Great parks of the East, 15 Days
2021 DEPARTURE DATES (Daily): May 1 - October 21
- ARRIVAL IN TORONTO
Arrive Pearson International Airport, Toronto, and transfer independently to your downtown hotel. The Roadbook you received will have all the information needed for your journey. Remainder of day is at leisure for shopping at the Eaton Centre or perhaps sampling the fine cuisine and nightlife of Toronto. Overnight in Toronto.
- TORONTO TO MIDLAND (159 km)
Scenic drive to Huron country with a detour through Penetanguishene, an old native village. We suggest a visit to Georgian Bay's "30 000 Islands" and a tour of the Jesuit mission at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons. Overnight in Midland.
- MIDLAND TO HUNSTVILLE (137 km)
Leaving Midland, the road leads north-east to century-old Algonquin Provincial Park and the beautiful Muskoka region. Overnight near Huntsville.
The Huntsville area offers tennis, golf, boat cruises, horseback riding and hiking trails. A short drive away are Lion's Lookout Park or Muskoka Pioneer Village. Overnight near Huntsville.
- HUNTSVILLE TO GATINEAU PARK / OTTAWA (349 km)
Journey into Quebec to Gatineau Park. In Gatineau Park, enjoy kilometres of bicycle paths and fascinating views from look-outs over the river. Overnight in Ottawa.
- OTTAWA TO TREMBLANT (153 km)
Explore the capital region and the Parliament Buildings, or take a cruise on the Ottawa River. It is a short drive into the Laurentian Mountains. Overnight in Tremblant.
Enjoy a full day in the Laurentians. A good local excursion includes the village of St.Jovite and Mont-Tremblant Park, Quebec's oldest provincial park. Overnight in Tremblant.
- TREMBLANT TO QUEBEC CITY (368 km)
A scenic drive on the Chemin du Roy, Canada’s first year-round carriageway, brings you past numerous historical French-Canadian villages. Trois-Rivieres is Quebec’s second-oldest city and many of its streets are characterised by 18th-century style structures and galleries. In Batiscan, you can view the stone prebystery that is an architectural gem and perhaps see historical craft demonstrations. Overnight in Quebec City.
- QUEBEC CITY
Full day in Quebec City, Canada's oldest city. Highlights include the Fortifications, a national historic park; Place Royale and Old Quebec, designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO; or the Montmorency Falls. Overnight in Quebec City.
- QUEBEC CITY TO ST.MICHEL-DES-SAINTS (281 km)
Scenic drive through the fertile plains and rolling hills of the Mauricie / Bois-Francs and Lanaudiere regions, bound for the forests and unspoiled scenery of the Quebec hinterlands. Overnight in St.Michel-des-Saints.
Beautiful scenery surrounds you at Reservoir Taureau and Baie du Milieu, with numerous outdoor activities at your disposal. We suggest canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking or sailing. Alternatively, head for the hills along the hiking trails. Overnight in St. Michel-des-Saints.
- ST.MICHEL-DES-SAINTS TO MONTREAL (166 km)
Traverse the Lanaudiere region and its numerous lakes. Stop in Berthierville and visit the Gilles Villeneuve Museum, then continue to the vibrant, cosmopolitan city of Montreal. We suggest a visit to Notre-Dame Basilica, the Olympic site, the Biodome, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Mt. Royal Park, Casino or the underground city. Overnight in Montreal.
- MONTREAL TO KINGSTON (288 km)
Cross the border into Ontario and explore the tranquillity of the Thousand Islands region. Visit Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg and Old Fort Henry or take a leisurely cruise through the Thousand Islands. Overnight in Kingston.
- KINGSTON TO NIAGARA FALLS (390 KM)
Drive along Lake Ontario, skirting Ontario's capital, Toronto, to reach Niagara Falls. Visit Niagara-on-the-Lake, a charming 19th-century village. Once in Niagara Falls, put on your rain jacket and step aboard for the ride of a lifetime! The Hornblower Niagara Cruises - Voyage To The Falls tour will take you to the American Falls before sailing past massive rock formations to the magnificent sight of the thundering Horseshoe Falls. As the Hornblower Niagara Cruises - Voyage To The Falls tour battles the waters, take advantage of unsurpassed photo opportunities. Overnight in Niagara Falls.
- NIAGARA FALLS TO TORONTO / END OF TOUR (129 km)
Return to Pearson International Airport, Toronto where you will for your return flight.
- Day 10-11. Auberge du Lac Taureau - use of canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, montain bikes (1 hour) or sail-boats (1 hour), access to beach, indoor pool and jacuzzi
- Day 14. Hornblower Niagara Cruises - Voyage To The Falls
OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS ($):
- Day 7. Tremblant: The Winding Diable Canoeing or Kayaking
Take advantage of a half-day to go down the Diable River, between the Chat Lake and Mont de la Vache Noire . It is a peaceful ride that will allow you to discover some unique scenery . You will see the meanders of the river, the spectacular rock wall of the Vache Noire that is lightly touched by the river, a silver maple forest, and sandy shores where you will be able to bask under the sun during a break! Admission to Tremblant National Park is included.
Canoeing: Twin - $43, Single - $75
Kayaking: Twin - $43, Single - $69
- Day 13. Kingston: Rockport - 1-hour 1000 Island Cruise
Discover and experience the Heart of the 1000 Islands, majestic castles and a whisper of a thousand legends on a relaxing one hour cruise . This wonderfully lush island landscape is dotted with luxurious cottages and vast estates . Referred to by the Iroquois Nations as the "Garden of the Great Spirit", the tranquility of the area belies a history of adventurers, wars and rebellions . The cruise will take you past Boldt Castle, Zavikon Island and Millionaire’s Row
Adult - $28, Child (6-12) - $16, Child (0-5) - free