How To Travel Around Eastern Canada
When considering how to travel around Eastern Canada, you must first decide how much area you want to cover. Eastern Canada comprises everything east of Manitoba to the Atlantic Ocean. This vast area is made up of the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia. The major cities in this area include:
- Toronto, Hamilton, Kitchener, Ottawa, Windsor, and St. Catharines, Ontario
- Montreal and Quebec City, Quebec;
- Fredericton, Moncton, and St. John, New Brunswick
- St. Johns and Corner Brook, Newfoundland;
- Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
- Halifax, Sydney, and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
- Making Your Travel Plans With such a wide assortment of offerings in Eastern Canada, it is important to outline what you want to see and what you must leave out. The trains are modern and convenient with sleeping accommodations. Bus service is available to almost every town. The highways are extensive and well maintained. Even the ferries to Newfoundland or to Nova Scotia from Maine in the United States are modern and fast. Air service to every major city is also available.
- Transportation Although cars are the obvious means of getting around Eastern Canada, public transportation is also a possible means of travelling around Eastern Canada. Buses and trains, as well as ferry service are available for those wanting to forego traveling by car. Every major town, and even the smaller ones, have excellent motel/hotel accommodations. The International Youth Hostel organization has hostels spread across the length and breadth of Canada in a number of major cities and towns.
- Sites to Visit In addition to the natural beauty that abounds in the Eastern Provinces of Canada, there are a number or world class museums, concert venues, and cultural installations that are a must see in any traveler's itinerary.
- Touring the House of Parliament in Ottawa, Ontario is a great experience, as is watching the changing of the guard.
- Toronto is a bustling city with many cultural offerings as well as shopping venues, restaurants, clubs, and concert venues.
- Rue St. Catherine in Montreal is alive with clubs and shops, and the city's Old Port area is world famous for its nightlife and restaurants.
- Old Quebec City is the only walled city in North America and is alive with clubs, shops, restaurants, and fabulous museums.
- Halifax, Nova Scotia, has a robust music scene. The Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, is an experience you won't soon forget.
- Even St. Johns, Newfoundland has an exciting music scene.
- Fredericton and St. John, New Brunswick, were built by American Loyalists or "Tories" as they are known to Americans, and are dotted with hundreds of mansions from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.