Starting in Toronto all of the cities and attractions within Eastern Canada are but a train ride away. Spend a few days in cosmopolitan Toronto. Test your fortitude with a visit to the CN Tower. This is the tallest free-standing structure in the western hemisphere and it now includes EdgeWalk, a thrilling hands-free walk on an outside ledge of the tower. Or visit St. Lawrence Market, the ‘World’s Best Food Market.’ If you’re sports minded the Hockey Hall of Fame may be to your taste. Or help the local economy by spending some time in the Eaton Centre, with dozens of fashion retailers and places to shop. Then head to the nearby Chinatown. It’s one of three Chinatowns in the city and borders on Kensington Market, a bohemian mix of vintage shops, funky restaurants, cafes and bars in addition to Latin American markets and food stalls.
Your travels then take you to unforgettable Montreal. Since Cartier landed here in 1535, Montreal has evolved from a tiny village to a major metropolis. Old Montreal's Parisian-style streets are a wonderful place to wander—stop at an intimate bistro or sidewalk café for a taste of Europe. But in addition to all the old-fashioned elegance, you'll also find a vibrant dining and club scene that reflects contemporary Montreal's culturally diverse population.
Think that you’re done? Not even close. Continue to Quebec City, a UNESCO world heritage site. You'll love Château Frontenac (the world's most photographed hotel), the centuries-old architecture, and the historic sites. Then take the overnight train onto the Marvelous Maritimes. Whale watching, rocky coastlines and beautiful scenery make Eastern Canada a truly unforgettable destination.
Eastern Canada by Train
Quebec to the Maritimes featuring VIA’s Ocean 12 days from £2547
Immerse yourself in the coastal beauty of Eastern Canada, with a journey from the historic centre of Quebec City, through New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and out to Prince Edward Island, where Scottish culture comes to life.
Departs from July 2019 to September 2019.
Eastern Canada Rail & Cruise 15 days from £2586
You'll fall in love with the Eastern Seaboard as you cruise up the Atlantic shores from Boston and down the St. Lawrence River, then travel by train to visit the most popular cities of the area.
Quebec to the Maritimes - Montreal to Halifax 6 days from £971
From the sparkling French culture to the easygoing charm of Atlantic seaside towns, from sun-drenched beaches to sparkling coves and miles of rugged shoreline guarded by graceful lighthouses - this is a delightful introduction to Quebec and the Maritimes.