Prince Edward Island is Canada's smallest and greenest province. Cradled on the waves of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the Island is known for the vivid colours of its gently rolling landscape. Prince Edward Island is surrounded by miles of sandy beaches and red sandstone cliffs and is sized just right for touring. The province of Prince Edward Island was named after Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent and Strathern, the father of Queen Victoria.
Day 1. Drive to Charlottetown, PEI (4 July 2007 Wednesday)
Total distance from Norfolk, MA to Charlottetown, PEI is 680 miles.
Estimated driving time of about 11 1/2 hours.
6am depart Norfolk, MA for Charlottetown, PEI
11am to 12noon lunch in Bangor, Maine
2pm cross US-Canada Border
6pm cross Conderate Bridge into Prince Edward Island
7pm arrive at Charlottetown, PEI
7pm hotel check-in
Rodd Confederation Inn & Suites
Trans Canada Highway 1
PO Box 651
Charlottetown, PE
Canada C1A 7L3
Phone: (902) 892-2481 or (800) 565 7633
The motel features 31 two-room suites and 31 regular guestrooms. The suites offer the comfort of separate sleeping and working/living areas. Each suite has a queen or two double beds and a pull-out sofa, as well as a refrigerator and coffee/tea service. Our superior suites also offer sinks and microwaves. Rodd Confederation Inn & Suites is ideally located near the intersection of Highways #1 & #2 in the heart of Charlottetown's shopping district -- within walking distance of the Charlottetown Mall, several large retail stores, and restaurants.
Driving direction from Confederation Bridge: When approaching Charlottetown on the Trans Canada Highway #1 east continue to travel straight through the North River Road intersection. Rodd Confederation Inn & Suites is located near the Trans Canada Highway just west of the intersection with Highway #2.
Confirmation number is xxx8J7J.
Arrival Date: 07/04/2007 Departure Date: 07/10/2007
Total # of nights: 6 Total # of adults: 2 Room type: Single Superior Suite
Rate Plan: Triple A Rates $122.40/night Total price without tax: C$734.40
website: http://www.roddvacations.com/ourhotels/itineraries/2007_princeEdwardIsland/confederation/index.asp
About Charlottetown
Formerly called Abegweit, meaning “cradle on the waves”, by the Mi'kmaq Indians, Ile St. Jean by the French, and Island of St. John by the English, Prince Edward Island (its present name since 1799) came under British rule after the Treaty of Paris in 1763. A top priority of the British was to have their new acquisitions surveyed. In 1764, Captain Samuel Holland was appointed the Surveyor-General and given the task of surveying British holdings in the New World. He recommended what is the current site of Charlottetown and suggested this be one of the primary Island towns and be named Charlotte Town in honour of Queen Charlotte, wife of George III of England. 1765 saw Charlotte Town being designated the capital city of the province.
Today, the City of Charlottetown is a flourishing community of over 32,000 people located on the south shore of Prince Edward Island. Charlottetown is the capital city of Prince Edward Island, and is called "Canada's Birthplace" after the historic 1864 Charlottetown Conference which led to Confederation. There are two major shopping centers in the City: the downtown Confederation Court Mall and the Charlottetown Mall on University Avenue, as well as numerous other retail stores and malls.
source: http://www.city.charlottetown.pe.ca/index.cfm
Day 2. Around Charlottetown, PEI   (5 July 2007 Thursday)
Province House National Historic Site of Canada
The Prince Edward Island Legislature first met in private homes and taverns and, as a door keeper to the legislature remarked, this made for 'a damn queer Parliament'. In 1837 the lieutenant governor, Sir John Harvey, made plain to the legislature his alarm at the colony having no building for the safe custody of its public records. No one could disagree, and there was warm support for a vote of £5,000 to provide a legislative building to house the two branches of the legislature, as well as colonial offices.
The cornerstone was laid in May, 1843 - a band, parade, and a speech by the lieutenant governor were some of the events marking the occasion. The first session of the Prince Edward Island Legislature, held in the new Colonial Building in January 1847, marked the official opening of the structure. Canada dates its birth from July 1, 1867 and its conception from September of 1864. The occasion was a conference to discuss the desirability of union of Britain's North American colonies. The place was Province House, in Charlottetown.
An agreement was signed in 1973 between Parks Canada and the Province of Prince Edward Island. Under the terms of the agreement, Parks Canada and the Province agreed to operate the site cooperatively for a period of 99 years. The Park's primary role is to protect and interpret for all time this important site to Canadians. Also as part of the agreement a major restoration project was undertaken by Parks Canada to restore a portion of the building to the 1864 period. The restoration took place between 1979 and 1983 at a cost of $3.5million. The work was painstaking in its detail and involved extensive research and many talented craftspeople working thousands of hours to complete this major project. Province House was officially proclaimed a National Historic Site on July 1, 1983. Province House continues to make history as it still houses the Legislative Assembly for the Province of Prince Edward Island. It is the focal point for political decisions and debates. Staff from the Province and Parks Canada work cooperatively in a site which welcomes over 100,000 visitors annually. Province House National Historic Site is open year round from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the months of July and August the daily hours are extended to 6 p.m.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/pe/provincehouse/index_e.asp
Founders' Hall
Canada's Birthplace Pavilion. Begin your journey at Founders' Hall, a new 21,000 square-foot heritage attraction, located on the Historic Charlottetown Waterfront. The "Time Travel Tunnel" transports visitors back to 1864, leading them through the pages of Canadian history and concludes with a fast-paced look at contemporary Canadians from coast to coast. This is where hi-tech meets history. Experience Canada's growing pains through the eyes of modern media. Special headsets narrate your passage through state-of-the-art displays, holovisuals, theatres, on-screen trivia games, drawers, cupboards and much more. It's a multisensory experience that makes learning history fun and alive! Founders' Hall is ideal for the whole family. For more information, call 1-800-1864 or (902) 368-1864.
Approximate time to visit: 1 hour Admission C$7 / $4 Open 8am to 8pm
source: http://www.visitcharlottetown.com/guide/itin_birthplace.cfm
website: http://www.foundershall.ca/
Historic Charlottetown Waterfront
Lace up your walking shoes and follow the boardwalk along the Charlottetown Waterfront and explore the beauty, the history, and the atmosphere of its quaint shops, restaurants, and cafés! The boardwalk begins at Founders' Hall – Canada's Birthplace Pavilion and continues waterside to Confederation Landing. This well designed parkland celebrates the site of the historic landing of the Fathers of Confederation in 1864. Visitors to the park are able to stroll along the pathways, relax on a park bench, or picnic waterside. Perhaps the backdrop during your visit to Confederation Landing will be a majestic cruise ship that regularly make Charlottetown a port of call. Your boardwalk stroll continues to Peake's Wharf – Historic Waterfront Merchants, a destination alive with quaint, waterside boutiques, craft shops, restaurants, bars, and cafés. The Hillsborough River, a Canadian Heritage River, surrounds Peake's Wharf and tours of the beautiful Charlottetown Harbour depart daily.
The waterfront has been spruced up in recent years with the addition of Peake’s Wharf, a collection of touristy boutiques and restaurants that attracts hordes in summer.
Day 3. Cavendish   (6 July 2007 Friday)
Cavendish Beach
Come visit! See our creamy beaches for yourself. Marvel in the red sandstone cliffs and sandy dunes. Swim in crystal blue water warmed by the Gulf stream. Our beaches attract thousands of visitors from around the world... and the beaches are just the beginning. There's no shortage of things to do in the Cavendish area. Busy and active... quiet and relaxing... or a bit of both. In Cavendish and the Dune Shores, we leave that up to you! Cavendish is surrounded by small farming communities and fishing villages with an atmosphere all their own. Shop for antiques and unique art crafted by local artisans or explore a botanical garden, knowing that on PEI you’re never far from the sea.
Cavendish is located on the western shore of a 40-kilometre expanse of environmentally-protected, dune-edged beaches. The beach continues to attract thousands of visitors from around the world each year to its Gulf stream warmed waters, but the beach is just the beginning. Within minutes of Cavendish you can be golfing on world-class championship courses or enjoying a storybook family vacation in a planned community of historic and themed attractions. There is enough family activity to fill every day of your vacation. Cavendish is surrounded by communities and fishing villages that harvest many of the delicacies of a fresh seafood and local produce dining experience.
Surrounded by sand, of course Prince Edward Island claims miles of beautiful beaches. And each one has its own distinct character. On the face of it, a few million grains of sand and a constantly shifting ocean might not offer a whole lot of entertainment potential. But look again. Prince Edward Island beaches quite possibly provide the best vacation value in multiple categories.
sources: http://www.golfcanada.com/things-to-do/pei-things-to-do.htm
http://www.cavendishbeachresort.com/
PEI National Park
Miles of sand dunes, barrier islands, sandstone cliffs, wetlands, and forests. The beaches of Cavendish and the Dune Shores are part of Prince Edward Island National Park. The Park offers walking trails and fascinating interpretive programs on beach ecology, geology, evolution, wildlife, and archaeology. The road through the park leads you to a choice of many access points to the beach which offer a safe place to park and walkways to the water.
Prince Edward Island National Park of Canada is home to sand dunes, barrier islands and sand pits, beaches, sandstone cliffs, wetlands and forests. These diverse habitats provide a home for a variety of plants and animals, including the endangered Piping Plover. The National Park also features unique cultural resources, notably Green Gables and Dalvay-by-the-Sea National Historic Site. In 1998, six kilometres of the Greenwich Peninsula were added to the Park to protect unique dune formations, rare plants and animals, as well as archaeological findings dating back 10,000 years.
Aiden's Deep Sea Fishing
An excursion on one of Aiden's two government approved boats will be a memorable experience for both the novice and seasoned angler. You'll enjoy the tradition of catching such species as mackerel and cod off the beautiful coast of Prince Edward Island. Located just minutes from Cavendish, in the picturesque village of North Rustico, Aiden's Deep Sea Fishing has been providing excitement, fun and most of all, fish, to our customers for almost fifty years. Join us on one of our six daily trips and we guarantee you will bring home your supper! All you need to take on board is your smile, we'll supply the rods, tackle, bait and, on those few occasions, rain gear; oh yes, you get to keep the fish, cleaned to your liking.
Located at 54 Harbourview Drive, North Rustico just a short drive from Cavendish.
Phone 1-866-510-3474 or 1-902-963-3522 book days ahead Adults $35.00 / Children $25.00 (Under 12)
Sailing Times Morning 8am to 11am, Afternoon 1:15pm to 4:15pm, Evening 6pm to 9pm
source: http://www.peifishing.com/
Charlottetown After Dark
When visiting Charlottetown, there is always something happening to keep you out after dark! There is nightlife to suit just about anyone. Whether it is a night of comedy, live entertainment, a nightcap or drinks at the bar, it can be found somewhere in the city (legal drinking age is 19).
The locals love chilling out on Victoria Row in the Historic District sipping specialty coffee, enjoying fine spirits while listening to a live jazz band. Or enjoy lively outdoor music at one of the waterfront patios. Kent Street and Sydney Street are also good locations for finding a good time. Local independent restaurants by day turn after dark nightspot, showcasing all genres of music.
Day 4. Points East   (7 July 2007 Saturday)
The Island’s easternmost region attracts visitors who appreciate natural spaces and outdoor activities. Development in this area is characterized by parks and trails, supported by country inns and fine dining.
Orwell Corner Historic Village
At the heart of the Island is its agricultural heritage. Orwell Corner Historic Village allows visitors to experience the activities and charm of a small agricultural crossroads community of the 1890s. Visit the Agricultural Heritage Museum, the blacksmith's shop or general store, or have a picnic outside the old schoolhouse. Enjoy farm animals, activities, exciting special events and weekly ceilidhs.
Orwell Corner Historic Village opened in July of 1973. Orwell was named in 1769 by Surveyor General Captain Samuel Holland in honour of Lord Francis Orwell, British Minister of Plantations. Much of the early settlement took place at Orwell Cove and as fields were cleared and roads improved settlement moved inland. The small crossroads community was founded in the early nineteenth century by Scots that arrived on the Island with the Glenaladale Settlers brought out by Captain John MacDonald, as well as families that came from the Isle of Skye, County Monaghan in Ireland and United Empire Loyalists. Many of the current residents in the Orwell community are descendants of these early pioneers. In 1970 the Provincial Centennial Commission, various departments of the Provincial and Federal governments and dedicated volunteers in the community set plans into action and the site was restored to the late nineteenth century. The buildings were furnished with artifacts from the Provincial Collection and it opened to the public in July of 1973. Currently it is owned by the Province of Prince Edward Island and administered by the Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation and the Orwell Corner Pioneer Village Corporation with support from various departments of government as well as generated revenues.
Orwell Corner Historic Village is located just off of the TransCanada Highway( Rte 1) midway between Charlottetown (28 kms) and the Northumberland Ferries Terminal at Wood Islands (32 kms).
Summer Hours Daily 10am to 5:30 pm Admission: Adult: $7.50/$5
Point Prim Lighthouse
Built 1846 (Isaac Smith). Active; focal plane 21 m (68 ft); white flash every 5 s.18 m (60 ft) brick tower painted white with red trim; lantern and gallery painted red. This is the oldest lighthouse on the island and the only round brick lighthouse in Canada. Keeper's quarters demolished, but a restaurant and craft shop have been built nearby. Located on PE 209 a few miles west of Wood Islands Light. Site open, tower open to guided tours late June through mid August. Tower stairs are very steep. Climb 80 ft. above sea level for a magnificent view from this unique, round, brick structure. Enjoy a guided tour and our historical maritime displays. Open July and Aug. Admission charged.
http://www.gov.pe.ca/placefinder/index.php3?city=Point+Prim&cgndb=BADRN
http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/lighthouse/pei.htm
Georgetown
Georgetown is located in eastern Prince Edward Island, on a peninsula that is approximately 2.5 km. x 11 km. The Town and its harbor are on the south side of the peninsula, and is bounded on the north by the Cardigan River, and on the south by the Brudenell and Montague Rivers, commonly referred to as the Three Rivers Area. The Town overlooks one of the finest natural harbors in Atlantic Canada, due to its deep waters and shelter from the open sea. Beaches around the peninsula are of typical riverfront quality, and are suitable for numerous water-related activities. The presence of lush trees that line the streets of the County Capital provides aesthetically pleasant surroundings that enhance the charming historical and modern facets of the community. The drive takes you through quaint back roads which reveal alluring and rustic scenery. Buildings in the Town reveal the area's historical nature and its modern reality. Almost one half of all residential units were built prior to 1950, with approximately one third of all buildings 75 years or older. Website: http://www.georgetown.ca/
The Georgetown Train Station Interpretive Centre is located at the water's edge of the picturesque harbour town of Georgetown. From boat building to railways, there is an abundance of history in this small town. Historic buildings are situated throughout the town waiting to be explored. The deep-water port in Georgetown attracted shipping and shipbuilders in a period of political change and turbulent export markets. Year-round communications were a long-unfulfilled issue underlying the fortunes of the community. The compelling stories of these winter ferries, summer ferries, trains and the lives of some of the leading community figures are told on beautifully illustrated interpretive panels and large murals.
website: http://www.georgetowntrainstation.com/index.html
Day 5. Summerside and Evangeline   (8 July 2007 Sunday)
Summerside
Summerside is one of the most intriguing small cities in Canada; rich with history, bustling with energy and charm. The history of Summerside comes alive in dramatic fashion through large murals depicting significant city events in stunning detail on downtown buildings. A historic walking tour, through tree-lined streets past stately heritage homes will reveal much about the city, its architecture and its history. The Wyatt House, MacNaught History Centre & Archives and The Lefurgey Cultural Centre are cornerstone highlights of the tour. You can also experience more history by visiting the many fascinating museums throughout the Summerside area.
One of the few cities in Canada able to boast a beach right downtown, Summerside has a bustling waterfront filled with enticing spots for visitors; theatre, culture, shopping, marina, beach and an impressive boardwalk all located along the city’s shore. Just a few of the "Must See" attractions include the Shipyard Market, Spinnaker’s Landing, Harbourfront Jubilee Theatre, Eptek Art & Cultural Centre and The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada.
Summerside is well known throughout Canada for its splendid nineteenth century and early twentieth century residential architecture. Its heritage houses have many stories to tell, and represent the stylistic trends which prevailed at different stages in the community's development. This walking tour through the Historic House District and along the Water Street Commercial District will introduce you to many of Summerside's beautiful heritage buildings.
website: http://www.visitsummerside.com/main.cfm, http://www.city.summerside.pe.ca/ and http://www.playandstaypei.com/
Murals The beautiful “Summerside Murals” adorn the city helping to honour and celebrate its rich culture and history. They tell the story of its heroes, forefathers and milestone eras through painted imagery crafted by Summerside’s own artists. From the economic boom of the golden age of wooden shipbuilding to the construction of the PEI railway, these stunning murals speak of the city’s resilience through adversity and its rich military tradition.
W.A. Stewart House at 203 Notre Dame Street. Built for W.A. Stewart in 1897, this late Victorian residence was designed in the Queen Anne Revival style. Stewart was a master tailor who trained in New York City and apprenticed as a cutter under Daniel Stewart. In 1894, he established "W.A. Stewart" in Summerside, a store offering a full line of gentlemen's clothing.
Lefurgey Cultural Centre at 205 Prince Street. John E. Lefurgey was a leading Summerside shipbuilder, merchant, and politician who bought this house in 1871. John Lefurgey enlarged and embellished the original, plain house to an ornate Gothic Revival residence with a Classically styled pedimented front entry. The twenty-three room house has a grand scale that suited a man of social prominence with five daughters and five sons. The house remained in the family until 1924 when Lefurgey's son, Alfred, sold it to J.E. Dalton, a druggist who was the owner of the Clifton Hotel. Over forty years later, John Lefurgey's granddaughter, Wanda Wyatt, bought the house and restored it, devoting its use to the promotion of local culture and the arts.
MacNaught History Centre & Archives 75 Spring Street. When you step out of the MacNaught History Centre you are on Clay's Corner, named by the 30-year presence of the John Clay family on Spring Street. The land was originally Daniel Green's land; it lay to the east of his original 500 acre Loyalist grant and was given to his eldest son, George, at the time of his marriage. His section of the family farm lay between Summer and Eustane Streets.
La Région Évangéline
La Région Évangéline, a coastal area rich in natural scenery and Acadian culture. Its people will proudly share their language, music, joie de vivre and food. For a taste of one of the Island's other founding cultures, drive a few minutes to the west to La Région Évangéline. Here, Prince Edward Island's vibrant Acadian culture thrives. A visit to The Acadian Museum in Miscouche will set the scene, followed by a tour around this French-speaking area. Some suggested stops include the unique Bottle Houses in Cap-Egmont and the historical Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel Church. Visitors will delight in crafts from Le Centre d' Artisanat in Abram-Village, the Quilt Economuseum and, of course, many samplings of traditional Acadian food. La Région Évangéline is synonymous with lively rhythms, especially during several festivals held through the summer.
source: http://www.northcapedrive.com/inaround/evangeline.cfm
website: http://www.regionevangeline.com/home.cfm
The Bottle Houses In Cape Edmont, walk through three fantasy-like buildings made of 25,000 varicolored glass bottles. Admire the symphony of light and color within. Photograph our 13-foot giant bottle, smell our wild roses, wander through our impressive flower gardens. Attractions Canada 2001 provincial winner: “Outdoor developed site.” Featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and 1000 Places to See Before You Die. Beauty, peacefulness, serenity all await you in the colourful gardens surrounding the Bottle Houses. Open 9am to 8pm. Admission $5 / $2.
website: maisonsdebouteilles.com
Day 6. Kensington   (9 July 2007 Monday)
Kensington Railyards and Welcome Centre
On Rte 20, next to the Historic Train Station at the Railyards. Welcome to the playful side of Prince Edward Island... In the heart of the action, Kensington Area is the perfect place to call home as you tour PEI. Kensington is close to beaches, lobster suppers, shopping, and some of the most spectacular scenery on the Island. Our shop can provide you with the finest local crafts, quilts, clothing and gifts. Bike rentals on site.
Anne of Green Gables Museum
The Anne of Green Gables Museum at Silver Bush, Park Corner has a treasure around every corner. On this 110-acre property you will find a museum, an antique shop, a craft shop with the finest Anne of Green Gables products available, a tea room with a view of the Lake of Shining Waters, Matthew's Carriage Rides, a playground for the children, and some of the most beautiful scenery found on Prince Edward Island. Step back to L.M. Montgomery's time to the places and treasures that helped inspire her to write about Anne, Emily, Pat, and other heroines. A unique collection of the author's belongings are displayed: furniture, photographs, linens and personal items. Open Daily: June & Sept. 9am to 5pm
website: http://www.annesociety.org/anne/index.html
Woodleigh's Replicas and Gardens
Woodleigh's magic has been fascinating visitors for over forty years. Covering 45 acres of gorgeous countryside, Woodleigh boasts 30 replicas of Britain's most glorious castles and buildings, extensive English Gardens, food service, picnic area, unique gift shop, and playground. Visitors are dazzled by the beauty of our grounds, complete with water gardens, sparkling fountains, rich floral displays and delightful wildlife. History comes alive at Woodleigh, where some replicas are large enough to enter and furnished with intriguing antiques and artifacts, and interpretive programs provide meaningful learning experiences for all ages. Grounds are open June through September, daily. July & August, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. $10.00 adults, $9.00 seniors, $8.00 youth.
Avonlea - Village of Anne of Green Gables
On Rte 6 in the heart of Cavendish. Spend the best day of your vacation with us. Walk among the characters of the story Anne of Green Gables and experience dramatic moments and heartwarming scenes. Enjoy our lively barnyard, horse-and-wagon and pony rides. Enjoy traditional Island music shows featuring some of PEI's most talented musicians. Taste homemade chocolate, our own Raspberry Cordial, and the world's best oysters. Lady Baker's Tea Trolley offers traditional afternoon tea, Mon-Thurs, 2-4 pm. Heritage buildings, museums and beautiful Avonlea Gardens set the stage for a memorable day for the family. Open June-Sept.
Source: http://www.gov.pe.ca/visitorsguide/search/display.php3?number=13
Plan to spend a whole day in this storybook village based on Author L.M. Montgomery's novel, "Anne of Green Gables". Live the story as you travel in time 100 years and interact with the characters as the story unfolds around you. Your all inclusive admission allows you to enjoy a full day of activities and entertainment including performances by PEI's most talented musicians.
The year is 1908 in Avonlea! You will travel back in time as you are immersed in the dramatic story that unfolds around you! Characters also join visitors in daily activities.
Website: www.avonlea.ca
Day 7. Depart for Fredericton, New Brunswick   (10 July 2007 Tuesday)
8am hotel check-out / drive to Confederate Bridge
Total distance from Charlottetown, PEI to Fredericton, NB is 210 miles and estimated driving time of 4 hours.
The Confederation Bridge A 13-kilometre engineering marvel, the Confederation Bridge is a very quick, convenient and dramatic way to arrive or depart the Island. Connecting from New Brunswick, the Bridge brings you to the town of Borden-Carleton and the visitor centre/shopping complex at Gateway Village. The Bridge is open 24 hours a day and takes approximately 12 minutes to cross. Tolls are collected only when leaving the Island.
As visitors to Prince Edward Island arrive at the crest of the 13-kilometre Confederation Bridge, 60 metres above Northumberland Strait, they are presented with a marvellous vista of the Island. Charlotte's Shore is a region of rolling hills and redcliffs, and is in many ways the economic and political centre PEI. At the Visitor Information Centre in Gateway Village, located at the foot of the Confederation Bridge, the Our Island Home exhibit is an imaginative introduction to our industries, arts and culture.
9am to 11am Gateway Village
A must stop on any visit to Prince Edward Island, Gateway Village, is located conveniently at the foot of the dramatic new Confederation Bridge. In one easy visit, you will be introduced to the history and culture of the Island, learn about Islanders' modes of transportation across the Northumberland Strait including the construction of the 13-kilometre mega-bridge and find out why our Island is world renowned. Enjoy Gateway Village as you begin your tour of the Island or as a final destination before you say goodbye. A unique adventure awaits as you experience the legends of our land, sea and people. Admission is free with plenty of parking for cars, tour buses and motor homes. All facilities are wheelchair accessible and friendly courteous staff will ensure your visit is memorable.
The Gateway Exposition Pavilion, open all year round, offers guided tours describing the Island's rich heritage and culture through multimedia displays and exhibits focusing on the sea, the shore, the land and its people. Experience the Legend of the Burning Ship, activate a moving sculpture of the fisheries, discover the building blocks of our close-knit society and walk through the indoor garden with a vision of Lucy Maud Montgomery, the creator of Anne of Green Gables™.
11am to 1pm Drive to Hopewell, New Brunswick

1pm to 3:30pm Hopewell Rocks
> Forever restless, the Bay of Fundy tides are in constant motion. As life ebbs and flows just beneath the surface, tidal waters rise and fall, and the shoreline continually evolves.   This is the intrigue and uniqueness of the Bay of Fundy, where the highest tides in the world wash the shores twice daily….exposing life, creating life, sustaining life.
Can you picture one hundred billion tons of water making a fantastic journey, twice daily into this ever narrowing bay?  Here in the Bay of Fundy you can watch the highest tides in the world rise at a rate between six and eight feet per hour. Watch your footprints on the ocean's floor become awash with a salty tide and then disappear right before your eyes.
While the gravitational forces of the sun and moon combine to create a continuum of tidal action the world over, it is the unique shape of the Bay of Fundy that contributes to the extraordinary high tides experienced here. The Bay of Fundy is 290-kilometer-long (180 miles) in length. The mouth of the Bay of Fundy is 100 km (62 miles) wide and between 120 and 215 meters (400-700 feet) deep. Frequently described as funnel-shaped, this amazing body of water gradually narrows until it splits to form Chignecto Bay and the Minas Basin. Becoming gradually shallower, Chignecto Bay splits into Shepody Bay and Cumberland Basin, then Shepody Bay narrows and splits again into the Memramcook and Petitcodiac Rivers. It is here, near this junction of rivers that the flowerpot formations of the Hopewell Rocks are found. The distance across the Bay of Fundy at this point is about 2.5 km (1.5 miles) and the depth at low tide about 14 meters (45 feet).
Admission $20 for family Note: Low tide is scheduled at 3:16pm at this day 10 July 2007.
source: http://www.thehopewellrocks.ca/
3:30pm to 6pm Drive to Fredericton, New Brunswick

6pm arrive at Fredericton, NBR / hotel check-in
Fredericton Inn
1315 Regent Street
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Canada E3C 1A1
Phone (800) 561 8777 or (506) 455 1430
Booking reference number xxx64. Total of C$375 for three nights inclusive of taxes.
200 beautifully appointed rooms ; Executive Tower, Deluxe and Standard Sections, all with data ports. Free High Speed community network * 14 Convention Rooms for meetings up to 900 * 2 Superb Dining Facilities * Lounge * Indoor Pool * Whirlpool, Health/Exercise Facilities. * Within walking distance of two major shopping malls. Free Parking, Free Local Calls, Handicapped Accessible Rooms. "We are a FRED-e-ZONE Wireless "WiFi" Hotspot."
Services Include: Air conditioning, beach within driving distance, off-street parking, private bathroom, private television and telephone.
Nearby Attractions Within walking distance of two major shopping centres, containing 250 shops.
website: http://www.frederictoninn.nb.ca/
About Fredericton
Fredericton is nestled in the spectacular Saint John River valley, which runs into the heartland of the province of New Brunswick. The Trans-Canada Trail runs along much of that valley from Oromocto to the Quebec border. In Fredericton, the Trail crosses the river from downtown to Nashwaasksis on the Trail Bridge to run along the scenic north bank to the dam and provincial park at Mactaquac.
The evolution of Fredericton's architectural heritage and its unique character developed hand in hand with its designation and growth as the Provincial Capital of New Brunswick. Not only are the dominant landmark buildings in the city a direct result of this governmental, administrative as well as educational status but its picturesque setting on the wonderful St. John River is also a distinct part of this legacy. In 1785, the town was named "Fredericktown" after His Royal Highness Prince Frederick Augustus, Duke of York and second son of King George Ill., though over time the "k" and "w" were dropped. From the earliest and simplest of Loyalist vernacular dwellings to the most flamboyant Victorian mansions, the sweep of Fredericton's architecture is our most direct connection to the social and economic conditions of the past, and how that past has fashioned this exceptional city. Today, for all its modern urbanity, Fredericton maintains a small-town sensibility where buildings borrowed and adapted architectural styles from two major sources: our American neighbours and our British antecedents.
source: http://www.heritagefredericton.org/history.html
Fredericton City Hall and the Changing of the Guard
Corner of Queen & York Streets. The Old City Hall, which includes the city offices, council chamber, magistrate's office, jail, farmers market and opera house, was erected on Phoenix Square in 1876. The tower clock's eight-foot dials, copper hands and reliable chimes have kept time ever since. The fountain in front of City Hall was added in 1885.
Watch the colorful ceremonial guards re-enact the Changing of the Guard with two ceremonies each day and guard changes every hour. Full Inspection Ceremonies are held in July and August, Tuesday through Saturday at 11am and 7pm. Free. Dated back to sometime in the 1700's. Watch them march and take commands. Very nice to observe as you sit in Officer's Square.
source: http://www.foundlocally.com/fredericton/Travel/Attr-TopAttractions.htm
Day 8. Around and About Fredericton, NB   (11 July 2007 Wednesday)
Odell Park
A very nice park located in the middle of dowtown Fredericton. Things to see include a duck pond, deer pen, barbecue pits, picnic tables, children's play equipment and great walking trails that go through the woods!. Great way to see the natural beauty of New Brunswick! And....it is free!!!!! Barbecue pits and picnic tables are provided for your convenience at Odell Park.
The centerpiece of the City's parklands is the 75-hectare (388-acre) Odell Park, which features barbecue pits, picnic tables, children's play equipment, a duck pond, deer pen (there's also a free ranging wild deer in the park), arboretum, botanical garden), and the Fredericton Pony Club. Odell Park's ambiance contributes much to Fredericton's reputation as a "last surviving hometown of America". There are also 16 kilometres of trails, winding their way through a varied forest spared from the woodsman's axe and the ravages of fire. Some of the trees in the park are more than 400 years old! The woodlands and fields of the park, which opened in 1954, once formed the estate of Reverend Jonathan Odell.
The Fredericton Botanic Garden, on the west side of Odell Park, was begun in 1990 and is continually evolving through he efforts of the members of the Fredericton Botanic Garden Association in cooperation with the City if Fredericton. It can be entered from the parking lot of the Prospect Street Ball Park or from Cameron Court off the Hanwell Road.
Shopping in Downtown Fredericton
Located in the historic and cultural central business district (between Brunswick St and the River) with sixteen blocks with 120 stores of specialty retail, art galleries, dining, financial services and cultural venues. The area also hosts festivals and events year-round. There are even 28 designated tourist attractions to distract you Downtown! There are over 2000 parking spaces available.
Situated along the banks of the picturesque St. John River, the downtown shopping district encompasses an area of 16 city blocks rich in historic architecture and steeped in cultural tradition. With over 120 stores and 28 visitor attractions, the downtown offers a treasure trove of discoveries. Quaint and unique gift boutiques, handmade crafts, including distinctive pewter, pottery, weaving and jewellery, the latest fashions, sporting goods, footwear, accessories, some expected finds and some unexpected treasures to suit the savvy shopper.
How about a step back in time? Visitors will find a cluster of antique shops at the west end of the downtown on King Street offering a wide assortment of antiques and collectibles from around the province and the Maritimes. sources: http://www.foundlocally.com/fredericton/Shopping/Sh-Areas.htm and http://www.tourismfredericton.ca/
Old Government House
The official residence of the Lieutenant–Governor of New Brunswick, Old Government House replaced its predecessor destroyed by fire in 1825. Its grand Palladian design consists of a balanced, symmetrical framework of a large central hip–roofed block with Neoclassical–influenced curved lower side wings and round portico. This vice–regal stone residence expresses the influence of British architectural vogue and colonial politics in early 19th century New Brunswick. The building was commissioned by Sir Howard Douglas, an inspired and popular Lieutenant–Governor, who hired military officer James Woolford as architect. Construction lasted from 1826 to 1828, and until the 1890’s, it played a central role in the social and political life of the province, hosting state dinners, balls and parties, as well as 14 Lieutenant–Governors. After 1890, when Lieutenant–Governor Sir Leonard Tilley refused to continue living here due to the lack of a maintenance budget, the decision was made to close Government House. Subsequently, the building would periodically stand vacant, host a Deaf and Dumb Institute, act as a military hospital for veterans, and accommodate the RCMP "J" Division headquarters from 1932 until 1990. All three levels of Government supported a restoration of the structure in the late 1990’s, and since 1999 it has once again become the home of the Lieutenant–Governor.
http://www.heritagefredericton.org/display.php?id=24
Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick
The Legislature has been the seat of government in NB since 1882, when it replaced the old Provincial Hall, which was destroyed by fire in 1880. Impressive elements are the Throne or Speaker's Chair, a large self-supporting spiral staircase, Waterford crystal chandeliers, portaits of King George III and Queen Charlotte in the Assembly Chamber, and the large collection of books including the Birds of America by John James Audubon. Free guided tours (allow ½ hour) July & August daily 9:15 am to 7 pm; and the rest of the year: Monday to Friday 9 am to 4 pm
source: http://www.foundlocally.com/fredericton/Travel/Attr-TopAttractions.htm
Day 9. King's Landing   (12 July 2007 Thursday)
King's Landing
Nestled in a majestic setting in the St. John River valley, Kings Landing Historical Settlement depicts the one hundred year transformation of a young colony into a vibrant nation. Listen for creaking wagons pulled by trotting work horses, the whooshing of hoop skirts, and the distant melodies from lively fiddlers and dancing townsfolk. Witness the bustle of farm life, and learn first hand how ordinary people lived and worked in the 19th century. An epic story that’s more than just history, it’s history, well told. You will find over 70 historic buildings, complete with artifacts, furniture, tools and equipment. The history is real, the stories you hear are true. Staff are thoroughly trained and immersed in the 19th century to provide you, the visitor, with an authentic visit to New Brunswick in the 1800s.
Kings Landing is a place where over 100 years of New Brunswick’s history and culture comes to life. This is the 19th century. It is a place where you can touch, taste, hear, see and truly experience the 1800s. It is more than just history, it’s history well told.
Located on the Trans Canada Highway Route #2, at Exit #253 (20 minutes west of Fredericton, NB) Open 10am to 5pm Family C$36 / Adults C$15 Children 5-14 C$5 phone (506) 363-4999 website: http://www.kingslanding.nb.ca/englishhome.htm
St. Anne Heritage Preservation Area
Fredericton has many beautiful homes, and many Colonial, Victorian and post-Victorian buildings. Maritime builders were very skilled woodworkers and Fredericton is noted for it expressions of wood construction. On a walk through historic Fredericton and the St. Anne Heritage Preservation Area you will see all styles and ranges of architecture, including: Georgian Tradition, Classical Revival, Gothic Revival, and Second Empire, but the classic Fredericton building is the Queen Anne Revival home. Examples of Queen Anne in its permutations are found all over Fredericton, featuring turrets, towers, rounded corners, and the elaborate use of trim, mouldings, and wood cladding.
source: http://www.transcanadahighway.com/newbrunswick/Fredericton-TopAttractions.htm
Mansions of Waterloo Row
This is the most picturesque street in Fredericton. Located along the south bank of the wide Saint John River, one side of this street is lined with stately mansions and mature trees with the river-side of the street sporting a large open green that leads down to the water. During the summer, this area is alive with soccer matches and other activities along its hiking and biking trails. Pictured is a recently restored mansion that was formerly used as the residence of the province's Lieutenant-Governor. source: http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/Canada/Province_of_New_Brunswick /Fredericton-908963/Things_To_Do-Fredericton-BR-1.html
Day 10. Drive Back Home   (13 July 2007 Friday)
7am depart Fredericton, NB for Norfolk, MA
Total distance from Fredericton, NB to Norfolk, MA is 475 miles and estimated driving time of about 8 hours.
4pm Home Sweet Home


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