This road trip offers you a taste of four provinces, an opportunity to uniquely experience Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and some of their famed cities and places. From the city life of Toronto to the awe-inspiring tidal changes in the Bay of Fundy, this trip through eastern Canada will leave you wanting more.
2013km / 1251mi
Start / End
Toronto / Halifax
Print Page

Route - 2013 km / 1251 mi

Day Location Distance Duration
01 Toronto to Brockville 338 km / 210 mi Approx. 3 hours and 15 minutes
02 --
03 Brockville to Montreal 133 km / 83 mi Approx. 1 hour 30 minutes
04 --
05 Montreal to Magog 126 km / 78 mi Approx. 1 hour 25 minutes
06 --
07 Magog to Quebec City 237 km / 147 mi Approx. 3 hours
08 --
09 Quebec City to Edmundston 323 km / 201 mi Approx. 3 hours 20 minutes
10 Edmundston to Saint John 374 km / 232 mi Approx. 3 hour 34 minutes
11 --
12 Saint John to Alma 162 km / 101 mi Approx. 2 hours 10 minutes
13 --
14 Alma to Halifax 338 km / 210 mi Approx. 3 hours 40 minutes

Trip Details

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.

CanaDream Club Partners:

Leaving Brockville, and the province of Ontario, you’ll be arriving in the city of Montreal today. You can’t go wrong taking a food tour of Quebec’s largest city and if eating your way through the city’s delicious smoked meat and poutine isn’t your thing, why not hike up Mont-Royal and getting 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 or check out our CanaDream Club App to see local partners in and around the city.

CanaDream Club Partners:

Heading to the Quebec countryside, Magog and area is known as the Eastern Townships. Explore quaint villages, farm-to-table meals and upscale restaurants.

Enjoy a flavour of Europe on this side of the Atlantic. There’s much to see in the countryside between the cities of Montreal and Quebec City so take the scenic route and head out on Highway A-10 to the town of Magog. Find a wine route, book a campsite and enjoy the region of Memphrémagog.

CanaDream Club Partners:

Head out on QC-112 E and enjoy more of Quebec’s countryside on your way to Quebec City. Located on the Saint Lawrence River, Quebec City is a romantic, charismatic and truly charming piece of Canada. Stroll the walkable, cobblestone streets of Old Québec, the only walled city north of Mexico. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage site, offering an incredible experience of art, food and architecture. Make sure you check out our CanaDream App to scope out places to stay so you can receive discounted rates through our partnerships.

If you’re travelling in February, be sure to plan ahead and take part in Carnival de Quebec. Known simply as Carnival in both English and French, this is a pre-Lenten festival held every year. From a masquerade ball, to snow sculpture events and incredible maple syrup treats, visitors from all over the world attend to take part in the celebration.

CanaDream Club Partners:

Today you’ll leave the province of Quebec and begin your New Brunswick adventure. After leaving the over 400-year-old Quebec City, consider stopping in La Pocatière before crossing the border into New Brunswick.

Arriving in the town of Edmundston, this overnight stay gives you an opportunity to stretch your legs with a walk around the city, or visit Fortin-du-Petit-Sault (Petit-Sault-Blockhouse) and see a birds-eye view of the city. The fort was built in 1841 as part of the British defensive line during the boundary dispute between England and the United States.

Today you’re heading to the waterfront to visit the city of Saint John, New Brunswick.

Enjoy the historic small-city vibe that’s thriving with delicious seafood and craft beers. Explore the downtown centre by foot and visit the oldest continuing farmer’s market in Canada – The Saint John City Market, where a daily bell rings to begin and end the business day. Visit the Imperial Theatre, a grand century-old building to take in an event or concert and stop at the Reversing Falls Bridge if you’d like to experience the tide changes again.

CanaDream Club Partners:

Today you’re heading to the Bay of Fundy to experience the awe-inspiring tidal changes. Take highway 111 so you can stop-in at the town of St. Martins. You can experience the tides by visiting the same coastal location at high tide, and then return about six hours later at low tide to see the giant tides. Check out the tidal schedule at either Hopewell Cape or where you’re staying in the village of Alma. Be sure to stop at Hopewell Rocks to take advantage of visitor savings by using our CanaDream Club App.

CanaDream Club Partners:

You couldn’t ask for a better place to end your holiday than the gorgeous waterfront city of Halifax. Enjoy your maritime travels and stop in Amherst, Nova Scotia for lunch. Halifax’s waterfront and pier plays host to stunning views, incredible meals and some of the Maritime’s best live music.

Check out our CanaDream Club partners and do a Harbour Hopper Tour to see the city from the water. Halifax is known to have the highest number of bars per capita of any Canadian city – perhaps a pub crawl is how you’ll end your incredible east coast adventure!

CanaDream Club Partners:

Other Itineraries in Ontario