The journey starts in Halifax and stretches right across Canada, from east to west, from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Halifax is situated in a deep, well-defined bay on the Atlantic coastline and has one of the most beautiful natural harbors in the world.
Ville de Quebec, 'Quebec City', is the capital of the likewise-named province of Canada. In this European-orientated city on the St. Lawrence River, French is the main language. In 1608, Samuel de Champlain established it as a centre for the fur trade. The massive and world famous Chateau Frontenac is the city’s best known landmark.
In Montreal, Canada’s second largest city, the massive basilica, 'The Saint Joseph Oratory', is an important pilgrimage destination and in the charming French-style area of the city, which is located between the harbor and the modern banking quarter, numerous old buildings have been restored. Although Montreal is located 1600 kilometres from the open sea, it owes its wealth to its waterways which stretch from the country’s interior to the ocean.
In Native American, Toronto means, ‘Meeting Place’ an accurate description for the capital of Ontario Province and Canada’s largest city, a multi-cultural city with giant skyscrapers and noisy streets. The CN Tower is the tallest free-standing building in the world and in less than a minute, its lift ascends 335 metres to the top.
Niagara Falls lies between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario on the Canadian-American border. A trip on the ‘Maid of the Mist’ is a magnificent experience where the tremendous power of the water is awesome.
Three times a week, the Canadian, with its 30 wagons, 2 locomotives and with a total length of more than a kilometre, winds its way through the Rocky Mountains. The water from which accumulates from mountain glaciers and flows into three oceans: the Atlantic, the Pacific and the Arctic.
The capital of the southwest province of British Columbia, Vancouver, is located beside the Pacific Ocean and is the third largest city in Canada and one of the most beautiful on the North American continent. A fitting final destination for a tour of Canada’s wonderworld of magnificent contrasts.