Immerse yourself in the fascinating historic beginnings of Canada as this program explores the first urban centres of Quebec, the inspiring villages and national parks of the St. Lawrence River and the imposing shores and deep wilderness of the east coast. The vibrant art and culture of French Canada are the driving forces of Montreal and Quebec City, expressed through their architecture, museums and collection of restaurants representing cuisine from nations around the world. The St. Lawrence Seaway dominates the view as the route travels into the heart of Acadia and its mix of French, Native and Scottish ancestry that perfectly complements the lobsterladen inlets of the Northumberland Strait and the magnificently stark wilderness of the Cape Breton Highlands. The route leads back into Quebec where the waters of the sea and river meet and formed country’s earliest trading marine super-highway – a passage that is still one of the most in North America today.

Your package includes

  • Accommodation for 17 nights in in the selected hotels
  • A personalized Exotik Canada Roadbook containing essential travel information featuring overview notes of the area of travel, local sightseeing and attractions, daily itinerary highlights, provincial maps with city guides, hotel vouchers and customized day-by-day routing maps
  • Sightseeing tour of Quebec City
  • Ferry crossing from Matane to Baie Comeau
  • Provincial taxes and federal GST and/or HST

Not included
Flights · Transfers · Car rental, Fuel for car, taxes and insurance · Meals unless otherwise stated · Gratuities · Beverages · Optional excursions · Ferry crossing from St. John to Digby

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Arrive at Montreal Trudeau International Airport. Transfer independently to your downtown hotel. Pick up your Canada Roadbook at the front desk and check in. The remainder of the day is yours to explore this cosmopolitan city. Montreal is renowned for its superb dining, sampling menus and cultures from around the world.
Accommodation: Montreal for 1 night


Depart Montreal and travel eastward on the east side of the St. Lawrence through the cultural heartland of French Canada. En route to Montmagny, we suggest a stop at Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Canada’s national shrine to the Virgin Mary. You may wish to alter your route slightly north to the shore of the river to the bustling town of Trois-Rivieres. Stop for lunch, or perhaps visit the Museum of Quebec Folk Arts and Traditions to see excellent examples of period wood carving, tapestries and other fascinating artwork that tells the story of the region’s people and cultures. Accommodation: Montmagny for 1 night


The towns and villages such as Riviere-du-Loup and Saint Pascale have grown up along the banks of the river and reflect a complex modern history spanning over three centuries. The cultures of these communities are the legacy of both French and English empires during the countries formative years. Take your time and perhaps stop at any one of these vibrant towns to experience a true taste of Quebecois culture. Crossing into New Brunswick, arrive in the small, picturesque town of Edmundston for the evening.
Accommodation: Edmundston for 1 night

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