St. Mary’s - The River of Dreams

Enjoy the magic of the St. Mary’s River through a local’s eyes, feast on a special boat builder’s lunch, and take home a handmade keepsake you will cherish as you tell tales of your time on the River of Dreams!


  • Stroll along the banks of the river and hear stories of sport and industries that were the heart of the St. Mary’s River
  • Be treated by your guide to a special lunch in Sherbrooke Village’s Victorian tearoom.
  • Learn all about the boat named after this majestic river; then make your very own!
  • Complimentary day pass to enjoy Sherbrooke Village museum before or after your experience

Meet local guide, Brad Burns along the banks of the river in beautiful Historic Sherbrooke Village. Enjoy a stroll along the river with your group as Brad brings the river back to life as it was in years gone by. When you visit the original boat shop, you will be amazed with the replicas of vessels and photos from the past. Enjoy the 1860’s Victorian culture as you are treated to a special locally sourced lunch with your guide. Only the best is served to our hard- working boat builders! The fun continues as you put your hands to work in the afternoon to craft your very own take-home project in the boatshop. Don’t forget to visit the river viewing dock before you depart. You’ll want your camera ready! This will be a day near the water that you will never forget.

Dates: Wednesday’s and Saturday’s- August 1 - Sept 23
The experience takes place from 11-3pm

Price: $145 per person (Preferred couple’s and family pricing available)

Cancellation policy:  Cancellations made less than 3 days prior are non-refundable. Participants will be notified 48 hours in advance if experience is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Good to know: Experience will take place rain or shine. Umbrellas will be provided if necessary. Bring your camera, comfortable shoes, sweater/jacket. Space is limited to maximum of 8 people per experience. Please check in at Visitor Reception Centre by 10:45am to get your instructions to meet your guide.

For more information and to book your spot, call 1-902-522-2400