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MAY 2017

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2 8 GROUP TRAVEL LE ADER T H E Brunswick is the Bay of Fundy, where tides rise at the rate of 3.3 feet per hour. The tides yield edible treasures, such as mineral-rich sea salt and dried seaweed. The Fundy Trail features a 12-mile drive that hugs the coast, with stunning views, more than 20 lookouts, a waterfall, rock formations and a suspension bridge. Tides are best explored at Hopewell Rocks. "At low tide, you can walk on the ocean floor, leave your footprints in the mud and marvel over the fact that the nearby cliffs have been carved into huge flowerpot-shaped rocks," said Arsenault, "then return at high tide to kayak above the same spot." President Franklin D. Roosevelt spent his summers on Campobello Island in the Bay of Fundy, now designated Roosevelt Campobello International Park. His "cottage" is preserved almost exactly as it was in 1920, the sum- mer before he was stricken with polio. Tours explore his 34-room summer home, and the Visitor Centre showcases exhibits and artifacts. Groups can enjoy Tea with Eleanor, a fact-filled hour with entertaining anecdotes about Eleanor Roosevelt's life and accomplishments during a tumultuous period of U.S. history. Eleanor's favorite blend of tea and a variety of cookies are served on fine china and linens. W W W.T OU R I S M N E W B RU N S W IC K .C A N OVA S C O T I A : S T O R I E S F R O M T H E WAT E R F R O N T In Nova Scotia, the picturesque Halifax Harbourwalk features restaurants and shops that overlook the bay. Downtown stretches uphill from the waterfront. Sites include the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, which details the Titanic tragedy, and St. Paul's Anglican Church, Canada's oldest surviving Protestant church and Halifax's oldest building. On the city's north end, Fairview Lawn Cemetery is the resting place of 121 Titanic passengers. Commanding panoramic city views, the Halifax Citadel's star-shaped fort was built by the British in 1856. Groups can opt for several different tours. Sentries dressed in 78th Highlander tartans change guard on the hour. The new "Ready, Aim, Fire!" program invites visitors to fire three rounds using an authentic Snider-Enfield Rifle. Foodies can experience the flavors of Halifax with Local Tasting Tours. Guests on these walking excursions go through downtown and the Harbourwalk while sampling the city's cuisine and getting an insider's look at the food scene. Six tours focus on locally sourced food, craft beer and one-of-a-kind establishments. Beer lovers can explore the area's breweries aboard the Halifax Beer Bus. To the north of Halifax, wild and rugged Cape Breton encompasses 3,981 square miles. The 185-mile Cabot Trail road passes forests and rugged coastline as it skirts Cape Courtesy Tourism New Brunswick METEPENAGIAG HERITAGE PARK Courtesy Tourism New Brunswick Courtesy Tourism New Brunswick Courtesy Tourism New Brunswick ACADIAN HERITAGE ON DISPLAY AT VILLAGE HISTORIQUE ACADIEN AN ATLANTIC OCEAN ENCOUNTERS WHALE WATCHING IN NEW BRUNSWICK

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