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BOAT TRIPS


BOOK IT The cruise is operated by Prince of Whales


tours which also runs whale-watching trips. Prices from $39. Princeofwhales.com


Iceberg Alley cruise (Newfoundland & Labrador)


Towering slabs of 12,000-year-old ice float past the tip of Labrador and along Newfoundland's northern coastline creating a moving mountainscape known as Iceberg Alley. They are chunks of Greenland glacier that ‘calve’ off as the weather warms, and the trips to view them leave from the coastal fishing village of Twillingate, or St. John's harbour. If icebergs aren't around, visitors can look for seals,


puffins, nesting murres or humpback whales. BOOK IT Iceberg Quest’s award-winning tour departs from St. John’s and Twillingate daily. A two-hour tours starts from $50. icebergquest.com


Ride the Tidal Bore (New Brunswick and Nova Scotia)


Many tourists head to the Bay of Fundy for its scenic splendour and a chance to see the legendary tides change. But for an adrenalin-fuelled twist, a number of local operators offer the chance to ride the tidal bore – the waves and rapids generated by the extreme tides unique to the region. The unusual geography and natural funneling of the shoreline mean that the sea level changes by as much as 16


metres between high and low tides. BOOK IT There are a number of operators offering thrill rides including Shubenacadie River Runners and Fundy Tide Runners. tidalborerafting.com


Inside Passage (British Columbia)


Numerous cruise ships ply the waters of the 314- mile Inside Passage en-route to Alaska. Passengers can board in Port Hardy on Vancouver Island for the trip to Prince Rupert in northern BC with connections to Skidegate in Haida Gwaii, formerly the Queen Charlotte Islands, and Alaska. Passengers can spot whales or dolphins in Queen Charlotte Sound and might even see a white-coated Kermode


bear on Princess Royal Island’s lengthy shoreline. BOOK IT Cruise lines active here include Silversea silversea.com, Royal Caribbean royalcaribbean.co.uk and Holland America hollandamerica.com.


Aboard the Hornblower


Book it... Combine kayaking and yoga!


Pleasingly invigorating, the yoga stretches out your muscles before you paddle among the Fundy Islands, New Brunswick seascapekayaktours.com


Ottawa River (Ontario)


Some 90 minutes from Ottawa is Forrester Falls from where a river rafting trip combines white- water thrills with quiet stretches to suit beginners. Led by expert guides and combined with a hearty lunch, full-day trips from the capital run mid-May to


mid-September. BOOK IT Owl Rafting is a family company running small group tours on the river. owlrafting.com


Scenic Cruises in the Heart of the 1000 Islands


Palaces & Palisades OF THE 1000 ISLANDS Rockport, Ontario Iceberg Alley www.rockportcruises.com


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