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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:


9/11/2013



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Cultural Adventures on Cape Breton - Photo courtesy of Cabot Shores
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Equipment Requirements: All equipment for activities will be provided.


Itinerary for 9/11/2013 - 9/17/2013:


Day 1: Arrival at Cabot Shores and Welcome Activities

(Wednesday, September 11)



Note: The complimentary shuttle will leave the Halifax International Airport at 2 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 at Cabot Shores Bistro



Evening:

 

Welcome Ceremony, Introductions and Orientation in Great Room of Lodge



Accommodations:

 

Cabot Shores


Meals Included:

 

Dinner




Day 2: Exploring the Indian Brook Wilderness

(Thursday, September 12)



Breakfast:

 

Group breakfast in Great Room of Whiff's Lodge.



Morning:

 

After breakfast Hike & explore the Indian Brook Wilderness Trail. See old moose hunting camps and cross creeks leading to three waterfalls. Follow path of eagles up from Church Pond to Indian Brook; look for eagles' nest beyond the 2nd falls. Explore vistas looking at Indian Brook and even St. Ann's Bay & the Atlantic.



Morning:

 

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



Lunch:

 

Lunch on the trail.



Afternoon:

 

Continue on the trail and learn about the path of salmon, trout, moose and deer along the Trail. Also, learn about the native Mi'kmaq Trail from the Atlantic, into Church Pond up Indian Brook. And find out about the Celtic settlement just above Indian Brook Great Falls.



Dinner:

 

BBQ dinner on open fire just outside the Lodge



Evening:

 

After dinner enjoy hearing stories and Legends around the fire or in the tipi.



Accommodations:

 

Cabot Shores


Meals Included:

 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner




Day 3: Water & Beach Adventures

(Friday, September 13)



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:

 

Explore Indian Brook into 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.



Lunch:

 

Cook-out on the beach. Participants will help to build a fire site using beach rock and will collect drift wood for firewood.



Afternoon:

 

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



Dinner:

 

Nova Scotia Seafood dinner with a 5th generation Cape Breton fisherman.



Evening:

 

Presentation: Five Generations of Fraser family Fishermen



Accommodations:

 

Cabot Shores


Meals Included:

 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner




Day 4: CELTIC Immersion - Experience the Local Celtic Culture

(Saturday, September 14)



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



Lunch:

 

Enjoy a local Celtic specialty for lunch.



Afternoon:

 

Participate in a variety of activities focused on the local culture including, Sharing Circle: What’s your family history?; Step Dancing Demonstration with local musicians and a Quilting Demonstration.



Dinner:

 

Dinner of local specialties at Cabot Shores.



Evening:

 

Participate in a traditional Ceilidh - Celtic music and dancing. Don't worry, participatory instruction provided!



Accommodations:

 

Cabot Shores


Meals Included:

 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner




Day 5: Demonstrations by Local Artisans

(Sunday, September 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:

 

Demonstrations by local Artisans including Photography and Stringed Instruments specialists. Walk to local Jewelry and Leather shops to view demonstrations. Make your own: Medicine Pouches, Beading with instruction provided by a local jewelry maker.



Lunch:

 

Lunch at Cabot Shores.



Afternoon:

 

Participate in a Medicine Walk and learn about local flora.



Dinner:

 

Dinner at Cabot Shores.



Evening:

 

Enjoy a relaxing evening and take in a film at Cabot Shores.



Accommodations:

 

Cabot Shores


Meals Included:

 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner




Day 6: Excursion to the Bird Islands and Glooscap Cave

(Monday, September 16)



Breakfast:

 

Group breakfast in Great Room of Whiff's Lodge.



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.



Morning:

 

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



Lunch:

 

Trail lunch



Afternoon:

 

Free time to enjoy Cabot Shores



Dinner:

 

Farewell dinner at Cabot Shores.



Evening:

 

Closing Ceremony.



Accommodations:

 

Cabot Shores


Meals Included:

 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner




Day 7: Departure

(Tuesday, September 17)



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:

 

Recap of the group's adventures and departure.



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: 9
  • 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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