Can-Am 2023 CARavan
Please join us for a Spring CARavan through beautiful Eastern Canada with return stops in New York. We have a fun-filled 11 days of diverse activities, sights, and drives that are sure to delight all who attend. Tour is limited to 25 cars and is fully subscribed, but there is a waiting list. The activity fee will be in the $1,800 range, per person.
MAY 23 BUFFALO
Tour begins in historic Buffalo, New York. Buffalo has deep roots in the automotive industry with the beginnings of Pierce-Arrow, Brunn and 30 additional automobile manufacturers. The Fairfield by Marriott is conveniently located across from the Buffalo International Airport. Trailer storage available at hotel for duration of tour. Before transitioning to Niagara on the Lake, we will explore the acclaimed Transportation and Pierce-Arrow Museum in downtown Buffalo.
MAY 24-25 NIAGARA ON THE LAKE
You will experience the Royal treatment at the Prince of Wales Hotel in Niagara on the Lake where guests can expect nothing short of perfection. The tour begins with a welcome banquet in this magnificent, historic 18th century hotel. After breakfast at the Prince of Wales, we will be driven by private coach to Niagara Falls. The grand and powerful Niagara Falls is composed of three sets: the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and Horseshoe Falls. It is here that we experience the raw power and sound of millions of gallons of rushing water that flows over the Niagara Falls every second. Our journey will take us to the Hornblower Cruise. Only on this boat can we get closer to the Falls than you can imagine, making this moment something that you will not forget. Following our voyage, we will return to the Prince of Wales hotel by private coach to enjoy the charm of this 18th century village with its many shops. Dinner that evening takes place at a vineyard near Niagara-on-the-Lake.
MAY 26 TORONTO
We will travel around Lake Ontario to Toronto where we will experience Canada's most populous city. Toronto is the provincial capital of Ontario and international center for business. finance art and culture. We will explore the many landmarks such as the sky-high CN Tower, mysterious Casa Loma Gothic Castle and take a short scenic boat tour of the harbor with views of the Toronto skyline. We will dine this evening at the spectacular revolving restaurant at the CN Tower. Our hotel accommodations will be at the Fairmont Royal York, built by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company and opened in June 1929. It is considered one of the best of Canada's Grand Hotels.
MAY 27 KINGSTON, ONTARIO
Kingston is one of Canada's most historic cities. We will explore its charming shops and stores along the Saint Lawrence River and enjoy a delicious meal in one of its many restaurants. Our waterfront hotel is the Four Points Sheraton.
MAY 28-29 OTTAWA
Brush up on your French as we will head north to Ottawa, which is the capital of Canada. You will experience the charm of the two languages. It is located along the banks of the Ottawa River, which divides the Provinces of Quebec and Ontario. We will stay at the fabulous Fairmont Chateau Laurier. The hotel features original Tiffany stained-glass windows and hand molded plaster decorations dating back to 1912. The exterior walls are of this stunning hotel are constructed of Indiana limestone, the interior floors are Belgian marble and the roof is copper. We will tour the city by private coach, view the Tulip Festival in Commissioners Park and visit the Royal Canadian Mint.
MAY 30-31 MONTREAL
We will depart Chateau Laurier and drive to a wonderful location for breakfast. After breakfast we will drive through the mountains to Mont Tremblant in the Laurentian mountains located in the Province of Quebec. We will explore this quaint pedestrian village with stunning views of the mountains and Lake Tremblant. We can stop for a bit of shopping and a snack on our way to Montreal where we will stay in the splendid Hotel Place d'Armes located in Old Montreal. We will have the unique opportunity to experience the Aura Light Show at Notre-Dame’s Basilica, which is one of Montreal’s choice spots to visit. After this luminous experience, we will dine at the Brasserie.
After breakfast, we will take a short walking tour and enjoy a tour bus that will allow us to hop on and hop off at places of interest to us individually Dinner will be at a choice of restaurants walking distance from the hotel.
JUNE 1 THOUSAND ISLANDS AND CLAYTON, NEW YORK
After leaving Montreal, we will ride south along the scenic St. Lawrence River to the Thousand Island Parkway where we will cross into the US at the Thousand Island Bridge. Lunch takes place while onboard Uncle Sam's boat tour on Alexandria Bay. After lunch we will continue driving to Clayton, NY. for a visit to an Antique Boat Museum and a guided tour. After the tour we will drive a short distance to the Thousand Islands Harbor House Hotel where we will spend the night and have dinner overlooking the St. Lawrence River.
JUNE 2 ROCHESTER, NEW YORK
After breakfast at the Thousand Island Harbor Hotel we drive to Rochester, NY. When we arrive in the Rochester area, we will stop at the George Eastman Museum and Mansion located on the estate of George Eastman. He was the pioneer of popular photography and motion picture film. After this tour we will drive a few blocks to the Strathallan Hotel. This contemporary design facility is where we will enjoy a final banquet and conclude the Can-Am CARavan.
JUNE 3 TO BUFFALO
Cars will drive to Buffalo to meet flights, commercial shippers or pick up their trucks/trailers.
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