City tours and Cultural Excursions
Experience all Canada has to offer during your stay
Outings range from tours of major capitals and urban centres such as Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City, to local sporting and cultural events, such as baseball or hockey games and theatre productions. All tours are private and customized to the needs of the participants (including tour guides, hotel arrangements and transportation).
The multicultural metropolis of Toronto will be a home base for participants undertaking SEEC-ABMP training programs. Under the skyline of the CN Tower, one of the world’s tallest freestanding structures, there is a world of history, shopping and events. From the financial district on Bay Street, boutiques on Queen Street, or the shops and sites of Chinatown, Toronto offers something for everyone. The city displays both modern and historic architecture, from the marvellously engineered Rogers Centre and Royal Ontario Museum, to many majestic 19th-century buildings. Participants will never be at a loss for something new to try or somewhere undiscovered to explore.
Along the shores of the Ottawa River lined with scenic greenbelts, Canada’s capital city presents a host of historical sites and attractions. From the copper roofs of Parliament Hill to the beauty of the Notre Dame Basilica, Ottawa presents yesteryear’s charm along with its modern buildings and political administration. Visitors to the city will enjoy tours of Parliament Hill, the Royal Canadian Mint, the National Gallery of Art, the Museum of Civilization and the Byward Market. Ottawa is an essential stop on any Canadian itinerary.
What trip to Canada would be complete without visiting the seventh natural wonder of the world, Niagara Falls? A tourist mecca of both natural and material varieties, Niagara Falls is also home to one of Canada’s largest casinos. The Las Vegas-like atmosphere of Clifton Hill, rushing water and incredible shopping makes any journey to the Falls both momentous and memorable. Whether exploring the Falls on foot, by boat or by helicopter, the serene power of the Horseshoe Crescent is romantic and awe-inspiring to newcomers and returnees alike. Enjoy the rainbow of colours that light up the liquid cascade and browse the sparkling streetscape of curio shops, museums and fine dining.
Montreal, in the province of Quebec, is a combination of both old world and modern development. From fine dining at outdoor cafes and French restaurants, to the latest haute couture fashions and nightlife, Montreal encapsulates the vibrancy and excitement of Quebec and Canada all in one city. The 18th-century and modern architecture sets the tone for the beauty of Montreal. From splendid churches such as the Basilica of Notre Dame to the 1976 Olympic Sports Complex, tours, music and sports events are set amongst some of the most breathtaking examples of engineering and building in the world. Naturalists will enjoy also Montreal as well, exploring the ecosystems of the Montreal Bio-dome and the city’s botanical gardens – the third largest in the world.
In the capital of French Canada, old-world charm blends majestically with modern French Canadian culture. Declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1985, Quebec City is truly a taste of Europe in the centre of Canada. From its position as a major port on the shores of the St. Lawrence River, Canada’s major seaway, Quebec has always been of strategic importance to Canada. The Citadelle, a fortress built by the French in the 18th century, stands one of Canada’s oldest military installations. Perhaps just as majestic is the Hotel Chateau Frontenac, whose copper roofs and majestic spires make it one of Canada’s most famous attractions. Visitors can also explore battlefields such as the Plains of Abraham and the giant Parc des Champs de Bataille and enjoy the green fields where Canada’s historic and decisive military battles took place.
Vancouver’s coastal and Rocky Mountain region is located in the south western corner of the province of British Colombia. It connects to the USA to the south and Vancouver Island to the west. Lining the edge of the west coast is the Sunshine Coast – a stretch of secluded coastline accessible only by ferry. To the east is Mighty Fraser Country – with the Fraser River winding through the region’s cities. The region is home to two of BC’s most visited tourist destinations: Vancouver, and the scenic Sea to Sky Corridor up to Whistler. The Vancouver, Coast & Mountains region is a metropolitan area encased by nature.