Tour Bus Time at Acadian Maple
From late April to the end of October, The Port of Halifax is a flagship destination for many cruise itineraries. This year 130 ships are expected with a total of about 235,000-245,000 passengers. Visitors from all around the world will be here to experience Nova Scotia.
At Acadian Maple, we see many of these visitors. Plenty of tour line coaches, taxi and limo tour services make Acadian Maple one of their favourite stops. Here they receive an interesting, personalized presentation about maple syrup in our presentation room, which was designed just for these types of tours. Our presentation room comfortably seats 55 people, who are all greeted with maple candy before they are seated. Our visitors are able watch the processing plant in action through windows and observe what is being bottled on the day of their visit. After the presentation, the doors open into the retail shop, where they are given different samples of maple products and can do some shopping. Many like to buy maple products now that they have the product knowledge of the different grades. A huge variety of souvenir items are available to take home or to give to their family and friends. We are able to handle thousands of tourists a year, and our facility can accommodate 2 full coaches at once.
So far this year we’ve had a few coaches, but we are preparing for a very busy fall as most cruise ships dock in Halifax during September and October. We love being able to meet so many different people from all around the world, and we really enjoy showing them all that Nova Scotia has to offer.
Cruise Ship Statistics from: http://www.cruisehalifax.ca/index.html
Tour busses at Acadian Maple in 2011.