On September 28, Dave and Barbara Spraul began a 10-day Tauck motor coach tour, “Canada’s Capital Cities and Niagara Falls.” Starting in Toronto, they had a welcome dinner at the Royal Ontario Museum. The next day they had a city tour and enjoyed the view at the top of the CN Tower, the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere, a signature icon of Toronto’s skyline and a symbol of Canada.
The next stop was Niagara Falls, including a boat cruise on the Hornblower. On the way to Ottawa, they enjoyed a luncheon boat cruise through the 1000 Islands. In Canada’s capital, Ottawa, they toured the city’s Parliament buildings and the Canadian Museum of History.
On the way to Montreal, Dave and Barbara stopped at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Horse Training Center for a visit with the horses and talk with a retired officer about the RCMP. In Montreal they had a city tour and dinner in Old Montreal.
On the way to Quebec City, they enjoyed wine tasting and lunch at the Montmorency Falls. In Quebec City, they stayed at the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac overlooking the St. Lawrence River and enjoyed walking the cobblestoned streets of Old Quebec.
Barbara says, “It was a fascinating tour of cities in Eastern Canada. The blend of old and new, British and French influences make you feel like you have been transported to Europe. It was a wonderful trip.”