Bus photo

The Business Administration and Tourism and Hospitality Management students learn from local restaurant and distillery owners about operating in HRM and about our local Museums roles in the tourism industry.

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Fall 2020 virtual tours

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.

Thank you Justin and Trevor

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Join us October 15 at 10:30am at Birch & Anchor

We are visiting with Birch & Anchor with Chef Trevor Penney

Trevor Penney - Chef Birch & AnchorBorn in the Greater Toronto Area in the late 80’s, Chef Trevor Penney has had a veracious appetite for food since a very young age. Coming from a family that is equal parts Irish and Native Canadian, the culinary scene on the home front was humble, practical and modest. Living in the social melting pot of the GTA however, lent many opportunities to sample cuisines outside the traditional family style meals. Quickly realizing that there was more to food than boiling potatoes and roasting meats (however delicious they may be) Trevor set out on a culinary adventure, right in his own backyard.  From sampling the various Lebanese Shawarma’s, Vietnamese Pho’s, Jamaican Jerk’s, and Latin style tapas samplings (to name a few), the culinary world broadened and with it came a profound curiosity and hunger for more.

While attending high school, Trevor gained experience in a handful of casual and fine dining restaurants. Once graduated, a move into Toronto proper and the commencement of culinary studies were the next step. Over the next three years, his time would be divided between apprenticing at the Fairmont Royal York, studying at George Brown College, and staging at the city’s most desirable restaurants.

Trevor has spent his time since then leading teams of cooks in restaurants of varying cuisines. With a special place in his heart for Asian flavors and a rustic presentation reflective of the family style meals of his youth, Chef Trevor aims to bring new life to old classics.

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Join us October 15 at 11:05am at Garrison Brewery

We are visiting Garrison Brewery with Justin Zinck Marketing and Brand Manager

Since 1997, Garrison has strived to create exceptional craft beer – real beer made with passion, hard work, and East Coast pride. Garrison beers are premium, distinctive, and always full of flavour, with an exceptional range – crafted in the historic and vibrant Halifax Seaport.

From clean and crisp brews like Tall Ship East Coast Ale to boundary-pushing specialties like Pucker Up! Crafty Kettle Sour, each Garrison flavour is distinctive in taste and experience.



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October 18th 2019

Where did we go, what did we do?

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2019 Local entrepreneur and cultural tourism tour. People at a bar in a brewery.

October 26th 2018

Where did we go this year?

2018 Local Entrepreneur and Cultural tour


9:45 am  Students load the Double Decker bus in front of Seton Academic Centre
10:00 am  Bus leaves
10:30 am  Arrive at 2 Crows Brewing Co.
12:00 pm  Arrive at Murphy’s Restaurant & Patio
2:00 pm  Arrive at the Discovery Centre
4:00 pm  Depart for the Mount
4:30 pm  Arrive at the Mount

Check out our day in photos

Speakers include:

  • Jeremy Taylor, Head Brewer/Co-Founder and Mitch Gilbert,Brewery Coordinator at 2 Crows Brewing Co.
  • Mary Dempster, Chief Operating Officer for Ambassatours Gray Line, and Murphy’s on the Water
  • Dov Bercovici, President and CEO Discovery Centre

October 20th 2017

2017 Local entrepreneur and cultural tour. Group photo outside of Pier 21.

The Business Administration and Tourism and Hospitality Management students had a beautiful day traveling around Halifax Regional Municipality on a double decker bus from Ambassatours Gray Line learning from from local restaurant and distillery owners about operating in HRM and they experienced a guided tour and film at Pier 21 learning about the Museum’s role in the tourism industry.

What a success our first Local Entrepreneur and Cultural Tourism Tour was.

Check out our day in photos

Where did we go? See our impressive tour schedule below:

10:00 am Arrive in front of Seton
10:15 am Depart the Mount
10:30 am Talk and eating at Ela! Greek Taverna, Bayers Lake
12:00 pm Travel to Halifax Distilling Co
12:30 pm Tour, talk and tasting at Halifax Distilling Co Tour & Tasting
2:00 pm Travel to Pier 21
2:15 pm Tour and talk at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
3:30 pm Depart Pier 21 and return to the Mount

BIG Thank you to our Local Entrepreneurs!