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What to expect

From boardwalks to historic ruins and super cute waterside stops...this trip really does offer a 'little bit of everything.'

Trip Highlights

A few great boardwalk hikes that aren't too long

An outdoor attraction with something for everyone

A picturesque historical site (perfect for photographers)

A magical waterside driving route with an optional beach swim

Suggested for
  • Active families
  • Couples
  • Seniors
  • Nature lovers
  • Photographers
Available to depart
Available to depart Wednesday-Sunday throughout the year.

Itinerary

Stop 1

Your first stop of the day includes a hidden gem trail with tons of gorgeous flowers and marshland views! We’ve also recommended an “on the way” activity for Ottawa and Montreal road trippers. Drive time to your second stop is 13 minutes.

Stop 2

Get your cameras out! This stop offers historic ruins you can get up close and personal with. Drive time to your third stop is 16 minutes.

Stop 3

Welcome to birding and boardwalks. If you can remember, try to bring a bit of birdseed before hitting the road. You won’t regret it! Drive time to your fourth stop is 24 minutes.

Stop 4

It’s time to go chasing a local waterfall, visit a seasonal spooky spot and drive an epic road trip highway!

Estimated Travel Time
to First Stop

Add 3-4 hours for time spent at stops.

Add 3-4 hours for time spent at stops.

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Before you go

What You'll Need to Bring

Bathing Suit
Bird Seed
Camera
Cash
Outdoor Gear
Reusable shopping bags
Road Trip Snacks
Walking shoes
Water
Additional Details
Kid Friendly
Vegan

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: 3 hours and 10 minutes / 252 km
• From Kanata: 3 hours and 30 minutes / 293 km
• From Barrhaven: 3 hours and 37 minutes / 264 km
• From Gloucester: 3 hours and 5 minutes / 249 km
• From Orleans: 3 hours and 9 minutes / 233 km
• From Winchester: 2 hours and 29 minutes / 284 km
• From Gatineau: 3 hours 30 minutes / 269 km
• From Montreal: 3 hours 46 minutes / 276 km

This itinerary can be used between Wednesday and Sunday, and is best done between spring and summer!

We recommend leaving anytime between 9:00 – 9:30 am.

Unfortunately, this trip is not pup-friendly and you will need to leave your furry friend at home for the day.

We recommend bringing up to 5 people on your surprise road trip adventure!

Two of our seasonal suggestions on the fourth stop have an entrance fee. One is $10 per adult and the other is $8.85 per adult. There are free options are available at this stop!

After booking your trip, we’ll send you a confirmation email with a few recommended accommodation options. Please note the ending location does not have very many options to stay overnight. If you plan on making this more of a getaway, we recommend another trip.