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Jay W.

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

I'm a retired academic who is passionate about the natural and cultural assets of my native province.

I've conducted custom tours in Halifax since 2012, and also work with Road Scholar as a lecturer and occasional group leader.

Nova Scotia has spectacular coastal scenery, friendly people, and a surprisingly complex past. Prepare to be informed and entertained by Bluenose culture!

I offer tours year-round, so please check my calendar for availability. I can accommodate groups of up to six.

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Jay did an awesome job taking us around Halifax. As soon as we got in the van, he asked us about our expectations for the tour. We greatly appreciated this. He was a delight to be around and was a wealth of knowledge concerning the history of the area. He was patient answering all of our questions. We would highly recommend Jay to others!
Chris Heck

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PhD in Canadian History. Taught university history courses in Nova Scotia for 15 years (1998-2013). Spent seven summer seasons on cruise ships as an onboard historian. Began conducting custom tours in Halifax in 2012.

Traveled extensively in North America and Europe. In 1994-96 I taught Canadian and US History at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. I am a native Haligonian and Nova Scotia has been my home since 1998.

Nova Scotia Class 4 (Taxi) driver's licence, Commercial General Liability insured


I offer minivan transportation for up to six persons. Please note that I cannot accommodate larger groups.

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