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The Saltscapes and Seaways of the Canadian Maritimes

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Program #12368RJ
8 Days | 7 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Aug 24 — Aug 31, 2014

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Located in the quaint village of Stanley Bridge overlooking beautiful New London Bay and the Cavendish Sandspit. Close to the Stanley Bridge wharf and near local boutiques, golf courses, PEI National Park.

Contact info:
RR #6
Kensington, PE C0B 1M0 Canada
phone: 800-361-2882
web: www.stanleybridgeresort.com

Room amenities: Rooms are extra large and all have water views

Facility amenities: Beautiful grounds with gardens, on-site restaurant, antique store and boutique, outdoor heated pool and hot tub, meeting rooms, laundry, fitness centre.

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

Additional nights before: Call for info
Call for information and current rates

Check in time: 1:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, August 24 - Orientation to your Road Scholar program and part...
Afternoon: Independent arrivals to Stanley Bridge Country Resort for check in after 3:00 pm.

Dinner: There are two restaurants on site that provide lovely meals, or you may choose to eat prior to your arrival at Stanley Bridge Country Resort.

Evening: Orientation for your Road Scholar program will be held at 7:00 pm in one of the meeting rooms at the Stanley Bridge Country Resort.

Lodging: Stanley Bridge Country Resort

Type: Conference Center

Description: Located in the quaint village of Stanley Bridge overlooking beautiful New London Bay and the Cavendish Sandspit. Close to the Stanley Bridge wharf and near local boutiques, golf courses, PEI National Park.

Contact info:
RR #6
Kensington, PE C0B 1M0 Canada
phone: 800-361-2882
web: www.stanleybridgeresort.com

Room amenities: Rooms are extra large and all have water views

Facility amenities: Beautiful grounds with gardens, on-site restaurant, antique store and boutique, outdoor heated pool and hot tub, meeting rooms, laundry, fitness centre.

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

Additional nights before: Call for info
Call for information and current rates

Check in time: 1:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, August 25 - Intro to the Canadian Maritimes/Stories of Shipwr...
Intro to the Canadian Maritimes/Stories of Shipwrecks and Rum Running//Green Gables/beaches, graveyards and the Yankee Gale/Organic farm visit/Community Ceilidh

Breakfast: Breakfast on-site at Stanley Bridge Country Resort

Morning: Enjoy an introductory lecture on the history and culture of the Canadian Maritime provinces. Hear some engaging stories about shipwrecks, rum running, and colorful stories of characters from Prince Edward Island history. Then it is off to Green Gables National Historic site to learn all about the facts behind the fiction of L.M. Montgomery's famous novel, Anne of Green Gables.

Lunch: Lunch prepared by a Culinary Institute chef incorporating Island seafood and farm products. Always a hit!

Afternoon: After lunch you will head to French River, one of the most picturesque and photographed spots on PEI. You will have a presentation and have a chance to walk on the beach and visit a seaside graveyard to learn about the famous Yankee Gale. This will be followed by a wonderful presentation and guided visit to an organic farm. Your presenter will capture your attention with his passion and engaging style. He is known for his farming skills along with being instrumental in growing the organic movement on Prince Edward Island.

Dinner: Dinner will be at a local inn known for its wonderful food and outstanding service.

Evening: Attend a community ceilidh (traditional music, dance, humour)

Lodging: Stanley Bridge Country Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Located in the quaint village of Stanley Bridge overlooking beautiful New London Bay and the Cavendish Sandspit. Close to the Stanley Bridge wharf and near local boutiques, golf courses, PEI National Park.

Contact info:
RR #6
Kensington, PE C0B 1M0 Canada
phone: 800-361-2882
web: www.stanleybridgeresort.com

Room amenities: Rooms are extra large and all have water views

Facility amenities: Beautiful grounds with gardens, on-site restaurant, antique store and boutique, outdoor heated pool and hot tub, meeting rooms, laundry, fitness centre.

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

Additional nights before: Call for info
Call for information and current rates

Check in time: 1:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, August 26 - Stories and songs/guided tour of Summerside's wat...
Stories and songs/guided tour of Summerside's waterfront and historic areas/French and British history at Port la Joye-Ft. Amherst/ice cream tasting/Charlottetown exploration

Breakfast: Breakfast on-site at Stanley Bridge Country Resort

Morning: Have an engaging presentation about Prince Edward Islanders as shared through stories and songs. Travel to Summerside, the Island's second largest city, for a guided tour along the waterfront, to see historic "fox houses" and to learn about the history and stories of this port city.

Lunch: Lunch will be prepared by a Culinary Institute chef in a lovely country inn.

Afternoon: Visit Port la Joye-Fort Amherst National Historic Site on one of the most beautiful harbours on Prince Edward Island. Discover the rich history of settlement, conflict and change during the struggle for control of North America between the French and English. From there you will enjoy a tour (and some tasting of ice cream!) at Cow's Creamery followed by a tour of Charlottetown and some free time downtown.

Dinner: Dinner at Stanley Bridge Country Resort

Evening: Free evening after dinner.

Lodging: Stanley Bridge Country Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: On-site meeting room, continental breakfast, close to Waterfowl Park and Mt. Allison University

Contact info:
15 Wright St.
Sackville, NB E4L 4P8 Canada
phone: 506-536-0000
web: www.coastalinns.com

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


Day Four: Wednesday, August 27 - Crossing Northumberland Strait to New Brunswick/C...
Crossing Northumberland Strait to New Brunswick/Cape Jourimain/ Ft. Beausejour/Sackville area/ learn about connections to the United States/visit to fishery

Breakfast: Breakfast on-site at Stanley Bridge Country Resort

Morning: Learn all about lobsters and mussels at a PEI fishery and then travel over the 9.5 mile Confederation Bridge to NB where you will meet your guide who will share the human and natural history of this very important part of North America. Learn about the significance of this region to the history of the United States and experience the landscapes and unique natural history for which this area is known. Visits include Cape Jourimain, Fort Beausejour, Acadian dykelands, and historic areas in Sackville.

Lunch: Lunch in the quaint university town of Sackville, New Brunswick

Afternoon: Guided exploration of the Tantramar region, Bay of Fundy and Sackville area including Mount Allison University. Check into the Coastal Inn, Sackville

Dinner: Dinner will be enjoyed at one of the restaurants in the Sackville area.

Evening: Free evening

Lodging: Coastal Inns Sackville

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Spectacular panoramic view of the Minas Basin of the Bay of Fundy, close to vineyards and orchards and the beautiful university town of Wolfville.

Contact info:
153 Greenwich Rd
Wolfville, NS B4P 2R2 Canada
phone: 902-542-5751
web: www.oldorchardinn.com

Room amenities: phone, radio, coffeemaker, iron and board, in-room movies

Facility amenities: Non-smoking, air conditioned, on-site excellent dining room and lounge, indoor pool, hot tub and sauna, full-service spa, laundry

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Five: Thursday, August 28 - Travel to Nova Scotia/high-bush blueberries and a...
Travel to Nova Scotia/high-bush blueberries and a wonderful lunch/"Evangeline" and Grand Pre'/winery tour and tasting/Annapolis Valley Region

Breakfast: Breakfast on-site at the Coastal Inn, Sackville

Morning: Travel from Sackville, NB into the province of Nova Scotia. Experience the place and the story that influenced Longfellow to write the epic poem, Evangeline. Learn about the first Acadians to settle this region in the 1600's and about their tragic deportation by the British.View dykelands, gardens and historic buildings at Grand Pre' National Historic Site.

Lunch: Lunch will enjoyed at a fine restaurant located in the middle of 60 acres of high-bush blueberries! The buffet meal is always a hit and the meal is followed by a presentation on blueberries.

Afternoon: Learn about Fair Trade and the impact Just Us has made on this movement. (Wolfville is Canada's first Fair Trade town due to the initial efforts of Just Us.) Wolfville is known for its wonderful climate for growing fruits, vegetables and grapes for wine. Visit one of the wineries and wonderful farm markets for which Wolfville is known.

Dinner: Enjoy a wonderful meal at your hotel for the evening, The Old Orchard Inn, where the meal always receives rave reviews.

Evening: Free time after dinner

Lodging: Old Orchard Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
313 Prince Albert Rd
Dartmouth, NS B2Y 1N3 Canada
phone: 902-469-5850
web: www.micmachotel.com

Facility amenities: Smoke-free, spacious air-conditioned rooms, free wireless Internet, in-room coffee, hairdryer, iron and board, free newspaper, licensed restaurant and lounge, fitness center, close to waterfront and parks.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Friday, August 29 - Guided exploration of Halifax/ Pier 21-Canada's "...
Guided exploration of Halifax/ Pier 21-Canada's "Ellis Island"/ Maritime Museum/Free time on Halifax waterfront/harbour-view restaurant for dinner

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the Old Orchard Inn prior to departing for Halifax

Morning: Travel to Halifax where you will enjoy an on-board guided visit of this historic city. Learn all about the Halifax Explosion, the role the city played after the sinking of the Titanic, and enjoy a walk in the beautiful historic public gardens. Your guide will fill you with all kinds of facts presented with humor and intrigue....always a special experience for Road Scholar participants.

Lunch: You will be enjoying lunch on your own along the beautiful Halifax waterfront followed by some free time to explore museums, craft studios and shops.

Afternoon: Visit Pier 21-Canada's National Immigration Museum (similar to Ellis Island in the United States). Here you will learn all about the significance of this facility for immigrants to Canada, Home Children, War Brides and as a staging site for the military during two World Wars. Fascinating exhibits, a wonderful film and a dedicated guide make this site come alive. You'll also have a chance to explore the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic which houses boats and ships of all types and sizes along with artifacts from the Titanic and the Halifax Explosion.

Dinner: Dinner in Halifax is always a special treat as you dine overlooking the Halifax harbour.

Evening: Check into hotel. Free evening after check in

Lodging: Quality Inn Dartmouth/Halifax

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Located in the quaint village of Stanley Bridge overlooking beautiful New London Bay and the Cavendish Sandspit. Close to the Stanley Bridge wharf and near local boutiques, golf courses, PEI National Park.

Contact info:
RR #6
Kensington, PE C0B 1M0 Canada
phone: 800-361-2882
web: www.stanleybridgeresort.com

Room amenities: Rooms are extra large and all have water views

Facility amenities: Beautiful grounds with gardens, on-site restaurant, antique store and boutique, outdoor heated pool and hot tub, meeting rooms, laundry, fitness centre.

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

Additional nights before: Call for info
Call for information and current rates

Check in time: 1:00 PM


Day Seven: Saturday, August 30 - Hector Heritage Quay-Pictou, Nova Scotia/Ferry to...
Hector Heritage Quay-Pictou, Nova Scotia/Ferry to Prince Edward Island/Tour of Eastern PEI/Traditional PEI Lobster Supper

Breakfast: Breakfast on-site at your hotel

Morning: Travel from Halifax to Pictou where you will visit the museum and quay that highlights the Ship Hector. The Hector brought the first settlers from Scotland to Nova Scotia in 1733 which began the wave of Scottish migration that has had such an impact on the development of the province. Learn about the importance of their voyage and the influence of the Hector families on Pictou, and the rest of North America.

Lunch: Boxed lunch to enjoy while traveling on the ferry from Nova Scotia to Prince Edward Island.

Afternoon: Travel by ferry across the Northumberland Strait from Nova Scotia to Prince Edward Island then enjoy a guided tour of the eastern end of the Island as you make your way back to Stanley Bridge Country Resort.

Dinner: Your last dinner of the program will be a traditional PEI Lobster Supper (other entree choices available).

Evening: Free evening after dinner and farewells

Lodging: Stanley Bridge Country Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Eight: Sunday, August 31 - Independent Departures
Breakfast: Independent departures after breakfast. Need to check out of Stanley Bridge Country Resort by 10:00 am

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Stanley Bridge. PE
HikingAbandoned railway trails that link the island tip to tip (Tignish to Elmira) totals over 270 kms. past landscape, woodlands and rivers between tiny Island communities

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Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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7 nights of accommodations
19 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
11 Expert-led lectures
16 Field trips
1 Performances

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