There's never been a more important time to discover Canada, and we're here to reconnect you to the joy of travel and give you a new appreciation for your own backyard. Passionately created by Canadians for Canadians.
Highlight Experiences that will delight you
We have pulled out all the stops to connect you to local travel within Canada like never before. Here are just a few of our favourites:
Sleep like royalty and take in all the glory during your stays at the Royal York, Fairmont Château Laurier, Fairmont Le Château Montebello, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac and Fairmont Queen Elizabeth.
Sip and savour your way through Niagara-on-the-Lake, with a visit to a locally owned winery. Learn about the Canadian grape growing process as you sample their vintages, followed by an exclusive Be My Guest lunch made farm-fresh ingredients.
Continue to experience the unique flavours of the region when visiting a local Fromagerie in Quebec and delve into some local specialties such as crêpes, poutine or a Montreal-style smoked meat sandwich, all found along your journey.
Included Distancing and Hygiene Standards
Our new Wellbeing standards, developed with guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Tourism and Travel Council (WTTC), plus our 24/7 incident response protocols can be found here. You’ll have an always on support team, including a dedicated Wellbeing Director, who’ll stay up to date and quickly adjust behind the scenes to government protocols, leaving you to enjoy your vacation.
Your immersive journey through Eastern Canada and its enchanting châteaux begins in the capital of Ontario - Toronto. This multicultural metropolis city is an international centre of business, finance, arts and culture. Ease into your guided holiday with a two-night stay at the luxurious château-style Fairmont Royal York, which celebrated its 90th birthday last year with extensive enhancements including its Art Deco-inspired Clockwork Champagne and Cocktail Lounge. Your hotel is just steps away from Canada's Hockey Hall of Fame, the CN Tower and Ripley's Aquarium of Canada. Take a leisurely stroll to the Roger's Centre, home of the Toronto Blue Jays, Canada's only national baseball team; historic Union Station, or the Toronto Eaton Centre, a shopper's dream. During your free time, dive even deeper into Toronto's diverse neighbourhoods and explore the restored Distillery District, an area renowned for its Victorian industrial architecture. Absorb the views of Lake Ontario during a stroll along the Harbourfront, or listen to live music while sipping a coffee in the vibrant Junction. After an inspiring and energetic walk around one of Toronto's many neighbourhoods, enjoy a refreshment at your landmark hotel where you will meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers during a Welcome Reception.
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Start your day with a scenic ride along the Golden Horseshoe and Queen Elizabeth Way to Niagara Falls, one of the most visited new Wonders of the World. Niagara boasts the highest flow rate of any waterfall on the planet and is a top honeymoon destination for international travellers. Get up close to the falls as you experience an exhilarating boat ride while passing by the Canadian Horseshoe Falls and American Niagara Falls. Sit back and enjoy the ride along the Niagara Parkway, passing through the flower-filled and tree-lined historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, one of the most charming and picturesque old capitals of Upper Canada. This quaint town is also known for its world-class theatre thanks to the annual Shaw Festival, attracting thousands of visitors every year. This region is the centre of Canada's wine production and we'll be visiting a locally-run winery for an unparalleled wine and food experience. Our host will explain the challenges of adapting European grapes to the Canadian climate and we'll enjoy award-winning wines while dining on regional cuisine. Savour this Be My Guest lunch made from local ingredients in the historic Carriage House, and admire the beautiful views of the Niagara escarpment, nestled between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.
Trip Summary Meals IconIncluded Meals - Breakfast, Be My Guest
Toronto - Ottawa
Today we'll embark on a historical visit to Kingston, another former capital of Upper Canada, a place of utmost importance for Canadian military history and home to the Royal Military College of Canada and Fort Henry. Stroll through this university town, home to Queen's University, one of Canada's most renowned schools. Enjoy a walk along the waterfront of the Saint Lawrence River which served as a key route for Samuel de Champlain as he explored this North American land. We'll continue our journey to Ottawa and drive into the centre of Canada's national capital. Our amazing home away from home in Ottawa is the Fairmont Château Laurier, built in 1912, to promote railroad travel across our vast homeland. Nestled between the locks of the Rideau Canal and across the street from the main train station, Fairmont Château Laurier is bursting with political intrigue and photos of well-known historical personalities. A short walk from Parliament Hill and mere steps away from the ByWard Market, this charming chateau is surrounded by Ottawa's local artisanal shops and restaurants. Visit the seat of Canadian federal politics, stately homes and residences and appreciate the parks, canals and rivers of Canada's capital city.
Trip Summary Accomodation IconHotel - Fairmont Château Laurier
Trip Summary Meals IconIncluded Meals - Breakfast
Ottawa - Montebello
A quick hop over the Ottawa River brings us to "La Belle Province," Quebec for a private, exclusive experience on the grounds of the Canadian Museum of History. Enjoy a continental breakfast followed by a lively and colourful interactive performance of a traditional Pow Wow. During this JoinTrafalgar initiative, your Indigenous Cultural Ambassadors will lead and educate you through a guided visit to the onsite Indigenous village where they will outline the diversity of native cultures across Canada. You'll enjoy an interactive beading workshop using authentic and traditional materials. We will then learn about the Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot Project, which aims to revive the traditional arts by creating partnerships with elders and artisans.Our love affair with French-speaking Canada begins today as we head through Quebec along the Ottawa River to the historical Fairmont Le Château Montebello. A splendour in itself, this hotel is recognized as one of Canada's most majestic and luxurious. An opportunity to visit a piece of British Colombia on 17th-century French royal land, this historic chateau boasts the largest log cabin in the world, and was purchased by the Papineau Family in 1801. The grand manor house still stands today and is recognized as the Manoir-Papineau National Historic Site of Canada. Built from over 10,000 western red cedar logs, this infamous château has hosted individuals such as former Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson, Prince Rainier, and Princess Grace of Monaco. Located on over 65,000 acres of pristine nature, this incredible property a true Canadian Lodge experience, the fireplace in the central lobby offers the perfect spot to cozy up and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with fellow travellers.
Trip Summary Accomodation IconHotel - Fairmont Le Château Montebello
Trip Summary Meals IconIncluded Meals - Breakfast
Montebello - Quebec City
After breakfast, visit a local fromagerie where an array of cheeses from the four corners of Quebec will be offered for you to sample. Made from Canadian potatoes mixed with squeaking cheese curds and covered in steaming gravy, you'll indulge in local specialty, Poutine. This is a great opportunity to support local producers and purchase their cheese, breads, jams and pate's. Continue your journey along the major Canadian water ways to the provincial capital, Quebec City. Here, you will have an opportunity to learn more about the historical roots of French-Canada from a local specialist while visiting the oldest square in French Canada, Place Royal. Next, we'll visit the Plains of Abraham where the famous battle between the French and British armies took place. Relax and unwind at the most iconic of Canada's grand railway hotels, Fairmont Château Frontenac. Explore the hotel and enjoy the view of the Saint Lawrence River while sampling some great Canadian whiskey at the famous 1608 Bar. We then head to L'Ille D'Orléans and share a traditional French-Canadian meal and music.
Trip Summary Accomodation IconHotel - Fairmont Château Frontenac
Before your daily exploration starts, take a leisurely stroll along Terrasse Dufferin, and absorb the views of the old city of Quebec with its beautiful 17th-century architecture and quaint bistros and stores. We'll then drive across the river on the way to see majestic Montmorency Falls. Upon our return, explore the unique cobblestone streets of The Historic District of Old Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage treasure. Immerse yourself in the old city with its antique stores, bistros, cafes and charming galleries.
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Quebec City - Montreal
Visit a local farmers' market outside of Montreal and experience the flavors of the region during a food tasting paired with local wine and cider. Tonight, stay at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, the largest hotel in the city of Montreal, situated right above the central station. The architecture of this building introduced the new era of railway châteaux. For many years, the most prestigious hotel in Montreal, the Queen Elizabeth hosted many dignitaries including Yoko Ono and John Lennon. Here, they held the famous "Beds-In for Peace", a two week-long non-violent protest against wars. Located in downtown Montreal, Fairmont Queen Elizabeth is a short walk from famous Crescent Street where many notable Montrealer's enjoy social evenings and fine art gazing. This well-known street is where iconic singer and songwriter, Leonard Cohen had his art gallery.
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Dig deeper into the fascinating history and rich culture of Montreal through the eyes of our local specialist who will reveal the secrets of the ornate Notre Dame Basilica and Old Montreal. You'll wind through the colourful Old Port area, it's narrow streets juxtaposed against bustling Downtown Montreal. Gain a deeper appreciation for the city's French-Canadian roots, exploring the city at your leisure before joining your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner celebration in a celebrated classical French bistro, located in the heart of Old Montreal. The menu takes a creative twist on French cuisine, all prepared with local ingredients.
Experience an exhilarating boat ride that takes you to the base of Niagara Falls and feel the power of millions of gallons of water as it flows over the gorge.
Join a Local Expert for an in-depth sightseeing exploration of historic Montreal including Notre Dame Basilica, the colourful Old Port area and Downtown Montreal.
In Quebec City, immerse yourself in the city's joie de vivre while strolling the cobblestone streets and admiring the romantic 17th-century façades. Visit Place Royale, a lively public square and a true portrayal of Quebec's French origins.
Included distancing and hygiene standards
Travel with no more than 26 other travellers
24/7 support team that have completed all necessary training
On trip standards that meet guidance from local authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO)
Physical distancing throughout your journey
Sanitization and Cleaning
Plus, numerous additional measures to give you peace of mind.
CANADIANS HELPING CANADIANS – YOU’LL MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT TO LOCAL PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES
By travelling domestically you’ll give back to the local Canadian communities, families and businesses we visit. Here are just a few of the examples of how you will Make A Difference.
Support a Local Vineyard
Spend an afternoon in the heart of Ontario’s wine country and learn first-hand the process of growing grapes in Canadian climate. Enjoy the wine and farm-to-table meal all in support of local Ontario farmers.
Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot Project
On the grounds of the Canadian Museum of History join your Indigenous Cultural Ambassadors and learn about the Manitobah Mukluk’s Storyboot Project whose aim is to revive the traditional arts of creating partnerships with elders and artisans who fashion mukluks and moccasins the traditional way.
Help Local Farmers
On the outskirts of Montreal, spend the morning at a local farmers’ market and sample some traditional foods and homemade products. Enjoy seasonal farm fresh fruits and vegetables, signature homemade foods, care products and crafts with proceeds going directly to the farmers and local communities.
No need to wait, you can travel now and redeem your Future Travel Credit to reconnect with travel in Canada like you never have before. Don’t forget your free to change your plans up to 30 days before travel.
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For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group.