2012 TAC conference & Exhibition
Photo: Department of Tourism and Parks, New Brunswick
October 14-17 ~ Fredericton, New Brunswick
Transportation: Innovations and Opportunities
Photos: Government of New Brunswick
City of Fredericton Bus Tours
Delegates and companions are invited to register online for complimentary sightseeing bus tours of the City of Fredericton... your passport to Fredericton's storied past, as well as its vibrant present. The tour will include visits to stately homes, former factories and train stations, parks, fountains, ferry landings, and more! Buses will leave from the Fredericton Convention Centre entrance on Queen Street. Duration: 1.5 hours
Saturday, October 13 – 13:00 and 14:30
Sunday, October 14 – 12:00, 13:30 and 15:00
City of Fredericton Biking Tours
One of the best ways to discover and experience the City of Fredericton is travelling along some of its 80 kilometers of non-motorized multi-use trails. The Local Organizing Committee will be coordinating guided biking tours for delegates. Cyclists will enjoy a scenic bike ride along the Saint John River through the Downtown Core and across the historic Old Train Bridge. There will be countless photo opportunities of the vibrant fall foliage, scenic rivers and streams, parks, historic homes and buildings.
Delegates can register for the biking tour at the Conference Information Desk at the Fredericton Convention Centre between 16:30-18:00 on Saturday, October 13 and between 12:00-14:30 on Sunday, October 14. Space is limited.
Duration: 1 hour
Sunday, October 14 – 13:00, 14:00 and 15:00
Self-Guided Heritage Walking Tours
Explore the beautiful and friendly City of Fredericton on a self-guided heritage walking tour and experience local facts and folklore, historic properties, arts and craftsmanship. This tour includes stops at several galleries and studios, the historic Garrison District, the Legislative Assembly Building, the picturesque Christ Church Cathedral, and more. Additional information will be provided in your delegate bag, and from the City of Fredericton Tourism Desk at the Fredericton Convention Centre. Duration: at your own pace
Hopewell Rocks Tour
The Hopewell Rocks are located on the shores of the Bay of Fundy at Hopewell Cape, a 2.5 hour drive east of Fredericton. This attraction is one of the Marine Wonders of the World, and the site of the World’s Highest Tides. It was chosen as one of 28 international finalists in the recent New7Wonders of Nature Campaign.
Participants will view the tides near their peak, four-storeys high! After lunch, they will return to the Hopewell Rocks at low tide for a walk on the ocean floor in the shadows of the majestic flower-pot rocks - unique formations carved by erosion over thousands of years. Duration: 9 hours
Sunday, October 14 – 09:30-18:30
Please note: This tour will operate rain or shine, so participants are asked to dress accordingly. Appropriate footwear is recommended, as participants will be walking approximately 300 meters over pebbled and wet surfaces, and there are approximately 100 steps to access the beach area at low tide. The beach will be muddy; however there will be wash stations to clean shoes.