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Eastern Canada Holiday Package

Eastern Canada, also the Eastern provinces is generally considered to be the region of Canada east of Manitoba, consisting of the following provinces. Get on board the Eastern Canada Holiday Package, with options as per your time limit! Ontario is one of the ten provinces located in east-central Canada is home to the capital city of Ottawa, and the nation's most populous of Toronto.

Tourists flock heavily to the economy of Central Ontario, peaking during the summer months owing to the abundance of fresh water recreation and wilderness found there in reasonable proximity to the major urban centers. At other times of the year, hunting, skiing and snow mobiling are popular activities for the visitors. This region has some of the most vibrant fall colour displays anywhere on the continent, and tours directed at overseas visitors are organized to see them. Travellers may also visit the border cities with large casinos, the most popular amongst them being the Windsor Cornwall, Sarnia and Niagara Falls which is the key attraction around the globe!

Ottawa, Canada’s capital is located in Eastern Canada, within the province of Ontario and is situated on the south bank of the Ottawa River and contains the mouths of the Rideau River and Rideau Canal.

You would be fascinated to visit some novice museums and galleries around the vast area. The Maman sculpture by Louise Bourgeios a bronze cast of a spideris located at the National Gallery of Canada designed by famous architect Moshe Safdie.  The Canadian War Museum   houses plenty artifacts and was moved to an expanded facility.  The Canadian Museum of Nature underwent a major renovation and holds charisma for the tourists. Across the Ottawa River in Gatineau is the most frequently visited Canadian Museum of History. Which also houses the Canadian Children are Museum,  the Canadian Postal Museum and 3D IMAX theatre. The city is also home to the Canada Agriculture Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, the Canada Science and Technology Museum, Billings Estate Museum, Bytown Museum, Canadian Museum of Contemporary, Bytown Museum,Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Canadian Ski Museum, Currency Museum and the Portrait Gallery of Canada.   These are all important and historic sites in Ottawa and bear a significance in retaining its persona and flavour, showcasing its architectural splendour and historical legacy!

The Ottawa Little Theatre,   originally called the Ottawa Drama League, from its inception is the longest-running community theatre company.  The city has been the home of the National Arts Centre, a major performing arts venue that houses four stages and is home to the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra and Opera Lyra Ottawa.   The Great Canadian Theatre Company  specializes in the production of Canadian plays at a local level.

The Rideau Canal is the oldest continuously operated Canal system in North America and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the Central Chambers, the Central Experimental Farm and the Chateau Laurier,Confederation Square, the former Ottawa teacher’s training college,Langevin Block, Laurier House, and the Parliament Buildings, all being properties of cultural value and admired by tourists!  

The Eastern Canada Holiday Package could move you towards your next destination of Quebec which is also a province in east-central Canada.    

You could feast your eyes with a plethora of flora and fauna in this province. This is the place inhabited by large land wildlife mainly composed of the white-tailed deer, the moose, the muskox, the Caribou, the American black bear, and the polar bear. The average land wildlife includes the cougar the covote, the Eastern wolf, the bobcat Iwild cat), the Arctic fox,   Eastern grey squirrel, the snowshoe hare, the Groundhog, the Skunk, the raccoon, the chipmunk and the Canadian beaver.    Biodiversity of the estuary and gulf of Saint Lawrence River  consists of an aquatic mammal wildlife, of which most goes upriver through the estuary and the Saquenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park  until the lle d’Orleans (French for Orleans Island)  harbouring the blue whale, the beluga, the Minke whale   and the Harp Seal  (Earless seal). Among the Nordic marine animals, there are two particularly important to cite: the walrus and the narwhal. Inland waters are populated by small to large fresh water fish. Among the birds commonly seen in the southern inhabited part of Quebec are theAmerican robin, the house sparrow, the red-winged blackbird, the mallard, the common grackle, the blue jay, the American crow, the black-capped chickadee, some warblers and swallows, the starling and the rock pigeon, the double crested cormorant, the northern gannet, the European herring gull, great blue heron, the sandhill crane.

Tourists can have a whale of a time viewing the Fine arts which are displayed at the Quebec National Museum of Fine Arts, the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art and the Montreal Museum of several circus troupes that were created in recent decades, the most important being without any doubt the Cirque du Soleji.  Among these troops are contemporary, travelling and horseback circuses, such as Les Doigts de la Main Cirque.Eloize Cavalia , Kosmogonia Saka, and Cirque Akya presented outdoors under a tent or in venues similar to the Montreal Casino, the circuses attract, the Quebec Salon des métiers d'art  in many art galleries, bewildering the travelers with their vibrant and erstwhile shows and performances! While many works decorate the public areas, others are displayed in foreign other countries.

You could get the taste of the legacy when you look at the various buildings that reflect the architectural heritage that characterizes Quebec, such as religious buildings, city halls, houses of large estates, and other locations throughout the province.

Several sites, houses and historical works reflect the cultural aroma of this city, such as the Village Quebecois d’Antan the historical village of Val-Jalbert, the Fort Chambly, the national home of the Patriots, the Chicoutimi pulp mill (Pulperie de Chicoutimi), theLachine Canal, and the Victoria Bridge.   Strongly influenced by the presence of the Catholic Church, the development of the religious history of is provided by organizations like the Council of the religious heritage of Quebec.

Various museums tell the cultural history of Quebec, like the Museum of Civilization, the Museum of French America, the McCord Museum,   or the Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History InPointe-a-Calliere, displaying artifacts, paintings and other remains from the ancient and contemporary past.

 Most of these heritage sites and the tall skyscrapers around with the highways would define your enthusiasm in getting enchanted by the planned outdoors with their natural beauty and surroundings! On the Eastern Canada Holiday Package!!

Another destination could be Newfoundland and Labrador,   the most easternly province of Canada. The Long Range Mountains   on Newfoundland's west coast are the northeastern most extension of the Appalachian Mountains. 

Newfoundland is Canada’s fourth largest island and its provincial capital St. John’s is located on the southeastern coast. This island has the most Dorset culture archaeological sites such as the Beothuk and Mi’kmaq and encloses a few provincial parks such as the Barachois Pond Provincial Park considered to be a model forest, the Gros Morne National Park located on the west coast and designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its compex geology and an outstanding example of tectonics at work and also because of the remarkable enigmatic scenery around the premises , the largest park in Atlantic Canada and a popular tourist destination,  the Terra Nova National Park, on the island’s east side preserves the rugged geography of the Bonavista Bay region. and allows visitors to explore the historic interplay of land, sea and man. The L’Anse aux Meadows is an archaeological site located near the northernmost tip of the island and is the only known site of a Norse village in North America outside of Greenland and is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site being the only widely accepted site of the pre-columbian trans-oceanic contact. The island has many eco-tourism opportunities ranging from sea kayaking, camping, fishing and hunting, hiking. The International Appalachian Trail is being extended along the island’s mountainous west coast. The East Coast Trail extends through the Avalon Peninsula from St. John’s to Cappahayden. The Marble Mountain Ski Resort near the Corner Brook is a major attraction and frolic time in the winter for skiers in eastern Canada.

Nova Scotia or "New Scotland” is one of Canada’s three maritime provinces and constitutes one of the four Atlantic Canada provinces. The Welsford-Parker Monument in Halifax is the second oldest war monument in Canada and the only Crimean War monument in North America, notifying an important landmark with its unique stone sculpture. This province has long been a centre for artistic and cultural excellence and the capital, Halifax, hosts institutions such the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Neptune Theatre, Two Planks and a Passio Theatre, Ship’s Company Theatre and the Symphony Nova Scotia.  The province is home to avant-garde visual art and traditional crafting, writing and publishing and a film industry.

You could venture into some of the art galleries hosting the  most renowned artists whose works have been acquired by Nova Scotia such as the  British artist Joshua Reynolds in the  collection of Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and William J,  both have works in Province House Nova Scotia , Government House, the Halifax Club, Uniacke Estate.  Nova Scotia's tourism industry showcases its culture, scenery and coastline.

The city has many museums reflecting its ethnic heritage, including the Glooscap Heritage Centre,Grand-Pre National Historic Site, Hector Heritage Quay and Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia.  Others museums tell the story of its working history, such as the Cape Breton Miner’s Museum and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.  

There are several internationally renowned musicians and visitor centres in the home towns of Hank Snow, Rita MacNeil, and Anne Murray Centre. There are also numerous music and cultural festivals such as the Stan Rogers Folk Festival, Celtic Colours, the Nova Scotia Gaelic Mod, Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, the Atlantic Film Festival and the Atlantic Frionge Festival.   The National Historic Sites of Canada including the Habitation at Port-Royal, the Fortress of Louisbourg and Citadel Hill (Fort George) in Halifax.  

You could make an enthralling visit to the national parks, Kejimkujik and Cape Breton Highlands, and many other protected areas.   The Bay of Fundy has the highest tidal range in the world and the iconic Peggy’s Cove is internationally recognized and receives plenty of visitors a year.

Nova Scotia’s tourism campaign included advertising a fictional mobile phone called Pomegranate and establishing website, which after reading about "new phone" redirected to tourism information about the region.


The best way to approach shopping is by the area, looking at a stretch of several blocks on one street as a mini bazaar, with a collection of various shops which are selling varied products. There are Indian articles such as saris, gold jewellery, jars of pickles, music CDs and DVDs for the residents and tourists to indulge in their pleasures! Then there are huge shops and stores selling internationally branded high-end apparels, bags, shoes, accessories, belts, bags, shoes, boots, cosmetic and skincare products for both men and women. There are markets and stores which offer fantastic discounts on vintage furnishing, retro clothing, bric-a-brac, perfumes, deodorants skincare products and chocolates.  . There is a variety of eclectic artwork, antiques and collectibles that are also spread out in some stores, for the shopaholic to purchase. You could find huge bargains for accessories, shoes, cosmetics, home ware, crockery, cutlery and toys, for yourself and your family or to be taken as souvenirs.


Eastern Canada’s cuisine has many similarities with Acadian cuisine and has a strong French and Irish influence, although many aspects of Canadian aboriginal cuisine have also had a significant impact on this cuisine. Today there are nearly a hundred breweries and companies, including unibrouse, molson coors labatt, and many others including the production of wine, ice wine and ice cider. The province has produced cheese for centuries and is famed for oka cheese. The cuisine of the island provinces is typically Canadian with an emphasis on local seafood. The only truly endemic dish is the "donair”, a distant variant of the doner kebab that is made from thinly sliced beef meatloaf and uses a sweet condensed milk sauce. In most of the above cities, tourists would be able to satisfy their palate as there is a reasonable blend of International and Indian cuisine to cater to tourists from around the globe!


In general, most of Eastern Canada’s climate is classified as humid continental. Summers are warm and humid in Ottawa. Daytime temperatures are higher averaging many days with humidex annually. Snow and ice are dominant during the winter season. Ottawa receives heavy snowfall annually. Days above and nights below freezing point both occur in the winter. Most of the regions has warm to hot, humid summers and cold winters.  Southern and western Quebec, including most of the major population centers, have a humid continental climate with four distinct seasons having warm to occasionally hot and humid summers and often very cold and snowy winters.  The sea keeps winter temperatures slightly higher and summer temperatures a little lower on the coast than at places inland. All the places are recommended for a visit throughout the year, even offering freezing winters as an option, as there would be enough to keep them occupied indoors with the central heating system and experience thrill and frolic in the deep snow!

With plenty of options and much more to explore, you would surely be tempted to take another chance on the Eastern Canada Holiday Package!


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