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Canada Adventure: CANADIAN PIONEER

Get soaked on a Niagara Falls boat cruise!.. Discover more on a wilderness canoe trip..See the sights of Toronto, Montreal and Quebec

Discover the spirit of the early settlers along Native American trade routes. Trek and canoe through wild landscapes, share stories around the campfire and explore a new land for yourself in some of the best National and Provincial Parks of the east. Plus we couldn't go without throwing in a few 21st century thrills for good measure.

Included Highlights

  • Canadian Wilderness canoe trip
  • Niagara Falls Maid of the Mist cruise
  • Scenic walks and hikes
  • Sightseeing in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City
  • National and Provincial Parks - Acadia and Algonquin
  • Walk the Freedom Trail in Boston
  • Swim in pristine natural lakes

Plus you get...

  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi (USA only)
  • All accommodation - 13 camping nights
  • All camping equipment (except sleeping bag)

Flexible Itinerary
Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best night stops, highlights, and included experiences, but with lots of optional activities to choose from, stops at some of your leaders favourite places and occasional changes in local conditions no two Trek trips are ever the same so come ready for a unique adventure.

Tour Itinerary
As this tour departs at 0730 we recommend that you book pre-tour accommodation. Please request hotel details at the time of booking.

Day 1: New York Area & Finger Lakes
Head off through New York State to the scenic Finger Lakes region. Visit the local wineries upstate or take a dip in those cool waters. From the pristine lakes, gorgeous waterfalls, and magnificent parks to the charming villages, one-of-a-kind museums, and unique shopping opportunities, the Finger Lakes has something for everyone to enjoy in all four seasons of the year. Settle in for the night to camp under the stars.
Accommodation: Camping included

Day 2: Niagara Falls/Toronto
Reaching the Canadian border, witness one of North America's best known natural attractions, Niagara Falls. Boy, are those pounding cascades easy on the eye and mighty on the ear. An included extreme close-up from the Maid of the Mist tour delivers sensory overload and a heap of spray as you marvel at the power of these falls. Try to imagine as the school teacher Annie Taylor first went over the falls in a wooden barrel in 1901!
Accommodation: Camping included

Day 3: Toronto
The native Hurons called this spot 'Toronto' or 'meeting place'. It still is, with over 70 nationalities mingling to vibrant effect. Pick up tasty tidbits at Kensington market, survey the head-spinning views from CN Tower, and follow your ears around the stomping music scene to soak up the multicultural buzz.
Accommodation: Camping included
Day 4-5: Algonquin Provincial Park
Out in the pristine Ontario wilds, set off on an unforgettable included wilderness canoe trip in the province's largest and best known parks. In true Canadian Pioneer spirit, portage paths connect the thousands of possible canoe routes to be taken. Listen for the 'laughter' of loons and howling wolves in the distance.
Accommodation: Camping included

Day 6: Ottawa
In Canada's capital, watch the changing of the guard, wander through Sparks Street Mall, the Rideau Centre and Sussex Street. Admire the outdoor vibe in this capital city's many green spaces as you munch on deep fried dough snacks. Or for the adrenaline junkie, why not try white water rafting.
Accommodation: Camping included

Day 7-8: Montreal
A true cultural mix is next on the agenda when visiting Montreal - the second largest city in Canada. Feel the charm of this 'European style' city with a kicking summer festival season, French culture and narrow lanes choc-a-block with quirky cafes and great shopping is the goods! Why not try Poutine; a local dish consisting of French fries and topped with a thick gravy. For the adventure seekers why not rip it up across Lachine Rapids by high-powered jet boat. 
Accommodation: Camping included

Day 9-10: Quebec City
Explore the streets of North America's only surviving walled city and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get snap happy around the Old Town, fuelled by warm pastries or lip-smacking local cheeses. Worthy of a visit is the Basilique Cathedrale - the Notre Dame de Quebec with its gold interior and ornate carving. 
Accommodation: Camping included

Day 11-12: Acadia National Park
Leaving Canada, we're back on US soil and heading to the only national park in New England, Acadia. It's crying out for trekking or mountain biking. If you're more of a water baby, sea kayak your way around scenic hidden coves.
Accommodation: Camping included

Day 13: Boston
Welcome to Bean Town! Relive the Revolution along the Freedom Trail or let Faneuil Hall's street performers, stores and eateries tell their own Bostonian tale. Lounge and watch the locals from the lawns of Boston Common, then pop across to the famous "Cheers" bar. Why not try the local taste sensation 'Daddy's Dough', a fried dough delicacy with toppings.
Accommodation: Camping included

Day 14: New York Area
We zip through Massachusetts and Connecticut en-route to the New York area and the end of our pioneering adventure. This tour is not scheduled to spend any time in New York City so make sure you book extra hotel nights and explore the sights and sounds of the Big Apple on your own. Splurge along Fifth Ave, hit the top of the Empire State Building, or soak up the trendy, laidback vibe of Greenwich Village before heading home.

This tour ends at our gateway hotel at approximately 17:00 hrs. We can book you post-tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00 hrs.

Duration: 
14 days

Gap Year Vitals

  • Location: Departs New York Area to New York
  • Duration: 14 days
  • Price: 14 days from £999

Contact

  • Address:
    TrekAmerica Travel Limited
    Grange Mills
    Weir Road
    London
    SW12 0NE
  • Telephone: 0333 999 7951
  • Website: www.trekamerica.co.uk

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