Taking a driving tour of Eastern Canada is one of the best holidays that you can have. Exploring Quebec and Ontario means that you can take in all the main sights from Niagara Falls to Prince Edward Island.
A trip to the province of Ontario is ideal for people of all ages and music fans will be pleased to know that Justin Bieber is from Stratford, Ontario, giving them the opportunity to see where the singer grew up. However, there is more to this part of the world than this. One of the busiest cities in Ontario is Toronto – a lively, cosmopolitan city that has plenty of opportunities for shopping, theater-going and sightseeing. The major attractions include the museums, the Skydome and the islands.
Niagara Falls is within easy reach of Toronto. You can take a cruise that brings you very close to the falls themselves, which are as impressive as you would expect them to be. You can pick up a pass that will get you into the area’s most popular attractions helping you to avoid the queues. Ontario is also home to the Algonquin Provincial Park where you can enjoy hiking and canoeing. There is a visitor center where you can find out more about the region and a logging museum where you can learn more about the history of this important industry.
Visit the capital
The capital city of Ottawa overlooks the river of the same name and a must for any visitor is the Parliament Buildings. Many of the city’s attractions are within easy reach of this spot including the National War Memorial and the National Arts Center. If you want to visit a few craft shops and farmers’ markets then you can take a trip to the By Ward Market.
It will only take a few hours to reach Mont Tremblant in the Laurentians. This is a resort village that is styled after a European village. Again, you can try hiking, horse riding, kayaking or even take a helicopter tour. From here you can then head on to Quebec City. This is more than 350 km away so enjoy the drive and make a day of it and then spend the next day in the city.
The old part of Quebec (Vieux Quebec) is very beautiful and there are guided tours that you can take on foot. This part of the city has cobbled streets and a city wall – the only one of its kind in North America. It is now officially a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
You can extend your tour to take in Montreal and Prince Edward Island, which is much further north, but it is clear that even a few weeks may not be enough to enjoy all that this part of the world has to offer.