Camping in Quebec
|2||Montreal → Mauricie||186 km|
|4||Mauricie → Lac St-Jean||290 km|
|6||Lac St-Jean → Saguenay Fjord||156 km|
|8||Saguenay Fjord → Tadoussac||160 km|
|10||Tadoussac → Charlevoix||143 km|
|12||Charlevoix → Jacques-Cartier Park||203 km|
|14||Excursion to Quebec City|
|15||Jacques-Cartier Park → Montreal||298 km|
- 14 nights' accommodation as described in the program (or similar)
- Breakfast in your Montreal hotel
- Camping equipment
- Val-Jalbert Ghost Town
- 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
Book before March 30th, 2018 and choose 1 of these 2 special offers:
1. FREE whale-watching safari
2. $50 discount per adult
* Certain conditions apply ( see general terms and conditions)
DAY 1 - Montreal
Welcome to the second-largest French-speaking city in the world after Paris.
We wish you a great family vacation in the land of lakes and rivers!
You pick up your full set of camping gear including a tent, sleeping bags, camping mats, ice chest, propane stove, pots and pans, firelighter, tarp and more and then set a course for the great outdoors and La Mauricie National Park.
Covering an area of 536 km², La Mauricie 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, life follows nature's rhythms.
DAY 3 - Mauricie
You have a full day to enjoy the exceptional natural environment of La Mauricie National Park.
Take a hike along some of the park's scenic trails or a canoe ride down to Waber Falls. And don't miss swimming in one of the park's numerous lakes and waterfalls!
We recommend bringing a picnic lunch to make the most of this glorious day in the great outdoors.
This morning you set out for Lac St-Jean, a veritable inland sea.
The route to Lac St-Jean is simply magnificent. In fact, this section of Route 55 is ranked as one of the 5 most scenic drives in Quebec.
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 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 local wildlife in a magnificent natural setting.
Did you know that guests can even sleep with the caribou in this famous zoo?
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 heart of Quebec's great wilderness.
DAY 7 - Saguenay Fjord
Spend the day immersing yourselves in 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 drive along 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 you can hardly leave the region 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.
Today you head for Charlevoix, one of the most picturesque regions in Quebec.
In the very the heart of the Canadian Shield, the oldest rock formation on earth, Charlevoix abounds in one-of-a-kind attractions. Mountain waters cascade down the majestic Laurentians into the salty depths of the St. Lawrence River.
Don't miss your chance to take our black bear photo safari, where you will meet a real trapper and learn all about the black bear.
DAY 11 - Charlevoix
Adventure-seekers and nature lovers won't want to miss the chance to hike the Acropole des Draveurs trail in Hautes-Gorges National Park.
The trail leads to the summit of the park’s tallest peak, revealing rare Arctic alpine vegetation and breathtaking 360° landscapes. A difficult hike, but a must-do for visitors to this exceptional nature park.
Today's route leads to Jacques-Cartier National Park, one of the most spectacular parks 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 13 - Jacques-Cartier Park
You have an entire day to enjoy this haven of peace!
For the more adventurous at heart, we highly recommend canoeing down the Jacques-Cartier River. Canoes can be rented at the park's visitors centre. Shuttle service is included.
Hiking enthusiasts won't want to miss hiking the Sentier des Loups. The trail is steep and quite challenging but well worth it, and offers the park's most spectacular views.
Today is a perfect opportunity to discover beautiful Quebec City, the cradle of French culture in the Americas, just 25 minutes from Jacques-Cartier Park.
Perched on the cliffs of Cap Diamant and overlooking the St. Lawrence River, Quebec City is proud to be a living museum and the only fortified city in North America.
Take the time to explore the city and its many historic sites. The entire old town is a UNESCO world heritage site.
You return to the park at the end of the day.
Today you head back to Montreal, where you return your camping equipment before making your way to the Montreal airport for your flight home.
It's time to say "au revoir" to the land of lakes and rivers, your hearts filled with beautiful memories that will last a lifetime!