Snowplow

8 Days

Start:
Toronto or Montreal
Ends:
Toronto
Runs:
January–February

Prices:

Basic Tour:
$949 CAD

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

Inclusive Tour:
$1374 CAD

7 nights accommodation costs and all fees included

Overview

Step away from the space heater ’cause there’s no time like snow time! Our Snowplow tour will get you out and about in the elements, experiencing all a Canadian winter can throw at you. (Snowballs included).

On our Snowplow tour you’ll spend 8 days exploring Montreal, Quebec City, Mont Tremblant and Ottawa. We’ll visit beautiful Montmorency Falls – when they’re frozen you can walk right to the base! Speaking of frozen, check out the amazing ice sculptures at Quebec and Ottawa’s winter carnivals and take a tour of the Hotel De Glace, the only ice hotel in North America!

Skate on the world’s largest ice-rink – the Rideau Canal. Ski or snowboard the Laurentian Mountains in Mont Tremblant, check out Canadian wildlife enjoying the snow in Parc Omega and try some typical Canadian treats to keep your energy up. We recommend the maple snow taffy and beavertails!

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit Montmorency Falls
  • Ice skate on the Rideau Canal
  • Visit Hotel De Glace for a tour and cocktail
  • See Canadian wildlife at Park Omega
  • Ski, snowboard or tube at Mont Tremblant
  • Quebec City’s Bonhomme Winter Carnival and Ottawa’s Winterlude festival

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • 7 nights accommodation (Inclusive tour only)
  • 2 dinners/7 breakfasts
  • Cocktail tour of Hotel De Glace
  • Entrance to Parc Omega
  • Skate rental for Rideau Canal
  • Entrance to Quebec’s Winter Carnival and Ottawa’s Winterlude Festival
  • Guided city tours
  • 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

8 Day tour - Ontario and Quebec

Our wintertime adventure begins early with a pick-up at your hostel and, after a friendly welcome from your Moose driver, we head towards Montreal. Our first stop is the Big Apple (where they have made over 3 million apple pies). We’ll arrive in the afternoon and your guide will take your group on a city walk, showing you the many unique sights this beautiful city has to offer! Eat out tonight - Montreal is the largest city in the province of Quebec and is one of the cities with the most restaurants in the world!

Onwards to Quebec City today! We’ll stop en-route and visit Montmorency Falls. As stunning in the winter as it is in the summer, Montmorency Falls is higher than Niagara Falls and is a great spot for ice-climbing! This afternoon your guide will take you on a walking tour of Quebec City. Quebec Winter Carnival is the largest in the world and there’ll be plenty of amazing things to see and do along the way! This evening we’ll have a group dinner in our hostel. Feel free to relax or help with cooking.

Enjoy a free day today with your new travel buddies! This is your opportunity to really experience the Carnival! Grab a hot chocolate, stroll along the cobblestone streets and check out snow and ice sculptures, winter activities and amazing food and music!

We’re heading to Mont Tremblant today, but first we have a fantastic stop at the incredible Hotel De Glace – Quebec’s Ice Hotel! We’ll take a tour of the hotel. Each room is decorated differently and lit beautifully. Visit the ice bar if you fancy a cold beverage in a glass made of ice, be sure to dress warmly! We’ll check into our cosy hostel in Mont Tremblant this afternoon and then explore the grounds, or snow shoe if you like! This evening we’ll have another group dinner then relax in the bar with a drink and a game of pool.

Today we’ll be providing a regular shuttle service to and from the ski hills so you can enjoy the slopes, the snow and the village! If you choose not to ski or snowboard we will take you to a snow tubing site! There’s no experience or skill needed here, just sit on the large tube and race down the snow covered hills! (Tubing and ski rental extra $)

This morning we hit the road through spectacular Laurentian hills towards Ottawa - the capital of Canada. We’ll visit Omega Park for a close-up look at wildlife including deer, moose, wolves and more! Feeding the animals is absolutely allowed! 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. Ottawa is also hosting their annual winter carnival – Winterlude! This evening we’ll ice-skate on the famous Rideau Canal, “the world’s largest skating rink”!

After a small taste of the city yesterday, today you’ll have a free day to explore Ottawa. Check out everything Winterlude - performance artists, sculptures and all manner of winter activities, or go and play in the Snowflake Kingdom, the largest snow playground on the continent!

After our fun-filled week, it’s now time to head back to Toronto! With a stop for lunch along the way, we’ll arrive back in the city around late afternoon!

Departures

Departs Toronto Price Bookings
Wednesday 31st January 2018
Basic Price$949
Inclusive Price$1374

Details

Plenty of activities are included on our Snowplow 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
Ski/Snowboard $92 Full day/ $70 Half day Mont Tremblant
Snow tubing $25 Mont Tremblant
Ice skating Included Rideau Canal, Ottawa
Snowshoeing Free Mont Tremblant
Guided city tour Free Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa

 

 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 Quebec City HI - Quebec City
Day 3 Quebec City HI - Quebec City
Day 4 Mont Tremblant HI - Mont Tremblant
Day 5 Mont Tremblant HI - Mont Tremblant
Day 6 Ottawa HI - Ottawa Jail
Day 7 Ottawa HI - Ottawa Jail
Day 8 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 and boots for the tour, it may be very cold with lots of snow! 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.
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  • If you have any other questions please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact our office!

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