Region Overviews: Canada Travel Guide: Overview
Sprawling, massive Canada contains everything from six time zones to a series of ecosystems so diverse you could conceivably encounter polar bears and grizzly bears on the same trip.
Everything about Quebec says old-world charm. You'll experience it riding with your family through farmland on an idyllic island. Taste it in every superb farm-to-table meal. The more you discover Quebec's culture, the more you'll appreciate its European ancestry and how the place has stayed true to its heart.
THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights
ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere Hotels*
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Start/End Quebec City
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Get to know Canada's oldest village, Tadoussac, the preeminent spot for whale-watching on the eastern seaboard | Hike through a lush forest of sugar maple, elm, pine and birch along the winding Colline de L'Anse à la Barque Trail | Climb to the crest of a hill for views of Saguenay Fjord | Joined by an expert guide, hop into tandem kayaks on the mighty St. Lawrence River, discovering its incredible sea life | Ride to the remarkable Tadoussac sand dunes.
A simple historic hotel selected for its scenic location above the Saguenay Fjord and close to fabulous whale-watching and hiking trails. (pool, spa)
Get ready for an exciting whale-watching excursion aboard a private Zodiac with a naturalist | Hike along the beautiful Baie des Rochers in the St. Lawrence River, where the landscape constantly changes with the tide | Arrive at Isle-aux-Coudres by ferry and take a captivating spin past stone cottages, historic churches and picturesque farmland | Visit an early 19th-century windmill and watermill still churning out wheat and buckwheat flour at Les Moulins.
Nestled majestically between sea and mountains, this "Castle on the Cliff" combines quiet countryside charm with five-star elegance. (pool, spa)
Enjoy a peaceful ride past old colonial houses and the magnificent Basilique de Saint-Anne | Uncover the beauty and history of historic Quebec City, North America's only remaining fortified city by bike and a walking tour.
A modern and chic hotel with a warm atmosphere, housed in a 1912 Old Port building featuring original stone and woodwork.
The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy
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Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do. LEARN MORE.
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To access the very best biking routes, we'll often bypass busy roads and traffic by starting and ending our bike rides with strategic shuttles via bus, van, boat and train.