Most people have heard of Elderhostel educational adventures (we've hosted many in Bay of Fundy) but now a local university has developed its own successful Fundy-themed programs for the 50+.
The University of New Brunswick's launched NO LIMITS New Brunswick Travel Adventures to great response in 2008. Both programs, Bay of Fundy themed, will be re-offered in 2009:
1. Spirit of the Island takes place on Grand Manan Island and concentrates on marine life, especially the endangered North Atlantic right whale; bird watching (Grand Manan is a bird watchers paradise with hundreds of species); and the unique geological formations and breathtaking views that are found across the island. 2009 adventure dates: Sept. 8 - 12.
2. Bounty of the Bay participants explore Fundy's beaches, tidal zones, waters, marine life and environment accompanied by educators from the Huntsman Marine Science Centre (HMSC). Adventurers comb the beaches with a guide and examine their finds under lab microscopes, learn about sea birds and the process of bird band and experience the bay in the HMSC's research boat, and get up close and personal with whales on a whale and wildlife cruise. (pictured here). This tour runs Oct 5-9, 2009.
And, to make things even better, all three adventures include four nights at comfortable, historic accommodations and meals using fresh, local ingredients. For the over 50 only....heck, I'm starting to think it won't be so bad turning 50 in a couple years!
More info? visit the NO LIMITS website.