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Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: A landmark hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia at the corner of Quinpool Road and Robie Street, the Atlantica provides a modern, urban hotel experience in the heart of Halifax while still offering the warmth of East Coast hospitality.

Contact info:
1980 Robie Street
Halifax, NS B3H 3G5 Canada
phone: 902-423-1161
web: www.atlanticahotelhalifax.com

Room amenities: Complimentary high speed Internet, two telephones, key card system for security, coffee/tea maker, iron/ironing board, cable/satellite TV, hair dryer, vanity mirror, individual climate control, iPod compatible docking station.

Facility amenities: Leisure facilities (indoor pool, wading pool, sauna, whirlpool), seasonal outside deck, air conditioned fitness room, gift shop, ATM machine, on-site restaurant (Seasons), wine bar, seasonal concierge services, information on local tourist attractions, business centre services, credit card accessible computer and printer, heated underground garage, dry cleaning pickup, on-site guest self-laundry facilities, free local phone calls, safety deposit box available at Front Desk, room service. The hotel is 100% non-smoking.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact hotel directly.
Contact the Atlantica hotel directly for availability. Toll Free: 1-888-810-7288 or email reservations@atlanticahalifax.com

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Wednesday, July 08 - Arrival and Check-In/Welcome Dinner/Orientation
Afternoon: Arrivals and transfers to the program hotel in Halifax, NS in the afternoon. Check-in is available after 3:00 p.m. Meet your Group Leader between 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the hotel to register and get your welcome packet; or pick up your package at the front desk if you arrive after 5:00 p.m.



Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel at 6:00 p.m. Following dinner you will meet for introductions, a review of the program itinerary and site orientation.

Lodging: Atlantica Hotel Halifax

Meals Included: Dinner

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: A landmark hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia at the corner of Quinpool Road and Robie Street, the Atlantica provides a modern, urban hotel experience in the heart of Halifax while still offering the warmth of East Coast hospitality.

Contact info:
1980 Robie Street
Halifax, NS B3H 3G5 Canada
phone: 902-423-1161
web: www.atlanticahotelhalifax.com

Room amenities: Complimentary high speed Internet, two telephones, key card system for security, coffee/tea maker, iron/ironing board, cable/satellite TV, hair dryer, vanity mirror, individual climate control, iPod compatible docking station.

Facility amenities: Leisure facilities (indoor pool, wading pool, sauna, whirlpool), seasonal outside deck, air conditioned fitness room, gift shop, ATM machine, on-site restaurant (Seasons), wine bar, seasonal concierge services, information on local tourist attractions, business centre services, credit card accessible computer and printer, heated underground garage, dry cleaning pickup, on-site guest self-laundry facilities, free local phone calls, safety deposit box available at Front Desk, room service. The hotel is 100% non-smoking.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact hotel directly.
Contact the Atlantica hotel directly for availability. Toll Free: 1-888-810-7288 or email reservations@atlanticahalifax.com

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Thursday, July 09 - Historic Lunenburg/Peggy's Cove/Introduction to N...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Depart for the South Shore to explore Lunenburg's narrow streets on foot; visit its historic churches and examine the Victorian architecture of the Old Town. The town's picture-postcard harbor, its colorful waterfront and the homes of flamboyant sea captains reflect its seafaring heritage. Many of these beautifully maintained homes were on the original town plan, established in 1753, the first British colonial settlement in Nova Scotia outside Halifax. Later, a vibrant economy was built on farming, fishing, shipbuilding and trade, particularly with the West Indies. The renowned fishing and racing schooner Bluenose was built here in 1912, as was the replica Bluenose II in 1963.

Lunch: Lunch on your own to enjoy one of the many local harbor side establishments.

Afternoon: Travel to Peggy's Cove, one of the most picturesque and charming fishing villages on the East Coast with its rustic, weathered wharves balanced on huge granite boulders. The town is named after the sole survivor of a schooner shipwrecked on Halibut Rock off Lighthouse Point: Peggy (Margaret) of the Cove. The most well-known lighthouse in Canada, and one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world, was built here in 1914. Positioned on a granite ledge, it served as the local post office until November 2009.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant in Halifax.

Evening: We start the morning with a presentation by a local historian who will introduce you to the history of Nova Scotia and the city of Halifax.

Lodging: Atlantica Hotel Halifax

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Silver Dart Lodge is conveniently located on 90 acres of nature, just on the outskirts of the bustling village of Baddeck, at the beginning and end of the famed Cabot Trail. Toll Free: 888-662-7484

Contact info:
257 Shore Road
Baddeck, NS B0E 1BO Canada
phone: 902-295-2340
web: www.maritimeinns.com/en/home/silverdartlodge/default.aspx

Room amenities: Cable TV, telephone, free Wi-Fi.

Facility amenities: Our onsite amenities include a gift shop, heated swimming pool, fitness centre, private beach, walking trails, lakeside gazebo, McCurdy's Dining Room, Observation Deck Lounge, and best of all - a gorgeous view of the beautiful Bras d'Or Lakes. Whether you want to sit and relax while taking in the beautiful scenery or get active and take a hike on the walking trails, kayak on the lakes, or tour around the Cabot Trail, we're sure your stay at Silver Dart Lodge will be most enjoyable.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Three: Friday, July 10 - Hector Heritage Quay/Baddeck/Alexander Graham Bel...
Hector Heritage Quay/Baddeck/Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

Note: Coach from Pictou to Baddeck approximately 3 - 3.5 hours, with stops and interpretation en route.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: We check-out of the hotel and set out for Cape Breton. En route to Baddeck, we will stop at the Hector Heritage Quay, located on the scenic Pictou waterfront. The site offers visitors a unique glimpse into the journey of early Scottish settlers to Nova Scotia and their life in the new world. The proud centerpiece of the award-winning attraction is a full-scale reproduction of the tall ship Hector that is renowned for bringing the first wave of Scottish immigrants to Nova Scotia in 1773. It was this historic voyage that established Pictou as the "Birthplace of New Scotland".

Lunch: Lunch en route to Cape Breton.

Afternoon: Continue on to Cape Breton Island to the town of Baddeck and visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. Discover how air and water captured Alexander Graham Bell's imagination. Explore the amazing life of the man who invented the telephone and his many accomplishments, including his work to bridge the world between sound and silence by teaching the deaf to speak.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.

Evening: Rest at your hotel or explore the area on your own.

Lodging: Silver Dart Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Silver Dart Lodge is conveniently located on 90 acres of nature, just on the outskirts of the bustling village of Baddeck, at the beginning and end of the famed Cabot Trail. Toll Free: 888-662-7484

Contact info:
257 Shore Road
Baddeck, NS B0E 1BO Canada
phone: 902-295-2340
web: www.maritimeinns.com/en/home/silverdartlodge/default.aspx

Room amenities: Cable TV, telephone, free Wi-Fi.

Facility amenities: Our onsite amenities include a gift shop, heated swimming pool, fitness centre, private beach, walking trails, lakeside gazebo, McCurdy's Dining Room, Observation Deck Lounge, and best of all - a gorgeous view of the beautiful Bras d'Or Lakes. Whether you want to sit and relax while taking in the beautiful scenery or get active and take a hike on the walking trails, kayak on the lakes, or tour around the Cabot Trail, we're sure your stay at Silver Dart Lodge will be most enjoyable.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Four: Saturday, July 11 - Acadian Culture/Rug Hooking Demonstration/Cape Br...
Acadian Culture/Rug Hooking Demonstration/Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Stop in Cheticamp, a coastal town famous for its rug-hooking tradition and enjoy a demonstration. The internationally renowned Cheticamp hooked rug enjoys a colorful history. Their popularity is due to the perfect workmanship, rich pastel colors, diversity of design and the distinguished owners who display them with pride of history and talent.

Morning: Explore the Cabot Trail and Cape Breton Highlands National Park as you journey through this spectacularly scenic area. Our local expert will provide a presentation on the Acadians of Cape Breton and interpretation along the way. The Cabot Trail is a paved road that loops 185 miles around the northern tip of Cape Breton. This remote rugged area passes through many charming Celtic communities, each with breathtaking scenery and unforgettable hospitality. Cape Breton Highlands National Park conserves and protects the majestic highlands and coastal wilderness stretching across the northern tip of Cape Breton Island between the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Atlantic Ocean.

Lunch: Picnic lunch en route.

Afternoon: After lunch we go for a leisurely guided walk in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Watch for whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence from the viewing decks. Moose, bald eagles, bears and numerous boreal birds live in this habitat.

Dinner: Enjoy a traditional lobster supper in Baddeck.

Lodging: Silver Dart Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Silver Dart Lodge is conveniently located on 90 acres of nature, just on the outskirts of the bustling village of Baddeck, at the beginning and end of the famed Cabot Trail. Toll Free: 888-662-7484

Contact info:
257 Shore Road
Baddeck, NS B0E 1BO Canada
phone: 902-295-2340
web: www.maritimeinns.com/en/home/silverdartlodge/default.aspx

Room amenities: Cable TV, telephone, free Wi-Fi.

Facility amenities: Our onsite amenities include a gift shop, heated swimming pool, fitness centre, private beach, walking trails, lakeside gazebo, McCurdy's Dining Room, Observation Deck Lounge, and best of all - a gorgeous view of the beautiful Bras d'Or Lakes. Whether you want to sit and relax while taking in the beautiful scenery or get active and take a hike on the walking trails, kayak on the lakes, or tour around the Cabot Trail, we're sure your stay at Silver Dart Lodge will be most enjoyable.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Five: Sunday, July 12 - Fortress Louisbourg National Historic Site/Baddec...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Explore The Fortress Louisbourg National Historic Site, a breathtaking historic site with a Parks Canada interpreter to discover the history of Nova Scotia and the battle between the French and the English for control of North America. Founded by the French in 1763 and abandoned by the British in 1768, Louisbourg was a place of great importance in North America. It was the administrative capital of French holdings in Atlantic Canada and one of France's key economic and military centers in the New World. It was also a center for trade with France, the French West Indies, Lower Canada (now Quebec), Acadia and New England. This site is North America's largest historical reconstruction. Unlike most colonial settlements, no modern city was built here; thus, the site preserves a massive archaeological time capsule.

Lunch: Lunch on site at Hotel de la Marine. Enjoy a meal as the inhabitants would in 1744 featuring 18th century cuisine.

Afternoon: Field trip at the Fortress continues. The fortress is alive with animators in full costume and character. Visit the lively town tavern, see Chapelle St. Louis, the garrison chapel, or explore the King's Bastion Barracks, the largest building on site and one of the largest buildings in North America in its day. Stroll through the fortress streets amongst the impressive walls, majestic gates, quaint homes and formal gardens. Return to Baddeck late afternoon.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.

Evening: Enjoy an evening of traditional Celtic music, dance and culture in Baddeck. The Ceilidh features featuring fiddle, piano, and dance performances. Discover some of the music that has put this island on the map, drawing attention from all over the globe and bringing hundreds of thousands of visitors to Nova Scotia.

Lodging: Silver Dart Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
146 Pownal Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 3W6 Canada
phone: 902-892-1217
web: www.thehotelonpownal.com

Room amenities: Rooms feature wireless high speed Internet, 40" flat screen TVs and alarm clocks with iPod docking stations.

Facility amenities: Wireless high-speed internet. Coffee, tea and treats are available 24 hours/day in the lobby. Freshly baked chocolate chip cookies are available every day after 3:00 p.m.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Monday, July 13 - Ferry to Prince Edward Island/Introduction to PEI...
Ferry to Prince Edward Island/Introduction to PEI/Walking Historic Charlottetown/PEI History, Culture and People

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel in Baddeck.

Morning: We check-out of the hotel and travel by coach to catch the ferry to Prince Edward Island. The relaxing ferry ride to Prince Edward Island allows you to breathe in the bracing sea air and photograph the picturesque views. Gain an overview of Prince Edward Island in a presentation by your Group Leader en route. We disembark the ferry at Wood Island, then travel on to Charlottetown.

Lunch: Lunch at a restaurant en route.

Afternoon: A local historian will guide you on a walking exploration of Charlottetown, the birthplace of Confederation. Visit Beaconsfield Historic House with its mansard roof, elaborate gingerbread trim, and crowning belvedere stands. Learn about historic architecture with this enduring symbol of Victorian elegance. Hear about the restoration of Charlottetown's historic properties as you continue along Great George Street and visit St. Dunstan Cathedral as well as location for the last public hanging in the city. Learn about the high-profile people of the city, the prosperity and bust of its merchants, and of course the Fathers of Confederation.

Dinner: Dinner on your own to explore local fare.

Lodging: The Hotel on Pownal

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
146 Pownal Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 3W6 Canada
phone: 902-892-1217
web: www.thehotelonpownal.com

Room amenities: Rooms feature wireless high speed Internet, 40" flat screen TVs and alarm clocks with iPod docking stations.

Facility amenities: Wireless high-speed internet. Coffee, tea and treats are available 24 hours/day in the lobby. Freshly baked chocolate chip cookies are available every day after 3:00 p.m.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Tuesday, July 14 - Green Gables National Historic Site/Dalvay-by-the...
Green Gables National Historic Site/Dalvay-by-the-Sea/Prince Edward Island National Park/Entertainment - Highland Storm

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Parks Canada staff will present the history of Green Gables National Historic Site and its significance to Canadian literary history. Spend time at Green Gables, the famed fictional home of red-haired Anne Shirley, the heroine of Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic 1908 novel, "Anne of Green Gables". Discover the history of the house as well as biographical information about Montgomery. Green Gables, part of Lucy Maud Montgomery's Cavendish National Historic Site, has become famous around the world as the inspiration for the setting in Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic tale of fiction.

Lunch: Lunch at Dalvay-by-the-Sea. Following lunch, explore the fascinating background of historic Dalvay-by- the-Sea, a National Historic Site of Canada. This elegant Queen Anne Revival home was built in 1895 by a Scottish-American oil tycoon.

Afternoon: At the Dunelands Trail area of Prince Edward Island National Park, you will discover its diverse habitats. Known for its wetlands and forests, the park provides a home for a variety of plants and animals, but more for its beaches, sandstone cliffs sand dunes, barrier islands and sand pits. The coastal area is inhabited by the endangered Piping Plover, whose nesting sites are protected. The park is a dynamic system of shifting sand carried by wind and waves, and is the finest example of sand-dune ecosystems in Atlantic Canada. Enjoy time to walk along the beach.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.

Evening: Celtic culture comes alive at The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada! With a mandate to preserve and promote the Celtic heritage of Canada's most Celtic province, Prince Edward Island, The College ignites passion in the hearts and minds of students and visitors alike. Uplift your spirits and feel the exhilaration of Highland Storm, a Celtic music and dance show involving the very best in Island talent. Featuring a cast of over thirty, this high-energy show captivates visitors with the fast-paced feet of the Highland and step dancers, stirred by the sounds of the pipes and drums.

Lodging: The Hotel on Pownal

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of uptown, above Brunswick Square shopping complex, the hotel is connected by an indoor walkway to Market Square, the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre and Saint John City Market.

Contact info:
39 King Street
Saint John, NB E2L 4W3 Canada
phone: 506-648-1981
web: www.deltahotels.com/hotels/hotels.php?hotelId=4

Room amenities: All rooms have individual temperature control, hairdryer, telephone, iron and ironing board, 24 hour room service, 32" LCD TV, complimentary wireless high speed Internet access, AM/FM clock radios, iPod docking station, coffee/tea, small refrigerator and microwave, laundry/valet service available, guest room voice mail.

Facility amenities: The hotel’s health club facilities are open seven days a week, 5:30 am to 12:00 midnight. They include an indoor pool, whirlpool, saunas, exercise room, full change rooms and showers. Access is complimentary to hotel guests. Drycleaning and laundry services are available.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Wednesday, July 15 - Hopewell Rocks/Fundy National Park
Note: You will encounter a few flights of stairs to access the ocean floor at Hopewell Rocks.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Travel from Prince Edward Island to New Brunswick via the Confederation Bridge. The bridge joins these two eastern Canadian provinces, making travel throughout the Maritimes easy and convenient. The curved, 12.9 kilometre (8 mile) long bridge is the longest in the world crossing ice-covered water, and more than a decade after its construction, it endures as one of Canada’s top engineering achievements of the 20th century.



An expert will discuss the significance of the Bay of Fundy and coastal New Brunswick at Hopewell Rocks. Over thousands of years, the Bay of Fundy's mighty tides have shaped the landscape of coastal New Brunswick. The Hopewell Rocks are also called the Flowerpot Rocks and created by the clash of continents, carved by melting glaciers and then sculpted by the highest tides in the world. .

Lunch: Lunch at the Hopewell Rocks Interpretive Centre.

Afternoon: Embark on a tidal walk with a local naturalist at Hopewell Rocks. Walk the ocean floor (weather and tides permitting) at low tide out to the Hopewell Rocks to learn about New Brunswick's most famous geological feature. Travel through Fundy National Park along the New Brunswick coast with its impressive views of seaside cliffs and colorful forests. Travel to Saint John and check into the hotel.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Evening: Enjoy the evening to explore Saint John on your own or relax at the hotel.

Lodging: Delta Brunswick

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of uptown, above Brunswick Square shopping complex, the hotel is connected by an indoor walkway to Market Square, the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre and Saint John City Market.

Contact info:
39 King Street
Saint John, NB E2L 4W3 Canada
phone: 506-648-1981
web: www.deltahotels.com/hotels/hotels.php?hotelId=4

Room amenities: All rooms have individual temperature control, hairdryer, telephone, iron and ironing board, 24 hour room service, 32" LCD TV, complimentary wireless high speed Internet access, AM/FM clock radios, iPod docking station, coffee/tea, small refrigerator and microwave, laundry/valet service available, guest room voice mail.

Facility amenities: The hotel’s health club facilities are open seven days a week, 5:30 am to 12:00 midnight. They include an indoor pool, whirlpool, saunas, exercise room, full change rooms and showers. Access is complimentary to hotel guests. Drycleaning and laundry services are available.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Nine: Thursday, July 16 - Legacy of Loyalists and Shipbuilders/Quaco Museum...
Legacy of Loyalists and Shipbuilders/Quaco Museum/St. Martins Sea Caves and Tidal Harbor/Fundy Trail

Note: During your field trip to St. Martins Sea Caves and tidal harbor, you will experience rocky, pebble-like terrain.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Discover the legacy of Loyalists and Shipbuilders at the Quaco Museum in a session conducted by the curator and a local genealogist. Learn about the arrival of the Loyalists and the shipbuilding industry that at one time made St. Martins the second wealthiest community in the British Empire. Take an opportunity to explore the museum exhibits and archives.



Then we visit the Sea Caves and tidal harbor in St. Martins, followed by a historic walk of the village. Discover St. Martins' quiet beaches, cliffs, caves, lighthouses and covered bridges while learning about the tides, geology and history of the area with a local expert. Marvel at the highest tides in the world sweeping in and out each day, carving sea stacks and caves into the rugged red cliffs that surround the village.

Lunch: Lunch at the Tidal Watch Inn.

Afternoon: A second presentation explains the Bay of Fundy Tides, the highest in the world. Then explore the Fundy Trail with your local guide.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.

Evening: Following dinner, return to Saint John.

Lodging: Delta Brunswick

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: A landmark hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia at the corner of Quinpool Road and Robie Street, the Atlantica provides a modern, urban hotel experience in the heart of Halifax while still offering the warmth of East Coast hospitality.

Contact info:
1980 Robie Street
Halifax, NS B3H 3G5 Canada
phone: 902-423-1161
web: www.atlanticahotelhalifax.com

Room amenities: Complimentary high speed Internet, two telephones, key card system for security, coffee/tea maker, iron/ironing board, cable/satellite TV, hair dryer, vanity mirror, individual climate control, iPod compatible docking station.

Facility amenities: Leisure facilities (indoor pool, wading pool, sauna, whirlpool), seasonal outside deck, air conditioned fitness room, gift shop, ATM machine, on-site restaurant (Seasons), wine bar, seasonal concierge services, information on local tourist attractions, business centre services, credit card accessible computer and printer, heated underground garage, dry cleaning pickup, on-site guest self-laundry facilities, free local phone calls, safety deposit box available at Front Desk, room service. The hotel is 100% non-smoking.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact hotel directly.
Contact the Atlantica hotel directly for availability. Toll Free: 1-888-810-7288 or email reservations@atlanticahalifax.com

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Ten: Friday, July 17 - Coach to Halifax/Citadel National Historic Site
Note: Coach to Halifax approximately 4.5 hours; rest and lunch stops en route.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: This morning we leave New Brunswick behind and make our way back to Halifax.

Lunch: Lunch on your own en route to Halifax. Stops along the way will be provided.

Afternoon: Explore the grounds of the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site with a local expert and hear about the major role it has played in the development of Halifax and the importance of the city as a major North American port. The present Citadel, completed in 1856, is the fourth fort to occupy the hill overlooking Halifax Harbour. It was established to guard against a land-based attack from the United States. This massive, star-shaped masonry structure is an excellent example of a 19th-century bastion fortification.

Dinner: Farewell dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Atlantica Hotel Halifax

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Eleven: Saturday, July 18 - Program Concludes/Departure
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel at 8:00 a.m.

Morning: Departures after breakfast as per individual travel plans. Hotel check-out is 12:00 p.m. This concludes our program. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please be in touch via the Road Scholar Social Network, where you can share memories, pictures and comments. Best wishes for all your journeys.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Halifax, Nova Scotia
City TourExperience Maritime charm and hospitality in the historical city of Halifax, Nova Scotia on Canada's East Coast. Enjoy all this lively city has to offer by taking a private Halifax tour with a friendly local guide.
For additional information, visit: www.toursbylocals.com/Halifax-Tours?s=BA_11_002B_Halifax%20city%20tour&utm_source=MSAC&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=11_002B
Maritime Museum of the AtlanticVisit the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, offering a great look into the maritime history of Atlantic Canada. The museum is the oldest and largest maritime museum in Canada and was first created by a group of Royal Canadian Navy officers who envisioned a place where Canada's naval past could be preserved. You will be introduced to the age of steamships, local small craft, the Royal Canadian and Merchant Navies, and WWII convoys. The museum also tells the story of famous historical events such as "The Battle of the Atlantic", the Halifax explosion of 1917, Nova Scotia's role in the aftermath of the Titanic disaster, various shipwrecks and more.
For additional information, visit: www.novascotia.com/see-do/attractions/maritime-museum-of-the-atlantic/1448
Pier 21Pier 21 is a National Historic Site which was the gateway to Canada for one million immigrants between 1928 and 1971. It also served as the departure point for 500,000 Canadian Military personnel during the Second World War. Today, Pier 21 hosts the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 —Atlantic Canada’s only national museum! Learn about the experiences of immigrants as they arrived in Canada, the vital role of immigration in the building of Canada and the contributions of immigrants to our country—all at one unique place.
For additional information, visit: www.pier21.ca/about
Province HouseThis site is historically significant for several reasons, most notably because it was the home of Canada's oldest provincial legislature and of Britain's first overseas self-government. The Georgian-style building first opened in 1842 and was described as a 'gem' by famous author Charles Dickens. Visitors can learn about the history of the site and the current Legislative Assembly through guided tours, displays and an audio-visual presentation. Province House is open year-round and can be visited at 1726 Hollis Street. Guided tours are available.
For additional information, visit: www.halifaxkiosk.com/halifax-tour/Province-House.php
Baddeck, Nova Scotia
CeilidhCape Breton fiddle music and dance featured during live performances 7 nights a week. Casual setting, audience participation if willing, tea, Cape Breton oatcakes or cold drinks (non-alcoholic) for $1.00 all available
For additional information, visit: www.visitbaddeck.com/events/gathering.html
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Confederation Centre of the ArtsConfederation Centre is open year-round and showcases the best in Canadian visual and performing arts. It houses several theatres, an art gallery, a restaurant and a gift shop.
For additional information, visit: www.confederationcentre.com/en/
Peake's WharfExplore the historic waterfront merchants at Peake’s Wharf on the Charlottetown waterfront. Peake’s Wharf offers something for everyone: crafts, clothing, fine gifts, souvenirs and great live Island music.
For additional information, visit: www.peakesquay.com/

Important information about your itinerary:
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26 meals: 10 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 9 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
17 Field trips
2 Performances

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