Venture to Canada's East & Marvel at the Majestic Beauty of the Maritime Provinces, the Nation's Capital in Ottawa & the Beautiful French Feel of Quebec City
In the east visit bustling cities and thundering Niagara Falls. Fall in love with the stunning sites of popular Ontario and Quebec tasting exceptional food and wine. Experience the wild coastlines of the Maritime Provinces and in the north visit the small seaport of Churchill, the “polar bear capital of the world”. If you're feeling adventurous, brave the cold and have yourself an Eastern winter adventure.
A year round destination, Canada's magnificent scenery and cultural treasures welcome visitors especially during summer. Autumn particularly during September and October, offers stunning colour across the country. Winter in eastern Canada is notorious for being quite harsh, so if you fear the cold, best to avoid the months outside of June to October.
Prince Edward Island. Known as the birthplace of Canada, owing to its role as host of the conference that would eventually lead to the formation of the Canadian Confederation - Charlottetown is a celebration of all things Great White North. Perched just offshore on Prince Edward Island, there’s a small-town charm to the locals’ genuine smiles that is instantly disarming. Despite its capital status, the city’s welcoming demeanour, pretty timber lighthouses and low-key coastal location, make Charlottetown an easy-going, idyllic island escape.
Nova Scotia. Halifax is a city that thrives on a diet of music, outdoor events and ocean-faring history, Nova Scotia's capital - and Atlantic Canada's largest conurbation - oozes salt-licked charm. The star-shaped fortress of Halifax Citadel sits above the city, while down below, Halifax revolves around its bustling harbour. Here, jet-skis skid across the water and heritage ships jaunt out to scenic offshore islands. Music carries on the waterfront's breeze as summer’s events play out, while a hefty population of pubs and restaurants provides all the space required for sitting back and relaxing. Louisbourg - home to a unique 18th-century fortress city. Visit Louisbourg to be transported back in time, to an immersive recreation of life in an authentic fortified French outpost. Named Louisbourg after the French King Louis XIV - this easterly settlement was favoured thanks to its position close to the French colonies, and the expedited route it offered across the waves back to Europe. Set among Cape Breton Island's thrilling, rugged coastal scenery, bask in Louisbourg's glorious seascapes and evocative, centuries-old history.
Saguenay. The gateway to the Saguenay Fjord, the city lies at the intersection of a triad of sprawling national parks, amid some of North America’s most impressive scenery. Embark on adventures to witness leaping waterfalls, forest-clad fjord banks, and whales crashing athletically offshore. Learn more of Saguenay's heritage, with a tour of the picturesque pulp mill, which dates back to the 1800s, and now houses a museum. Elsewhere the Petite Maison Blanche is a humble wooden house that was one of the few buildings to survive the floods of 1947.
Torngat Mountains National Park. The Torngat Mountains National Park is situated on the eastern side of Labrador’s northernmost point and features mountains sometimes described as the “Eastern Rocky Mountains”. The park covers an area of 9,700 km2 (over 6,000 mi2) and is dotted with remnants of several cirque glaciers. Saglek Fjord has an outstanding array of geological features and the steep cliffs provide some of the best exposures to the earth’s geologic history.
Newfoundland. Colourful, white-trimmed buildings splash a haze of bright-beauty across the spectacular Newfoundland coastline of St John’s. Picturesque, steep streets roll down to the seafront, and the charming architecture contrasts beautifully against the wild and rugged shoreline, with redolent pine forests spreading out behind. The province's capital, St John’s, is a lively outpost - and one of North America’s oldest and most historically engaging places.
If you’re after a small ship cruise or an expedition ship cruise to Eastern Canada Wild Earth Travel can help you find a trip of a lifetime. We are ready to guide you through our range of different options with impartial advice so you can experience the very best of this unique destination. Our team are all passionate expedition & small cruise ship travellers and our knowledge and stories come from our own personal experiences.