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2015 Casino Nova Scotia Dates announced

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January 31

February 14 & Feb 21

March 14, 21 & 28

April 11 or April 25

May 9 & 30

June 6 or 20

July 18 or 25

Aug 1, 2 or 15 or 29

Sept. 5 or 12 or 26

October 17 or 24 or 31

November 7 or 14 or 28

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September 12: Acadian Village

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Immerse yourself in New Brunswick’s historic Acadian culture. During this full day visit to the Acadian Village in Caraquet, you will experience authentic village life for the Acadian families who returned to the province following “Le Grand Dérangement,” which displaced French settlers from 1755-1764.  Wander through authentically reconstructed dwellings dating from 1770 to mid-twentieth century, and settings brought to life through costumed interpreters sharing stories and performing the chores of the era. Visit the railway station, general store, sawmill and many other historical buildings. A special bonus for this tour is the Acadian Village auction and craft show. (www.villagehistoriqueacadien.com).

Departure Time:  Our tour bus departs Dieppe at 7:30 am.

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September 19: Grand Manan

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Grand Manan is a nature-lover’s destination.  Situated near the Canada/US Border, this beautiful island offers natural beauty and a relaxed pace.  From Black’s Harbour, we take a 90-minute ferry crossing during which you might spot Humpback, Minke, Finback or Right whales, porpoises or seabirds. Grand Manan has much to offer its visitors:  quaint fishing villages, lighthouses, dulse farms and much more. A step-on guide will join us during our island visit to share island history, interpretation and stories.

Depature:  Our bus leaves Dieppe at 6:00 am to catch the 9:30 am ferry crossing.
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September 25-27: A Celtic Weekend in Cape Breton

Few journeys are more beautiful than Cape Breton’s Cabot Trail in autumn. We have carefully scheduled this trip to coincide with the peak of the fall foliage colour. On the first day, we drive to Chéticamp, on Cape Breton’s north shore, for our overnight stay at Laurie’s Inn (http://www.lauries.com/), which is located in the heart of this small Acadian village.

On the way, we stop at the Nova Scotia Tourist Information Center for souvenirs and maps of the Cabot Trail, then visit the Celtic Music Interpretive Center in Judique (http://www.celticmusiccentre.com/) and the Mi-Carême Centre in Grand Etang (http://www.micareme.ca/en/) with its unique displays of locally-crafted masks and other artisan products.

On the second day, a local step-on tour guide will make our Cabot Trail tour an experience to remember.  That night, we stay at the Ceilidh Country Lodge in Baddeck.  Before returning home on the third day, we visit the Alexander Graham Bell museum (http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhnnhs/ns/grahambell/index.aspx), the only museum containing actual artefacts from the life of Alexander Graham Bell.

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October 3: Mahone Bay - Scarecrow Festival & Quilt Jamboree

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Don’t miss the fun and laughter of the annual Scarecrow Festival in Mahone Bay on Nova Scotia’s South Shore.  While Mahone Bay is known for its beautiful location and scenery, the Scarecrow Festival is renowned for its colourful Halloween decorations and, of course, its creative scarecrows!  After leaving Dieppe, we make a brief coffee stop in Truro before continuing on to our destination.  We will also make other stops at souvenir shops, the local flea market, and at the local Quilt Jamboree.  We should be back in Dieppe around 8:30 pm.

Departure:  Our bus will leave Dieppe at 7:30 am and return home by 8:30 pm
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October 10-12: Bangor, Portland, Kittery - Maine

Join us for a Maine shopping extravaganza during the most beautiful time of year.  The brilliant fall foliage will be at its peak as we make our way to our first stop at the Bangor Mall before proceeding to our hotel on South Portland – Double Tree by Hilton, where we will have a chance to shop at Burlington Coat Factory and the Maine Mall.

On day two, we drive to Kittery’s outlets, with more than one mile of famous name outlet stores (http://www.thekitteryoutlets.com/).   On the way to the hotel, we will stop at Kohl’s and the Christmas Tree Shop.  You must have a valid passport and we highly recommend that you have travel insurance.

We be leaving from Dieppe and making pickups in Petitcodiac, Sussex, St. John and near St Stephen.

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