From wow-worthy national parks to sky-high cities, holidays to Canada offer up adventure by the bucketload.

Eastern Canada's greatest hits

Eastern Canada dishes up a bumper crop of adventure. You’ve got a heap of fascinating cities to explore, from French-inspired Quebec to multi-cultural Toronto, where over 140 languages are spoken. Capital city Ottawa’s a big-hitter, too, as is Montreal which is home to Canada’s largest church. Then there’s the eye-popping outdoors scene. You’ve got acre upon acre of maple tree forest – perfect for the creation of Canada’s iconic maple syrup. Plus, there are national parks, river vistas and freshwater lakes. And the best way to tick off the lot’s on an escorted tour. Try our Eastern Canada Explorer: Toronto to Montreal adventure for size.

Big-hitting city breaks

Ontario’s capital – Toronto – is the perfect spot for an action-packed city break. Lakeside beaches and gardens, a globetrotting food scene and cloud-cutting skyscrapers are just a few of the things that pull in the punters here. Don’t miss the CN Tower – it’s home to the highest observation deck in the western hemisphere.

Maple syrup and Niagara Falls

A staggering number of icons have come out of Eastern Canada – and we’re not just talking about Justin Bieber and Keanu Reeves. Maple syrup’s a big one – discover how the sweet treat’s made in a ‘sugar shack’ near Quebec. Then there’s the Thousand Islands on the St. Lawrence River – over 1,800 tiny islets that are freckled with ultra-fancy mansions. Of course, there’s Niagara Falls, too. This cluster of three thundering waterfalls is one of the most famous in the world and marks the border between Canada and the USA. The ‘horseshoe’ falls slips into Canada’s court – it’s the biggest of the three, and you can catch it at its most beautiful on an evening visit, when rainbow lights shine on the water.

At a Glance

  • Whizz up to the top of the CN Tower for widescreen views over Toronto
  • Feel the spray from the thundering water of Niagara Falls
  • Hop between forest-and-lake-filled national parks

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