Cruising? Canada has the longest coastline in the world — 24,4781 kilometres, to be exact — and three oceans, the Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic. As if you needed more, here are six reasons to take a cruise in Canada.
1,000 Islands, Ontario: Wind along the St. Lawrence River in search of 400 years worth of long-lost schooners, barges and freighters.
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador: Cruise through The Narrows out of St. John’s and into Iceberg Alley. You can see and hear them calving. Finish the day with a shot of vodka made from 10,000-year-old H20.
North of Quebec City, Quebec: Take in the Saguenay-St. Lawrence River on a whale-watching expedition up to Tadoussac Bay. Visit a French-Canadian town; spot minke and humpback, plus three species of seals.
BC Ferries’ Passage Wilderness Circle Tour is an easy way to explore British Columbia’s wild north, most of which is road-less. The area between Vancouver Island and Prince Rupert is habitat to eagles, bears and orcas.
Add this one to the life list: a cruise through the Northwest Passage at the top of Canada in Nunavut—Inuit culture, plus polar bears, narwhal, seals and seabirds.
Niagara, Ontario: Hornblower Canada’s Voyage to the Falls takes you right up close to six million cubic feet of water per minute. And you’ll stand next to the 173-foot drop at Horseshoe Falls. Yes, you’ll need that raincoat!