Package: Margaree Walking Tours

Margaree Walking Tours

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Sat, Jul 9, 2016 to Tue, Sep 13, 2016

Posted in: Packages > Inverness > Tours & Cruises

Description:

Step into the natural and people’s history of the beautiful Margaree River Valley during this guided walk. Led by a local Cape Bretoner, Hannah, you'll visit historic locations and natural features along the way, while hearing stories about the local living culture and the global reach of this rural community. The tour also includes:
• A river walk to learn about the local flora and fish, particularly Atlantic salmon that have brought people to the Margarees for centuries
• An overview of the area history from the Mi'kmaq through to present day, by visiting prominent and hidden heritage locations in Margaree Forks
• A unique map of Margaree Forks created by a Cape Breton artist
• A lesson on Scottish Gaelic, the dialect of the Scottish immigrants who settled in this area
• Tips on the local square dances--a must-do while visiting Cape Breton
• An ice cream treat that all locals love

The tour starts at the gazebo at the Visitor Information Centre and Library in 'downtown' Margaree Forks.

Length: 1 1/2 hours (about 2.5km)

Tours Offered: Thursday to Sunday at 12 noon, from July to September

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Conditions: Tickets are available per person in advance through enjoymargareewalkingtours.eventbrite.com (credit cards accepted) or cash at the 'door'. Discounts are available for the young or young at heart (under 16 or over 60) at $12 each. Discounts are available for groups of five or more at $10 each.