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Central To Maritimes - Canada Road Trip Itinerary

Overview

Discover authentic Ontario & Quebec and get a taste of the Maritimes in the Bay of Fundy, Halifax and around. Get to know these huge and beautiful provinces, from their vibrant cities to their and natural treasures. 

 

Travel to far flung regions of the mighty St. Lawrence,  Algonquin Park and Bay of Fundy. Visit hip and historic cities including Toronto, Halifax, Ottawa, and Quebec City.

CENTRAL TO MARITIMES

Enjoy a little more than the first half of our route from Toronto to Halifax.

Duration: 14 days/nights

Trip Pass: $1788 + HST CAD
Accommodations: $566 + HST CAD
Local Fees: $90 + HST CAD

Total Price including all taxes and fees is: $2762 CAD

CENTRAL & ALL MARITIMES

Keep on going. Enjoy 6 more nights in PEI & Cape Breton. See the Big One page for route details.

Duration: 20 days/nights

Trip Pass: $2124 + HST CAD
Accommodations: $783 + HST CAD
Local Fees: $105 + HST CAD

Total Price including all taxes and fees is: $3404 CAD

HST is our sales tax (13%). It is similar to VATs.

CAD is the Canadian currency.

Itinerary at a Glance

Location:

Nights

Algonquin Park

2

Ottawa + Rafting

2

Quebec City

2

Tadoussac

2

Bay of Fundy

3

Halifax

2-3

Map of the Adventure Trip

Road Trip Itinerary

We'll meet in Toronto and head out early to venture to the scenic and rugged Algonquin Park. Algonquin is filled with maple hills, rocky ridges, and thousands of lakes.

 

We'll stop for lunch along the drive, and take in a few other nifty spots. You can go for a paddle, or take off on some of the many hiking trails.

 

Returning to our accommodations, your driver-guide will get you all set up for the evening with open campfire cooking and a bonfire.

  • Hike the amazing trails

  • Canoe majestic lakes in Algonquin Park

  • Evening bonfires and star gazing

Sleep: Rustic cabins or camping in Algonquin park.

Algonquin Park, Ontario

Next we'll take a short drive to Ottawa, the capital, where friendly Gatineau, Quebec, is just a short jaunt across the bridge.

 

For activity buffs, there are loads of great parks and hikes to check out. You'll have the opportunity to raft the mighty Ottawa River – one of the best adventure rivers in the world (highly recommended!).

 

Once in Ottawa, if you are into history, city sights, or museums, there is plenty to keep you busy,  including Parliament Hill and the Rideau Canal.  

  • Raft the mighty Ottawa River

  • Explore Parliament Hill, Hog Back Falls, Rideau Canal

  • Heat up at the saunas and Hot Tubs at the Nordik Spa

Sleep: HI Jail Hostel

Ottawa, Ontario

Next stop Quebec City, where you can explore the narrow, cobbled streets of the old fortified city. You can check out the Citadel, the Plains of Abraham and many more historical sites.

 

You'll get to experience the majestic Montmorency Falls, Canyon Sainte-Anne while we are road tripping. You can check out the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré.

 

For eats, you'll discover amazing poutine alongside other Quebec specialities, after which you can head out to an arcade game-styled bar or boîte de chanson for some local live music.

  • Rock climb up close to the massive Canyon Sainte Anne Waterfalls,

  • Explore and hike Montmorency Falls

  • Eat a massive helping of poutine and visit a boite de chanson

Sleep: Auberge de la Paix Quebec or HI-Quebec Auberge Internationale de Québec

Quebec City

From Quebec City we'll head north along the St Lawrence river, making a few stops along the way, including Charlevoix so that you can try their famous and ridiculously delicious cheese.

 

We'll then take short ferry, and arrive at our destination, Tadoussac, where we will stay for a few days. You'll have a chance to explore huge sand dunes, go whale-watching by boat or kayak, and enjoy strolls along the quaint village streets.

 

The local auberge jeunesse is a fun Maritimes Quebec style hostel.

  • Whale watching

  • Hike at the sand banks and dunes

  • Explore town and visit the interpretive center, or hike in Mont Adela-Lessard

Sleep: Auberge Jeunesse Tadoussac OR cliff side camping

Tadoussac, Quebec

We'll then enter the Maritimes!

 

Here you'll witness the Bay of Fundy, which has the highest tides in the world. You can explore the national park, go wildlife viewing, and stargaze into a sky free of light pollution.

 

Meanwhile you'll eat your fill of seafood fresh out of the water. You’ll also get to experience Hopewell Rocks, Cape Enrage, Sea Coves, the official Scenic Trail Drive and more.

  • Experience Hopewell Rocks, Cape Enrage, Sea Caves and Fundy Trail and coastal hikes

  • Stargaze in the dark preserve and hike Fundy National Park

  • Delicious seafood opportunities throughout

Sleep: Two of - Cabins in Fundy National Park, Not Your Average Hostel and UNB Fredericton.

Bay of Fundy

We'll then drive further east across New Brunswick and head south towards our destination, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

 

Halifax itself is fantastic, with colourful gingerbread-style houses, seaside lighthouses and picturesque rocky shorelines. You'll experience clean breezes, beautiful views and people that love nothing more than signing a tune and enjoying a drink.

 

Additional excursions to Peggy’s Cove, coastal views and beyond are also on the plan. From here we will say goodbye, and wish you even more continued and amazing adventures!

  • Explore Peggy’s Cove and beyond.

  • On some trips we will explore further to Mahone Bay and Lunenburg

  • Enjoy power hour or a murder mug at the Split Crow, or listen to tunes at the Triangle till the wee hours

Sleep: HI Halifax Hostel

Halifax, Nova Scotia

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