UNESCO World Heritage sites, stunning parks and spectacular beaches are just some of the delights to be found on Canada’s East Coast. The provinces of Newfoundland/ Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick make up this historic and culturally diverse region.
One great way to add to any visit is to order the special free 2017 Discovery Pass from Parks Canada, which will allow you complimentary admission to Atlantic Canada National Parks, Historic Sites and Marine Conservation areas, such as Terra Nova, Signal Hill, Sable Island, Halifax Citadel, L.M. Montgomery’s Cavendish and Fort Beauséjour - Fort Cumberland, to name just a few.
Known as the Birthplace of Confederation, as a result of the Charlottetown Conference back in 1864, historic Charlottetown will be celebrating Canada’s 150th all year long. Festivities will include a year-round schedule of events at the Confederation Centre of the Arts, four stages for the 2017 Charlottetown Festival, a visit from the Tall Ships on Canada Day, the ScotDance Canada Championship Series, and more. The Pride PEI Festival which is now a signature summer event will celebrate its 23rd year of festivities in 2017.
Halifax, the capital of the province of Nova Scotia and largest city on Canada’s Atlantic coast, will be the host city for the Fierté Canada Pride and InterPride Region 7 Conference and Annual General Meeting, February 16 to 19, 2017. Fierté Canada Pride (FCP) is the national association of Canadian Pride organisations, and it was at their annual conference in 2015, that the concept for the first Canada Pride, to be held in 2017, was presented and received unanimous support.
Halifax has a well-developed LGBTQ+ infrastructure and is home to Canada’s fourth largest LGBTQ+ cultural festival, Pride Parade and Community Fair. Expectations are that over 150,000 participants will join in the festivities in 2017 as they celebrate 30 years of Pride.