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The Laurentians are one of the world’s oldest mountain ranges. In October they blaze in bright autumn hues. Walk cozy Ville de Mont Tremblant’s cobblestone streets to alpine-inspired chalet shops. Cruise beautiful Lac Tremblant, surrounded by a carpet of crimsons this time of year.
Continue to Ottawa with a stop at Parc Omega. Twelve kilometres of lakes, meadows, and rocky outcrops are a sanctuary to elk, wolves, bison, and bears. The log Park House has sculptures and souvenirs.
In Ottawa, enjoy some free time and perhaps visit the National Gallery of Canada. Its glass architecture is a work of art itself and it holds the world’s largest collection of classic, contemporary, and indigenous Canadian art. Enjoy visits to the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum. Browse the Byward market, four square blocks of artisan shops and culinary excess.
Journey home with a stop for lunch in the Thousand Islands region, an island paradise of pines, castles, lighthouses, and history.
Mont Tremblant is a year-round resort in the Laurentian Mountains.It is best known as a ski destination, but also features Lake Tremblant suitable for swimming and two golf courses in the summer months. The name of the mountain, Mont Tremblant, was derived from the Algonquin indigenous people, who called it the “trembling mountain.” The summit is at an elevation of 875 m (2,871 ft), which makes it one of the tallest peaks in the Laurentians. The resort is owned by Alterra Mountain Company.
The mountain and resort are part of the Mont-Tremblant National Park and are both located near the village of Mont-Tremblant.
Aboard Le Grand Manitou II on the magnificent Lac Tremblant, enjoy the beautiful scenery of Laurentians while listening to stories and legends about the surrounding mountains.
Discover Canada’s wildlife such as moose, elk, bison, wolves and bears all within their natural environment.Every day, activities, fun and imperishable memories await you at Omega Park. Come admire the animals and experience a unique adventure in the midst of wildlife. You can visit a local artist’s workshop and watch a video about his particular art form. The trail head offers a reconstructed trading post of New France and Indian tip is that will take you back to the history of Quebec. The First Nations trail, either winter or summer you may stroll and enjoy the history of 11 of the First Nations of Quebec, visualizing totems made by a Native American artist. Throughout your visit it will be possible to observe wild deer. They are not shy and will wait impatiently for our carrots.
Canada’s capital, is a cosmopolitan city on the Ottawa River, it has at its centre Parliament Hill, with grand Victorian architecture and renowned museums such as the glass-and-granite National Gallery, with noted collections from Canadian and Indigenous artists. The park-lined Rideau Canal is filled with boats in summer and ice-skaters in winter.
The ByWard Market
The market neighbourhood is within walking distance from all downtown hotels. The most vibrant neighbourhood in Ottawa. A farmers’ market, restaurants, buskers, horse-drawn carriages, rickshaws, shopping. At the corner of George Street and William Street is the BeaverTails stand. BeaverTails are a hot pastry treat that was born in Ottawa in the ByWard Market.
Gananoque Inn & Spa
The historic Gananoque Inn is nestled on the banks of the St. Lawrence River deep in the heart of the Thousand Islands. Discerning travelers have found it an idyllic setting with warm hospitality at the Inn since 1896. In summer, the grounds are resplendent with flowers in numerous gardens, flower boxes and hanging baskets.
Deluxe motorcoach transportation, 4 nights accommodation, 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, all highlights listed, Tour Director, Connections Program and all taxes.
Prices are in Canadian dollars, are per person and include HST & TVQ.
• Narrated cruise on Lac Tremblant
• Parc Omega
• Guided tour of Ottawa
• Byward Market
• Thousand Islands lunch
• Mont-Tremblant, QC: Holiday Inn Express and Suites (2 nights)
• Ottawa, ON: Courtyard by Marriott Ottawa Downtown (2 nights)
• Ottawa, ON: Novotel Hotel, Ottawa (2 nights)
• Mont-Tremblant, QC: Residence Inn by Marriott (2 nights)
Watch the fall colours slip by as you travel to picturesque Mont-Tremblant. Enjoy a delicious welcome dinner with your fellow travellers before settling into your hotel for the next two nights.
Stay: Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Mont-Tremblant (2019)
Residence Inn by Marriott, Mont-Tremblant (2020)
Lac Tremblant Cruise, Mont-Tremblant Casino
Begin your day with breakfast at the hotel before a narrated sightseeing cruise of beautiful Lac Tremblant. Then head to the dazzling Mont-Tremblant Casino. Spend as much time as you wish playing classic games as well and modern slots. Spend the evening on your own either at the casino or soaking in the natural surroundings.
Parc Omega, Travel to Ottawa
Parc Omega is a delightful destination in the heart of Gatineau. The scenery, trails and captivating wildlife make this one of the region’s top attractions. Enjoy lunch here before heading to Ottawa for a guided tour of the Canadian Museum of History. Then we’ll check into our centrally located hotel for the next two nights. Enjoy a free evening to explore and have dinner on your own.
Stay: Courtyard by Marriott Ottawa Downtown, Ottawa (2019)
Novotel Hotel, Ottawa (2020)
Meals: B, L
Ottawa Sightseeing, Free Time
After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll head out for a guided tour of the nation’s capital. Enjoy lunch on your own at the famous Byward Market and then visit the Canadian War Museum for a guided tour. Return to your hotel for a free evening to do as you wish.
After breakfast at the hotel, board the coach and travel to the heart of the Thousand Islands. Enjoy lunch at the historic Gananoque Inn, overlooking the St. Lawrence River. Travel home in comfort and relaxation.
Meals: B, L
Travellers could be required to walk a distance of up to 500 metres (1,600 feet) on fairly level terrain. Walking one flight of stairs with railings may be necessary. There is time during the day for you to rest on your own. Ocean cruising would fall into this category, although participants may take part in more demanding excursions if they choose.