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Starting From AU$4,189.46 All inclusive price
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Big One | 26 Day Canadian Road Trip Adventure

Experience it all. This is our premiere adventure road trip combining all our favourite places, each unique and awesome in its own way. The great outdoors, national parks, cultural centres, epic cities and quaint towns. You'll trek across Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and PEI.

The central and east coast of Canada is spectacular, varied (5 countries in one) and unrivaled.

  • It's more like a road-trip adventure with a local expert than a tour. 
  • Coastal views, fjords, marine+national parks, epic cities, quaint towns 
  • Wildlife - moose, bears, whales, beavers, squirrels, trash pandas.
  • Majestic lakes, the best beaches in Canada (PEI!), secret swimming holes
  • Ample time  – enjoy 2-3 nights in most locations.
  • Classi & Unique accommodations. Cabins in national parks, communte hostels, the sea shack.
  • Comfortable travel. 24-seater vehicles, AC, high ceilings, bumping sound system.

Some Additional Collateral for you!

  • Partner & Client Presentation https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1VvzbZBpQpWhFQW4PQw11OYy6iQ0pquHC5UIn2FXvc1k/edit?urp=gmail_link#slide=id.p
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Awesome Experiences... Out Here!

  • Experience the stars without light pollution, forests further than your eyes can see, and wildlife in Algonquin Park
  • Witness 15m vertical tidal changes and walk on the ocean floor amongst flower pot rocks at the Bay of Fundy
  • Swim at the best beach in Canada – Basin Head, Prince Edward Island – known for it’s warm waters and singing sands
  • Go on an incredible sunset hike and swim in an abandoned gypsum mine in Cape Breton
  • Sleep in Yurts, A-frames, Quebec hippie & festival hostels, a Jail and Canadian camping in a national park (specific departures)
  • Explore many of our provincial and national parks by foot or boat including Parc Bic, Algonquin Park, Cape Breton Highlands, Gaspesie National Park, Saguenay-St-Lawrence Marine Park
  • Try tons of local delicacies from vast arrays of  seafood, new potatoes, local beers, quebec cheese – and real poutine in Quebec
  • Hike in the Chic-Choc Mountains in Gaspesie followed by an incredible sunset, bonfires, whales, bands just a short walk from your hostel Yurt
  • Wander 60M tall sand dunes along the St Lawrence River
  • Explore incredible cities including cosmo Montreal, bustline Toronto, maritime Halifax and quaint Charlottetown
  • Explore the narrow and cobblestone streets of fortified Quebec City before or after a boite-de-chanson
  • Via Ferrata in a canyon along a 74m waterfall
  • Raft the mighty Ottawa River – one of the most adventurous rivers that you are actually allowed to raft in the world
  • Go whale watching by zodiac boat in one of the best places in the world to witness them – the St. Lawrence river near Tadoussac has over 13 species that migrate there

Day 1 : Algonquin Park (2 nights)
We'll meet in Toronto and head out early to venture to the scenic and rugged Algonquin Park. Algonquin is filled with maple hills, rocky ridges, and thousands of lakes. We'll stop for lunch along the drive, and take in a few other nifty spots. After setting up our campsite, or checking into lodgings, you can learn to flip a canoe, go for a paddle, or take off on some of the many hiking trails. Returning to home-base, your driver-guide will help get you all set up for the evening with open campfire cooking and a bonfire. We will have a few awesome days to explore. Sleep: Rustic cabins or campgrounds in Algonquin park. Activities: Scenic hikes, trails and lakes for a swim Canoe majestic lakes in Algonquin Park Algonquin Park Visitors Centre & Exploration Evening bonfires and stargazing
Meals :None

Day 2 : Ottawa, Ontario (2 nights)
Next we'll take a short drive to Ottawa, the capital, where friendly Gatineau, Quebec, is just a short jaunt across the bridge. For activity buffs, there are loads of great parks and hikes to check out. You'll have the opportunity to raft the mighty Ottawa River – one of the best adventure rivers in the world (highly recommended!). Depending on the trip, this will be on the way to Ottawa or an optional day trip from the city. Once in Ottawa, if you are into history, city sights, or museums, there is plenty to keep you busy, including Parliament Hill and the Rideau Canal. Sleep: HI Jail Hostel Activities: Rafting the Ottawa River Explore Parliament Hill, Hog Back Falls, Rideau Canal and more Relax in the Nordik Spa's saunas and hot tubs
Meals :None

Day 3 : Quebec City (2 nights)
Next stop Quebec City, where you can explore the narrow, cobbled streets of the old fortified city. You can check out the Citadel, the Plains of Abraham and many more historical sites, and enjoy exploring to/from Quebec city with us at the majestic Montmorency Falls, Canyon Sainte-Anne. For eats, you'll discover amazing poutine alongside other Quebec specialities, after which you can head out to an arcade game-styled bar or boîte de chanson for some local live music. Sleep: HI-Quebec Auberge Internationale de Québec or Auberge de la Paix Quebec Activities: Via Ferrata and climb up close to the massive Canyon Sainte-Anne Explore huge waterfalls including Montmorency Falls Eat a generous portion of poutine and be entertained at a boîte de chanson
Meals :None

Day 4 : Tadoussac Quebec (2 nights)
From Quebec City we'll head north along the St Lawrence river, making a few stops along the way, including Charlevoix so that you can try their famous and ridiculously delicious cheese. We'll then take short ferry, and arrive at our destination, Tadoussac, where we will stay for a few days. ​ You'll have a chance to explore huge sand dunes, go whale-watching by boat or kayak, and enjoy strolls along the quaint village streets. The local auberge jeunesse is a Quebec hippie style hostel, offering live music and bonfires throughout the evening and until very late. Sleep: Auberge Jeunesse Tadoussac Activities: Whale watching Hike the sand banks and dunes Explore the town and visit the interpretive centre, or hike in Mont Adela-Lessard
Meals :None

Day 5 : Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick (3 nights)
We'll then enter the Maritimes! Here you'll witness the Bay of Fundy, which has the highest tides in the world. You can explore the national park, go wildlife viewing, and stargaze into a sky free of light pollution. Meanwhile you'll eat your fill of seafood fresh out of the water. You’ll also get to experience Hopewell Rocks, Cape Enrage, Sea Coves, the official Scenic Trail Drive and more. We have a few great days for exploration. Sleep: Two of - Cabins in Fundy National Park, Not Your Average Hostel and UNB Fredericton (ferry/season dependent). Activities: Explore Hopewell Rocks, Cape Enrage, Fundy Trail, Coastal Hikes and Rocky Beaches Stargaze in the dark sky preserve and hike Fundy National Park Delicious fresh seafood opportunities
Meals :None

Day 6 : Halifax, Nova Scotia (3 nights)
We'll then drive further east across New Brunswick and head south towards our destination, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Halifax itself is fantastic, with colourful gingerbread-style houses, seaside lighthouses and picturesque rocky shorelines. You'll experience clean breezes, beautiful views and people that love nothing more than signing a tune and enjoying a drink. Additional excursions to Peggy’s Cove and a few other spots and beyond are also on the docket. Sleep: HI Halifax Hostel Explore Peggy’s Cove and further along the South Shore. On some trips we will explore further to Mahone Bay and Lunenburg Enjoy power hour or a murder mug at the Split Crow, or listen to tunes at the Triangle till the wee hours
Meals :None

Day 7 : Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island ova Scotia (3 nights)
From Halifax we'll venture north to the scenic Cabot Trail and Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Coastal views from Cheticamp, Pleasant Bay and beyond are breathtaking. There is so much to do and see here - mostly outside whether a swim in the ocean or a nice hike with an incredible view. We will definitely be out and exploring. Along the way, we'll stop in quaint Acadian villages and seaside towns. The national park is filled with incredible hiking opportunities. Some of the ones we love include Franey, Middlehad and Skyline trails. Sleep: Pleasant Bay Cabot Trail Hostel Activities: Hike the Skyline trail to see wildlife and witness a magical sunset Drive and hike in Cape Breton National Park Swim in secret swimming holes
Meals :None

Day 8 : Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (3 nights)
Gorgeous, charming and relaxed, Prince Edward Island (PEI) is the next stop on our big road trip. Charlottetown has a beautiful waterfront and some fine local pubs, where you'll have an opportunity to try their local specialty – blueberry beer or some local oysters. PEI is the home of the potato, and some hostels will provide you with some for free. If the timing is right, you'll be able to pick up “new” potatoes at a local stand and chow down. There are also some great provincial parks and beaches to visit on optional day trips. In fact, it has Canada's best beaches. Sleep: Charlottetown Backpackers Inn Sand dune hiking at Greenwich, swimming at the singing sands in Basin Head, as well as North Cape and East Cape beaches Eat the best and freshest oysters in Malpeque Stuff your face with potatoes and seafood in PEI
Meals :None

Day 9 : Gaspesie, Saint Anne des Monts & Riviere du Loup (3 nights)
Unless you're from Quebec, Gaspesie is a little-known treasure, not least for its spectacular Gaspesie national park. The drive we'll take along the St Lawrence and through the national parks is truly epic, with hidden coves and quaint towns dotted throughout. You'll experience beautiful nature, wonderful hiking opportunities and delicious local cuisine. The Sea Shack is renowned for cool rooms, cabins, yurts and a beachside tiki bar which usually has a stellar band jamming. Bonfires, star gazing and some great music and festivities, will be the usual way to round off the day. After Gaspesie, we normally pop by Riviere du Loup for an evening - so that we have time explore the incredible Parc Bic! Sleep: Sea Shack Cabins or Yurts (and Riviere du Loup hostel for one evening) Paddleboarding, kayaking or fishing Hiking in Gaspesie national parks Canyoning in Gaspesie Scenic drives throughout Gaspesie
Meals :None

Day 10 : Montreal, Quebec (2 nights)
Montreal may be indescribable, but we can at least promise quality food, great nightlife and good times on our arrival. You can check out Rue St Denis, the Latin Quarter and the Village. From the Basilique Notre Dame to the Basque restaurants of Old Montreal, you'll get to enjoy all that the city has to offer in its own distinct Quebecois way. You can get by with English in most spots, but knowing a few sentences in French will be appreciated! Sleep: HI Montreal, M Montreal, or SameSun Montreal Explore the Botanical Garden, Biodome, and Mount Royal Visit La Fontaine Park and the Biosphere
Meals :None

Day 11 : Toronto, Ontario (0 nights, drop-off)
We'll arrive back in Toronto after a decent drive from Montreal. There is a lot packed into "The Six", and it's well worth a few days in itself. So make sure you have enough energy left for an afternoon's mooching around Kensington Market or Ossington Avenue, or a bike ride around the Toronto Islands, or at least a walk along West Queen West and a lunch in Trinity Bellwoods. It really doesn't have to end here. Sleep: Do your own thing. There are tons of things to get up to. We will gladly share some tips, and you can check out our blog for updates.
Meals :None

6:00 am. HI Toronto Hostel, 76 Church St, Toronto, ON M5C 2G1. We will be waiting in the parking lot right beside the hostel or across the street.

6:30 am. The Planet Traveler Hostel, 357 College St, Toronto, ON M5T 1S5. We will be waiting in a parking spot just outside the hostel, or alternatively across the street.

Prepayment Options & Requirements:

  • Accommodation – passengers are required to pre-pay for accommodations before departure to Out Here Ltd. 2019 pricing for pre-paid accommodations is $1125 CAD including tax
  • Add-on activities (e.g. Rafting, Via Ferrata) can be prepaid when signing up before trip departure. For some, you will pay on arrival. They are usually between $60 and $110 dollars. In most instances there are alternatives available.
  • Local Entrance Fees: Each passenger is required to pay a stipend to cover entrance fees (to national parks and such that we visit during day trips and along the route) which is currently $141 CAD including tax for the Big One.

Not Included in Trip Pass: 

  • Most Food – we stop by grocery stores along the way. Other times folks head out on the town. Group cooking is optional, and usually led by travellers.