Subject: Canada's Maritime Provinces
Hello Pat &Bill, August will be a good time to visit the Maritimes. If I can be of any help with info on Nova Scotia, please ask. Since you didn't mention the types of things you would be interested in, it's difficult to recommend things at this point. Halifax in August hosts the International Busker Festival, a Designer Craft Festival and various other events province wide. I agree with John Rule's recommendation to visit Lunenburg (and add the Chester/Mahone Bay area) for beautiful scenery and lots of history on boatbuilding. In the Bridgewater area, my favourite beach is Risser's Beach, which is a beautiful sandy beach with a long boardwalk through the saltmarsh. Also, Wolfville is a picturesque university town with scenery, theatre, and some very nice B &B's ( i.e. Blomidon Inn and Victoria's Historic Inn). Annapolis Royal has a botanical garden and historic fortress. Halifax has theatre, symphony, museums and historic parks (as well as live Shakespeare productions in the park). There's also a Farmer's Market in the historic waterfront area. The Cabot Trail is most spectacular in October, but is beautiful at any time.

You may want to check the web and order the Nova Scotia Doers and Dreamers Guide, which is free.

Any more specific questions, feel free to contact me.

Collette Saunders Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada