Pre and Post Familiarization (FAM) Tours
Qualified buyers are encouraged to participate in pre and post familiarization tours to experience first hand what each province has to offer your clients. During the registration process you will be asked to indicate which of the fams you are interested in, if any. (maximum 1 pre and 1 post).
Pre Tour of New Brunswick, October 2-6, 2019 (Oct 2 and 6 are travel days)
Pre Tour of Prince Edward Island, October 3-6, 2019 (Arrive by 1 pm on Oct 3)
Post Tour of Newfoundland & Labrador, October 9-12, 2019 (Oct 12 travel home)
Post Tour of Nova Scotia, October 9-12, 2019 (Oct 12 travel home)
New Brunswick/Nouveau-Brunswick, Canada – Exploration of Land & Sea & a little “joie de vivre”!
Join us on this special journey of exploration into New Brunswick – unspoiled and uncrowded. Some even call it, Canada’s hidden gem!
Your memorable experience will start in the City of Fredericton, New Brunswick’s riverfront capital situated along the shores of the mighty St John River. After an inspiring tour of the city, you’ll experience living history at the 19th-century village of Kings Landing.
Your Bay of Fundy adventure begins in the quaint town of St. Andrews by-the-Sea, recently named by USA Today as the “best destination in Canada”. This enchanting seaside town is known for its fine hotels & inns, such as the 5-star historic Algonquin Resort, and stunning gardens. Marine wonders and pastoral farmland go hand in hand and offer adventure both on and off shore.
Cross the ocean floor to Ministers Island. This 500-acre (202-hectare) island is only an island part-time, as it is reached by driving or walking over the seafloor at low tide only – when the land bar is not completely submerged under water! Experience the thrill of possible whale sightings as you cross the Bay on a day trip to Campobello Island, home of Campobello Roosevelt International Park & famous for being the beloved isle of the late U.S. President, Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Travel onward to the city of Saint John, Canada’s oldest incorporated city and the only city on the Bay of Fundy. The modern-day city is a compatible blend of old and new with an exciting urban vibe at its core and makes a rewarding stop as you continue to journey along the Fundy coast to the village of Saint Martins and the Fundy Trail Parkway.
The Fundy Trail Parkway hugs the coastline of some of the last remaining pristine areas of the eastern seaboard. Spectacular geography and stunning vistas are revealed at every turn as you follow the coast of the phenomenal Bay of Fundy, where the world’s highest tides move volumes of water that would be enough to fill and empty the Grand Canyon twice a day, every day of the year. The world-renowned Bay of Fundy was globally voted as one of Canada’s Top Natural Wonders, and as you walk the ocean floor at low tide, experiencing the awe of strolling among colossal giants of tide eroded rock formations at Hopewell Rocks.
The grand finale of this New Brunswick journey will bring you to the town of Shediac, known as “lobster capital of the world”! Meet Captain Cormier & crew and a few New Brunswick friends who will be eager to share in their joie de vivre at this unique lobster boil – so get ready to learn how to catch, cook and eat a New Brunswick lobster, “French Acadian style”!
Prince Edward Island
Your trip to Prince Edward Island goes beyond the ragged red cliffs, peaceful sandy beaches and rolling green hills. We will take you across our Island, bringing you into direct contact with the red clay and saltwater origins of our delicious dishes and vibrant culture. Immerse yourself in the beauty of fall foliage on Prince Edward Island by exploring one of our many walking and biking trails or take a drive along the scenic coastline throughout the Prince Edward Island National Park or a Scenic Heritage Road canopied with the vibrant colours of fall. Discover true Island culture through unique architecture, heritage, cultural festivals and hands on experiences throughout our Arts and Heritage trail; and we can’t forget a visit to our fiery red headed orphan at Green Gables Heritage Place! Awaken your taste-buds and discover why we are Canada’s Food Island and discover some of the Island’s most unique and exciting culinary attractions on the PEI Culinary Trail. See where the top chefs learn their art at The Culinary Institute of Canada or dine at one of our local restaurants where you will discover culinary masterpieces created by our talented chefs with ingredients sourced directly from our farmers and fishermen.
Let us welcome you to your next adventure on Prince Edward Island…. Come Find Your Island.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Experiencing “The Best of Human Kindness to Revealing Heart’s Content”
Served up in the rich tradition of Newfoundland and Labrador’s storytelling fame – the hit Broadway musical story of “Come From Away” is revealed as you journey from St. John’s to Gander. Along a tapestry of magnificent vistas of land and sea you will experience seafaring traditions, colourful architecture, and inspired cuisine. All offered up by inspiring folk ready to share a warm welcome and a tale or two, unlike anywhere else on the planet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgHQ7DjpxZk
Among the first to welcome a new day in North America, you’ll experience “Around the Bay,” Conception Bay, to Cupids, the first English Colony in Canada (1610), and visit the home of the famous Arctic explorer Captain Bob Bartlett in Brigus. In Heart’s Content, Trinity Bay, marvel at the technology of 1866 where the first successful trans-Atlantic telegraph cable connecting North America to Europe was installed, redefining modern day global communications. Then it’s off to learn of the age-old family traditions and the skilled craftsmanship of boat building in Winterton.
In 1497 Cape Bonavista was changed forever upon the arrival of explorer John Cabot. Be immersed in the social, industrial, commercial and cultural impacts that shaped the economic backbone of our province. In charming Trinity you’ll stroll the path and learn of The Trinity Pageant and the many theatrical productions presented by Rising Tide Theatre, as well as the engaging history of this quaint picturesque village.
Gander is home to Gander International Airport, the Crossroads of the World. It is here where on Sept 11, 2001, 38 international planes were diverted and almost 7,000 newly stranded passengers were welcomed. The Tony Award winning Broadway musical “Come From Away” tells this story. Today we gain an insiders perspective experiencing some of the sites and meeting the locals of Gander who inspired the “Come From Away “story. You’ll quickly embrace the message of how “The best of human kindness reveals the best in all of us.”
Newfoundland and Labrador fam daily itinerary.
In Nova Scotia, cultures combine to form a wonderful tapestry of experiences. Boasting three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the province (a total of five if you count the biospheres) speaks to a vibrant history that’s been wonderfully preserved with our founding cultures. This particular routing is one of the most popular for those with just a few days to experience Nova Scotia’s cultural and geographical diversity. From the urban streets of downtown Halifax to the province’s rich agricultural region of the Annapolis Valley (Bay of Fundy) to the rugged shoreline of the Lighthouse Route.
Nova Scotia’s breathtaking seacoast, living history, friendly locals and fresh seafood each hold the promises of experiences to be remembered for years to come.