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.
|Dates||24 days in September and early October 2020|
|Region||Ontario, Quebec & Nova Scotia|
|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 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.|
CostWe 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|
|Miscellaneous (park permits, fuel etc.)||698||475|
|Excursions canoeing (Algonquin) and whale watching (Tadoussac)||360||245|
|Total (international airfare not included)||4321||2939|
|Custom Travel Plan & Trip organization *
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.