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May 4, 2017

9 day tour of Ontario and Quebec

Written By MooseTravel

Our Big East tour is perfect for anyone visiting Eastern Canada who wants to experience all they can whilst on a modest time budget. We travel over 3000 km round trip from Toronto, visiting Montreal, Quebec City,  Mont Tremblant, Fort Coulonge and our great nation’s capital city, Ottawa!

Raft down the white waters of the famous Ottawa River, get up close and personal with Canadian wildlife at Parc Omega, take a cruise through the iconic Thousand Islands, hike through National parks, learn all about the history of our beautiful cities, swim in a clear lake and so much more. We don’t want to take up all of your time just reading about it. Join our group and experience it for yourself!

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May 4, 2017

3 day tour to the Bruce Peninsula

Written By MooseTravel

Prepare to be dazzled, we’re heading off to the Bruce Peninsula! A feast for the senses, “The Bruce” is definitely one of the most stunning locations in all of Ontario. (And we’ve plenty to choose from).

Brand new in 2016, our 3 day Grotto adventure offers experiences that just aren’t available on any of our other tours. Check out shipwrecks on a glass bottom cruise, swim through the underwater tunnel to the “grotto” and explore the caves, canoe and kayak on turquoise waters, hike the famous Bruce Trail and connect with the abundant wildlife in a National Park.

Speed things up with a jet boat ride, bbq lakeside and get those toes aired out on a sandy beach, you’ll find it hard to believe this is all just a few short hours from Toronto.

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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…”

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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)

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • 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: 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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May 4, 2017

20 Day Tour of Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes.

Written By MooseTravel

Join us on our Schooner tour and see the parts of Canada that even some locals don’t know about! You’re going to love every minute of this 20 day tour. There’s just so much we need to show you!

We’ll journey throughout Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and P.E.I., stopping off to explore colourful coastal towns, red sanded beaches, awe inspiring land and seascapes, as well as partaking in vibrant nightlife and devouring the culture and history of the larger cities!

There’s so much variety on our Schooner tour – From digging for clams in Digby (and eating them of course) to whale watching, hiking, brewery and winery tours, walking the ocean floor at the Bay of Fundy and taking a lobster boat cruise. There’s an abundance of activities for absolutely everyone!

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Keith’s brewery tour and tasting in Halifax
  • Dig for clams and then bake them right on the beach for a wonderful feast
  • Walk the ocean floor in the Bay of Fundy and check out the amazing Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick
  • Take in the scenery with a boat cruise through the Thousand Islands in Ontario
  • Winery tour and tasting in Nova Scotia
  • Spruce up your French vocabulary skills in Quebec
  • Take a cruise on a lobster boat and enjoy a fresh lobster lunch
  • Observe Canadian wildlife in their natural habitat
  • Explore east coast villages and ports and meet the friendly locals
  • Check out the Anne of Green Gables homestead in P.E.I.
  • Tour Cape Breton Island and take one of the most beautiful coastal drives in the world

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • 19 nights accommodation in shared dorm (Inclusive tour only)
  • 5 dinners/10 breakfasts (including clam dig)
  • Thousand Islands boat cruise
  • Keith’s brewery tour and tasting
  • Winery tour and tasting
  • Beachcombing on the Bay of Fundy and Hopewell Rocks tour
  • Lobster boat cruise and lunch
  • All provincial.national park entrance fees
  • Anne of Green Gables tour on P.E.I.
  • Driver and guide services

Day: 1 | Location: Toronto – Montreal

Meet your guide and fellow passengers in Toronto and travel along the St Lawrence seaway to Montreal, City of Festivals and the largest French speaking city outside of Europe. En-route we stop for a beautiful cruise of the Thousand Islands. Tonight we’ll explore the vibrant nightlife of this wonderful city. (Thousand Islands boat cruise included).

 

Day: 2 | Location: Montreal

Enjoy some free time to explore the picturesque city of Montreal, including Mont Royal, the Old City, boutiques, Cathedrals and the cafes and bars. Bring your French dictionary to practice your language skills! (Breakfast included).

 

Day: 3 | Location: Montreal – Riviere du Loup

Our journey eastward continues as we cross to the southern shore of the St. Lawrence River to our overnight destination of Riviere du Loup or “Wolf River”. Our travels take us along spectacular vistas through small French speaking towns that were founded by Basques fishermen from France over 350 years ago. The St. Lawrence River changes from fresh to salt water in this area so keep an eye out for seals and other marine animals!  We’ll have a group dinner at our hostel tonight and some free time in the evening. (Breakfast and dinner included).

 

Day: 4 | Location: Riviere du Loup – Moncton

We cross from Quebec into New Brunswick—the only officially bilingual province in Canada so you can still practice your French language skills! This is the homeland of the Acadians—a warm a friendly people with a proud history and rich culture. Today we see the world’s longest covered bridge. (Breakfast included)

 

Day: 5 | Location: Moncton – Digby

This morning we start towards the world famous Bay of Fundy, travelling through the Annapolis Valley . We spend tonight in the special town of Digby a beautiful east coast town you will never forget. Group dinner tonight at the hostel featuring the famous Digby Scallops! (Breakfast and dinner included)

 

Day: 6 | Location: Digby

We spend the day exploring this spectacular region, including a clam dig on the beach (voted best activity!) and visiting the stunning Digby neck. Tonight we’ll relax into another peaceful evening in this east coast fishing town. (Breakfast and clam dig and meal included).

 

Day: 7 | Location: Digby to Halifax

Today our tour takes us towards Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia. Along the way we visit Peggy’s Cove-one of the most beautiful and scenic villages in the east as well as Lunenburg, which is home to the world famous Bluenose II sailing ship! We’ll spend the night in the vibrant city of Halifax! (Breakfast included).

 

Day: 8 | Location: Halifax

Enjoy lots of free time to explore Halifax on foot today, there is plenty to see and do in this maritime city! Later in the afternoon we’ll go for a tour of the famous Alexander Keith’s Brewery – the oldest brewery in Canada. Then we can head out for a group dinner at a local pub! (Keith’s Brewery included).

 

Day: 9 | Location: Halifax–Pleasant Bay (Cape Breton)

We’ll meet up with any passengers on our Puffin tour this morning then head towards the incredible region known as the Cape Breton Highlands, which are home to Canada’s Scottish heritage. We will have several breathtaking photo stops en-route and we’ll hike the famous Skyline Trail where we’ll keep our eyes peeled for moose! Tonight we stay in a lovely hostel located on the Cape Breton Road. (Dinner included).

 

Day: 10 | Location: Cape Breton National Park

You’ll have the opportunity to do an amazing whale watching tour this morning ($50) where you will see Minke and Humpback whales and sometimes dolphins and seals! After the cruise, we will visit some beautiful areas of the park including MacIntosh Brook and Black Brook beach. Tonight we’ll wind down by a warming campfire on the beach under the stars!

 

Day: 11 | Location: Pleasant Bay to Bear on the Lake (Cape Breton)

Today we continue to explore the Cape Breton region. We visit Ingonish Beach and the Middle Head hike where we explore the spectacular views of the coastal cliffs! Tonight we relax beside the lake and roast some marshmallows over the campfire! (Dinner included).

 

Day: 12 | Location: Cape Breton National Park

Today we will visit Louisbourg and you can choose to take a tour of the National Historic Site of Fortress of Louisbourg. This fort was founded in 1713 by the French and developed over several decades into a thriving centre for fishing and trade. Its two sieges, especially that of 1758, were turning points in the Anglo-French struggle for what Canada is today. Tonight we stay again at the wonderful Bear on the Lake hostel.

 

Day: 13 | Location: Cape Breton to Charlottetown

This morning we travel to Prince Edward Island, Canada’s smallest and greenest province. We take a beautiful drive and a ferry ride to the island. When we arrive we’ll explore Charlottetown, home to Canada’s confederation signing!

 

Day: 14 | Location: Prince Edward Island

Today we continue to explore P.E.I., visiting Cavendish Beach as well as the beautiful Anne of Green Gables homestead. (Breakfast included).

 

Day: 15 | Location: Charlottetown to Moncton

We start back into New Brunswick today across the 13km long Confederation Bridge and take a Lobster Boat cruise with a fresh lobster lunch. We’ll also take a tour of Hopewell Rocks, an amazing area in the Bay of Fundy. This is where you can see and learn about the incredible tidal changes which are some of the highest in the world! Tonight we will stay in Moncton. Join your guide for a city walk and a night out on the town!  (Breakfast included).

 

Day: 16 | Location: Moncton – Quebec City

Quebec City is our destination today! With a stop first at Montmorency Falls, which are 1.5 times higher than Niagara Falls, we arrive in Quebec City around dinner time. Quebec City is the only walled city in North America and a spectacular place! Tonight we can enjoy some poutine or crepes to get a taste of local flavour! Bon appetit! (Breakfast included).

 

Day: 17 | Location: Quebec City

We take time today to wander the narrow walkways and cobblestone streets, visiting boutiques, museums and cafes. We’ll enjoy another group dinner at our hostel then tonight we can visit a local bar for some live music! (Dinner included).

 

Day: 18 | Location: Quebec City – Ottawa

We journey into the countryside of “la belle province” today and we’ll travel to the capital of Canada Ottawa. After we get checked into our hostel, join your guide for a city walking tour to Parliament Hill and end in the Byward market where we can sit in an outdoor café and soak up the atmosphere.

 

Day: 19 | Location: Ottawa

There is more time today to explore this beautiful city. You can choose to visit a museum, go shopping or enjoy a cycle by the Rideau Canal. (Breakfast included).

 

Day: 20 | Location: Ottawa – Toronto

The last day of our amazing tour! We head to Toronto today, stopping along the way to have a picnic lunch at Sandbanks Provincial Park on one of the most beautiful beaches in Ontario! We arrive back in Toronto around 6:00pm at drop you off at your downtown hostel. (Breakfast included).

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May 4, 2017

8 day tour from Toronto to Halifax

Written By MooseTravel

We’re heading to Halifax and we want you to join us! This 8 day tour is your most thrilling route from Toronto to the Maritimes, we promise you won’t “clam up” about this awesome experience!

We’ll be taking you for a grand adventure starting in Ontario, travelling through Quebec and New Brunswick and ending in Nova Scotia – or as we like to call it, Canada’s Ocean Playground! This tour flows so beautifully that it’s almost like Canada prepared it just for us! Thanks Canada!

Pay a visit to the iconic Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse and take a tour of Alexander Keith’s Brewery, Canada’s oldest! (With samples of course!) Get stuck in the mud digging for clams in Digby, take a cruise through the Thousand Islands, pop over to the colourful port of Lunenburg and take some breathtaking pictures of the stunning sunset at Riviere Du Loup. We just couldn’t fit any more fun into this tour if we tried!

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Keith’s brewery tour and tasting in Halifax
  • Dig for clams and then bake them right on the beach for a wonderful feast
  • Take in the scenery with a boat cruise through the Thousand Islands in Ontario
  • Winery tour and tasting in Nova Scotia
  • Spruce up your French vocabulary skills in Quebec
  • Observe Canadian wildlife in their natural habitat
  • Explore east coast villages and ports and meet the friendly locals

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • 8 nights accommodation in shared dorm (Inclusive tour only)
  • 3 dinners/6 breakfasts (including clam dig)
  • Thousand Islands boat cruise
  • Keith’s brewery tour and tasting
  • Winery tour and tasting
  • Walking tour of Montreal
  • Driver and guide services

Day: 1 | Location: Toronto – Montreal

Meet your guide and fellow passengers in Toronto and travel along the St Lawrence seaway to Montreal, City of Festivals and the largest French speaking city outside of Europe. En-route we stop for a beautiful cruise of the Thousand Islands. Tonight we’ll explore the vibrant nightlife of this wonderful city. (Thousand Islands boat cruise included).

 

Day: 2 | Location: Montreal

Enjoy some free time to explore the picturesque city of Montreal, including Mont Royal, the Old City, boutiques, Cathedrals and the cafes and bars. Bring your French dictionary to practice your language skills! (Breakfast included).

 

Day: 3 | Location: Montreal – Riviere du Loup

Our journey eastward continues as we cross to the southern shore of the St. Lawrence River to our overnight destination of Riviere du Loup or “Wolf River”. Our travels take us along spectacular vistas through small French speaking towns that were founded by Basques fishermen from France over 350 years ago. The St. Lawrence River changes from fresh to salt water in this area so keep an eye out for seals and other marine animals!  We’ll have a group dinner at our hostel tonight and some free time in the evening. (Breakfast and dinner included).

 

Day: 4 | Location: Riviere du Loup – Moncton

We cross from Quebec into New Brunswick—the only officially bilingual province in Canada so you can still practice your French language skills! This is the homeland of the Acadians—a warm a friendly people with a proud history and rich culture. Today we see the world’s longest covered bridge. (Breakfast included)

 

Day: 5 | Location: Moncton – Digby

This morning we start towards the world famous Bay of Fundy, travelling through the Annapolis Valley . We spend tonight in the special town of Digby a beautiful east coast town you will never forget. Group dinner tonight at the hostel featuring the famous Digby Scallops! (Breakfast and dinner included)

 

Day: 6 | Location: Digby

We spend the day exploring this spectacular region, including a clam dig on the beach (voted best activity!) and visiting the stunning Digby neck. Tonight we’ll relax into another peaceful evening in this east coast fishing town. (Breakfast and clam dig and meal included).

 

Day: 7 | Location: Digby to Halifax

Today our tour takes us towards Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia. Along the way we visit Peggy’s Cove-one of the most beautiful and scenic villages in the east as well as Lunenburg, which is home to the world famous Bluenose II sailing ship! We’ll spend the night in the vibrant city of Halifax! (Breakfast included).

 

Day: 8 | Location: Halifax

Enjoy lots of free time to explore Halifax on foot today, there is plenty to see and do in this maritime city! Later in the afternoon we’ll go for a tour of the famous Alexander Keith’s Brewery – the oldest brewery in Canada. Then we can head out for a group dinner at a local pub! (Keith’s Brewery included).

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May 2, 2017

7 day tour of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and P.E.I.

Written By MooseTravel

Breathe in the fresh Atlantic air, listen to the waves crash on the rugged coastline and feel the sand between your toes – you must be in the Maritimes!

Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the smallest province of all, Prince Edward Island!  You’ll be sure to see plenty of seabirds such as herons, gannets and kingfishers and the (less adorable but very majestic) bald eagle. If that isn’t enough seabirds/life for you then take a whale watching cruise to see humpbacks, minke and more, plus adorable seals!

New Brunswick is famous for their lobster, so of course we’ll be boarding a lobster boat to enjoy the freshest lobster lunch available. We’ll hike trails on Cape Breton Island, check out the incredible tidal changes and rock formations at the Bay of Fundy, keep our eyes peeled for moose and other wildlife, relax on sandy beaches, and even visit the Anne of Green Gables homestead!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Walk the ocean floor in the Bay of Fundy and check out the amazing Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick
  • Take a whale watching boat tour in Nova Scotia
  • Observe Canadian wildlife in their natural habitat
  • Take a cruise on a lobster boat and enjoy a fresh lobster lunch
  • Explore east coast villages and ports and meet the friendly locals
  • Swim in the Atlantic Ocean
  • Check out the Anne of Green Gables homestead in P.E.I. (If you haven’t read the book, start now!)
  • Hike the trails and take one of the most beautiful coastal drives in the world on Cape Breton Island

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  •  7 nights accommodation in shared dorm (Inclusive tour only)
  • 2 dinners/3 breakfasts
  • Lobster boat cruise and lunch
  • Whale watching boat cruise
  • All ferry crossing fees
  • Beachcombing on the Bay of Fundy and Hopewell Rocks tour
  • Anne of Green Gables tour on P.E.I.
  • Driver and guide services

Day: 1 | Location: Halifax–Pleasant Bay (Cape Breton)

After a friendly welcome from our Moose guide and introduction to the rest of our group we’ll head towards the incredible region known as the Cape Breton Highlands, which are home to Canada’s Scottish heritage. We will have several breathtaking photo stops en-route and we’ll hike the famous Skyline Trail where we’ll keep our eyes peeled for moose! Tonight we stay in a lovely hostel located on the Cape Breton Road. (Dinner included).

 

Day: 2 | Location: Cape Breton National Park

You’ll have the opportunity to do an amazing whale watching tour this morning where you will see Minke and Humpback whales and sometimes dolphins and seals! After the cruise, we will visit some beautiful areas of the park including MacIntosh Brook and Black Brook beach. Tonight we’ll wind down by a warming campfire on the beach under the stars!

 

Day: 3 | Location: Pleasant Bay to Bear on the Lake (Cape Breton)

Today we continue to explore the Cape Breton region. We visit Ingonish Beach and the Middle Head hike where we explore the spectacular views of the coastal cliffs! Tonight we relax beside the lake and roast some marshmallows over the campfire! (Dinner included).

 

‘Day: 4 | Location: Cape Breton National Park

Today we will visit Louisbourg and you can choose to take a tour of the National Historic Site of Fortress of Louisbourg. This fort was founded in 1713 by the French and developed over several decades into a thriving centre for fishing and trade. Its two sieges, especially that of 1758, were turning points in the Anglo-French struggle for what Canada is today. Tonight we stay again at the wonderful Bear on the Lake hostel.

 

Day: 5 | Location: Cape Breton to Charlottetown

This morning we travel to Prince Edward Island, Canada’s smallest and greenest province. We take a beautiful drive and a ferry ride to the island. When we arrive we’ll explore Charlottetown, home to Canada’s confederation signing!

 

Day: 6 | Location: Prince Edward Island

Today we continue to explore P.E.I., visiting Cavendish Beach as well as the beautiful Anne of Green Gables homestead. (Breakfast included).

 

Day: 7 | Location: Charlottetown to Moncton

We start back into New Brunswick today across the 13km long Confederation Bridge and take a Lobster Boat cruise with a fresh lobster lunch. We’ll also take a tour of Hopewell Rocks, an amazing area in the Bay of Fundy. This is where you can see and learn about the incredible tidal changes which are some of the highest in the world! Tonight we will stay in Moncton. Join your guide for a city walk and a night out on the town!  (Breakfast included).

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May 2, 2017

22 Day Tour of Ontario, Quebec, Maritimes and Newfoundland

Written By MooseTravel

Lace up those hiking shoes, get that camera ready and pucker up – There are fish that need kissing!

Our 22 day Screech tour takes you on a legendary journey through Ontario, Quebec, The Maritimes and Newfoundland. Moose has created the perfect itinerary to give you an unparallelled experience of the East Coast with a ton of exhilarating activities along the way!

Check out thundering waterfalls, take a cruise on a lobster boat in Nova Scotia, look out for icebergs and wildlife, explore national parks, hike up the incredible Gros Morne mountain, experience the culture and cuisine of Quebec and get “Screeched in” on George Street in St. John’s – Yes that means kissing a fish! Our Screech tour is almost too much adventure to handle!

 

 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hike the Gros Morne Mountain and Skerwink Trail in Newfoundland
  • Get “Screeched in” – Drink the famous Screech rum and kiss the cod
  • Walk the ocean floor in the Bay of Fundy and check out the amazing Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick
  • Take in the scenery with a boat cruise through the Thousand Islands in Ontario
  • Spruce up your French vocabulary skills in Quebec
  • Look out for giant icebergs on the coast of Newfoundland (seasonal)
  • Take a cruise on a lobster boat and enjoy a fresh lobster lunch
  • Observe Canadian wildlife in their natural habitat
  • Explore east coast villages and ports and meet the friendly locals
  • Tour Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia and take one of the most beautiful coastal drives in the world.

 WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • 21 nights accommodation in shared dorm (Inclusive tour only)
  • 7 dinners/7 breakfasts
  • Thousand Islands boat cruise
  • Lobster boat cruise and lunch
  • All provincial/national park entrance fees
  • Beachcombing on the Bay of Fundy and Hopewell Rocks Tour
  • All ferry crossing fees
  • Driver and guide services

Day: 1 | Location: Toronto – Montreal

Meet your guide and fellow passengers in Toronto and travel along the St Lawrence seaway to Montreal, City of Festivals and the largest French speaking city outside of Europe. En-route we stop for a beautiful cruise of the Thousand Islands. Tonight we’ll explore the vibrant nightlife of this wonderful city. (Thousand Islands boat cruise included).

 

Day: 2 | Location: Montreal

Enjoy some free time to explore the picturesque city of Montreal, including Mont Royal, the Old City, boutiques, Cathedrals and the cafes and bars. Bring your French dictionary to practice your language skills! (Breakfast included).

 

Day: 3 | Location: Montreal – Riviere du Loup

Our journey eastward continues as we cross to the southern shore of the St. Lawrence River to our overnight destination of Riviere du Loup or “Wolf River”. Our travels take us along spectacular vistas through small French speaking towns that were founded by Basques fishermen from France over 350 years ago. The St Lawrence River changes from fresh to salt water in this area so watch for seals and other marine animals. Group dinner at hostel tonight and free time this evening. (Breakfast and dinner included)

 

Day: 4 | Location: Rivière du Loup – Moncton

We cross from Quebec into New Brunswick—the only officially bilingual province in Canada so you can still practice your French language skills! This is the homeland of the Acadians—a warm a friendly people with a proud history and rich culture. Today we see the world’s longest covered bridge as well as Magnetic Hill. (Breakfast included)

 

Day: 5 | Location: Moncton – Halifax

This morning we start our journey into another eastern province, Nova Scotia! We’ll board a lobster boat cruise and enjoy an incredibly fresh caught lobster lunch. We arrive in Halifax late afternoon and then join our guide for a city walk of this beautiful Maritime city and enjoy dinner and the unique nightlife! (Breakfast included)

 

Day: 6 | Location: Halifax

Enjoy lots of free time to explore Halifax on foot today, there is plenty to see and do in this maritime city, we recommend taking a tour of the Keith’s Brewery, visiting pier 21 or the Maritime museum of the Atlantic! Then we can head out for a group dinner at a local pub!

 

 Day: 7 | Location: Halifax – Pleasant Bay (Cape Breton)

We’ll meet up with any passengers on our Newfie tour this morning then head towards the incredible region known as the Cape Breton Highlands, which are home to Canada’s Scottish heritage. We will have several breathtaking photo stops en-route and we’ll hike the famous Skyline Trail where we’ll keep our eyes peeled for moose! Tonight we stay in a lovely hostel located on the Cape Breton Road. (Dinner included).

 

Day: 8 | Location: Pleasant Bay – Baddeck (Bear on the Lake Cape Breton)

Today we continue to explore the Cape Breton region. This morning, you have the option for an additional $50 to do an amazing whale watching tour in the Atlantic Ocean! We continue our drive along the Cabot trail and stop for an easy hike up the Skyline Ridge where the views are spectacular! We spend this evening beside the lake and roast some marshmallows at the campfire! (Dinner included).

 

Day: 9 | Location: Baddeck – Norris Point

This morning we board the ferry to Newfoundland!! The ferry takes approx. 6 hours, then we drive to Norris Point, a picturesque Newfoundland coastal community located at the doorstep of Gros Morne National Park. Take some free time tonight with friends to explore this small town.

 

Day: 10 | Location: Gros Morne National Park

Use this free day to take advantage of the many activities available in this relaxing small town. Optional activities include sea kayaking, a boat tour through freshwater fjord carved out by glaciers, or for the more adventurous the famous hike up Gros Morne Mountain where the view is breathtaking. After an amazing day, relax back at the hostel and enjoy a fresh local fish dinner cooked by your guide. (Dinner included).

 

Day: 11 | Location: Norris Point – Botwood

Spend a beautiful morning hiking in Gros Morne National park before we drive to the town of Botwood. This town is centered around it’s sheltered, deep water port, which is called on by cargo and cruise vessels from all over the world. Depending on the time of year, we may be able to see some magnificent icebergs floating by! Tonight we have a group meal at the hostel (included) and free time in the evening.

 

Day: 12 | Location: Botwood – Trinity East

Up bright and early this morning, we continue our drive through the Bonavista Peninsula to a small town called Trinity East. We will explore this area by walking the famous Skerwink Trail. On the trail, we will see bedrock layers that are tilted almost 90 degrees on Sherwink Head, and many other dramatic landforms. After a full day of hiking, we will enjoy a relaxing group dinner and evening at the hostel. (Dinner included).

 

Day: 13 | Location: Trinity East – St. John’s

On our itinerary today is St. Johns, one of North America’s oldest cities. With a variety of annual events and festivals, unique attractions, breathtaking land and seascapes, there’s something for everyone. Join our guide for a city walk and then relax (or party) with some drinks on George Street which is known for it’s many pubs and bars! This is your opportunity to get “Screeched in” at a local pub! (breakfast included)

 

Day: 14 | Location: St. John’s

Enjoy a free day in St. Johns with your new found Moose friends!

 

Day: 15 | Location: St. John’s – Ferry

On our way back to the mainland today we’ll take note that this area has the world’s largest puffin colony, the world’s southernmost caribou herd, the oldest continuous permanent settlement in Canada, some of the world’s oldest and rarest marine fossils, and a unique culture that strongly reflects the settlement of Irish immigrants over the past 40 years! We will board the ferry in the early evening for our overnight adventure across the sea!

 

Day: 16 | Location: Ferry – Moncton

We journey back into New Brunswick today and stop to take a tour of Hopewell Rocks, an amazing area in the Bay of Fundy. This is where you can see and learn about the incredible tidal changes which are some of the largest in the world! Tonight join our guide for a city walk and night out on the town!

 

Day: 17 | Location: Moncton – Gaspe

This morning we will drive north to the Gaspe Peninsula, a beautiful area that borders the sea and the St. Lawrence River. We will spend this afternoon and evening at a unique hostel called the Seashack, located on the beach with plenty of outdoor activities and a tiki bar! (Breakfast included).

 

Day: 18 | Location: Gaspe

We’ll spend today exploring Gaspe National park, surrounded by the Chic-Choc and McGerrigle Mountains. The altitude of these mountains deeply influences the climate that moulds the landscape and creates a diversity of species unique to Quebec and even the world! We will enjoy some hiking and perhaps see a moose or caribou, then spend the evening back at the Seashack and have a campfire under the stars or relax in the hot tub! You’ll also have the opportunity to take part in a moonlit sea kayak excursion!

 

Day: 19 | Location: Gaspe – Quebec City

Today we start back towards Quebec City. We have a long drive today, but the destination is well worth the effort. With a quick stop first at Montmorency Falls, which are 1.5 times higher than Niagara Falls, we arrive in Quebec City around dinner time. Quebec City is the only walled city in North America and a spectacular place! Tonight we can enjoy some poutine or crepes to get a taste of local flavor! Bon appétit!

 

Day: 20 | Location: Quebec City

We take time today to wander the narrow walkways and cobblestone streets, visiting boutiques, museums and cafes. We’ll enjoy another group dinner at our hostel then tonight we can visit a local bar for some live music! (Dinner included).

 

Day: 21 | Location: Quebec City – Ottawa

We journey into the countryside of “la belle province” today and travel to the capital of Canada, Ottawa. After we check into our one of a kind hostel that is formerly a jail, join our guide for a city walking tour to Parliament Hill and end in the Byward market where we can sit in an outdoor café and soak up the atmosphere.

 

Day: 22 | Location: Ottawa – Toronto

The last day of our amazing tour! We head to Toronto today, stopping along the way to have a picnic lunch at Sandbanks Provincial Park on one of the most beautiful beaches in Ontario! We arrive back in Toronto around 6:00pm at drop you off at your downtown hostel. (Breakfast included).

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May 1, 2017

10 Day Tour to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland

Written By MooseTravel

Your love affair with the great outdoors is going to ascend to new levels whilst travelling with Moose on our Newfie tour. Grab your backpack and let’s go. We’re taking you on a 10 day tour of a lifetime!

Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and New Brunswick – We’ve got the three “N’s” for you! These provinces have stunning scenery, captivating coastlines, treasured traditions and wonderful wildlife that’ll take your breath away!

Hike to the summit of the incredible Gros Morne Mountain, explore the beaches and trails of Cape Breton Island, observe humpback, minke, pilot whales and more on a whale watching cruise, kayak through the amazing fjords in Norris Point and get “Screeched in” on George Street, St. Johns.

*Some trivia for the party animals out there – George Street has more bars per capita than anywhere else in North America!

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hike the Gros Morne Mountain and Skerwink Trail in Newfoundland
  • Get “Screeched in” – Drink the famous Screech rum and kiss the cod
  • Look out for giant icebergs on the coast of Newfoundland (seasonal)
  • Observe Canadian wildlife in their natural habitat
  • Tour Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia and take one of the most beautiful coastal drives in the world
  • Walk the ocean floor in the Bay of Fundy and check out the amazing Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • 10 nights accommodation in shared dorm (Inclusive tour only)
  • 4 dinners
  • All ferry crossing fees
  • Accommodation in dorm bed on overnight ferry
  • All national/provincial park entrance fees
  • Driver and Guide Services

Day: 1 | Location: Halifax – Pleasant Bay (Cape Breton)

  After a friendly welcome from our Moose guide and introduction to the rest of our group we’ll head towards the incredible region known as the Cape Breton Highlands, which are home to Canada’s Scottish heritage. We will have several breathtaking photo stops en-route and we’ll hike the famous Skyline Trail where we’ll keep our eyes peeled for moose! Tonight we stay in a lovely hostel located on the Cape Breton Road. (Dinner included).

 

Day: 2 | Location: Pleasant Bay – Baddeck (Bear on the Lake Cape Breton)

Today we continue to explore the Cape Breton region. This morning, you have the option for an additional $50 to do an amazing whale watching tour in the Atlantic Ocean! We continue our drive along the Cabot trail and stop for an easy hike up the Skyline Ridge where the views are spectacular! We spend this evening beside the lake and roast some marshmallows at the campfire! (Dinner included).

 

Day: 3 | Location: Baddeck – Norris Point

This morning we board the ferry to Newfoundland!! The ferry takes approx. 6 hours, then we drive to Norris Point, a picturesque Newfoundland coastal community located at the doorstep of Gros Morne National Park. Take some free time tonight with friends to explore this small town.

 

Day: 4 | Location: Gros Morne National Park

Use this free day to take advantage of the many activities available in this relaxing small town. Optional activities include sea kayaking, a boat tour through freshwater fjord carved out by glaciers, or for the more adventurous the famous hike up Gros Morne Mountain where the view is breathtaking. After an amazing day, relax back at the hostel and enjoy dinner cooked by your guide. (Dinner included).

 

Day: 5 | Location: Norris Point – Botwood

Spend a beautiful morning hiking in Gros Morne National park before we drive to the town of Botwood. This town is centered around it’s sheltered, deep water port, which is called on by cargo and cruise vessels from all over the world. Depending on the time of year, we may be able to see some magnificent iceburgs floating by! Tonight we have a group meal at the hostel (included) and free time in the evening.

 

Day: 6 | Location: Botwood – Trinity East

Up bright and early this morning, we continue our drive through the Bonavista Peninsula to a small town called Trinity East. We will explore this area by walking the famous Skerwink Trail. On the trail, we will see bedrock layers that are tilted almost 90 degrees on Sherwink Head, and many other dramatic landforms. After a full day of hiking, we will enjoy a relaxing group dinner and evening at the hostel. (Dinner included).

 

Day: 7 | Location: Trinity East – St. John’s

On our itinerary today is St. Johns, one of North America’s oldest cities. With a variety of annual events and festivals, unique attractions, breathtaking land and seascapes, there’s something for everyone. Join our guide for a city walk and then relax (or party) with some drinks on George Street which is known for its’ many pubs and bars! This is your opportunity to get “Screeched in” at a local pub!

 

Day: 8 | Location: St. John’s

Enjoy a free day in St. Johns with your new found Moose friends!

 

Day: 9 | Location: St. John’s – Ferry

On our way back to the mainland we will drive part of the famous Irish Loop! This is a beautiful journey along the loop located on the southern portion of the Avalon Peninsula. This area has the world’s largest puffin colony, the world’s southernmost caribou herd, the oldest continuous permanent settlement in Canada, some of the world’s oldest and rarest marine fossils, and a unique culture that strongly reflects the settlement of Irish immigrants over the past 40 years! We will board the ferry in the early evening for our overnight adventure across the sea!

Day: 10 | Location: Ferry – Moncton

We journey back into New Brunswick today and stop to take a tour of Hopewell Rocks, an amazing area in the Bay of Fundy. This is where you can see and learn about the incredible tidal changes which are some of the largest in the world! Tonight join our guide for a city walk and night out on the town!

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May 1, 2017

3 day Algonquin Park tour

Written By MooseTravel

Short on time but need some adventure in your life? Our Beaver tour couldn’t be more perfect for you and your friends. Spending your days and nights in Algonquin Park is the ideal way to relax, explore nature and get your adrenaline really flowing!

This is the real Canadian experience – hike beautiful trails, swim, canoe, watch out for the abundant wildlife, eat fantastic BBQs and share stories around a camp fire under the stars.

 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Canoe or kayak on a beautiful lake
  • Climb the Dorset Fire Tower for the best view of the surrounding wilderness
  • Visit cascading Ragged Falls on the Oxtongue River
  • Swim, splash, dive and float in a refreshing wilderness lake
  • Watch out for the abundant Canadian wildlife
  • Hike on the Lookout Trail for the ultimate scenic reward
  • Learn about the rich history of Algonquin Park in the visitors centre
  • Relax around a camp fire and listen for the howling wolves at night

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • 2 nights accommodation in shared cabin
  • 2 dinners/1 lunch/2 breakfasts
  • All provincial park entry fees
  • Dorset Tower entrance fee
  • Canoe and kayak rentals
  • Driver and guide services

Day: 1 | Location: TORONTO TO 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: 2 | Location: ALGONQUIN PARK

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: 3 | Location: ALGONQUIN PARK TO 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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May 1, 2017

3 day Whale watching tour to Quebec City

Written By MooseTravel

Our 3 day tour will take you from Montreal to the gorgeous, cobblestoned streets of historic Quebec City. Take in the culture, live music, street art and, of course – the local cuisine. We’ll visit Montmorency Falls and the highlight of our tour –  a day trip to Tadoussac for an incredible whale watching cruise! Make sure to bring a camera.

 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience historic Quebec City
  • Visit Montmorency Falls – 1.5 times higher than Niagara Falls!
  • Take a whale watching cruise in Tadoussac
  • Check out awe inspiring fjords in Taddousac

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • 2 nights accommodation in shared dorm
  • 1 dinner/2 breakfasts
  • Whale watching excursion in Tadoussac
  • Return transportation from Montreal
  • Driver and guide services

Day: 1 | Location: Montreal-Quebec City (9:00am)

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: 2 | Location: Quebec City-Tadoussac (8:30am)

Today we travel along a spectacular highway that borders the St Lawrence Seaway. We arrive at the small French Village of Tadoussac where you’ll experience some of the best whale watching in North America! Then back to Quebec City for a free evening. (Breakfast included).

Day: 3 | Location: Quebec City-Montreal (8:00am)

After breakfast we’re heading back to your hostel in Montreal, the rest of the day is at your disposal! (Breakfast included).

 

 

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