We explore the unparalleled beauty of the rugged coast of Eastern Canada, also known as the Canadian Maritimes. This area is renowned for soaring natural features and charming coastal villages. Cruising up the impressive St. Lawrence River with vast expanses of water before us, we venture into the Saguenay River, with dramatic cliffs and amazing wildlife. Enjoy all this seldom-travelled area has to offer and join us in exploring some hidden gems ashore.
Our first stop is Yarmouth – a seaside gem with wonderful coastal scenery and enchanting history.
We then call at vibrant Halifax, a city that manages to blend old and new successfully, with fantastic outdoor activities and a rich cultural life on offer. Next up is Louisbourg, known for its amazing Fortress, constructed by the French in 1740.
Nature and French culture
Chéticamp (Cape Breton National Park), on the large island of Cape Breton, is our next destination for a day of exploration. Whether you hike, stroll or just enjoy the view – this national park offers plenty for everyone. We follow that up with some time in Îles-de-la-Madeleine to explore Cap-aux-Meules.
As we make our way to Bonaventure Island, enjoy the spectacle of one of the largest gannet colonies in the world.
Baie Comeau is our next port of call. A hub for logging, this settlement is rich with natural wealth and the hydroelectric dam at Manicougan Reservoir, which produces vast amounts of power for Québec. Heading up the Saguenay River during this picturesque time of year, we will explore the beauty of the river and the city of Saguenay.
Our final stop and where we bid farewell is beautiful Québec City, known as the soul of the province.