonders and diverse landscape. There is no shortage of ways to discover our natural beauty, authentic experiences and renowned hospitality. Spend a day amid the natural marvel of the Bay of Fundy, and witness whales breaching in the highest tides in the world. Watch the tide rise over 40 feet and six hours later the tide flows back out allowing for beachcombing on 100,000 acres of red ocean floor. Take a walk across 300 million years history at Joggins along Nova Scotia;s Bay of Fundy. The Joggins Fossil Cliffs were recently designated a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. The new state-of-the-art Joggins Fossil Centre houses interpretive exhibits for visitors and acts as a departure point for guided tours of the Fossil Cliffs. Tour the world-famous Cabot Trail - 300km (185 miles) of scenic coastal highway. Considered one of the most scenic drives in the world, the Cabot Trail winds around the rocky splendour of Cape Breton’s northern shore, ascending to the incredible plateaus of the Highlands. Explore the seacoast city of Halifax. A significant port city since its founding. The largest city in Atlantic Canada, Halifax welcomes visitors with a bustling waterfront, international restaurants, galleries, museums, theatre, wonderful music and historical landmarks. Nova Scotia offers the best living history in Canada. Re-live the stories of our province’s rich living history through our world-class attractions. At the largest historic reconstruction in North America, Fortress of Louisbourg, you can still hear the battle cries. You can get to know the amazing mind and heart behind the inventor of the telephone-Alexander Graham Bell- at the National Historic Site in Baddeck. The blazing red buildings

of Lunenburg, a UNESCO world-heritage site, mark the waterfront home of the Bluenose II, the replica of the famous racing schooner. You can begin to understand the significance of Grand Pre National Historic Site as you the hear the story of the expulsion of the Acadians. At Pier 21, Canada’s Immigration Museum. You can stand in the place where almost any Canadian can trace their European ancestory. Nova Scotians love to celebrate and when we celebrate, we invite the world. Culture and history abounds in this vastly diverse piece of the world offering a festival extravaganza-from Highland Games to Acadian celebrations. Join us for North America’s largest indoor show, the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo; or tap your toes at a ceilidh during Celtic Colours International Festival. Nova Scotia is a land overflowing with music and bursting with seacoast traditions. For centuries our forefathers have filled our land with seafaring values that shaped our lives and our people. Mi’kmaq, Acadian, English, Scottish, Irish, African and German cultures have come together over the centuries to form the rich mosaic of who we are. You can’t escape the heart-warming effect that Nova Scotia music has on your soul.

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You’ll also find a wide range of culinary and entertainment delights in Nova Scotia, offering something to suit every taste. Settle into a cozy tearoom for a melt-in-your-mouth homemade blueberry scone and big pot of tea. Dive into a big bowl of rich, creamy seafood chowder overflowing with succulent lobster, shrimp and scallops. Or sit back and relax in an opulent dining room, and savour the delectable dishes created by award-winning chefs with fresh, local ingredients. For yet another treat, Nova Scotia’s wineries produce wonderful world-class vintages. Whatever your perfect day is, you can have it in Nova Scotia. Immerse yourself in our natural beauty. Taste the incredible seafood. Listen to worldrenowned music. But most of all enjoy the legendary, down-home hospitality. © 2007 Nova Scotia Department of Tourism, Culture & Heritage

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From sunset cruises, to lobster boils, to bird watching treks and wine tasting trips, Summer is the time to savor Nova Scotia’s sun-speckled seacoast. While the province’s extensive Living History can be experienced at any time of the year, summer is the most popular season for viewing such extraordinary attractions as Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, among others. Treat your tour to a summer celebration – there’s always a party happening somewhere in Canada’s Festival Province, all summer long – or give them the gift of great golf. Nova Scotia is quickly gaining a reputation as a golf capital and is garnering the accolades to match. Visit www.golfnovascotia.com for more information. National Parks, historical settlements, theatre troupes, vibrant nightlife, delectable dining…it’s all here in Nova Scotia.

Fall Fun The dazzling palate of fall foliage that dresses the province during the months of September and October — and sometimes even a little longer — is a signal that Nova Scotia’s deciduous trees, shrubs and plants are getting ready for winter. And what a dramatically colorful period of preparation it is! Autumn in Nova Scotia means it’s time to celebrate the harvest, and we do it up in style here with an equally diverse parade of festivals to match those

firey colors of autumn. October, which is the month of Canada’s Thanksgiving holiday, is a particularly magical time in Nova Scotia. It’s the time when the Pumpkin People come to life, when village fairs are in full swing, and when the internationally renowned Celtic Colours International Festival in Cape Breton explodes with music and song as vibrant as the season that inspires it. From thrilling theatre, to captivating historical re-enactment, fall adventures in Nova Scotia are rich with the spirit of autumn. And don’t forget that the days are comfortably warm and the evenings sweater-cool, perfect climate conditions for touring groups.

Winter Wonders Winter in Nova Scotia is all-action-packed all season long. After all, this is Canada’s "ceilidh" province and the arrival of the snows of winter only afford more opportunities to celebrate. Nova Scotia’s crystalline landscapes, superb ski hills, and seemingly endless miles of groomed snowmobile and ski trails open up the beauty of the chilliest season for all to enjoy. Winter festivals, ice-sculpting contests, winter sports carnivals… the list of winter activities in Nova Scotia goes on forever. And that’s only the outdoors. Indoors, fireside lounges, seaside retreats, big-city nightlife and professional sporting events vie for the attention of residents and visitors alike. So head for the hills or retreat to the shores, it’s winter in Nova Scotia and there’s no better time to have fun!

Spring Surprises The changing seasons signal a new beginning — a time to start the year afresh. And nowhere is this more true than in Nova Scotia where spring blooms with a fresh bouquet of vacation ideas. Spring is a time to tour our great coastal highways, to sample the succulent seafood and fresh-picked produce, perhaps to take to the fragrant, earthy trails of our National Parks for superb hiking, cycling, even kayaking. Springtime festivals in Nova Scotia celebrate this special time of renewal and rebirth, and the Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival, which drapes the entire region in a sea of pink blossoms, is one such festival your group won’t want to miss. Spring on Canada’s Seacoast — there’s always something to celebrate!

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Nova Scotia’s combination of sensational scenery, small-town charm, fabulous festivals and fascinating history make it the ideal destination for every season. Add to this our friendly people and four-star attractions; our cosmopolitan cities and spectacular coastal highways and you have the ultimate recipe for a great group getaway — anytime!

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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. Airport Airlines Halifax Air Canada Air Saint Pierre Air Transat American Airlines Condor Continental Airlines Delta Airlines FlyGlobespan Icelandair Northwest Airlines Porter Airlines Provincial Air Starlink Sunwing United Airlines WestJet Skyservice Sydney Air Canada WestJet

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.

Area 52,841 square km/20,402 square mi

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

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Emergencies 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.

Languages 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.

Capital City

Major Industries

Halifax Regional Municipality

Manufacturing, Tourism, Forestry, Fishery

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Population 913,462 (2006 census)

Sales Tax & Rebates The Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) is applied at a single rate of 13 % to a base of goods and services. www.cra-arc.gc.ca In Canada: 1-800-668-4748 Outside Canada: 902-432-5608

Sunday Shopping Large stores such as department stores, malls and super markets are open from noon to six. Convenience stores and drug stores are generally 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 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 Nova Scotia from March - November.


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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

There is also a toll of $2.50 per motorcoach on both bridges between the cities of Halifax and Dartmouth.

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

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

Important Numbers

Digby Open: May - Nov 237 Shore Road Digby, NS B0V 1A0 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

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

Pictou Open: May - Dec 350 West River Road Pictou, NS B0K 1H0

Parks Canada Visitor Information 1-888-773-8888 www.parkscanada.gc.ca

Yarmouth Open: May - Oct Gift shop on premises 228 Main Street Yarmouth, NS B5A 1C8

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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Port Hastings Open: May - Jan - Gift shop on premises 96 Highway #4 Port Hastings, NS B9A 1M4

Bar Harbor, ME Open: June - Oct 4 Cottage Street Bar Harbor, Maine 04609 Portland, ME Open: June - Oct 14 Ocean Gateway Pier, Portland, ME 04101

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

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Sailing Š 2008 Nova Scotia Department of Tourism, Culture & Heritage

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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.

Bar Harbor, Maine to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Service May to October. Reservations required. (Groups should be at the terminal one hour prior to sailing.) Portland, Maine to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Service May to October. Reservations required. 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 or www.catferry.com

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 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 902873-1410.

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 Yarmouth is the terminal for the ferry operating from Portland and Bar Harbor, Maine. Regular bus service links Yarmouth to Halifax. The Evangeline Trail and the Lighthouse Route both begin at Yarmouth. 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 HalifaxStanfield 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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Planning and Promotional Tools

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 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!

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) 1-902-492-4833 (4TDD) nsvisit@fox.nstn.ca

Ici, on parle francais! 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!

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.

for more information

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.

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

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.

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

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

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


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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.

Northumberland Shore

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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Note: festival and event dates are subject to change, not all dates are final at the time this list was created. Visit www.novascotia.com for up to date listings.

May 21-23 Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon, Halifax Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon has a variety of events for all fitness levels. www.bluenosemarathon.com

May 22-23 10th Annual Cape Breton International Drum Festival, Sydney One of the world's premier drumming and percussion events. www.capebretoninternationaldrumfestival.com

May 25-July 1 Lobsterpalooza, Cabot Trail A mouth-watering, fun-filled island-wide learning and cuisine experience that showcases Maritime traditions and celebrates all things seafood! www.lobsterpalooza.ca

May 26-31 Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival, Annapolis Valley This festival showcases the area’s traditional and agricultural heritage with concerts, barbecues, and a grand street parade. www.appleblossom.com

June 11-13* Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race. Sydney, Cape Breton Island Sydney, Cape Breton, plays host to the fleet, including ten yachts, each sponsored by an international city or region competing in the Clipper 0910 race. www.capebretonclipper.com and www.clipperroundtheworld.com

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July 9-11

RBC Multicultural Festival, Dartmouth This popular family oriented festival to celebrates Nova Scotia’s cultural diversity through music, performances, workshops, food and cultural displays. www.multifest.ca

Pictou Lobster Carnival Celebrating maritime culture! Featuring musical performances, a Mardi Gras Parade, an Antique Car Show, races, and more! www.pictoulobstercarnival.ca

June 28- July 3

July 9-17

Canadian Naval Centennial 1910-2010, Halifax Events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Navy, including International Fleet Assemblies, parades, special exhibitions, and much more. www.canadiannavy100.forces.gc.ca

TD Canada Trust Atlantic Jazz Festival, Halifax The groove kicks in when Halifax comes alive with an eclectic smorgasbord of Jazz, World Beat, Blues and Urban Groove. www.jazzeast.com

July 14-24 July 1-8 Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, Halifax Featuring over 2,000 world-class Canadian and international military and civilian performers, this fast moving, exciting, fun-filled event is for the entire family. www.nstattoo.ca

Yarmouth Seafest Aa celebration by the sea, including the Seafest Pageant and Main Street Parade as well as the Parade of Lights, and Lobster Eating Challenge. www.seafest.ca

July/Aug* July 1-4 Privateer Days, Liverpool This historically based festival strives to recreate the privateering era with reenactments, a downtown festival, sporting events, music and more! www.privateerdays.com

Antigonish Highland Games The oldest continuous highland games in North America! Enjoy heavy events, highland dancing, piping and drumming, concerts, ceilidhs, and much more. * www.antigonishhighlandgames.com

July 18-24 July 2-4 Stan Rogers Folk Festival, Canso An International Festival of Songwriters, and a musical adventure that pays tribute to a great Canadian singer/songwriter. www.stanfest.com

Halifax Pride Week Festival Atlantic Canada’s largest LGBTQ Cultural Festival, a reflective and celebratory of the best of the LGBTQ community in NS. www.halifaxpride.com

July 1- August 22 Festival de l’Escaouette Festival celebrates Acadian culture and traditions with a variety of music, dance, theatre, and Le Grand Cercle, a musical depiction of the history of Acadie. www.festivallescaouette.com


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September 16-25

Festival acadien de Clare Canada's largest and oldest annual Acadian cultural festival with fun-filled activities for all ages promoting our Acadian culture. www.festivalacadiendeclare.ca

Halifax International Busker Festival Celebrating over two decades of performances on the Halifax Waterfront, the Busker Fest showcases fantastic, crowd pleasing entertainment. www.buskers.ca

Atlantic Film Festival, Halifax 10 action-packed days of screenings, industry panels, events, receptions, special presentations and award ceremonies. www.atlanticfilm.com

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August 13-29

Mahone Bay Classic Boat Festival CelebrateMahone Bay’s wooden boat building heritage. See classic boats, take in workshops and enjoy the parade, fireworks and entertainment. www.mahonebayclassicboatfestival.org

Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival, Fundy/Northumberland Celebrate the wild blueberry harvest! Events include live music, dances, farmers markets, a blueberry mash, exhibitions and more! www.wildblueberryfest.com

Sept/Oct

July 30-Aug. 2 New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee The Jubilee sets the stage for rising stars to perform alongside seasoned East Coast, Canadian and International acts. www.newglasgow.ca

Sept. 1-6 Wharf Rat Rally, Digby An action packed weekend for motorcycle enthusiasts! www.wharfratrally.com

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Sept. 2-12

Alexander Keith’s Natal Day Festival, Halifax Celebrate our civic holiday! Take in parades, live entertainment, family events and the biggest, most elaborate fireworks display of the year! www.natalday.org

Atlantic Fringe Festival, Halifax Theatre that goes for the edges, takes risks, and is offbeat and fresh! New work from emerging/established artists from across Canada, the US and the UK. www.atlanticfringe.ca

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Digby Scallop Days Celebrate one of the world’s largest scallop fleets. Musical events, scallop shucking competitions, parades, and more! www.digbyscallopdays.com

Nova Scotia Fall Wine Festival, Province Wide Discover the passion and artistry of Nova Scotia’s winemakers and finest chefs de cuisine. Wine tastings, grape stomps, and wine pairings. www.winesns.ca

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September 10-19

Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival The best in traditional and contemporary folk music and an unmatched atmosphere. www.folharbour.com

Hike the Highlands, Ingonish Ten days of guided hikes in the Cape Breton Highlands of Cape Breton Island www.hikethehighlandsfestival.com

DRUM! Halifax Featuring our four founding cultures – Aboriginal, Black, Celtic, and Acadian – in a spectacle of music, dance, rhythm, and song. www.drumshow.ca

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September 24-26 Canadian Deep Roots Music Festival, Wolfville A blending of the music of our founding cultures with modern roots from across North America and around the world. www.deeprootsmusic.ca

October 1-31 Valley Pumpkin Fest October is Pumpkin Fest in the Annapolis Valley - a month of food, fun and family events to celebrate our harvest season. www.valleypumpkinfest.ca

October 8-16 Celtic Colours International Festival, Cape Breton Over 250 musicians, dancers, singers, and storytellers at venues across the Island. www.celtic-colours.com

October 19-23 Halifax Pop Explosion One of Canada’s most respected festivals of new and emerging music, art and culture. www.halifaxpopexplosion.com

Nov. 27 – Dec. 5 Father Christmas Festival, Mahone Bay It’s a winter wonderland of Christmas festivities. www.mahonebay.com www.grouptravelplanner.net/atc

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Aside from all the expected 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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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

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

Halifax Public Gardens

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.

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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 many 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.

Hydrostone Market

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.

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.

Museum of Natural History

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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Old Burying Ground

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.

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. 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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Mic Mac Mall

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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Bluenose Lodge © 2008 Nova Scotia Department of Tourism, Culture & Heritage

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

points of interest

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

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

New Ross - G5

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

Mahone Bay - G6

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

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

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

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 - D6, 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

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routing Travel Route 1 through quaint communities with ocean vistas, or Route 101 with limited access. Driving Distance: The trail is 325km (205mi) beginning in Yarmouth and ending in Bedford. Driving Time by Motorcoach: 3 - 3.5 hours

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Yarmouth - A74

This is Nova Scotia’s largest seaport west of Halifax and the entry point for the high-speed "Cat" ferry from Bar Harbor, Maine. 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 after arriving by ferry or prior to departure.

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 Wind Farm - Pubnico

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.

The interpretive center is a great place to stop - featuring Nova Scotia flora & fauna.

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

Upper Clements - B5

points of interest

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”.

Grand Pré Winery © 2007 Nova Scotia Department of Tourism, Culture & Heritage

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

Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site of Canada - B6

Located off Route 8 near Annapolis Royal lies Kejimkujik, a spectacular inland national park.

Aylesford - D4

Berwick - E4

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

Kentville - E5

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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The Lookoff - F4

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. www.grouptravelplanner.net/atc

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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.

Shubenacadie- H6

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Premier Wildlife destination. Featuring native species of the province and new wetlands and waterfowl interpretive centre and new 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 new 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 new 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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featured suppliers The Dutch Mason Blues Festival, a three day annual event in mid-August, pays tribute to the father of Canadian blues. The festival weekend features outdoor concerts with International and National Blues Artists, a Custom Motorcycle Show, BBQ Competitions, Artists Fan Fair, Vendor Concessions and Flea Market.

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 on 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 newly 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

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Fishing Boats © 2008 Nova Scotia Department of Tourism, Culture & Heritage

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 Trans-Canada Highway, Amherst is Nova Scotia's busiest entry point and offers a full compliment of services and amenities for travelers. In addition to the Trans-Canada 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.

Oxford - B4

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

Pugwash - C3

World-renowned Seagull Pewter products are created, designed and handcrafted in the tiny fishing village of Pugwash. Enjoy a factory tour and shop the spacious Seagull Pewter Retail Store. Minimum Time Required: 1 hour

Wallace - C4

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

Malagash - C4

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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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 Visit McCulloch House Museum and the Northumberland Fisheries Museum. Minimum Time Required: 20 minutes each

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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

Baddeck - D6

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

Cheticamp - D3

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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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.

routing Running from Louisbourg to Glace Bay Driving Distance: 57km (35mi) Driving Time by Motorcoach: 1 hour

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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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North Sydney - G6 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 - 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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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 light-

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Sherbrooke - F5

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accommodations Cape Breton Island 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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Helen Sievers 387 Shore Road, Baddeck, NS, B0E 1B0 Tel: 902-295-2849 • 1-800-304-0466 Fax: 902-295-2849 giseles@ns.sympatico.ca www.giseles.com • www.baddeck.com

CABOT TRAIL MOTEL

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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. Gordon Heading 8450 Trans Canada Highway 105; PO Box 309, Baddeck, NS, B0E 1B0 Tel: 902-295-2580 Fax: 902-295-1303 info@cabottrailmotel.com cabottrailmotel.com

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 4pc bathrooms; cable TV, internet access, voicemail, radio, iron and board, in-room coffee/tea, keyless entry, and some rooms have balconies with a glorious view of the Strait of Canso (Canso Causeway). Quiet, relaxing atmosphere. James Cha 21 Old Victoria Road, Port Hastings, NS, B9A 1L2 Tel: 902-625-0460 • 1-888-525-4777 Fax: 902-625-1275 info@capebretoncausewayinn.com www.capebretoncausewayinn.com

CLANSMAN 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 is in full building. Computer in lobby for guest use.

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

DAYS INN SYDNEY

The Days Inn sydney is centrally located on beautiful Sydney Harbour and features 165 newly renovated guest rooms.we are pleased to offer your group:complimentary coach parking, coin operated guest laundry, box lunches on request, indoor pool, fitness centre, and games room. Easy access to Newfoundland ferries.

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Donnie MacDonald 480 Kings Road, Sydney, NS, B1S 1A8 Tel: 902-539-6750 • 1-877-834-0333 Fax: 902-539-2773 dmacdonald@newgengroup.com www.daysinnsydney.com

DUNDEE RESORT AND GOLF CLUB

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 open 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, NS, B0E 3K0 Tel: 902-345-2649 • 1-800-565-5660 Fax: 902-345-2697 info@capebretonresorts.com www.capebretonresorts.com

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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.

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Manager: Scott MacAulay or Tour Coordinator: Darlene Ellis PO Box 190, Baddeck, NS, B0E 1B0 Tel: 902-295-3500 • 1-800-565-5660 Fax: 902-295-3527 info@capebretonresorts.com www.capebretonresorts.com

THE SILVER DART LODGE

Baddeck's Silver Dart Lodge has been a favorite motorcoach destination for years and offers quality 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. 130 seat Restaurant. Complimentary meals for escort & driver as part of MAP. Complimentary room for escort and driver. Box lunches available. Deposit required. Baggage handling and motorcoach parking available.

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

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This Cape Breton Resort property is a beautiful full-service resort situated on the Bras d’Or Lakes in the village of Baddeck. (Gateway to Cabot Trail) Alexander Graham Bell Museum nearby. Amenities include 138 air-conditioned non smoking rooms. Breakfast and dinner served daily. Facilities include indoor pool, on site chapel, boat tours, local entertaiment in pub, and spa services. Porterage,motorcoach parking, box lunches and step on guide services are available. Village shopping only minutes away.

23475 Cabot Trail, Pleasant Bay, NS, B0E 2P0 Tel: 902-224-1484 • 1-800-215-0411 Fax: 902-224-1297 midtrailmotel@gmail.com www.midtrail.com

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

MidTrail Motel & Inn is ideally located halfway around the Cabot Trail in the picturesque fishing community of Pleasant Bay. The Whale Watching Capital of Nova Scotia. With 40 oceanfront acres of beautifully landscaped grounds to walk and enjoy the MidTrail offers views like no other. Groups can watch whales, moose and bald eagles from the property. Ample parking space for motor vehicles. The MidTrail Restaurant seats 60 people and has the freshest seafood in Nova Scotia.

INVERARY RESORT'S CEILIDH COUNTRY LODGE

Gateway to Cabot Trail/Alexander Bell Museum Non Smoking, Great View of Bras d'Or Lakes. Features large veranda, 52 A/C guest rooms. Country style breakfast is served daily. Lunch and dinner available at sister property - Inverary Resort. Lodge is within walking distance of Baddeck’s attractive waterfront and village shopping. Facilities at the Inverary Resort, include indoor pool, boat tours,spa services and pub with local entertainment. Baggage handling, motorcoach parking, box lunch and step on guide services available. Great Value!

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Manager: Scott MacAulay or Tour Coordinator: Darlene Ellis PO Box 190, Baddeck, NS, B0E 1B0 Tel: 902-295-3500 • 1-800-565-5660 Fax: 902-295-3527 info@capebretonresorts.com www.capebretonresorts.com

MARITIME INN PORT HAWKESBURY

This 73-unit property is an ideal starting point for the world famous Cabot Trail; or a lunchtime destination situated between Halifax and the Cabot Trail. Facilities include indoor and outdoor pools, sauna, fitness centre and lounge with patio. One complimentary room and meal [prearranged] with 20 paid. Taste of Nova Scotia approved dining available, seating capacity: 80. 1 complimentary meal per 20 paid.Welcome reception offered. Room Deposit required. Baggage handling and motorcoach parking available.

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Shawn Boudreau 717 Reeves Street, Port Hawkesbury, NS, B9A 2S2 Tel: 902-625-0320 • 1-888-662-7484 Fax: 902-625-3876 phadmin@maritimeinns.com www.maritimeinns.com

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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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Joanne Reynolds 160 Highway 4, Port Hastings, NS, B9A 1M5 Tel: 902-625-1300 • 1-888-832-7593 Fax: 902-625-1966 skyelodge@ns.sympatico.ca www.skyelodge.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.

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Ray Tudor 557 Water Street, Westport, Brier Island, B0V 1H0 Tel: 902-839-2300 • 1-800-662-8355 Fax: 902-839-2006 bayoffundy@brierisland.com www.brierisland.com

COASTAL INN KINGFISHER

Fundy Shore & Annapolis Valley BEST WESTERN GLENGARRY TRURO TRADE & CONVENTION CENTRE

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92-unit property in the centre of Truro, the Hub of Nova Scotia. Group rates available. One complimentary room for every 20 guaranteed. 150seat 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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150 Willow Street, Truro, NS, B2N 4Z6 Tel: 902-893-4311 • 1-800-567-4276 Fax: 902-893-1555 rdecoste@bwglengarry.com www.bwglengarry.com

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. Restaurant on-site. Complimentary meals for escort and driver when dining with group. 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.

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Richard Treleaven 111 Warwick Street, PO Box 280, Digby, NS, 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 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 & Interpretative Centre, 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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Lynda Bartie Exit 11, Highway 101, 153 Greenwich Road South, RR#2, Wolfville, NS, B4P 2R2 Tel: 902-542-5751 • 1-800-561-8090 Fax: 902-542-2276 lbartie@oldorchardinn.ns.ca www.oldorchardinn.com

WANDLYN INN KENTVILLE

Down-Home accommodations while touring the Annapolis Valley with all of its historic and cultural sites. 90 minutes from Halifax International Airport & the Digby Ferry. Offering 70 deluxe guest rooms, licensed dining room, the renowned Legend’s Lounge, heated indoor pool, sauna, hot tub. Breathtaking Bay of Fundy, golf courses and recreational facilities close by. 1 comp room per 15 rooms booked & occupied with comp meals (excluding alcohol) for escort and driver. Special driver rate. Free wi-fi and pets welcomed.

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TOLL FREE 1-877-447-7270 (Canada & USA) 7270 Hwy 1, Exit 14, Kentville, NS, B4R 1B9 Tel: 902-678-8311 • 1-877-447-7270 Fax: 902-679-1253 kimberley.russell@wandlyninns.com www.wandlyninn.ca www.kentvillewandlyninn.com

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Halifax Metro ATLANTICA HOTEL HALIFAX

Atlantica Hotel Halifax, the perfect group travel solution located in the heart of the city! Experience everything you would expect to find from a Canada Select 4 Star hotel...but with a fresh, modern twist. Luxury amenities and triplesheeted beds are standard in all our guestrooms. Free high-speed Internet access, fitness facilities with indoor pool, on-site restaurant and exceptional East Coast hospitality are also part of the package. Specialized group menus are available. Call us for more information.

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BEST WESTERN CHOCOLATE LAKE HOTEL

Tracey Beattie 20 St. Margaret's Bay Rd, Halifax, NS, B3N 1J4 Tel: 902-477-5611 • 1-800-937-8376 Fax: 902-404-3376 coordinator@chocolatelakehotel.com www.chocolatelakehotel.com

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 and provide complimentary local calls, overnight parking, fitness centre, local newspaper and 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, NS, B3A 4S8 Tel: 902-465-6555 • 1-877-466-6555 Fax: 902-469-0868 www.daysinn.com

FOUR POINTS SHERATON HALIFAX

The Four Points by Sheraton Halifax is a four star hotel located in the heart of downtown Halifax; steps away from the Historic Waterfront, restaurants and shopping. Our hotel features 177 guestrooms and suites, a 100% smoke free environment, indoor heated parking, a full service restaurant and lounge, indoor heated 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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A Great Getaway in the Heart of Halifax! Chocolate Lake Hotel offers you a range of meeting rooms to suit your needs.We look forward to serving you! *Over 6000 sq ft of meeting space overlooking the lake! *Indoor & outdoor parking *Full-service restraunt & Lounge *Meeting coordinator on site *Business Plus rooms *free high-speed internet *Pool, Hot tub,fitness room & games room *Pet friendly *Welcome reception *barrier-free rooms *4KM from Downtown *minutes from Halifax Shopping Centre *Spectacular views!

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Colleen Forward 1980 Robie Street, Halifax, NS, B3H 3G5 Tel: 902-423-1161 • 1-888-810-7288 Fax: 902-423-9069 dos@atlanticahalifax.com www.atlanticahotelhalifax.com

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Natalie Boutilier 1496 Hollis Street, Halifax, NS, B3J 3Z1 Tel: 902-423-4444 • 1-866-444-9494 Fax: 902-474-3913 nboutilier@fourpointshalifax.com fourpoints.com/halifax

COASTAL INN CONCORDE

Featuring 56 guest rooms (37 with two double beds; 10 queen; 9 with king bed), all with kitchenette. Complimentary continental 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.

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

COUNTRY INN & SUITES BY CARLSON

“Country" hospitality and convenience near MacKay Bridge in Dartmouth! Rates include: continental breakfast, wireless internet, DVD movies, in-room coffee, local phone calls. On-site coin laundry. Mini refrigerators, DVD players, hairdryers, iron/ironing board in all rooms. With 15 or more paid rooms, groups receive 1 complimentary room. 10-14-room groups receive 50% off driver's room. Guestrooms with 2 Queen Beds or Suites with 1 King + Sofabed. Baggage handling: $4.50/bag.

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Brenda Perrin 101 Yorkshire Avenue Ext., Dartmouth, NS, B2Y 3Y2 Tel: 902-465-4000 • 1-800-456-4000 Fax: 902-465-6006 brenda.perrin@countryinns.com www.countryinns.com/dartmouthns

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HOLIDAY INN HALIFAX HARBOURVIEW

The Holiday Inn Harbourview a 196 room fullservice hotel featuring a spectacular view of Historic Halifax Harbour. Adjacent to MacDonald Bridge, we are minutes to Downtown Halifax. Cafe 101 Restaurant is open 7am to 10:00pm (prices $8 to $25). Special tour menus are available. Complimentary meals for driver and escort when dining with group.One complimentary room with 15 paying rooms plus drivers' rate $75.00. Deposit requirement and baggage handling fee. Welcome reception provided. Complimentary motorcoach parking.

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Heidi Bennett 101 Wyse Road, Dartmouth, NS, B3A 1L9 Tel: 902-463-1100 • 1-888-434-0440 Fax: 902-464-1227 hbennett@hiharbourview.ca www.hiharbourview.ca

Join us at the Quality Inn Halifax Airport hotel for friendly, efficient Maritime services and amenities! * FREE motorcoach parking * one FREE guest room for each 15 paid rooms * coach driver rate is 50% off of group rate * FREE local calling and calling card calling Enjoy our on site restaurant/lounge, the Wooden Door Bistro for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Enjoy the Maritime Aviation Museum located right next door!

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Shelly Dean 60 Sky Boulevard, Goffs, NS, B2T 1K3 Tel: 902-873-3000; 1-800-667-3333 Fax: 902-873-3001 guestservices@airporthotelhalifax.com www.airporthotelhalifax.com

Northumberland Shore COASTAL INN ANTIGONISH

LAKEVIEW INN & SUITES, HALIFAX NS

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Mid-Luxury accommodations offering complimentary continental plus breakfast, in-room coffee maker, microwave, hairdryer , iron/board, mini fridge and hairdryer. Enjoy our outdoor enclosed patio or indoor pool. Relax in the comfort of your room and watch our complimentary DVD movies. We also have a guest coin operated laundry. One comp room per bus or two comp per 21, baggage handling $4.00 per bag round trip, free parking, free welcome reception. Restaurants right next door to hotel.

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Kimberly Clarke 98 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax, NS, B3S 1A2 Tel: 902-450-3020 • 1-877-355-3500 Fax: 902-450-3021 halifax@lakeviewhotels.com www.lakeviewhotels.com

LORD NELSON HOTEL & SUITES, THE

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.

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

QUALITY INN & SUITES HALIFAX

Welcome to the Quality Inn & Suites! We are pleased to offer your group the following services: * motorcoach parking * 1 complimentary room per 15 paid plus 50% off for driver * baggage handling * restaurants and coffee shops within walking distance * full day spa on site * indoor heated pool and whirlpool * coin operated laundry * fitness centre * Free deluxe continental breakfast * Free in room coffee

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Shelly Dean 980 Parkland Drive, Halifax, NS, B3M 4Y7 Tel: 902-444-6700 Fax: 902-444-4410 guestservices@qualityinnhalifax.com www.qualityinnhalifax.com www.choicehotels.ca/cn520

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On main highway to the beautiful Cabot Trail, and only 205 km from the NL ferry; 35 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.

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Kim Cameron RR#7, Lower South River, Antigonish, NS, B2G 2L4 Tel: 902-863-3730 • 1-800-433-4494 Fax: 902-735-3105 antigonish@coastalinns.com www.coastalinns.com

COUNTRY INN & SUITES BY CARLSON

The only hotel in New Glasgow featuring King Suites as well as Guest Rooms! Fitness centre, guest laundry and other amenities of a large hotel with the charm and personal service of a small country inn. Located at exit 23 on Highway 104 and across the street from the area's largest shopping mall. Only 20 minutes from the ferry to Prince Edward Island. Free breakfast and Free motorcoach parking! Stay and we will have you saying ‘I Love This Country!” Michele Mitchell 700 Westville Road, New Glasgow, NS, B2H 2J8 Tel: 902-928-1333 • 1-800-456-4000 Fax: 902-928-1363 cx_newg@countryinns.com www.countryinns.com/newglasgowns

South Shore 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, inroom coffee service and more. Melissa Robinson 63 Queens Place Drive, Liverpool, NS, B0T 1K0 Tel: 902-354-2377 • 877-354-2377 Fax: 902-354-2877 info@bwliverpool.ca www.bestwesternliverpool.com


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

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RODD GRAND YARMOUTH A RODD SIGNATURE HOTEL

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.

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

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LANE'S PRIVATEER INN

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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.

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

OAK ISLAND RESORT

Nestled along the Bluenose Coast of Nova Scotia’s South Shore, between Chester and Mahone Bay. Close to major attractions, unique shopping and festivals. Only 45 minutes from Halifax and Peggy’s Cove, and 20 minutes from Lunenburg. Features over 105 guest rooms, 13 seaside chalets, spa, marina, pools, hot tub, onsite dining room, lobster dinners, motorcoach parking, welcome receptions, baggage handling and more. Extensive motorcoach / FIT packages available, including meal plans, entertainment and competitive rates.

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Ken & Nancy Petrie 36 Treasure Drive, Western Shore, NS, B0J 3M0 Tel: 902-627-2600 • 1-800-565-5075 Fax: 902-627-2020 kennancy@eastlink.ca www.oakislandresortandspa.com

Yarmouth & Acadian Shores RODD COLONY HARBOUR INN

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.

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

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

LA SOCIETE SAINT-PIERRE

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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 Chéticamp, 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 Lisette Bourgeois P.O. Box 430, Cheticamp, NS, B0E 1H0 Tel: 902-224-2642 Fax: 902-224-1579 lestroispignons@ns.sympatico.ca lestroispignons.com

WAGMATCOOK CULTURE & HERITAGE CENTRE

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, NS, B0E 3N0 Tel: 902-295-2763 • 1 866 295 2999 Fax: 902-295-3306 info@wagmatcook.com www.wagmatcook.com

Fundy Shore & Annapolis Valley 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! Anne Newman 36 Main Street P.O Box 610, Springhill, NS, 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. Ken Adams PO Box 640; 162 Two Islands Road, Parrsboro, NS, B0M 1S0 Tel: 902-254-3814 • 1-866-856-3466 Fax: 902-254-3666 fundygeo@gov.ns.ca http://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. Sharon Touchie 65 Treaty Trail, Millbrook, NS, B6L 1W3 Tel: 902-843-3493 • 1-800-895-1177 Fax: 902-893-2269 sharon@glooscapheritagecentre.com www.glooscapheritagecentre.com

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GRAND-PRÉ NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE OF CANADA

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.

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

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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 the Mastodon Store with toys and gifts for all ages. Complimentary meals, bus operators and tour guides. Charlene DeConde or Bill Hay Box 1040, Truro, NS, B2N 5G9 Tel: 902-639-2345 Fax: 902-895-7635 mastodon@mastodonridge.com mastodonridge.com

SUGAR MOON FARM

Family-run Maple Syrup Farm and Log Restaurant with locally-inspired Maple cuisine. Group bookings welcome year round. Educational Tours and Tastings in our sugar camp. Maple gift shop. Hiking trails to the sugar woods or easy access to the Rogart Mountain Loop, a 6 km wilderness trail. Monthly “Chef’s Night” - gourmet maple dining experience featuring guest chefs, live music, wine tasting. Only 30 minutes north of Truro toward the scenic Sunrise Trail and North Shore. Quita Gray 221 Alex MacDonald Road, Off Highway 311 north of Truro, Just south of Tatamagouche off the Sunrise Trail, Earltown, NS, B0K 1V0 Tel: 902-657-3348 Fax: 1-866-81-maple (1-866-816-2753) info@sugarmoon.ca www.sugarmoon.ca • www.economusee-atl.com

Halifax Metro ALEXANDER KEITH’S NOVA SCOTIA BREWERY

“Ciad Mille Failte” (100,000 Welcomes) to the award-winning 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. Meredith Lapp, Tour & Event Manager 1496 Lower Water Street, Halifax, NS, 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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FISHERMAN’S COVE

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.

MARITIME MUSEUM OF THE ATLANTIC

Kim Reinhardt 1675 Lower Water Street, Halifax, NS, B3J 1S3 Tel: 902-424-7490 Fax: 902-424-0612 http://maritime.museum.gov.ns.ca

PIER 21 CANADA'S IMMIGRATION MUSEUM

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. Joanna Veale 1055 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS, B3H 4P6 Tel: 902-425-7770 Fax: 902-423-4045 info@pier21.ca www.pier21.ca

South Shore 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, gift-wrapping, catalogue, disability accessible, washroom, motorcoach parking nearby. Member of the Economuseum Network. Open year round.

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Exhibits include: Titanic, the 1917 Halifax Explosion, WWII convoys, 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.

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

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FISHERIES MUSEUM OF THE ATLANTIC The Ultimate Waterfront Experience for the Entire Family in the UNESCO Town of Lunenburg. There are activities, exhibits, films, wharf-side vessels to explore and a fabulous aquarium. Home of Bluenose II and the world's largest collection of Bluenose artifacts. Chat with "old salts" who fished the North Atlantic! Fun for all, rain or shine! Free motor coach parking, complimentary passes for escorts/drivers, special Guided Tours, discounts available for frequently visiting companies. Gift Shop, restaurant, washrooms.

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Ann or Laurie 68 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg, NS, B0J 2C0 Tel: 902-634-4794 • 1-866-579-4909 Fax: 902-634-8990 fma@gov.ns.ca fisheries.museum.gov.ns.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. Donna Wamboldt PO Box 1419 (148 Bristol Ave.), Liverpool, NS, B0T 1K0 Tel: 902-354-4675 • 1-888-450-5525 Fax: 902-354-5199 info@hanksnow.com www.hanksnow.com

FORT POINT LIGHTHOUSE PARK

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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. Refreshments provided with notice. Bus hijacks, guided walking tours, binoculars and washrooms. English, French and German brochures. Mid-May - midOctober. Entrance FREE (donations accepted). Parking. Located 4 mins. from exit 19, off hwy. 103. Ann E. Langille P O Box 1264, (21 Fort Lane via Main Street), Liverpool, NS, B0T 1K0 Tel: 902-354-5260 • 1-800-655-5741 Fax: 902-354-7473 info@regionofqueens.com www.queens.ca

boat tours Halifax Metro FOUR WINDS CHARTERS LTD.

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. Transport Canada approved. Anna Merlin 148 Nautical Way, Tantallon, NS, B3Z 2P3 Tel: 902-492-0022 • 1-877-274-8421 Fax: 902-826-9047 anna@fourwindscharters.com www.fourwindscharters.com

coach lines 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, NS, B0N 1Z0 Tel: 902-866-0965 • 1-877-260-5111 Fax: 902-866-0273 anchorage.greenbay@ns.sympatico.ca www.molegatours.ca

Halifax Metro WHITE’S TRANSIT SERVICE LIMITED

A locally owned company established in 1992, which provides transportation service to tour operators and organized groups. We have vans, mini-coaches (2 X 2008), full size coaches & school buses. Charters can originate anywhere in Nova Scotia and we travel throughout the Atlantic Provinces, Quebec and Ontario. Airport transfers available. Feel free to contact us or visit our website. Major credit cards accepted. Whatever your charter dreams may be - White's transit holds the key! White's Transit 21 Birchwood Road, Williamswood, NS, B3V 1E4 Tel: 902-444-3796 • 1-888-371-8748 Fax: 902-477-4101 whitestransit@whitestransit.com www.whitestransit.com

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Northumberland Shore PICTOU, TOWN OF

Pictou became known as the “Birthplace of New Scotland“ when 189 Scots arrived on the Ship Hector in 1773, beginning a wave of Scottish immigration to the New World. Step aboard the replica Ship Hector and into history at the Hector Heritage Quay. Tours are offered daily by certified Heritage Interpreters in period costumes. Annual festivals celebrate Scottish and Maritime culture. Explore more of Pictou's histo-

ry at McCulloch House and the Northumberland Fisheries Museum. Most attractions, shops, and restaurants are within walking distance of Pictou's historic waterfront. Pictou Recreation, Tourism & Culture PO Box 479, Pictou, NS, B0K 1H0 Tel: 902-485-6057 • 1-877-574-2868 Fax: 902-485-1923 info@townofpictou.com www.townofpictou.com

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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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Michele Bourgeois World Trade Centre, 6th Floor, PO Box 456, 1800 Argyle Street, Halifax, NS, B3J 2R5 Tel: 902-424-5037 1-800-565-0000 (general enquiries) Fax: 902-424-2668 salesNS@gov.ns.ca www.novascotia.com

Fundy Shore & Annapolis Valley CENTRAL NOVA TOURISM ASSOCIATION

Two Distinct Coasts...One Incredible Experience Central Nova Scotia features the famed Bay of Fundy, home to the highest tides in the world, and the Northumberland Strait, a beach lover's paradise. We are thrilled to have several NEW attractions in our region to share! Learn more about central Nova Scotia's Glooscap and Sunrise Trails and how to enhance your Atlantic Canada tour itinerary. Contact us today for details on EXCITING NEW ATLANTIC CANADA TOUR PRODUCT! Devin Trefry 65 Treaty Trail, Millbrook, NS, B6L 1W3 Tel: 902-893-8782 • 1-800-895-1177 Fax: 902-893-2269 info@centralnovascotia.com www.centralnovascotia.com

Halifax Metro DESTINATION HALIFAX

Halifax has a special flavour... romantic, charming and captivating. Stroll through our historic downtown and experience our funky galleries, eclectic boutiques and the longest boardwalk in Canada located on the shores of the Halifax Harbour. Experience our historic sites, worldclass casino and fresh seafood restaurants or head out of the downtown to meander along miles of white-sand beaches and through quaint fishing villages. It’s all here in Halifax --- and your tour should be too! Jonathan Toms, Destination Halifax Suite 802, 1800 Argyle Street, Halifax, NS, B3J 3N8 Tel: 902-422-6347 • 1-877-422-9334 Fax: 902-492-3175 jtoms@destinationhalifax.com www.traveltradehalifax.com www.destinationhalifax.com

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festivals & events Halifax Metro ROYAL NOVA SCOTIA INTERNATIONAL TATTOO

Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo 1586 Queen Street, Halifax, NS, B3J 2J1 Tel: 902-420-1114 • 1-800-563-1114 Fax: 902-423-6629 info@nstattoo.ca www.nstattoo.ca

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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.

receptive tour operators 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. John Furzeland 45 Beamish Road, East Uniacke, NS, B0N 1Z0 Tel: 902-866-0965 • 1-877-260-5111 Fax: 902-866-0273 anchorage.greenbay@ns.sympatico.ca www.molegatours.ca

Halifax Metro BLUE DIAMOND TOURS

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! 207-4 Caxton Close, Halifax, NS, B3L 4J5 Tel: 902-444-6883 • 1-866-414-6883 Fax: 902-445-3311 bobbluediamond@aol.com www.bluediamondtours.com

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recreation & adventure Fundy Shore & Annapolis Valley SHUBENACADIE TIDAL BORE RAFTING PARK & RAFTERS RIDGE COTTAGES

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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! Jack Robinson and Heather Smith RR#4, 12215Route 215 (Urbania), Shubenacadie, NS, B0N 2H0 Tel: 902-758-4032 • 1-800-565-RAFT (7238) Fax: 902-758-1292 info@raftingcanada.ca • www.raftingcanada.ca

restaurants Fundy Shore & Annapolis Valley FUNDY RESTAURANT/ FUNDY DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT & BAR

The Fundy Restaurant is Digby’s Finest “On The Water” and has been serving fresh seafood for over 65 years. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Specializing in fresh Digby scallops, live lobster, seafood, pasta and steak. We have seven distinct indoor dining areas and four outdoor balconies. The Dockside Restaurant & Bar is located just below on Digby’s Waterfront Boardwalk. Large Groups welcome, complimentary meal for escort and driver (25 people or more) and motorcoach parking. Fresh Boiled Lobster Dinner Daily. Dean & Nancy Kenley 34 Water Street, Digby, NS, B0V 1A0 Tel: 902-245-4950; 1-866-445-4950 Fax: 902-245-6680 fundyrestaurant@klis.com www.fundyrestaurant.com

Halifax Metro BLUENOSE II RESTAURANT & GRILL

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Established in 1964, the Bluenose II Restaurant is located in the very center of Downtown Halifax and close to the Casino and Historic Properties. The restaurant provides quality foods such as homemade soups, traditional Nova Scotian seafood dishes and hearty chicken, meat and vegetable meals, as well as Greek specialties. Fully licensed and open daily from 7 am. Seating for 124. Price range: $7.95 to $12.95. Complimentary policy for escort and driver. Motorcoach parking available. John Carvalho 1824 Hollis Street, Halifax, NS, B3J 1W4 Tel: 902-425-5092 Fax: 902-425-0966 bluenoseii@eastlink.ca www.Bluenoseii.ns.ca

WATERFRONT WAREHOUSE

Simply sensational seafood. Featuring live, premium Clearwater lobster and crab tanks, an oyster menu and a fun, nautical atmosphere. Two large patios overlooking the Halifax waterfront are open during the summer months and a huge stone fireplace provides perfect ambience during the cooler seasons. Open everyday from 11:30 a.m. Groups are welcome to come and take part in "Lobster University" and our friendly staff will ensure they enjoy a great taste of Maritime hospitality. Elizabeth Newman 1549 Lower Water Street, Halifax, NS, B3J 1S2 Tel: 902-425-5528 • 1-866-257-0019 Fax: 902-429-8516 sales@rcr.ca www.waterfrontwarehouse.ca

Northumberland Shore MRS. MACGREGOR'S TEA ROOM & RESTAURANT

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, NS, B0K 1H0 Tel: 902-382-1878 info@mrsmacgregors.com www.mrsmacgregors.com

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THE OLD FISH FACTORY RESTAURANT & ICE HOUSE BAR

GROHMANN KNIVES FACTORY OUTLET

Free admission knife factory tours at Grohmann Knives Factory Outlet. Outlet store open Mon-Sat 95, evenings and Sundays seasonal, sells kitchen and outdoor knives, lobster tools, souvenirs, kitchen gadgets and gift items. Free tours usually Mon-Fri 9am-3:30pm minimum 4 adults. Tours approx 20 mins. Bus tour bookings not necessary but preferred. Bus driver/escort discount offered. Disability accessi-

Melody 116 Water Street, Pictou, NS, B0K 1H0 Tel: 902-485-4224 • 1-888-756-4837 Fax: 902-485-5872 grohmann@grohmannknives.com www.grohmannknives.com; www.visitgk.com

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Tour Groups are our Speciality. Why? - Our convenient location overlooking Lunenburg Harbour within the Fisheries Museum.(Elevator access). - A variety of all inclusive Seafood Menu Packages with alternatives for those who prefer otherwise. Complimentary Guide & Driver meals. - Courteous, professionally trained staff ready to cater to all your food and beverage requests. - 160 seats within Maritime nautical themed rooms and air conditioned comfort. Parking for "our" Motorcoach clients, centrally located within UNESCO World Heritage District. Alan Creaser 68 Bluenose Drive at The Fisheries Museum, Lunenburg, NS, B0J2C0 Tel: 902-634-3333 • 1-800-533-9336 Fax: 902-634-7140 info@oldfishfactory.com www.oldfishfactory.com

ble. Sharpening & engraving services. Downtown Pictou, close to Hector Quay tours, restaurants. Free motorcoach/car parking. For information: grohmannknives.com 1-888-756-4837.

THE SOU'WESTER RESTAURANT

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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. 178 Peggy's Point Road, Peggy's Cove, NS, B3Z 3S2 Tel: 902-823-2561 Fax: 902-823-2349 souwester@hfx.eastlink.ca www.peggys-cove.com

Yarmouth & Acadian Shores RUDDER'S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT AND BREW PUB

Soak up the ambiance as you dine on fresh seafood and sip premium-brewed beers at Southwest Nova Scotia’s only microbrewery restaurant. The 18 th 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. Rudder's Restaurant 96 Water Street, Yarmouth, NS, B5A 4B3 Tel: 902-742-7050 (office) 902-742-7311 (restaurant) Fax: 902-742-7729 rudders@eastlink.ca www.ruddersbrewpub.com

shopping Cape Breton Island COOPERATIVE ARTISANALE

This Gift Shop/ Acadian restaurant and Acadian museum features world-famous Cheticamp hand-hooked 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. Dane Poirier 15067 Main Street, Cheticamp, NS, B0E 1H0 Tel: 902-224-2170 Fax: 902-224-2170 coopgiftshop@ns.sympatico.ca www.co-opartisanale.com

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WHIGMALEERIES SCOTTISH TARTAN & GIFT SHOP

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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 clancrested 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, NS, B0K 1H0 Tel: 902-485-2593 • 1-877-467-2687 Fax: 902-485-1820 frances@whigmaleeries.com www.whigmaleeries.com

South Shore AMOS PEWTER

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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, gift-wrapping, catalogue, disability accessible, washroom, motorcoach parking nearby. Member of the Economuseum Network. Open year round.

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THE SOU'WESTER GIFT SHOP

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. Just 30 minutes from metro. Open year-round The Sou’Wester Restaurant & Giftshop, Ltd. 178 Peggy's Point Road, Peggy's Cove, NS, B3Z 3S2 Tel: 902-823-2561 Fax: 902-823-2349 souwester@hfx.eastlink.ca www.peggys-cove.com


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labrador a gem for Groups!

Cupids 400 It is a story that will inspire you at every turn. In 1610, John Guy led a ship of intrepid English settlers across the Atlantic to a sheltered inlet named Cupers Cove in what was then known as the New Founde Land. It was the first English Settlement in what would become Canada. Prepare yourself for the warm embrace of our colourful and passionate community as it welcomes the world to celebrate the place where English Canadian culture first took root.

This is the place where sky, land and water embrace like old friends, where the day dawns

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©Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism

• UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES. Visit Gros Morne National Park (20 times older than The Rockies) and L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site (the only authenticated Viking settlement in North America).

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.

• 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 National Historic Site 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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Artistic expression meets a fresh breeze © Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism

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, 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. 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, this place 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.

• 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. • 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.

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Everything you ever wanted to know about the edge of the Earth.

• 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.

• 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. www.grouptravelplanner.net/atc

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Airports

Area

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)

Area Code 709 — This area code must be dialed for long distance calls into or within Newfoundland & Labrador.

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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)

Languages Capital City St. John’s

Cell Phone Use While Driving 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 Air Labrador (only operates in Labrador & Québec) Provincial Airlines

September and October feature variable temperatures ranging from 26 Celsius (78F) to -3 Celsius (26F). November and December are generally cold.

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.

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

Climate

Police

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.

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 and Labrador City-Wabush, while there are also some larger communities which have Municipal forces.

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Weather Forecasts

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)

http://weatheroffice.gc.ca/canada_e.html

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: 1-800-959-2221 Outside Canada: 613-952-3741

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Principle Centres & Populations

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.

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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 five weigh scale sites along the Trans Canada Highway (TCH). These are Foxtrap near St. John’s, Goobies, Grand Falls - Windsor, Pynn's Brook, and Channel-Portaux Basques. We also have a camera on Route 220 at Salt Pond on the Burin Peninsula, one on Route 430 near Flower's Cove on the Northern Peninsula, one in Happy Valley - Goose Bay, Labrador, and one near L'Anse au Loup, Labrador on Route 510. Our newest cameras are on the TCH at Springdale, Gander and Paddy’s Pond. All 12 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 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. Coastal Labrador Marine Services Tel: 709-724-9173; 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 2010 operating information contact Labrador Marine at 1-866-535-2567 (within the province) or 1-709-535-0810 (outside the province) for further information.

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, 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 Tour 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: • Trails to The Vikings www.westernnl.com • Gros Morne Gatherings www.grosmornetravel.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 Trade Contact: Cathy Anderson Market Development Specialist Tel: 709-729-5633 Fax: 709-729-0057 cathyanderson@gov.nl.ca

Central Region • Exploits Valley Tourism Association www.exploitstourism.ca • Kittiwake Coast Tourism Association www.kittiwakecoast.ca • Coast of Bays Tourism Association www.coastofbays.nl.ca

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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.

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Cape Spear, National Historic Site - This old lighthouse dates to the 1830’s © Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism / Hans G. Pfaff

Avalon Region • Destination St. John’s www.destinationstjohns.com Labrador Skies • Destination Labrador www.destinationlabrador.com • Labrador Lake Melville Tourism Association www.tourismlabrador.com • Labrador Coastal Drive www.labradorcoastaldrive.com

Parks Canada Visitor Information 1-888-773-8888 www.pc.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 Or visit the website at: www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

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scenic drives 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.

Central Region

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.

Drive Times

Avalon Region

All drive times & distances are approximates from Port-aux-Basques using main routes and highways whenever possible. Note: drive times include ferry travel where applicable

To: Corner Brook Grand Falls - Windsor Clarenville St. Anthony St. John’s

Kms 219 477 723 683 909

Miles 136 296 449 423 565

Time (hrs) 2h13m 4h46m 7h11m 9h34m 9h04m

All drive times & distances are approximates from Blanc Sablon using main routes and highways whenever possible. Note: drive times include ferry travel where applicable

To: Cartwright Wabush Red Bay

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This is a land of trees. Huge stands of spruce, birch, and pine are at the heart of Central Newfoundland, the source of livelihood for many of its people today.

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Kms 420 1152 82

Miles 260 716 51

Time (hrs) 6h05m 18h07m 1h15m

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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Avalon Region Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2010 Cupids 400 400th anniversary Celebration of the First English Colony in Canada! Cupids

Jan 8 - Nov 12, 2010 St. John's Storytelling Circle is an informal gathering of (7:30 pm, Second Thurs. storytellers and lovers of a good story. Both experienced of each month) storytellers and newcomers are welcome, and listeners are always needed! St. John's

Jun 16 - 19, 2010 Newfoundland Screech Comedy Festival, The Best of Canadian stand-up! Featuring Shaun Majumder, Mark Critch, John Sheehan - 12 comics in all - Gala hosted by Cathy Jones of 22 Minutes! St. John's

Jun 22 - 26, 2010 Nickel Independent Film Festival The Nickel (check website for times independent Film Festival presents a week of screening of Events) of local and international films each year in late June. St. John's

Jul 3 - 10, 2010 Sound Symposium International festival of New Music and the Arts. An innovative sound environment with indoor and outdoor events, wrapped in Newfoundland's unique landscape. (Event held every second year) St. John's

Jul 29 - Aug 8, 2010 A St. John's Time 11 days of fun with four major festivals and a whole raft of other activities. Incorporating the George Street Festival, Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival, The Buskers Festival, and the Royal St. John's Regatta. St. John's

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Jul 24 - Jul 25, 2010

Wreckhouse Jazz and Blues Celebrating the 8th Annual Wreckhouse International Jazz & Blues Festival in St. John's, NL. What will you be doing this July! St. John's

Southern Shore Shamrock Festival The finest in (1 - 6pm and traditional Newfoundland/Irish music, song and dance 8:30 pm - 1 am, Sat, performed by local and established musicians. 1 - 7 pm Sun.) Ferryland

Jul 29 - Aug 3, 2010 George Street Festival Live entertainment featuring Newfoundland and Canadian acts on the City's most famous street, "George Street". St. John's

Aug 5, 2010 Royal St. John's Regatta Held the first Wednesday in August since 1828 the oldest continuing sporting event. St. John's

Aug 12 - 15, 2010 Brigus Blueberry Festival A fun-filled weekend for all (8 am – 8 pm) ages. Folk festival, cash bar, parade, pie eating contest, Missed Pageant, craft tables, baked goods, traditional food, moose burgers, games of chance, adult dances. 3-foot blueberry pie on display. Fireworks Sunday night. Newfie night, walking tours of Brigus and Ecumenical Service. Brigus

Aug 7 - 9, 2010 Downtown Busker Festival Annual Downtown Busker Festival, International, National and local performers bring downtown alive. St. John's

Aug 6 - 8, 2010 Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Festival in Bannerman Park The festival promotes & preserves the cultural traditions of the province through music, dance and crafts. One of the largest festivals in the province. The folk music event of the summer, featuring performers from all over Newfoundland & Labrador, the rest of Canada and the World at large. St. John's

Eastern Region Jul 4 - Sep 5, 2010 Random Passage Sunday Series Relax and enjoy (2 - 4 pm) traditional Newfoundland music outside and unplugged by some of our finest Newfoundland musicians. New Bonaventure

Jun 11 - Oct 15, 2010 Rising Tide Theatre Seasons in the Bight Theatre (Box office open daily) Festival - Rising Tide's award-winning blend of history, drama & culture set amidst the magnificent backdrop of historic Trinity & presented by 40 of the province's finest professional artists offstage and on. Trinity

Jun 26 - Aug 30, 2010 Grand Bank Regional Theatre Festival Dinner Theater, plays, Lunch Time Theatre - we have it all at the Grand Bank Regional Theater Festival. (Box office Mon - Sat 9am - 9pm) Grand Bank

Jun 28 - Sep 5 Rising Tide Theatre New Founde Lande Trinity Pageant (2 pm Wed & Sat) The outdoor anchor event of Seasons in the Bight Festival, The Pageant takes you on a magical journey through the lanes, roads and historic Sites of Trinity. Trinity


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Jul 2010, TBA Exploits Valley Salmon Festival Annual Salmon Festival (3rd weekend in Jul) features Newfoundland's premier outdoor concert, stadium dances, Salmon dinner, and Newfie Night. One of the Top 100 events in North America, Salmon Festival is truly a "Small Wonder." Continues to be a "Must See" for tourist and locals alike. Grand Falls-Windsor

Jul 17 - 25, 2010

Jul 1 to Sep, 2010, TBA

Twillingate/New World Island Fish Fun & Folk Festival Parade, fireworks, traditional Newfoundland music, variety fish meals, kids show, dances, giant craft show, unforgettable scenery. 30th Anniversary Celebrations of the Fish, Fun & Folk Festival. Twillingate

Corner Brook's Sounds of Summer Series Enjoy our local musicians as they entertain throughout the summer. Series begin with the Corner Brook Day Celebrations and Continues until the end summer. Tue Evenings at Majestic Lawn, Thu Evenings at Margaret Bowater Park. Corner Brook

Western Region

Jul 9 - 18, 2010

May 14 - 23, 2010

Beaches Accordion Festival - Accordion celebration beginners/advanced workshops, five concerts local/ provincial players/groups, gospel show, buskers. Eastport

Trails, Tales and Tunes Walking and Entertainment Festival - Our third annual 10-day celebration will offer once again a fabulous mix of outdoor activities, storytelling, and great music, all set in the stunning landscape of Gros Morne National Park. Norris Point

Jul 23 - Aug 2, 2010 Flying Boat Festival International Dance, food, & fireworks. highlight this annual celebrations of Botwood's unique role in aviation History. Botwood

Jul 29 - Aug 2, 2010 Gander's Festival of Flight Celebrate Gander's aviation history and the birthday of one of our favorite residents. Commander Gander at the Festival of Flight. A wide range of events for everyone. Gander

Jun, 2010 TBA Summer Solstice Viking Festival Norstead Game, storytelling, bonfire, market place, concert, competitions, play, educational tours, lecture, music, food and demonstrations. L'Anse aux Meadows

Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2010

Jul 16 - Aug 13, 2010 Gros Morne Summer Music One of Canada's most (Show Starts at 8pm) eclectic, innovative festivals featuring many styles of music from artists from around the world. Corner Brook

Aug 18 - 22, 2010 Writers at Woody Point The sixth year of our festival continues with its successful formula of reading by authors from Newfoundland & Labrador and elsewhere, along with great musical entertainment, in the intimate setting of the Woody Point Heritage Theatre. Check our website for this year's line-up. Woody Point

Jun 2010, TBA Iceberg Festival The 10 day celebration featuring traditional music, nature walks, boat tours and, of course, great Newfoundland food and hospitality. St. Anthony

Jul 2010, TBA

Norstead Theatre Norstead Viking Village Viking Themed dramatic performance in Chieftains Hall at Norstead. L'Anse aux Meadows

The Great Fogo Island Punt Race To There and Back Celebrating 300 Years of Wooden Boat Heritage. Fogo Island

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Aug 13 - 15, 2010

Stephenville Theatre Festival Professional theatre company. All performances are at the Arts & Culture Centre. Stephenville

Cain's Quest Snowmobile Endurance Race Cain's Quest is (8:30am - 4:30pm) Canada's longest snowmobile endurance race. It will take teams of 2 riders and their sleds take an unforgettable journey racing approximately 2500 km through the rugged landscape and vast wilderness of Labrador. Labrador City

Brimstone Head Folk Festival Outdoor festival in a rugged picturesque cove, offering traditional Newfoundland & Irish music. Fogo Island is a 40 minute ferry ride from Farewell on Route 335. The festival features both professional & local entertainers. (Aug 13, 7 - 12pm, Aug 14, 1:30 - 11pm, Aug 15, 1:30 - 12pm) Fogo

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History By Accident, Battle Harbour, Labrador, Labrador © Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism

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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.

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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. You will then be able to take the Sir Robert Bond 12 hour vehicle ferry ride from Cartwright to Happy Valley-Goose Bay and have the opportunity to tour Central Labrador. For 2010 operating information contact Labrador Marine at 1-866-535-2567 (within the province) or 1-709-535-0810 (outside the province) for information.Another option for touring Central and Western Labrador is by utilizing a fly & drive into Happy Valley-Goose Bay or Labrador City/Wabush. From either point, you can drive through central and western 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 the Labrador interior.

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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

Forteau - G8

Visit Bakeapple Folk Festival held in August.

L’Anse Amour - G8

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.

l’anse-au-loup 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.

Cartwright - G6

This community is the main service centre for the coast of Labrador and departure point for the ferry to Happy Valley-Goose Bay. For 2010 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.

North West River - E6

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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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.

Gateway Labrador - A7

Gateway Labrador will offer year round interpretive displays of local history and artifacts describing Labrador's rich history, as well as tourism information.

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.

Churchill Falls - B6

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The Sod Huts L’Anse aux Meadows, National Historic Site © Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism/Bairett and Mackay

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.

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The main entry point to Newfoundland, offers 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. Railway Heritage Centre - Located at the entrance to Port aux Basques, see restored trains and historical displays. Cape Ray Paleoeskimo Site - 1800 years ago the Dorset Paleoeskimo occupied a site at Cape Ray for about 800 years. 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 -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

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

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Stephenville - C7

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.

Port au Port - C7

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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, 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 - G1

A UNESCO World Heritage Site where the Vikings established the first European settlement in North America over 1,000 years ago. During 2000 we celebrated the 1000th anniversary of the Vikings coming to L’Anse aux Meadows. 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

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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Western Brook Pond, Gros Morne National Park - A Glacier carved fjord with walls 2,000 feet high © Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism / Hans G. Pfaff

Deer Lake - D6

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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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.

Norris Point - D5

Cow Head - D4

The Dr. Henry N. Payne Community Museum (formerly Tête de Vaché Museum/Crafts) 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.

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.

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!

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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Hawke’s Bay - E3

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.

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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routing This region starts at Baie Vert 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. Along the way, turning off to the coast is a must to visit some more fascinating places. 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 Grand Falls-Windsor is an ideal base for exploring some of the highlights of the Central Region. Grand Falls - Windsor to: Km Mi Bishop’s Falls 15 9 Town of Botwood 36 22 Lewisporte 64 39 Twillingate 149 92

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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

Fortune Harbour - C2

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At Twillingate, you can take a boat tour to see whales, icebergs and rugged coastline © Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism / Hans G. Pfaff

Visit a mussel farming operation and learn about aquaculture in Newfoundland. Boat tours available.

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.

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Twillingate - D2

Located along the Kittiwake Coast, 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.

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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". A complimentary step-on guide will take your group through a tour highlighting 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.

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Banting Memorial Interpretation Centre - E3

Barbour Living Heritage Village - F3

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A much photographed fishing community on the Eastport Peninsula, another well known destination for groups.

Terra Nova National Park - E5

Terra Nova preserves 400 square kilometres of picturesque wilderness and coastline. Numerous saltwater sounds or fjords indent the landscape of forested hills, barrens and bogs. Visitor Information Centre, Salton’s Brook features local cuisine, interactive displays and exhibits of the local marine habitat.

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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 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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Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site ©Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism

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 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. (re-opening in 2010 from May 24 - Oct 13))

The Winterland Eco Museum - D7

3km of accessible trail with interactive exhibits of the area’s natural and cultural heritage. Facilities include an observation tower, wildlife blind, outdoor classroom and numerous rest areas.

Burin Heritage Museum - D7

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St. Lawrence Miner’s Memorial Museum - D7

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. 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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