Eastern Canada by camper

24 day camper trip | September-October 2020

Indian Summer trip from Ontario to 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 present themselves. To take full advantage of the Indian Summer we propose a trip through central Ontario and Quebec in September and October, followed by a tour of coastal Nova Scotia and Cape Breton.

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.

Summary

Dates 24 days in September and early October 2020
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.

Description

Day 1 Arrival Toronto. Overnight stay with relatives.
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 Fin whales and Belugas.
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’. Fall colours all over again!
Day 20-21 Cabot Trail circle route and a visit to Sidney and Bras D’or bird colony (Puffins not guarateed though).
Day 22 Sherbrooke Historic Village and Halifax.
Day 23-24 Halifax and departure.

Cost

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 2020.

Cost per person (€1 = $Can 1.47) $Can €Euro
Camper (Canadream Run of Fleet 2, including drop off costs, 3500 km) 1882 1280
Camping (20) 350 238
Lodges (1) 112 76
Quebec Ferry 44 30
Miscellaneous (park permits, fuel etc.) 698 475
Excursions canoeing (Algonquin) and whale watching (Tadoussac) 360 245
Meals 875 595
Total (international airfare not included) 4321 2939
Custom Travel Plan & Trip organization *
* Postage and printing travel guide extra ($Can 35/€ 25)
350 250

Returning to Toronto would make the trip $365/€248 cheaper per person (distance traveled would increase with 1200 km though. Traveling with a rental car and using only roofed accommodation would add $525/€357 pp.

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