This is an official government holiday (Victoria Day: They don't observe this one in England!). In practice this means that the banks and government offices are closed (but not the liquor store),
As this is a tourist town, everything else is roaring and ready to go; excepting perhaps the schooner Bluenose II which is getting caulking and paint and new rigging prior to her first appearance of the year at Norfolk, Virginia, June 7 to 12.
If you google Bluenose II you are going to get the unofficial Bluenose Trust pages. They are no longer the official operators. Go instead to http://www.schoonerbluenose2.ca/
This will take you to the home of the official operator of this sailing ship (which is featured on our Canadian dime). Her sailing schedule for 2007 is at http://www.schoonerbluenose2.ca/sailing-schedule.html
Have a look, these are very pretty pagesw!