We’re passionate about every province in our exquisite country and Ontario and Québec are particularly close to our Moose hearts. As such, we have a 12-day tour focused entirely on these 2 provinces!
On our Mohawk tour, you will venture out from Ontario into French-speaking Québec and back again. We’ll take you through Montréal, Québec City, Mont-Tremblant, Ottawa, Fort-Coulonge, Toronto, and the stunning Algonquin Provincial Park.
The opportunities here are immeasurable; hike through vast expanse of parkland, raft on raging white waters, meet Canadian wildlife at Parc Omega, canoe across beautiful rivers, stand in the spray of Montmorency Falls, and definitely try a Montréal smoked meat sandwich!
- Swim, canoe, or kayak in refreshing wilderness waters in Ontario and Québec
- Hike through the Canadian wilderness in Mont-Tremblant and Algonquin Provincial Park
- Relax around a campfire alongside your new travel friends
- 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
- Meet moose, deer, bears, beavers and more at Parc Omega
- Spruce up your French vocabulary skills in Montréal and Québec City
- Walk through beautiful Ottawa and visit Parliament Hill
- Try a beaver tail (Don’t worry, no beavers will be harmed! It’s a delicious sweet Canadian treat)
- 11 nights accommodation in shared dormitory (Inclusive tour only)
- 6 dinners/7 breakfasts
- Thousand Islands boat cruise
- Entrance into Parc Omega
- All provincial park entrance fees
- Driver and guide services
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.
12 day tour - Ontario and Québec
Our adventure begins early with a friendly welcome from your Moose guide before we journey toward Montréal. Our first stop is the Big Apple; be sure to try their famous apple pie! Next is a lunch stop before a cruise through the Thousand Islands, located in the Saint Lawrence River along the Canada-USA border. Enjoy Ontario’s unique landscape, where over 1800 islands form this incredible archipelago. Tonight we explore the vibrant nightlife of Montréal, just steps away from the hostel. (Thousand Islands boat cruise included).
This morning we explore Montréal, City of Festivals, and an important cultural mecca in French-speaking Canada. Afterward, enjoy free time to explore on your own. We recommend the hike to the top of Mont Royal for spectacular views of the Island of Montréal, as well as some authentically Montréal cuisine (try Schwartz’s Deli for Montréal smoked meat!). Don’t forget your translator to assist with your language skills. (Breakfast included).
This morning we visit Montmorency Falls, an impressive waterfall higher than Niagara Falls, before arriving in Québec City. The city is renowned for its historic defence walls, known as the Ramparts of Québec City. Be sure to climb this National Historic Site of Canada to enjoy spectacular city views and an unforgettable sunset. Tonight, enjoy a group dinner at the hostel and leisure time. (Breakfast and dinner included).
Take time today to wander the city’s narrow walkways and historic streets; a walk down to the Lower Town is a must-do! If you want to experience nature today, the option to embark on a whale watching excursion from a small francophone village, Tadoussac, is available for $99.00 CAD. Tadoussac is one of Canada’s oldest permanently settled communities (initially founded by French-Europeans). Tonight, enjoy some poutine (Snack Bar is certainly recommended) to get a taste of local flavour; bon appétit!
Up bright and early to journey to Mont-Tremblant, a beautiful region located in the Laurentian Mountains. Our lunch stop today is Mont-Tremblant National Park where we will enjoy some beautiful scenery during our hike. A walk through the quaint ski village in Mont-Tremblant is on the agenda before arriving at the accommodation for a group dinner and leisure night. Enjoy stories and laughs around an evening campfire. (Dinner included).
This morning we journey through the spectacular Laurentian Mountains towards Ottawa, Canada’s capital city. En route, we stop for an interactive look at Canadian wildlife including deer, bear, moose, and caribou; feeding the animals is part of the experience! Once we arrive in Ottawa and check into the hostel, enjoy a city walk to the historic Parliament Hill, a National Historic Site of Canada. Afterward we venture to the Byward Market for an evening of your choosing. If time permits, be sure to admire the view of Ottawa from Nepean Point; it is spectacular.
Enjoy breakfast at the hostel and some free time in the morning to continue exploring our nation’s capital. We suggest walking across the Ontario-Québec border to the Canadian Museum of History for unforgettable views of Parliament Hill. We depart in the afternoon for Fort-Coulonge, arriving at HI-Davidson, Esprit Lodge. If you choose to raft the next day ($115.00 including lunch) you are in good hands; the Esprit team was voted one of top rafting companies in the world by National Geographic! Join the campfire tonight and meet your rafting guides. (Breakfast and dinner included).
For our rafting enthusiasts, 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. If you decide to stay at the lodge, there are plenty of options including swimming, canoeing, biking, and hiking. Enjoy another great meal tonight alongside a sunset over the Ottawa River. (Breakfast and dinner included, lunch included if you are rafting).
After breakfast we journey back to Toronto, with a lunch stop at Bon Echo Provincial Park, famous for the impressive 100 metre high clff Mazinaw Rock. We arrive back to Toronto in the early evening. Tonight is a leisure night; we recommend taking advantage of the eat and drink options in the nearby Kensington Market. (Breakfast included).
We depart Toronto after a welcome from your Moose guide and any new passengers to the tour. En route north to Algonquin Provincial Park, a picnic lunch stop at the Dorset lookout tower is a must. The tower provides unparalleled views of the Canadian Shield, a geological shield that defines much of Canada. We arrive at the accommodations where we will journey out on a canoe excursion along the Madawaska River. Tonight we’ll enjoy a delicious dinner and campfire under the stars! (Dinner included).
Waking up to the sounds of nature is the perfect way to start the day. Today’s agenda includes exploring Algonquin Provincial Park, a National Historic Site of Canada. The park is the oldest provincial park in Canada, and is noted for it various lookouts, unique diversity of plant and animal species, large granite rock outcroppings, and expansive coniferous and deciduous forests. Enjoy leisure time tonight, where a campfire, group dinner, and star-studded sky is sure to fill your night. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included).
After the tour’s last group breakfast, it is time to journey back to Toronto. A stop at Silent Lake Provincial Park for a picnic lunch and swim is a fitting end to an Eastern Canadian trip. We arrive back to Toronto in the early evening. (Breakfast included).
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|Wednesday 26th June 2019||
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Plenty of activities are included on our Mohawk 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!
|Whale watching excursion to Tadoussac||$99||Tadoussac|
|White water rafting with lunch||$115||Fort-Cuolonge|
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 rooms. If 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.
|Day 3||Québec City||HI - Québec City|
|Day 4||Québec City||HI - Québec City|
|Day 6||Ottawa||Ottawa Backpackers Inn|
|Day 7||Fort- Coulonge||HI - Davidson, Esprit Rafting|
|Day 8||Fort-Coulonge||HI - Davidson, Esprit Rafting|
|Day 9||Toronto||The Planet Traveler|
|Day 10||Algonquin Provincial Park||All Star Resort|
|Day 11||Algonquin Provincial Park||All Star Resort|
|Day 12||Toronto||*Bed not reserved|
*Please note that people departing from Montréal 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, #213, Toronto (map)||8:30am|
|Samesun||1586 Rue Saint Hubert, Montréal (map)||8:30am|
- 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.
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- If you have any other questions please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact our office!