Big East

rated 5 out of 5 5 star average rating 3 reviews

9 Days

Start:
Toronto or Montreal
Ends:
Toronto
Runs:
May–October

Prices:

Basic Tour:
$1089 CAD

Accommodation costs not included. Local fee of $150 due upon departure.

Inclusive Tour:
$1499 CAD

8 nights accommodation costs and all fees included.

Overview

 

 

You’re coming to Canada! It’s time to log out of Netflix, put down that laptop and get ready for some fresh air, adrenaline inducing activities and Canadian culture!

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!

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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
  • Hike, bike and swim in Mont Tremblant
  • 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
  • POUTINE (Poutine is the highlight of any day)

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • 8 nights accommodation in shared dorm (Inclusive tour only)
  • 4 dinners/5 breakfasts
  • Thousand Islands boat cruise
  • Entrance into Parc Omega
  • All national/provincial park fees
  • Driver and guide services

 

 TOUR PACKAGES

BASIC TOUR –  Moose will pre-book your accommodation throughout the tour but you are responsible for payment directly to hostels upon check-in.

A local fee is due upon departure.

INCLUSIVE TOUR – Our inclusive tour has all accommodation costs and local fees incorporated into the price of the tour.

If you book an inclusive tour there are no extra fees unless you decide to join in any optional activities that have a cost associated with them.

 

Itinerary

9 Day tour - Ontario and Quebec

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).

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).

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).

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.

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 enjoy a swim or canoe before our group dinner. Tonight we will enjoy some stories and laughs around a campfire by the lake. (Dinner included)

This morning we hit the road through spectacular Laurentian hills towards Ottawa, the capital of Canada. First 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).

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. We arrive at Esprit lodge in the early evening. Dinner tonight is a barbeque feast of salmon or steak. (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).

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 to watch the amazing sunset with a cold beverage. (Breakfast and dinner included, lunch included if you are rafting).

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 in Toronto at approximately 6pm and your driver will drop you off at your prearranged location.(Breakfast included)

Departures

Departs Toronto Price Bookings
Wednesday 14th June 2017
Basic Price$1089
Inclusive Price$1499
Wednesday 28th June 2017
Basic Price$1089
Inclusive Price$1499
Departs Toronto Price Bookings
Wednesday 12th July 2017
Basic Price$1089
Inclusive Price$1499
Wednesday 26th July 2017
Basic Price$1089
Inclusive Price$1499
Departs Toronto Price Bookings
Wednesday 09th August 2017
Basic Price$1089
Inclusive Price$1499
Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Basic Price$1089
Inclusive Price$1499
Departs Toronto Price Bookings
Wednesday 06th September 2017
Basic Price$1089
Inclusive Price$1499
Wednesday 13th September 2017
Basic Price$1089
Inclusive Price$1499
Wednesday 27th September 2017
Basic Price$1089
Inclusive Price$1499
Departs Toronto Price Bookings
Thursday 05th October 2017
Basic Price$1089
Inclusive Price$1499

Details

Plenty of activities are included on our Big East tour with plenty of extras to choose from! Although we recommend trying everything here, you are always free to join the group, explore by yourself or just take some time to relax and get away from it all!

You are also likely to come across other exciting opportunities that aren't listed here whilst on your tour!

Activity $ CAD Location
Whale watching excursion to Tadoussac $99 Tadoussac
White water rafting with lunch $115 Fort Coulonge
Hiking Free Mont Tremblant
Swimming Free Mont Tremblant
Canoe Free Mont Tremblant

 

Moose pre-books your accommodation so you don't have to worry about anything other than having a great time!

 We reserve a single bed per passenger in shared hostel dorm roomsIf you prefer to stay in a private room or an alternative location this must be booked independently - Please reserve a basic tour as accommodation costs cannot be transferred from an inclusive tour.

 Accommodation costs are included in the price of our inclusive tour, if you have reserved a basic tour then payment is due directly to the hostels upon check-in. 

  Location Accommodation
Day 1 Montreal HI - Montreal
Day 2 Montreal HI - Montreal
Day 3 Quebec City HI - Quebec City
Day 4 Quebec City HI - Quebec City
Day 5 Mont Tremblant HI - Mont Tremblant
Day 6 Ottawa HI - Ottawa Jail
Day 7 Fort Coulonge HI - Esprit
Day 8 Fort Coulonge HI - Esprit
Day 9 Toronto *Bed not reserved

 

*Please note that people departing from Montreal will join the group on the 3rd day of the itinerary.

  Pick Up Location Pick Up Time
HI - Toronto 76 Church Street, Toronto (map) 8:00am
Planet Traveler  357 College Street, Toronto (map) 8:20am
Moose Office 192 Spadina Ave, # 408, Toronto (map) 8:30am
     
HI - Montreal 1030 Rue Mackay, Montreal (map) 9:00am

 

  • Bring suitable clothing for the tour and comfortable shoes for hiking. The weather in Canada is predictable but may be cooler at night. It's always wise to prepare, just in case of rain. Find out what else to bring on our FAQ page or contact us directly with any questions!
  • If possible bring a credit card with you whilst travelling.
  • Don't forget your camera! We guarantee you'll want to take photos of wild animals, incredible scenery and new friends!
  • Book your pre-departure accommodation in advance. Toronto hostels are incredibly busy through June - September so if you are travelling then, plan ahead! Moose tours pick up at the 3 major hostels in Toronto.
  • Join us on Facebook and Instagram! Give a shout out to any of your fellow travellers and browse through pics of past tours and travel groups!
  • If you have any other questions please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact our office!

Reviews

3 reviews of “Big East

    Reviews

    1. Big East
      Toronto Office

      female, 35, Japan
      I really, really, enjoyed travelling with Moose. Great places and wonderful people!

      Thank you so much Moose team!


      Rating: 5/5

    2. Big East
      Toronto Office

      female, 25, Israel
      I had a great time! I wish I could hop on the van again tomorrow morning to do the exact tour again!


      Rating: 5/5

    3. Big East
      Michael

      Male, 30, Great Britain
      A brilliant tour. Tour guide Serena was amazing. Lots of beauty, culture and activities for you to experience. If like me you don’t have enough time for one of the longer tours, I strongly recommend the Big East.


      Rating: 5/5

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