International Police Association - Atlantic Canada
OUR REGION PLACES TO VISIT
ABOUT OUR REGION:
Region 16 covers the Canadian Atlantic Provinces. New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince-Edward-Island and Newfoundland and Labrador. It is a very large and vast geographic area which features two Islands and varied cultures.
N.S. The Cabot Trail in NS is one of the most highly praised scenic driving routes in the World, especially colorful during the changing of the leaves in the fall season. During the first week in July, the NS Tattoo takes place at the Halifax Metro Center in downtown Halifax, next to our famous Halifax Citadel. The Tattoo has grown over the years to be recognized as world class with a variety of acts including pipers and drummers and other marching bands
PEI , a three hour drive from Halifax features some of the finest sea food in Canada with Lobster in season and mussels cooked over open fires by times. Charlottetown is famous for it's Confederation Center and is the home place of the well known play, Anne of Green Gambles. Charlottetown is the birthplace of Canada and every summer features the biggest Harness Racing Event in these parts, Gold Cup and Saucer as part of the Old Home Week established in 1888.
NB has beautiful beaches in and around Shediac which also features great Summer Festivals and plenty of seafood. Saint John has the World Famous Reversing Falls and a Summer Jazz Festival. Fredericton is the Capital of NB and impresses with a Fall Blues Festival and two Universities of St Thomas and UNB. Anne Murray was a Graduate of the UNB University in Physical Education and taught school in Summerside, PEI prior to her very successful Music Career.
NL gives us a very interesting mix of cultures and a Diverse Economy. It has the highest number of Rhodes Scholars in Canada for its population the Memorial University in St John's is a highly respected Medical Facility and features other programs including a Marine Institute. Some of the biggest and best recognized buildings in both Boston and New York were built with the help of riggers from NL, these high steel workers called the "Fish" have their roots in the families of fisherman who fished from the Maritime based Schooners like the Bluenose.