Canadian Connection West
Quebec City to Kingston
6 nights, 7 days
“What river is this?” asked Jacques Cartier of his Indian guide as he looked on the St. Lawrence.
“A river without end,” the Indian replied. And so it seems, as this cruise explores the staggering variety of one of the world’s great rivers.
Along its course you’ll experience the numerous attractions and extraordinary scenery of the Upper St. Lawrence. Quebec City, Canada’s showpiece, provides the venue for the beginning or end of your cruise.
Here you can experience the world charm and grace of “Old” Europe. You will encounter Quebec City’s unparalleled joie de vivre (love of life) found nowhere else in North America. Enjoy Old Quebec (the only walled city in North America) with its massive ramparts still bolstering the Plains of Abraham; and behold the imperial green-roofed towers of the legendary Chateau Frontenac. En route you will discover the magic of the Thousand Islands, the deep historical roots of “Loyalist Brockville” and the unique living community of Upper Canada Village. Between Montreal and Quebec City there are the “grassy Battures”, rich mudflat home to myriad species of birds. You will pass the “Segnieury” areas, the prominent village cathedrals of Quebec, and witness the awesome cliffs stretching up to the historic Plains of Abraham.
In Alphabetical Order
Thousand Islands Heritage Center
On Gananoque's waterfront there's a grand Victorian building designed in the tradition of the late 19th century two storey "grand cottage" with its expansive verandahs and a "widow's walk" lookout tower.
Upper Canada Village
Upper Canada Village ? parts of it formed with buildings moved from flooded lands ? is a living museum community that recreates the life, work, and development of the early settlements along the upper St. Lawrence River valley.
Harbour cruise, Montmorency Falls and the beauty of Quebec City at night, complimentary liqueurs
Self-guided walking tour material of the Old City for those interested - time permitting
Pass through Beauharnois Locks (2) Lower and Upper
Activities on Board
Shuffle Board, Parlor Games, Kite Flying
All times are approximate. This itinerary is subject to change without notice or incurring obligation. Currents, weather and seaway traffic may be modifying factors.