Sunday, December 10, 2017

Tater Tours Canadian Convention and More! May 22nd – June 4th 2018

Tater Tours Canadian Convention and More!
May 22nd – June 4th 2018

Important note: Passports are required for this trip. And, you must have medical insurance that can be used in Canada May 22nd – June 4th.

For 2018, all trips are "Sold Out." Please email the Head Tater to be put on the waiting list.
May 22nd
Hotel accommodations at the Holiday Inn Express in Portland, Maine. (207) 775-3900 Continental Breakfast and Free Shuttle Service from the Portland Airport. A Get-Acquainted meeting will be held that evening.

May 23rd (Wed.): Depart Portland and travel North, (lose one hour) crossing into Canada to Fredericton, New Brunswick to participate in Permanent Trail PT128 (In
Canada, year round events are called permanent trails.) The route takes you across the Saint John River to the North Riverfront Trail, Carleton Park, with a view of Fredericton. Our hotel is the Start/Finish for the walk, Crowne Plaza Lord Beaverbrook Hotel, (506) 455-3371. Full Breakfast Buffet included.

May 24th (Thur.): Depart hotel with a stop in Sackville, New Brunswick for a scheduled traditional walk event. Continue our journey to Halifax, Nova Scotia for 4 glorious nights at the Atlantica Hotel, the host hotel for the Canadian Convention. (902) 423-1161 Deluxe Continental Breakfast Buffet included.

NOTE: The Canadian Convention walks and socials are not included in the
tour price. Please go to and on the homepage, scroll down to see information about the 2018 Convention. Press on “click here”
to download the brochure for the Convention. Please send in registration form to appropriate address. (MOST SOCIALS SELL OUT, EARLY
BIRD DISCOUNT PRIOR TO December 31, 2017.)

May 25th (Fri.): This day will offer for you 2 possible Permanent Trail Walks that start right from our hotel. (Pay on your own for I did not know what people wanted to do.)

Do at your convenience ......... One event will take you past two Universities, the harbor front boardwalk and residential/commercial locations. The other event will take you to the magnificent Point Pleasant Park. Maybe take a tour along the Harbor area. Meet and Mingle Social that evening for those that registered.

May 26th (Sat.): Participate in the CVF President’s Walk! Lots of Sightseeing to do in the afternoon. (How about a visit to The Citadel or a Harbor cruise) That evening
is the Banquet for those that registered.

May 27th (Sun.): Participate in the Convention Walk from the hotel. If you so desire, the bus in the afternoon will drive across the bridge to the Dartmouth side to participate in a guided walk on the outstanding Salt Marsh Trail. Return to our hotel and start thinking about packing those suitcases for our departure in the morning.

May 28th (Mon.): Depart the Halifax area and drive to Truro, Nova Scotia to participate in the Permanent Trail PT028. The town is home to Mt. Allison University with the route passing numerous beautiful old homes and Waterfowl Park.
Continue our journey to the Cape Breton Island area and the entrance to the Cape Breton Highlands National Park and the village of Cheticamp. Hotel accommodations for 2 nights at Laurie’s Inn (902) 224-2400 Full Breakfast Buffet included.

May 29th (Tues.): For the next couple of days, with the help of the Cape Breton Island Hoppers, there will be 4 sanctioned (IVV/CVF) events located on or near the Cabot Trail.

Today’s walk will start close to our hotel and is at the Main Entrance of the Highlands National Oark, the Salmon Pools. Explore the Acadian Village of Cheticamp in the afternoon. (A nice walking trail is available for your walking pleasure across from the Seaside Whale Watching Center. Sorry, the tours do not start until after we are gone.)

May 30th (Wed.) Depart Cheticamp area and enter the National Park with an event on the beautiful Skyline Trail. Might have some box lunches prepared for this day! Continue the Drive inside the park on the Cabot Trail where there will be several great views and photo ops!

Participate in another walk event at White Point. Continue onto Ingonish Beach for hotel accommodations for one night at the Keltic Lodge (902) 285-2880. Continental Breakfast included.

May 31st (Thurs.) Begin our last walk in Ingonish Beach, possibly from Keltic Lodge. The event
is called the Middle Head/Fresh Water Lake Trails. Continue onto Sydney, Nova Scotia for hotel accommodations for 2 nights at the Cambridge Suites, (902) 562- 6500 Breakast Buffet included. (S/F for Sydney walk)

June 1st (Fri.) Depart our hotel and drive to Louisbourg for Permanent Trail PT243. (We will be doing a revised walk, starting from the Visitor Center and walking one way to the Louisbourg Fortress.) Upon arrival we will have a one hour guided tour
of the Fortress. Depart the area and return to our hotel to do Sydney Walk, Permanent Trail PT059.

June 2nd (Sat.) Depart the Sydney area and exit the Cape Breton Island and drive to Moncton,
New Brunswick for Permanent Trail PT048. The Start/Finish is our hotel, Crowne Plaza Hotel, (506) 854-6340. Breakfast Buffet included. Participate in the event at your convenience. The walk takes you through downtown Moncton and along the Riverfront Trail.

June 3rd (Sun.) Start our journey back to the USA, with a stop and the Border and then continue back to our hotel (gain one hour) in Portland, Maine, Holiday Inn Express, (207) 775- 3900. Continental Breakfast and Free Shuttle Service to the Portland Airport.


$50.00 will reserve your seat on this great trip! (Non-refundable)
(Everyone has paid this deposit. If you decide not to go, the deposit is non-refundable and Non-transferrable.)

Price Per Person: (EXCLUDING $50.00 DEPOSIT!)
SINGLE: $2500.00   DOUBLE: $1700.00   TRIPLE: $1500.00
Single: April 1st - $1250.00 December 10th - $1250.00
Double: April 1st - $850.00 December 10th - $850.00
Triple: April 1st - $750.00  December 10th - $750.00
Air Travel and travel/health insurance are not included in the Tour!
The cost of the trip will include:

                    - Fully Escorted Deluxe Bus 

                    - 13 nights of Hotel Accommodations 

                    - Continental Breakfast or Full Breakfast included 

                    - All Taxes and Tips, including the Bus Driver and Tour Escort 

                    - Refreshments for the trip 

                    - Credit Only Walk Fees except for the Canadian Convention 

                    - Entrance Fees into Cape Breton National Park 

                    - Guides and Entrance Fee into Louisbourg Fortress 

Make checks payable to Mary Ptacek and send to the following address: 

Mary T. Ptacek

2748 Canarsy Ct.
Henderson, Nevada 89052

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