20 Days of Giveaways

Northumberland Ferries Limited

For 80 seasons, we’ve been honoured to be here for travellers as they explore the Maritimes. We’ve also been proud to support our local ports and businesses — because we know how important they are to our communities and to the character of Canada’s East Coast. Today, many of these community members 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 on Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia’s North Shore.

Satisfying Your Hunger to Help

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Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia have long been known as foodie paradises. While you can’t dine out right now, you still have plenty of options for making a legendary Maritime feast at home! And who better to help you prepare a meal than Atlantic Canada’s Culinary Ambassador, The Kilted Chef? The chef has been cooking up a storm over on his Facebook Page recently, sharing his recipes, from honey pork tenderloin to wild blueberry scones, with his many fans. The Kilted Chef’s mission has always been to educate, entertain, and inspire. Through his books and culinary experiences, he continues to do just that.

If you’ve got a serious sweet tooth, Chapel Cove Chocolates in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia are sure to satisfy your craving. These handmade chocolates are perfect for a gift, or as a little treat for yourself! Keep an eye out for them aboard the MV Holiday Island in the summertime, or order them through the New Glasgow Farmers Market online ordering system today.

Also through the New Glasgow Farmers Market is a treat that has everybody buzzing — Sunny Cove Honey. Based in Little Harbour, Nova Scotia, Sunny Cove offers wildflower honey that is unpasteurized, unfiltered, and a pure delight. Not only that, but their operation is also run on solar power, and they adhere to organic farming principles. That means no pesticides or antibiotics, so you can feel good while enjoying honey that also tastes good.

Want to bring a little joy (and flavour) into your life or the life of somebody special? Check out the fantastic gift boxes being carefully crafted by our friends over at the PEI Preserve Company. You can have all sorts of treats shipped directly to your door, including jams, teas, fruit berries, syrups, and more! Best of all, these preserves last a long time, so you can enjoy them now, or later!     

Toasting Maritime Brewers

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What’s a delicious meal without the perfect beverage pairing? There are so many awesome breweries here in the Maritimes, serving up new flavours and old favourites alike. Over at the PEI Brewing Company in Charlottetown, they’re offering pickup and delivery options for beer lovers eager to enjoy the Blood Orange IPA, Island Red, Oatmeal Stoat, Beach Chair Lager, and more. Plus, you can still stop by their taproom seven days a week for pickup.

Copper Bottom Brewing is open at their retail space in Montague, PEI, for to-go sales. They’re also offering curbside pickup and free home delivery on orders over 50 dollars, so it’s easy to find a new brew just for you, or enjoy year-round favourites like Rabble Rouser, Centennial Stock, and the Parkman Ave Double IPA.

At Upstreet Craft Brewing in Charlottetown, they’ve recently launched an excellent beer subscription service for their 12-packs and beer bundles. You can choose weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly options, and they’ll make sure your order is ready for pickup. This isn’t set-it-and-forget-it, it’s more like set-it-and-enjoy-it!

There’s so Much to See and Do When the Time is Right

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No matter where you find yourself in Nova Scotia or Prince Edward Island, you won’t be far from something fun to do. In fact, there’s something for everyone here in the Maritimes, and when the time is right, we hope you’ll be ready to do it all.

If you’ve ever wanted to experience life on a farm, be sure to check out Island Hill Farm in Hampshire. This farm, lovingly dubbed the #cutestplaceonearth, is the perfect spot to learn more about animals, and the essential roles farmers play in our communities. While they’re closed to visitors for now, you can always visit their virtual gift shoppe, where you can order specialty soaps, lip balms, candles, and more.

If you’re a history buff, you’ll love the Nova Scotia Museum of Industry in Stellarton, where their collection explores the connection between people and technology throughout the years in Nova Scotia. This is also home to Canada’s oldest surviving steam locomotives, Samson and Albion. While you’re waiting to visit, be sure to follow their Facebook page, where they’re sharing highlights from their collection online.

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And, of course, when you’re out exploring, you’ll need a spot to call your home away from home. Luckily, we know just the place, Pictou Lodge Beach Resort. This iconic Nova Scotian retreat is the ideal spot to get away from it all and relax. Here, you can dive into nature, or just enjoy some serene solitude — all at your own pace.

These are just a few of the businesses we’ll be highlighting as part of 20 Days of Giveaways.

You can learn more about our 20 Days of Giveaways along the Bay of Fundy here.

Be sure to visit the 20 Days of Giveaways page, 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.