Snowplow

8 Days

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

Prices:

Basic Tour:
$1049 CAD

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

Inclusive Tour:
$1474 CAD

7 nights accommodation costs and all fees included

Overview

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

On our Snowplow tour you’ll spend 8 days exploring Montréal, Québec 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 Québec and Ottawa’s winter carnivals and take a tour of the Hôtel de Glace, the famous ice hotel in Québec.

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 Hôtel de Glace for a tour and cocktail
  • See Canadian wildlife at Park Omega
  • Ski, snowboard or tube at Mont-Tremblant
  • Québec 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 Hôtel de Glace
  • Entrance to Parc Omega
  • Skate rental for Rideau Canal
  • Entrance to Québec’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 Québec

Our wintertime adventure begins early with a pick-up at your hostel. After a friendly welcome from your Moose guide, we head towards Montréal. Our first road-side stop is the Big Apple (be sure to try their famous apple pie!). We will arrive in Montreal in the afternoon and your guide will take the group on a city walk, showing you the unique sights this beautiful city has to offer. Be sure to eat out tonight - Montréal is an important cultural centre with a fantastic food scene. 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 - Montréal is the largest city in the province of Quebec and is one of the cities with the most restaurants in the world!

Onwards to Québec City today. We will 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! This afternoon your guide will take you on a walking tour of Quebec City. The Carnaval de Québec is one of the largest winter festivals in the world and a great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors! This evening we’ll have a group dinner in our hostel; feel free to relax or help with cooking. We’ll head out for a fireworks display tonight! (Dinner Included).

Enjoy a free day today with your new travel friends; this is your opportunity to really experience the Carnival! Grab a hot chocolate, stroll along the charming streets, witness snow & ice sculptures, and indugle in some winter activities, local food, and music!

We are heading to Mont-Tremblant today right after a stop at the incredible Hôtel de Glace – Québec’s ice hotel! We’ will take a tour of the hotel (each room is decorated differently and lit beautifully) and visit the ice bar if you fancy a cold beverage in a glass made of ice. Be sure to dress warm! We will check into our accomodation in Mont-Tremblant this afternoon and enjoy some free time. This evening we will have another group dinner and relax with some group fun. (Dinner Included).

We are up bright and early to journey to Mont-Tremblant Resort, a beautiful ski village located in the Laurentian Mountains. You are free to ski, snowboard, tube, or just enjoy the beauty of the winter village (not included). This evening, we will have a group dinner back at our accommodation. (Dinner Included).

This morning we depart for Ottawa, Canada’s capital city. On our way, We will visit Parc Omega for a close-up look at Canadian wildlife including deer, moose, elk, wolves and more. Feeding the animals is absolutely allowed! Once we arrive in Ottawa and check into the hostel, 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 longest skating rink.

After a small taste of the city yesterday, today you have a free day to explore Ottawa. Discover Winterlude – performance artists, ice sculptures, and all types of winter activities. Be sure to check out the Snowflake Kingdom, North America’s snow paradise.

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

Departures

Departs Toronto Price Bookings
Thursday 07th February 2019
Basic Price$1049
Inclusive Price$1474

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 Montréal, Québec 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 Montréal Samesun
Day 2 Québec City HI - Quebec City
Day 3 Québec City HI - Quebec City
Day 4 Mont-Tremblant TBD
Day 5 Mont-Tremblant TBD
Day 6 Ottawa Ottawa Backpackers Inn
Day 7 Ottawa Ottawa Backpackers Inn
Day 8 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, # 408, Toronto (map) 8:30am
     
Samesun 1586 Rue Saint Hubert, Montréal (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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