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Jay W.

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

I'm a semi-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 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
Heather Lebischak

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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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