There is an abundance of things to see on Canada’s East Coast, and a plethora of ways to do it. Not sure where to start? Here are some of the different ways you can tour East Coast Canada and get the most out of your Canadian holiday.
There is so much to see in Eastern Canada beyond the iconic highlights, but they didn’t get that status for no reason. The cosmopolitan and eclectic cities will make your heart throb, the food will make your mouth water, and the natural treasures will blow you away.
Toronto boasts a hub of multiculturalism that you will see, taste, and feel as you explore the streets of this diverse city, or ascend the famous CN Tower to see the vast metropolis sprawled below. Meander the leafy parks and historic streets of Ottawa and be romanced by the French feel of Quebec City and Montreal. See the thunderous Niagara Falls up close as you take a boat ride to the base of Horseshoe Falls, and keep your eyes peeled for beaver, elk, deer, timber wolf, and caribou as you explore Parc Omega. You can see it all on the Best of Eastern Canada tour with Trafalgar in just nine days.
Combine the highlights of Eastern Canada with the north-east treasures of USA for an unforgettable journey. The most popular version of this itinerary is Cosmos’ Eastern US & Canadian Grand Vacation. This 15 day tour operates as a round trip from New York taking in the iconic cities of Boston, Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Washington DC and Philadelphia.
It also showcases Niagara Falls where you’ll take a boat to the foot of the tumultuous falls, Thousand Islands National Park where you’ll enjoy a scenic cruise between the many wooded islands, and Pennsylvania Dutch Country where you’ll get an insight into the Amish lifestyle and experience a traditional Amish dinner. There are over 40 reviews from our clients that tell us that they love the balance of experiences and free time, the knowledge of the guides, and the scenery on this tour (especially when the landscape is covered in fall foliage!).
Whether you are focussing on the jewels of Eastern Canada or adding in some gems of the USA, you can pair your itinerary with a cruise for a change of pace. Most cruises travel between Montreal and Boston, taking in the Gulf of St Lawrence, Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton Island, and Bar Harbor.
As you cruise the coastline of Nova Scotia, depending on your itinerary, you may get the chance to see the Anne of Green Gables homestead on Prince Edward Island, discover the artisan workshops of Sydney on Cape Breton island, take in the coastal scenery along the Cabot Trail, visit the artist and photographers haven of Peggy’s Cove, and discover the German village of Lunenburg. Perhaps consider the Eastern Canada and New England Cruise with Travelmarvel, or to include more of the USA and capture the autumn colours, take a look at Scenic's tour and cruise combination in fall.
The Maritime Provinces of Canada comprise Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. These Atlantic treasures are rich with seafaring history, the remnants of which still adorn the rocky outcrops of these striking coastlines. With lighthouses aplenty and folk equally as charming, this is one for the bucket list.
APT offer a tour of The Maritimes that takes in all the highlights and immerses you in the traditions of the region. With a maximum of 20 travellers, this tour gets under the skin of The Maritimes. Meet a retired lobster fisherman and enjoy a cruise atop Shediac Bay where you’ll indulge in some freshly cooked lobster. Celebrate the region’s Scottish roots at a Baddeck Gathering Ceilidh, sample the local produce of Annapolis Valley, and explore the shores of the Bay of Fundy. Moments you will remember forever.
Newfoundland and Labrador comprise Canada’s most easterly province and is the perfect destination for nature lovers who like to get a little off the beaten path. The dramatic landscape is peppered with quaint fishing villages and the ecosystem is brimming with wildlife.
On Collette’s Newfoundland and Labrador Discovery small group tour you’ll explore this remarkable region with a maximum of 23 other kindred spirits. Be enthralled by a specialist talk on the region’s marine life and intrigued by the historic archaeological sites you’ll uncover. Discover the old-world charm of St. John’s, enjoy a traditional Newfoundland ‘Jiggs dinner’, take a whale watching cruise, watch puffins flitting around the landscape, and follow in the footsteps of Vikings as you explore this fascinating destination against a scenic backdrop.
History, cuisine, culture, and scenery awaits. Choose your East Coat Canada tour today.