It is easy to pretend you are in France when visiting the Eastern side of Canada as Montreal is the fourth largest French speaking city in the world and Quebec seems more Parisian that Paris itself. After croissants and cafe au lait for breakfast, set off on foot and explore the cobblestone lanes and sweeping boulevards.
Toronto is the gateway to Niagara Falls – don’t miss the very popular and often wet, Maid of the Mist boat tour.
Boaties will enjoy the ‘Shipping News’ country along the Atlantic Coast: lighthouses, lobster pots and weathered men with Viking ancestors in brightly-painted no-nonsense fishing boats. Go whale spotting – but keep an eye open for icebergs!
Eastern Canada combines easily with a visit to New York and New England – time your visit over late September early October to see the glorious ‘fall colours’.