20 Days of Giveaways

Bay Ferries Limited

At Bay Ferries, we’ve been honoured to be here for travellers as they explore the Maritimes. We’ve also been proud to support local businesses along the Bay of Fundy, and understand how important they are to the character of Canada’s East Coast. Today, many of these businesses are facing unprecedented challenges, and we’ve heard the same question time and time again from our friends and neighbours: “How can we help?”

That’s why we’ve launched 20 Days of Giveaways, a program to highlight the communities our ferries call home, and more importantly — to give back to them. We’re giving away gift cards in support of local businesses that you can use now, or when the time is right. Wondering who you’ll be helping support when you follow along? Good question! Today, we’re taking a look at businesses in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia along the Bay of Fundy and beyond.

A Feast Along the Bay of Fundy

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All along the Bay of Fundy, restaurants are working hard to make sure people have delicious meals during difficult times. Over at the Crow’s Nest Restaurant in Digby, seafood is still on the menu all week long for pick up. You can enjoy a haul of their famous clams, fish and chips, or anything else on the menu. Oh, and if you’re a health care worker ordering takeout, they’re offering special discounts.

Elsewhere in Digby, at the Sydney Street Pub, they’ve started a fantastic program called “Take What You Need, Pay What You Can”. Exactly as it sounds, they’re cooking up meals using fresh local ingredients and offering them on a pay-what-you-can basis. All you have to do is take away, heat, and eat!

The luck of the Irish is definitely on the side of O’Leary’s Pub, as they are once again serving patrons in Uptown Saint John. And while capacity is limited, they’re also featuring live music! Best of all, they’ll be serving food from their friendly neighbours, Big Tide Brewing. These days, you hear a lot that “we’re all in this together”, and when it comes to O’Leary’s and Big Tide, it’s definitely the truth!

Across the Bay of Fundy, the Saint John Ale House is looking forward to opening up again soon to serving travellers and locals alike. In the meantime, they’ve become a huge cheerleader for other local businesses over on their Facebook page — showing off everything New Brunswick has to offer.

If you feel like making your own meal at home, the Saint John City Market is ready to help! They’re opened with a wide assortment of vendors offering produce, meat, breads, seafood, snacks, and more. You can stop by or call ahead, and your order will be ready for pickup when you arrive.

Cheers to You

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Everybody knows the best meal can be made even better with the perfect beverage to go along with it. Wine lovers will definitely enjoy sampling everything that Casa Nova Fine Beverages in Bear River, Nova Scotia has to offer. They’re delivering every day in the Digby and Yarmouth area, and also making weekly trips to Halifax, so it’s easy to enjoy their wonderful wines and ciders

If beer is your drink of choice, you’ll be happy to hear the Picaroons Brewing Company in Fredericton is open. They’re making it simple to fill your growlers and get your favourite beverages — including their famous Dooryard Summer Wheat IPA. Let’s raise a toast to these hardworking brewmasters and say, “Thanks!”

Putting the “Fun” in Bay of Fundy

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There’s so much to see and do on both sides of the Bay of Fundy, and if you’re anything like us, you probably can’t wait to get out and enjoy yourselves again when the time is right. There are so many activities we’re looking forward to, including whale watching with Mariner Cruises Whale Watching. Located on Brier Island, Nova Scotia, the team at Mariner Cruises is excited to share their marine expertise with you, on a sea adventure that’s sure to be a whale of a time.

Across the Bay in Saint John, we’re always eager to explore the New Brunswick Museum! With an impeccable collection of local and international art, artifacts, fossils, documents, and more, this is where New Brunswick — and all of Canada’s fascinating history — comes to life. If you simply can’t wait, they also offer virtual exhibitions to view from the comfort of your own home.

Of course, with so much to do, it’s also important to have a place to stay — and there’s no place quite like Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa. Located in Digby, The Pines offers the relaxing resort getaway of your dreams. Secluded and serene, this is the perfect spot to pamper yourself, get in a round (or two!) of golf, or simply get away from it all with your loved ones.

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These are just a few of the businesses we’ll be highlighting as part of 20 Days of Giveaways. You can learn more about Prince Edward Island and the North Shore of Nova Scotia here.

Be sure to visit the 20 Days of Giveaways, and follow along with us on Facebook and Instagram.

We’re looking forward to sharing more amazing Maritime shops and services with you again soon.