The Laurentian Mountains, peppered with irresistibly beautiful villages. Parc Omega with its wildlife viewing opportunities and outdoor pursuits and grizzly bears. And then Quintessential Quebec takes you across the Ottawa River into Ontario.
Why? Because it would almost be a crime to miss out on a visit to Canada’s friendly capital city with its diverse sight-seeing opportunities, restaurants, shops, galleries and museums – like the city’s unrivalled Museum of Civilisation.
Fly into Montreal and check into your hotel, ready to begin exploring this cosmopolitan Canadian city. Old Montreal, in particular, has a wonderful variety of interesting sites to visit. The Notre Dame Basilica, for example, and the French Quarter with its charming little bistros, smart French restaurants and café society. You can walk or cycle round the sights or, for a spectacular panorama, climb to the observation point at the top of Mount Royal.
Stay: Two nights in the Hotel Le Germain Montreal.
After Montreal you’ll head off towards the Laurentian Mountains. The journey is as beautiful as the destination; you go through villages like St Sauveur des Monts, Ste Adele, Val Morin and Ste Agathe des Monts – home to the Cabane a Sucre Millette. Finally you’ll arrive at the highlight of the Laurentians; Mont Tremblant, a Euro-styled all-season resort village. The perfect place for horse riding, ATV adventures, rafting, golf and spa relaxation.
Stay: Two nights in the Quintessence Hotel.
More outdoor adventures await at Montebello. But before you arrive at this scenic village, take time to visit Parc Omega where you’ll be able to see a variety of indigenous wildlife in its natural habitat. At Montebello you’ll be able to trek after wild bears in a 65,000 acre forest, as well as hike, play golf, go fishing or simply relax in a sumptuous spa.
Stay: Two nights at Fairmont le Chateau Montebello; the world’s largest, log-built hotel.
From Montebello you’ll cross into Ontario via the Ottawa River and visit Ottawa itself. Canada’s capital is a buzzing place with sights like the impressive Parliament Buildings, the Museum of Civilisation and activities including great shopping, sightseeing and taking boat cruises along the Rideau Canal.
Stay: One night in the Fairmont Chateau Laurier.
Ottawa – Montreal
Drive back to Montreal to return your car and catch your flight home.