May 4, 2017
12 Day Tour of Ontario and Quebec
Written By MooseTravel
We’re passionate about every province in our exquisite country and Ontario and Quebec are particularly close to our Moose hearts – As such, we have a 12 day tour focused entirely on these 2 provinces!
On our Mohawk tour you’ll venture out from Ontario into French speaking Quebec and back again -Don’t be scared if you don’t speak the language, the locals are friendly! We’ll take you through Montreal, Quebec City, Mont Tremblant, Ottawa, Fort Coulonge, Toronto and stunning Algonquin Park.
The opportunities here are immeasurable, hike through national parks, raft on raging white waters, meet moose, elk, bears and more in Parc Omega, canoe and kayak on stunning lakes, stand in the spray of Montmorency Falls and definitely, definitely try a Montreal smoked meat sandwich! As they say, “When in Rome…or Montreal…”
- Swim, canoe or kayak in refreshing wilderness lakes in Ontario and Quebec
- Hike through the Canadian wilderness in Mont Tremblant and Algonquin Park
- Relax around a camp fire and listen for the howling wolves at night
- Go rafting with one of the world’s top companies on the raging Ottawa River
- Take in the scenery with a boat cruise through the Thousand Islands
- Meet moose, deer, bears, beavers and more at Parc Omega
- Spruce up your French vocabulary skills in Montreal and Quebec City
- Take a tour of Ottawa and visit Parliament Hill
- Try a beaver tail (Don’t worry, no beavers will be harmed! It’s a delicious sweet Canadian treat)
- 11 nights accommodation in shared dorm (Inclusive tour only)
- 6 dinners/7 breakfasts
- Thousand Islands boat cruise
- Entrance into Parc Omega
- All national/provincial park entrance fees
- Driver and guide services
Day: 1 | Location: Toronto-Montreal
Our adventure begins early with a friendly welcome from your Moose guide before we head down the Trans-Canada Highway toward Montreal. Our first stop is at the Big Apple where they have made over 3 million apple pies! We definitely recommend trying one!
Next is a lunch stop and a cruise through the incredible Thousand Islands, located in the St Lawrence River between Canada and the USA. We arrive in Montreal in the early evening and you should join our guide for a night out on the town! (Thousand Islands cruise included).
Day: 2 | Location: Montreal
This morning we explore Montreal, the city of festivals. Join your Moose guide and see the sights and sounds of the largest French speaking city outside of Europe. Or if you prefer, explore on your own through this amazing city. (Breakfast included).
Day: 3 | Location: Montreal-Quebec City
This morning we visit Montmorency Falls, a spectacular waterfall that is actually higher than Niagara Falls! From here we continue to Quebec City, the largest walled city in North America. You have free time to stroll along the cobblestone streets and enjoy outdoor cafes, street musicians, local art and best of all the fine food! Enjoy a group dinner tonight at the hostel. (Breakfast and dinner included).
Day: 4 | Location: Quebec City
Take some free time today in Quebec City! We suggest you explore the old city on foot with friends and don’t forget your camera! If you want to do a fun activity today, you have the option for $99 to do our Whale watching excursion to a small French Village, Tadoussac.
Day: 5 | Location: Quebec City-Mont Tremblant
We’ll be up bright and early to journey to Mont Tremblant, a beautiful ski village located in the Laurentian Mountains. Our lunch stop today is Mont Tremblant National Park where we will enjoy some beautiful scenery during our hike. We’ll take a walk through the ski village in Mont Tremblant then arrive at the gorgeous hostel and have a swim or canoe before our group dinner. Tonight we will enjoy some stories and laughs around a campfire by the lake. (Dinner included)
Day: 6 | Location: Mont Tremblant-Ottawa
This morning we hit the road through spectacular Laurentian hills towards Ottawa, the capital of Canada. First we stop we visit Omega Park for a close up look at wildlife including deer, bear, moose and more, you can even feed the animals! Once we arrive in Ottawa and check into the hostel (a former jail) we take a walking tour of the city and historic Parliament Hill. Afterward we head out for a few drinks and dinner in the Byward Market! (Omega Park included).
Day: 7 | Location: Ottawa-Fort Coulonge
Enjoy breakfast at the hostel and some free time in the morning to continue exploring our nation’s capital. We depart in the afternoon for Fort Coulonge which is a beautiful drive along the river and we arrive at Esprit lodge in the early evening.
Dinner tonight is a barbeque feast (vegetarian option also available). If you choose to raft the next day ($115 including lunch) you are in good hands! The Esprit team was voted one of top rafting companies in the world by National Geographic! Join us at the campfire tonight and meet your rafting guides!! (Breakfast and dinner included).
Day: 8 | Location: Fort Coulonge
If you are rafting, today is an early start at 7:30 am. We take a short ride to the departure point and spend the day on the river, rafting or river-boarding. If you decide to stay at the lodge you can swim, canoe or hike. At the end of the day, we come back to the lodge and settle down to another great meal and relax on the patio and watch the amazing sunset with a cold beverage. (Breakfast and dinner included, lunch included if you are rafting).
Day: 9 | Location: Fort Coulonge-Toronto
After breakfast we hit the road back to Toronto, with a lunch stop at Bon Echo Provincial Park (famous for Bon Echo Rock and some of the finest northern beaches). We arrive back to Toronto at approximately 6pm. Check into the hostel and you can meet your driver later for drinks, or explore the city on your own. (Breakfast included).
Day: 10 | Location: Toronto-Algonquin Park
We depart Toronto bright and early and after a friendly welcome from your Moose guide and a chance to meet your fellow travelers, our bus heads north to Algonquin Park. We stop for a picnic lunch and take in the breathtaking view from the Dorset lookout tower, then we’ll spend the afternoon canoeing along a cool river! Tonight we’ll enjoy a delicious dinner and campfire under the stars!
Day: 11 | Location: Algonquin
Waking up to the sounds of nature is the perfect way to start our day, then we’ll head out to Algonquin Park where we’ll check out the visitors centre and then spend the day hiking through trails in the forest to incredible look outs. We’ll have our lunch by a beautiful lake and tonight’s meal is an awesome barbeque – Listen out for the wolves howling after dark, it’s a sound you’ll never forget!
Day: 12 | Location: Algonquin Park-Toronto
Today we’ll enjoy a hearty breakfast and then it’s time to journey back to Toronto. We stop at Silent Lake Provincial Park for a picnic lunch, swim and take a short hike that winds through mature beech trees and passes a beaver pond to a breathtaking lookout. We will arrive back in Toronto at approximately 6pm and drop you off at your downtown hostel.
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