HELENE’S TRIP TO Quebec, Canada

15 DAYS/7 STOPS 

 

Majestic Lakes, Breath-Taking Landscapes, and Pristine Wildlife.

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Helene created a beautifully 15-day family road trip with 7 stops for her husband, their twin boys Edouard and Cedric (8 years old), and their daughter Julie (10 years old) in August 2012. The purpose of this trip was to discover natural parks, the countless lakes and the wildlife while avoiding touristy paths. They wanted to experience Quebec’s pristine locations and hike in the magnificent surroundings. To compliment their time in the wilderness, their last destination was  in Quebec City. Unique locations, road trip authenticity and minimum comfort were key points when planning this 1,600 km road trip. They stayed an average of two to three nights per location and spent 24 hours on the road in total.
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NEW YORK – MONTREAL
1 hour 30 direct flight from NY
$300 per person
RENTAL CARS
1600 km in 15 days
24 hours on the road – 7 stops
AVERAGE BUDGET PER PERSON
$1780 / pp for 15 nights exclusding food
$1500 /pp for 15 days (without breakfast)
$280 /pp for gaz
$0 /pp We drove 6 hours from NYC
 
Castle Valley Inn
Canoe and camping on the Mattawin river
Moose watching in Matane
 
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By car from New York 
2800 km in 15 days
32h on the road/7 stops
New York to Stop 1: 730 km/ 7h30


By car from Montreal
1650 km in 15 days
22h on the road/7 stops
Montreal intl airport to Stop 1: 140 km/ 1h45
 
Stop 1 to Stop 2: 120 km/2h
Stop 2 to Stop 3: 315 km/4h
Stop 3 to Stop 4: 150 km /2h15
Stop 4 to Stop 5: 370 km/5h30
Stop 5 to Stop 6: 130 km/1h30
Stop 6 to Stop 7: 320 km/3h20
Stop 7 to Montreal Airport: 115 km/1h45
Stop 7 to New York: 600 km/6h30

1GrnCircleMONTREAL TO
SACACOMIE



140 km/1h45

Sacacomie

St-ALEXIS-des-MONTS TO
TROIS-RIVES



120 km/2h

Matawin River

TROIS-RIVES TO
PN DES GRANDS JARDINS



315 km/4h

Parc des Grands Jardins
PN DES GRANDS JARDINS TO
SACRÉ-COEUR (SAGUENAY)



150 km/2h15

Saguenay

SAGUENAY TO
RESERVE DE MATANE

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370 km/5h30

Reserve Matane
RESERVE DE MATANE TO
RIMOUSKI



130 km/1h30

Rimouski

RIMOUSKI TO
QUEBEC



320 km/3h20

Quebec

GOOD TO KNOW

 

  • We found a lot of inspiration on Aventure Canada for this trip.
  • August is the perfect time to go to Quebec. Weather is usually warm which made swimming in the lakes a lot of fun.
  • The Quebecois are very nice and helpful people (especially if you speak French with them).
  • Be mindful and aware of the wildlife and especially the bears and moose in the parks. Don’t forget to keep an eye out but remember to be respectful of their environment!