SportChek Winter Treks are here!

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

Suggested for
  • Outdoor Adventurers
  • Photographers
  • Families with kids of all ages
  • Couples Getaways
Available to depart
This itinerary can be used any day between June - October. If you plan on travelling between November - April, contact us beforehand so we can provide you with a winter alternative option. 

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. We have also included a fantastic National Park and a snowy adventure if you’re travelling in the winter. 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!

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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

Camera
Cash
Hiking Shoes
Money
Road Trip Snacks
Snowshoes (Optional)
Water
Additional Details
Kid Friendly

Frequently Asked Questions

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See the approximate total round-trip driving distances/times below. These are driving distances only and do not factor in 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. If you plan on travelling between November – April, contact us beforehand so we can provide you with a winter alternative option.

We recommend leaving anytime between 8 am – 9 am from spring to fall, and by 10 am in the winter.

You can bring your pup on Backroad Bliss!

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 recommended bringing up to five people.

There is a small parking fee at Stop 1, and an entrance fee for each activity at Stop 3.

We have included a few accommodation recommendations in the confirmation email.