Canada is the second largest country in the world meaning there’s certainly a lot to see. So much so, that it might take a few trips to see everything that’s worth seeing. And there’s certainly a lot that’s worth taking in.

A great part about visiting Canada is getting that European feel, without spending a lot of money on plane tickets. If you’ve decided to take your first Eastern Canada vacation, it’s important that you know where to visit and, most importantly, why you should mark it off your travel checklist.


Enchanting in both the winter and the summer, this popular Canadian city is steeped in history and brimming with culture. Try the poutine, a Canadian must-have, or visit the historical landmarks. If you’re visiting Quebec City, be sure to see:

  • Hotel du Parlement. This is where Quebec’s National Assembly meets. Tours are provided and you’ll learn about the Quebec and Canadian Government.
  • Parc de la Chute-Montmorency. One of the most beautiful attractions found within Quebec City, this is great for sightseeing or exercising (there are 487 stairs to climb throughout the park).
  • Museum of Civilization. If you’re a history buff, this should be on the top of your list. With a look at over 400 years of Quebec’s people and history, you’ll get to fully immerse yourself within the city’s background.


imultaneously modern and reminiscent of the past, Montreal is a vibrant Canadian city that is one of the country’s biggest attractions in and of itself. There’s much to do here, from carriage rides across the cobblestone streets to experiencing the active nightlife and restaurant scene. A few musts on your Montreal vacation include:

  • Place Jacque-Cartier. This historical square is the cultural hub of Montreal. Street artists, small shops, and any number of restaurants and hotels can be found here.
  • Notre Dame Basilica. Found in the historic district of the city, this is a site to behold due to its dramatic architecture.
  • Old Port of Montreal. Stretching along the St. Lawrence river, this old port was used as early as the 1600’s. Nowadays, it’s a great place to stroll and take in the city’s views.


If you’re one for the outdoors, then the province of Ontario would be ideal on your vacation through Eastern Canada. From parks to canyons to woods, this a great spot for the outdoor adventurer. You should be sure to see:

  • Lake Ontario. Perfect for paddling, you’ll get to see the skyline of Toronto from this scenic Great Lake.
  • Bruce Trail. Full of wildlife and fantastic for exercise, this trail is one of Ontario’s oldest – and best.
  • The Niagara Escarpment. This beautiful landform is perfect for rock climbing or bouldering.

We’ve highlighted just 3 of the areas you should visit on your Eastern Canada vacation – but there’s certainly even more to experience. So get started on planning and make sure you don’t miss a beat.