Heart of Quebec
|3||Montreal → Mont Tremblant National Park||124 km|
|4||Mont Tremblant National Park → Lanaudiere||80 km|
|5||Lanaudiere → Mauricie||179 km|
|7||Mauricie → Lac St-Jean||264 km|
|8||Lac St-Jean → Saguenay Fjord||138 km|
|10||Saguenay Fjord → Tadoussac||142 km|
|11||Tadoussac → Charlevoix||139 km|
|13||Charlevoix → Quebec City||91 km|
|15||Quebec City → Montreal||263 km|
- 14 nights' accommodation as described in the program (or similar)
- Breakfasts where applicable
- Half board for Night in a Local Home
- 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
Book before March 30th, 2018 and choose 1 of these 3 special offers:
1. FREE whale-watching safari
2. FREE lunch at the sugar shack
3. $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!
DAY 2 - Montreal
A leisurely breakfast and a day off to explore Quebec's metropolis.
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.
It's time to begin your discovery of Quebec's great outdoors behind the wheel of your rental car. Your first destination is the legendary Mont-Tremblant National Park.
Mont Tremblant National Park is a vast universe of mountains looming over endless lakes and rivers, offering freedom and escape.
Take a hike along one of the park's many hiking trails, or rent a canoe at the Lac-Supérieur Discovery Centre, in the La Diable Sector.
The La Roche and La Corniche trail offers breathtaking views of the the surrounding area. This 8-kilometre loop is accessible to all ages and abilities.
Spend the morning enjoying the charming pedestrian village of Tremblant, a legendary hub of outdoor activities.
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 the 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 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.
DAY 6 - 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.
You will be following a magnificent route along the historic St-Maurice River, used in the olden days by raftsmen for transporting logs.
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.
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 9 - 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 set a course for the Tadoussac region along the north shore of the Saguenay River. You will want to stop in Baie Sainte Marguerite, an excellent location for observing beluga whales. You can watch these iconic mammals from the observation lookout.
Continue on to Tadoussac, the oldest village in Canada. Listed as one of the 50 most beautiful bays in the world, Tadoussac is also an internationally renowned whale-watching site.You won't want to miss 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 adventure leads to 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 12 - Charlevoix
There is no lack of things to do here in lovely Charlevoix, where nature and culture coexist in perfect harmony.
Why not visit the Baie Saint-Paul art gallery, take an excursion to Isle-aux-Coudres, go hiking or take a cruise in Hautes-Gorges National Park?
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. 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 14 - 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.