CANADA in the WILD
Itinerary for September 17, 2016
Whale Watching in Tadoussac
Itinerary - 2017
Here is your itinerary:
7:00 am Meet us at 90 University Private, Ottawa, K1N 6N5. This is a residence building on the University of Ottawa campus [See our map below]. The Ottawa Residences Building is right in front of a big parking lot where our bus will pick us up. Here you will have a chance to gather and get to know your fellow travellers before we set out.
7:15 am The bus departs at 7:15 am sharp. Don’t be late, we will not be able to wait for you and we do not want you to miss this awesome trip.
3:00 pm Arrive to Tadoussac. We will make a couple of stops on the way to have lunch and stretch our legs. We will be staying in a cool, rustic youth hostel in Tadoussac.
Right after arriving we will have a wonderful opportunity to get active after the long journey. We will go for a "beginner" level, yet awesome hike on the "Sentier du Fjord Saguenay". This trail is regarded as one of the most beautiful trails in the entire province of Quebec and it should be a priority on everyone's lifetime to-do list. Unforgettable moments and grandiose scenery await you along the summits of the capes. The trail is well maintained and we will cover about 3-5 km. At a leisurely pace it will be done in about 2.5 hours.
6:30 pm After working our an appetite we will check in to the youth hostel where we will be spending the night and explore the town for the night. There are numerous food options available in town. Would you like another hike? There are two more little trails in town which offer great views of the bay, the town and the mouth of the fjord.
Enjoy the rest of the night on your own.
Check our "Places of Interest in Tadoussac" section below to familiarize yourself with the village and the many interesting things to do.
7:00 am- 9:15 am Breakfast is included and free of charge for you, so head to the dining area of the Hostel and have some food. Afterwards we will check out of the Hostel and head towards the pier where the whale watching adventure begins.
9:45 am Board the Zodiac and keep your eyes open to spot any whales, dolphins, seals or any other sea mammal that lives in the area. This is a 2.5 hours excursion. Make sure you bring warm clothes, closed shoes and ideally small gloves and a hat. It can get cold and you want to enjoy the ride.
12:40 pm Get back to Tadoussac and have some lunch.
2:00 pm Depart for Quebec City. This ride is about 3 hours and will give you a chance to take a break and relax before we arrive to the enchanting city of Quebec. Before arriving we will pay a quick visit to The Montmorency Falls. They are quite taller than the falls at Niagara!
Once in town we will check into our wonderful Youth Hostel, at the very heart of the old town. Then we will go for an evening group walk around Quebec City and discover one of North America's oldest cities and the most European by far.
Dinner will be in town and options galore! Spend the rest of the evening discovering the city with your new friends or on your own.
Check our "Places of Interest in Quebec City" section below to familiarize yourself with the city and the many interesting things to do.
7:00 am- 9:00 am Our hostel has breakfast included. Enjoy some breakfast and get ready to check out.
Keep discovering Quebec City for the rest of the trip. Check our "Places of Interest in Quebec City" guide.
3:00 pm Be back at the hostel at 3.00 pm to collect your bags and start the trip back to Ottawa
9:00 pm Arrive to 90 University in Ottawa. We will make a stop in the way to have some dinner.
What To Bring: Your camera, water bottles, good walking/ hiking shoes, some changes of clothing including warm stuff (specially for the boat excursion), your adventurous spirit and extra money for food and souvenirs!
Places of Interest in Tadoussac
Places of Interest in Quebec City