Prelude to Love
|2||Montreal → Lanaudiere||81 km|
|3||Lanaudiere → Mauricie||137 km|
|4||Mauricie → Haute-Mauricie||204 km|
|6||Haute-Mauricie → Saguenay Fjord||290 km|
|8||Saguenay Fjord → Charlevoix||176 km|
|10||Charlevoix → Quebec City||92 km|
|12||Quebec City → Montreal||250 km|
- 11 nights' accommodation as described in the program (or similar)
- Breakfasts where applicable
- Full board at Seigneurie du Triton outfitter
- Full board for Night in a teepee with the Montagnais
- Bedding for the Night in a teepee
- Bedding and kitchen equipment if cottage stays
- 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
We welcome the newlyweds to the second-largest French-speaking city in the world after Paris!
Like any great city, Montreal has 1001 attractions to offer visitors. Take the opportunity to experience the rhythm of its 5 main neighbourhoods: the Plateau Mont Royal, Old Montreal, Downtown, the Latin Quarter and Mont Royal Park.
Spend the morning to explore Montreal.
In the afternoon, make your way to the Amishk aboriginal site for a complete immersion in a beautiful natural environment, in the company of guides from the Innu First nation.
This is a unique and special opportunity to experience the traditional Innu culture and way of life around an exclusive lake in Montcalm regional park.
This morning, you take the scenic route to 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 and its variegated forests. On this wide plateau with its hills and valleys and network of lakes and rivers, life follows nature's rhythms.
Only the changing seasons mark the passage of time, retouching the landscape with subtle strokes.
This morning you take one of Quebec's most scenic routes into the Haute-Mauricie region.
Your destination is Seigneurie du Triton. This outfitter can only be reached by water, which protects its access and allows it to preserve its unspoiled nature.
You can feel the stress of daily life melting away, to be replaced by the peace and serenity of the great outdoors.
DAY 5 - Haute-Mauricie
FREE on-site activities for families
By day: Hiking and nature interpretation, ride in a canoe or rabaska canoe, visit trout spawning grounds, visit the Triton train station, swimming, pedal boat, sea kayak, mountain biking…
By night: Observe beavers in their natural habitat, campfire with stories and legends, ride on the water by torchlight, slideshow of Quebec wildlife, the occasional musician, take a walk by torchlight...
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.
DAY 7 - Saguenay Fjord
Spend the day enjoying 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.
Next you head for Charlevoix, one of the most picturesque regions in Quebec.
Make a stop along the way in Tadoussac, the oldest village in Canada and listed as one of the 50 most beautiful bays in the world.
But above all, the region is one of the best internationally renowned whale-watching sites in the world. So you won't want to leave the area without going on a whale-watching safari!
DAY 9 - Charlevoix
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.
Today you head for the beautiful and historic Quebec City, the cradle of French culture in the Americas.
Perched on the cliffs of Cap Diamant and overlooking the St. Lawrence 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.
DAY 11 - Quebec City
Take the time to explore the old capital and its many historic sites. From Place Royale and Petit Champlain to Dufferin Terrace and Château Frontenac, follow the winding alleys that will lead you to hidden places where you will have the impression that you are the first to discover them.
In July, the city's streets and parks are filled with music as Quebec's capital moves to the rhythm of the Festival d'Été.