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Step into the wilderness, fjords, and heritage sites that make up the essence of a truly unique and sometimes unusual Quebec. Canada's cultural province promises to deliver in the alternative tour of Quebec - We have put together this road trip adventure that mixes in National Parks and Via Ferrata with old sugar mills, whale watching and architecture. It is a mixed-bag-tour that leaves no stone u...

Step into the wilderness, fjords, and heritage sites that make up the essence of a truly unique and sometimes unusual Quebec. Canada's cultural province promises to deliver in the alternative tour of Quebec - We have put together this road trip adventure that mixes in National Parks and Via Ferrata with old sugar mills, whale watching and architecture. It is a mixed-bag-tour that leaves no stone unturned!

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Trip highlights
  • Nature escape
    Nature escape
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking
  • Local culture
    Local culture
  • Mountain
    Mountain
  • Sailing activities
    Sailing activities

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Day 1: Bienvenue a Montreal!

Welcome to the City of Saints along the Saint Lawrence River

Montreal, the metropolis of Quebec is a vibrant, energetic and history-full city.

Upon arrival, if time permits we will offer recommendations that range from walking animated streets, indulging in tasty dishes or simply getting cozy before your adventure begins!

Visited:
Montreal

Day 2: A very Montreal morning & Rigaud

Enjoy the morning in Montreal, grab a coffee, head to the water or join us for an optional activity today: Jet Boats, Legends of History Tour or a visit to the Biodome!

Departure to Rigaud in the Outaouais region to experience staying in a real sugar shack of the yesteryear. All year round, “La Sucrerie de la Montagne” offers you the opportunity to stay in a house in the forest, at the top of Mount Rigaud.

These cabins were designed using logs. Rooms all include a stone fireplace as well as a private bathroom. Dinner is included in your package.

Visited:
Rigaud, MontrealQuebec et sa région

Day 3: To the Capital!

We recommend a visit to the Canadian Museum of History, remarkable for its architecture and the quality of its exhibits. Later on, savor the laid-back ambiance of the local market district. Enjoy the calmness and beauty of the Capital city.

Take the opportunity to visit the Canadian Parliament, guided tours are offered at no cost.
Return towards the north shore of the Outaouais River and hit the road to reach Montebello and the Omega park. Tonight you will rest in a log cabin within the Omega Park.

These log cabins invite you to enter the relaxing atmosphere of rustic chalets. Being high up in the mountains, take advantage of the fresh outdoors to start up a fire while being surrounded by wildlife, such as deers.


Day 4: Omega Park & Mont Tremblant

We recommend starting the day off by loading into your car and taking a tour of the Omega Park to visit the wildlife on site. You may observe deer, elk, bison, wild boar, moose, wolves and other animals that walk freely throughout the park.

The second part of the day can be devoted to a family rafting adventure on the Red River. A thrilling experience guaranteed!

Take the road to the Mont-Tremblant National Park in the Laurentides region. Located north of Montreal, the Laurentides is a vacation paradise rich in mountains and lakes, attracting vacationers of all places with its fresh air and grand green spaces.

Get cozy in your chalet in Mont-Tremblant National Park.


Day 5: Mont Tremblant National Park

A national park adventure

Welcome to Mont-Tremblant National Park, the largest park in Quebec. Here you are in the land of the wolves, the moose, the white-tailed deer and the common merganser.

For as far as the eye can see, rounded peaks of the Laurentides mountain range are covered with a dense forest with the sugar maple trees dominating the area.

Here are possible activities to do during your stay in Mont-Tremblant National Park: Canoeing, practice the “Devil’s Via Ferrata," various hikes with a specialized guide, wildlife observation, and walking trails.

Visited:
Mont-Tremblant

Day 6: Scenic Roads to Saint Mathieu du Parc

The Mauricie stretches from the banks of the St. Lawrence River to the heart of the boreal forest.

It has been for several years a country of lumberjacks and log drivers. Mauricie has also developed an industry based on its hydroelectric resources. Thanks to its rich past and the beauty of its natural land, it now offers a never-ending range of attractions!

Headed to the Auberge du Trappeur for your stay. A numerous of activities are available on site, such as kayaking, canoeing, hiking, black bear, moose and beaver observation.

The Inn is located at the entrance of the Mauricie National Park and bordering the Aboriginal sharing site. Visit the Mokotakan Native American site. Experience one night in a tipi and one night at the Inn.

Visited:
Saint Mathieu parc, Mauricie

Day 7: Mauricie National Park

Take advantage of this day to discover the vast green spaces of the Mauricie region!

Two wildlife reserves occupy its territory without mentioning the Mauricie National Park.

Enjoy your time by going on a hike, or simply take some rest and appreciate the great outdoors!

Visited:
Mauricie

Day 8: The Panoramic Road to Lac Saint Jean

Enjoy breakfast and extra time on site before heading off to the panoramic road along the Saint Maurice to reach the Lac Saint Jean region.

Once arrived to your next destination, add a historic component to your stay by visiting the Historic Village of Val-Jalbert. A pulp mill that flourished for over a quarter of a century.

We recommend a visit at Val Jalbert: A ghost village brought back to life on a magnificent site, portraying the atmosphere of a small industrial town at the turn of the century.

For a unique experience, we propose the following accommodation: sleeping in a historical house directly on the site! You will surely love it! Authentic materials were closely chosen to decorate the historical houses with perfection.

Dinner served on site.


Day 9: Polar Bears of the Boreal Forest

Breakfast on site, then head to the Zoo Sauvage de Saint Félicien which offers one of the most unique concepts in Canada; The concept being where humans visit the zoo while being encaged and the fauna wandering free.

Experience the exoticism of the Boreal forest. Meet with polar bear families, Bactrian camels and several other species representing various northern parts of the globe.

On foot or aboard the fenced-train, stroll through an area where large North American mammals roam free.

Visited:
Val Jalbert, Quebec et sa région, Lac Saint-Jean

Day 10: Canada's Captivating Fjords

Departure towards the Saguenay region. We recommend a stop at “La Pulperie de Chicoutimi”, where you will discover the captivating story of the Pulp Company and the one of an entire people that came to be.

With its interactive exhibitions, the Arthur-Villeneuve house, its various activities and its antique remains and collection make it a site you must see.

For an afternoon filled with adventure, head down to the “Aventures of Cap Jaseux” park, where various thrilling activities await you. Discover the Fjord by sea kayaking or sailing, practice via ferrata and/or explore the forest in an aerial obstacle course!

Up next, an unforgettable experience will awake the child inside you! Tonight you will sleep in a treehouse up in the pines.

Visited:
Saguenay

Day 11: Whales Ahoy!

Get ready to enter deep into the majestic fjord with a whale-watching cruise in the Tadoussac region. A 3-hour cruise of the St. Lawrence River near the mouth of the Saguenay River is where various types of whales come to dine.

Accommodation in a yurt overlooking the fjord on the site of the “Ferme 5 étoiles.”

These spherical houses combine the comfort of a chalet with the rustic nature of outdoor camping. End the night by looking up to the window of the dome to observe the magical starry sky.

Visited:
Tadoussac

Day 12: Where Land meets Sea

Continue your journey to the region of Charlevoix. A grandiose scenery awaits you in Charlevoix, combining both sea and mountain.

Treat yourself unforgettable moments in a taiga and tundra landscape. Enter the heart of a black spruce forest with a rich floor of lichen, reminding you of a typical English garden. This arctic vegetation shelters interesting herds of caribou, that you just might get lucky to observe on your path!

Enjoy the great nature in an islet of the Great North of Quebec, located in the central area of ​​the Charlevoix Biosphere Reserve.

For the night, we reserve you a different type of sleep; a "Huttopia" tent!

Visited:
Charlevoix

Day 13: The Acropolis of Draveurs . . .

From Félix-Antoine Savard to all outdoor idolizers, The Acropolis of the Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie National Park, baptized by the famous author, has always, with reason, fascinated the public.

With its great walls, the highest in eastern North America (1,048 m), and its river flowing from it gives it a deeply wild attribute.

The display at the “Barrage des Érables” symbolizes the history of the log drive of the Malbaie River, which can also be explored by sinking some sun on the deck of the riverboat.

Visited:
Hautes Gorges

Day 14: Return to the Cities

Departure to the charming Quebec City

We recommend a few stops along the way, such as at Montmorency Falls Park and the Sainte Anne Canyon.

You will have a good night sleep at the First Nations Museum in Wendake, a few minutes from downtown Quebec City.

A 4-star indigenous boutique hotel with an architecture inspired by the traditional longhouses. Themed gardens and walking paths envelop the unique hotel, for an additional touch during your stay.

Visited:
Quebec

Day 15: Discovery Day of Quebec City

Watch out, as you may end up falling in love with Quebec. The only fortified city north of Mexico!

By browsing its winding alleys, you will surely soak in the city’s romance either by wandering by foot or on a horse-drawn carriage.

Stroll through its oldest districts, such as the Petit Champlain, Place-Royale and the Old Port. In this setting steeped in history, the capital offers a calendar filled with activities such as, major festivals, plays and exhibitions . . .

Not to mention possessing a range of first class accommodations and gastronomy to please all.

Visited:
Quebec

MontrealRigaudQuebec et sa régionMontebelloOttawaMont-TremblantMont-TremblantSaint Mathieu parcMauricieLac Saint-JeanVal JalbertSaguenayTadoussacCharlevoixHautes GorgesQuebec

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From May to September $1,890

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