Charlottetown is a Victorian-era city on Prince Edward Island and is the county seat of Queen's County. Tours of the town can be taken by double-decker bus or horse-drawn trolley, which takes in the historic Prince Street area and its clapper-board houses. Visits may be offered to the homestead of Lucy Maud Montgomery which inspired her to write 'Anne of Green Gables'.
Situated on the island of Newfoundland in the Gulf of St Lawrence, Corner Brook is a gateway to hiking trails and the scenic wilderness of Gros Morne National Park. The park is dominated by 2600-ft Gros Morne mountain, a part of the Long Range, and is a spectacular area of alpine plateau, fjords, glacial valleys, lakes, and waterfalls fed by snow-melt in the summer. The town is growing as a centre of the film industry, and is home to the Atlantic Studios Cooperative.
Halifax was Canada's first British town, founded in 1749 and a gateway to Nova Scotia's rugged coastline and picturesque countryside. The coastline is famed for its string of well-preserved lighthouses, including the much-photographed example at Peggy's Cove. Halifax is overlooked by the citadel of Fort George, and has a boardwalk with restaurants, shops and museums.
Montreal sits on the St Lawrence River, and combines the flavours of North America with the culture of France. Old Montreal has a strong caf' culture, interesting shops and the Jean-Talom Market in Little Italy. The grand City Hall can be found near the port, and early high-rise commercial buildings can be seen on the Place d'Armes. Montreal has many art galleries and museums, and the 19th-century Basilica of Notre Dame.
The chief port for the province of New Brunswick is Saint John, an attractive city which gives access to the famous Reversing River Rapids in the Bay of Fundy, and scenic forests, hills and coastline. St John has an Old City Market, built by shipwrights and topped with a roof in the shape of a ship's hull, and the 19th-century British Carleton Martello Tower. Tours can be taken by horse-drawn trolley, passing the old courthouse and King's Square, laid out in the shape of the Union Jack.
The old city of Quebec is situated on the St Lawrence River and is dominated by the 19th-century hotel of Chateau Frontenac and its huge red brick and green-roofed tower. Tours by horse-drawn carriage take visitors to the charming Quartier Petit-Chaplain beside Old Port, and the cobbled streets and chic boutiques of the Lower Town. A spectacular funicular links the Lower and Upper Towns. Six miles outside Quebec are the Montmorency Falls, one and half times higher than Niagara and crossed by a suspension bridge.
Saguenay is situated at the head of the scenic Saguenay Fjord, a glacial valley below the mountains of Valin. This area of Quebec is renowned for its natural beauty and the St Lawrence Marine Park, where rare blue whales and belugas are sometimes seen. Villages line the fjord, including L'Anse-Saint-Jean which has an historic covered bridge.
Saint John is the chief port of New Brunswick Province, an attractive city and gateway to untamed countryside and the scenic coastline of New England. The town has an Old City Market which is topped with a roof built in the shape of a ship's hull, and the 19th-century British Carleton Martello Tower. Horse-drawn trolley tours might include the Old Courthouse and Kings Square. In the Bay of Fundy are the famous Reversing River Rapids.
The historic port of St John's is the capital of Newfoundland island and the oldest city in Canada. The landscape of Newfoundland is very scenic, with ancient volcanoes, and icebergs which have calved from glaciers in Greenland. Cabot Tower can be seen at the mouth of the harbour on Signal Hill, and Witless Bay has an Ecological Reserve and a puffin colony.
Sydney is Canada's third-largest city, located on picturesque Cape Breton Island. It was founded in 1785 by British Loyalists and has a Scottish flavour ' the Highland Village at Hector's Point is a tribute to the Gaelic heritage of Nova Scotia. Nearby Baddeck is on the shore of Bras d'Or Lake and was once the summer home of Alexander Graham Bell. Other visits might include Fortress Louisbourg, which is a living museum where locals dress in period costume.
Modern shopping malls, skyscrapers and restored 19th-century buildings make up Toronto, where the harbour area has been reclaimed from the old docks to create shops, restaurants and seating areas. Visitors can ascend the CN Tower, which offers a 360-degree view of the city. The key attraction is nearby Niagara Falls, trips by boat through the mist given off by the falling water, and the tunnels hewn out of the rock behind them.
The beauty of the natural landscape around Vancouver attracts visitors for skiing, hiking and fishing, and the port is a common call for cruises to Alaska and the Inside Passage. In the city there are good restaurants in the warehouse district of Yaletown, shopping opportunities in Robson Street and Granville Island, Chinatown and the restored Gastown district. One of Vancouver's most popular attractions is the Capilano Suspension Bridge above the Capilano Canyon, and the Treetop Walk.