Art Tour Itinerary
DAY 1: The tour will begin in Halifax. Departing Halifax, Musquodobit
Harbour,Fox Island, overnight Sydney
Costanzo (sculptor), Robert
Rutherford (print maker), Steven
Rhude (print maker).
Halifax is the business, educational and cultural center of Maritime Canada.
Here you'll find first-class accommodations, fine dining, nightlife,
art galleries (Zwickers and Argyle Fine Art), museums, universities
and all the action of big city life. But there are also beaches, parks,
walking trails, restored waterfronts and a small-town atmosphere that
make Halifax-Dartmouth the ideal cosmopolitan experience. There's
plenty of living history here--from the firing of the noon gun at
the Halifax Citadel to the restored locks of the Shubenacadie Canal.
Historic churches, houses and fortifications make Halifax-Dartmouth
an explorer's delight. Go for a boat ride, a motorcoach tour or a
rickshaw ride. Discover our seafaring and military past. Or simply
spend the day watching the hustle and bustle of the world's second-largest
(Right: picture of Halifax Harbour)
DAY 2: Fortress Louisbourg in the morning, Cabot Trail , Pleasant
Bay ,Cheticamp ,overnight Margaree Harbour.
Marie Saunders (print maker and home decor artist), Bruce
Aitken (water colorist), Dozay
(native artist), Kim
Floyd (abstract painter).
There's so much to explore along the Cabot Trail. Cheticamp,
on the western coast, is the center of Acadian French heritage in the
area; the Acadian Museum there has fascinating displays highlighting the
early Acadian history of the area. At St. Ann's, North America's only
Gaelic College features displays on the region's early Scottish settlers
in the Great Hall of the Clans. More recent history comes alive in Baddeck,
at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, where visitors will
marvel at the scope and variety of Bell's genius.
(Left: picture of Pleasant Bay)
DAY 3: Ceilidh Trail Inverness, Mabou Overnight Truro.
Thorneycroft (painter), Christene
Sandeson (painter and sculpture),
Carolyn Ritchie Bedford (painter)
At Margaree Harbour the Ceilidh Trail, Route 219, on the left, leads
to Route 19 and the Canso Causeway. The Cabot Trail continues by crossing
the Margaree River into Belle Cote, where they celebrate Belle Cote Days
in late July, and going along the coast through Terre Noire and Cap Lemoine.
At Cap Lemoine the scarecrow Theatre, an outdoor attraction which consists
of scarecrows depicting various walks of life. Along the way through St.
Joseph du Moine, Grand Etang and Point Cross, you will find a variety
of gift and craft shops.
(Right: Cabot Trail, Cape Breton)
DAY 4: Rawdon Hills to Windsor, Annapolis Valley, Bear River
Couper (Pastel artist), Nancy
Foster (Bear Artist), Irene
Scott (Bear Artist)
Artists have long been attracted to the Valley's beauty, and their many
studios, shops and galleries offer fascinating diversions along the way.
Inland, the lovely rolling countryside holds special surprises. Like the
legendary lakes and rivers of Kejimkujik National Park.
( Left: Alma on the Fundy shores)
DAY 5: Yarmouth , Lunenburg, Halifax Tour terminates
Beaudry (color pencil artist), Lori
Secouler-Beaudry (photographer), Paul
Hannon (painter), Anna J. Scanlan(painter)
Life Art (painters on Slate), Laurie Mireau (watercolorist), Zwicker's Gallery.
The Lighthouse Route weaves a special magic for nature lovers. Stroll
on warm, secluded beaches where the air shimmers with salt spray and the
only footprints in the sand are yours. Hike past quiet inlets where herons
stand motionless in the shallows, or along a sandy cove where grey seals
bask on the offshore rocks.
(Right: Sunset in Nova Scotia)