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BOSTON, MA, US

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PORTLAND, ME, US

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MONTREAL, QC, CANADA

SAINT JOHN, NB, CANADA

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History lies around every corner of this Massachusetts city, which was founded in 1630. Boston is best explored on foot; follow the 2.5-mile Freedom Trail for a sampling of its most notable landmarks. The marked path leads to 16 historic sites such as the Paul Revere House, Faneuil Hall, and the Old North Church. At the trail's end, you can visit the oldest commissioned warship in the U.S. Navy, the 1797 USS Constitution, also known as "Old Ironsides" – a nickname earned during the War of 1812. Other options include visits to some of Boston's extraordinary museums, tours of Cambridge, home to Harvard University (just across the Charles River), and burgers and beers at a pub inspired by the TV show "Cheers."

Language: English
Currency: US Dollar (US$)

Portland offers eclectic sights and soothing sounds. It has all the amenities of the big city, including an active arts district, museums, a vital waterfront, and diverse shopping opportunities. Or explore the cozier side of Maine life with a walk through the woods, a canoe ride or skiing on some of the best mountains in New England.

Language: English
Currency: US Dollar (US$)

Saint John is a city on the Bay of Fundy, in New Brunswick, Canada. It’s known for the Reversing Rapids, a phenomenon caused by bay tides colliding with the Saint John River. Food and craft stalls fill the Saint John City Market, in an 1876 building. On a peninsula nearby, trails wind through Irving Nature Park’s salt marshes, volcanic rock, and forests. The 1913 Imperial Theatre stages plays, concerts, and dance.

Language: English
Currency: Canadian Dollar (CAD)

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This city's seafaring roots run deep. Displays at the Maritime Museum include models of vessels and a Titanic exhibit. Excursions visit the Citadel National Historic Park, the Nova Scotia Museum, St. Paul's Anglican Church, and the Historic Properties. Many tourists make the short trip to the Bay of Fundy or Peggy's Cove.

HALIFAX, NS, CANADA

Language: English
Currency: Canadian Dollar (CAD)

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Located on the western side of the island, Corner Brook is Newfoundland's second-largest city. Outdoor enthusiasts will find wildlife is plentiful, including herds of caribou and moose and rivers of trout and spawning salmon. Seals and whales are found offshore. Three craft outlets in town offer hand-embroidered parkas, whalebone and ivory carvings, and sealskin leather goods. The local seafood is delicious.

Language: English
Currency: Canadian Dollar (CAD)

CORNER BROOK, NL, CANADA

A decidedly French atmosphere greets visitors to this Canadian city. Many cruise ships dock at the old town, putting the restaurants, shops, and many of the major sites within walking distance. Visitors can tour the old town in a horse-drawn carriage. Other lures include the views from the Mont Royal lookout, a ride to the top of Olympic Park, the Western Hemisphere's oldest public clock at the Sulpician Seminary and the Laurentian Mountains. The city hosts the renowned Montreal Jazz Festival in June and July.

Language: French, English
Currency: Canadian Dollar (CAD)

The St. Lawrence Seaway stretches from Montreal to Lake Erie. Named after the St. Lawrence River, it is a system of canals that allows ships to sail from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. While cruising, ships pass through a series of locks allowing passengers to experience the seaway firsthand. The St. Lawrence Seaway includes the Welland Canal and Great Lakes Waterway and cities such as Quebec and Buffalo make their home along the seaway's shores.

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CHARLOTTETOWN, PE, CANADA

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Charlottetown is the capital city of Canada's smallest province, Prince Edward Island. This farming island is best known as the setting of "Anne of Green Gables," the famous 1908 novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Walking tours visit the 19th-century homes, and scenic drives pass through the island's fishing villages. Other major attractions include the House of Green Gables, Prince Edward Island National Park, and the shipbuilding museum near Port Hill.

Language: English
Currency: Canadian Dollar (CAD)

Language: English
Currency: US Dollar (US$)

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A decidedly French atmosphere greets visitors to this Canadian city. Many cruise ships dock at the old town, putting the restaurants, shops, and many of the major sites within walking distance. Visitors can tour the old town in a horse-drawn carriage. Other lures include the views from the Mont Royal lookout, a ride to the top of Olympic Park, the Western Hemisphere's oldest public clock at the Sulpician Seminary and the Laurentian Mountains. The city hosts the renowned Montreal Jazz Festival in June and July.

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SAGUENAY, QC, CANADA

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The city of Saguenay, most known for its physical beauty and notable artist community, lies on the Saguenay River in Quebec, 200 km north of Quebec City. The city is divided into three boroughs (Chicoutimi, Jonquiere, and La Baie), with French being the predominant language spoken in each. Tourists can visit harbor villages in Chicoutimi or make way to Jonquiere for enjoy scenic views and relaxing strolls through public parks. Saguenay is also home to a 163-ton aluminum bridge, built in 1950 as a unique replica that is a third the size of its steel counterpart.

Language: French
Currency: Canadian Dollar (CAD)

Language: French
Currency: Canadian Dollar (CAD)

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