Travel Trade / Motorcoach
PJILASI! WELCOME TOUR OPERATORS!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE GHC
At the Glooscap Heritage Centre your group will be greeted by our staff with complimentary tea and coffee, our beautiful open foyer with skylights and wonderful pieces of art on display and a special welcome that always includes a live hand-drum demonstration. Our visitors always appreciate our award winning restrooms and the chance to have a picture with our 40 foot (12m) statue of Glooscap in our back courtyard. But this is only the beginning.
Enjoy The Show
The Glooscap Heritage Centre tour continues with a six screen multimedia presentation that provides an overview of Mi'kmaq history in our nature themed theatre. This presentation is 18 minutes and puts the rest of the tour in context. Our interpreters will divide the group into a manageable size and take them on a tour featuring our artifact display cases, a birchbark canoe, and of course the statue of our legendary Glooscap.
Investigate Mi'kmaq History And Culture
The strength of our tour is our ability to stimulate the mind and the senses and to customize and cater to a group's special interests. Groups are invited to touch furs, porcupine quills, sweetgrass, birch bark, and traditional instruments as they listen to our interpreters use their wealth of knowledge on First Nation issues and culture to weave interesting stories that relate artifacts to a way of life, cosmology and a changing relationship with European settlers.
Our interpreters will engage the group by asking open ended questions and strive to understand the backgrounds and interests of each of our tour clients. Many tour companies focus on the history of British and Acadian settlers and the geological and natural beauty of the Maritime region. Our interpreters also provide tour groups with a Mi'kmaw perspective about the importance of the Bay of Fundy to the Mi'kmaq people of Se'ke'pne'katik and the often overlooked history of the original people's struggle to cope with the rapid change to their landscape, political structure, and lifestyle.
The recommended time for a group visit to the Glooscap Heritage Centre is 1 hour and 15 minutes.
- 10 minute welcome and restroom time
- 18 minute multimedia presentation
- 30 minute guided tour experience
- 15 minutes by the statue and in the gift shop
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR SEASONAL SPECIAL!!
BOOK YOUR TOUR COMPANY BEFORE MARCH 1ST FOR JUST $3/PERSON.
THAT IS A SAVINGS OF 50%
Compare The Value You Receive
Public Pricing - $6/person
Tour Operator Pricing - $3/person*
Special Greeting and hand drum demonstration
Tea and Coffee
* $4 for tour operator bookings after March 1, 2013
Customize Your Tour
We are flexible at the Glooscap Heritage Centre and pride our team on successfully accommodating the needs of our guests. Tours can be more thorough or condensed and can utilize a hands-on approach by working on a craft, learning a song, listening to an interpreter tell legends, participating in a smudging ceremony or learning to dance.
With advance booking (and additional cost) we can arrange for your group to make moccasins, drums, beadwork, talking sticks, or dreamcatchers.
Unique Shopping Experience
The Glooscap Heritage Centre Gift Shop carries unique Mi'kmaq art from well known artists as well as a wonderful selection of beaded jewelry, and First Nation themed souvenir items.
For those who want to learn more about Mi'kmaq history and culture our shop is revered for the extensive selection of books written about or written by Mi'kmaq people.
Contact the Glooscap Heritage Centre to book your group tour today!