Sustainable Business Tour 2019 Oct 25

The department of Business Administration & Tourism and Hospitality Management hosts an annual Sustainability Business Tour for Business & Tourism students. During the tour, students will have an opportunity to learn about sustainability, the impact of small business on rural communities, and how various beverages are made.

Fall 2020 Virtual Tour!

These tours provide students with a simulation of an existing location. During our Fall 2020 virtual tours, student will also have the opportunity to “meet” real industry professionals.

Our virtual tour hosts will use multimedia elements such as sound effects, music, narration to make this an experience like none other.

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Check out our 2019 tour in photos.

October 22, 2020 at 4:30pm we are joining the Grand Banker

We are joining Adam Bower at the Grand Banker.

Adam Bower, Owner, General Manager, Grand Banker, Shipwright Brewing, Brigantine Inn Adam Bower’s career in the food and beverage industry has come full circle and he couldn’t be happier. The owner of The Grand Banker Bar and Grill and Brigantine Inn in Lunenburg worked there from 1998 to 2002 as busboy, server and eventually assistant manager, while attending Mount Saint Vincent University. That early foray in the restaurant business convinced Bower that food service was the industry for him. “When Alan (Creaser) gave me my first job at “the Banker” I realized that I wanted to own a restaurant in Lunenburg someday. But you just don’t know if an opportunity likes this will ever present itself.”

After graduating from Mount Saint Vincent with a Bachelor of Tourism & Hospitality Management degree, Bower headed west to be a manager at the prestigious Fairmount Jasper Park Lodge Luxury Resort in Alberta. After four years out west, the call of the Atlantic brought him back to Nova Scotia, as Food & Beverage Manager at the Delta Hotels in downtown Halifax. After almost ten years working in the demanding but rewarding environment of a large hotel, and a shorter stint in a managerial role at The Halifax Club, an opportunity to purchase the landmark Lunenburg restaurant presented itself. Adam credits The Grand Banker’s owner and his former employer, Alan Creaser, for the mentorship he provided through the entire process of becoming a business owner. When asked if he had some trepidation about the move from manager to owner, Bower said: “Because I already had a great understanding of the business, having worked there for years, I wasn’t nervous at all. I was just happy to be coming back to the community I grew up in and excited to bring my experiences to my home town.”

In 2017, the Grand Banker was awarded the “Restaurant of the Year” by Taste of Nova Scotia. Adam has also most recently successfully opened Lunenburg’s first craft brewing; Shipwright Brewing Company, with plans already for expansion. He employees over 25 year round staff, which tops over 40 team members in the summer months. Adam is also a CAPS (Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers) trained sommelier, and sits on many industry boards, including Taste of Nova Scotia, and the Restaurant Industry of Nova Scotia.
Adam is a hands-on owner, with a passion for his hometown, local Nova Scotia products and the relationships with producers, and continuing to create unique offerings and experiences for his community.

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October 22, 2020 at 5pm we are joining Segway Nova Scotia

We are joining Max Rastelli at Segway Nova Scotia

Segway Nova Scotia is the first and largest Segway Experience Centre in Nova Scotia, and the Segway® Authorized Distributor & Service Centre for Atlantic Canada. As one of Canada’s largest Segway® PT tour operators, we’ve been providing amazing Segway® Personal Transporter (PT) touring experiences in the Halifax area for over 7 Segway Nova Scotia the Halifax Waterfront has become a premier destination for Segway® Personal Transporter (PT) tours and group events. The company has trained and taken over 15,000 riders on Segway® PT tours, and is responsible for legalizing Segway® PTs in Nova Scotia.

​We believe in creating amazing experiences for our customers.


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October 25th 2019

We had a beautiful day! Check out our photos

What did we do and where did we go?Sustainable business tour. Students in gift shop at Tangled gardens. 2019

Tour and Tasting at Church Brewing Co.
Tour and Tasting at Lightfoot Vineyard
Lunch at Lightfoot Vineyard
Tour and Tasting at Gaspereau Vineyard
Tour and Tasting at Tangled Garden

October 19th 2018

Sustainable Business Tour 2018


8:15 am    Arrive in front of Seton
8:30 am    Depart the Mount
9:30 am    Tour and Tasting Domaine de Grand Pre
10:45 am  Tour and Tasting Luckett Vineyards
11:45 am  Lunch at Luckett Vineyards
1:15 pm    Tour and Tasting Annapolis Cider Company
2:45 pm    Self-Guided Tour and Gelato Tasting Foxhill Cheese House
3:45 pm    Leave the Annapolis Valley

4:30 pm    Arrive in Halifax

Check out our day on Flickr

Sustainable business tour 2018. People at a vineyard listening to a presentation. 2018 li

October 27 2017

sustainable business tour 2017. People standing in a vineyard. Sustainable Business Tour 2017

This year we have added a stop at the Barrelling Tide Distillery.

8:15 am    Arrive in front of Seton
8:30 am    Depart the Mount
9:30 am    Tour Domaine de Grand Pre
10:45 am  Tour Luckett Vineyards
11:45 am  Lunch at Luckett Vineyards
1:30 pm    Tour Barrelling Tide Distillery
2:45 pm    Tour Just Us! Coffee
4:00 pm    Leave the Annapolis Valley
4:45 pm    Arrive in Halifax

Check out our photos on Flickr

October 14th 2016

2016 Educational Wine TourSustainable business tour. People tasting wine. 2016

This year we also made a stop at Just Us! Coffee to learn about worker co-operatives and small scale sustainable agriculture.


8:15 am   Arrive in front of Seton Academic Centre
8:30 am   Depart MSVU
9:30 am   Domaine de Grand Pré
11:00 am  Tour and Lunch at Luckett Vineyards
1:15 pm   L’Acadie Vineyards
2:45 pm   Just Us! Coffee
4:00 pm   Leave the Annapolis Valley
4:45 pm   Arrive at MSVU

Check out our photos on Flickr

October 30th 2015

2015 Wine Tour

The department hosts an annual Wine Tour for Business & Tourism students. During the tour, students will have an opportunity to learn about local wines from experts at three different wineries.

Sustainable business tour. Wine barrels. 2015

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