Discover crowd-free, contrasting cultures with a Canadian Sky road trip, taking in French Quebec and Canada’s Atlantic coast
If a path less travelled through the beautiful landscapes, French-influenced cities and stunning coastline of eastern Canada sounds appealing, then Canadian Sky’s ‘French Culture, Lobsters and Lighthouses’ 18-day, self-drive holiday could be just what you need. Boundless members can enjoy a special offer, too...
From Montreal to Halifax
Flying to Montreal, your first evening could be spent sampling this lively city’s diverse cuisine before you head off the next day with the St Lawrence River as your companion, visiting towns along its banks for a taste of Quebecois culture. Stop at the Museum of Quebec Folk Arts and Traditions in Trois-Rivières to see artworks that tell the story of the region’s people, then cross over into New Brunswick and stay in picturesque Edmundston for the evening.
Travelling south, you’ll venture through pristine wilderness that’s home to bears, moose and wolves. A stay at the charming village of St Andrews-by-the-Sea will excite seafood fans, while modern and Indigenous galleries will entice art lovers.
Beautiful and historic Nova Scotia is your home for the next five days. Visit the port of Lunenburg, a Unesco World Heritage Site, and Peggy’s Cove with its iconic lighthouse perched on top of granite rocks. In Halifax, the museums should keep you busy, but you could also join a whale-watching tour.
The eastern tip
Sea-swept headlands and tranquil beaches await you at Cape Breton Highlands National Park, the easternmost point of your trip. Ascend the Cape Smokey gondola for fabulous views, before driving back into New Brunswick for two days in Percé – once a large fishing port, it’s renowned for the beauty of its surroundings.
As you cross the St Lawrence River and journey into the heart of Quebec, you’ll follow the paths used for trade and hunting by the First Nations peoples for thousands of years. Roll past riverside towns that reflect French and English empires in their architecture and local cultures, until historic Quebec City’s skyline comes into view, whetting your appetite for a guided tour in the morning. Fine dining at one of the city’s many restaurants will provide the perfect ending to your Canadian road trip.
Unless, of course, you don’t want it to end there. If you’d like more time to explore, just ask Canadian Sky to extend your stay – with expert advice on hand, you can tailor-make your perfect holiday.
Find out more
Canadian Sky’s 18-night, self-drive 'French Culture, Lobsters and Lighthouses’ tour costs from £2,885pp and includes return flights, inclusive car rental, hotel accommodation (room only), electronic roadbook, two ferry crossings and a city tour of Quebec.
To find out more or book, visit canadiansky.co.uk or call 01342 332691. See below for a special offer for Boundless members.
Do more with Boundless
Boundless members will receive a free excursion worth up to £150* when booking a fly-drive holiday with Canadian Sky before 31 March 2024 – just quote your Boundless membership number when booking your holiday over the phone.
*Holiday must include flights and 10 days’ accommodation to qualify. Free excursion offer applies per person.