Indian summer by motorhome

day destinations km
1 Montreal
2 Montreal Mauricie 189 km
3 Mauricie
4 Mauricie Jacques-Cartier Park 200 km
5 Jacques-Cartier Park
6 Jacques-Cartier Park Saguenay Fjord 240 km
7 Saguenay Fjord
8 Saguenay Fjord Tadoussac 155 km
9 Tadoussac
10 Tadoussac Quebec City 250 km
11 Quebec City
12 Quebec City Eastern Townships 267 km
13 Eastern Townships
14 Eastern Townships Oka National Park 177 km
15 Oka National Park Montreal 44 km
TOTAL 1522 km

Detailed itinerary

DAY 1 - Montreal

Welcome to the one of the largest French-speaking city in the world.

For your convenience, you will be staying in an airport hotel tonight, making it easier to pick up your motorhome tomorrow.

We wish you a wonderful vacation!



Optional visit

DAY 2 - Montreal Mauricie ( 189 km / 02h00 )

You can pick up your motorhome between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

And let the adventure begin! Your first destination is La Mauricie National Park.

Covering an area of 536 km², this national park gives off an air of serenity in keeping with its gently undulating terrain. On this wide plateau with its hills and valleys and network of lakes and rivers, life follows nature's rhythms.

A seaplane flight over this region with its magnificent autumn colours is an activity you won't want to miss.


Optional visits

DAY 3 - Mauricie

You have a whole day to spend in the lovely La Mauricie National Park.

Explore some of the park's hiking trails or take a canoe trip to Waber Falls. Weather permitting, be sure to enjoy a swim under one of the park's many waterfalls!

We suggest that you bring along a picnic lunch, so that you can make the most of every moment of this glorious day in the great outdoors.


DAY 4 - Mauricie Jacques-Cartier Park ( 200 km / 02h17 )

Next the adventure leads to Jacques-Cartier National Park, one of Quebec's most beautiful parks in the fall.

Jacques-Cartier National Park offers magnificent landscapes characterized by stunning contrasts: mountainous plateaus fractured by steep-sided valleys.

The spectacular scenery of the Vallée de la Jacques-Cartier river valley includes a channel more than 550 metres deep through which the sparkling Jacques Cartier River winds its way.



DAY 5 - Jacques-Cartier Park

You have a full day to enjoy this magnificent haven of peace!

The adventurous at heart will want to canoe down the spectacular Jacques-Cartier River. Canoes can be rented at the park's Discovery and Visitors Centre. Shuttle service is included.

And for hiking enthusiasts, the Sentier Les Loups trail leads steeply upward to dazzling views of the park in all its glory.



DAY 6 - Jacques-Cartier Park Saguenay Fjord ( 240 km / 02h42 )

This morning you set a course for the spectacular Saguenay Fjord.

This majestic but little-known natural wonder will take your breath away and leave you with unforgettable memories.

You will discover the vastness of time and space in this place where the colossal forces of nature conspired to create a fjord.

Welcome to the land of the giants!



DAY 7 - Saguenay Fjord

Make the most of this day surrounded by the dramatic beauty of the Saguenay Fjord, unique in the world.

Hiking enthusiasts won't want to miss the chance to walk the Sentier de la Statue trail in the Baie-Éternité sector of Saguenay Fjord National Park. The view of the fjord from the statue is spectacular.

The region is also home to two of Quebec's most picturesque villages, l'Anse-St-Jean and Ste-Rose-du-Nord.



Optional visit

DAY 8 - Saguenay Fjord Tadoussac ( 155 km / 02h18 )

Today you head for one of the 50 most beautiful bays in the world.

Your route takes you along one of the most scenic routes in Quebec and on a scenic ferry ride across the Fjord.

Welcome to Tadoussac, the oldest village in Canada!


DAY 9 - Tadoussac

But above all, Tadoussac is one of the best internationally renowned whale-watching sites in the world.

A whale-watching safari is a must-do activity for visitors to the area: by kayak, boat or zodiac, the choice is yours!

Take advantage of your visit to enjoy a meal in a renowned Quebec bistro, Café Bohème, conveniently located in the heart of the historic village.



DAY 10 - Tadoussac Quebec City ( 250 km / 03h29 )

Today your adventure continues in the direction of Quebec City. The section of Route 362 between Malbaie and Baie St-Paul is one of the 5 most panoramic routes in Quebec, especially in autumn.

Welcome to the beautiful Quebec City, cradle of French culture in the Americas, perched on the cliffs of Cap Diamant. The best way to explore this fascinating town is on foot.

Your campground is conveniently located close to downtown Quebec and its many historic sites. The entire old town is a UNESCO world heritage site.



DAY 11 - Quebec City

Spend some time exploring the old city and its many historic sites, such as Place Royale, Petit Champlain, Dufferin Terrace and Château Frontenac.

The winding alleys will lead you to hidden places, where you will have the impression that you are the first to discover them.



DAY 12 - Quebec City Eastern Townships ( 267 km / 02h37 )

Your next destination is the Eastern Townships: an opportunity to experience Quebec's back country in all its splendour.

Driving through the heart of the Eastern Townships, you will discover picturesque villages and beautiful scenery, and the love and pride felt by the local inhabitants for their region.

Succumb to the charm of this authentic and welcoming corner of Quebec.



DAY 13 - Eastern Townships

The undulating hills of the Eastern Townships offer spectacular landscapes. You will leave the highway for the quieter country roads that crisscross the region.

If you feel up for a hike, the top of Mount Orford offers breathtaking views of the region dressed in its flamboyant autumn colours.

Wine lovers won't want to miss the Route des Vins: you could be in for a pleasant surprise! Vineyards such as l'Orpailleur, Le Domaine des Bromes and Côte d'Ardoise are beginning to enjoy an international reputation.



DAY 14 - Eastern Townships Oka National Park ( 177 km / 01h54 )

You have the morning off before heading for Oka, a region renowned for its cheese, its Cistercian abbey and its National Park.

Lac des Deux-Montagnes, inside the park, offers hours of pleasure for swimming and water sports enthusiasts.

In the evening we recommend a tour of the Grande-Baie trail, which leads through four different ecosystems: a field, a caryer maple grove, a silver maple grove and a marsh.


DAY 15 - Oka National Park Montreal ( 44 km / 00h32 )

Up at dawn, an early breakfast and then you return to Montreal to drop off your motorhome and its equipment (before 10 a.m.)

After a short transfer to the airport, you check in and board your return flight.

It's time to leave the land of lakes and rivers, with your heart full of beautiful memories that will last a lifetime!

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