Big One | 26 Day Canadian Road Trip Adventure - 26 Days

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore Hopewell Rocks, Cape Enrage, Fundy Trail, Coastal Hikes and Rocky Beaches
  • Adventure activities like rockclimbing in a massive canyon and rafting the Ottawa river
  • Discover several Canadian national parks
  • Partake in evening bonfires, seeing live bands and city explorations

Visit Canada and experience it all. This is our premiere adventure road trip combining all our favourite places, each unique and awesome in its own way. The great outdoors, national parks, cultural centres, epic cities and quaint towns. You’ll trek across Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and PEI.

Explore the Gaspesie, Algonquin Park, the Bay of Fundy, the Cabot Trail and PEI. Wander the streets of Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Halifax and Charlottetown and lots more!

Key things to know about our trips:
Spectacular Canadian road trips filled with our favourite destinations.
Ample time in each place – enjoy 2-3 nights in most locations.
All the essentials are set up for you, but you have the flexibility to do what you enjoy.
Genuine, awesome experiences are what we care about. We don’t sell or waste your time.
Canadian-style accommodation including rustic lodges and hostels.
Access to many of our amazing national and provincial parks.
Comfortable travel – a vehicle that you can stretch out in.
Adventure activities – including rafting, zip-lining, rock climbing / via ferrata. We only recommend the great ones.
Designed by Canadians that have experienced all this and more first hand.

Day 1

We’ll meet in Toronto and head out early to venture to the scenic and rugged Algonquin Park. Algonquin is filled with maple hills, rocky ridges, and thousands of lakes.

We’ll stop for lunch along the drive, and take in a few other nifty spots. After setting up our campsite or checking into lodgings, you can learn to flip a canoe, go for a paddle, or take off on some of the many hiking trails.

Returning to home-base, your driver-guide will help get you all set up for the evening with open campfire cooking and a bonfire. We will have a few awesome days to explore.

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Day 3

This is an optional add-on activity. You can hang out at the rafting lodge instead if you don’t want to raft.

We end the day in Ottawa, Ontario.

Day 4

Next, we’ll take a short drive to Ottawa, the capital, where friendly Gatineau, Quebec, is just a short jaunt across the bridge. For activity buffs, there are loads of great parks and hikes to check out.

You’ll have the opportunity to raft the mighty Ottawa River – one of the best adventure rivers in the world (highly recommended!). Depending on the trip, this will be on the way to Ottawa or an optional day trip from the city.

Once in Ottawa, if you are into history, city sights, or museums, there is plenty to keep you busy, including Parliament Hill and the Rideau Canal.

Day 5

Next stop is Quebec City, where you can explore the narrow, cobbled streets of the old fortified city. You can check out the Citadel, the Plains of Abraham and many more historical sites, or enjoy day trips to the majestic Montmorency Falls, Canyon Sainte-Anne and the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré.

For eats, you’ll discover amazing poutine alongside other Quebec specialities, after which you can head out to an arcade game-styled bar or boîte de chanson for some local live music.

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Day 7

From Quebec City we’ll head north along the St Lawrence river, making a few stops along the way, including Charlevoix so that you can try their famous and ridiculously delicious cheese. We’ll then take short ferry, and arrive at our destination, Tadoussac, where we will stay for a few days.

You’ll have a chance to explore huge sand dunes, go whale-watching by boat or kayak, and enjoy strolls along the quaint village streets.

The local auberge jeunesse is a Quebec hippie style hostel, offering live music and bonfires throughout the evening and until very late.

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Day 9

We’ll then enter the Maritimes!

Here you’ll witness the Bay of Fundy, which has the highest tides in the world. You can explore the national park, go wildlife viewing, and stargaze into a sky free of light pollution.

Meanwhile you’ll eat your fill of seafood fresh out of the water. You’ll also get to experience Hopewell Rocks, Cape Enrage, Sea Coves, the official Scenic Trail Drive and more. We have a few great days for exploration.

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Day 12

We’ll then drive further east across New Brunswick and head south towards our destination, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Halifax itself is fantastic, with colourful gingerbread-style houses, seaside lighthouses and picturesque rocky shorelines.

You’ll experience clean breezes, beautiful views and people that love nothing more than signing a tune and enjoying a drink. Additional excursions to Peggy’s Cove and a few other spots and beyond are also on the docket.

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Day 14

From Halifax we’ll venture north to the scenic Cabot Trail and Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Coastal views from Cheticamp, Pleasant Bay and beyond are breathtaking.

There is so much to do and see here – mostly outside whether a swim in the ocean or a nice hike with an incredible view. We will definitely be out and exploring.

Along the way, we’ll stop in quaint Acadian villages and seaside towns. The national park is filled with incredible hiking opportunities. Some of the ones we love include Franey, Middlehad and Skyline trails.

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Day 17

Gorgeous, charming and relaxed, Prince Edward Island (PEI) is the next stop on our big road trip.

Charlottetown has a beautiful waterfront and some fine local pubs, where you’ll have an opportunity to try their local specialty – blueberry beer or some local oysters.

PEI is the home of the potato, and some hostels will provide you with some for free. If the timing is right, you’ll be able to pick up “new” potatoes at a local stand and chow down.

There are also some great provincial parks and beaches to visit on optional day trips. In fact, it has Canada’s best beaches

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Day 20

Unless you’re from Quebec, Gaspesie is a little-known treasure, not least for its spectacular Gaspesie national park. The drive we’ll take along the St Lawrence and through the national parks is truly epic, with hidden coves and quaint towns dotted throughout. You’ll experience beautiful nature, epic canyoneering, wonderful hiking opportunities and delicious local cuisine.

The Sea Shack is renowned for cool rooms, cabins, yurts and a beachside tiki bar which usually has a stellar band jamming. Bonfires, star gazing and some great music and festivities, will be the usual way to round off the day.

After Gaspesie, we normally pop by Riviere du Loup for an evening – so that we have time explore the incredible Parc Bic!

Day 21

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Day 23

We normally pop by Riviere du Loup for an evening – so that we have time explore the incredible Parc Bic!

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  • Trip leader / driver-guide
  • Pre-reserved accommodations, with an option to prepay as an add-on option.
  • Day-trips in many locations to national parks, natural wonders, huge waterfalls
  • Transportation throughout the trip in mini bus and occasionally in ferries
  • Breakfasts included at our accommodations (8+ Big One, 3+ Central, 5+ Maritimes)
  • Ferry and highway tolls between Nova Scotia and PEI (not Tadoussac)

OPTIONAL ADDONS(Available during check-out)

  • Accommodations w/tax
  • Local Fees & Ferries
  • Accommodation
  • Ferry to Tadoussac ($20)
  • Add-on activities (e.g. Rafting, Via Ferrata) can be prepaid when signing up before trip departure. For some, you can pay on arrival.
  • Local Entrance Fees: Each passenger is required to pay a stipend to cover entrance fees (to national parks and such that we visit during day trips and along the route ($90 + HST per trip) .

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