In the heart of Quebec Wilderness :From St Lauwrence to Gaspésie


Visit of the northern Quebec as no one else ! This guided tour will transport you from Quebec City to the extreme northern of Qubec: Percé. Between short hikes to reach height summit with splendid views and excursions to see the whales of Tadoussac. You will be delighted of your stay 100% immersion in Quebec Culture!

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Montreal

    Montreal Transfert to your hotel.

    Accomodation : Hotel

  • Day 2 Montreal / Quebec City / Bic National Park

    Montreal / Quebec City / Bic National Park Early departure to Quebec City and discover of the Old Quebec City. In summer, the Old City is full of life: merchants, artisans, musicians. In the afternoon we cross the St. Lawrence River to its south shore, then we take the road to the Bic National Park. Installation camping in the late
    afternoon in the park. (B, D)

    Accommodation: Camping

  • Day 3 Bic National Park

    Bic National Park This day is devoted to visit the National Park of Bic. An unique walk where we enjoy a panoramic view of the river. (B, L, D)

    Accommodation: Camping

  • Day 4 Bic National Park / National Park of Gaspesie

    Bic National Park / National Park of Gaspesie By mid afternoon, we continue our way to the National Park in Gaspé. Installation at the camping in the late afternoon. (B, L, D)

    Accommodation: Camping

  • Day 5 National Park of Gaspesie & Mount Jacques Cartier

    National Park of Gaspesie & Mount Jacques Cartier We head towards Mount Jacques Cartier. With its 1248 meters, its the highest peak in southern Quebec. In 1h30 of walking, we reach the tundra. Enjoy a striking panorama, Mont Jacques Cartier, chances of seeing caribou are excellent. Back at the campsite in the evening. (B, L, D)

    Accommodation: Camping

  • Day 6 National Park of Gaspesie / Percé

    Early departure to observe moose. Hiking the Lake trail to the Americans. In the afternoon, we drive to Murdochville in the Gaspé center and then to the village of Percé. Installation for 2 nights camping near Percé. (B, L, D)

    Accommodation: Camping

  • Day 7 Percé & Bonaventure Island

    Percé & Bonaventure Island Island Bonaventure will be part of our best memories. A boat trip is scheduled to join the Percé Rock and the island we visit on foot (8 km trail). Back at the campsite in the evening. (B, L, D)

    Accommodation: Camping

  • Day 8 Percé / Forillon National Park

    Percé /  Forillon National Park We leave Percé in direction of the National Park of Forillon. This park is near the Gulf of St. Lawrence on the cutting edge of the Gaspé and marks the culmination of the long Appalachian Mountains that runs from the south eastern of the United States. Long pebble beaches or sandy cliffs. The park is home to abundant wildlife including thousands of seabirds that come every year to live in the hollow of the cliffs. We arrive at the park in the morning. Hike to Mount Saint Alban. By late afternoon, we start watching beavers in their natural habitat. Installation camping in the park. (B, L, D)

    Accommodation: Camping

  • Day 9 Forillon National Park

    Forillon National Park Hike to Cape Gaspe observe whales and seals. Along the way we could watch the black bear if we are lucky. We picnic at the lighthouse of Cape Gaspé. (B, L, D)

    Accommodation: Camping

  • Day 10 Forillon National Park - Tadoussac

    Forillon National Park - Tadoussac Back on the other side of the St. Lawrence River, to Tadoussac city. Installation at the camping for 3 nights. (B, L, D)

    Accommodation: Camping

  • Day 11 Tadoussac & Whale watching cruise

    Tadoussac & Whale watching cruise In the afternoon, a zodiac whale watching in plan on the St. Lawrence river : whales, porpoises, blue whales (3 hours at sea). Emotions guaranteed ! (B, L, D)

    Accommodation: Camping

  • Day 12 Tadoussac & Grands Jardins Park

    Tadoussac &  Grands Jardins Park Excursion to the Grands Jardins Park in the Charlevoix area. Hiking at the Lac des Cygnes Mount and fauna observation on this day. (B, L, D)

    Accommodation: Camping

  • Day 13 Tadoussac / Quebec City

    Tadoussac / Quebec City Transfert to Quebec City
    with a stop in Baie Saint Paul. We stroll in this village of artists inspired by the enchanting scenery of this region. Transfer to Quebec City, tour and free time in the afternoon. (B)

    Accomodation : Hotel

  • Day 14 Quebec City / Montreal / Return Flight

    Quebec City / Montreal / Return Flight Last day in Quebec City. Transfer to Montreal and visit the city: the Olympic Stadium, Mount Royal, Old Montreal, Place Jacques Cartier, Mount Royal plateau, Notre Dame, Saint Joseph 's Oratory then transfer to the airport .

    - Transport : Minibus

  • Day 15 Arrival

    Arrival at your destination.

Dates & prices

Departures for French-speaking groups:

No departure for now

Trip code: GRP-UCAQUEB

Notes

The cost includes:


· Transportation in passenger van
· Camping gear (except sleeping bag)
· Hard-foam mattress
· Admission to the National Parks
· Camping fees
· Services of a guide
· Whale watching cruise in zodiac (2h30)
· 13 nights accommodation including 11 in camping
· 33 meals
· Applicable taxes

The cost does not include:


· Air travel
· Personal expenses
· Alcoholic beverages
· Non-included meals
· Shower in some camping
· Tips
· Sleeping bag

Practical info

Sarah

My local agent
Sarah

  • Specialist in Canada and USA
  • Holder of a tourism licence
  • An adventurer at heart
  • Fascinated by local culture and people
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Destination
Quebec
Activity
Summer Trekking and hiking
Duration
15 days
Group
5 to 12 persons
Code
GRP-UCAQUEB
Price
From C$2,415
Level
2/5
Comfort
2/5
Language(s)
French

Strengths

  • Hiking in the most beautiful parks of the Gaspé Peninsula
  • Zodiac trip to observe the whales of the Saint Lawrence River
  • Wildlife: bears, moose, caribou, seals, beavers
  • Warm welcome from our cousins from Quebec and our local guide 



Required level


EASY

You will practice walking occasionally.
Less than 5 hours of walking per day.
If you are in the mountains: drop of less than 600 m per day in low altitude.
Be careful, the hike to Mont Albert on day 5 lasts between 6 and 7 hours and deserves a moderate level.
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