Province expands visitor information services20 July 2012
SAINT JOHN (GNB) – A visitor information desk is now available onboard the Princess of Acadia ferry thanks to a partnership involving the New Brunswick and Nova Scotia governments and Bay Ferries Ltd.
The provincial government has also taken on management of the Campobello Visitor Information Centre.
“Our goal is to give visitors the best possible tourism experience,” said Culture, Tourism and Healthy Living Minister Trevor Holder. “An enhanced presence at provincial borders is a strategic step towards that. It will encourage visitors to move throughout the Maritimes and experience everything New Brunswick has to offer: the Bay of Fundy, our river system, our rich Acadian culture and the warmest saltwater beaches in Canada.”
The development is a collaborative project and financial partnership among the Department of Culture, Tourism and Healthy Living, Nova Scotia Tourism and Bay Ferries Ltd.
“The Bay of Fundy is a great demand generator for visitors to the Saint John region and the Princess of Acadia is a great way to experience the bay,” said Ross Jefferson, executive director of Destination Saint John. “The commitment announced today provides a great opportunity for us to bridge a connection between visitors that are crossing and the great offerings we have in Saint John and throughout the province.”
In addition to the on-board visitor information desk offered by the two provinces, the New Brunswick Museum provides an interpretive tourism program and Destination Saint John has information available.
“We are delighted by the initiative by the Province of New Brunswick, which will enhance our customers' onboard experience and facilitate their travel throughout New Brunswick,” said Mark MacDonald, chair and chief executive officer of Bay Ferries Ltd. “The Province of New Brunswick is a strong and valued partner in this great Bay of Fundy experience, and Bay Ferries will continue to work hard with the province and partners on both sides of the bay to promote travel throughout New Brunswick and all of the Maritimes.”