CANADIAN PIONEER

14 days from

Canadian Pioneer
DEPARTS NEW YORK AREA to NEW YORK AREA
Trek Code:
CP
Destination:
USA / Canada
Departs:
May-Sep
Accommodation:
Camping
Age Range:
18-38
Best of Trek:
  • > Get soaked on a Niagara Falls boat cruise!
  • > Discover more on a wilderness canoe trip
  • > See the sights of Toronto, Montreal and Quebec
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Tour Overview

Discover the spirit of the early settlers along Native American trade routes. Trek and canoe through wild landscapes, share stories around the campfire and explore a new land for yourself in some of the best National and Provincial Parks of the east. Plus we couldn't go without throwing in a few 21st century thrills for good measure.

Included Highlights
  • Canadian Wilderness canoe trip
  • Niagara Falls Maid of the Mist cruise
  • Scenic walks and hikes
  • Sightseeing in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City
  • National and Provincial Parks - Acadia and Algonquin
  • Walk the Freedom Trail in Boston
  • Swim in pristine natural lakes
Plus you get...
  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi (USA only)
  • All accommodation - 13 camping nights.
  • All camping equipment (except sleeping bag)
Free Wi-Fi on the road
Wi-Fi Enabled

You can now check your email and update Facebook, Twitter and TrekAmerica Live while on the road with our wi-fi enabled vehicles. (Maximum 5 users at a time. Fair usage restrictions may apply. Only available in USA).

Who travels with TrekAmerica?
Who travels with TrekAmerica

Our tours are aimed at young international travellers from around the world, aged 18 to 38, all with a sense of fun and a keen desire to explore. If you're travelling alone, don't worry... over 70% of our passengers are solo travellers and you'll soon be surrounded with like-minded people of a similar age who will quickly become your new best mates. Plus there are no single supplements.

Our tour price includes your own tour leader plus all transport and accommodation, so all you have to pay for are food, drinks and optional activities. Take a moment to add up all the costs of doing it yourself, and it soon becomes clear that a TrekAmerica trip offers fantastic value for money!

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Flexible Itinerary

Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best night stops, highlights, and included experiences, but with lots of optional activities to choose from, stops at some of your leaders favourite places and occasional changes in local conditions no two Trek trips are ever the same so come ready for a unique adventure.

Optional Activities (paid locally)

There are loads of exciting optional activities for you to choose from during your trip giving you the flexibility to do the things you want to and leave out the things you don't. Below are the main optional activities for this trip, these can be arranged once you are on tour via your Tour Leader and are paid for locally.

  • > Jet boat ride in Montreal US$67
  • > CN Tower in Toronto US$28
  • > Quebec City's Citadelle US$FREE
  • > French Cuisine US$various
  • > Visit the famous 'Cheers' bar in Boston US$FREE
  • > Wine tasting in Finger Lakes Region US$3-$30
  • > Whitewater rafting near Ottawa US$100
  • > Mountain biking in Acadia US$20-$25
  • > Sea kayaking in Acadia US$39-$50
  • > Baseball Game in Toronto US$20-$50
  • > Freeport outlet shopping, Maine US$your credit limit
  • > Montmorency Falls, Quebec US$15
  • > Rock Climbing in Acadia US$50-$270
Tour Itinerary

As this tour departs at 0730 we recommend that you book pre-tour accommodation. Please request hotel details at the time of booking.

  • Day 1: New York Area & Finger Lakes

    Head off through New York State to the scenic Finger Lakes region. Visit the local wineries upstate or take a dip in those cool waters. From the pristine lakes, gorgeous waterfalls, and magnificent parks to the charming villages, one-of-a-kind museums, and unique shopping opportunities, the Finger Lakes has something for everyone to enjoy in all four seasons of the year. Settle in for the night to camp under the stars.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 2: Niagara Falls/Toronto

    Reaching the Canadian border, witness one of North America's best known natural attractions, Niagara Falls. Boy, are those pounding cascades easy on the eye and mighty on the ear. An included extreme close-up from the Maid of the Mist tour delivers sensory overload and a heap of spray as you marvel at the power of these falls. Try to imagine as the school teacher Annie Taylor first went over the falls in a wooden barrel in 1901!
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 3: Toronto

    The native Hurons called this spot 'Toronto' or 'meeting place'. It still is, with over 70 nationalities mingling to vibrant effect. Pick up tasty tidbits at Kensington market, survey the head-spinning views from CN Tower, and follow your ears around the stomping music scene to soak up the multicultural buzz.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 4-5: Algonquin Provincial Park

    Out in the pristine Ontario wilds, set off on an unforgettable included wilderness canoe trip in the province's largest and best known parks. In true Canadian Pioneer spirit, portage paths connect the thousands of possible canoe routes to be taken. Listen for the 'laughter' of loons and howling wolves in the distance.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 6: Ottawa

    In Canada's capital, watch the changing of the guard, wander through Sparks Street Mall, the Rideau Centre and Sussex Street. Admire the outdoor vibe in this capital city's many green spaces as you munch on deep fried dough snacks. Or for the adrenaline junkie, why not try white water rafting.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 7-8: Montreal

    A true cultural mix is next on the agenda when visiting Montreal - the second largest city in Canada. Feel the charm of this 'European style' city with a kicking summer festival season, French culture and narrow lanes choc-a-block with quirky cafes and great shopping is the goods! Why not try Poutine; a local dish consisting of French fries and topped with a thick gravy. For the adventure seekers why not rip it up across Lachine Rapids by high-powered jet boat.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 9-10: Quebec City

    Explore the streets of North America's only surviving walled city and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get snap happy around the Old Town, fuelled by warm pastries or lip-smacking local cheeses. Worthy of a visit is the Basilique Cathedrale - the Notre Dame de Quebec with its gold interior and ornate carving.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 11-12: Acadia National Park

    Leaving Canada, we're back on US soil and heading to the only national park in New England, Acadia. It's crying out for trekking or mountain biking. If you're more of a water baby, sea kayak your way around scenic hidden coves.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 13: Boston

    Welcome to Bean Town! Relive the Revolution along the Freedom Trail or let Faneuil Hall's street performers, stores and eateries tell their own Bostonian tale. Lounge and watch the locals from the lawns of Boston Common, then pop across to the famous "Cheers" bar. Why not try the local taste sensation 'Daddy's Dough', a fried dough delicacy with toppings.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 14: New York Area

    We zip through Massachusetts and Connecticut en-route to the New York area and the end of our pioneering adventure. This tour is not scheduled to spend any time in New York City so make sure you book extra hotel nights and explore the sights and sounds of the Big Apple on your own. Splurge along Fifth Ave, hit the top of the Empire State Building, or soak up the trendy, laidback vibe of Greenwich Village before heading home.

    This tour ends at our gateway hotel at approximately 17:00 hrs. We can book you post-tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00 hrs.

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Essential Information

  • We run a Food Kitty on this trip - you will need to contribute US$10 a day which covers all your meals whilst camping.


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Private Departures

For 8 or more travellers, we can organise a totally private departure just for you and your group. We can offer you a departure date of your choice on any of our published itineraries enabling friends, families or organizations to enjoy our classic 'Trek' style of travel. Can't find a trip that suits your needs exactly? Let us tailor one of our traditional trips, or even create a bespoke itinerary. We will work with you to plan your adventure and with the benefit of our in depth knowledge we can build you a unique experience within your budgets and bucket lists!

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Tour Extras

We've offer a whole range of travel extras with everything from city sightseeing, additional hotel nights, insurance and more so you can organise everything you'll need for your trip in one easy place.

Hotels Before and After your tour

Tours begin and end at designated hotels in the departure and arrival cities, starting at 7.30am (check your tour voucher for exact details) and finishing at around 5pm, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. You can book hotels either online when you book your tour or by call our sales team.

Crowne Plaza Newark

NEW YORK AREA - CROWNE PLAZA NEWARK
The Crown Plaza offers a free airport shuttle to Newark Airport and boasts a fully equipped gym, indoor pool and on-site 24 hour dining.

  • Twin share: per person per night
      Matched with another traveller of the same sex.
       
    Full room: per room per night
      Single or double room for travellers on the same booking.

 

Book Flights

TrekAmerica's specialist flights department can offer UK customers a great airline fare to all of our Trek destinations.

Book Flights

We have preferred contracts with many international carriers and have secured some of the most competitive prices in the industry. We are also ATOL protected and IATA licensed.

Special offers are regularly available, so call us now on 0208 682 8920 or click below to request a flight quote by email.

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Travel Insurance

Before you join your tour you must be covered by adequate travel insurance.

Travel insurance

TrekAmerica can offer you comprehensive travel insurance which is completely tailored for your trip and is specially designed to include all the activities listed we do.

See our insurance page or download our insurance tips pdf for more information.


City Tours

If you're spending extra nights in our gateway cities before or after your trip, then make the most of your time by pre-booking a unique city sightseeing tours or experience before you go.

New York City Tours
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  • Choose from unique city tours led by local experts who are dedicated to taking you behind the scenes, flexible hop on hop off bus tours or a range of unique city experiences.

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