day 1 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Montreal is full of interesting architecture and is considered by many to be the creative capital of Canada. Named a UNESCO City of Design, Montreal attractions include Basilique Notre-Dame, Stade Olympique, Canal de Lachine, Old Montreal, and Habitat 67. Enjoy a meal at one of the terraced cafes of Plateau Mont-Royal and make sure you try Kamouraska lamb, Arctic char and poutine.
9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM
day 2 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
A focal point of French culture and one of North America’s oldest and most beautiful cities, Quebec City sits above the St. Lawrence River on a rocky spur with 328-foot cliffs. This French-speaking city was established in 1608 with the only fortified city walls remaining in America north of Mexico, and declared a UNESCO World Heritage City. The Old Town is packed with museums, cobblestone streets and mansard-roofed houses begging to be explored. Other historic attractions include the Fairmont Chateau Frontenac, Notre Dame Basilica, Battlefields Park and Terrasse Dufferin.
10:00 AM TO 9:00 PM
day 3 Saguenay, Quebec, Canada
Picturesque Saguenay sits on the Saguenay Fjord and is a perfect “get away from it all” place. More secluded than other Quebec cities, this charming area is made up of lakes, rivers, valleys and hills that burst with fall color. Highlights here include the beautiful Saguenay Fjord, the massive pulp mill, the Pyramid of Ha! Ha!, Chicoutimi’s Boardwalk and local markets to shop for the popular Saguenay Cheese and blueberry pie.
day 5 Gaspe, Quebec, Canada
Four hundred miles northeast of Quebec City lies Gaspe, one of National Geographic’s Canada’s 50 Places of a Lifetime. This wonderful wilderness area is home to four national parks; Perce Rock; North America’s largest gannet colony; lighthouses and remarkable historic sites. Visit the modern cathedral built almost entirely of wood and make sure to try some of the local specialties such as French-styled lobsters and game.
1:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
day 6 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Charlottetown is the capital and largest city of Prince Edward Island where nearly half the population of the island resides.The picturesque city has a centrally planned downtown core of Victorian-era houses and building, walking trails and waterside boardwalks lined with craft and specialty shops, and restaurants with enticing local seafood and produce. Eleven National Historic Sites of Canada are located in Charlottetown including the Province House and the Confederation Centre of the Arts as well as being the inspiration for Anne of Green Gables.
8:00 AM TO 9:00 AM
day 7 Transit Canso Canal, Canada
The Strait of Canso separates Cape Breton Island from mainland Nova Scotia. The short Canso Canal links Chedabucto Bay to Northumberland Strait and operates from April to mid-December. Work first began on the causeway in 1953 and was completed in 1955. The Canal is 79 feet wide, 1,870 feet long and 32 feet deep at low tide. At the south end of the lock is the Canso Canal Bridge, a 308-foot long swing bridge that carried the Trans-Canada Highway and railway across the canal.
8:00 AM TO 10:00 PM
day 8 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
The capital of Nova Scotia was ranked the 4th best place to live in Canada back in 2012. It is a city with more pubs and clubs per capita than any other Canadian city and even one of the mayors was a brewmaster. The boardwalk on the waterfront follows the water’s edge and is lined with unique shops. Halifax is home to the longest running saltwater ferry and a 200-year-old restored fishing village. Be sure to find time to try fabled donair (pita, meat and sauce), the official food of Halifax.
7:00 AM TO 2:00 PM
One of the best places to appreciate nature is found at Bar Harbor, with its stunning coastal beauty. Surrounded by Acadia National Park, with over 50 square miles of mountains, lakes, forests, soaring granite cliffs and amazing views, Bar Harbor’s laid-back atmosphere encourages relaxation and repose. Bar Harbor was the premier summer resort of the 19th century for some of America’s most powerful families like the Vanderbilts and the Rockefellers until the destructive 1947 fire. Visit the Abbe Museum, which showcases the Wabanaki Indians, the Dorr Museums of Natural History or the Bar Harbor Historical Society Museum.
day 11 Boston, Massachusetts
Founded in 1630 by Puritan settlers, Boston is one of the oldest cities in the U.S. It was a pivotal place during the American Revolution for the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill and the Siege of Boston. Tourists to Boston see the Faneuil Hall Marketplace, the JFK Library and Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, the New England Aquarium, and the USS Constitution.
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