Awards & Accolades

Aquila is recognized as a leader in the tourism industry, and over the years, we have been honored with a variety of awards and accolades, including:

Aquila

  • Business of the Year Award, Finalist, Tourism Industry Association of Canada, 2007
  • Excellence in Human Resource Development, Tourism Industry Association of Canada, 2005
  • Business of the Year Award, Finalist, Tourism Industry Association of Canada, 2005
  • Outstanding Business of the Year Award, Finalist, Conseil économique du Nouveau-Brunswick, 2004
  • Aboiteau Award for Innovation, Conseil économique du Nouveau-Brunswick, 2003
  • Friend of the Industry Award, Hospitality Saint John, 2003 
  • Saint John Tour Guides Best in the World, Dream World Cruise Destination Magazine, nomination, 2003
  • Tourism Operator of the Year Award, Hospitality Saint John, 2002
  • Best Shore Excursion Award, Atlantic Canada Cruise Association, 2002
  • Human Resources Development Award, Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick, 2001
  • Rated among Atlantic Canada’s Fastest growing businesses, Atlantic Progress and New Brunswick Business magazines, 1999-2000
  • Outstanding Business Achievement Award, Saint John Board of Trade, 1995

Beth

  • Mary Morton Award, Ontario Motorcoach Association, 2006
  • 25 People to Watch in Atlantic Canada, Progress Magazine, 2006
  • Named Godmother and christened M.V. Acadian, Irving, 2005
  • Pioneer Award, Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick, 2004
  • Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada, Woman’s Executive Network and the Richard Ivey School of Business, 2003
  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Finalist Atlantic Region, 2002
  • Top 50 CEO in Atlantic Canada, Atlantic Business Magazine, 2002
  • Women Entrepreneurship Award, Fundy Regional Development, 1991

Testimonials

The Best of Saint John hosted by guide Marilyn was excellent. After several tours with good guides, she stands ahead of them all. Knowledgeable, prepared with photos, books, lobster gadgets, and more, she improved the tour experience. Very good with people and a bonus for the city of Saint John. Highly recommend this tour. It included the right mix and all the important things that a western Canadian wanted to see.

Richard Welsh

Cruise Guest

On May 31st we took the Saint John Scenic Trolley Tour and it was fanastic. Our tour guide Heather and her Driver were absolutely great. Thank you so much for showing us your Wonderful Historic & Clean City, last but certainly not least your people are equally wonderful

Joe McKenna

Cruise Guest

We had Bonnie as our tour guide and she was so knowledgeable, energetic, and wonderful! We learned so much! The reversing falls was amazing, and the chowder was to die for! It was a great package to see all the best of St. John's! Thanks again!!

Marianne Snaith

Cruise Guest

What a fantastic day, the Hopewell Rocks are amazing and the guide at the rocks was very informative. Our tour guide was Ron Fowlie he was very interesting and informative and he was dress in the costume of the early settlers. Would definitely recommend this tour and tour guide.

Pauline Robinson

Cruise Guest