Tours

PRECONFERENCE TOUR
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

This is a full day trip with enough time for dinner in St. Andrews. Dinner will be on your own, at your leisure.

Spend the day in St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, a picturesque resort town where visitors have come for decades to breathe in the fresh sea air and settle in to a slower pace of life. Perched overlooking the town is Canada’s historic seaside resort, the Algonquin. Built in the 1880's, this resort hotel has a fascinating history and continues to serve as a symbol of East Coast hospitality.

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Experience some of the world's highest tides as you explore a world-class attraction. Travel along the picturesque Fundy coastal drive to the Hopewell Rocks. Your local guide will delight you with both facts and folklore surrounding the Bay of Fundy coastal communities. The Bay of Fundy is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, UNESCO's conservation and sustainable development arm for areas that have terrestrial and coastal marine ecosystems. Pass through Fundy National Park, where you can often spot various birds and even an occasional moose. Then get ready to discover the Hopewell Rocks, an icon of New Brunswick.

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Less than an hour from Saint John, perched on the shores of the Bay of Fundy, is the picturesque fishing village of St. Martins, a beautiful window through which to take a peek at life in New Brunswick, and a UNESCO designated Biosphere Reserve. During the scenic drive to St. Martins, your local guide will entertain you with fascinating folklore about the village, including the thriving shipbuilding era of bygone days. Upon arrival, stop at the harbour and witness the effects of the extreme high and low tides of the Bay of Fundy. This area is a favorite with artists, with its lighthouse, lobster traps and fishing boats creating a charming scene.

Friday, June 1st, 2018

Enjoy a taste of New Brunswick as you visit 2 regional award-winning wineries in this fun and informative tour. Each winery features a boutique experience, offering you a chance to tour behind-the-scenes, as you learn about wine-making in New Brunswick. Walk through the vineyards and appreciate the craft and challenge of growing grapes in a northern climate, and take time to sample and savour a selection of cold climate grape wine and fruit wines that are quickly becoming popular in New Brunswick.

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

This fascinating tour takes you up close to the world-renowned Bay of Fundy and its effects on Saint John. Start your tour at the New Brunswick Museum, where an interpreter will introduce you to the wonders of the Bay of Fundy. During this exclusive program, you'll discover the forces that work together to create the highest tides in the world, which rise to over 40 feet. Hear about the geology and geography of the Bay of Fundy region, including why the Reversing Falls Rapids exist, and learn about the variety of birds, seals and fish species that make the Bay their home.

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May 30 - June 2, 2018
Saint John, New Brunswick

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The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the Architects' Association of New Brunswick have partnered to present the 2018 Festival of Architecture May 30 - June 2 in Saint John.

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