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Cultural Adventures on Cape Breton

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

Prices for this date starting at: $1217 per person

6 nights
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Waterfalls: Nova Scotia's Masterpieces

Author: Allan Billard

Description: Waterfalls have long been prized for their beauty and awesome power, and Nova Scotia holds some of the most charming falls in the country. Hidden away in the province’s forest and rocky land, they are small but dazzling natural treasures. In Waterfalls, forty-two of Nova Scotia’s loveliest falls are profiled. Breathtaking images by acclaimed photographer Donna Barnett are paired with lyrical descriptions of the waterfalls by Allan Billard, transporting the reader to places they may not otherwise be able to go. Included in the book are driving directions to the sites, as well as detailed descriptions of the access points and surrounding trails, so the adventurous reader can explore each waterfall in person. But these wild waters can be full enjoyed with Waterfalls.

Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia

Author: Michael Haynes

Description: Michael Haynes is Mr. Hiking in Nova Scotia. The 7th edition of his Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia sold 15,000 copies, and his eight-year series of CBC Radio spots has been so popular that people he meets on the trails recognize him by his voice. Eager to supply the best information about the delights (and possible hazards) of self-propelled excursions into the woods and mountains and along the shores of his province, he has now prepared Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia, 8th edition. The 8th edition of Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia is completely revised and updated. More than 30 of the 50 trails are new, and 25 of these new trails did not exist when the 7th edition was published. Haynes re-hiked and updated the descriptions of about 20 trails, and he charted the current condition of 7th-edition trails. Users will find the new 8th edition of Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia as trustworthy a guide as ever to hikes long and short, challenging and easy, in all corners of the province. As well as instructions for finding each trail and descriptions of the trails themselves, Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia, 8th edition, includes maps and synoptic information on length, time, difficulty, other uses, facilities, and the correct topographical map to use. New to this edition are trailhead GPS listings for all hikes, and, for those who carry cellphones as safety devices, information about the often-uncertain reception in Nova Scotia's mountains and woodlands. Also new to this edition are sidebars on plants, animals, historic sites, and other interesting features of the trails.

Down North : The Book of Cape Breton's Magazine

Author: Ron Caplan

We Are the Dreamers: Recent & Early Poetry

Author: Rita Joe

Description: Order of Canada recipient, Rita Joe, creates poems that speak of quiet determination and gentle heart.These poems try to bring us to understand and share her native spirituality and her Christianity. 80 new poems

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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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