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Quintessential Québec

Quintessential Québec

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One package is recommended for 1-5 people.

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Gorgeous drives, picturesque towns, historic hikes, phenomenal food and so much more. You'll quickly fall in love with the area and want to come back again and again.

Trip Highlights

  • A couple great hikes
  • Multiple photo-worthy moments
  • Cozy independent cafes & restaurants
  • Historic towns
  • Optional snowshoe & skating trails for a winter adventure


This itinerary can be used any day from Spring - Fall. Some stops may be closed Monday - Wednesday but we have recommended lots to do as alternatives!


  • Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • Couples
  • Active Seniors
  • Photographers



Start your day by exploring a couple incredible trails that bring you to historically significant spots & a babbling waterfall. Drive time to the second stop is 8 minutes.


This 19th-century town is so charming that you'll definitely want to return. We've recommended our favourite cafes & eateries for you to relax in after your first outdoor adventure. Drive time to the third stop is 10 minutes.


Get your cameras out! This hour-long trail deserves a picture or two. Or, if you're travelling on a weekend and want to get up close and personal with some furry friends, pre-book a farm experience. Drive time to the fourth stop is 23 minutes.


End your surprise road trip in a quintessential village. If you want to keep going we've suggested a quiet countryside stop or a place to lace up your skates in the winter.



Can depart from

Kingston Area, Ottawa Area, Montreal Area

Before you go

What You'll Need to Bring

  • Cash
  • Ice Skates (optional)
  • Reusable Shopping Bags
  • Road Trip Snacks
  • Snowshoes (optional)
  • Walking Shoes
  • Water

Additional Details

  • Dog-Friendly
  • Kid-Friendly


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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: 1 hour and 37 minutes / 90 km
  • From Kana: 2 hours and 9 minutes / 139 km
  • From Gloucester: 1 hour and 55 minutes / 112 km
  • From Renfrew: 3 hours and 30 minutes / 249 km
  • From Merrickville: 3 hours and 15 minutes / 243 km
  • From Alexandria: 3 hours and 40 minutes / 294 km

This trip can be done any day between May - September. Some stops may be closed Monday - Wednesday but we have recommended lots to do as alternatives!

We recommend leaving anytime between 9:30 am - 10:00 am.

You can bring your pup on Quintessential Québec! The trip includes patio options for when it's warm & takeaway that work well for your pet. There will also be at least one dog-friendly activity at each stop. If you bring your furry friend, you will be unable to bring them into any indoor suggestions.

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

Your First and Third stop cost $13 per vehicle (May-October). Once you have paid at the first stop, keep your pass as you won’t have to pay again later.

Your Fourth stop includes optional activities that will require a fee, but we have suggested multiple free things as well.

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

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Good way to explore local sites

This made for a fun day for our family. We live in Kanata and never had much of a reason to go into Gatineau. Didn't know where this would lead us when we purchased it, happy that it felt "just down the road" from Ottawa. Found a great cafe we've gone back to a couple of times since. Nice exploring your own backyard and finding new things you can return to.