For the last weeks we’ve been travelling by Canada, enjoying a journey through one of the many corners of this enormous country (the second by size in the world) that could last months just beginning to discover it.
And now, as usual, we’ll describe for the next weeks a Canada “tour guide”, with places to visit, pics, tips, hotels and, for the first time, some videos of the places we’ve visited.
In our journey we have visited Toronto, Niagara (on the Canadian side), the Algonquin Provincial Park, Quebec, the Saguenay National Park and Montreal, dividing our time between cities and nature, traveling many kilometres, watching animals everywhere (specially squirrels, birds and whales).
We’ve been at the world’s second highest tower, in one of the oldest natural parks, in North America’s oldest city… This guide will be longer than usual, but it’s worth it. I’ll try to follow a chronological order, but maybe at some point I can go back or forward…
In this introduction you’ll find a summarized description of our route guide around Canada, a list of the stages we made during the travel and a map.
It’s been a long trip (3.800 km in 3 weeks) where we have enjoyed some of the great possibilities of such a huge country. And we’ve just walked a little corner of it, around the East coast… Canada is a country that requires several months for truly know it. Our route went by part of the provinces of Ontario (Anglophone) and Quebec (Francophone), and we visited some great cities, national and provincial parks and one of that natural wonders that appear in many books and movies.
This was our route map:
Description of the stages:
- Montreal. After landing in Montreal, we picked our rented car and began the route to Toronto. Cornwall served us to spend the night at a B&B and avoid the effort of driving after the plane trip.
- Toronto. We visited here the Financial District, the CN Tower, Yonge St. commercial area, Spadina Ave, Queens St., Kings St., the beaches over Saint Lawrence…
- Niagara. We couldn’t help visiting this icon, one of the world’s natural wonders.
- Algonquin Provincial Park. A few days in a cabin in front of Hay Lake, at the border of this old provincial park, enjoying the nature and the stillness.
- Quebec City, capital of French Canada, with its remarkable Frontegnac Castle, the walled city (the only one above Mexico) and its European look.
- Tadoussac and Saguenay-Saint Laurent National Park, perfect for some other calm days and whale watching.
- Montreal. The last stage of the trip, where the Mount Royal Park, Chinatown and the Olympic city stand out.