Taking a cruise on the waterways around Canada provides a great opportunity of both admiring the natural beauty and stopping off at fascinating cities. Here are our top five Canadian cruise destinations.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia’s capital, Halifax was originally founded as an English military base in 1749 because of its natural harbour – a beautiful waterway that continues to shine as the centrepiece of the eastern Canadian city. Explore the historic fort, learn more about the maritime traditions at the Maritime Museum and stroll through the Point Pleasant Park.
Vancouver, British Columbia
One of Canada’s great cities, Vancouver boasts a spectacular harbour and pleasant downtown business district. After exploring the sites in the city’s heart and the trendy Gastown district, head to the expansive Stanley Park and consider dropping into the Aquarium.
St John’s, Newfoundland
Spectacularly remote on the island of Newfoundland, St John’s was named after the feast of John of the Baptist and is the oldest English colony in North America. Holiday makers will appreciate the views from Signal Hill
Quebec City, Quebec
Quebec City is the capital of the French province of Quebec is arguably the most European destination in Canada. The old part of the city is a delight to explore with the cobblestone streets and historic architecture including Hôtel du Parlement, the Morrin Centre and Chateau Frontenac. Be sure to check out the citadel also.
Victoria, British Columbia
The English legacy is evident throughout Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, with the impressive buildings that dominate the landscape. Once your cruise ship is docked, enjoy the entertainers who perform in the inner harbour before heading to the Butchart Gardens.