The multicultural landscape of eastern Canada encapsulates two key provinces; Quebec with its European heritage, and Ontario, a hotbed of diverse scenery and peoples. A self-drive holiday through eastern Canada will allow you to explore the best of both worlds – what are you waiting for?
If there is one thing Quebec is full of, it is culture. The people are immensely proud of their French routes, and nowhere is this clearer than in the provincial capital, Quebec City. The cobbled streets of this cosmopolitan city will enchant you with shopping, dining and world-class entertainment, and are the perfect place to stretch your legs.
Quebec is home to over a million lakes and thousands of rivers; driving scenery does not get better than this. Blue fin, humpback and beluga whales call the province home, so keep your eyes peeled on your self-drive adventure for some wildlife-watching experiences you will never forget. The north of the province is both pristine and wild and provides the ultimate opportunity to learn the fascinating history of Canada’s aboriginal peoples. The rich farmland and quaint villages you encounter along the way will tempt you to stop time and time again. This is a driving holiday at its finest.
If you would like to experience the finer things in life, the four wine regions of Ontario are the perfect pit stops to indulge in some unique culinary culture. Park up and enjoy an evening of fine dining and wine pairings to bring out your inner sommelier – the only problem is, you will not want to leave.
If you have a keen sense of adventure, Ottawa – Canada’s capital city – can offer adrenaline rushes by the bucket load. Not just a cultural epicentre, the city is home to some of Canada’s coldest, snowiest winters. Winter sports enthusiasts from across the globe trek here in the frosty weather to ski, skate and much more.
Cruise the open roads into the heart of Northern Canada. Although sparsely populated, the wild scenery is breath-taking, and can offer a plethora of outdoor activities to those seeking a thrill. Water sports in particular are renowned for canoeing and paddle sports due to the hundreds of miles of rivers. If you would like to take a break from driving, this is your ultimate chance to traverse the landscape from an entirely new perspective.
Has this inspired you to book a self-drive adventure through the varied backdrop of Eastern Canada? Our Canada Travel Specialists will be delighted to make your dream trip a reality.