Organized or on your own, the circuits concocted by the tour operator Siel Canada intend to make you discover Canada in all its facets, starting with that of shared passion. This is the case with this summer road trip to discover the little-known treasures of western Quebec.
THE RUSH TO THE WEST
(10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS)
DAY 1 – Arrival in Montreal
Arrival at Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau international airport. Pick up your car and transfer to your downtown hotel, the Delta Montreal. Your travel diary awaits you there and you will have the rest of the day to explore the city at your own pace.
DAY 2 – Montreal
Visit Old Montreal , the Old Port , the Latin Quarter , the bustling downtown or the Olympic pole . Take the opportunity to explore one of the city’s fascinating museums, stroll through the Jean-Talon market , stroll on Mount Royal or attend street performances at the many festivals. Accommodation in Montreal (Delta Montreal).
DAY 3 – Montreal / Ferme-Neuve (280 km)
Head for the Laurentians : wild nature less than an hour from the city! This region embodies tranquility and invites the outdoors, gastronomy and cultural discoveries. After a stop at the pedestrian village of Mont- Tremblant to shop or to climb to the top of the mountain, you will continue on the road to Ferme- Neuve in the Hautes-Laurentides .
DAY 4 – Ferme-Neuve / Val-d’Or (305 km)
You will cross the Réserve faunique La Vérendrye , an impressive natural territory of more than 13,000 km2 crossed by countless bodies of water. You will thus reach the north: the Abitibi region and the city of Val d’Or . Visit the City of Gold and become a miner for a day! An exciting immersion that will make you discover the life of miners 91 meters underground or in the open, as well as all the stages of the trade.
Accommodation in Val-d’Or (L’Escale Hôtel Suites).
DAY 5 – Val d’Or / Rouyn-Noranda (180 km)
Go further north towards the town of Amos . You will visit Refuge Pageau whose mission is to welcome, care for, rehabilitate and house animals from the Abitibi boreal forest such as moose, bears , wolves or lynx , which are sick, injured or orphans. You then continue towards the city of Rouyn-Noranda . Possible detour to Aiguebelle National Park , guardian of a rich regional natural and cultural heritage.
Accommodation in Rouyn-Noranda (Best Western Plus Hôtel Albert).
DAY 6 – Rouyn-Noranda / Ville-Marie (125 km)
Leaving Rouyn-Noranda to head south, you will leave Abitibi to reach the Témiscamingue region and see the black spruce trees give way to a greener landscape . Near Ville-Marie , recommended stop at Fort-Témiscamingue / Obadjiwan National Historic Site , on the shores of magnificent Lake Témiscamingue . Several interesting discoveries including the reconstructed trading post , the enchanted forest and the beach along the lake.
DAY 7 – Ville-Marie
Enjoy a beautiful day on the La Bannik site , whether for a moment of relaxation on the magnificent terrace offering an exceptional panorama of the lake, or for a nautical excursion. Other discoveries are to do around Ville-Marie: Centennial Park and its marina, the mountain cave … Do not forget to go to meet the local producers ( blueberry , chocolate , cheese , maple groves , vineyards and farms of all kinds).
Accommodation near Ville-Marie ( La Bannik ).
DAY 8 – Ville-Marie / Ottawa (465 km)
Before leaving the region, you can treat yourself to other local discoveries, such as the Maison du Frère-Moffet , in the heart of Ville-Marie, recounting the beginnings of Témiscamingue as news land of colonization at the end of the 19th century; the TE Draper / Chantier Gédéon site in Angliers, bringing the history of timber floating in the region to life; or the Fossilarium at Notre-Dame du Nord and its exhibition on the fascinating world of fossils. To reach the national capital, you will take Route 17 passing on the Ontario side and along the Ottawa River .
Accommodation in Ottawa (Indigo Hotel Ottawa).
DAY 9 – Ottawa / Montreal (165 km)
You will take advantage of your day to discover Ottawa , the capital of Canada. Stroll along Wellington Street , the neo-Gothic-style Canadian parliament dominated by the Peace Tower , Sussex Promenade where you can find the official residences of the Prime Minister and the Governor General as well as several embassies, major national museums, the lively district the Byward Market and the Rideau Canal gracefully crossing the heart of the city. Road to Montreal . Accommodation in Montreal (Delta Montreal).