ICOMOS 2008 POST-CONFERENCE STUDY TOURS

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*** SOLD OUT *** 1A- Canada Centre, Part 1: Cultural Landscapes and Historic Urban Landscapes of Montreal

*** SOLD OUT *** 1B - The Cultural Landscapes and Historic Urban Landscapes of Ottawa and the Rideau Canal, Ontario, and Montebello, Québec

*** CANCELED *** 2- Canada West: Southern Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, Ranches and Badlands

*** CANCELED *** 3- Canada East: Nova Scotia’s Mainland and Cape Breton Island

4- Further Information and Registration

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*** SOLD OUT *** 1A- Canada Centre, Part 1: Cultural Landscapes and Historic Urban Landscapes of Montreal

Study tour in English and, if numbers permit, French tour will be available
Departure date: Sunday morning, October 5th from Quebec city
Returning date: Mid-day on Tuesday October 7th (in Montréal)
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757 $ CDN (including taxes) SINGLE occupancy
- 617 $ CDN (including taxes) DOUBLE occupancy

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Montreal, Québec’s metropolis, provides an illuminating backdrop for discussing a wide range of issues related to managing, conserving and promoting awareness of cultural landscapes and historic urban landscapes.

canal LachineParticipants in this study tour will meet with the multiple players who share this responsibility, including federal, provincial and municipal authorities, heritage experts, community groups and local citizens. They will discuss the new plan for the protection and enhancement of the Mount Royal historic and natural district, a provincially-classified site that includes garden cemeteries, large and small urban parks, major institutional properties and residential neighbourhoods. They will discover the Lachine Canal, the birthplace of Canadian industry, from a boat that will provide a unique vantage point for talking about revitalizing industrial landscapes in a manner that seeks to balance green space with residential and commercial development. They will explore and discuss the challenges of preserving the heritage character of Old Montreal, with its narrow streets and factory buildings, religious edifices and civic architecture. They will visit downtown Montreal, with its Victorian landmarks and squares, its Modernist masterpieces and plazas and its underground network of passages and métro.


bonjour Main Finally, they will discover the challenges of conserving the vernacular landscapes of the Plateau Mont-Royal neighbourhoods that straddle Saint-Laurent Boulevard, Montreal’s Main, with their layers of history testifying to the passage of a succession of cultural communities and their ongoing gentrification pressures. And it goes without saying that they will have opportunities to sample Montreal’s gastronomic pleasures and nightlife.

 

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This is a CONTINUATION of tour 1A. YOU CANNOT CHOOSE 1B ONLY

*** SOLD OUT *** 1B- Canada Centre, Part 2 (optional):
The Cultural Landscapes and Historic Urban Landscapes of Ottawa and the Rideau Canal, Ontario, and Montebello, Québec

Study tour in English and, if numbers permit, French tour will be available
Departure date: Tuesday morning, October 7th from MONTRÉAL
Returning date: Mid-day on Thursday October 9th (in Montréal)
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- 1324 $ CDN (including taxes) SINGLE occupancy
- 1114 $ CDN (including taxes) DOUBLE occupancy

CiteparlementaireRideauCanalThis extension of the study tour of Canada Centre, Part 1, continues the discussions about conserving cultural landscapes and historic urban landscapes. In Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, Ontario, participants will learn about and meet with those responsible for the conservation initiatives underway on Parliament Hill, a unique cultural landscape with Victorian buildings that serve as the seat of the Federal Government. They will also explore, by boat and on foot, the northern section of the Rideau Canal, Canada’s most recently inscribed World Heritage Site, and discuss its conservation and management with those involved in protecting this intact and functioning transportation corridor and its associated cultural landscape.

Before returning to Montreal, participants will visit Montebello, where they will learn about the conservation of Manoir Papineau, the manor house of politician Louis-Joseph Papineau in a spectacular garden setting, and spend time the Château Montebello, an immense log resort hotel well-known for its rustic charm and natural landscape.

Chateau Montebello Manoir Papineau

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*** CANCELED *** 2- Canada West: Southern Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, Ranches and Badlands

Study tour in English only
Departure date: Sunday morning, October 5th from Quebec city
Returning date: Mid-day on Friday October 10th (in Calgary)
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- 3 134
$ CDN (including taxes) SINGLE occupancy
- 2 749 $ CDN (including taxes) DOUBLE occupancy

Southern Alberta’s spectacular Rocky Mountains, the expansive ranch country at their foothills and the Badlands of the Drumheller Valley provide an extraordinary backdrop for discussing conservation approaches to a diverse range of cultural landscapes, urban landscapes, industrial heritage, aboriginal heritage and intangible heritage.

Participants in this study tour will discover some of Canada’s best known World Heritage Sites and a selection of federally- and provincially-designated buildings, sites, parks and districts.

They will meet heritage officials and conservation experts responsible for managing and preserving the character of the popular resort towns of Banff and Waterton Lakes, the Mormon agricultural village of Stirling, the main street of Fort MacLeod and the booming city of Calgary. They will talk to those involved in protecting sites that testify to traditions of the Blackfoot people, such as Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, and Blackfoot Crossing National Historic Site.

At Atlas Coal Mine, they will see how the memory of coal mining, once one of Alberta’s most important industries, has been preserved, and at Bar U Ranch they will learn all about the late 19th-century and early 20th-century traditions of cowboys.

Finally, throughout the six-day tour, they will experience firsthand Western Canadian hospitality, taste Alberta culinary specialties, and hear stories about the Blackfoot people, ranching pioneers, fur-traders, farmers and miners who helped to shape this diverse landscape. They will also have the opportunity to exchange useful information and new ideas with the entrepreneurs, officials, experts and citizens who now tend to the protection and development of this very unique cultural and natural heritage.

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*** CANCELED *** 3- Canada East: Nova Scotia’s Mainland and Cape Breton Island

Study tour in English only
Departure date: Sunday morning, October 5th from Quebec city
Returning date: Mid-day on Friday October 10th (in Halifax)
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- 3 086
$ CDN (including taxes) SINGLE occupancy
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2 776 $ CDN (including taxes) DOUBLE occupancy

Nova Scotia, on Canada’s Atlantic coast, offers a diversity of cultural landscapes that testify to traditions of the Mi’kmaq people and generations of the immigrants who settled in this province and contributed to the definition of its distinct cultural identities.

Participants in this study tour will have the opportunity to meet with heritage experts, politicians, academics, local groups, and community-members who have been involved in initiatives to rejuvenate the multicultural mining towns around Sydney since the closure of their coal mines and steel plant. They will enjoy the breath-taking autumn scenery of Cape Breton Island, rated by many as one of the most beautiful islands in the world, including parts of the Cabot and Ceilidh Trails, with stops in the Acadian fishing village of Chéticamp and the farming village of Mabou, one of the few remaining places in North America with native speakers of Scots Gaelic. They will explore the town of Annapolis Royal and the Annapolis Valley, one of North America’s oldest continuous areas of European settlement, and the spiritual centre of the Acadian peoples at Grand Pré.

At the World Heritage Site of Old Town Lunenburg, they will meet officials and heritage experts who will discuss not only about the reasons for its inscription but also the management and conservation challenges resulting from its status as a major tourist destination. Visits of sites testifying to the presence of British and French armies in the 17th century, such as the Fortress of Louisbourg, Fort Anne and Port Royal, will provide a backdrop for examining how approaches to conserving Canada’s military heritage have evolved over the last several decades.

Finally, participants will experience firsthand Maritime hospitality, including a performance by Men of the Deeps, the world-famous coal miners’ choir, and partake in such unique local traditions as wine-tasting as practiced in the 18th-century, evening tea and seafood suppers.   

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    For any questions regarding conference study tours, please contact directly Susan Bronson at: susan.bronson@sympatico.ca

 

4- Further Information and Registration

As the number of places on each tour is limited, participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. It is strongly recommended that those interested register before July 15th 2008. ICOMOS reserves the right to cancel any tour by July 20th if the required minimum has not been reached before July 15th. Registered participants will be informed as soon as their tour is confirmed so that they can finalize their travel plans.

 

   
           
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