16533
St. Martins
Power of the Fundy Tides: Sea Caves, Reversing Rapids and Coastal Walks
Gain a deeper understanding of New Brunswick and the people that live here, walking coastal trails, learning about the world's highest tides and exploring historic towns and harbors.
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Program No. 16533RJ
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7 days
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7 days
6 nights
16 meals
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DAY
1
Check-in, Registration, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
St Martins, NB
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Tidal Watch Inn

Dinner: Welcome Reception at 6:00 p.m. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Meet on the hotel's main floor for a welcome reception. Meet and mingle with your fellow participants while enjoying local appetizers and non-alcoholic punch; other beverages available for purchase. Move into the dining room for three more courses of dinner served overlooking the Bay of Fundy.

Evening: 7:45 p.m. Orientation Orientation: The Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. We will review the program theme, the up-to-date Daily Schedule and any changes, discuss safety guidelines, emergency procedures including contact numbers for key staff, roles and responsibilities, and answer any questions you may have.

DAY
2
Quaco Museum, Celtic Influences On Food & Music
St Martins, NB
B,L,D
Tidal Watch Inn

Breakfast: Includes cold buffet & hot entree each day

Morning: The week begins at the Quaco Museum in a session conducted by the curator. Learn about the arrival of the Loyalists and the shipbuilding industry that at one time made St. Martins the second wealthiest community in the British Empire.

Lunch: Buffet Lunch

Afternoon: After lunch a local lobster fisherman will talk about the challenges and joys of making a living on the Bay of Fundy to provide this rich, much sought after food. Later in the afternoon move into a demonstration workshop in which participants will learn several ways to prepare and serve lobster and scallops.

Dinner: Bay of Fundy Lobster Dinner

Evening: The evening concert highlights the Celtic influences of the early settlers

DAY
3
Tides & Ecology of the Bay of Fundy, Taste Of New Brunswick
St Martins, NB
B,L,D
Tidal Watch Inn

Activity note: The morning walk through the Village to the harbor is about six blocks. There will be a shuttle available.

Breakfast: Breakfast Includes a cold buffet and hot entre each day

Morning: In the morning walk with a naturalist guide through the village, past a tidal harbour where fishing boats sit in the mud at low tide. Learn about the ecology of the Bay and about the world's highest tides. Experience the rise and fall of the tides as you walk across the ocean floor at low tide out to sea caves carved into dramatic red sandstone cliffs. Please note that the timing of this session may be adjusted closer to the program date to work with tidal predictions.

Lunch: Buffet Lunch

Afternoon: Be sure to save some room at lunchtime for an afternoon workshop that will involve some extensive sampling of smoked salmon, various spreads and other salmon products. Learn about how salmon is smoked and produced along New Brunswick’s Bay of Fundy coast. In the second workshop of the afternoon learn about such local favourite foods as fiddleheads, dulse and cranberries.

Dinner: Full service three course dinner

Evening: A foot tapping, hand clapping kitchen party in the evening provides a lively finish for the day.

DAY
4
Food Experiences in Saint John & Reversing Rapdis
St Martins, NB
B,D
Tidal Watch Inn

Activity note: The walk in Saint John will involve about six blocks in the historic district. Please note that the scheduling of this day may change with tidal predictions.

Breakfast: Breakfast includes cold buffet and hot entre each morning.

Morning: Travel by bus from St. Martins over scenic country roads to the historic port city of Saint John. A walk through the city's Trinity Royal Preservation district, one of the best in Canada, will take you past many historic sites and some grand examples of classic architecture. Explore Saint John's bustling harbor as you walk along the waterfront through the historic Trinity Royal Preservation District. Giant cruise ships now come and go from this busy port where the Loyalist settlers made their historic landing in 1783. The morning ends with lunch at the City Market, the oldest common market in Canada where great Maritime food experiences abound.

Lunch: Lunch on your own in the Saint John City Market

Afternoon: A visit to the Reversing Falls allows you to experience the power of the Bay of Fundy's tides. Watch tumultuous rapids form as the tide rises to overwhelm and reverse the flow of the Saint John River, a large river system known as the "Undiscovered Rhine of North America". Return to St. Martins through scenic rolling countryside to visit a country market, a small cottage winery.

Dinner: Full service candlelight dinner

Evening: Free evening

DAY
5
Acadian Influences, Appetizer Workshop, Music Reception
St Martins, NB
B,L,D
Tidal Watch Inn

Breakfast: French continental breakfast.

Morning: IThe morning begins with a light French style breakfast. The morning lecture explores the arrival, life and contributions of the early aboriginal and Acadian settlers in the area. Learn how the Acadians of the 1600's dyked and farmed the nearby tidal marshes before the English settlers arrived. The session is followed by a traditional Acadian Brunch.

Lunch: Acadian Luncheon

Afternoon: The afternoon workshop hosted a chef features a demonstration on the preparation of sumptuous appetizers. Collect recipes and ideas for hosting your own food events for friends and family.

Dinner: Full service dinner.

Evening: The day ends with another session hosted by local musicians playing folk, sea shanties.

DAY
6
Explore the splendor of the Bay of Fundy
St Martins, NB
B,L,D
Tidal Watch Inn

Breakfast: Cold buffet and hot entre each morning.

Morning: This entire day is spent exploring the splendor of the Bay of Fundy. Travel along sea cliffs, back roads and secluded beaches. An outdoor workshop explores the elements of a gourmet picnic overlooking a tidal beach.

Lunch: Buffet lunch at the park.

Afternoon: Continued exploration of the Bay of Fundy coastline.

Dinner: The final festive dinner celebrates the week finishing with a selection of specialty wines and liquors from one of New Brunswick's fine wineries

DAY
7
Program Concludes
St Martins, NB
B

Activity note: Please note that late check-outs can be arranged for participants with flights later in the day.

Breakfast: Cold buffet and hot entree each morning.

Morning: 9 - 11:00 a.m. Check-outs