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Eastern Canada Train Trips

See the highlights of Ontario and Quebec by train

The buzzing food and culture scene of Montreal. The world-class museums of Toronto. The cobbled streets and trompe l'oeil murals of Quebec City. There's no doubt you'll leave Eastern Canada with plenty of photos to share and stories to tell.

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The buzzing food and culture scene of Montreal. The world-class museums of Toronto. The cobbled streets and trompe l'oeil murals of Quebec City. There's no doubt you'll leave Eastern Canada with plenty of photos to share and stories to tell.

Eastern Canada tours offer a glimpse into the unique cultures of Ontario and Quebec. Best of all, train travel allows you to explore these provinces at a relaxing pace.

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5 Perks of Eastern Canada

From pristine national parks and lively cities to historic French-Canadian chateaus, there's so much to discover in the heart of Canada.

  1. Friendly hospitality: Residents are known for their laid back, welcoming friendliness, so you'll be greeted with kind smiles and friendship.
  2. Diverse landscapes: From the limestone caves in Bruce Peninsula and sparkling lakes of Ontario's cottage country to the deep forests of Quebec, you'll enjoy unspoiled wilderness.
  3. Some of Canada's finest cities: Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, and Quebec City are packed with world-class museums, historic architecture, and trendy restaurants.
  4. Relax in comfort: Stretch out in your spacious berth or sit back in the dining car and enjoying a gourmet meal for an enjoyable train trip.
  5. Canadian history: Stroll down the cobblestone streets of Quebec City, admire elegant Victorian architecture, and explore the Rideau Canal National Historic Site in Ottawa.
The Center Block and the Peace Tower in Parliament Hill at Ottawa in Canada
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Eastern Canada Highlights

There are so many great Canadian experiences you can pack into one trip when you explore Eastern Canada. From the humbling power of Niagara Falls, to the endless hiking trails and scenic viewpoints of Algonquin Provincial Park, you'll want to squeeze plenty of side trips into your train vacation.

  • Niagara Falls: Take a boat tour that will bring you so close to the enormous, thundering falls that you'll feel the cool, misty spray on your face!
  • CN Tower: Admire the twinkling lights of the city from the viewing platform in this iconic building in the Toronto skyline or have dinner with a view at the revolving restaurant.
  • Algonquin Provincial Park: Take a side trip to explore this wild and beautiful park in Ontario, a vast wilderness of rocky ridges, maple forests and thousands of glittering lakes.
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Toronto skyline at night, cavalcade of lights festival
Wooden dock with chairs on calm lake, fall colours in Algonquin Provincial Park
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Whether you are looking for a quick week-long getaway to see the region's highlights, or a longer excursion into Canada's history and culture - we have the ideal Eastern Canada train trip package for you.

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