Eastern Canada is such a diverse region with so much to offer travellers and locals alike. With its French roots in Québec to the maritime area in Newfoundland, you won’t fall short of experiencing a variety of cultures, tasty local cuisine and hidden gems.  

Whilst most people may stick to more of the well-known places such as Toronto and Niagara Falls, we think there are just as many (if not more!) off the beaten-path places just waiting to be explored. Here are 3 hidden gems in Eastern Canada you may not know of: all very accessible from nearby popular cities and well worth adding to your bucket list! 

Mont-Tremblant, Québec 

Mont-Tremblant, Quebec
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Deep within the Laurentian Mountains in the Canadian province of Québec, lies Mont-Tremblant. Famous for its ski resort, events and festive character there is sure to be something for everyone here. From adventure activities, to nature, to relaxation, there is so much on offer and the choice is yours. If you’re feeling adventurous, why not take a leisurely hike with a local expert in Domaine Saint Bernard, home to a wide array of flora, fauna, and birds. On the other hand, if relaxation is more your thing don’t miss the Scandinavian hydrotherapy baths to soothe your mind, body and soul.  

Kingston, Ontario 

Kingston, Ontario
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Kingston is a small city packed with history, located in Eastern Ontario. With the nickname of the “Limestone City” you can see why with many of its incredible heritage buildings built using local limestone. There are so many things to see and do in Kingston with a long-standing military and political history to delve into. One of the best ways to see all that the city has to offer is on a guided bike ride that explores many of Kingston’s historical landmarks and attractions. Pedal your way through one of Canada’s most scenic cities, exploring the notorious Kingston Penitentiary, Queen’s University Campus, Lake Ontario, and so much more! 

Orford, Québec 

Le Cep d'Argent vineyard, Orford
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Orford makes up part of the Eastern Township which consists of a large collection of small cities, towns, and villages nestled away in south-eastern Québec. It is perfect for all seasons of adventure – offering skiing and snowboarding in winter and hiking and mountain biking during the summer.  

As we like to say. every good adventure is never complete without good food and wine! Join us as we take you on a guided tour of Le Cep d’Argent vineyards. Overlooking Lake Magog, this 114-acre estate with 60,000 vines produces several varietals that will be sure to go down a treat. You’ll also discover how two brothers became 6th-generation Master Vintners by creating the Universe of Champagne to research and produce exceptional champagnes. Even better – taste a drop for yourself during your visit to their cellar and vineyards. 

So why not see it all and explore the extraordinary with us as we allow you to choose your own adventure on our 10-day Mad about Mounties: Eastern Canada by Design tour. 

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