Lace up those hiking shoes, get that camera ready and pucker up – There are fish that need kissing!
Our 22 day Screech tour takes you on a legendary journey through Ontario, Quebec, The Maritimes and Newfoundland. Moose has created the perfect itinerary to give you an unparallelled experience of the East Coast with a ton of exhilarating activities along the way!
Check out thundering waterfalls, take a cruise on a lobster boat in Nova Scotia, look out for icebergs and wildlife, explore national parks, hike up the incredible Gros Morne mountain, experience the culture and cuisine of Quebec and get “Screeched in” on George Street in St. John’s – Yes that means kissing a fish! Our Screech tour is almost too much adventure to handle!
- Hike the Gros Morne Mountain and Skerwink Trail in Newfoundland
- Get “Screeched in” – Drink the famous Screech rum and kiss the cod
- Walk the ocean floor in the Bay of Fundy and check out the amazing Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick
- Take in the scenery with a boat cruise through the Thousand Islands in Ontario
- Spruce up your French vocabulary skills in Quebec
- Look out for giant icebergs on the coast of Newfoundland (seasonal)
- Take a cruise on a lobster boat and enjoy a fresh lobster lunch
- Observe Canadian wildlife in their natural habitat
- Explore east coast villages and ports and meet the friendly locals
- Tour Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia and take one of the most beautiful coastal drives in the world.
- 21 nights accommodation in shared dorm (Inclusive tour only)
- 7 dinners/7 breakfasts
- Thousand Islands boat cruise
- Lobster boat cruise and lunch
- All provincial/national park entrance fees
- Beachcombing on the Bay of Fundy and Hopewell Rocks Tour
- All ferry crossing 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.
22 Day tour - Ontario Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland
Meet your guide and fellow passengers in Toronto and travel along the St Lawrence seaway to Montreal, City of Festivals and the largest French speaking city outside of Europe. En-route we stop for a beautiful cruise of the Thousand Islands. Tonight we’ll explore the vibrant nightlife of this wonderful city. (Thousand Islands boat cruise included).
Enjoy some free time to explore the picturesque city of Montreal, including Mont Royal, the Old City, boutiques, Cathedrals and the cafes and bars. Bring your French dictionary to practice your language skills! (Breakfast included).
Our journey eastward continues as we cross to the southern shore of the St. Lawrence River to our overnight destination of Riviere du Loup or “Wolf River”. Our travels take us along spectacular vistas through small French speaking towns that were founded by Basques fishermen from France over 350 years ago. The St Lawrence River changes from fresh to salt water in this area so watch for seals and other marine animals. Group dinner at hostel tonight and free time this evening. (Breakfast and dinner included)
We cross from Quebec into New Brunswick—the only officially bilingual province in Canada so you can still practice your French language skills! This is the homeland of the Acadians—a warm and friendly people with a proud history and rich culture. Today we see the world's longest covered bridge as well as Magnetic Hill. (Breakfast included)
This morning we start our journey into another eastern province, Nova Scotia! We’ll board a lobster boat cruise and enjoy an incredibly fresh caught lobster lunch. We arrive in Halifax late afternoon and then join our guide for a city walk of this beautiful Maritime city and enjoy dinner and the unique nightlife! (Breakfast included)
Enjoy lots of free time to explore Halifax on foot today, there is plenty to see and do in this maritime city, we recommend taking a tour of the Keith’s Brewery, visiting pier 21 or the Maritime museum of the Atlantic! Then we can head out for a group dinner at a local pub!
We’ll meet up with any passengers on our Newfie tour this morning then head towards the incredible region known as the Cape Breton Highlands, which are home to Canada's Scottish heritage. We will have several breathtaking photo stops en-route and we’ll hike the famous Skyline Trail where we’ll keep our eyes peeled for moose! Tonight we stay in a lovely hostel located on the Cape Breton Road. (Dinner included).
Today we continue to explore the Cape Breton region. This morning, you have the option for an additional $50 to do an amazing whale watching tour in the Atlantic Ocean! We continue our drive along the Cabot trail and stop for an easy hike up the Skyline Ridge where the views are spectacular! We spend this evening beside the lake and roast some marshmallows at the campfire! (Dinner included).
This morning we board the ferry to Newfoundland!! The ferry takes approx. 6 hours, then we drive to Norris Point, a picturesque Newfoundland coastal community located at the doorstep of Gros Morne National Park. Take some free time tonight with friends to explore this small town.
Use this free day to take advantage of the many activities available in this relaxing small town. Optional activities include sea kayaking, a boat tour through freshwater fjord carved out by glaciers, or for the more adventurous the famous hike up Gros Morne Mountain where the view is breathtaking. After an amazing day, relax back at the hostel and enjoy dinner cooked by your guide. (Dinner included).
This morning we’ll visit the Tablelands. This area looks more like a barren desert than traditional Newfoundland. This is due to the ultramafic rock – peridotite. It is thought to originate in the Earth’s mantle and was forced up from the depths during a plate collision several hundred million years ago. After exploring the tablelands we’ll head to beautiful Trinity East. Tonight we have a group meal at the hostel (included) and free time in the evening.
We’ll get the morning started by walking the famous Skerwink Trail. On the trail, we will see bedrock layers that are tilted almost 90 degrees on Sherwink Head, and many other dramatic landforms. After a full morning of hiking, we will enjoy lunch before taking a short drive to Bonavista and Elliston where we can watch for whales and icebergs and hopefully see many puffins! We’ll have a relaxing group dinner and evening at the hostel. (Dinner included).
On our itinerary today is St. Johns, one of North America’s oldest cities. With a variety of annual events and festivals, unique attractions, breathtaking land and seascapes, there’s something for everyone. Join our guide for a city walk and then relax (or party) with some drinks on George Street which is known for it’s many pubs and bars! This is your opportunity to get “Screeched in” at a local pub! (breakfast included)
Enjoy a free day in St. Johns with your new found Moose friends!
On our way back to the mainland today we’ll take note that this area has the world's largest puffin colony, the world's southernmost caribou herd, the oldest continuous permanent settlement in Canada, some of the world's oldest and rarest marine fossils, and a unique culture that strongly reflects the settlement of Irish immigrants over the past 40 years! We will board the ferry in the early evening for our overnight adventure across the sea!
We journey back into New Brunswick today and stop to take a tour of Hopewell Rocks, an amazing area in the Bay of Fundy. This is where you can see and learn about the incredible tidal changes which are some of the largest in the world! Tonight join our guide for a city walk and night out on the town!
This morning we will drive north to the Gaspé Peninsula, a beautiful area that borders the sea and the St. Lawrence River. We will spend this afternoon and evening at a unique hostel called the Seashack, located on the beach with plenty of outdoor activities and a tiki bar! (Breakfast included).
We’ll spend today exploring Gaspésie National park, surrounded by the Chic-Choc and McGerrigle Mountains. The altitude of these mountains deeply influences the climate that moulds the landscape and creates a diversity of species unique to Quebec and even the world! We will enjoy some hiking and perhaps see a moose or caribou, then spend the evening back at the Seashack and have a campfire under the stars or relax in the hot tub! You’ll also have the opportunity to take part in a moonlit sea kayak excursion!
Today we start back towards Quebec City. We have a long drive today, but the destination is well worth the effort. With a quick stop first at Montmorency Falls, which are 1.5 times higher than Niagara Falls, we arrive in Quebec City around dinner time. Quebec City is the only walled city in North America and a spectacular place! Tonight we can enjoy some poutine or crepes to get a taste of local flavor! Bon appétit!
We take time today to wander the narrow walkways and cobblestone streets, visiting boutiques, museums and cafes. We’ll enjoy another group dinner at our hostel then tonight we can visit a local bar for some live music! (Dinner included).
We journey into the countryside of “la belle province” today and travel to the capital of Canada, Ottawa. After we check into our one of a kind hostel that is formerly a jail, join our guide for a city walking tour to Parliament Hill and end in the Byward market where we can sit in an outdoor café and soak up the atmosphere.
The last day of our amazing tour! We head to Toronto today, stopping along the way to have a picnic lunch at Sandbanks Provincial Park on one of the most beautiful beaches in Ontario! We arrive back in Toronto around 6:00pm at drop you off at your downtown hostel. (Breakfast included).
Plenty of activities are included on our Screech 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 cruise||$50||Cape Breton|
|Boat tour||$40||Gros Morne National Park|
|Sea Kayaking||$45||Gros Morne National Park|
|Moonlit Sea Kayaking||$75||Gaspé|
|Wildlife spotting||Free||Various locations|
|Get Screeched in||Can vary||St. John's, Newfoundland|
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.
* For this tour the overnight ferry accommodation is included for both basic and inclusive passengers.
|Day 3||Riviere Du Loup||HI - Riviere Du Loup|
|Day 4||Moncton||C'mon Inn|
|Day 5||Halifax||HI - Halifax|
|Day 6||Halifax||HI - Halifax|
|Day 7||Pleasant Bay||Cabot Trail Hostel|
|Day 8||Baddeck||Bear On The Lake Hostel|
|Day 9||Norris Point||Norris Point International Hostel|
|Day 10||Norris Point||Norris Point International Hostel|
|Day 11||Trinity East||HI - Trinity|
|Day 12||Trinity East||HI - Trinity|
|Day 13||St. John's||HI - St. John's|
|Day 14||St. John's||HI - St. John's|
|Day 15||Ferry||Marine Atlantic|
|Day 16||Moncton||C'mon Inn|
|Day 17||Gaspé||HI - Sea Shack|
|Day 18||Gaspé||HI - Sea Shack|
|Day 19||Quebec City||HI - Quebec City|
|Day 20||Quebec City||HI - Quebec City|
|Day 21||Ottawa||Ottawa Backpackers Inn|
|Day 22||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)||7:30am|
|Planet Traveler||357 College Street, Toronto (map)||7:50am|
|Moose Office||192 Spadina Ave, # 213, Toronto (map)||8:00am|
|Samesun||1586 Rue Saint Hubert, 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.
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- If you have any other questions please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact our office!