Canada's East Coast has some of the most iconic destinations, like Toronto and Niagara Falls. The cities are all amazing and it's so easy to drive between them, with much shorter driving distances than in the West. Our fly drive holidays take care of your return flights, car hire and all your hotels.
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Get inspired by some iconic driving routes taking in the best of Eastern Canada
Are you looking for more information about what you can find on an East Coast Canada fly drive? Ask our Canada holiday experts! You can find stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean from some of the world’s most iconic driving routes. The Cabot Trail around Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island is renowned for its fabulous cliff-top bends and wide, ocean views. You can find vibrant cities all within easy driving distances of each other. Try a Toronto fly drive and visit Ottawa, Montréal and Québec City in the same trip. Expect stunning lakes, hundreds of rivers and forest wilderness in Ontario. The province of Québec will delight you with its French heritage and verdant pastures. The Maritimes promise beaches, seafood and delightful fishing villages.
Wherever tickles your fancy, we can help you build the perfect Eastern Canada self-drive itinerary to get you there. We can advise the best way to see sights like Lake Ontario, Niagara Falls and Algonquin Provincial Park. We’ll make sure the driving distances aren’t too big, give you just the right mileage package and help choose the insurance that suits you best. Tailor-make your own trip from scratch or use our carefully planned itineraries for inspiration. All holidays include your return flights, your hire car (from little to large) and a fantastic hotel for each place you stop.
Learn more about the incredible routes you can explore on your driving holiday in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada
Perhaps the most famous driving route in Eastern Canada, this looping trail takes in Cape Breton Island on the northern tip of Nova Scotia. The route is 185-miles long and winds through the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, hugging the spectacular coastline the entire way. Expect deep river valleys, miles of ocean and welcoming fishing villages.
The 489km Viking Trail in Newfoundland takes in Gros Morne National Park and the L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site.
This section of Highway 60 is the best access to the outdoor delights of Algonquin Provincial Park. Expect forests and lakes in abundance.
This 36m long road follows the mighty St. Lawrence River from Bair-Saint-Paul to La Malbaie in Québec. Keep an eye out for whales.
The Gaspé Peninsula is home to mountains, rugged sea cliffs and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. See the spectacular Percé Rock natural monument.
Any self-drive itinerary in Canada’s Maritimes should take in this sweeping route. The Bay of Fundy lies magnificent between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and is one of the world’s 7 Natural Wonders. Rich feeding waters attract dozens of species of whales here. Keep an eye out as you traverse bridges and waterways and see the world’s highest tides.