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Coastal Communities of Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Cape Breton

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Program #13894RJ
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.
Elevation Note
Check in begins at 3:00 pm on Day 1. Orientation at 7:00. Check out is 10:00 am on Day 8.

Itinerary for Jun 23 — Jun 30, 2013

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Located in the charming village of Stanley Bridge about 1/4 mile from the Stanley Bridge wharf. This small, quaint yet full service resort and conference center overlooks beautiful New London Bay. There is an on-site pool and hot tub, craft boutique, laundromat, 2 restaurants and over-sized guest rooms.

Contact info:
Rte 6 in Stanley Bridge
Kensington, PE C0B 1M0 Canada
phone: 902-886-2882 xor8003612882
web: www.stanleybridgeresort.com

Facility amenities: Outdoor heated pool and hot tub, craft boutique, meeting rooms, 2 restaurants, easy access to the Stanley Bridge wharf area (oyster bar, antique store, deep sea fishing) and 1/2 mile from Stanley Bridge corner (gas station, community hall with musical entertainment each night, craft boutique, small grocery).

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

Additional nights before: Call for information.
Limited number of additional night rooms available. Call for reservations.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, June 23 - Check-In/Orientation
Arrive To: Independent arrivals to Stanley Bridge Country Resort. Check in after 3:00 pm

Afternoon: Check into hotel after 3:00

Dinner: Two restaurants are located on-site or participants may eat elsewhere prior to arrival at Stanley Bridge Country Resort. Please have dinner on own prior to 7:00 pm.

Evening: Program orientation will be held at 7:00 pmin one of the meeting rooms at Stanley Bridge Country Resort.

Lodging: Stanley Bridge Country Resort

Type: Conference Center

Description: Located in the charming village of Stanley Bridge about 1/4 mile from the Stanley Bridge wharf. This small, quaint yet full service resort and conference center overlooks beautiful New London Bay. There is an on-site pool and hot tub, craft boutique, laundromat, 2 restaurants and over-sized guest rooms.

Contact info:
Rte 6 in Stanley Bridge
Kensington, PE C0B 1M0 Canada
phone: 902-886-2882 xor8003612882
web: www.stanleybridgeresort.com

Facility amenities: Outdoor heated pool and hot tub, craft boutique, meeting rooms, 2 restaurants, easy access to the Stanley Bridge wharf area (oyster bar, antique store, deep sea fishing) and 1/2 mile from Stanley Bridge corner (gas station, community hall with musical entertainment each night, craft boutique, small grocery).

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

Additional nights before: Call for information.
Limited number of additional night rooms available. Call for reservations.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, June 24 - Introduction to Prince Edward Island history/Seas...
Introduction to Prince Edward Island history/Seaside villages/ museum dedicated to local fishermen and farmers/Green Gables National Historic Site/Community Ceilidh

Breakfast: Breakfast on-site

Morning: Be introduced to the history of Prince Edward Island by a favorite Road Scholar presenter. He will use humor and an engaging presentation style to showcase the unique place Canada's smallest province has had in Canadian history. Then you are off to Cavendish where a Parks Canada interpretive guide will explain and show you all there is to know about the Island's most beloved Green Gables National Historic site.

Lunch: Lunch in the charming village of Cavendish

Afternoon: Take a field trip to visit several seaside villages and to share in some of their stories.Experience the way of life of fishermen and farmers during an interpretive visit to a local museum. You'll then enjoy a bit of free time back at Stanley Bridge Country Resort.

Dinner: Dinner will be enjoyed at a charming inn located in Kensington known for its great food and excellent service.

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

Lodging: Stanley Bridge Country Resort

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

Description: Located in the charming village of Stanley Bridge about 1/4 mile from the Stanley Bridge wharf. This small, quaint yet full service resort and conference center overlooks beautiful New London Bay. There is an on-site pool and hot tub, craft boutique, laundromat, 2 restaurants and over-sized guest rooms.

Contact info:
Rte 6 in Stanley Bridge
Kensington, PE C0B 1M0 Canada
phone: 902-886-2882 xor8003612882
web: www.stanleybridgeresort.com

Facility amenities: Outdoor heated pool and hot tub, craft boutique, meeting rooms, 2 restaurants, easy access to the Stanley Bridge wharf area (oyster bar, antique store, deep sea fishing) and 1/2 mile from Stanley Bridge corner (gas station, community hall with musical entertainment each night, craft boutique, small grocery).

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

Additional nights before: Call for information.
Limited number of additional night rooms available. Call for reservations.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, June 25 - Visit to an Island farm/lunch and walking tour in...
Visit to an Island farm/lunch and walking tour in historic Charlottetown/Province House National Historic Site.

Breakfast: Breakfast at Stanley Bridge Country Resort

Morning: Travel to an Island farm to learn about one of PEI's most important economies.

Lunch: Lunch in downtown Charlottetown

Afternoon: Site visits and walking tour in historic Charlottetown, the capitol of Prince Edward Island. Lectures include the relationship of Charlottetown to the British Crown and the significance of the city to Canadian Confederation. The walking tour will showcase the wharf area, various historic sites, architecture and you'll enjoy interesting stories along the way. You will also have a guided visit to Province House National Historic Site.The rest of the afternoon will be free time for you to explore the downtown on your own and to enjoy supper on your own.

Dinner: Dinner on your own in one of the many fine restaurants in downtown Charlottetown

Evening: Free Evening at Stanley Bridge Country Resort

Lodging: Stanley Bridge Country Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Hotel

Description: A quiet location open year round in the heart of downtown Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Maritime Inn Antigonish is an ideal base when exploring the Antigonish area or northern Nova Scotia - close to summer theatre, golf, parks, shopping and entertainment.

Contact info:
158 Main Street
Antigonish,, NS Canada
phone: 902-863-4001
web: www.MaritimeInns.com

Facility amenities: Most rooms are non-smoking. Wireless Internet, dining room and meeting rooms, on-site, easy walk to park, shops, university.

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


Day Four: Wednesday, June 26 - Crossing Northumberland Strait on Confederation B...
Crossing Northumberland Strait on Confederation Bridge/Joggins Fossil Cliffs UNESCO Heritage site on Bay of Fundy/Hector Heritage Quay to learn about arrival of Scots to Nova Scotia/Travel to Antigonish

Breakfast: Breakfast at Stanley Bridge Resort

Morning: Departure from Stanley Bridge for Nova Scotia. Travel across the Northumberland Strait of the Gulf of St. Lawrence on the world-famous Confederation Bridge. After a scenic stop at Cape Jourimain, the group will then travel to the Bay of Fundy and the Joggins Fossil Cliffs UNESCO World Heritage Site for a presentation and tour.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch overlooking the Bay of Fundy in the cafe at the Joggins Fossil Cliffs site.

Afternoon: A Field trip and presentation at the Hector Research Centre and a field trip to the Hector Heritage Quay will explain the significance of the port city of Pictou and the tiny ship Hector that brought the first Scottish settlers to the Canadian Maritimes. Following the time in Pictou, the group will travel into Antigonish, the "Highland Heart of Nova Scotia".

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel

Evening: Free Evening in Antigonish

Lodging: Maritime Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Located in the heart Baddeck, this historic inn features a Victorian-style house with sitting room, library and restaurant as well as modern, attached motel units. Known for fine food and excellent service and Cape Breton hospitality.

Contact info:
479 Chebucto St
Baddeck, NS B0E 1B0 Canada
phone: 902-295-1100
web: www.baddeck.com/telegraph

Room amenities: phone, cable tv, hairdryer,

Facility amenities: Dining room, wireless Internet, library, decks with great view of Bras d' Or Lakes.

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


Day Five: Thursday, June 27 - Antigonish/Cape Breton Island/lunch and tour at d...
Antigonish/Cape Breton Island/lunch and tour at distillery of single malt whiskey/Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site/Baddeck

Breakfast: Breakfast at the Maritime Inn

Morning: The morning will start off in the town of Antigonish. The history of the area will be presented at the Antigonish Heritage Museum followed by a visit to St Ninian's Cathedral which is a provincial heritage property with Romanesque architecture and hand-painted frescoes and beautiful woodwork. Travel on to Cape Breton Island with a stop at the Canso Strait. You'll learn about the incredible feat of building the Canso Causeway. Take a guided tour of North America's only single malt distillery located in the "highlands" of Cape Breton.

Lunch: Enjoy a wonderful lunch in the beautiful Mabou highlands.

Afternoon: From Mabou, you will head up to the lovely community of Baddeck on the Bras d'Or lakes where you will learn about the community's most famous resident, Alexander Graham Bell. Bell conducted considerable research in the Baddeck area and did many experiments and inventions here. A National Historic Site dedicated to Bell is always a highlight for Participants. Check in at Telegraph House Inn follows your tour.

Dinner: Dinner at the Inn in Baddeck

Evening: Free evening.

Lodging: Telegraph House

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Located in the heart Baddeck, this historic inn features a Victorian-style house with sitting room, library and restaurant as well as modern, attached motel units. Known for fine food and excellent service and Cape Breton hospitality.

Contact info:
479 Chebucto St
Baddeck, NS B0E 1B0 Canada
phone: 902-295-1100
web: www.baddeck.com/telegraph

Room amenities: phone, cable tv, hairdryer,

Facility amenities: Dining room, wireless Internet, library, decks with great view of Bras d' Or Lakes.

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


Day Six: Friday, June 28 - History and culture of the Acadians in the beauti...
History and culture of the Acadians in the beautiful coastal town of Cheticamp/Guided Cabot Trail tour and Cape Breton Highlands National Park/Cheticamp Rug-Hookers

Breakfast: Breakfast at Telegraph House Inn

Morning: A lecture, presentation and a visit to the historic Cheticamp church will enhance your knowledge of the Acadians of Cheticamp. The rest of the morning will be spent enjoying a guided tour along the Cabot Trail within Cape Breton Highlands National Park from Cheticamp to Pleasant Bay.

Lunch: Lunch in local Acadian restaurant

Afternoon: Experience the craftsmanship of the famous Cheticamp rug-hookers and learn about the culture of the area at Les Trois Pignons: Museum of the Hooked Rug and Home Life.

Dinner: Dinner at the Telegraph House Inn

Evening: Musical Entertainment

Lodging: Telegraph House

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

Description: Located in the charming village of Stanley Bridge about 1/4 mile from the Stanley Bridge wharf. This small, quaint yet full service resort and conference center overlooks beautiful New London Bay. There is an on-site pool and hot tub, craft boutique, laundromat, 2 restaurants and over-sized guest rooms.

Contact info:
Rte 6 in Stanley Bridge
Kensington, PE C0B 1M0 Canada
phone: 902-886-2882 xor8003612882
web: www.stanleybridgeresort.com

Facility amenities: Outdoor heated pool and hot tub, craft boutique, meeting rooms, 2 restaurants, easy access to the Stanley Bridge wharf area (oyster bar, antique store, deep sea fishing) and 1/2 mile from Stanley Bridge corner (gas station, community hall with musical entertainment each night, craft boutique, small grocery).

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

Additional nights before: Call for information.
Limited number of additional night rooms available. Call for reservations.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Seven: Saturday, June 29 - Cross by ferry to Prince Edward Island/tour of ea...
Cross by ferry to Prince Edward Island/tour of eastern PEI/traditional lobster supper

Breakfast: Breakfast at Telegraph House Inn

Morning: Travel back across the Canso Strait from Cape Breton onto mainland Nova Scotia to the town of New Glasgow.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch in the town of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

Afternoon: Cross by ferry from Nova Scotia back to Prince Edward Island. Travel back to Stanley Bridge with a guided field trip of Eastern PEI on your way from the ferry.

Dinner: Traditional Lobster Supper (other options provided)

Lodging: Stanley Bridge Country Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Eight: Sunday, June 30 -
Breakfast: Breakfast provided at Stanley Bridge Resort

Morning: Program ends after breakfast. Independant departures.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
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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You won't find a better value.

Included
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7 nights of accommodations
18 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
14 Field trips
2 Performances

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4.7
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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