Few countries are as attentive to the needs of seniors as Canada. Discounts are extended to people over 60 for everything ranging from public transportation to museum and movie admissions. Even many hotels, tour operators, and restaurants offer discounts, so don't be bashful about inquiring, but always carry some kind of identification that shows your date of birth. (It's always best to inquire before checking in or ordering.) This discount varies widely; in practice, the gap between senior prices and full price seems to be narrowing in recent years. But ask anyway.

Members of the AARP (tel. 888/687-2277; www.aarp.org) get discounts when traveling to or in eastern Canada on hotels, airfares, and car rentals. AARP offers members a wide range of benefits, including AARP The Magazine and a monthly newsletter. Anyone over 50 can join.

Elderhostel, now called Exploritas (tel. 800/454-5768; www.exploritas.org) arranges worldwide study programs for those aged 55 and over. They manage several great tours of Atlantic Canada, including a Nova Scotia-PEI combo (10 days) and a sweeping bus tour of Newfoundland (14 days). As a bonus, you can view the complete tour itinerary -- including the actual inns and hotels you'll be staying in -- online before laying down any cash.


Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.