Do you love the outdoors as much as the city? This tour is sure to satisfy the urbanite and nature lover in you.

This itinerary covers the Lanaudière, Montréal, the city of Québec and Manicouagan regions. Get a taste of the bustling cities, wide-open spaces and Indigenous cultures of Québec. Like our skyscrapers, trees and whales, this tour is big!

763 km

This getaway is one for the car or motorcycle. Enjoy urban life, art, history, culture and the great outdoors—in that order! There’s something for every taste.



Day 1

The Underground City, the Quartier des spectacles

Quartier des spectacles

You’ll resurface at the Quartier des spectacles, home to lively entertainment and bustling summer festivals. Take in an evening show at one of the 80 cultural venues, including the Maison symphonique and the Musée d’art contemporain.

Children frolicking at night in the illuminated water fountains of Montréal’s Quartier des spectacles.
Day 2

From the river to the mountain, via the Main

A stroll from the river to the mountain

Get some fresh air on the Promenade Fleuve-Montagne, a 3.8-km pedestrian route stretching from the St. Lawrence River to Mont Royal—a sprawling park in the heart of the city. Take in breathtaking views of Montréal from the top of the mountain.

Culinary tour of Boulevard Saint-Laurent

Flavours abound on Boulevard Saint-Laurent, the Main, where you will discover products and dishes from the world over... in addition to our famous smoked meat. Multicoloured murals add to the street’s cosmopolitan charm.

A small group of people enjoying plates of smoked meat at Schwartz’s Deli.
Day 3

From Saint-Donat to Sainte-Émélie-de-l’Énergie

Parc national du Mont-Tremblant

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Escape the hustle and bustle of the city with a visit to Parc national du Mont-Tremblant, the jewel of the Laurentides region and of our national parks, and home to spectacular wildlife. Swim, hike, picnic and clear your head.

A family hiking along a trail in a magnificent coniferous forest.

Auberge du Vieux-Moulin

End off the day at Auberge du Vieux-Moulin, set on the shores of Rivière Noire, in the heart of the mountains. Life at its best: indoor swimming pool, spa, body treatments, canoeing, gourmet food. A dream!

Day 4

Saint-Alexis-des-Monts to Saint-Étienne-des-Grès

Pourvoirie du Lac Blanc

Enjoy a day of fresh air at Pourvoirie du Lac Blanc. This outfitter offers fishing, ATV rides, kayaking, boating and black bear watching! You’ll be as happy as a fish in water.

Soar above the forests with Hydravion Aventure

Make the most of the day: soar like a bird and discover Québec from the air with Hydravion Aventure. Panoramic and themed excursions are available.

Day 5

The city of Québec

The allure of Old Québec

Back to the city. Thanks to its charm and history, Old Québec is ranked a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is home to the famous Château Frontenac and Petit-Champlain district, and its narrow, European-style streets have a romantic flair.

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

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Cultural excursion to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québe, boasting 39,000 works of art. The museum's international exhibitions and four pavilions provide a vast survey of Québec art from the 17th century to today.

A little girl looking at a display case of artifacts at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.
Day 6

From Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury to Wendake

Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier

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Foray number two into the heart of nature: Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier, home to one of the most beautiful glacial valleys in Québec and a kayaker’s paradise. Activities include fishing, hiking, biking and sliding sports.

A family gazing at the horizon from the top of a lookout at Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier
Day 7

Drift along the St. Lawrence River, see the whales

In Baie-Sainte-Catherine with Croisières AML

Go big on your last day! Take a cruise with Croisières AML to one of the best whale-watching locations in the world, and spot these incredible giants of the sea. You are right in the middle of Parc Marin du Saguenay-Saint-Laurent!

Plan your getaway

Customize your trip

Whether you're travelling with family, friends, as a couple or by yourself with your pet, we have a few suggestions for you.

Where to sleep

Find the perfect accommodation for you, whether in town or in nature. 

Festivals and events

We enjoy a good time. Whether it's large cultural or sports events, city celebrations or charming village gatherings, we're always ready to have fun!