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Adventures Afloat: Boston to Montreal: A Cultural and Historical Journey

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Program #15419RJ
13 Days | 12 Nights
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.


These instructors are participating on at least one day of one date of this program.
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Boyde Beck

Boyde Beck is a curator with the Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation. He also has a regular history column on MainStreet, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s afternoon radio show on the Island, and is a sessional lecturer at the University of Prince Edward Island.

Stephen Marchessault

Stephen Marchessault was raised in a bilingual family and has spent most of his life in Québec City. He majored in history at Glendon College at York University in Toronto, and over the years, has developed an interest in the history of Québec City. Stephen enjoys sharing his interest and knowledge of this World Heritage City with lifelong learners.

Lorna Schectman-Greenberg

A native of Montreal, Lorna Schectman-Greenberg has been working as a program coordinator, developing and delivering educational programs for Road Scholar since 1998. She works as an educational excursion leader for the city of Montreal, and has two Bachelor of Arts degrees from Concordia University and a teaching diploma from the faculty of education from McGill University. Lorna loves to travel and is interested in the arts.

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Group Leaders make sure your program runs smoothly and are attuned to the needs of Road Scholar participants. These Group Leaders are participating on at least one day of one date of this program.
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Evan Price

Since formally “retiring,” Evan Price has managed to spend nine months backpacking around the world with his wife, and six months exploring the South Pacific as a principal aboard a three-masted Barquentine with 42 students. During the last several years, he has led Road Scholar adventures at an auberge in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. Apart from being actively involved in the education industry, he chairs the trustees of the local library, golfs, plays tennis and enjoys cross-country skiing. Evan has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Concordia University and a Master of Education from Bishops’ University in Quebec.

Paul Van Nest

Paul Van Nest grew up in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. He studied at McMaster University where he was awarded an honors physics undergraduate degree, after which he completed his master’s in lasers in 1964. He was hired as a physics lecturer at the Royal Military College, and later joined St. Lawrence College where he taught instrumentation and electronics, and served as chair of the Provincial Heads of Technology. In 1978, he stepped down as chair to begin what became the Open Learning Centre at the College. He pioneered this initiative and was a frequent presenter on the topic in Ontario, Canada and the U.S. Paul is an active member of his community and serves as the membership chair of the Kingston Historical Society. With his passion for history, he is a founding member of the Kingston Civil War Round Table and has led more than 50 Civil War battlefield outings. His hobbies and interests include genealogy, the American Civil War, golf, curling, computing and travelling.

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12 nights of accommodations
33 meals: 12 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 11 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
14 Field trips


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