All Aboard the ‘Ocean’: Québec to the Maritimes by Train

Speak with a historian, explore cosmopolitan cities, visit the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and learn the story of French Canada as you ride a train from Québec to the Maritimes.
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Program No. 21432RJ
11 days
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At a Glance

Embark on a journey through eastern Canada aboard the “Ocean” and revel in the charm of Québec and the Maritimes. Setting off from the Island of Montreal, ride the rails through the lower St. Lawrence River valley through New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Stop along the way to experience Québec City, the natural beauty of the Bay of Fundy and the unique culture of the Canadian Maritimes.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to 2 miles during field trips, excursions; uneven terrain and stairs. Be prepared to get on/off trains and walk through museums.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Discuss with local experts the history, settlement and cultural significance of French Canada while discovering cosmopolitan Montreal and 400-year-old Québec City.
  • Join experts at the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy to learn about the Bay of Fundy’s phenomenal tidal energy and visit Hopewell Rocks.
  • In the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax, survey the maritime history of Atlantic Canada, from the age of steamships to the Royal Canadian Navy to Nova Scotia's role in the aftermath of the Titanic.
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Jim Manson
In 1980, Dr. Jim Manson began his teaching career in Jamaica before returning to his native Canada, where he taught in the Quebec high school system for the next several years. He then served as a history professor at Concordia, McGill and Bishops Universities. Dr. Manson has been a Road Scholar instructor since 1992, and has journeyed by train, boat and coach with participants during numerous learning adventures across Canada.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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James White
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