Canada Tours
Updated: Oct. 11th, 2018


Newfoundland's Scenic West Coast
Newfoundland – In the pursuit of Icebergs & National Park Beauty
Newfoundland & Labrador “Off the Beaten Path”

Yukon & Alaska on a road less travelled + Southbound Alaskan Cruise

Festival of Stars Christmas Concerts in Niagara featuring Irish singing sensation Daniel O’Donnell and Country Star Crystal Gayle
Churchill, Manitoba - Bring your Camera and Your Sense of Adventure as we head North to Polar Bear Country
Newfoundland & Labrador “Off the Beaten Path”
Maritime Sampler - The Hidden Gems of Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia
Ottawa - Our Nation’s Capital
Newfoundland – In the pursuit of Icebergs & National Park Beauty
Newfoundland & Labrador
Discover Quebec - Whale Watching

Exploring Cobourg & Port Hope
Festival of Stars Christmas Concerts in Niagara Falls
Black Friday Shopping at the Outlet Collection Mall at Niagara
Polar Bear Migration
Ontario Fall Tour featuring Manitoulin Island & the Algoma Central Railway
Thousand Island Resort
Niagara-on-the-Lake Overnight Tour featuring Shaw Festival
The Hidden Gems of Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia
Niagara Falls Overnight Trip to Fallsview Casino
Niagara-on-the-Lake Overnight Tour featuring Shaw Festival
Our Nation’s Capital
West Coast of Newfoundland
Newfoundland & Labrador
Newfoundland - 10 day tour

Ontario Fall Tour
Viamede Resort, Kawarthas
Polar Bear Migration
Ontario Summer Overnight Mystery Tour
Ottawa - Our Nation’s Capital
Stratford Festival Overnight Tour
West Coast of Newfoundland
Daniel O'Donnell Niagara Falls Tour
Discover Quebec - Whale Watching
Western Canada Tour Including the Calgary Stampede
Newfoundland and Labrador

New Tears Eve Niagara Falls 2015
Autumn Mystery Tour

Yukon & Alaska on a road less travelled + Southbound Alaskan Cruise

Newfoundland & Labrador

The Hidden Gems of PEI, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia

Stratford Festival Overnight Tour


Agawa Canyon Fall Colour Tour

Sarnia-Lambton, Essex & Windsor

30th Anniversary Celebrations at Deerhurst Resort

Churchill, Manitoba - Polar Bear Country



Thursday, July 28 to Wednesday, August 10, 2016
  Newfoundland & Labrador – 14 day tour
A Unique tour by Land, Sea & Air…. Let us take you “Off the Beaten Path”

The province of Newfoundland and Labrador is almost one-and-three-quarter times the size of the country of Great Britain, as large as Japan, and more than three times the size of the Maritime Provinces combined. In fact, if Newfoundland and Labrador was one of the United States, it would rank fourth in size behind Alaska, Texas and California.  The province covers more than 400, 000 square kilometres of land ranging from barren rock to lush farmland, forests, mountains and fjords.
Join me for this personally guided tour and you will discover why I refer to Newfoundland and Labrador, as my “home away from home”. I love being near the sea.  The landscape is both rugged and beautiful. The people are genuine. Their love of music, pride in their culture and sense of community will stay with you long after you return home. 
Our tour is unique for several reasons:

  • Personal service from the moment we depart, until we return to Pearson International 14 days later
  • Experience - I have been tour guiding in Newfoundland since 2003 and truly love this destination
  • Smaller group numbers – capped at 34 passengers maximum
  • 4 days in Labrador including a 2 night stay on Battle Harbour Island
  • 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Gros Morne National Park
  • Anchors Aweigh Musical Performance during our 2 night stay  in Rocky Harbour
  • Majority of 2 night stays throughout the tour  
  • direct flights including prepaid baggage and airport transfer by motor coach
  •  Motor coach transportation & driver are provided by Parsons & Sons from Seal Cove, Newfoundland Regards, Susanne Hamilton

Tentative Itinerary:
Day 1: Thurs., July 28 - The tour will depart from Orillia at 8:00a.m., Barrie, Bayfield Mall behind Canadian Tire Storeat 8:30a.m.and the Tour Office at 9:00a.m. for our shuttle to Pearson International Airport. We will fly on Air Canada flight #AC692 at 1235p.m. from Toronto to St. John’s, arriving in the capital city at 5:08p.m.  A Welcome Dinner awaits our arrival at the Capital Hotel.  (2 night stay) (Dinner)

Day 2: Fri., July 29 - This morning we will have a guided city tour of St. John’s, which will include Signal Hill & Cape Spear National Historic Site, the most easterly point in North America. This afternoon we will visit Petty Harbour, a traditional Irish Newfound­land fishing community enroute to Bay Bulls. We’ll enjoy Gatherall’s Whale watching boat cruise which includes viewing the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, home to hundreds of puffins. This evening there is free time to experience “George Street”  that is made up of only pubs and bars. You might wish to enjoy some local pub fare as well as some Newfoundland music and entertainment
in downtown St. John’s.  (B)

Day 3: Sat., July 30 - Today we leave the Avalon Peninsula and head north to explore the Bonavista Loop. Points of interest will include Cape Bonavista Lighthouse, Dungeon Provincial Park, stroll along the picturesque
coastal pathways and learn about the history of John Cabot’s arrival at The Matthew Legacy. We will overnight at St. Jude’s Hotel in Clarenville   (B & D)  

Day 4: Sun., July 31 - We will travel through Terra Nova National Park, past Gambo and stop at the Silent Witness Memorial before arriving at Sinbad’s Hotel in Gander for our 2 night stay. (B)

Day 5: Mon., August 1 - This morning we are off on the "Road to the Isles", before travelling across "Tickles and Runs" to spend time on beautiful Twillingate Island. This is one of Newfoundland's oldest and most interesting fishing communities. We will visit the Prime Berth Fishing Museum, the Twillingate Museum dedicated to Opera singer Georgina Ann Stirling (April 3, 1866 – April 23, 1935), known by her stage name Marie Toulinquet, the Church, Long Point Lighthouse & visit the Boyd Cove Beothuk Museum. (B, L & D)

Day 6: Tues., August 2 - Today we will travel along the TransCanada Highway through Grand Falls-Windsor, to King’s Point for lunch, a visit to Kings Point Pottery & the Whale Museum before traveling to Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  This afternoon you will marvel at the spectacular ocean scenery, mountains and fjords.  We will be staying at the Ocean View Hotel in Rocky Harbour for 2 nights.  (B & L)

Day 7: Wed., August 3 - This morning is a free morning to relax. This afternoon you will experience the
beauty of the fresh water Fjords of Western Brook Pond. (Weather permit­ting) Please note that in order to reach the docks of the boat tour – we must walk (a fairly level) 3 km walk or approx. 45 minutes OR the Bonn Bay Boat tour which requires no walking. Tonight is a special treat as we enjoy the “Pub Night featuring the Anchors Aweigh Band”. (B)

Day 8: Thurs., August 4 - This morning we continue our drive up the Northern Peninsula – known as the Viking Trail to St. Anthony. This afternoon we will visit the Sir Wilfred Grenfell Centre. We will be staying at Hotel North in St. Anthony for our 2 night stay. (B)

Day 9: Fri., August 5 - This morning we will experience a 2.5 hour award winning boat tour with Northland Discovery in hopes of iceberg sightings, humpbacks and dolphins. It is a certified vessel with music, onboard biologist & washroom equipped. In afternoon we will visit L’Anse aux Meadows Interpretative Centre. Here is the only known Viking Site in North America and the earliest evidence of Europeans in the western hemisphere. (B)

Day 10: Sat., August 6 – We will depart for St. Barbe where we will take the afternoon ferry (crossing time of 1 ¾ hours) across the Strait of Belle Isle to Blanc Sablon, Quebec and then into Labrador. We will travel north to Mary’s Harbour where we will board the 6p.m.ferry that will take us to Battle Harbour. Battle Harbour was for two centuries the economic and social centre of the southeastern Labrador coast. After six years of research and painstaking architectural restoration, the efforts of the Battle Harbour Historic Trust have breathed new life into this place. Battle Harbour has been restored to its former glory and a living commemoration to the life and society created there by Newfoundland­ers and Labradoreans during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. (B & D)

Day 11: Sun., August 7 - Today relax and enjoy this unique part of our country. This morning there is an optional walking tour to further experience this fascinating era of Labrador history. Enjoy the spa explore the museum and artifacts. Enjoy this amazing home cooking for our 3 meals in the newly renovated dining room overlooking the water. (B, L, D)

Day 12: Mon., August 8 - Today we sail back to Mary’s Harbour at 9:00a.m. We will then travel south to the Parks Canada Site in Red Bay to learn about the Basque Whaling Port. A visit to Point Amour Lighthouse, towering at 109 feet, it is the tallest in Atlantic Canada and second highest in the country will complete our day. We will return to the Northern Light Inn in L’Anse Au Clair for our overnight stay. (B, L & D)

Day 13: Tues., August 9 - This morning we will leave Labrador on the first ferry and continue our drive south along the Viking Trail stopping at the Arches, a natural phe­nomenon carved over many centuries by the sea. We will overnight in Cow Head at the Shallow Bay Motel. (B & D)

Day 14: Wed., August 10 - All good things must come to an end. Today we will visit The Table Lands area of the south side of Gros Morne National Park before flying home on our evening flight. Our return flight is
AC# 685 departing at 7:40p.m. and arriving in Toronto at 9:15p.m. Our Hammond Coach will be there to pick us up and return us to our original departure points. (B & L)

Tour includes: transfer to Pearson International Airport in Toronto by motor coach, return flights, departure taxes, airport baggage fees round trip,  motor coach transportation with Hamilton Tours Direc­tor, 13 nights’ accommodation, hotel taxes, baggage handling for 1 large suitcase each, 13 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners, National Park pass, 3 boat cruises, 2 Ferry Crossings, Pub Night Entertainment in Rocky Harbour, attractions, museum visits and guided tours as listed in the itinerary & HST.

Cost per person: Twin $5269.00 & Single $5888.00
An initial deposit of $500 is required upon booking. 
A 2nd deposit of $2000.00 is due on April 1 with the balance due in full by June 1, 2016

RBC Travel Insurance is available through our office at the time of booking at an additional charge  



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