Let's go to Canada.
On Tuesday, June 6th, 2023, it was that time again, our journey to Nova Scotia, the beautiful Atlantic province of Canada, began at the airport in Frankfurt. Condor Airlines took us with a direct flight to Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia. After a flight of about 7 hours, the Condor plane landed safely at Halifax International Airport that same evening. After everyone had cleared customs and had their bags, all travelers were taken to the hotel. After a joint dinner in a nice restaurant in Halifax, all tour participants were looking forward to their hotel bed after a long day.
The next morning, the first trip went to a special breakfast restaurant, where there is a much better breakfast than in any hotel. After a hearty breakfast we went straight to the high-security vault. Every customer who traveled with us was shown their sealed box with their precious metals. The customer box was opened in front of the customer by breaking the seal and each customer could look at, touch, check and photograph his precious metals. Non-customers and interested parties were shown a sample box so that you can see how we store our customers' precious metals. Participating sales partners have checked the precious metal stocks of their customers with the appropriate power of attorney.
After we all left the high-security vault in a good mood, we drove to downtown Halifax after visiting a shopping mall. There we walked along the approximately three kilometer long harbor promenade and stroll through downtown Halifax with its many sights and attractions. The city of Halifax is definitely worth a visit and has something for everyone. We spent the evening with a delicious dinner in an Irish pub with live music.
Thursday morning started again with an excellent breakfast in our special breakfast restaurant.
Then we drove to the famous lighthouse in Peggy's Cove. The weather cooperated and we climbed
over the rocks around the lighthouse. The nearby gift shop sold souvenirs of Nova Scotia and
Canada's most photographed lighthouse.
Then we continued our journey to Chester, a beautiful village on Mahone Bay with a large marina. After a short walk through Chester, we took a little break for coffee and cake at the Kiwi Cafe.
After this little refreshment, we continued our tour through the port of Mahone Bay to the well-known fishing village of Lunenburg. With its many colorful houses, Lunenburg is a well-known postcard motif. Strolling along the harbor promenade you come to the Bluenose II, which has its home port in Lunenburg. The Bluenose II is an original replica of the famous sailing ship Bluenose, which was built in Lunenburg in 1921. The Bluenose was a fishing boat and a racing boat at the same time. After the fishing season was over, the Bluenose took part in the International Fisherman's Cup. In 1921 and beyond, the bluenose won most of these races and became a symbol of Canada. In the 1930s, motor boats replaced sailboats in the fishing industry. Today, the bluenose is the symbol on the reverse of the Canadian 10 cent coin.
After a short walk through Lunenburg we went back to our hotel in Halifax. We also spent the evening together again in a beautiful bar & grill restaurant, which is known provincewide for its fantastic steaks and the best lobster.
After our breakfast on Friday morning we drove to the Bay of Fundy. The Bay of Fundy is a large
bay between the two Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. While the average
global tide range (difference between low and high tide) is about one meter, the tide range in
the Bay of Fundy reaches a height of up to 16 meters. The Bay of Fundy officially has the
highest tidal range in the world. The amount of water flowing in and out of the bay is
unimaginably large at 100 billion tons of water. This means that more than twice as much water
flows in the Bay of Fundy as in all rivers in the world put together.
A special event occurs at high tide in the rivers that flow into the Bay. There is always a tidal wave about a meter high that flows upstream. Surfers use this wave and surf it upstream. In 2013, a surfer managed to surf this wave 29 kilometers upstream, the current record.
We always plan our trip to the Bay of Fundy so that we can get there at low tide and then walk on the seabed there.
Our return journey went via the small town of Windsor, where we made a small stopover for a small lunch. Afterwards we went back to the hotel, where everyone could rest a bit.
After this break we drove to Fisherman's Cove, a small fishing village with a beach, a park, restaurants and shops and delicious ice cream. Next stop was Silver Sands Beach Park with the Cow Bay Moose, a statue of an oversized moose. From here you have a beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean and Silver Sands Beach. Rainbow Haven Beach Provincial Park with its beautiful beach was our next stop. Boardwalks lead from the parking lot, over dunes overgrown with grass, to a beautiful, large, sandy beach.
Our last stop for the day was Montana's BBQ & Bar in Halifax, a restaurant that delivers a Wild West ambience and serves very good food.
Saturday, June 10th was then already our last day in Canada. After breakfast, all tour
participants checked out of the hotel and we made our way to the Eastern Shore. The Eastern
Shore offers arguably the most beautiful beaches in Nova Scotia and our first stop was
Martinique Beach, a 3 mile stretch of crescent-shaped sand that is considered one of the most
beautiful beaches in Nova Scotia. From several parking lots, there are wooden footbridges across
the dunes to the beach.
Next stop was Clam Harbor Beach Provincial Park with a beautiful stretch of sandy beach that probably has the finest sand in all of Nova Scotia. Here, too, you walk over wooden footbridges, which protect nature, to the beach. An international sandcastle competition is also held here every year in August, this year on August 13, 2023.
In the afternoon we went back into town for a late lunch in an Irish pub. Around 4 p.m. we made our way to the airport, which is only about 20 minutes away. All participants checked in there before going to the gate. The Condor plane took off from Halifax shortly after 7 p.m. and landed in Frankfurt in the early morning of the next day, after a flight of around 7 hours.
As always, all participants were enthusiastic and our next trip will take place in September. Anyone can join us for a great, insider-led, trip to Eastern Canada, Nova Scotia. Registration is required and you can find the registration form on the Atlantic Canada Metals Inc. website under the following link: