Day 1/2: Montreal to Mont-Tremblant
Collect your motorhome in Montréal and then it is an easy drive to Mont-Tremblant National Park, an ideal place to start your ho Base yourself at the Lac Monroe campground for a couple of days to enjoy the large variety of activities on offer, such as fishing, hiking and the unique Via Ferrata du Diable, a path that allows visitors to cross a sheer rock face. The park is, however, best explored by canoe – be sure to try Les Méandres du Diable, a route perfect for beginners.
A place to stay: Lac Monroe Campground
Day 3: Mont-Tremblant to Mandeville
A short and scenic drive through unspoiled countryside on routes 125 and 347 via Saint-Donat brings you to the Lanaudière region. Spend the afternoon relaxing at a lakeside campground.
A place to stay: Camping la Baie
Day 4/5: Mandeville to Rivière Mattawin
La Mauricie National Park of Canada is another exceptional spot to spend a few days in Québec’s great outdoors. Try the excursion to Waber Falls - picnic and swim at one of the park’s most beautiful waterfalls after travelling on foot and by canoe. Base yourself at Centre d’Aventure Mattawin, an adrenaline activity centre that offers rafting and canyoning, as well as the lesser known sport of hydroluging.
A place to stay: Centre Adventure Mattawin
Day 6: Mattawin to Saint Henri-de-Taillon
By a backcountry route, today you’ll arrive at one of Québec’s natural wonders, Lac SaintJean. So large it is essentially an inland sea, explore its warm waters, sandy beaches and stunning coastline from the Pointe-Taillon National Park. Be sure to visit Val-Jalbert, a preserved company town from the 1920s and the wildlife park at Saint-Félicien.
A place to stay: Camping Belley
Day 7: Saint Henri-de-Taillon to L’Anse-Saint-Jean
The most southerly fjord in North America, the Saguenay Fjord is characterised by its dramatic rock walks. One of the best views of the fjord can be had from the lovely village of Sainte-Rose-du-Nord. Allow for a full day in the area to sail, cruise or kayak in search of the white beluga whales that call the fjord home.
A place to stay: Camping 4 Chemins
Day 8: L’Anse-Saint-Jean to Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Riviere
Travel south into the Charlevoix region, where the highest rock faces east of the Canadian Rockies afford dramatic views. Spend at least one full day in the Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière Malbaie National Park to hike the majestic Acropole des Draveurs trail. Visitors can also fish for speckled trout or cycle the 16km route through the park.
A place to stay: Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Riviere National Park
Day 9: Hautes-Gorges to Jacques-Cartier
Discover the heart of the Charlevoix on the Route des Saveurs, a flavour trail highlighting the region’s many gastronomic delights. Stop in Baie-Saint-Paul for lunch and visit one of the many local art galleries. Arrive later at Jacques-Cartier National Park, one of Québec’s most spectacular parks, only thirty minutes from the provincial capital. While there, be sure to paddle the incredible Vallée de la Jacques-Cartier.
A place to stay: Jacques-Cartier National Park
Day 10: Jacques-Cartier National Park to Montreal
No visit to the province would be complete without a stop in Québec City. Arguably North America’s most charming city, Québec City is the only remaining walled city north of Mexico. Its walls contain charming cobbled lanes brimming with cosy bistros, unusual boutiques and historic sites. We recommend a stop of a minimum of four hours but to better appreciate the atmosphere of the old town, stay a night to enjoy a romantic dinner at one of the city’s top restaurants and an evening stroll.
A place to stay: KOA Montreal South Campground
Abridged version of an itinerary supplied by our motorhome partners in Canada