French Canada - Toronto to Montreal
Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime with our 5-day tour of Canada’s most popular cities and natural wonders. Our route begins in Toronto, where we’ll depart for the majestic Niagara Falls. Once at Niagara Falls State Park, get ready to capture jaw-dropping sights of the falls from both the Canadian and American side, in addition to tours of Goat Island and a trip aboard the Maid of the Mist cruise—a thrilling activity that is 100% guaranteed to leave you breathless. We’ll also spend the night at the park, in which you’ll be surrounded by the overwhelming beauty of the falls illuminated by a dazzling display of colorful lights.
Afterwards, it’s time to explore famous markets, neighborhoods, shopping centers, parks, historical sites, and landmarks across Canada’s most well-known cities, including the gorgeous, activity-riddled Thousand Islands of Kingstone, Parliament Hill of Ottawa, Cape Diamante of Quebec, and Saint Laurent Boulevard in Montreal. There’s much more that awaits you on this incredible 5-day tour of Canada. Join Discover America for the travel opportunity of a lifetime!
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Day 1 - Sat:
Toronto to Niagara Falls
We will sail through the lower part of the falls, visit Goat Island, and experience the American and the Canadian Falls. During the summer, we will join a “Maid of the Mist” cruise to fully experience the amazing intensity of the enormous amount of water surrounding us. We’ll see the Rainbow Bridge, the gardens and the Power Plant.
During wintertime, we’ll have a tour through the Cave of the Winds, a magical journey behind the falls where we will experience the falls as close as possible. After a visit to the Floral Clock, we will leave the area and head towards lunch in Toronto.
Day 2 - Sun:
Niagara Falls to Kingston
During our stay in Kingston we will visit The Thousand Islands (In French: Mille-Iles), which constitute a North American archipelago of 1,864 islands which straddle the Canada-U.S border in The Saint Lawrence River as it emerges from the northeast corner of Lake Ontario. The islands stretch for about 50 miles (80 km) downstream from Kingston, Ontario. The Canadian islands belong to the province of Ontario and the U.S islands belong to the state of New York. The islands range in size from over 40 square miles (100 km2) to smaller islands occupied by a single residence, or uninhabited outcroppings of rocks. To count as one of the Thousand Islands, emergent land within the river channel must have at least one square foot (0.093 m2) of land above water level year-round, and support at least two living trees.
Day 3 - Mon:
Kingston to Ottawa to Montreal
Experience the overwhelming beauty of Ontario as you travel from Montreal to Ottawa. Upon arriving, our first stop will take us to Parliament Hill, the iconic Canadian seat of government, where you can explore its impressive architecture and witness the traditional Changing of the Guard ceremony. Afterwards, we'll head to the luxurious Fairmont Chateau Laurier, a historic hotel frequented by royalty and dignitaries. As we continue on, let's journey to Nepean Point, a scenic spot offering breathtaking views of the sprawling natural landscape, Ottawa River, and city skyline. Our tour culminates with visits to the unique shops, eateries, and galleries in ByWard Market. There, you can purchase souvenirs and sample delectable local cuisine! After an exciting day of sightseeing, we'll return to Montreal for a peaceful night of rest.
Day 4 - Tue:
Montreal to Quebec to Montreal
The city of Quebec sits on the Saint Lawrence River in Canada’s mostly French-speaking Quebec province. Dating to 1608, it has a fortified colonial core, Vieux-Quebec and Place Royale, surrounded by stone buildings and narrow streets. In this area you can find the site of the towering Chateau Frontenac Hotel and “La Citadel of Québec”, which is one of the most characteristic tourist spots in the Canadian city and a historical mark of the British occupation in this region. The so-called Citadelle is an important official military installation located on top of Cape Diamante, next to the Plains of Abraham, in Québec City. The Citadel is the largest fortification built in North America and is currently occupied by regular troops and is also the official residence of the Governor General of Canada. We will also be seeing The Petit Champlain district’s cobblestone streets that are lined with many bistros and boutiques.
Day 5 - Wed:
In Montreal, we will stroll around Jean-Talon Market, visit Montreal’s Botanical Garden, walk through Saint Laurent Boulevard, as well as Saint Helen Island, Queen of the World Cathedral and Mile End neighborhood, which since the 1980s has been known for its culture as an artistic neighborhood, home to artists, musicians, writers, and filmmakers such as Arcade Fire, Bran Van 3000, Ariane Moffatt, Grimes, Sean Michaels, Plants and Animals, and Mac Demarco. Many art galleries, designers' workshops, boutiques and cafés are found in the neighborhood, which have played a large role in Mile End being included on numerous lists outlining the world's most cool and unique neighborhoods. We will visit The Old Montreal Quartier Des Spectacles, The Underground City, Mount Royal Park, Cap-Saint-Jacques Nature Park and the impressive Olympic Stadium.
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