Canada by Motorhome
|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|
|10||Tadoussac → Jacques-Cartier Park||310 km|
|12||Jacques-Cartier Park → Quebec City||38 km|
|14||Quebec City → Oka National Park||305 km|
|15||Oka National Park → Montreal||44 km|
- 14 nights' accommodation as described in the program (or similar)
- Breakfast at your Montreal hotel
- 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
Add a GPS to your Travel Kit for $12 / day
* Max. $120 / rental
DAY 1 - Montreal
Welcome to the second-largest French-speaking city in the world, after Paris.
We wish you a wonderful stay 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.
Don't forget your camera!
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.
On the way to your campground, be sure to stop at Village de la Nouvelle-France to relive the story of colonization.
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.
Take the time to sample some typical local cuisine at Le Bateau restaurant, conveniently located in the heart of this historic village.
DAY 9 - Tadoussac
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 exciting adventure includes the services of a naturalist guide who will help you identify several species including the razorback and the beluga.
Next the nomadic spirit leads you to one of Quebec's most beautiful parks, Jacques-Cartier National Park.
The section of Route 138 between Baie St-Paul and the park is among the top 5 of the most panoramic routes in Quebec.
Jacques-Cartier National Park offers magnificent landscapes characterized by stunning contrasts: mountainous plateaus fractured by steep-sided valleys.
The spectacular scenery of the Vallée de la Jacques-Cartier river valley includes a channel more than 550 metres deep through which the sparkling Jacques Cartier River winds its way.
DAY 11 - Jacques-Cartier Park
You have a full day to enjoy this magnificent haven of peace!
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.
Today you head for the beautiful Quebec City, cradle of French culture in the Americas.
Be sure to make a detour to visit the Chutes de Montmorency waterfall and Île d'Orléans.
Île d'Orléans is a 32 km x 8 km island in the middle of the St. Lawrence River, connected to the mainland by a toll-free bridge. This enchanting isle is sure to charm you with its 18th century stone houses, local specialties (strawberries, apples, cider, chocolate and much more) and gorgeous rural landscapes.
Your campground is conveniently located close to downtown Quebec.
DAY 13 - Quebec City
You have the entire day to enjoy Quebec's historic capital.
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.
The best way to explore the city and its many historic sites is on foot. The entire old town is a UNESCO world heritage site.
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!