“It’s hard to top the scenery at Grand Manan’s Swallowtail Lighthouse on any day, but adding a ballet dancer and a rock band to the mix... simply incredible.”
- Katie Kohler, Tourism New Brunswick
Mia Byrnes completed classical ballet studies in her native Australia with the Atelier at the Gold Coast under teacher Heidi Landford, and at the College of Dance in Newcastle. Mia received several dance distinctions and trained at the Master Ballet Academy Summer Ballet Intensive in Arizona. She is just beginning her career as a professional dancer.
Hailing from the east coast of Canada, Adyn Townes has a way with words, engaging every audience with his beautiful and honest songwriting. He has recently returned from Sydney, NSW, as an official showcase artist at Australian Music Week. Adyn has played to full rooms in Europe and is currently planning a return tour in October 2019.
Grand Manan Island is all of the good things you expect in New Brunswick in one convenient package: uncrowded beaches, excellent hiking trails, cycling, first-rate birdwatching, whale-watching, sea kayaking, spectacular sunsets, lighthouses, rugged cliffs, museums, great dining, craft and art shops, summer festivals, and scenic fishing communities.
It’s easy to see why Grand Manan was voted by Reader’s Digest as one of the World’s 7 Best Small Islands, with cultural events like the Summers End Folk Festival where you can enjoy music just a few steps from the ocean. Anyone with a sense of adventure will want to explore The Anchorage Provincial Park, hit the waves for some whale-watching, and cap off their trip with a photo at the iconic Swallowtail Lightstation.
Grand Manan is located at the mouth of the Bay of Fundy and forms part of the Fundy Isles, which includes neighbouring Campobello Island and Deer Island. The islands are connected to the mainland by ferry, making them perfect for some island hopping.