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CAPE BRETON, NOVA SCOTIA


Cultural Adventures on Cape Breton

Program #: 20535RJ
History & Culture; Science & Nature

Prices for this date starting at: $1499 per person

6 nights
7 days

Date Selected:


6/13/2013



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Equipment Requirements: All equipment for activities will be provided.


Itinerary for 6/13/2013 - 6/19/2013:


Day 1: Arrival at Cabot Shores and Welcome Activities

(Thursday, June 13)



Note: The complimentary shuttle will leave the Halifax International Airport at 1:30 pm to make the 4 hour drive to Cabot Shores. Those travelling independently should plan to arrive at Cabot Shores between 3 pm and 6 pm.



Arrive To:

 

Registration and Welcome at Cabot Shores followed by a guided exploration of the Wilderness Resort



Dinner:

 

Dinner in the Great Room of Whiff's Lodge



Evening:

 

Introductions, Introduce Staff, documenting, books, journaling, sharing circle.
Orientation to lodge, chalets, grounds, where things are, who to go to, housekeeping questions
Sharing circle: What are you most interested in learning about while you are here? What have you learned so far (journey to get here, arrival etc)



Accommodations:

 

Cabot Shores


Meals Included:

 

Dinner




Day 2: Birding, Eagle Feather Ferry and Beach Combing

(Friday, June 14)



Breakfast:

 

Group breakfast in Great Room of Whiff's Lodge.



Morning:

 

Prior to breakfast, enjoy optional Qi Gong stretching, meditation or morning group walk



Morning:

 

Enjoy a birding adventure with naturalist - Sheila Kent. Afterwards take the ferry to the beach with Paul, Barbara & Chef.



Lunch:

 

Beach Cookout. Help build a fire site using beach rock and collect drift wood for firewood.



Afternoon:

 

Beach Combing, Collect treasures, learn about tides, moon cycles, floods, drift wood, and about seaweed uses.
Return to Cabot Shores, free time around 2pm



Afternoon:

 

After returning to Cabot Shores enjoy Tea & Snacks followed by an acupuncture presentation. Optional auricular group acupuncture session



Dinner:

 

Dinner at Whiff’s Lodge



Evening:

 

Guided Conversation – Exploring Our Heritage



Accommodations:

 

Cabot Shores


Meals Included:

 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner




Day 3: Gaelic & Celtic Immersion Day

(Saturday, June 15)



Breakfast:

 

Group breakfast in Great Room of Whiff's Lodge.



Morning:

 

Prior to breakfast, enjoy an optional Qi Gong stretching, meditation or morning group walk



Morning:

 

Experience Gaelic language immersion, story-telling, local Celtic history with a local writer and historian Amber Buchanan



Lunch:

 

Lunch at Whiff’s Lodge



Afternoon:

 

Visit the local artisan galleries and learn about the artists' work and how it's created.



Afternoon:

 

Tea & Snacks in the lodge



Dinner:

 

Lobster Dinner at Whiff’s Lodge



Evening:

 

Live Music



Accommodations:

 

Cabot Shores


Meals Included:

 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner




Day 4: Puffin Tour and Water Adventure Day

(Sunday, June 16)



Breakfast:

 

Group breakfast in Great Room of Whiff's Lodge.



Morning:

 

Prior to breakfast, enjoy an optional Qi Gong stretching, meditation or morning group walk



Morning:

 

Depart to Englishtown, transfer to Puffin Tour boat - field trip with an expert on local histrory and wildlife. Go through St.Ann's Bay past Glooscap Cave to the Bird Island to view Puffins, Eagles and Seals. .



Lunch:

 

Lunch at Whiff’s Lodge



Afternoon:

 

Explore Indian Brook, Church Pond & along the Beach via ferry, walking, canoes, kayaks and yolo boards (there will be instructions for those needing it). Ride the gentle current along Indian Brook into Church Pond Observe a variety of ducks, geese, cormorans, gulls and the occasional bald eagle and explore inlets with oyster patches.



Dinner:

 

Dinner at Whiff’s Lodge



Evening:

 

Slide show about Gampo Abbey and brief talk about Basic Goodness, with Barbara.



Accommodations:

 

Cabot Shores


Meals Included:

 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner




Day 5: Native Mi’Kmaq Immersion Day

(Monday, June 17)



Breakfast:

 

Group breakfast in Great Room of Whiff's Lodge.



Morning:

 

Prior to breakfast, enjoy an optional Qi Gong stretching, meditation or morning group walk



Morning:

 

Mi'kmaq arrive - Welcome ceremony, drumming, songs, history, sharing



Lunch:

 

Lunch at Whiff’s Lodge



Afternoon:

 

Tea & Snacks



Afternoon:

 

Participate in a Medicine Walk and learn about local flora.



Dinner:

 

Cookout, followed by bonfire and stories around the fire



Accommodations:

 

Cabot Shores


Meals Included:

 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner




Day 6: Hike the Red Island Trail

(Tuesday, June 18)



Breakfast:

 

Group breakfast in Great Room of Whiff's Lodge.



Morning:

 

Prior to breakfast, enjoy optional Qi Gong stretching, meditation or morning group walk



Morning:

 

Walk along the beach to the Red Island Trail & explore the Barachois River & Beach. Go on a 4km hike and a 1km walk along the beach to discover hidden lakes only accessible by hiking or by boat.



Lunch:

 

Eat lunch on the trail and then return to Cabot Shores



Afternoon:

 

Free time to pack, start saying goodbyes etc. Learn about using the wood-fired pizza oven, help start/feed the fire for the outdoor pizza oven



Afternoon:

 

Tea & Snack



Dinner:

 

Farewell dinner at Cabot Shores. Make your own pizzas



Evening:

 

Closing Ceremony, including a slide show of week in review, Good byes



Accommodations:

 

Cabot Shores


Meals Included:

 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner




Day 7: Departure

(Wednesday, June 19)



Breakfast:

 

Group breakfast in Great Room of Whiff's Lodge. For those who wish to take the complimentary shuttle to Halifax Int'l Airport, it departs at 9 am.



Morning:

 

Prior to breakfast, enjoy optional Qi Gong stretching, meditation or morning group walk.



Meals Included:

 

Breakfast



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Cultural Adventures on Cape Breton


You won't find a better value. Included at no additional cost on this date...

  • 6 nights accommodations
  • 17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Expert-led lectures [x]

    Led by one or more of our world-class instructors, typically in a classroom setting, lectures come in the form of presentations, discussions or workshops and offer expert insight into your area of study.
    Expert-led lectures: 5
  • Field trips [x]

    The world is your classroom, as you're on location with an instructor to pursue your educational theme firsthand.
    Field trips: 8
  • Hands-on experiences [x]

    Learn by doing in these "hands-on" activities directed by an expert.
    Hands-on experiences: 12
  • Performances [x]

    A performance can range from a night at the opera to a visit from a local performer at your hotel.
    Performances: 1

Plus these special experiences...

  • Explore the Celtic heritage of Cape Breton with local writers and historians and top it off with a traditional Celtic Ceilidh.
  • Venture into the beautiful surroundings through a variety activities including, hiking, kayaking and canoeing, all suited to your ability.
  • Experience the best of the local flavor and learn about how it got to your table by a presentation by a family of local fishermen.
And more...
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