I've conducted custom tours in Halifax since 2012, and also work with Road Scholar programs as a group leader and lecturer.
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.
A Recent Review of this guide
Jay was an excellent tour guide. Because it was only 6 of us, we were able to go to smaller areas that tour buses could not access. His passion for the history of the area was quite apparent as he was a wealth of info. My son (who has ADHD) is very high energy and asks a lot of questions. Jay was so patient with him and answered every question he had. He truly made us feel like we were family. I cannot say enough good things about our experience. We will never book a tour through a cruise ship again
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.