The beauty of a one-way RV road trip between Montreal and Halifax is the ability to choose your route and timing. Follow the St Lawrence River to the Gaspe Peninsula before entering New Brunswick and exploring the province of the World's Highest Tides. Your trip then continues into Nova Scotia where you can explore to your heart's content before dropping off your RV at our Halifax location.
2800km / 1740mi
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New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec
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Route - 2800 km / 1740 mi

Day Location Distance Duration
01 Montreal to Riviere-du-Loup 435 km / 270 mi Approx. 4 hours 30 minutes
02 Riviere-du-Loup to Percé 553 km / 344 mi Approx. 6 hours 30 minutes
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04 Exploring around the Gaspé Peninsula 400 km / 249 mi Own time frame
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07 Percé to Bathurst 355 km / 221 mi Approx. 4 hours 30 minutes
08 Bathurst to Moncton (via Caraquet and Miscou Island) 435 km / 270 mi Approx. 5 hours 45 minutes
09 Moncton to Moncton (via Hopewell Rocks) 200 km / 124 mi Approx. 2 hours 30 minutes
10 Day 10 – Moncton to Truro 300 km / 186 mi Approx. 4 hours
11 Truro to Elmsdale 56 km / 35 mi Approx. 45 minutes

Trip Details

Riviere-du-Loup, meaning 'Wolf River' in French, is a picturesque town located on the southern shore of the St. Lawrence River. It is renowned for its breathtaking sunsets that are sure to leave you spellbound.
The Riviere-du-Loup Waterfall Park and Petit Temis Interprovincial Linear Park/North Section are perfect destinations for nature-lovers to experience some local outdoor activities and excitement. From hiking trails to scenic views, these parks offer a range of options for visitors to explore and enjoy the natural beauty of the area.
Those interested in learning about the region's history and culture can visit the Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent, which preserves and exhibits contemporary Québecois art, or visit the Manoir Seigneurial Fraser to learn about the lives of a local family circa the early 19th century.

Rodeo Country (late June/early July) gives residents and visitors the chance to experience a bit of the Wild West, while the Pleins Feux Riviere-du-Loup fireworks festival (late June) shows off the city's sunset before the pyrotechnic display lights up the sky.

Whether you're an adventure enthusiast or just love nature, Riviere-du-Loup has something to offer everyone.

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Enjoy the passing seascapes from the comfort of your CanaDream motorhome. As you travel towards the charming village of Percé, take in the stunning seascapes from the comfort of your luxurious motorhome. Along the way, we recommend making stops at Reford Gardens, one of Canada's most popular garden destinations, and Exploramer, a museum focused on the marine environment of the St Lawrence River. Some suggested activities during your stay in Percé are the cruise around Percé Rock and Bonaventure Island; this natural bird sanctuary is home to over 80,000 gannets.
Percé is a vibrant and bustling tourist village that attracts visitors from all over the world, particularly during the summer months. If you're planning a visit during peak season, it's highly recommended that you reserve your campground spot in advance. This will ensure that you have a comfortable and stress-free stay in this picturesque location.
For those who love outdoor activities, Percé has some excellent hiking trails that are sure to delight. The most popular trail is the path to Mont-Sainte-Anne, which offers a commanding view of the iconic Percé Rock, Bonaventure Island, and the stunning coastline. Whether you're an experienced hiker or just starting out, this trail is definitely worth exploring.
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With so much to do and see on the Gaspé Peninsula, you'll most likely decide to spend a few extra days here. For many people even a week won't be enough to experience all the Peninsula has to offer.
The beautiful drive encircling the Gaspé Peninsula offers magnificent views of the rugged coastline as well as mountain scenery. Visit lovely Forillon National Park; pause at Hyman’s General Store (seasonal), which inspires memories of days gone by. Take a boat ride out to Bonaventure Island and view the northern gannet colonies there. From the shoreline, admire massive Percé Rock and watch its colours change as the sun hits it at sunrise and sunset.

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Take your time today as you travel around the southern Gaspé Peninsula towards New Brunswick.  The road winds it way around the coast for 200km until it reaches Carleton-sur-mer and you’ll find ample opportunity to dip your toes in the water or just chill out to ocean views.  Here, the waters of the Gulf of St Lawrence meet the Baie Escuminac and the Restigouche River, which narrows between Pointe a la Croix and Campbellton to enable an interprovincial crossing via the J C Van Horne Bridge.

Spend some time exploring Campbellton before continuing on Highway 11 to your overnight stop in Bathurst.

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Today you can decide to take a scenic diversion en route to Moncton or just head straight there.  We recommend some island hopping and exploration of the area around Caraquet, Shippagan, Lameque Island and Miscou Island.  Both Islands are road accessible.  If you have the time, venture out to the Miscou Island Lighthouse along Hwy 113.  After, take Highway 11 through Tracadie Sheila and Miramichi to Shediac.  Stop here to view the Big Lobster before continuing on to Moncton. As this is a long drive, consider breaking it into two days, perhaps overnighting in Miramichi then continuing on the Moncton the following day.

Check the tide times today we’re heading to the Bay of Fundy, home of the world’s highest tides! Time your arrival at Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park to coincide with low tide where you can walk on the ocean floor amongst ancient rock formations. Then head on to Fundy National Park via Alma, where a side road take you out to a lighthouse at Cape Enrage.  Fundy National Park features rugged shorelines, bubbling streams, miles of hiking trails and numerous waterfalls. You circle route today takes you back to Moncton via Springdale.

Highway 2 takes you to Amherst from where you can choose various routes to get you to Truro.  While it’s a little off the beaten path, we recommend taking Highway 209 to Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, a rugged coastal park with old-growth forest, hiking trails, sea cliffs and campgrounds, before continuing on to Truro for your overnight stay.

If you’re planning to end your RV road trip today, it’s an easy 45 minute drive to our Elmsdale location to drop off your RV at your chosen drop-off time. 

If you have more time, how about adding our Lighthouse Route itinerary to your trip. At the very least, we recommend a trip out to Peggy’s Cove and perhaps continuing on to Mahone Bay and Lunenburg but the complete Lighthouse Route is definitely worth considering.  Our full Lighthouse Route itinerary will add anywhere from 5-12 days and 1050km to your journey.  Even if you don’t add the Lighthouse Route, it’s worth spending a couple of days in Halifax itself, either with or without your RV to enjoy all this maritime city has to offer.

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