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Backroad Bliss

Backroad Bliss

Regular price $65 USD
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One trip is required per group.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

This trip is perfect for Ottawans, Montrealers, and everyone in between! From waterfalls and a more challenging hike to ridiculously cute towns, shops and restaurants, there is a little bit of everything when you hit the backroads. This trip takes you to great spots in Québec!

Trip Highlights

  • Cute cozy towns you won't want to leave
  • Countless viewpoints and photo opportunities
  • A variety of bistros, bakeries, and breweries
  • A breathtaking floating boardwalk & outdoor excursion
  • A winter wonderland suggestion for November - April travellers

AVAILABLE TO DEPART

This itinerary can be used any day of the year.

SUGGESTED FOR

  • Outdoor Adventurers
  • Photographers
  • Families with kids of all ages
  • Couples Getaways

Itinerary

STOP 1

Get your heart pumping and legs moving at the first stop on your road trip adventure. You will be treated to forest trails, seriously gorgeous views and incredible lookout spots. The hike at this stop is listed as moderate and is best done by experienced hikers. We have an accessible way for you to see the same great views! Drive time to the second stop is 16 minutes.

STOP 2

Make your way through this quaint Quebec town to a delicious cafe, country-western boutique and fun photo op. Drive time to the third stop is 10-20 minutes.

STOP 3

When TLC sang “don’t go chasing waterfalls,” they definitely hadn’t seen this one. Drive time to the fourth stop is 17 minutes.

STOP 4

Phew! Time to relax after a busy day. We’ve listed a few of our favourite eateries, food related shops and one last easy outdoor excursion. This town makes for a great getaway destination in case you’d like to stay over here!

Region

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Can depart from

Ottawa Area, Montreal Area

Before you go

What You'll Need to Bring

  • Camera
  • Cash
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Money
  • Road Trip Snacks
  • Snowshoes (optional)
  • Water

Additional Details

  • Kid-Friendly

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Please see the approximate driving distances below. Please note this just includes round-trip driving distances and not time spent at stops. • From Ottawa: 2 hours and 47 minutes / 216 km

• From Kanata: 3 hours and 18 minutes / 260 km

• From Barrhaven: 3 hours and 33 minutes / 259 km

• From Gloucester: 3 hours and 5 minutes / 237 km

• From Orleans: 3 hours and 18 minutes / 251 km

• From Winchester: 4 hours and 10 minutes / 322 km

• From Gatineau: 2 hours and 35 minutes / 204 km

• From Montreal: 4 hours and 10 minutes / 341 km

This itinerary can be used any day between June - October. A few of our suggestions close down after mid-October.

We recommend leaving anytime between 8 am – 9 am.

Unforutnately this trip is not pup-friendly and you will need to leave them at home for the day.

We recommend bringing between 2- 5 people on your surprise road trip adventure.

First Stop: There is an entrance fee of $10 Adult / $5 Child Third Stop: Our two main suggestions range from $7 - $10 per adult based on what you choose.

After booking your trip, we'll send you a confirmation email with a few recommended accommodation options.

Customer Reviews

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Fun day, But Had a Few Bumps (Winter 2023)

As an Ottawa resident, some of the winter options were things we had discovered on our own and done before. However, they are still fun activities!

The first stop was fun and had a fantastic view, but keep in mind that it can be quite difficult in the winter.

We also experienced two small bumps - one stop designated for a quick drink did not serve alcohol as mentioned, and the winter alternative for the third stop is a multi-hour activity, so we were unable to do it by the time we arrived.

Overall, we had a fun day, but I would hold off on this trip until the weather is warmer.

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Jacob Tanner
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Good Overall Experience

Started really strong with Merrickville. The second hike was okay. We made out own little detour for the third stop and the coffee shop in kemptville for the final stop was unfortunately closed. We still made do by going to a different coffee shop in kemptville. Great experience, we both had a great time.

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Karen Elliot
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An adventure

I have been to most of the places but still had fun

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Katie B
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Full Day of Activity!

This was definitely a full day trying to fit it all in, but at the same time, it was stress free and enjoyable - no rush! We really enjoyed exploring some local(ish) trails and sites that we had never heard of before, and really, we could have spent longer at each site if it weren't for trying to stick to the alotted times (definitely start early)! And I must say, the lunch recommendation alone was worth the trip! Amazing food and will definitely return to this restaurant. The parking/entrance fees added up, but it was worth it I think. Thank you for the memories!
Side note: For someone with bad knees, the first hike would be considered difficult, and the day as a whole was quite a lot of walking. Consider following some of the suggested alternatives - no need to choose a completely different trip!

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Fun trip with a toddler in tow. We didn't get to enjoy the last stop as it was a Sunday evening and the shops were closed. That being said, we could have started the day a little earlier, and the first stop took us a while with a toddler so would have been possible to do in one day but make sure you start early!