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On the water Sparkling Canada

Whether your client takes a kayak on a mirror-glass lake, bounces through white-water rapids or cruises the oceans in search of whales or iceberg, a trip on Canada’s waters is a must, says Julie Baxter

1000 Islands Cruise (Ontario)

A trip to Ontario’s 1000 Islands will see visitors enjoying a host of great sights and stories. The area is dotted with pretty islands, lavish shoreside homes and stories from the past. Cruising here is both

stunningly scenic and historically interesting. BOOK IT Gananoque Boat Line tours are sold through Premier Holidays. Gananoque is located just 20

minutes east of Kingston. Prices from $24 per adult.

St Lawrence River (Québec) The province of Québec is split by the St. Lawrence River, stretching 1,600km into an estuary and then a gulf that’s more like an inland sea. Trips by sailboat or kayak, ferry or a cruise ship follow in the footsteps of early pioneers, spot whales and seabirds. They operate out of Montréal and Québec City for

great views. BOOK IT Cruise the St. Lawrence promotes cruise lines packaging nine

ports of call along the river.

Niagara Cruising (Ontario) All-aboard the Hornblower, whose Voyage to the Falls tour provides up-close viewing of the Great Gorge, American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and Horseshoe Falls. Alternatively, thrillseekers will love jetboating up the Niagara Gorge, through the Devil's

Hole rapids, to the edge of the whirlpool. BOOK IT Hornblower ( is priced

Cruising the St. Lawrence River

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For clients who want to spot white belugas suggest cruising in Nunuvut, where 2,000 of them raise their young. Clients can stay at Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge.

1000 Islands cruise

around $20. Whirlpool ( offers the Niagara thrill rides either Wet Jet (bring a change of clothes) and Jet Dome. Priced from $60.

Vancouver Inner Island (British Columbia)

Vancouver is famed for being a stunning city from pretty much every angle but if your clients are in a rush to see it all, encourage them onto a Zodiac trip for a 90-minute whiz around its scenic highlights. The Sea Vancouver cruise leaves from the

downtown Westin Bayshore Hotel, along the Vancouver Inner Harbour at speeds of up to 55 kph. Passengers enjoy spectacular views of the city and its key highlights.

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