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.
Bike bucolic islands. Kayak alongside beluga whales. Be charmed by elegant Quebec City with its gourmet cuisine and rich transatlantic culture. Complementing the refinement is a palpable sense of adventure, exploration and fun. Come enjoy Quebec's untamable spirit.
THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights
ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere & Casual Hotels*
Special Kids Prices
Start/End Quebec City
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
Explore Tadoussac, Canada's oldest village and 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 | Venture out in tandem kayaks with an expert guide to get a closer look at the mighty St. Lawrence River and its incredible sea life | Ride to the remarkable Tadoussac sand dunes for family fun on the beach.
A simple historic hotel selected for its scenic location above the Saguenay Fjord and close to fabulous whale-watching and hiking trails. (pool, spa)
Climb aboard a private Zodiac with a naturalist on an exciting whale-watching excursion | Hike along the beautiful Baie des Rochers in the St. Lawrence River, where the landscape constantly changes with the tide | Ferry to Isle-aux-Coudres for an idyllic bike ride past stone cottages, historic churches and picturesque farmland | Visit Les Moulins and its early 19th-century windmill and watermill still churning out wheat and buckwheat flours.
Nestled majestically between sea and mountains, this "Castle on the Cliff" combines quiet countryside charm with five-star elegance. (pool, spa)
Youngsters head to Parc de la Chute-Montmorency and hook into a continuous cable to explore a via ferrata circuit with dazzling views of the falls | Adults embark on a peaceful ride past old colonial houses and the magnificent Basilique de Saint-Anne | Discover historic Quebec City, North America’s only remaining fortified city by bike and a walking tour while kids learn the basics of parkour, the art of moving through the obstacles of a city.
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.
Note: On this Family Trip, our routes follow gentle rolling terrain. Liberal van shuttling is incorporated into the itinerary and mileage is moderate to enable you to spend more time exploring on your own.
The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip.
We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.
To access the very best biking and hiking 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. Expect shuttle times of 1–2 hours most days.