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Peggy's Cove Morning Light Photo Tour
"Embark on a photography excursion to Peggy's Cove one of Canada's most iconic sites with the beautiful dawn rising up over the North Atlantic. Your driver will pick you up in a stylish 11-passenger Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van and head to the majestic Peggy's Cove Preservation Area. Your photographer guide will reveal the best hid share insights on making the most of your camera and showcase some of the rich history of the area through archival images maps movies and photographs purchased from the Nova Scotia Archives. Throughout the morning you will explore the lighthouse area
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Eastern Shore Photo Tour
"Journey along the coast that is often forgot about when people think of Halifax Nova Scotia - the stunning Eastern Shore!Just north and east from downtown along the Atlantic coast is the historic Eastern Shore with mesmerizing coastal landscapes historic Acadian villages fisherman at work throughout the morning and cold weathered surfers dancing on waves all along the coast.We will have this area all to yourselves with your local photographer pointing out the best spots for taking pictures and helping you make the most of your camera or device. We will maps movies and photographs courtesy of the NS Archives.A few of the spots we may visit include
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Half-Day Trip to Montmorency Falls and Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré from Quebec
"Your countryside half-day trip follows Avenue Royale through the traditional villages and farms of the Beaupre Coast. On your tour the entertaining commentary provided by your bilingual guide will help re-create the tranquil pace and way of life of bygone years. The half-day tour includes stops of 35/45 minutes each at Montmorency Falls and the basilica of Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré with a short detour to the western tip of the Island of Orleans to visit the Chocolaterie. Other highlights include the Albert Gilles Copper Art Museum and Chez Marie's bread oven.""""Explore the beautiful countryside surrounding Quebec City on a half-day sightseeing tour to magnificent Montmorency Falls - higher than Niagara Falls - and the pilgrimage shrine of Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré. With a choice of morning or afternoon tours you'll see Quebec's spectacular countryside and visit interesting sites along the way."title=Half-Day+Trip+Highlights&1=Half-day+trip+to+Montmorency+Falls+and+Ste-Anne-de-Beaupr%A9&2=See+Quebec%27s+spectacular+countryside+and+Beaupre+Coast&3=Visit+the+Isle+of+Orleans+chocolaterie%2C+Albert+Gilles+Copper+Art+Museum+and+Chez+Marie%27s+brea
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Old Home Week

In August, there's Old Home Week at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The main event is the big horse race, but there's also a midway with carnival rides and games, as well as farm animal exhibits. All this happens at the Charlottetown Driving Park. On Friday morning/afternoon before the big race (which is Saturday), there's the Gold Cup and Saucer parade going through Charlottetown. It's a great event for all ages.

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Aug 16, 2007

Festival of Lights - Canada Day celebrations

Canada Day is on July 1st. On that day and on the few days surrounding it, there are all sorts of events going on, especially down by the waterfront at Peake's Quay. This is known as the Festival of Lights. There's often carnival rides and games, outdoor concerts (Artists/bands such as David Usher, Shay, Rufus Wainwright, Kalan Porter, etc have done Canada Day concerts here), buskers, vendors, and fireworks at night. On July 1st, people walk around the waterfront wearing red and white, and carrying Canadian flags. The Canada Day celebrations in Charlottetown are the biggest ones in Atlantic Canada and are fun for the whole family.

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Jun 12, 2006

Charlottetown Jazz Festival

The first-ever jazz festival in Charlottetown was in July 2005, and it lasted for a weekend. Part of Queen Street was closed off because the festival tent was in the middle of the street, and most of the bars in downtown Charlottetown had jazz bands playing there in the evenings. The festival was a big success and will probably be back next year too.

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Beaconsfield House

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Cavendish - Anne of Green Gables

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Olde Dublin Pub

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Founders Hall

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Cow's Creamery

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Confederation Centre of the Arts

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