Our northern neighbor

Deals Of The Week

May 20, 2007|By Richard P. Carpenter | Richard P. Carpenter,Boston Globe

All of Canada is a delight in summer and each province of Atlantic Canada -- New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador -- offers something special. Here is a sampling:

St. Andrews by-the-Sea, New Brunswick, is one of the most charming towns in Canada. The people are friendly, the shops are unique, and whale watching is a popular activity. The landmark Fairmont Algonquin hotel offers the Bay of Fundy Sea Kayaking Package, which includes a night's accommodation and a three-hour sea kayaking excursion on the bay. The package, valid through Sept. 30, begins at about $270. For a similar price, the Fundy Bay Watch Package includes accommodations, a whale and wildlife expedition on the bay and a buffet breakfast. The package, valid June 1-Sept. 12, is per couple with an additional price of about $32 a night for children younger than 12 and $65 for older children. Go to fairmont.com/algonquin or call 866-540-4403.

Halifax, Nova Scotia, is enjoyable almost any time, with historic sites such as the Citadel, waterfront pubs, craft shops and galleries, casino gambling and outdoor adventures. But July 11-16, the Tall Ships will be visiting, with public boarding beginning July 13 and a Parade of Sail on July 16. The Cambridge Suites Hotel Halifax has an Early Bird Special beginning at about $145 a night if booked by June 1 for a minimum of two nights. Parking and continental breakfast are included. Go to cambridge suiteshalifax.com or call 800-565-1263.

Prince Edward Island has taken to calling itself the Gentle Island, with its farms and friendliness, red roads, green fields and beaches in your choice of pink, white or champagne-colored sand. The island province is also known for its music, much of which emanates from the summer-long Charlottetown Festival. The Rodd Charlottetown hotel has Best in Musical Theatre packages from about $100-$225 per person that feature lodging and tickets to two shows and the hotel's Feast Dinner Theatre. Go to roddvacations.com or call 800-565-RODD (7633).

Newfoundland and Labrador province has a wondrous melange of accents and a language of its own. One way to get to know the people is with a self-drive Newfoundland Hospitality Tour. The trip, from Maxxim Vacations, is customized to your interests, with stays in country inns, bed-and-breakfasts or hotels. The price, with airfare from Baltimore and a midsize rental car, is $1,869 for 10 nights and $2,239 for 14 nights. Taxes not included. Go to maxximvacations. com or call 800-567-6666.

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