La Belle Province
|2||Montreal → Mauricie||189 km|
|4||Mauricie → Lac St-Jean||290 km|
|6||Lac St-Jean → Saguenay Fjord||156 km|
|8||Saguenay Fjord → Tadoussac||131 km|
|9||Tadoussac → Gaspesie National Park||393 km|
|10||Gaspesie National Park|
|11||Gaspesie National Park → Gaspé coast||100 km|
|12||Gaspé coast → Forillon National Park||148 km|
|13||Forillon National Park → Percé||96 km|
|15||Percé → Baie des Chaleurs||202 km|
|16||Baie des Chaleurs|
|17||Baie des Chaleurs → Bas St-Laurent||435 km|
|18||Bas St-Laurent → Quebec City||162 km|
|19||Quebec City → Jacques-Cartier Park|
|20||Jacques-Cartier Park → Oka National Park||305 km|
|21||Oka National Park → Montreal||44 km|
- 20 nights' accommodation as described in the program (or similar)
- Breakfast at your Montreal hotel
- The Godbout / Matane ferry
- Assistance from your Canadian travel specialist (before, during and after the trip)
- All applicable taxes
- Protection for foreign travellers through the Compensation fund for customers of travel agents
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DAY 1 - Montreal
Welcome to the second-largest French-speaking city in the world, after Paris.
We wish you a wonderful vacation in the land of forests, lakes and rivers!
After breakfast, the morning is yours to do what you wish. You can pick up your motorhome between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
And let the adventure begin! Your first destination is the legendary La Mauricie National Park.
Covering an area of 536 km², this national park gives off an air of serenity in keeping with its gently undulating terrain. On this wide plateau with its hills and valleys and network of lakes and rivers, only the changing seasons mark the passage of time.
DAY 3 - Mauricie
You have a whole day to spend in the lovely La Mauricie National Park.
Explore some of the park's hiking trails or take a canoe trip to Waber Falls. Don't miss the chance to enjoy a swim under one of the park's many waterfalls!
We suggest that you bring along a picnic lunch, so that you can make the most of every moment of this glorious day in the great outdoors.
This morning you set out for Lac St-Jean, a veritable inland sea.
You will be following a magnificent route along the historic St-Maurice River, used in the olden days by raftsmen for transporting wood.
Lac St-Jean is known for its warm hospitality. This is the ideal place to get to know the Quebec people with their customs and traditions.
DAY 5 - Lac St-Jean
Today you will pay a visit to an unusual zoo, where the animals roam free and the humans are in cages.
The St-Felicien Wild Zoo offers the chance to discover the local wildlife in a magnificent natural setting.
Why not enjoy yourselves around a campfire this evening at your campground?
This morning you set a course for the spectacular Saguenay Fjord.
This majestic but little-known natural wonder will take your breath away and leave you with unforgettable memories.
You will discover the vastness of time and space in this place where the colossal forces of nature conspired to create a fjord.
Welcome to the land of the giants!
DAY 7 - Saguenay Fjord
Make the most of this day surrounded by the dramatic beauty of the Saguenay Fjord, unique in the world.
Hiking enthusiasts won't want to miss the chance to walk the Sentier de la Statue trail in the Baie-Éternité sector of Saguenay Fjord National Park. The view of the fjord from the statue is spectacular.
The region is also home to two of Quebec's most picturesque villages, l'Anse-St-Jean and Ste-Rose-du-Nord.
Today you take one of the most scenic routes in Quebec to reach the region of Tadoussac.
Tadoussac, the oldest village in Canada, is listed as one of the 50 most beautiful bays in the world.
But above all, Tadoussac is one of the best internationally renowned whale-watching sites in the world.
So there is no way you can leave the area without going on a whale-watching safari!
This morning you set out in the direction of Gaspesie!
After following the "Whale Route" along the scenic Côte Nord, you cross the majestic St. Lawrence River by ferry: a ride to remember!
Your destination: Gaspesie National Park, listed by National Geographic as one of the Top 50 places to see in the world.
DAY 10 - Gaspesie National Park
This morning you wake up in the heart of the Gaspé peninsula, surrounded by a spectacular sea of mountains.
Welcome to the haven of peace that is Gaspesie National Park.
The park's varied climates and unusual geomorphology attract a diversity of plant and animal species that are unique to Quebec, including a large variety of birds of prey and the famous woodland caribou. A real wildlife photographer's paradise!
Hiking is, without a doubt, the favourite activity within Gaspésie National Park.
The Mont Ernest Laforce trail is an easy hike that leads to the summit of the mountain and spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding region. You may even be lucky enough to see some moose!
You then head for the Gaspé coast, where you reach your campground at the end of the day.
The road trip continues to the incredible Forillon National Park, where mountain cliffs thrust brutally into the Atlantic Ocean.
The section of Route 132 between Gaspesie Park and Forillon Park is, without a doubt, one of the most spectacular drives in Quebec, if not in Canada.
Don't miss the Grande-Grave interpretive trail which highlights the way of life of the fishermen and their families at the time of colonization.
Today's route takes you to the famous Percé Rock, sculpted by time and the sea at the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula.
Enjoy your stay in the charming Village of Percé, one of the most beautiful villages in Quebec
DAY 14 - Percé
Bonaventure Island and Percé Rock National Park boast of a rich historical and natural heritage, a surprising geological past, and unusual plant and animal life including an impressive world-renowned colony of Northern Gannets.
An extension of the Appalachians into the waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, this rocky city has Île Bonaventure as a fortress, and the majestic Percé Rock, the tourism emblem of Québec, as a stone vessel.
On the island, the fragrance and colour of the wildflowers and the fresh sea breezes will intoxicate you.
This morning you have some free time to enjoy the picturesque village of Percé, one of the most beautiful villages in Quebec.
In the afternoon you set out for Chaleur Bay ("Baie des Chaleurs") in the southern part of Gaspesie.
This part of Quebec has a long-standing reputation for open hospitality and "bon vivants" who enjoy the good things in life. You are sure to find a warm welcome that you will be hard-pressed to forget!
DAY 16 - Baie des Chaleurs
While you are in the area, take the opportunity to climb Mount St-Joseph, silent witness to the history of the earth and the human race.
The nearby Bonaventure River with its clear turquoise waters is easily one of the most beautiful rivers in Quebec: why not stop for a canoe ride?
Chaleur Bay lives up to its name: its waters are the warmest in Quebec. The perfect place for a swim!
Today's route takes you through the panoramic Matapedia valley to the Bas St-Laurent region.
Here, according to National Geographic, you will find "the second most beautiful sunsets in the world, after Hawaii".
In addition to its rich architectural and historical heritage, the Bas St-Laurent region is renowned for the quiet beauty of its scenery.
Today you head for the beautiful and historic Quebec City, cradle of French culture in the Americas.
Perched on the cliffs of Cap Diamant and overlooking the St. Laurence River, Quebec is proud to be a living museum and the only fortified city in North America.
Once you reach Quebec City, take the time to explore the city and its many historic sites. The entire old town is a UNESCO world heritage site.
Your campground is conveniently located close to downtown Quebec.
Next the adventure leads to one of Quebec's most beautiful parks, Jacques-Cartier National Park.
Jacques-Cartier National Park offers magnificent landscapes characterized by stunning contrasts: mountainous plateaus fractured by steep-sided valleys.
The adventurous at heart will want to canoe down the spectacular Jacques-Cartier River. Canoes can be rented at the park's Discovery and Visitors Centre. Shuttle service is included.
And for hiking enthusiasts, the Sentier Les Loups trail leads steeply upward to dazzling views of the park in all its glory.
You have the morning off in Quebec City. You can use this time to do some last-minute shopping or to explore some of the 1001 attractions of the Old Capital.
After lunch you set out in the direction of Oka, a region renowned for its cheese, its Cistercian abbey and its National Park. Lac des Deux-Montagnes, inside the park, offers hours of pleasure for swimming and water sports enthusiasts.
In the evening we recommend a tour of the Grande-Baie trail, which leads through four different ecosystems: a field, a caryer maple grove, a silver maple grove and a marsh.
Up at dawn, an early breakfast and then you return to Montreal to drop off your motorhome and its equipment (before 10 a.m.)
A short transfer to the airport where you board your return flight.
It's time to leave the land of lakes and rivers, with your heart full of beautiful memories that will last a lifetime!