It’s that time of the year where everyone is already fed up of 2017 and looking to go on a life changing trip. But, the truth is that most of us Montrealers are young, broke, and restless. So, instead of heading across the globe, why not take advantage of the province we live in and explore what Quebec has to offer. I guarantee that these trips are so epic that your mind will be totally blown.
It seems to me that we Montrealers complete forget how amazing Quebec actually is. Quebec will surprise you in multiple ways since it seem like a tropical destination sometimes. These places are absolutely gorgeous and super fun for everyone! The price is relatively cheap and I can promise you that you won’t regret making the trip in your own province.
1. Quebec Will Blow Your Mind With The Rocher Percé In Gaspesie
For a quick and simple road trip to take with your friends, I strongly recommend checking out l’Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé. It’s easy to get to and super cheap for your broke Montreal friends like me! These rocks are Quebec’s trade mark and the area around they are found in has great activities for you and your friends.
2. Quebec Will Blow Your Mind With The Chutes De La Chaudiere
For a two hour road trip from Montreal, bring your friends to explore the Chutes De La Chaudiere for a wild time! These waterfalls honestly look like they are from another country, so bring your cameras and fool your family by telling them you left Canada.
3. Quebec Will Blow Your Mind With Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie
Also known as the L’Acropole Des Draveurs, the Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie is a beautiful park for hiking in the rocks. It’s hard to believe that this park is located in Quebec and features some of the deepest gorges East of the Rockies. They have gorgeous views and this is great for those broke and wild friends of yours.
4. Quebec Will Blow Your Mind With Mont-Tremblant
Enjoy skiing like you are in Switzerland by heading to Mont-Tremblant Village! It is absolutely stunning in the winter and will blow your mind! It’s actually named #13 on the list of the top 25 best ski towns! It’s only an hour away so there is no excuse for you to not cross if off your bucket list this winter!
5. Quebec Will Blow Your Mind With Iles-de-la-Madeleine
Quebec’s Iles-de-la-Madeleine is DROP DEAD GORGEOUS! Several small islands make up this area, so there are numerous amounts of beaches for you to explore! This is truly a spectacular location to spend a beachy summer with some of your friends. I honestly can’t believe that this is located in Quebec.
6. Quebec Will Blow Your Mind With The “Emerald” River In The Gaspé Peninsula
If you want to swim in some clear AF water, then the Bonaventure River is the place for you! The Bonaventure river is also known as the emerald-blue river or “clear water” according to the name given to it by the Mi’kmaq. This river is absolutely stunning! It Is great for swimming, kayaking, fisihing, and just relaxing! So drive on down for a wild time.
7. Quebec Will Blow Your Mind With Whale Watching In Saguenay
Instead of simply going whale watching, why not be wild and go kayaking with whales! I recommend looking into kayaking with the belugas in the Saguenay Fjord for that rush of adrenaline with your closest friends this summer. It is honestly breathtaking and honestly, not many people can say that they went swimming with wild belugas!
8. Quebec Will Blow Your Mind With Le Trou de La Fée In Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean
If you want to experience one of the most breathtaking locations in the world, then Quebec’s Parc de la caverne du Trou de la Fée, situated in Quebec’s Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean is the place to be. They have a crazy footbridges and much more that includes hiking trails, a Chinese garden, zip lining, and wild cliffs. It is a perfect trip for you young, wild, and restless people like me!
9. Quebec Will Blow Your Mind With Outaouais Bungee Jumping
For those truly wild young friends, I recommend jumping into outaouais to experience the Great Canadian Bungee! This is absolutely perfect for those adventurous friends who dare to jump. It is about $100 for the first jump and then about $50 for every additional jump that day. So if you loved cliff diving, then you and your broke friends should try bungee jumping next for a bigger thrill!
10. Quebec Will Blow Your Mind With Anticosti Island
Anticosti is a wild island surrounded by huge cliffs and ocean views. They have scpetacular canyons that you can kayak through and perfect spots for camping with your wild friends this a national park that is worth the trip too with some of your closest friends.
11. Quebec Will Blow Your Mind With Morrison’s Quarry
The Morrison’s Quarry is located near the towns of Chelseaand Wakefield, both charming hippie locales nestled in the Quebec hillside. The quarry is an absolutely gorgeous spot, with crystal blue waters where you can swim, snorkel, and scuba dive. It’s actually one of the most popular scuba diving training spots in the region, complete with underwater wreckage to explore.
12. Quebec Will Blow Your Mind With Île Aux Lièvres On The St. Lawrence
If you love adventures and hidden secrets, then Ile Aux Lievres is the place for you! This island is located right on the St. Lawrence river where you can experience nature and wildlife first hands with some of your friends this summer. They offer cottages, campsites, swimming, and so much more! You can appreciate nature right on your doorstep!
13. Quebec Will Blow Your Mind With The Parc National des Grands-Jardins In Charlevoix
Situated in the Charlevoix region, Parc National des Grands-Jardins is absolutely stunning! The views are so impressive that it is a perfect location for some gorgeous pictures. I recommend hiking up the beautiful mountains and enjoying a mountain view picnic with you wild friends this summer. It is truly insane to eat on the edge of a mountain. And the best part it that it is only a four hour drive out of the city for those broke people like me.
14. Quebec Will Blow Your Mind With The Pingualuit Crater
The Parc national des Pingualuit is located in the center of the Ungava plateau and protects a meteorite caused crater filled with extraordinarily clear blue water. It is truly a site to see in Quebec! It is definetly a wonder of the world that you should visit this summer!