Region 16 covers the Canadian Atlantic Provinces. New Brunswick, Nova
Scotia, Prince-Edward-Island and Newfoundland and Labrador. It is a very large and vast
geographic area which features two Islands and varied cultures.
Cabot Trail in NS is one of the most highly praised scenic driving
routes in the World, especially colorful during the changing of the
leaves in the fall season. During the first week in July, the NS Tattoo
takes place at the Halifax Metro Center in downtown Halifax, next to our
famous Halifax Citadel. The Tattoo has grown over the years to be
recognized as world class with a variety of acts including pipers and
drummers and other marching bands
PEI , a three hour drive from Halifax features some of the finest
sea food in Canada with Lobster in season and mussels cooked over open
fires by times. Charlottetown is famous for it's Confederation Center
and is the home place of the well known play, Anne of Green Gambles.
Charlottetown is the birthplace of Canada and every summer features the
biggest Harness Racing Event in these parts, Gold Cup and Saucer as part
of the Old Home Week established in 1888.
NB has beautiful beaches in and around Shediac which also features
great Summer Festivals and plenty of seafood. Saint John has the World
Famous Reversing Falls and a Summer Jazz Festival. Fredericton is the
Capital of NB and impresses with a Fall Blues Festival and two
Universities of St Thomas and UNB. Anne Murray was a Graduate of the UNB
University in Physical Education and taught school in Summerside, PEI
prior to her very successful Music Career.
NL gives us a very interesting mix of cultures and a Diverse Economy. It has the highest number of Rhodes Scholars in Canada for its
population the Memorial
University in St John's is a highly respected Medical Facility and
features other programs including a Marine Institute. Some of the
biggest and best recognized buildings in both Boston and New York were
built with the help of riggers from NL, these high steel workers called
the "Fish" have their roots in the families of fisherman who fished from
the Maritime based Schooners like the Bluenose.