This is a little rugged, breathtakingly beautiful and slower-paced than an American itinerary. For the best views, go in autumn, but if you want an active cruise at a good price, summer itineraries offer shore-based hiking, cycling and other outdoor activities.
Sight seeing here depends on where your ship has docked, East coast or west coast
Some things to keep in mind include:
Capilano suspension bridge - The world's longest and highest suspension bridge and one of the regions top attractions
Granville Island public market - specialising in gourmety fish, cheese, fruit and bakery treats. There is also a small international food court here
Sweet corn pancakes
Canadian bacon with maple glaze
Poutine - A snack of french fries topped with cheese curds and hot gravy
there is a strong French and English influence here with foods varying depending on where in the country you are
Covering most of the northern part of the North American continent and with an area larger than that of the United States, Canada has an extremely varied topography. In the east, the mountainous maritime provinces have an irregular coastline on the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Atlantic. The St. Lawrence plain, covering most of southern Quebec and Ontario, and the interior continental plain, covering southern Manitoba and Saskatchewan and most of Alberta, are the principal cultivable areas. They are separated by a forested plateau rising from Lakes Superior and Huron.