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The Big East tour offers you a chance to visit eastern Canada's most spectacular cities including Montreal, Quebec City Mont Tremblant and Ottawa--the nation's capital.
We travel from Toronto through the Thousand Islands resort area to Montreal—the largest French speaking city outside of Europe. From here we travel to old Quebec City--the only walled city in North America. Next we visit Mont Tremblant a beautiful ski village in the Laurentian Mountains. Then on to Ottawa, the nation's capital followed by a return to Toronto!
Day: 1 | Location: Toronto-Montreal
Our adventure begins early with a friendly welcome from your Moose guide before we head down the Trans-Canada Highway toward Montreal. Our first stop is at the Big Apple where they have made over 3 million apple pies! We definitely recommend trying one! Next is a lunch stop and a cruise through the incredible Thousand Islands, located in the St Lawrence River between Canada and the USA. We arrive in Montreal in the early evening and you should join our guide for a night out on the town! (Thousand Islands cruise included).
Day: 2 | Location: Montreal
This morning we explore Montreal - the city of festivals. Join your Moose guide and see the sights and sounds of the largest French speaking city outside of Europe. Or if you prefer, explore on your own through this amazing city. (Breakfast included).
Day: 3 | Location: Montreal-Quebec City
This morning we visit Mauricie Park and Montmorency Falls, a spectacular waterfall that is actually higher than Niagara Falls! From here we continue to Quebec City, the largest walled city in North America. You have free time to stroll along the cobblestone streets and enjoy outdoor cafes, street musicians, local art and best of all the fine food! Enjoy a group dinner tonight at the hostel. (Breakfast and dinner included).
Day: 4 | Location: Quebec City
Take some free time today in Quebec City! We suggest you explore the old city on foot with friends, and don't forget your camera! If you want to do a fun activity today, you have the option for $99 to do our whale watching excursion to a small French village, Tadoussac.
Day: 5 | Location: Quebec City-Mont Tremblant
We’ll be up bright and early to journey to Mont Tremblant, a beautiful ski village located in the Laurentian Mountains. Our lunch stop today is Mont Tremblant National Park where we will enjoy some beautiful scenery during our hike. We’ll take a walk through the ski village in Mont Tremblant, then arrive at the gorgeous hostel and enjoy a swim or canoe before our group dinner. Tonight we will enjoy some stories and laughs around a campfire by the lake. (Dinner included)
Day: 6 | Location: Mont Tremblant-Ottawa
This morning we hit the road through spectacular Laurentian hills towards Ottawa, the capital of Canada. First stop we visit Omega Park for a close up look at wildlife including deer, bear, moose and more. You can even feed the animals! Once we arrive in Ottawa and check into the hostel (a former jail) we take a walking tour of the city and historic Parliament Hill. Afterward we head out for a few drinks and dinner in the Byward Market! (Omega Park included).
Day: 7 | Location: Ottawa-Fort Colounge
Enjoy breakfast at the hostel and some free time in the morning to continue exploring our nation’s capital. We depart in the afternoon for Fort Coulonge, which is a beautiful drive along the river.We arrive at Esprit lodge in the early evening. Dinner tonight is a barbeque feast of salmon, steak or chicken (vegetarian option also available). If you choose to raft the next day ($115 including lunch) you are in good hands. The Esprit team was voted one of top rafting companies in the world by National Geographic! Join us at the campfire tonight and meet your rafting guides! (Breakfast and dinner included).
Day: 8 | Location: Fort Coulonge
If you are rafting, today is an early start at 7:30 am. We take a short ride to the departure point and spend the day on the river, rafting or river-boarding. If you decide to stay at the lodge you can swim, canoe, hike or go mountain bike riding. At the end of the day, we come back to the lodge and settle down to another great meal and relax on the patio to watch the amazing sunset with a cold beverage. (Breakfast and dinner included, lunch included if you are rafting).
Day: 9 | Location: Fort Coulonge-Toronto
After breakfast we hit the road back to Toronto, with a lunch stop at Bon Echo Provincial Park (famous for Bon Echo Rock and some of the finest northern beaches). We arrive back in Toronto at approximately 6pm. Check into the hostel and you can meet your driver later for drinks, or explore the city on your own. (Breakfast included)
The Big East Tour departs
Wednesday 18th May 2016
Wednesday 01st June 2016
Wednesday 15th June 2016
Wednesday 13th July 2016
Wednesday 27th July 2016
Wednesday 24th August 2016
Friday 26th August 2016
Wednesday 07th September 2016
Wednesday 21st September 2016
Wednesday 05th October 2016
This tour is the Basic Tour and does NOT include accommodation expenses. Moose Travel will reserve your bednights in shared accommodations at youth hostels along every stop en-route however you are responsible for paying each hostel directly.
The Moose Travel Network was established in 1997 by two Canadian entrepreneurs who wanted to show visitors the real Canada. Inspired by the successful examples set by companies in Australia and New Zealand, they started offering trips from Vancouver and Toronto.
Since then, Moose has carried thousands of satisfied passengers many tens of thousands of kilometers throughout this beautiful country. Moose has built an excellent international reputation for quality service and memorable experiences.
Our tours have been carefully designed to provide passengers with opportunities to see and learn about the real Canada. Our buses are clean, safe, reliable and comfortable and our staff is enthusiastic. What more can you ask for? We guarantee you will enjoy whatever tour you choose when you ride with Moose!
The buses used by Moose include modern 21 seat coaches and 14 seat passenger vans. We choose these vehicles because they provide safe, comfortable transportation through cities and wilderness alike. With a smaller group, you get to know our drivers and guides so you are not lost in a crowd!
The Moose Travel Network is committed to doing our part to protect our natural heritage. Travel by bus is one of the most environmentally friendly modes of transportation (up to 475% more fuel efficient than a hybrid car), however we recognize this isn’t enough. All Moose promotional information is printed on 100% post-consumer recycled materials and we make every effort to reduce our impact on this planet.