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Scenic Wonders of Newfoundland and Labrador

14 Day Canada Tour from St. John's to Deer Lake

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14 Days
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Canada

15 Cities

St. John's, Brigus, Clarenville, Cape Bonavista, Terra Nova National Park, Gander, Twillingate, King's Point, Gros Morne, St. Anthony, Blanc-Sablon, L'Anse-au-Clair, Red Bay, Corner Brook, Deer Lake

22 Meals

7 Dinners, 13 Breakfasts, 2 Lunchs

Active

Faster paced with mix of 1 and 2-night stays in each destination. Requires walking to participate in top sites.

Average group size average 48-52
Tour brand Trafalgar

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Wild beauty, hospitality, and centuries of maritime traditions await you on this Canadian tour. Each day brings a new adventure: meeting local fisherman, watching for whales and puffins, touring a nineteenth-century lighthouse, visiting a scallop farm and tasting your way around an Auk Island winery.

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Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1

Greetings St. John's

The colorful row houses of St. John’s add character to North America’s oldest English city, which is the launch pad to your memorable journey through Canada’s easternmost provinces. You’ll have the day to recover after your travels before joining your Travel Director and fellow travelers this evening for a Welcome Reception.

Harbour in St John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Accommodation Hilton Garden Inn St. John's Newfoundland
Included Meals Dinner

Day 2

Enjoy St. John's Sightseeing

Nature takes center stage this morning as we board the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve Boat Tour, keeping a keen eye out for puffins and whales (in season) in their natural habitat as you are in the largest Atlantic puffin sanctuary in North America. 

Atlantic Puffins in St John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Accommodation Hilton Garden Inn St. John's Newfoundland
Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch
Dive Into Culture Witless Bay Ecological Reserve Boat Tour in Newfoundland, Canada
Witless Bay Ecological Reserve Boat Tour

As we board the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve Boat Tour, keep an eye out for Atlantic puffins and whales (seasonal) in their natural habitat. Depe...

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Dive Into Culture

Iconic Experience
St. John's Sightseeing

Embark on a city tour of St. John's, including a stop at Cape Spear, the most eastern point of North America.

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Iconic Experience

Day 3

Explore Signal Hill And Quidi Vidi

This morning brings a visit to a National Historic Site, Signal Hill, where there will be a spectacular view of the Atlantic and the site of St. John's Harbor defenses from World War II. Then visit the charming little fishing neighborhood of Quidi Vidi, with colorful cottages and fishing stages. The afternoon will include a visit and demonstration to a local brewery where you will sample famous house brews including their Iceberg Beer, made with 20,000-year-old iceberg water. Later back in St. John’s an educational experience awaits at The Rooms Cultural Center. Packed with a collection of exhibits and frequent events being held, you will leave The Rooms an expert in the history, culture and heritage of Newfoundland and Labrador. From there you will have the rest of the afternoon free to explore as you wish. The day’s adventure will conclude with a traditional dinner and ceremony making you and your fellow travelers “honorary Newfoundlanders”.

Lighthouse in St. Pierre, Canada
Accommodation Hilton Garden Inn St. John's Newfoundland
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Iconic Experience
Visit Signal Hill and Quidi Vidi

Visit Signal Hill which offers sweeping views of the Atlantic and the site of Cabot Tower, where the first Trans-Atlantic wireless message was rece...

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Iconic Experience

Iconic Experience
Quidi Vidi Brewery Visit and Tasting

Visit Quidi Vidi Brewery for a flavor profile demonstration and tasting of several house brews including their Iceberg Beer, made with 20,000 year ...

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Iconic Experience

Must-see Highlights
The Rooms Modern Cultural Center

Embark on an educational experience at The Rooms Cultural Center where you can enjoy the collection of exhibits and frequent events being held. 

Included in Trip

Must-see Highlights

Dive Into Culture
Screech-in Ceremony

Newfoundland brings new sights, languages, foods and traditions with every city. In St. John’s, join a one-of-a-kind experience, the Screech-in Cer...

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Dive Into Culture

Day 4

Go Back in Time to Olde English Settlements

The first stop this morning will be the small town of Cupids, the second oldest English settlement in North America, rich in architecture and archaeological sites. Then depart to the Town of Brigus, known for it’s old-style architecture and once strategic location, still home to many local fishermen. As you explore on your own and take in the English, Irish, and Welsh heritage, the journey will lead to Brigus tunnel where a stunning view of the wharf awaits. As the day comes to an end, depart for Clarenville and enjoy the rest of the night at leisure.

Sea and Mountains in Marystown, Canada
Accommodation Quality Hotel Clarenville
Included Meals Breakfast
Dive Into Culture
Cupids and Brigus Townships

Visit Cupids, the second oldest English Settlement in North America. The small town is celebrated for its architecture and archaeological sites. Th...

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Dive Into Culture

Day 5

Uncover The Natural Beauty of Bonavista

Admire the rugged beauty of the Bonavista Peninsula as you embark on an included tour of the Lighthouse on Cape Bonavista. Built in the mid-19th century, the lighthouse is one of the few in the world you can still climb to see the same seal oil-fueled light used at the time to warn ships of the unforgiving coastline. See if you can spot whales, icebergs and puffins (in season) like the lighthouse keepers of yesteryear once did. Continue to the historic little Newfoundland town of Trinity, to meet a Local Specialist for a walking tour. Then continue on to Clarenville.

Whale Tail in Cape Bonavista, Canada
Accommodation Quality Hotel Clarenville
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Must-see Highlights Visit Cape Bonavista Lighthouse in Newfoundland, Canada
See a Lighthouse in Cape Bonavista

Visit the Lighthouse on Cape Bonavista and see if you can spot whales, icebergs and puffins (in season).

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Must-see Highlights

Iconic Experience Take a guided walking tour of Trinity town in Newfoundland, Canada
Town of Trinity Walking Tour

Join a Local Specialist on a walking tour of Trinity, a magical little town. Learn about the colorful history of its inhabitants, the Beothuk peopl...

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Iconic Experience

Day 6

Discover The Impact of Gander

Join a Local Specialist this morning for a guided walk in Terra Nova National Park to Blue Hill Lookout for spectacular views of the sounds, inlets, islands and ponds. After exploring the headlands and forests of this rugged landscape, you’ll have worked up an appetite. You’ll join a Local Specialist for a tour of Gander, which served as inspiration for the international Broadway musical, "Come from Away." Learn about the significant role this small Newfoundland community played during the 9/11 disaster when thousands of air passengers were suddenly rerouted to the town moments after the terrorist attack. 

Road with a View of Gander, Canada
Accommodation Sinbad's Hotel and Suites, Gander
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience Take a guided walk through Terra Nova National Park in Newfoundland, Canada
Guided Walk in Terra Nova National park

Join a local specialist this morning for a guided walk in Terra Nova National Park. You'll encounter a landscape of sheltered inlets, headlands and forests.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Must-see Highlights Learn about the significant role this small Newfoundland community played during the 9/11 disaster in Gander, Canada
Gander Beyond Words & 9/11 History

Join a local specialist for a tour around Gander, which served as inspiration for the international Broadway musical "Come from Away," Learn about ...

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Must-see Highlights

Day 7

Tour Enchanting Twillingate

Embark on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience and discover the existence and demise of an extinct people when you visit the Beothuk Interpretation Center, which reveals the history of a now vanished language and culture. After lunch In Twillingate, visit Auk Island Winery for a tour and tasting experience, savoring the flavors of Newfoundland berries and fruits. Finish another big day delving into the art of wooden boat building over a Dive into Culture experience. You'll love meeting a local boat builder to hear about this art which has been handed down from generation to generation.     

Iceberg in Twilingate, Canada
Accommodation Sinbad's Hotel and Suites, Gander
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Visit The Beothuk Interpretation Center in Newfoundland, Canada
Beothuk Interpretation Center

Discover the existence and demise of an extinct people when you visit the Beothuk Interpretation center, which reveals the history of a now vanished language and culture.

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MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

Dive Into Culture Visit a Boat Building workshop in Twillingate, Canada
The Art of Boatbuilding

Meet a local boat builder in Twillingate to hear about this art which has been handed down from generation to generation.

Included in Trip

Dive Into Culture

Must-see Highlights Dive into culture with a tour and tasting experience at Auk Island Winery, Newfoundland, Canada
Auk Island Winery

You'll love this tour and tasting experience at Auk Island Winery, savoring the flavors of Newfoundland berries and fruits.

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Must-see Highlights

Day 8

Uncover Earth's Secrets At Gros Morne National Park

Our first stop today is the Whale Pavilion in King’s Point where we’ll see the 50-ft skeleton of a whale on display. We enjoy lunch at a local restaurant on the scenic shoreline of Green Bay before embarking on a guided walk with a Local Specialist inside the UNESCO-listed Gros Morne National Park. Enjoy a rare opportunity to walk upon the exposed Earth’s mantle along the Tableland’s Trail. This evening, enjoy a Be My Guest dinner at The Fish Sheds, an authentic fishing shed decorated with authentic fishing industry artifacts overlooking Bonne Bay.

Western Brook Pond in Gros Morne National Park, Canada
Accommodation Fisherman's Landing Inn, Gros Morne National Park
Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Must-see Highlights Join a local specialist on a guided walk of UNESCO-listed Gros Morne National Park, Canada
Guided Walk at Gros Morne National Park

Join a local specialist on a guided walk of UNESCO- listed Gros Morne National Park. Enjoy a rare opportunity to walk upon the exposed Earth's mant...

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Must-see Highlights

Be My Guest Enjoy dinner at The Fish Sheds in Newfoundland, Canada
Fish Sheds Dinner

Dine at the Fish Sheds, adorned with fishing artifacts and enjoy the scenic view of Bonne Bay.

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Be My Guest

Day 9

Voyage Through Gros Morne National Park

Board your choice of boat tours this morning to explore Gros Morne National Park your way. Enjoy live commentary about the geological wonders and rich cultural history of the bay or explore a spectacular glacier-carved land-locked fjord. Later, we’ll visit the Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse to learn about the cultural heritage of the park.

Kayaking in Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland, Canada
Accommodation Fisherman's Landing Inn, Gros Morne National Park
Included Meals Breakfast
Must-see Highlights Visit the Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse, Rocky Harbour, Canada
Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse

Visit the scenic Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse and breathe in the sea air.

Included in Trip

Must-see Highlights

Iconic Experience
Gros Morne National Park Boat Tour

Board your choice of boat tour this morning to explore the Gros Morne National Park your way. Enjoy live commentary about the geological wonders an...

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Iconic Experience

Day 10

Taste The Wilderness At Arches Provincial Park

An early start to the day sees us trace the rugged coastline of Western Newfoundland with a stop at Arches Provincial Park. We’ll visit L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site for a tour of the UNESCO-listed 11th-century Viking settlement with a Local Specialist.

Arches Provincial Park in Newfoundland, Canada
Accommodation Hotel North, St. Anthony
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Iconic Experience Arches Provincial Park in Newfoundland, Canada
Arches Provincial Park

Trace the rugged and scenic coastline of Western Newfoundland with a stop at Arches Provincial Park, a unique natural rock archway created by tidal action.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Must-see Highlights Take a tour of L'Anse Aux Meadows National Historic Site in Newfoundland, Canada
L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site

Continue to L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site for a tour of the UNESCO-listed 11th century Viking settlement with a Local Specialist.

Included in Trip

Must-see Highlights

Day 11

Shuck Scallops In Blanc Sablon

Our first stop on today’s journey to Labrador is in scenic Fisher Point. We’ll take the ferry to Labrador in the afternoon, arriving in Blanc Sablon where we’ll Dive Into Culture during a visit to a scallop farm and learn how to shuck a scallop like a local. Taste the difference between a live and cooked scallop accompanied with wine.

Scallop Dinner in Blanc Sablo, Canada
Accommodation Northern Light Inn
Included Meals Breakfast
Dive Into Culture Visit Blanc Sablon and enjoy cooked scallop accompanied with wine, Canada
Blanc Sablon Scallop Farm

Learn how to shuck a scallop like a local at a farm in Blanc Sablon.

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Dive Into Culture

Day 12

Voyage Back In Time At Red Bay

Join a Local Specialist this morning for a guided tour of the UNESCO-listed Red Bay National Historic Site, once a major whaling point on the Atlantic. You’ll see the tallest lighthouse of Atlantic Canada, Point Armor Lighthouse. 

Inukshuks at Red Bay, Canada
Accommodation Northern Light Inn
Included Meals Breakfast
Must-see Highlights
Point Amour Lighthouse

The must sees continue at Point Amour Lighthouse. You’ll stand in awe as you look up to the tallest lighthouse in Atlantic Canada on the limestone ...

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Must-see Highlights

Day 13

Unmask The Ancient History Of Newfoundland

We leave Labrador, now bound for Newfoundland on the ferry. Encounter millennia of human history at the crossroads of four ancient cultures in Port aux Choix National Historic Site. This evening we enjoy a Farewell Dinner with new friends at one of Trafalgar’s Stays with Stories where we’ll stay overnight.

Point Riche Lighthouse in Newfoundland, Canada
Glynmill Inn, Corner Brook View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner

Glynmill Inn, Corner Brook

About the Hotel

Corner Brook, Canada

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Trafalgar Difference Stay at The Glynmill Inn in Newfoundland, Canada
Glynmill Inn

Stay at The Glynmill Inn, a Tudor-style 'Staff House' built for senior executives of the Newfoundland Pulp and Paper Company in the early 1900s.

Included in Trip

Trafalgar Difference

Must-see Highlights Visit Port aux Choix National Historic Site on New Foundland Island, Canada
Port aux Choix National Historical Site

Encounter a millennia of human history at the crossroads of four ancient cultures in Port aux Choix National Historic Site.

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Must-see Highlights

Day 14

Depart Corner Brook

Your fantastic journey comes to an end as you head to Deer Lake Regional Airport Complimentary airport drop off is scheduled for 10:00 AM. Please be aware when booking flights.

Wildflower with view of Deer Lake, Canada
Included Meals Breakfast

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Dive Into Culture
Witless Bay Ecological Reserve Boat Tour

As we board the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve Boat Tour, keep an eye out for Atlantic puffins and whales (seasonal) in their natural habitat. Depe...

See More
Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
St. John's Sightseeing

Embark on a city tour of St. John's, including a stop at Cape Spear, the most eastern point of North America.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Visit Signal Hill and Quidi Vidi

Visit Signal Hill which offers sweeping views of the Atlantic and the site of Cabot Tower, where the first Trans-Atlantic wireless message was rece...

See More
Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Quidi Vidi Brewery Visit and Tasting

Visit Quidi Vidi Brewery for a flavor profile demonstration and tasting of several house brews including their Iceberg Beer, made with 20,000 year ...

See More
Included in Trip
Must-see Highlights
The Rooms Modern Cultural Center

Embark on an educational experience at The Rooms Cultural Center where you can enjoy the collection of exhibits and frequent events being held. 

Included in Trip
Dive Into Culture
Screech-in Ceremony

Newfoundland brings new sights, languages, foods and traditions with every city. In St. John’s, join a one-of-a-kind experience, the Screech-in Cer...

See More
Included in Trip
Dive Into Culture
Cupids and Brigus Townships

Visit Cupids, the second oldest English Settlement in North America. The small town is celebrated for its architecture and archaeological sites. Th...

See More
Included in Trip
Must-see Highlights
See a Lighthouse in Cape Bonavista

Visit the Lighthouse on Cape Bonavista and see if you can spot whales, icebergs and puffins (in season).

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Town of Trinity Walking Tour

Join a Local Specialist on a walking tour of Trinity, a magical little town. Learn about the colorful history of its inhabitants, the Beothuk peopl...

See More
Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Guided Walk in Terra Nova National park

Join a local specialist this morning for a guided walk in Terra Nova National Park. You'll encounter a landscape of sheltered inlets, headlands and forests.

Included in Trip
Must-see Highlights
Gander Beyond Words & 9/11 History

Join a local specialist for a tour around Gander, which served as inspiration for the international Broadway musical "Come from Away," Learn about ...

See More
Included in Trip
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
Beothuk Interpretation Center

Discover the existence and demise of an extinct people when you visit the Beothuk Interpretation center, which reveals the history of a now vanished language and culture.

Included in Trip
Dive Into Culture
The Art of Boatbuilding

Meet a local boat builder in Twillingate to hear about this art which has been handed down from generation to generation.

Included in Trip
Must-see Highlights
Auk Island Winery

You'll love this tour and tasting experience at Auk Island Winery, savoring the flavors of Newfoundland berries and fruits.

Included in Trip
Must-see Highlights
Guided Walk at Gros Morne National Park

Join a local specialist on a guided walk of UNESCO- listed Gros Morne National Park. Enjoy a rare opportunity to walk upon the exposed Earth's mant...

See More
Included in Trip
Be My Guest
Fish Sheds Dinner

Dine at the Fish Sheds, adorned with fishing artifacts and enjoy the scenic view of Bonne Bay.

Included in Trip
Must-see Highlights
Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse

Visit the scenic Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse and breathe in the sea air.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Gros Morne National Park Boat Tour

Board your choice of boat tour this morning to explore the Gros Morne National Park your way. Enjoy live commentary about the geological wonders an...

See More
Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Arches Provincial Park

Trace the rugged and scenic coastline of Western Newfoundland with a stop at Arches Provincial Park, a unique natural rock archway created by tidal action.

Included in Trip
Must-see Highlights
L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site

Continue to L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site for a tour of the UNESCO-listed 11th century Viking settlement with a Local Specialist.

Included in Trip
Dive Into Culture
Blanc Sablon Scallop Farm

Learn how to shuck a scallop like a local at a farm in Blanc Sablon.

Included in Trip
Must-see Highlights
Point Amour Lighthouse

The must sees continue at Point Amour Lighthouse. You’ll stand in awe as you look up to the tallest lighthouse in Atlantic Canada on the limestone ...

See More
Included in Trip
Trafalgar Difference
Glynmill Inn

Stay at The Glynmill Inn, a Tudor-style 'Staff House' built for senior executives of the Newfoundland Pulp and Paper Company in the early 1900s.

Included in Trip
Must-see Highlights
Port aux Choix National Historical Site

Encounter a millennia of human history at the crossroads of four ancient cultures in Port aux Choix National Historic Site.

Included in Trip

About this trip

Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
Optional Experiences and free time
Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
All transport and transfers shown
Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

What to expect

Explore Trinity Walking Tour, Terra Nova National Park Guided Walk, Gander, Gros Morne National Park, L’ Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, Learn how to shuck a scallop at a working scallop farm, join a Screech-in Welcome Ceremony that will make you an honorary Newfoundlander.
Discover St. John's
Visit Cape Spear National Historic Site, Signal Hill National Historic Site, Cupid and Brigus Townships, Cape Bonavista, Red Bay National Historic Site, Point Amour Lighthouse, Port au Choix National Historic Site
Scenic Cruise along iconic Witless Bay and Gros Morne National Park
Scenic Drive along the rugged coastline of Western Newfoundland with a stop at the Arches Provincial Park

Hand-Picked Hotels

Stay at highly rated hotels in desirable locations offering superb service, superior rooms with comfy beds to rest in.

Glynmill Inn, Corner Brook

Canada

  • Official Languages across Canada: English the official language of Canada.
  • Currency used in Canada: The currency of Canada is the Canadian Dollar (C$).
  • Capital Cities:: The capital of Canada is Ottowa.
  • Time Zone(s) in USA & Canada: Several time zones are used across different regions of Canada to establish standard time: Eastern Standard Time (EST), Central Standard Time (CST), Mountain Standard Time (MST), Pacific Standard Time (PST), Atlantic Standard Time (AST), and Newfoundland Standard Time (NST). It's important to note that some regions within each time zone may observe daylight saving time, which would result in a one-hour shift during the daylight saving time period.

USA & Canada passport, visa, and entry requirement information for US citizens.

  • Passport: Your passport should have at least two blank pages for entry stamps. Your passport is valid for at least six months beyond the conclusion of your trip
  • Visa Requirement: A visa is not required to enter Canada.
  • Entry Requirements: You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to getours.com/travel-requirements-restrictions.

The weather and climate in Canada vary significantly due to its vast size and diverse geography. In general, Canada experiences four distinct seasons: spring, summer, fall, and winter. The country's northern regions have a subarctic and arctic climate characterized by extremely cold winters and short, cool summers. The central and eastern regions have a temperate climate with warm summers and cold winters, while the western coastal areas have a milder maritime climate with mild winters and cool summers. Canada also has various microclimates due to its mountain ranges, such as the Rockies, which can bring significant variations in weather patterns. The Canadian Rockies encompass a large area that includes national parks such as Banff, Jasper, Yoho, and Kootenay.

The weather in the Canadian Rockies can vary widely depending on the time of year and the specific location within the region. Typically, weather in the Rockies looks like this over the seasons:

  • Spring (March to May) is a transitional period, with temperatures gradually warming up. Snow can still be present in higher elevations during early spring. Weather can be unpredictable, with a mix of sunny days, rain, and occasional snow showers.
  • In Summer (June to August), the peak tourist season, expect milder weather and longer daylight hours. Daytime temperatures are generally pleasant, ranging from mild to warm. Be prepared for cooler temperatures in the evenings, especially at higher elevations.
  • Fall (September to October), is also a popular time for visitors due to the stunning fall foliage and fewer crowds. Daytime temperatures start to cool down, and nights can get quite chilly. September can still offer pleasant hiking weather, but by October, snow can start to fall in higher elevations.
  • Winter (November to February) brings colder temperatures, snow, and a popular skiing and snowboarding season. Daytime temperatures can range from chilly to very cold, especially at higher elevations. Winter activities like skiing, snowshoeing, and ice skating are popular. Be prepared for road closures and limited access to certain areas due to heavy snowfall.

Keep in mind that weather conditions can change rapidly in mountainous regions, so it's essential to be prepared for a range of temperatures and conditions regardless of the time of year. If you're planning a trip to the Canadian Rockies, it's a good idea to check the weather forecast and pack layers to stay comfortable and adaptable to changing weather conditions.

Additionally, Canada is known for its heavy snowfall in many regions during winter, particularly in the provinces of Quebec and Ontario.

On-Tour Luggage & Carry-On Bag Size Limits

Luggage: Each guest traveling may bring one suitcase no larger than 30” x 18” x 10" and weighing no more than 50 lb

Carry-On Bag: *Restricted to one piece per person, not to exceed 12” x 11” x 6”

  • *Please note: A "carry-on bag" on a tour coach is not the same as a "carry-on" for a flight. Because our coaches have large windows to enjoy the view, there is minimal space to store large items securely overhead or under the seats. A "carry-on bag" may be a soft-sided daypack, purse, backpack, tote bag, or the like. Because we value our guests' safety, small rolling suitcases or bags with telescopic handles are not permitted. In order to guarantee a smooth trip, guests are not permitted to store an additional "carry-on" bag beneath the coach with the luggage. 

So your driver and any hotel porters can safely lift and transport your suitcase throughout your vacation, we strongly recommend that you test the weight of your baggage prior to travel. You should be able to lift and comfortably transport it for short distances. 

Baggage allowances vary from airline to airline, and you should check with your chosen carrier for details prior to travel.

Packing Tips for Your Tour

Packing for a guided tour will vary depending on the duration of the trip, the time of year, and the activities planned. Here is a general packing list to help you get started:

Clothing:

  • Comfortable walking shoes: Comfortable walking shoes. Canada offers a vast range of terrains. To make the most of your trip, it is vital to pack shoes that can cater to all your activities. We suggest shoes you can wear for light hikes or long walks. 
  • Lightweight, breathable clothing: Pack clothes suitable for the season. Bring a mix of short-sleeved tops, lightweight pants or skirts, and a few long-sleeved options for cooler evenings for the summer months, and long-sleeved and heavier layers for early Spring, Fall, and Winter.
  • Layers: From the snowy peaks of the Rockies to the coastal regions, you’ll encounter a myriad of climates. To ensure you're ready for any situation, it's wise to pack adaptable, layered clothing. We advise you to bring a light jacket or sweater and a scarf for layering, especially in Spring or Fall. 
  • Nice evening wear: You may wish to wear a dressier outfit if you plan on dining in an elegant restaurant, for example. Smart-casual clothes are usually acceptable for all included daytime and evening activities throughout your tour.
  • Rain Gear: It's always a good idea to pack a compact rain jacket or umbrella.

Sun Protection:

  • Hat, sunglasses, UV-protective clothing.
  • Sunscreen with high SPF. If you're visiting any coastal areas, bring reef-safe sunscreen formulated without harmful chemicals known to be damaging to coral reefs and marine life. Traditional sunscreens often contain ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate, which have been found to contribute to coral bleaching and negatively impact marine ecosystems. Look for sunscreens with certifications such as "Reef Safe," "Coral Safe," or "Ocean-Friendly" to ensure they are environmentally friendly.

Medications and First Aid:

  • Any prescription medications you need. (See more below under Health & Wellness)
  • Basic first aid kit with adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, etc.

Toiletries:

  • Travel-sized toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner, soap, and toothpaste.
  • Travel towel (quick-drying and compact).
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes.
  • A washcloth and carry bag (often not available in hotels abroad).

Electronics:

  • A camera: You’re traveling to see extraordinary scenery and sites. So that you don't miss a single moment, bring a trustworthy camera. Check out our travel photography tips for capturing the best photos of your trips. If you feel comfortable, you can also try the camera on your phone. However, if you want to zoom in or capture moving objects, a camera might be your best bet.
  • Mobile phone.
  • Chargers for each electronic you bring.
  • Portable power bank for charging devices on the go.

Miscellaneous:

  • A travel-friendly daypack or bag to carry your essentials during excursions.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Reusable water bottle. At GET, we’re all about caring for our planet, and with that in mind, we always recommend that you pack a reusable water bottle for your trip. Bringing your own reusable water bottle or asking for tap water at restaurants means you can make a difference by reducing your vacation plastic waste.
  • A small travel alarm.
  • A travel iron if you like your clothes to be pressed.
  • A travel pillow.

Optional:

  • A new, blank journal to document your trip. Don't know your travel journal style? Find out here!
  • Ziplock bags (storing snacks, toiletries, and keeping things organized).
  • Small travel hair dryer

Remember to pack light and versatile items that can be mixed and matched for different outfits. Laundry facilities are often available, or you can have your clothes laundered at hotels during your trip. It's also a good idea to pack a small bag or backpack to bring on the coach for day trips and excursions, leaving your larger luggage at the hotel.

Electricity

As an American traveler going on a guided tour of Canada, there are a few essential things to know about electricity and adaptors to ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience. 

  • Voltage and Plug Type: Canada operates on a standard voltage of 120V and a frequency of 60Hz, which is similar to the electricity standards in the United States. This means that most American electronic devices, including laptops, smartphones, and camera chargers, will work in Canada without the need for a voltage converter.
  • Compatibility: In Canada, you'll likely only need a plug adapter to fit your American devices into Canadian outlets. A voltage converter is usually unnecessary because of similar voltage standards. While the voltage is the same as in the United States, the plug types in Canada might be different depending on the region. In most of Canada, Type A and Type B plugs are used. Type A plugs have two flat parallel pins, and Type B plugs have two flat parallel pins and a grounding pin (like the standard US plugs).
  • Hotels and Accommodations: Most hotels and accommodations in Canada provide outlets compatible with American plugs. However, it's still a good idea to carry a plug adapter for convenience.

Hair Dryers in Your Hotel

Most hotels in Canada, especially those in urban and tourist areas, provide hair dryers as a standard amenity in guest rooms or available upon request. Hair dryers are generally found in the bathroom or within the bedroom area. 

If you prefer to use your own hair dryer, it's essential to consider voltage compatibility. As Canada uses a standard voltage of 120V, similar to the United States, if your hair dryer is designed to work with 120V (as most American devices are), you should be able to use it without any issues. Make sure you have the appropriate plug adapter to fit your hair dryer's plug into the Canadian outlets.

If your hair dryer is not compatible with 120V or the local voltage, you might need a voltage converter to prevent damage or overheating. Alternatively, you could consider using the hair dryer provided by the hotel to avoid any voltage-related concerns.

You can check out your hotels' websites for specific details about the amenities they offer, including hair dryers, to ensure a comfortable and hassle-free stay in Canada.

Air Conditioning

Air conditioning is commonly available in most hotels, restaurants, and public spaces in Canada, especially in major cities and tourist areas.

However, it's important to note that not all accommodations or historic buildings may have air conditioning, particularly in more traditional or rural settings. 

Traveling by coach

Our modern air-conditioned coaches have been selected with your comfort in mind. Your Travel Director will familiarize you with all the onboard features, including a washroom fitted for your convenience and comfort. Regular stops are made to stretch your legs, take refreshments, fill up your water bottles, and use the facilities.

Airport transfers

Airport transfers are not included or available on tours that operate in the United States and Canada. Guests will be provided local transfer options after booking so they can make their travel arrangements from the airport to the hotel and vice versa. Learn more about Airport Transfers here.

To enable you to personalize your tour experience, you will find a number of Optional Experiences designed to complement the itinerary. These are designed to offer a deeper insight into the culture and character of the areas to be visited and provide some wonderful highlights to your travels. The optional program is designed to let you experience more of what interests you and to get the most from your vacation without replacing or overlapping with anything included in an itinerary.

The majority of Optional Experiences will be offered to you by your Travel Director at the beginning of your trip. Some may be subject to change, depending on the time you are traveling or local circumstances, including weather and days of the week. Your Travel Director will provide further information.

Exact payment options will be advised locally by your Travel Director/Local Representative for each Optional Experience, but in many cases, cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are all accepted.

Traveling on a guided tour can be an exciting and enriching experience. However, it's essential to prioritize your health and safety while exploring new territories. Staying informed, prepared, and cautious will go a long way in ensuring a safe and enjoyable travel experience. Always stay in touch with your Travel Director and always follow their recommendations.

Here are some health advice and recommendations for travelers:

Visit the Doctor: Before embarking on your trip, schedule a visit with a medicine specialist or your healthcare provider. They can provide personalized health advice based on your medical history and current health status.

Travel Insurance: Ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, evacuations, and trip cancellations.

First Aid Kit: Carry a basic kit with essential items like band-aids, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, antidiarrheal medication, and any prescribed medications.  

Stay Hydrated: Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, avoid strenuous activities during the hottest part of the day, and rest in air-conditioned or shaded areas.

Respect Local Customs: Respect local customs and dress codes, especially in conservative areas. Dress modestly, particularly when visiting religious sites.

In order to ensure a healthy and enjoyable trip, we strongly suggest that you pack an adequate supply of your prescription medications and carry them in their original packaging, along with a copy of your prescription. Here’s what you need to know about traveling with medications.

Prior to traveling, please notify GET of any disability requiring special assistance or any specific dietary needs that you may have, and we will strive to accommodate these. 

When traveling with GET, baggage handling at hotels, service charges, and tips for hotel wait staff (for included meals) will all be taken care of by your Travel Director. There are, however, a few instances where individual tipping is welcome.

Local Specialists

It is customary to show appreciation for the insights, stories, and know-how shared with you by the Local Specialists, and we suggest a gratuity of $1.00-$2.00 USD per person/half day.

Your Coach Driver and Travel Director

The trip cost does not include gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver. At the end of your trip, you may express appreciation to your Travel Director and Driver for their excellent service and the personal attention you received. Gratuities are given at the discretion of each guest, and a suggested amount per person/day is listed in your travel documents.

Hotel services

It is customary to tip hotel staff for room service delivery if the charge has not already been added to the bill. Where ice machines are not available, and you receive ice from the bar, a small tip to the bartender is always appreciated.

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