Canadian Maritimes

Canadian Maritime Feast of Tides

Savor rich culinary culture across three Canadian Maritime provinces. Experience field- and sea-to-table culinary experiences from Maritime comfort food to meals from acclaimed chefs.
Rating (4.62)
Program No. 22147RJ
11 days
Starts at

At a Glance

Journey to serene fishing villages and tidal harbors in three provinces in the Canadian Maritimes to discover how the food, culture and environment are intertwined. Meet with fishermen, farmers, vintners and chefs to learn about Maritime food from field and sea-to-plate, and enjoy culinary experiences from hearty Maritime comfort foods to meals from acclaimed chefs. Music, art and beautiful seascapes will complete a rich experience of Canadian Maritime life.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to a mile on uneven terrain.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Experience an interactive visit to renowned Chef Michael Smith’s historic inn and farm.
  • Immerse yourself in the the beauty of Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley at Luckett's Winery over lunch and wine tasting before exploring and sampling the lush fruit and herb delights of Tangled Garden.
  • Enjoy a lobster feast overlooking the beach serenaded by Maritime music.

General Notes

Price includes airport transfers from/to St John.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Birding In New Brunswick
by Roger Burrows (author), Merv J. Cormier (Photographer)
A birder’s field guide with more than 200 coloured photographs, organized by geographic area with a comprehensive seasonal catalog of species at each hotspot. Uniquely situated on the migratory path from Greenland and the Canadian North to South America, New Brunswick has a wide range of habitats that attracts birds and birders alike.
The Sea Captain's Wife
by Beth Powning
A historical novel of love and adventure on the high seas, featuring an unforgettable young heroine. Growing up in a seaside town on the Bay of Fundy, Azuba Bradstock dreams of sailing the open seas. When she and her daughter join her husband on his ship, Azuba must face the splendor and the terror of the open seas while fighting to save her family.
by Annie Prouxl
A historical novel telling the story of two young Frenchmen who immigrate to New France in the late seventeenth century. The lives of these two men follow two different paths, and the story continues to follow their descendants for over three hundred years.
An Intimate History of New Brunswick
by Stuart Truman
An informal and lively telling of the personalities and happenings that make New Brunswick unique.
The Last Billion Years: A Geological History of the Maritime Provinces of Canada
by Atlantic Geoscience Society
A geological history of the rocks and fossils of the Maritime Provinces of Canada (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and PEI) over the last billion years. The book includes full colour illustrations, over 150 photographs, and crisp explanatory diagrams and sketches.
History of New Brunswick
by Peter Fisher, William Shives Fisher
Originally published in the 1820s by the New Brunswick Historical Society, this work discusses the history of New Brunswick, with a focus on the land settled by the Loyalists in 1780s and the difficulties faced by these settlers. It includes an account of the first settlement of the province, with a brief description of the country, climate, inhabitants, government, geography and settlements.
Trees & Shrubs of the Maritimes
by Todd Boland
A full colour field guide featuring over 230 species of trees and shrubs, including habitat and leaf type, in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
Someone Knows My Name (Book of Negroes)
by Lawrence Hill
A historical novel telling the story of a young girl who is kidnapped from Africa and sold into slavery in South Carolina. After escaping during the Revolutionary War, she makes her way to Manhattan and later to the Canadian Maritimes where she becomes a “Black Loyalist.” This novel was published in Canada as The Book of Negroes and is the basis for the award-winning BET miniseries of the same name.
La Sagouine
by Antonine Maillet (Author), Wayne Grady (Translator)
An icon of Acadian literature, La Sagouine tells the story of a former cleaning women and prostitute, reminiscing about her life, her friends and neighbours, telling the story of Acadie through life in her village.
Atlantic Canada: A Concise History
by Margaret R. Conrad, James K. Hiller
A History of Atlantic Canada with a concise history of the four Atlantic provinces: Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. It includes biographical sketches, primary documents, focus boxes, and timelines, all which provide more detail on the important themes of the narrative.
The Language Of This Land, Mi'kma'ki
by Trudy Sable & Bernice Francis
An exploration of Mi'kmaw world view as expressed in language, legends, song and dance.
Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Evangeline, the heroine of Longfellow's epic poem, is an Acadian young woman deported by the English. Though she is a fictional character she has become an internationally know symbol of the plight of the Acadians.
Shipwrecks Off The East Coast: Harrowing Tales of Rescue and Disaster
by Carel Vivier
The story of nine ill-fated vessels are told in this exciting collection of ship wreck takes of the waters of the Atlantic region.
Mi'Kmag Anthology
by Lesley Choyce & Rita Joe (Editors)
A collection of works by the native Mi'kmaq authors of Atlantic Canada, including short stories, poetry and personal essays.
To Live and Die in Scoudouc
by Herménégilde Chiasson (Author), Jo-Anne Elder (Translator)
Herménégilde Chiasson is considered to be the father of Acadian modernism, and Mourir à Scoudouc is widely regarded as one of the foundational works of modern Acadian literature.

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