Thursday, November 25, 2010

Acadian Culture - Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia has long been a favourite of mine - I came across this article today which I hope you enjoy.

"The spirit of l’Acadie runs deep in Nova Scotia. Throughout the province, there are reminders of the intrepid French settlers who first claimed Nova Scotia as their home in the seventeenth century: the historical sites, the culture, the language, the music, the food and the crafts.

At Port-Royal, Acadian history is reconstructed at the French Habitation, providing a glimpse into life as part of the first European settlement in Canada. See Acadian-built dykes as you journey to Grand-Pré National Historic Site, once home to the largest Acadian community on the Bay of Fundy and immortalized in Longfellow’s poem Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie.

Head up the Fundy coast from Yarmouth, along the Acadian shore, where you will pass through several French-speaking villages and marvel at the soaring beauty of Acadian churches, such as L’Église Saint-Alphonse or St Mary’s Church at Church Point. On the Southern Acadian Shore, the collection of Pubnico villages makes up the oldest Acadian settlement in the province. Their colourful history is celebrated at Le Village historique acadien, which takes you back to another age.

For a taste of Acadian music and culture, visit Church Point, an Acadian village dating back to 1761. It hosts the music-filled Festival acadien de Clare each summer. Cape Breton also has rich Acadian roots. Enjoy typical Acadian food in a local restaurant, watch the ancient art of rug hooking first-hand, and marvel at folk art in Chéticamp. The Acadian Museum at La Co-opérative Artisanale and Les Trois Pignons cultural and information centre will open the door to this area’s rich Acadian history."

For my favourite Nova Scotia holiday, please do visit Unique Properties of Nova Scotia

Monday, November 15, 2010

Timberwolf Tours - Western Canada

Timberwolf Tours is a western Canadian tour operator, based out of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the gateway to the Canadian north. The private company, established 1986, is a well known and reliable outfitter for adventure travel and group travel.

Thanks to our experience we deliver a high level of service. From your first contact with us to our last fare-well, we strive to make you feel comfortable and your vacation a safe and enjoyable adventure.

Our 2011 program, SPACES AND TRAILS, is a selection of guided active and adventure tour packages for small groups in western Canada, from the Rockies to Vancouver Island and the Yukon Territories. The outdoor vacations are combinations of sightseeing and activities in and around the Rocky Mountain national parks of Banff, Jasper, Yoho and Glacier, parks of northwestern BC, the Yukon, Vancouver Island and the Pacific shores. Our fully outfitted and escorted canoe adventures in Alberta and the Yukon are suitable for beginners. New for 2011 is a 5-day camping tour along the Sunshine Coast near Whistler, BC with fun activities and great hikes. This tour can easily be combined with other programs on Vancouver Island and in the Rocky Mountain Parks.

A complete package! No hidden costs or unpleasant surprises. It is clearly spelled out in the detailed itineraries if meals or activities are not included. We at Timberwolf Tours are known to take care of every detail, big and small. Our guests shall have enough time and leisure to enjoy their holidays in Canada without stress and also to get a little closer to nature.

Frontier Canada can book all the Timberwolf Tours and can highly recommend this operator.
Canoeing in the Canadian Rockies