Urban living, nature and culture

Do you love the woods as much as the city? This tour is sure to satisfy both the urbanite and lumberjack in you. Get a taste of the bustling cities, wide-open spaces and Indigenous cultures of Québec. Happy trails!

Parc national du Mont-Tremblant © S. Deschenes

Suggested itinerary

  • Day 1: From the heights to the underground
    Montréal

    Start the day with panoramic views from the Observatoire Place Ville Marie. Next, stroll through the Underground City’s 33 km of shopping and attractions. Later on, take in a show at one of the Quartier des Spectacle’s 80 entertainment venues.

  • Day 2: Morsels, murals and Mont Royal
    Montréal

    Take a hike along the Promenade Fleuve-Montagne. This 3.8 km pedestrian route stretches from the waterfront to Mont Royal—a sprawling park in the heart of the city. Enjoy a break before your culinary tour of boulevard Saint-Laurent and mural peeping expedition.

  • Day 3: Get some fresh air in Lanaudière
    Saint-Donat and Sainte-Émélie-de-l’Énergie

    Trade in the hustle and bustle of the city for the flora and fauna of Parc national du Mont-Tremblant. Discover endless trails, beaches, picnic areas, and guided activities. Finish the day with a meal and excellent night’s sleep at the Auberge du Vieux-Moulin.

  • Day 4: Phenomenal nature
    Saint-Alexis-des-Monts and Saint-Étienne-des-Grès

    Choose from the activities offered by Lac Blanc Outfitter: fishing, black bear watching, ATV rides, kayaking, boating and seaplane expeditions. Hydravion Aventure also offers sporting and gourmet seaplane packages and forest excursions. There’s no better way to see the region!

  • Day 5: In the heart of art and history
    Old Québec

    Let Old Québec transport you with its history. This world heritage gem is home to the Château Frontenac, Petit Champlain district and Place-Royale. The nearby Musée national des Beaux-arts du Québec boasts the world’s largest collection of Québécois art, with over 38,000 pieces.

  • Day 6: Nature and Indigenous cultures
    Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury and Wendake

    Get out of the city to visit the Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier, which offers 100 km of hiking trails as well as canoeing, fishing, and cycling. Immerse yourself in the history and customs of the Huron-Wendat people at the Onhoüa Chetek8e Traditional Huron Site in Wendake. Finally, visit the Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations to savor fine traditional cuisine.

  • Day 7: In the land of underwater giants
    Baie-Sainte-Catherine

    Go big before you go home! Take a cruise with Croisière AML in one of the best whale watching locations on the planet and get up close to these fascinating creatures. You are right in the middle of the Parc Marin du Saguenay-Saint-Laurent!