Opening Days in the Charlotte Coastal Region: What you need to know

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Spring has sprung, and here in the Charlotte Coastal Region our major seasonal attractions are gearing up for their big opening days! Here’s a snapshot of opening day information for May and activities to help you plan your Bay of Fundy fun.

Kingsbrae Garden – Opening May 19

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Award-winning Kingsbrae Garden will open for the season on May 19. Explore their beautiful grounds, watch the llama walk, find the teapot tree, and enjoy a snack in the Savour cafe from celebrated chef Alex Haun.

Wild Salmon Nature Centre – Opening May 20

flower gardens in front of shingled buildings with green roofTo celebrate the opening of the Wild Salmon Nature Centre just outside St. Andrews, admission is free from May 20 to 22! You can take a tour, eat cake, play games, and explore this lovely learning centre and event venue.

The Fundy Discovery Aquarium – Opening May 20

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It’s official – the Fundy Discovery Aquarium in St. Andrews is officially opening for the season on May 20! There are new exhibits to explore, animals to discover, and more!

The Picket Fence Motel – Opening May 17

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The Picket Fence Motel is the top-rated motel in St. Andrews on TripAdvisor; not only that, it was in the top ten in Canada in 2016! Book in now for a quiet, clean, and friendly visit this summer.

Ministers Island – Opening May 21

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Ministers Island Bath House

While the hiking trails are open now, you’ll be able to experience all of Ministers Island, including Van Horne’s beautiful home and the newly renovated historic barn on May 21! Be sure to check the tide schedule before you drive or walk across the ocean floor – you don’t want the world’s highest tides to leave you stranded unexpectedly.

St. Andrews Farmers Market – Opening May 25

The St. Andrews Farmers Market officially moves back outside to Market Square in St. Andrews on May 25. You’ll find great local produce and food, craft and art vendors, live music, and more, each Thursday, all summer long!
You’ll be able to get a sneak peek too on May 20, as many of the regular market vendors will be participating in a special Paddlefest Market.

St. Stephen Farmers Market Р Opened May 5

The St. Stephen Farmers Market kicked off its 2017 on May 4. You’ll find food, produce, and craft vendors on the St. Stephen waterfront each Friday morning all summer!

Our first holiday weekend of the season is the Victoria Day weekend, May 19-22. We kick it off in style with Paddlefest, which includes special events by Ghost Walks of St. Andrews!

We look forward to welcoming you in 2017! Check out our nine must-do family activities to help you plan your adventures.