Eastern Canada by camper

Fall colours in Eastern Canada

24 day camper trip | September-October 2017

Fall road trip through Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia

This trip is designed for travelers who place central Canada’s fabulous fall colors center-stage, adding cultural highlights as they presented themselves. To take full advantage of the Indian Summer we chose a trip through central Ontario and Quebec in September followed by a tour of coastal Nova Scotia.

A fair distance, but driving is part of the fun. Traveling with a motorhome adds flexibility. The camper will be left in Halifax towards the end of the trip.

Traveling this route from June to September would be equally rewarding – no fall colours but many a whale can be spotted instead.


Dates 24 days in September and early October 2017
Region Ontario, Quebec & Nova Scotia
Party 2 adults
Transportation Camper
Driving distance 3500 km
Accommodation Camping (20) and hotel/lodges (1)
Highlights Fall colours for sure and moose… likely. A good balance of natural and cultural attractions.


Day 1 Arrival Toronto. Overnight stay with friends.
Day 2-5 Pick up camper. Visit Algonquin Park. Canoeing, hiking, museum. Gorgeous fall colours
Day 5-6 Ottawa. City sights and Museum of Civilization
Day 7-8 Montreal. City sights and biking.
Day 9 Parc National Mauricie – hiking
Day 10-11 Tadoussac and Saguenay Ford National Park. Good chance to spot whales.
Day 12-13 Ferry across Saint Lawrence and visit Matane Reserve Faunique (moose……)
Day 14-16 Kouchibouguac National Park – a birders paradise in coastal flats.
Day 17-19 Cape Breton National Park – mountains, vistas and ‘Celtic Concerts’.
Day 20-21 Cabot Trail circle route and visit Sidney/Bras D’or bird colony.
Day 22 Sherbrooke Historic Village and Halifax.
Day 23-24 Halifax and departure.


We do not offer ‘off the shelf’ travel packages. Every vacation is custom made. The trip budget below is based on the actual trip taking place in 2017.

Cost per person (€1 = $Can 1.40) $Can €Euro
Camper (Cruise Canada C19, including drop off) 1911 1365
Camping (20) 350 250
Lodges (1) 83 59
Quebec Ferry 57 41
Miscellaneous (park permits gratis in 2017, fuel etc.) 683 488
Excursions 163 116
Meals 460 328
Total (international airfare not included) 3707 2647
Custom Travel Plan & Trip organization *
* Postage and printing travel guide extra ($Can 15/€ 20)
350 250

Returning to Toronto would make the trip $365/€251 cheaper per person (distance traveled would increase with 1200 km though. Traveling with a rental car and using only roofed accommodation would add $525/€362 pp.

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