Authentic | Canada & the Caribbean
Join Black Watch and discover Canada as it bursts into life during its famous
fall event. In less than four weeks, this expertly-designed itinerary gets under
the skin of Lonely Planet’s top country to visit in 2017. There’ll be opportunities
to experience the finest locations for viewing and photographing leaves and
landscapes overflowing with vibrant colour. Top spots include La Mauricie
National Park, the Laurentian Mountains and the Confederation Trail.
First up, Killybegs provides the perfect rugged
landscapes to whet your appetite for Canadian
exploration. Then once in St John’s, you can admire
incredible views of trees in all their vivid glory from
Signal Hill, or tour to Canada’s easternmost point,
Cape Spear. Next you’ll find attractions to suit all
tastes in Halifax. Explore leafy parks and gardens;
check out the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic; or
tour to the rustic fishing village of Peggy’s Cove.
Your next call, historic Charlottetown, is well-placed
for tours along the picturesque Confederation Trail,
with its rich forests painted apricot-orange, scarletred
and yellow. After that you’ll benefit from the
chance to relax in the small-town ambience of Baie-
Comeau, home to Maison de la Faune, where visitors
can learn about local wildlife.
All this before reaching Port Saguenay, where the
Saguenay Fjord National Park and Fjord Museum
await your discovery. Sailing the Saguenay River
comes next before a full day in classical Quebec City.
A spectacular display of fall foliage is in store when
touring to the Laurentian Mountains. The colours of
sugar maples, American beeches and more come to
life. Back in the city, your attention is sure to be drawn
to the UNESCO-listed Old Town, which is dominated
by the grand Château Frontenac.
Have your camera handy in Trois-Rivières as it’s the
starting point for exploring La Mauricie National Park
– a hiker’s paradise that showcases the vibrant
colours of the fall. Closer by, the Promenade de la
Poésie – made up of 400 panels displaying love
poems – makes for a delightful walk. Then, during a
day in stylish Montreal, a medley of traditional and
contemporary architecture includes the Olympic
Tower and the Basilique Notre-Dame.
Discover an abundance of natural beauty surrounding
Havre St Pierre – including the stunning landscapes
of the Mingan Archipelago – before reaching Corner
Brook, your final Canadian destination. Here you can
follow the footsteps of Captain Cook along the
coastline; admire panoramas from the Captain Cook
Monument; or tour to Gros Morne National Park.
Enjoy one last highlight as Black Watch calls into
vibrant Belfast, before you return home.
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