Spanning Canada’s two most popular provinces in the East Ontario and Quebec, this urban adventure lets you experience the very best of two distinct cultures. Want to discover their curiosities and with maximum exposure to the locals as well... Done! This selfdrive takes you to the known and less known cities, but the cherry on the cake, you stay in B & Bs! This is bound to enrich you stay with loads of life-long anecdotes.
Day 1 - Toronto
Arrival in Toronto! Make sure you have time to visit the CN Radio Tower and its awesome views, the Rogers Center or the bustling harbour district. Or, why not attend a performance at a theatre? Did you forget to pack some items or are you just curious about fashion in Canada? The Eaton Center shopping complex is the place-to-be.
Day 2 - Toronto > Excursion Niagara Falls > Toronto (260 km)
The spectacular Niagara Falls are simply a must-see for everyone. And not only a must-see, you have to experience their power. That is why we added a boat trip to the foot of these overwhelming waterfalls where the water deafeningly crashes on the rocks and in the stream below (included)! Your way there however is also more than worth your attention: you drive between the vineyards and orchards of the Niagara peninsula and the historic village of Niagara-on-the-Lake just oozes with charm.
Day 3 & 4 - Toronto > Huntsville (227 km)
Today you will be travelling through charming rural villages to the pine and granite landscape of Muskoka cottage country towards Huntsville located on the edge of the 100 year old Algonquin Provincial Park and Ontario's coveted 'cottage country'. Tomorrow you have all day to explore the setting. Go for a hike, play a game of golf or rent a boat!
Day 5 - Huntville > Pembroke (233 km)
Your further exploration of the Algonquin Provincial Park leads you to the small town of Pembroke, where you spend the night.
Day 6 - Pembroke > Ottawa (147 km)
Today you travel along the border between the provinces of Ontario-Quebec towards Canada's charming capital: Ottawa. A walk along the Rideau canal, a visit to the impressive British parliament or some cycling along the river come highly recommended.
Day 7 - Ottawa - Montreal (199 km)
Montreal is very versatile and lives on two visual different levels; street level, underground and from its mighty St Lawrence River. So there is more than one way you explore its charms. Go on a boat trip and learn about the city and the river or visit its cultural hot spots such as the magnificent Notre-Dame basilica, the Biodôme, the park of the 1976 Olympic Games or its hilly Mont Royal. Choosing is not losing here as whatever you do, you will taste Montreal's joy-de-vivrel. No wonder teh city has been described as one of the most fascinating and vibrant cities in Eastern Canada.
Day 8 & 9 - Montreal > Quebec (255 km)
You drive alongside the St-Lawrence river to the historic city of Quebec City where there should be enough time left for a leisurely stroll through the car-free streets of the old town. A very quaint and pleasing neighbourhood.
Tomorrow, on day 9, a half hour cruise on the mighty St-Lawrence river has been scheduled. You discover the UNESCO world heritage of North America's only walled city while you sit back and listen to the stories and anecdotes of your guide.
Day 10 - Quebec – Isle-aux-Coudres (121 km)
Today's focus is back on nature. EN-route the beautiful Montmorency waterfalls and the Île d'Orléans are definately wort a stop. Along the mountainous region of Charlevoix you reach the port where you take the ferry (not included) to Isle-aux-Coudres. Change of environment guaranteed!
Day 11 - Isle-aux-Coudres - Saguenay (243 km)
You travel to Saguenay, a favorite place to get acquainted with life in the sea, especially whales. Tadoussac is the ideal place for a whale-watching cruise (see the excursions on this tour).
Day 12 & 13 - Saguenay > Saint-Alexis-des-Monts.(391 km)
Enjoy the beauty of the region. Then you drive on to Saint-Alexis-des-Monts. Tomorrow, day 13, is a wonderful day to relax and enjoy the activities the region is so popular for: spotting animals, walking, swimming... You pick.
Day 14 - Saint-Alexis-des-Monts > Belleville (493 km)
Time to turn our back on the beautiful province of Quebec and head for Ontario. In Rockport a cruise amidst 1000 islands and / or a helicopter flight are highly recommended (see excursions).
Day 15 - Belleville > Toronto (189 km)
Hotels & Meals
- All Belgian nationals travelling on a Belgian passport (children and babies included) must be in possession of an international e-passport (electronic) containing min. 2 blank pages, valid for at least 1 day after their return home. All travellers to Canada must purchase an eTA or electronic Travel Authorisation online via the official website cic.gc.ca/english/visit/index.asp prior to entering canadian territory via its airports. Price: 7 CAD or +/- 5 Euros. Your eTA is valid for 5 years and linked to your passport number. This implies that as soon as your passport expires, so does your eTA.
- To save time at Customs and Immigration in Canada, you can downmload the CanBorder eDeclaration app before your arrival. You will then receive a QR-code that remains valid for 24 hours. Thanks to the scanning of the QR code, you do not have to re-enter your data on the screen at the Customs counters. You can download via the Apple Store app or Google Play app.
- Please note: A credit card is required upon check-in at the hotels and also when renting a car. All cross-border travellers with the USA must on top be in possession of an international passport and an ESTA. The digital passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the set date of your return flight. The electronic travel authorization must be purchased online by means of a personal credit card via the official link https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/ (14 USD on 20JAN2015). Your ESTA is valid for max. 2 years. Should your international passport expire within that period, so does your ESTA as it is linked to your passport number. We strongly recommend you to print out the Esta- or Eta permit and to have it on you while you travel to avoid problems.
- Travellers with a non-Belgian nationality and / or travellers travelling on a foreign passport are invited to spontaneously report this matter to the Connections travel consultant and shall contact their respective embassy (s) or Consulate (ate) to obtain the latest updates concerning all current travel requirements and documents.
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The tours in our brochures are just a few examples of travel itineraries possible. Our trips can be tailored to suit your specific needs. If you want to book a specific destination or combine it with a mini-tour then we will gladly make you a tailor-made offer. For a personalised day-by-day program please contact our destination experts.
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- In The East (Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa): - 6 h.
- Alberta (Banff, Jasper, Calgary): - 8 h.
- British Colombia (Vancouver, Victoria, Kamloops): - 9 h.
Winter time 2015: Belgium turns the clock back one hour on the night of Saturday, October 24th to Sunday, October 25th. Canada turns back the arms of the clock on the night of Saturday, 1 November to Sunday, 2 November. That entails that during the latter week the time difference is one hour less than indicated above.
Canadian Dollars (CAD); 10 CAD = 6.62€ / 1€ = 1.50 CAD (16/08/2018)
Methods of Payment
A personal credit card is required upon check-in at the hotels and also when renting a car. Credit cards are very convenient and widely accepted and ATMs are readily available.
The climate is comparable to ours. In spring, days are nice and nights are fresh.
In summer temperatures can reach peaks, especially in the East. In the West, there is more chance of precipitation and it is cooler than in the East.
On the coast and around the lakes it is usually a lot cooler.
Average Temperatures (in °C):
- 14 nights accommodation in B&B with shared bathrooms or private as booked by you.
- Cruise on the Hornblower at Niagara Falls
- 1h30 cruise on St Lawrence river in Québec
- Customized roadbook
What's not included?
Your intercontinental return flights and car rental, non-listed meals and beverages, tipping and personal expenses.
Good to Know
The names of the B&Bs will be communicated a the time of the booking confirmation.
Standard Price per person