Enjoy three of Canada’s most iconic cities – Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal on this road trip. A truly classic Canadian experience, you’ll have the opportunity to try poutine (a dish originating from Quebec of fries, cheese curds and gravy), experience big city highlights as well quiet rural beauty.
685km / 426mi
Start / End
Toronto / Montreal
Ontario, Quebec
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Route - 685 km / 426 mi

Day Location Distance Duration
01 Toronto
02 Toronto to Brockville 338 km / 210 mi Approx. 3 hours 15 minutes
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04 Brockville to Gatineau Park 133 km / 83 mi Approx. 1 hour 30 minutes
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06 Gatineau Park to Montreal 214 km / 133 mi Approx. 2 hours 15 minutes
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Trip Details

Spend the day in the city of Toronto taking in the historic distillery district where you can shop, drink and dine. Visit the CN Tower and dare to step on the glass floor overlooking the city below. CanaDream Guests can take advantage of special savings here so make sure you download our app. Or, take-in a Blue Jays baseball game if they’re in town. Sports lovers can also visit the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Toronto is a vibrant city with events, restaurants and art – there really is something for everyone to enjoy in Ontario’s capital city. If you’d like to get out of the city and begin your road trip early, head to Sandbanks Provincial Park for the evening. Or, if you have an extra day to spare, consider heading south for a day to visit Niagara Falls.

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Leaving the bustling city of Toronto behind, head down the 401 to Brockville. A great pit stop along the way is Belleville where they dish up incredible ice cream. Also along the way is the historic city of Kingston, known as the “Limestone City” for its grand 19th-century buildings.

Brockville is located near the Saint Lawrence River and lies at the heart of the 1000 Islands region. The region is named for the 1864 islands that straddle Canada and the United States. The best way to experience this famous and stunning area is by boat.

Brockville has a rich history – home to one of Canada’s oldest railway tunnels and Ontario’s first incorporated town. Visit various historic sites or take a walking tour of this idyllic destination.

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Follow the signs for the scenic route to Ottawa, Canada’s capital city. Your destination tonight is just outside the city of Gatineau, Quebec with an overnight stop in Gatineau Park. Make your first stop the Rideau Canal. At 202 kilometres long, it connects Ottawa to Lake Ontario and the Saint Lawrence River. In the centre of the city is Parliament Hill, an impressive and grand Victorian building. Visit the National Gallery of Canada or head to ByWard Market for specialty food like Canadian cheese and the oh-so-famous Canadian maple Syrup.

After touring the city of Ottawa, you’ll finish today’s trip in Gatineau Park, which is just 15 minutes away from the capital of Canada. Reserve your spot ahead of time online and enjoy the walking trails and conservation park while still benefiting from the city vibe just minutes away.

If you download and visit our CanaDream Club app you’ll find a range of camping options throughout your journey as well as deals on visiting various sights and attractions.

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On today’s drive to Montreal, take the Quebec side of the river along highway 50. It’s known to be slightly more scenic and you’ll drive through more towns than highways. Stop in the town of Montebello and stretch your legs at the beautiful Fairmont Chateau Montebello. And, if you have extra days available to you, a night at Mont-Tremblant National Park is a beautiful stay, just under two hours from Montreal.

Arriving in Montreal, you can’t go wrong taking a food tour of Quebec’s largest city. If eating your way through Montreal’s famous smoked meat and poutine isn’t your thing, why not hike up Mont-Royal and get a bird’s eye view of the city? Old Montreal is a must-visit, be sure to take a stroll along Saint-Paul Street.

Consider spending the night at Parc National des îles-de-Boucherville, just 20 minutes north of the city centre.

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