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  Local Tours for Media
It is with great pleasure that Tourism Nova Scotia invites delegates to participate in a tour of Halifax, which are being organized during GoMedia 2017.

To reserve a seat on the tour, please register online.
The tour registration form will be available from August 2, 2017 to September 1, 2017
 
Mid-day tour
 
Land & Sea - Halifax featuring The Bluenose II - SORRY - FULL
Monday, October 2, 2017 09:00 - 16:00

It's hard to imagine that on March 26th in 1921, those present on the shores of Lunenburg knew what would come of the day's festivities. They were there to witness the launch the fishing schooner, Bluenose. What they set in motion was a legacy that continues to this day. As Nova Scotia's sailing ambassador, Bluenose II is a proud representative of our province and our maritime heritage. As you walk on deck, you can't help but imagine what it must have been like in the days when fishing schooners were alive with activity, sailing the waters of the North Atlantic. This is a unique and exclusive opportunity to sail and tour Halifax Harbour onboard our iconic Bluenose II and one that is not to be missed!
NOTE: Dress in layers and wear comfortable footwear. Recommended to bring and wear gloves for comfort operating the Segway. Helmets are provided.
Departure Point: Westin Lobby
Lunch Is included on all local tours for media.

Coastal Kayaking & Peggy's Cove - SORRY - FULL
Monday, October 2, 2017 09:00 - 16:00

The Peggy's Cove Preservation Area, less than an hour from downtown Halifax, has been an artist’s and explorer’s paradise for well over 150 years. This morning, head out in a kayak to explore protected bays, secluded beaches, and the rugged coastline at a comfortable pace with a skilled guide. You will even have time to stop on one of the many pristine islands to stretch your legs, have a snack and relax. After lunch on the docks, continue to the picture postcard village of Peggy’s Cove, situated on the rugged Atlantic shoreline. The lighthouse itself just celebrated its centennial and is one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world. Enjoy some free time to explore the rocks, the trails, the village and its charming shops.
Departure Point: Westin Lobby
Lunch Is included on all local tours for media.

Cycle the City Bike Tour
Monday, October 2, 2017 09:00 - 16:00

This tour is designed to showcase the best of Halifax with I ♥ Bikes. A local Haligonian (that’s what we call ourselves!) will take you around the city showcasing a variety of different neighbourhoods while highlighting our unique history and all the reasons why we love the city today. This tour starts at the Halifax Harbour and then make its’ way up into the charming South End weaving its way through tree-lined corridors toward the heart of the City. Lunch in included in one of our quaint eateries and there will be plenty of time to stop and photograph some of our more iconic sites.
NOTE: Tour includes a bottle of water and helmet.
Departure Point: Westin Lobby
Lunch Is included on all local tours for media.


Eastern Shore Photo Tour - SORRY - FULL
Monday, October 2, 2017 09:00 - 16:00

A photographer’s day dream … journey along the edge of the Atlantic ocean along the historic Eastern Shore with its mesmerizing coastal landscapes, historic Acadian villages, fisherman at work throughout the morning, and cool weather surfers dancing on waves. Absorb the rugged and remote beauty along 'Canada's Ocean Playground'. A few of the stopping spots for photo ops include the Acadian village of Grand Desert, the Fisherman's Reserve, Lawrencetown Beach Provincial Park, the beautiful Flag Pond Municipal Park, the colourful Fisherman's Cove and a few other hidden gems in between.
Departure Point: Westin Lobby
Lunch Is included on all local tours for media.

Explore The Lighthouse Route in Mahone Bay & Lunenburg
Monday, October 2, 2017 09:00 - 16:00

Join a kilted guide in "New Scotland" for an enchanting tour of Mahone Bay and Lunenburg. This part of the province is known as the South Shore or the Lighthouse Route and is filled with history of fishing, boat building, the pirate of 'Oak Island' and rum running along this craggy coastline. Enjoy a guided walking tour of Lunenburg and a visit to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. From Lunenburg, continue with a drive through the charming village of Mahone Bay, famous for its churches along the shore and its picturesque beauty. There will be plenty of time for exploring these remarkable seaside towns on your own.
Departure Point: Westin Lobby
Lunch Is included on all local tours for media.

Golf Glen Arbour
Monday, October 2, 2017 09:00 - 16:00

Five star course. Five star experience. Glen Arbour is an expertly designed and meticulously maintained public course for golfers of all abilities that offers challenging greens, beautiful scenery, and superior service. The 6,800 yard, par 72, 18-hole champion course provides great diversity in hole design, challenging elevation changes, and a demanding layout. Treat yourself to the full Glen Arbour experience with a full round of golf and lunch in the Great Room that includes a full length deck and gazebo and offers panoramic views of Sandy Lake. It’s a day of a superior golf experience on the most beautiful course in the city.
Golf clubs will be provided.
Departure Point: Westin Lobby
Lunch Is included on all local tours for media.

Good Cheer Trail
Monday, October 2, 2017 09:00 - 16:00

Explore Canada’s first winery, craft brewery, cidery and distillery trail – the Good Cheer Trail. Sample locally produced wine, beer, cider, and spirits and meet some of our most passionate Nova Scotia artisans. Today’s tour has something for both wine and beer lovers including 4 stops in the Annapolis Valley and lunch at The Port Pub in Port Williams.
Departure Point: Westin Lobby
Lunch Is included on all local tours for media.

Halifax's Titanic Connections
Monday, October 2, 2017 09:00 - 16:00

Travellers have been falling in love with Halifax with its enduring maritime legacy for over 265 years. Halifax is steeped with history filled with tales of pirates and privateers but perhaps one its most famous seafaring connections is to the Titanic. Take a tour of this vibrant city viewing historic buildings and modern high rises lining the streets enroute to the Fairview Lawn Cemetery to learn the stories behind some of the 121 victims of the Titanic disaster buried here. Lunch is at the iconic Five Fishermen Restaurant, one of the best seafood establishments in the city. This building was the JA Snow Funeral Home during the time of the Titanic disaster and many of the building’s features from that time are still evident. This afternoon, finish off your day with a personal tour of the Titanic exhibit at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, comprised of the largest collection of wooden artifacts from the disaster. This is a moving and memorable day exploring some of Halifax’s most historical moments.
Departure Point: Westin Lobby
Lunch Is included on all local tours for media.

Soldier for a Day at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
Monday, October 2, 2017 09:00 - 16:00

Leave your mark on history and become a 'Soldier for a Day' - a Canadian Signature Experience! You will be an impressive sight in the MacKenzie tartan kilt, bright red doublet, and Glengarry bonnet. The skirl of the bagpipes and the crack of your rifle will transport you to 1869 where you will learn the skills needed to defend this important port. It may be hot, it may be dusty, or it may be foggy and raining, but this is the life of a soldier! Don your authentic uniform, sign your enlistment forms, complete foot drills, and take in the firearms training (or drum training for soldiers under 16) to fire the authentic Snider-Enfield rifle. Enjoy a private in-depth tour of your new home - the Halifax Citadel, and finally at the end of the day, all participants can 'stand down' and enjoy some light refreshments in the Sergeant's mess.
Departure Point: Westin Lobby
Lunch Is included on all local tours for media.

Surf's Up! - SORRY - FULL
Monday, October 2, 2017 09:00 - 16:00

Bet you never thought of Nova Scotia as a surfing destination! Lawrencetown Beach, located less than an hour from downtown Halifax, has become a hotspot for surfers locally and around the world. This morning, head to the beach for private surf lessons with East Coast Surf School and then take those lessons to the water. Lawrencetown Beach is one of Nova Scotia’s finest surf beaches and offers consistent waves, lifeguards and breath-taking views! We provide quality wetsuits with your surfboard so you can stay comfortable in the water and take advantage of the waves all day long! Your surfing lesson will include: a thorough explanation of basic surfing techniques, safety and ocean awareness and information about your surfing equipment. You’ll also have an opportunity to ask any other questions that you may have about surfing in Nova Scotia. All of our instructors are certified and highly experienced surfers.
Departure Point: Westin Lobby
Lunch Is included on all local tours for media.

Tidal Bay Tour
Monday, October 2, 2017 09:00 - 16:00

This is a great tour for foodies and wine lovers where you’ll enjoy strolling through our vineyards, learning about Nova Scotia’s appellation wine Tidal Bay, and savouring locally-sourced cuisine.
The tour includes visits to three award winning wineries with tastings that feature wines made from our grape varietals used in the making of Tidal Bay. Enjoy a special lunch at Restaurant Le Caveau, named one of the world’s top 20 winery restaurants! This afternoon visit the Grand-Pré National Historic Site, once the epicentre of Acadian culture and now the most significant memorial to their tragic upheaval.
Departure Point: Westin Lobby
Lunch Is included on all local tours for media.

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