Meeting & Convention Services

Fredericton and all around New Brunswick

 

Calithumpians have offered first-rate theatrical entertainment for meetings and conventions for 35+ years.

 

Calithumpians specialize in customized events for every occasion!

 
Heritage Walking Tours
 

Our walking tours of Fredericton are a step back in time to the colonial period and the city's heyday as a burgeoning market town on the banks of the beautiful St. John River. Tours are offered in French or English.

 

An historically-costumed guide will transport your group to the past, offering dramatic anecdotes, stories, songs and poems from the period. The highly-skilled guides mix this unique flavour with traditional commentary featuring architecture, social history and interesting trivia.

 

The standard 90-minute tour features a circle route of approximately 1 mile throughout the historic downtown. The tour can include a stop at City Hall to see the restored glory of this 1870's landmark and a tour of the priceless, handcrafted tapestries depicting the City's colourful history in the council chambers. Highlights include: Christ Church Cathedral, the Legislature, the Historic Garrison District, City Hall, Loyalist Burial Ground, also well-groomed historic neighbourhoods and the riverfront.

 

Price $175

 

 

Step-on Tours

 

Our step-on tours of Fredericton are a step back in time to the colonial period and the city's heyday as a burgeoning market town on the banks of the beautiful St. John River. Tours are offered in French or English.

 

An historically-costumed guide will transport your group to the past, offering dramatic anecdotes, stories, songs and poems from the period. The highly-skilled guides mix this unique flavour with traditional commentary featuring architecture, social history and interesting trivia.

 

Tours vary in length from 60-minutes to three hours with other special day trips and excursions available upon request, including jaunts to Kings Landing, St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, Gagetown and Saint John with a professional guide.

 Rates

  • 60-Minute Tour - $150

  • 90-Minute Tour - $175

  • 2-Hour Tour - $200

  • 3-Hour Tour - $300

  • Full Day Excursion - $600

We also offer discounts for multiple bookings.

 

 

The Haunted Hike

 

A unique offering in our motorcoach repertoire is this evening experience.

 

A chilling way to end the day, the Haunted Hike is an after-dark tour through the historic haunted neighborhood and ghostly graveyard. Groups are invited to explore the ghouls and goblins of old Fredericton on a lantern-lit hike through time. Hikes are usually only offered in English, but depending on availability of staff may be arranged in French.

 

Duration: 1.5 hours.

Price: $14 per person.

 

 

After Dinner Entertainment

 

Calithumpians have offered first-rate after dinner entertainment to the motorcoach market for 35 years. The troupe have appeared as featured entertainment from Halifax to Vancouver, and have performed for tourism promotional junkets to New York, Montreal, Boston, Baltimore, Texas and Philadelphia, adding a slice of Maritime life to these events. On their home turf, the troupe brings groups from across North America and around the World a humorous view of New Brunswick, the Maritimes and Canada.

 

Performances can be tailored to the needs and tastes of particular audiences, and vary in length between 30 and 90 minutes, in one or two acts. The current roster includes:

  • NB Welcome - A whirlwind tour of New Brunswick, highlighting the regions and tourist routes - exploring the byways and backwoods.

  • Bull of the Woods - Tales of woods-lore and wildlife, tracing the old logging ways and lessons in moose-calling.

  • Beaverbrook - to the Max - A personation of Lord Beaverbrook played larger than life with humour and mischief.

  • Maple Laughs - A wild goose chase for the elusive Canadian identity through modern humour and satire.

 

Our combination of lively humour, music and local colour is guaranteed to add style and flare to you tour itinerary. Performances garner rave reviews and enthusiastic audience response. Price Per head rates range from $10 to $25, depending on the length of show and size of the cast.

 

 

Innovative Ideas

 

In addition to the traditional step-on guide service and dinner theatre, the Calithumpians have developed a series of innovative activities for groups, offering hands-on experiences for participants. The activities include:

 

  • Folksong Singalong - Learn the words and actions to several New Brunswick folksongs that have been spread the world over in the folk tradition. Songs include a Maliseet Welcome chant, an Acadian boatsong, a Maritime sea shanty, a traditional Woodsman's song and the Provincial Anthem.

 

       Duration: 1.5 hours.

       Price: $350.

  • Heritage Hunt - An interactive architectural features game of buildings in downtown Fredericton.

        Duration: 1.5 hours.

        Price: $300.

  • The Military Muster Tour - This interactive tour features a day in a soldier's life in Fredericton's historic Military Compound. The tour features the restored Guard House and Soldier's Barracks and a chance to try on the old red tunics of the British Regiment and pose for photos.

 

       Duration: 1.5 hours.

       Cost: $250.

 

  • The Picnic Basket Social - For that off-the-beaten-track experience let us arrange a picnic basket social for your group including the gingham table cloths, wicker baskets and all the trimmings. The lunch can be tailored to your tastes and budget and the activity includes a tour to an out-of-the-way location for a truly unique way to experience New Brunswick.

 

       Duration: 1 - 1.5 hours.

       Cost: $250, plus per person charge for lunch. (Menus & price ranges vary.)

 

 

 
 
 
 

Calithumpians

c/o Peter Pacey

60 Surrey Crescent

Fredericton, NB

E3B 4L3

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