The vast area of Eastern Canada is made up of the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Although on a map the area is immense, it is surprisingly easy to see many of the sights in one visit although to truly explore would take much longer!
Toronto is often the first port of call for many visitors to Eastern Canada with many daily direct flights including low-cost carriers such as Air Transat and WestJet making it very accessible from the UK. It is a great place to start with plenty to see and do including a visit to the CN Tower for its spectacular views from on high.
From Toronto, Niagara Falls is only just over an hour away, there are in fact two falls; Angel Falls (on the US side) and Horseshoe Falls both of which can be viewed from the Canadian side. There are options to stay near the Falls in one of the many hotels just minutes from the Falls in the busy city of Niagara from where you can watch them be lit up with neon lights and watch regular fireworks over the water. Another option is to spend a couple of days in the Niagara region staying in the classic, historical town of Niagara–on–the-Lake with its gentle pace and great shopping. It is a town often called the prettiest town in Ontario and well worth a visit.
The Falls are stunning at any time of year, an extra special time is during the Winter Festival of Lights (November 21 – January 31) when the falls are surrounded by over three million sparkling lights along a 5km route.
Moving on from Toronto to Ontario, an historic city housing the Canadian Government it has a stately feel and is crossed by the Rideau Canal from which the city can be viewed on Canal Boat Tours.
Heading East through Quebec is the beautiful city of Montreal, the world’s second largest French-speaking city. It has a wonderful French feel about it with its lively café culture, cobbled streets and stunning Notre-Dame-Basilica Cathedral.
North East of Montreal is Quebec City, the only walled city in North America, a UNESCO heritage site full of history and charm.
There is much more to see and do in Eastern Canada and visiting could not be easier. Flying times are between 5 ½ and 8 hours and the time changes range from -3 ½ and -5 hours on GMT. The weather gets very cold in the winter, down to -18 in places but the skiing is fantastic!It is easy to get around by car, escorted coach tours or by train. All of these can be pre-arranged by us here at Milford Travel.
A Canadian E-visa is required for entry and again we are happy to organise these for our customers.If you would like to discuss your holiday to Eastern Canada (or anywhere else!), please call 01590 644899, email firstname.lastname@example.org or pop into our shop on the High Street in Milford on Sea.