The First Nations Path


Here’s a new formula which will please the independent travelers wishing to explore Quebec’s cities and wild beauties while discovering the fascinating culture of the First Nations. This unique fly & drive itinerary will indeed allow you to visit both Montreal and Quebec City but also to explore deeper into Quebec’s wide open spaces.  

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Montreal

    Montreal Pick-up your vehicle and rendez-vous in the thrilling and appealing city of Montreal! Second French speaking city in the world after Paris, Montreal combines old world influences with North American modernity in a very unique way. Let yourself be charmed by the romantic streets of Old Montreal and conquer its exhilarating nights!

    Accommodation: Hotel

  • Day 2 Lac Édouard

    Lac Édouard The experience starts with an agreeable boat ride towards the village. While admiring the wild beauty of the surrounding nature, you’ll be shrouded in the peaceful atmosphere of the site. In the evening, a pleasant surprise awaits you: you won’t sleep in a tent, but in a tee-pee! You’ll also enjoy a good meal prepared on a superb wood fire. Listen to the enchanted sounds of the forest and look carefully at the sky, you might see a northern lights! (B, D)

    Accommodation: Teepee

  • Day 3 Mastheuiatsh

    Mastheuiatsh Before leaving this magical site, we suggest you strongly to explore the magnificent trails nearby. You’ll then be able to track wild animals, to watch beavers in their natural setting and to pick the delicious wild berries that you’ll find along your way. Why don’t you use this opportunity to go for a rabaska ride? Continue on towards Lac-St-Jean. (B)

    Accommodation: Lodge

  • Day 4 Mastheuiatsh

    Mastheuiatsh Today you’ll have the privilege to visit the fascinating Pointe-Bleue Native Museum which explains the ancient history of the First Nations. You’ll then visit the famous Saint-Félicien Wildlife Zoo. (B)

    Accommodation: Lodge

  • Day 5 Les Escoumins

    Les Escoumins A stay in the local Native community and a zodiac whale watching cruise. (B)

    Accommodation: Hotel

  • Day 6 Les Escoumins

    Continuation of the discovery

    Accommodation: Hotel

  • Day 7 Wendake

    Wendake During your two days in the heart of the reserve, you will enjoy a guided tour of the Huron-Wendat Museum, where you can see exhibits on the history of the nation and Aboriginal art. The first will be in the longhouse, a tradionnal home of the Huron native people. In the evening, myths and legends will be told by the fireside. Throughout the night, a fire keeper take care of your dreams and lights. The second night will be at the Hotel Museum First Nations where you will enjoy all the conveniences of modern life. During your stay, you will have the chance to taste and enjoy the cuisine inspired by the Native at restaurant la Traite at the Hotel Museum First Nations. You will also have the time to discovery Wendake on your own. On day 8 in the morning, you’ll visit the Traditional Huron Site “Onhoüa Chetek8e” which offers a unique opportunity for visitors to discover the history, the culture and the lifestyle of the Hurons. A Native guide will lead you in a fascinating canoe and a walking excursion in the forest during which you’ll be introduced to this specific environment and to the traditional herbal medicine. You’ll then have the privilege to taste a delicious potion made out of local cedar trees. The walk ends with the visit of a burial site which allows visitors to learn more about the Huron Burial Ceremony. At around noon, you’ll be invited for a traditional Huron lunch. (D)

    Accommodation: Hotel

  • Day 8 Wendake

    Wendake Continuation of the visit (B, L, D)

    Accommodation: Hotel

  • Day 9 Québec

    Québec Your next stop is beautiful Quebec City. Rich in culture, history and beauty, Quebec City has the appearance and the atmosphere of an old-world town. Indeed, its old section has kept its historic character and a “Vieille France” charm. (B)

    Accommodation: Hotel

  • Day 10 Québec

    Québec One more day to enjoy the city

    Accommodation: Hotel

  • Day 11 Quebec - Montréal

    Quebec - Montréal Some more time to explore Quebec’s metropolis and drive to Montreal.

    Accommodation: Hotel

  • Day 12 Return flight

    Return flight Take advantage of your last moment in Montreal to do some shopping before heading to the airport to leave your vehicle.

Period & budget

When to travel?

The best period for travelling is during the following months:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Notes

The cost includes:

· Sleeping bag and pad (day 2)
· Activities on the site: activities of the day, rabaska, hiking trail, canoes and story telling evening around a camp fire (days 2 and 3)
· Access to the St-Felicien wildlife Zoo (day 4)
· Access to the Native musuem of Mashteuistsh (day 4)
· Whale watching cruise in zodiac (3h) (day 6)
· Activities on the site: archery, canoes, hiking trail and story telling evening around a camp fire (day 7 and 8)
· A gift bag upon arrival at Hotel Museum First Nations
· Guided tour of the Huron-Wendat Museum
· Myth and legends evening in the longhouse
· A fire keeper service who take care of the fire and your dreams for the whole night
· Sleeping bag and linen (day 7)
· Visit of the Huron Wendat Museum (day 8)
· Canoe and guided walk in forest nowsheing activity, guided visit of the « Onhoüa Chetek8e » Traditional site
· 11 nights accommodation including  1 night in tipi and 1 night in a longhouse
· 11 meals (see abbreviations) including a lunch and a dinner that are inspired by the Native traditional cuisine
· Applicable taxes

The cost does not include:

· The personalized roadbook (OPTION: 70$ cdn)
· Air travel
· Personal expenses
· Drinks (excluding coffee and tea with the included meals)
· Tips to guides
· Car rental (see www.iglobe-trotter.com)

Practical info

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  • - Aime découvrir de nouvelles cultures
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Destination
Quebec
Activity
Self-drive Summer
Duration
12 days
Code
AUT-05
Price
From C$1,379
Level
2/5
Comfort
3/5

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