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Canada Travel Guide

Want to explore the Great White North? Canada Cruises offer a unique look at some of this country's port cities. Natural, wild landscapes; historic settlements; charming waterfront attractions; and French culture and architecture punctuate the highlights you'll capture when you embark on this type of cruise. If your idea of an ideal cruise is to avoid sandy beaches and fighting crowds in hot climes, then a Canada Cruise could literally float your boat. From 17th century architecture and art to nature parks and trails, you'll find the best of civilized and wild Canadian life when you choose to vacation at the port cities in the second-largest country in the world. With cruise line volume buys plus our low everyday prices you can save up to 80% versus the brochure price! Book your Canada cruise today with AffordableTours.com, your discounted cruise headquarters.

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Canada Travel Guide

Canada Cruises Highlights

  • Explore both modern and colonial sites and attractions in such cities as Quebec and Vancouver.
  • Enjoy such diverse activities as ghost tours, beer tasting, trolley tours, and rapid river excursions.
  • Select a cruise line and ship porting from the U.S. and non-U.S. locations—whatever best suits your needs.
  • From the ship, you could experience exciting whale-watching opportunities.
  • Enhance your experience with any of the available excursions, including walking tours and foliage sight-seeing.
  • Fall foliage along the shores can be viewed as the cruise ship sails toward its destinations.

Canada Cruises Travel Tips

  • Be aware that port cities can be in different time zones.
  • Understand that the currency of Canada is the Canadian dollar; the American dollar is typically worth more. If you use American currency, you will receive change in Canadian currency.
  • While major credit cards are typically accepted, double-check with your bank to ensure you will be able to use your card on your trip.
  • Temperatures tend to be cooler earlier in the morning and later in the day and evening, so layer clothing accordingly.
  • If you're traveling in October, know that Canadian Thanksgiving is observed the second Monday of the month. This holiday could halt operations or reduce hours of operation in some though not all cities (in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, for example, operations are normal for the holiday).

Canada Cruises Things To Do

  • Quebec City
    Quebec City

    Experience French Canadian culture in Quebec City: charming and safe, with residents that will welcome you with open arms as you walk the cobblestone streets to see the Château Frontenac, a landmark hotel that is the most photographed in the world; visit the bistros and galleries on Petit-Champlain; or take in history at the Citadelle de Québec fortress. Quebec City is also a foodie's Nirvana, with an experience in cuisine that will take you from traditional dishes such as tourtière and poutine to avant-garde cooking. Parks, historical sites, and museums as well as an aquarium are all not-to-be-missed attractions in this spectacular city.

    Best Time To Visit

    Quebec City is a place you can visit year-round, depending on your own interests; winter in Quebec is most charming, but fall with its abundance of colors and summer with festivals, fireworks, and lots of other outdoor events are equally enthralling and enjoyable.


    You Should Know

    You might want to brush up on your French; by law, all signs in city are in French. Biking is a great way to get around the city, and the Parliament building can be toured for free.  

  • Saint John, New Brunswick
    Saint John, New Brunswick

    As the oldest settlement in Canada, you'll find plenty of history in Saint John. If museums and historical sites and tours are up your alley, then Saint John should excite you. The Carleton Martello Tower National Historic Site (Lieu Historique national de la Tour-Martello-de-Carleton), a fort built during the War of 1812 that features interactive exhibits in the museum and a tour of the interior of the tower. Natural wonders abound in Saint John, too, punctuated by the must-see Reversing Falls Rapids, with whirlpools, rapids, and waterfalls. Whether you want indoor or outdoor adventures, Saint John is sure to have enough to satisfy your interests.

    Best Time To Visit

    For the mildest, comfortable weather and affordable room rates, the best times to visit Saint John, New Brunswick are April to May and September to October.


    You Should Know

    Saint John is the only city on the Bay of Fundy. Fundy National Park is one of the last wilderness areas in New Brunswick. Guided and custom tours are available at Rockwood Park.

  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Halifax, Nova Scotia

    The port city of Halifax is the capital of Nova Scotia. This waterfront city has it all: from galleries and museums to lighthouses to natural landscapes, you will never run out of things to do as a visitor to Halifax. One of the city's most notable facts is its link to the sinking of the Titanic, as recovered bodies from the disaster were taken to Halifax. You can peruse a collection of relics from the Titanic in the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Other things among so many that you might do is walk along the waterfront, take a brewery tour, shop the Seaport Farmers' Market or Spring Garden Road, or witness the beauty of Halifax Public Gardens. 

    Best Time To Visit

    Spring, summer, and fall are the best times to visit Halifax, though the city welcomes cruise tourists year-round. 


    You Should Know

    Halifax is best known for its seafood, so be sure to sample lobster, scallops, shrimp, mussels, and all types of fish offered at the city's many fine restaurants. Tours include Taste Tours Halifax and an amphibious tour called the Harbour Hopper. Halifax Free Walking Tours includes a tour through historic downtown.

  • Sydney, Nova Scotia
    Sydney, Nova Scotia

    Another Canadian port city marked by historic and cultural landmarks, Sydney, Nova Scotia offers many waterfront attractions. From beaches and hiking trails to lighthouses and coastal views on the Cabot Trail, you'll find plenty to do while enjoying the breath-taking views of the ocean. Walk, shop, canoe, kayak, or take a whale watching tour—if you're bored in Sydney, it's entirely your fault! 

    Best Time To Visit

    May through October is the suggested time to visit Nova Scotia.


    You Should Know

    With a six-month tourist season, prices could be somewhat high though still reasonable as part of your Canada cruise. Sydney is the largest urban area on Cape Breton Island.

  • Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
    Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

    The historic waterfront city of Charlottetown might not be the #1 stop for some Canada cruises, but it is definitely worth a visit if this port is available on your cruise. Small but filled with lots of adventures, Charlottetown is a picturesque city that lets you live the island life while experiencing culture and history as well. The city's Victorian architecture and heritage can be seen in the design of St. Dunstan's Basilica and the Beaconsfield Historic House; some of the city's history can be discovered at the Port-la-Joye/Fort Amherst National Historic Site; and the beautiful outdoors can be enjoyed in the boat tours, waterfront lunch cafes, and live music events at Peakes Wharf.

    Best Time To Visit

    As an island spot, it's best to visit Charlottetown during the summer months, when you can best experience the many outdoor attractions and events offered at this cruise destination. 


    You Should Know

    Some attractions do not open until July, and others close up before the end of August. You can still visit lighthouses and wineries, walk the city, and even take in the beautiful foliage if you choose to visit Charlottetown in the fall.

Canada Cruises When To Visit

Quick Facts

Between the months of May and October are best to take a Canada cruise; since Canada tends to experience early winters, it is hard to find available itineraries during the cold months. If you want to see whales—and who doesn't?—then you will want to take your Canada cruise at a particular time; for instance, the best chance to see whales in the Bay of Fundy is from July to September. In the summer, seals can be seen off Prince Edward Island.

  • Fall/Winter

    September and October are great months to take a Canada cruise if you wish to see the fall foliage along the coastline and during your excursions to port cities. Canada cruises are not generally available in the winter months.

  • Spring/Summer

    These are the best months to take a Canada cruise if you want to experience all of the outdoor activities offered at Canada cruise destinations. Also, some attractions, such as those on Prince Edward Island, tend to close outside of the mid- to late-summer months.

Canada Cruises Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Canada Cruise?

Sailing to port cities along the coast of Atlantic Canada, a Canada Cruise typically stops at Halifax, Quebec City, and Saint John. You could also see Prince Edward Island. Canada Cruises generally run between May and October; some cruise lines might offer Canada Cruises only during the summer months, while others have availability in both the summer and fall seasons. You could embark from some U.S. cities, including Baltimore, New York City, or Boston, or from Canada out of Montreal or Quebec. The length of a Canada Cruise is typically 7-10 days, though you could find cruise lines that run 5-6 days or 14 days. Roundtrip or one-way sailings are available. Many lines combine a Canada/New England Cruise that could include ports in Boston; Gloucester, Massachusetts; Bar Harbor, Maine; and New York.

What Comes with a Canada Cruise?

You can book an all-inclusive Canada Cruise and even save money if you bundle your transportation to and from the hometown port with the offer. The all-inclusive offer will cover food, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), gratuities, and shore excursions. You could arrange some excursions on your own if desired, but these will cost extra. Dining off-ship in port cities would not be covered unless food is part of off-shore excursions.

How Much Does a Canada Cruise Cost?

The price of a Canada Cruise will depend on the length of the trip (most Canada Cruises are 7 – 14 nights), destinations, excursions, the port of call, the number of people traveling in your party, and any other additional amenities. Prices might range between $800 per person to $3,000 per person, though you might find less or more expensive pricing in some cases. 

What is the Best Canada Cruise to Take?

The best Canada Cruise to take depends on whatever meets your individual expectations and desires and would be based primarily on destinations, the length of the cruise, and particular amenities. There are many options available and our team would be happy to help you choose the best possible trip for you. Please reach out today to take the first step toward an exciting cruise adventure to the Great White North! 

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