Cultural Eco Travel Experiences

A great part of the cultural attraction of the area stems from its rich Acadian French past - and present. Caraquet is 97 Francophone, and you can join in celebrating the town's French-ness at its annual Acadian Festival in mid-August, highlighted by the Blessing of the Fleet. Caraquet's harbor is still active, and even more colorful than usual on this occasion. Nearby Shippagan's waterfront is even larger, with an active fishing fleet which, from early May until mid-summer, returns each day...

Canoeing Kayaking

Finding rental places for canoes and kayaks is not too difficult here if you reserve ahead, and if you have your own it is not hard to find places to put in. Keep in mind, however, that all of these waters are tidal and you must take the tides and currents into consideration when paddling here. In the Charlottetown area, the Hillsborough River is a broad watery boulevard that stretches northeast into the heart of the province. North of town the shores are unsettled. From a put-in at Mount...

Canoeing Kayaking Sailing

Fresh Air Adventures in Alma, s 800 545-0020 or 506 887-2249, e-mail FreshAir fox.nstn.ca, provides full-day, half-day and multi-day kayaking tours in the harbour and estuary and along the Fundy coast. They include instruction for beginners, as well as interpretive information about the natural environments explored. A Day Adventure package includes a three-hour guided trip, with kayaks and equipment, instruction and lunch, for 50 per adult, 30 per child or 150 for a family of four. You can...

In St Andrews

The Algonquin Hotel is one of Canada's premier resort hotels. Two golf courses, a heated outdoor pool, tennis, aerobics classes, lawn croquet and a health club keep guests busy at this famous landmark, set in its own hilltop park framed by stunning gardens. Rooms in the new wing all have air conditioning and two queen-size beds some also have kitchenettes. A bagpiper parades the front lawn at tea time, and non-guests are welcome to enjoy the music, too. Although the Algonquin is expensive, its...

Family Activities

Woodleigh Replicas amp Gardens has over 30 scale models of English and Scottish buildings, from castles that you can walk through to the tiny Shakespeare's home. Some of these are small but perfect replicas, like the elfin-sized Anne Hathaway Cottage and Yorkminster Cathedral, perfect down to the tiny rocks in the cathedral and miniature flowers in Anne's garden. Others are on a grander scale, like Dunvegan Castle and Waterloo Barracks, where you can wander through rooms full of baronial...

Introduction

Cabot Beach Provincial Park

The long red beaches and warm gentle waters of Prince Edward Island represent, to us, the accumulated memories of idyllic summers. Those happy Julys and Augusts meld in retrospect into one long beach, punctuated by pots of fresh-dug clams steaming over a camp-fire, with a backdrop of miles of green, gold and terra-cotta fields covering a rolling landscape, like a lumpy featherbed. Please don't expect us to be objective here. Central PEI - Borden-Carleton, Cavendish, Victoria, Charlottetown, PEI...

Boat Tours

5 D Tours Ecotourism, Inc. runs boat tours from May through October from Shediac's waterfront they leave from the wharf by the Tourist Information Centre. Tours inspect a fish processing and smoking plant in Cap-Pel , a shipyard for fishing boats and wave-carved sandstone cliffs. Prices are about 25 for adults, 15 for children six-14. River cruises with onboard naturalists explore the St. Louis River and Kouchibouguac Na tional Park, visiting habitats of seabirds and grey seals, and Tern...