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Canadian Cascades: Niagara Falls to Montreal

Escape to defining cities and marvel at natural wonders on this extensive tour of Eastern Canada. Fly into Buffalo, New York and travel to Niagara Falls along the picturesque Canadian side. Explore the epic waterfalls and go on a Niagara Cruise. Travel to Toronto, North America’s fourth largest city. Tour this extraordinary cosmopolitan center with free time for your own discoveries in its diverse neighborhoods. Enjoy a boat tour on Alexandria Bay and visit Boldt Castle. Journey to Ottawa, Canada’s capital, for a dose of history with a visit to Crownland and have a walking tour of the island city of Montreal. In 1881, Mark Twain nicknamed Montreal “the city of a hundred steeples,” a comment on its many beautiful churches. Located in the Saint Lawrence River, appreciate the island’s distinct boroughs such as the city center with its gorgeous Gothic Revival Notre-Dame Basilica, the bohemian Plateau, and the historic cobblestoned French colonial neighborhoods of Vieux-Montréal.

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Hosted By: Erik Maitland

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Day 1 : Fly to Buffalo

We begin with a pleasant flight to Buffalo, New York and travel across the border to Niagara Falls, taking in unique beauty on the Canadian side of the grand waterfalls. We then check-in to our hotel for a three-night stay and have the remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 2 : Niagara Falls

This morning embark on a guided tour of the Niagara Falls area, exploring its unique oasis of natural wonder, capturing a stunning sample of Ontario geography including the Whirlpool Rapids and other remarkable natural wonders. Enjoy a Holiday Vacations Welcome Lunch as we mingle with new friends. Then we experience Niagara Parks’ Journey Behind the Falls, taking an elevator down to get close-up views and feel the power of the falls on the outdoor deck. Later, we have a serene stroll on Niagara Parks’ self-guided White Water Walk along the rapids of the park’s boardwalk.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 : Boat Tour

Today begins with a thrilling Hornblower Niagara Cruises™ boat tour. Sail as close as possible to the powerful falls as we journey through the Niagara Great Gorge, and cruise past famous Bridal Veil Falls, American Falls, and into the heart of Horseshoe Falls for an exhilarating experience. Then travel on an exciting Whirlpool Aero Car ride, high above the Niagara Gorge, with views of the phenomenal Niagara Whirlpool. Lunch today is a treat in the revolving restaurant atop Skylon Tower, 775 feet above Niagara Falls! Enjoy delectable food and marvelous views. There is free time this afternoon to explore more of the Niagara area, purchase any last souvenirs, or relax at the hotel. After dark, witness a spectacular light show that makes the falls glow in rich, gorgeous hues.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 : Scenic Queen Elizabeth Way

We depart Niagara Falls and travel north towards Toronto, driving around the western tip of Lake Ontario along scenic Queen Elizabeth Way. Halfway, we stop in Burlington to witness the lovely Royal Botanical Gardens. Then after lunch, we continue to Toronto, the fourth largest city in North America. We’ll check-in to our Toronto accommodations with the evening at leisure. Your Tour Director will help identify good options for dinner in the city.


Day 5 : Toronto

Seize the day with a tour of the eclectic city of Toronto. Comparable to New York City in size and diversity, the lively Canadian cosmopolitan center delights and intrigues with its varied neighborhoods including Old Town, the Main Square, Garden District, University of Toronto, Little Italy, Chinatown, Cabbagetown, Little Portugal, Liberty Village, Greektown, The Beaches, and abundant parks. In the Entertainment District near Inner Harbour, we ascend the CN Tower. Standing at nearly 2,000 feet, this observation and communications tower held the world’s record for tallest freestanding structure until 2007.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 : Alexandria Bay

This morning we travel to Alexandria Bay where we grab lunch on your own before our afternoon excursion. We embark on a delightful Uncle Sam Boat Tour and marvel at the deep green waters of the St. Lawrence River. Get a glimpse of the water boundary line between the United States and Canada! Later we check in to our Alexandria Bay accommodations for one night with dinner included.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 : Boldt Castle & Parliament Hill

Before we travel back into Canada, enjoy New York State's Thousand Islands region more as we board a water taxi to tour Boldt Castle on an island in the St. Lawrence River. This fortress of a mansion began as a frame cottage before its grand expansion by George Boldt in 1900 who oversaw the construction of what would be one of the biggest private homes in America in its day. We stop for lunch and journey back into Canada to Ottawa, the capital city. Witness Parliament Hill in Ottawa’s Crownland, downtown along the serene riverbanks. Originally a military base, the beautiful Gothic revival style edifice sits on lush greenery, complete with spires, miniature towers, and other evocative architecture that symbolize Canada’s national identity. We stay in Ottawa for two nights.


Day 8 : Ottawa

This morning we stop at the Canadian War Museum to learn about Canada’s military history. We then have a pleasant included lunch in Ottawa before an evening at leisure to relax and find your own discoveries in Canada’s Capital.


Day 9 : Montreal

We bid Ottawa goodbye this morning and travel towards Montreal with a detour at Sucrerie de la Montagne in Rigaud, a traditional sugar shack offering tours, entertainment, and handcrafted sweets. Tour the delightful shack and indulge in artisan fare during a Holiday Vacations Farewell Lunch with new friends. We have a lovely walking tour of the charming island city that blends history with natural beauty and contemporary life, where we stay the night.


Day 10 : Fly Home

We fly home with wonderful memories of our time in Eastern Canada.

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes

  • All airfare
  • All fuel surcharges, government fees, airport & departure taxes
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director
  • Motorcoach & Professional Driver
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • $100 Loyalty Credit for a future tour

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 3 nights at the DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa in Niagara Falls
  • 2 nights at the DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto Downtown
  • 1 night at the Riveredge Resort in Alexandria Bay
  • 2 nights at the Westin Hotel Ottawa
  • 1 night at the Delta Hotel by Marriott in Montreal

Attractions & Highlights

  • Niagara Falls area guided tour
  • Niagara Parks' Journey Behind the Falls
  • Niagara Parks' White Water Walk
  • Voyage to the Falls boat tour
  • Whirlpool Aero Car ride
  • Skylon Tower Observation Deck
  • Leisure time in Niagara Falls
  • Waterfall light shows
  • Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Toronto city tour
  • CN Tower
  • Leisure time in Toronto
  • Uncle Sam Boat Tour on the St. Lawrence River
  • Boldt Castle
  • Parliament Hill
  • Canadian War Museum
  • Leisure time in Ottawa
  • Sucrerie de la Montagne
  • Montreal city tour

12 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Holiday Vacations Welcome Lunch
  • Lunch at the Skylon Tower
  • Holiday Vacations Farewell Lunch at Sucrerie de la Montagne

Tour Dates & Pricing


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Final Payment Date: 06/14/2022

Tour Map for Canadian Cascades: Niagara Falls to Montreal

Departure Cities

KWQC TV Pickup Locations:

Davenport, IA - Best Western Plus SteepleGate Inn

Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport

Maquoketa, IA - AmericInn (formerly Centerstone Inn & Suites)

Rock Falls, IL - Walmart

Erik Maitland

Erik returned to KWQC in 2011 after spending 4 years in Minneapolis/St. Paul as the weekend meteorologist at KMSP-TV. Before that, he spent 13 years here at KWQC.

Erik studied Meteorology and Broadcasting at Arizona State University. He spent his first year forecasting at KPNX in Phoenix, and then a Midwestern career with stops in Traverse City, Michigan, and Mason City, Iowa, before heading to the Quad Cities.

Erik enjoys speaking to school kids about weather and entertaining community groups with talks about weather and television. Erik has two daughters, two sons-in-law and two grandchildren. His partner in crime is his cat named Rupert! Erik is a HUGE hockey fan and enjoys golfing, running, Nordic walking, SCUBA diving and kayaking. He has completed 3 Quad Cities Marathons and numerous Bix 7s.

Join Erik and KWQC-TV6 viewers on this fabulous trip of a lifetime.