Rural Ontario & Quebec A Driving Holiday Between Montreal and Toronto

15 nights

A chance to see the parks and beauty of central Canada as you travel the highways and byways of Ontario and Quebec. The highlights of this leisurely driving holiday will be Niagara Falls in Ontario, the Muskoka region, Algonquin Park and the Laurentian mountains. Your time will be well spent exploring the lakes and mountain regions as well as visits to the cities of Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.

You will fly into Toronto, Ontario and out of Montreal, Quebec  (or vice versa) and be driving between the two; there is no charge for dropping your hire car.

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The Breakdown

Here's a day-by-day guide to your itinerary. Feel free to ask us to add other days or ideas and excursions by adding them to your wishlist, so we can give you the best price.

Day 1-3


Fly to Toronto and transfer to your downtown hotel. Spend 3 days in the city which will give you time to explore Toronto as well as take a day trip to Niagara Falls which is included in the price.  Take a trip up the famous CN Tower, take advantage of the great shopping available, or catch a hockey or baseball game.

3 nights in Toronto.

Day 4-5

Toronto to Muskoka

Collect your car from downtown Toronto and head north in to Ontario's cottage country. The Muskoka region has a fabulous collection of lakes and scenic areas to enjoy and no better place to do that, than to have a a few days at the gorgeous JW Marriott the Rousseau.

2 nights Minett

Day 6-8

Muskoka to Algonquin Park

After your time enjoying the glorious Muskoka region, it is time to head further north to Algonquin Park, staying either in the town of Huntsville or within the park. Algonquin Park is glorious at any time of the year with good wildlife viewing, hiking and canoeing among the highlights. The autumn colours are particularly good to see here.

3 nights Algonquin Park


Day 9

Algonquin Park to Ottawa

Today you will leave Algonquin Park and head to Canada's capital Ottawa and a brief return to city life. Take a stroll along the Rideau Canal, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and in winter becomes the world’s longest skating rink. Pass by the residences of the Prime Minister and Governor General, the Parliament buildings and visit the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Museum and Stables or the Museum of Civilisation.

1 night in Ottawa.

Day 10-11

Ottawa to Tremblant & The Laurentians

After a short stay in the capital city, you will then take the short journey to the Laurentians, crossing for the first time in to Quebec. You will explore this glorious region from your base in the mountain resort of Tremblant. Take time to explore the local villages or perhaps enjoy some of the great outdoors by bike or on foot in Québec's oldest provincial park. You could also enjoy a round of golf, followed by a massage at Scandinave spa.

2 nights Tremblant

Day 12-14

Tremblant & The Laurentians to St Alexis des Monts

Another short journey takes you from the Laurentians to St Alexis Des Monts, on the edge of Mastigouche Nature Reserve. Here, you will have the opportunity to partake in a range of activities from fishing and horseback riding to bear watching and hiking.

3 nights in St Alexis des Monts.

Day 15-16

St Alexis des Monts to Montreal

Today you will head to Montreal for a final city stay for your last night in Canada. Take time to enjoy the vibrant citywith a wealth of arts and culture to be discovered around every corner. It's also an intriguing city to explore on foot. From the cobbled streets of Old Montreal via the main shopping disctrict, with Rue St Catherine at its heart to the summit of Mont Royal, which offers panoramic views stretching from the downtown core, across the St Lawrence River and out to New York State.

1 night Montreal

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The View

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