Quebec Campervan Tour

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Quebec Campervan Tour

Quebec Campervan Tour

Prices

From $2,425USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Campervan

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Highlights

Enjoy your own corner of the Quebec wilderness as you explore in your campervan

Enjoy the freedom and flexible schedule that travelling and camping in your converted van provides.

Watch for wildlife, including several opportunities to see beluga and other whales.

Visit the convivial Mont-Tremblant pedestrian village, and then get back to nature with a hike or a paddle in the National Park.

Experience the pastoral villages of rural Quebec and the dramatic landscapes along the majestic Saint-Lawrence River.

Live the bohemian adVANture life on this road trip tour of Quebec in a converted campervan. The Quebec Campervan Tour offers you the flexibility to forgo check-out times and schedules as you discover the majesty of Quebec’s landscapes.

This 12-day self-drive itinerary promises a glimpse into the rural villages along the Saint-Lawrence River and a chance to indulge in the local artisanal produce along the way. Your route takes you into the different National Parks where you can hike, paddle, swim, and explore as you like. You’ll experience everything from the lively Mont-Tremblant to the rugged cliffs of Saguenay Fjords. Immerse yourself in nature without the hassle of setting up a tent on this exciting Quebec Campervan Tour.

Quebec Campervan Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Montreal

Today is your travel day, and you can arrive anytime. After you’ve settled into your hotel room, it’s time to explore the city. Visit the cobblestone streets of Old Montreal and enjoy the vibrant restaurants and nightlife.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Montreal
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 River Surf or Explore Montreal

You have the whole day to enjoy Montreal before you begin your road trip. Spend the day exploring the neighbourhoods, like Mile End, Plateau, or St. Henri, to discover the local boutiques, cafes, and the wondrous St. Henri library. If you’re looking for an adventure, you can visit the Lachine Rapids and try your hand at river surfing. You can also rent a bike for the day if you want to see more of the city.

After your full day in Montreal, pick one of its many incredible restaurants, and stop for ice cream at Dalla Rose before heading back to the hotel.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Montreal
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 3 Country Roads to Mont-Tremblant

This morning, you’ll pick up your van rental, which has been converted to a camper, fully-equipped and ready to take you on your adventure. Take the country backroads to visit the small towns on the way to Mont-Tremblant. Saint-Sauver and Val-David are great places to stop and observe rural Quebec.

When you reach the ski-resort village of Mont-Tremblant, spend some time exploring the colourful buildings in the pedestrian village or go for a hike in the nearby national park.

Overnight Location
Campervan near Mont-Tremblant
Distance
130km
Meals
None

Day 4 Play All Day at Mont-Tremblant

You have the whole day to explore Mont-Tremblant National Park. Take a hike through the luxuriant woods to scenic lookouts, or rent a canoe and navigate the Devil’s River. There are also plentiful beaches and lakes to visit if you’d rather relax in the sunshine.

Park your van after dinner, or get some groceries and make it yourself before settling into your cozy bed-on-wheels for the night.

Overnight Location
Campervan near Mont-Tremblant
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 5 Hike or Canoe in Mauricie

As you take the quiet roads that connect Mont-Tremblant with Mauricie, feel free to stop at any of the roadside stands or markets to collect some local produce for a picnic lunch. There are many trails for you to hike and explore once you arrive at the Mauricie National Park. The park also offers guided tours with a naturalist or excursions in a native canoe known as a Rabaska.

When you’ve had your fill of extraordinary nature, park the van in a cozy spot for a quiet night in the woods.

Overnight Location
Campervan in Mauricie
Distance
195km
Meals
None

Day 6 Scenic Drive to Saguenay

Enjoy one of the most beautiful drives in Quebec as you journey east towards the Saguenay Fjord. Stop along the way to stretch your legs and take a stroll along the sparkling Saint-Maurice River. You also have the option to book a seaplane flight from La Tuque that shows off the spectacular forests and lakes in the region.

Your day will have a spectacular big finish as you arrive at the cliffs of the Saguenay Fjord. Stay nearby so you can explore some more tomorrow.

Overnight Location
Campervan in Saint Fulgence
Distance
392km
Meals
None

Day 7 Adventures at the Fjord

There is an unending list of possibilities for how to spend your time in spectacular Saguenay. There are many hikes around the fjords and nearby Pointe-Taillon National Park, or you can visit Lac-Saint-Jean for beaches or bike rides. Visit Cap Jaseux Adventure Park for kayaking, ropes courses, and other nature activities.

End your day with the drive to Saint-Rose-du-Nord, where you can reach the fjords and watch for beluga whales from the Baie Saint-Marguerite lookout. As you continue to Bergeronnes, there’s a perceptible shift towards a more maritime atmosphere.

Overnight Location
Campervan in Bergeronnes
Distance
122km
Meals
None

Day 8 Whale Watching and Kayaking in Bergeronnes

From your riverside camping spot, you may hear the spouts of whales looking for breakfast. Enjoy your morning coffee as you observe the beautiful animals as they pass by. Today, you have the option to take a half-day sea kayaking excursion to seek close encounters with whales.

Be sure to find some fresh local fish for dinner and spend another night at the seaside.

Overnight Location
Campervan in Bergeronnes
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 9 Campervan in Bergeronnes

You’ll be torn between watching the waters of the Saint-Lawrence and admiring the beautiful mountains as you drive along the river. You can choose to spend the day hiking and exploring the High Gorges National Park or visit Coudres Island to discover all its locally-grown food and artisanal products. You can also book an afternoon paddleboard excursion on Coudres Island.

End the drive in Grand Jardins and set up your van for the night.

Overnight Location
Campervan in Grands Jardins
Distance
101km
Meals
None

Day 10 Hike or Kayak in Grand Jardins

Spend today in another beautiful and the wild Grand Jardins National Park. Explore the trails through the forests dotted with great moss-covered boulders, and enjoy beautiful views over the river. There are two optional activities available here: a self-guided kayaking route or a scenic helicopter ride. Both offer an exceptional and unique vantage point of the park.

Relax in your campervan in this natural paradise.

Overnight Location
Campervan in Grands Jardins
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 11 From Farm to City Life

Start your drive early today and take a detour to l’Île d’Orleans. Enjoy exploring the farming landscape on this little island in the middle of the river, and visit some of the local shops and markets to sample the exquisite produce. From the island, you’ll cross the Saint-Lawrence and head to Quebec City.

In this UNESCO-recognized city, wander through the cobbled streets of its historic centre and enjoy some famous French-Canadian cuisine.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Quebec City
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 12 Return to Montreal

Enjoy the final morning of your trip within the historic walls of Quebec City. Drive to Montreal to drop off your van before going to the airport to take your flight home.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
None

Quebec Campervan Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided tour of Quebec is run as private tour for your group only, and the price per person depends on how many people are in your group.

Prices below are per person:

  • Groups of 2+: $2,050USD per person
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Accommodation on the Quebec Campervan Tour

This tour is based on hotel and camper accommodations. You’ll spend three nights in hotels that are 3-star standard accommodations. For the remaining nights of the trip, you’ll camp in a fully-equipped converted van.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. Single rooms, including those for solo travellers, are by request.

Night 1-2

Hotel in Montreal

Stay in a standard 3-star hotel in a great location. Walk around downtown, Old Montreal, Mile End, and Plateau Mont-Royal to peek into city life in different areas.

Night 3-10

Campervan

Your rental vehicle will be a fully-equipped converted campervan. You’ll enjoy the freedom that your temporary home on wheels provides.

Night 11

Hotel in Quebec City

The only fortified city in Canada! The historic district is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stroll the streets to admire the cobblestone roads and European architecture.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Quebec Campervan Tour?

Meals

Meals are not included in this tour.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 3 nights in a hotel and 8 nights in a campervan are included. Accommodations before and after the tour in Montreal are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

This is a self-drive tour, and you’ll be provided with a rental vehicle from Day 3 to Day 12 of your itinerary.

Also Included

  • Converted campervan rental, including:
    • Bedding
    • Kitchen necessities, such as refrigerator, sink, gas stove, and cleaning supplies
  • Basic campervan insurance
  • Canadian Taxes
  • 24/7 access to helpline

Not included

  • Flights to and from Montreal
  • Camping sites for nights spent in the van
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Entrance fees to National Parks
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Gratuities for tour guides or other staff if desired
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional activities
  • Fuel

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Optional activities or excursions:
    • Daylong bike rental on Day 2
    • Zip-line tour on Day 3
    • Canoe trip on Devil’s River on Day 4
    • Seaplane flight from La Tuque on Day 6
    • Half-day sea kayak excursion in the Bay of Anse on Day 8
    • Self-guided kayak excursion on Day 10
    • Twenty-minute helicopter tour on Day 10

Frequenty Asked Questions about Quebec Campervan Tour

How hard is the Quebec Campervan Tour?

We rate this tour as a 1 / 5. All the physical activities and hikes are optional, so you are free to tailor the difficulty to your fitness level.

Do I need a visa to travel to Canada?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Is my driver’s licence valid in Canada?

Most standard driver’s licences are valid in Canada; however, International Drivers Permit might be required, or some exemptions might apply. Please check this source about driving with foreign license in Canada. However, to drive a van on this tour, you must be at least 25 years old with a full driving licence (probatory driving licences are not accepted).

Is the vehicle insurance included?

Yes, this tour package includes basic vehicle insurance. However, deductible and terms and conditions apply, and if you want to be covered fully, you should contact us to find out about additional insurances available for an extra charge.

What’s included in the van?

There are two options for van on this trip: compact van for solo travellers and couples, and standard van for two couples or families of four. All vans are equipped with the kitchenette, solar panel and electrical outlets. The van includes:

  • 1 double bed for a group of 1-2; 2 double beds for groups of 3-4
  • Solar panel
  • Electricity (120V outlets)
  • 24h road assistance
  • USB and radio sockets
  • Reversing camera
  • Dishes, pots, and utensils
  • Appliances, such as gas stove, sink, refrigerator
  • Cleaning utensils

I’ve never been on a self-guided trip! How does it work?

Self-guided travelling is not difficult! For many, it is a preferred type of travel, since you are in charge of your own time and pace. You are provided with all the information you’ll need to follow the route each day and often have access to phone support or other kinds of assistance. However, self-guided travelling requires good navigation skills and those who don’t feel confident in unknown places should consider booking guided tours.

Are meals included on the Quebec Campervan Tour?

Meals are not included in this tour.

Do I need health insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover any of the activities you choose to do. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Montreal to start this tour?

Fly into Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL). You will pick up and drop off your car rental from the airport.

Is the Quebec Campervan Tour in English?

The route guide, maps, and programs provided will be in English. Note that more people speak French than English in Quebec’s rural areas, so it would be wise to have your French phrasebook on hand.

Do I need to bring my own camping equipment?

No, your van will come fully equipped, so you don’t need to pack any camping gear.

Where does the Quebec Campervan Tour end?

This tour finishes in Montreal, where you’ll drop off your rental vehicle. Airport transfers from the rental office are not included.

Can I rent a bike?

There are opportunities to rent a bike on the second day of the itinerary in Montreal.

Can I bring my own bike?

It is not recommended to bring your own bike as your rental vehicle may not be equipped to transport it.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Canada?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Canada?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Canada for this tour?

The best time to travel to Quebec for this tour is during the summer and early fall for pleasantly warm and long days. This tour is available from June to October.

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We rate this tour as a 1 / 5. All the physical activities and hikes are optional, so you are free to tailor the difficulty to your fitness level.


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