Last Minute Road Trips From Ottawa

August 20, 2015

Last Minute Road Trips From Ottawa

Ottawa is perfectly situated between a number of interesting towns and cities, making it the ideal place to be if you ever find yourself with some extra time and a need for exploration. Road trips not only provide a scenic and peaceful drive, but can introduce entirely different experiences. These road trips are quick and easy destinations, each taking less than 3 hours to drive to, and are sure to satisfy a craving for something new!

 

Quebec City, Quebec

Driving Time – 2.5 hours 

A must-see in Quebec, this place is the province’s second largest city and a huge tourist attraction. You can expect to have a lot of activities and places to visit here! Experience the centuries-old architecture, historical sites and a true European vibe. The rich history of Quebec City gives it a comforting charm. If you’re looking for some awe-inspiring views, try going to Montmorency Falls, which is a whopping 30m higher than Niagara Falls. Whether it’s summer or winter, this city has something for the impromptu road trip and there are plenty of beautiful furnished apartments to rent downtown !

Quebec-City

Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec

Driving Time – 1 hour

Enjoy wine? Then it’s time to take a drive down to Brome-Missiquoi, the home of Quebec’s wine route and the birthplace of Quebec winemaking. With 21 wineries, you can try out all your favourite kinds of wine including red, white, and rosé. Once you’re done drinking, the region offers up a fantastic local art and crafts. Take advantage of the good weather here and spend some time outdoors in the beautiful scenery of Brome-Missiquoi by trying some skiing, horseback riding, kayaking, and cycling!Brome-Missisquoi

 

Burlington, Vermont

Driving Time – 1.5 hours

Cross the border and you can find yourself in Burlington, Vermont, a small town with big activities. Get some serious shopping done because unlike Ottawa, there are no taxes on clothing. Other things to do in town include the Royal Botanical Gardens for some beautiful sights and the Burlington Waterfront Trail for a refreshing and serene walk.
Burlington

Tremblant, Quebec

Time – 1 hour 45 mins 

This city on a mountain is the place to be for any and all outdoor activities that you may think of. In the summer, you can take a ride on a panoramic gondola and revel in the beauty of nature, or have some fun playing mini golf and being a part of an Ecotour. The minute winter hits the city, it turns into a snowy wonderland, allowing for visitors to go ice skating, skiing, alpine touring, and even ice climbing and dogsledding! There is a wide selection of beautiful luxury chalets in Tremblant perfect for all travellers and seasons.Tremblant

Ottawa, Ontario

Driving Time – 2.5 hours

Canada’s capital is filled to the brim with tourist attractions that will excite any visitor and is the perfect quick road trip destination. Immerse yourself in Canada’s history here with the Candian War Museum, Canadian Museum of Nature, National Gallery of Canada, and more. Of course, a visit to Ottawa isn’t complete without a look at Parliament Hill, where Canada’s federal government resides. Ottawa is also home to Rideau Canal, the world’s largest skating rink in the winter.  There’s nothing to be bored about once you get to Ottawa.Ottawa

 

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