20 Summer Roadtrips Close To Montreal You Can Fit Into One Weekend

I know what you're thinking, this summer hasn't been everything we hoped it would be so far. The weather has been a let down to say the least. It's been raining almost 9 days out of 10 so far, and when it is sunny it's so humid you almost can't even breathe. 

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But let's not let the bipolar weather get us down. There's still so much time for us to get out there and explore before we're thrown back into the frigid winter months. 

What's really important to us is time. Most of us are working all week and the only time we have to get out of the city is on the weekends. So, I'm here to help you get the most out of your weekends.

This summer you can choose from an adventurous trip if you're an adrenaline junkie, a camping trip if you're the outdoorsy type, a spa trip if you're looking for full relaxation, and a city trip if you're always going to be a city kid at heart. All of these trips can be fit into a single weekend this July, or for the rest of the summer, so you don't have to worry about taking any days off! 

Spa Trips

City Trips 🌆

For Adventurous Trips, Click "NEXT"

1. Ausable Chasm 

via @hannybell


Distance From Montreal: 1 hour 27 mins

What You Can Do: hiking, rafting, rock climbing

2. Ranch Winslow 

via @mylene.carrier


Distance From Montreal: 2 hours 27 mins

What You Can Do: horseback riding tours in the forest and on the beach

3. Rouge River 

via @danejacksonkayak


Distance From Montreal: 1 hour 50 mins

What You Can Do: white water rafting, camping, canoeing, kayaking

4. Saguenay Lac Saint Jean

via @undasup


Distance From Montreal: 6 hours 57 mins

What You Can Do: stand-up paddle boarding, beaches, white water rafting, kite surfing

5. Gunstock Mountain Resort 

via @gunstockmtn


Distance From Montreal: 4 hours 3 mins

What You Can Do: Ziplining, forest roller coaster, mountain biking

6. Mount Lincoln 

via @alexdesje


Distance From Montreal: 2 hours 42 mins

What You Can Do: hike the Franconia Ridge Loop Trail

For Camping Trips, Click "NEXT"

1. La Mauricie National Park

via @jenmarchitto1


Distance From Montreal: 2 hours 9 mins

Price Of Campsites: $25.50/night

2. Mont-Tremblant National Park 

via @rongauthier63


Distance From Montreal: 1 hour 42 mins

Price Of Campsites: $24.75/night

3. Jacques-Cartier National Park 

via @helorheaume


Distance From Montreal: 3 hours

Price Of Campsites: $24.75/night

4. Forillon National Park

via @gacanada.amcanada


Distance From Montreal: 10 hours 7 mins

Price Of Campsites: $25.50/night

5. Monts-Valin National Park

via @kinvaloche


Distance From Montreal: 5 hours 12 mins

Price Of Campsites: $22.50/night

6. Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Riviere-Malbaie 

via @emiledontigny


Distance From Montreal: 4 hours 36 mins

Price Of Campsites: $24/night

For Spa Trips, Click "NEXT" 

1. Spa Scandinave Mont-Tremblant 

via @roxcharp


Distance From Montreal: 1 hour 34 mins

Amenities: Scandinave baths, Diable River access, saunas, thermal waterfall, cold pools, hammocks

2. Spa des Chutes Bolton 

via @mecampeau


Distance From Montreal: 1 hour 16 mins

Amenities: Massages, nordic baths, steam rooms, saunas, facials, pools

3. Siberia Station Spa

via @anoukpurnelle


Distance From Montreal: 2 hours 43 mins

Amenities: Massage therapy, nordic hot and cold pools, saunas, steam rooms, cafe, indoor lodge

4. Le Nordique Spa Mont Ste-Anne 

via @ame.vachon


Distance From Montreal: 3 hours 14 mins

Amenities: Saunas, steam rooms, hot tubs, waterfalls, private lake, massage therapy, bistro, relaxation solarium

For City Trips, Click "NEXT" 

1. Quebec City 

via @fairmonthotels


Distance From Montreal: 2 hours 45 mins

Top Sites: Chateau Frontenac, Montmorency Falls, Citadelle of Quebec, Notre-Dame Basilica

2. Ottawa 

via @milunguyen


Distance From Montreal: 2 hours 7 mins

Top Sites: Parliament Hill, Byward Market, National Gallery of Canada, Justin Trudeau's house, Rideau Canal

3. Toronto 

via @bora.vs.bora


Distance From Montreal: 5 hours 8 mins

Top Sites: CN Tower, Kensington Market, Queen Street West shopping, Art Gallery of Ontario, Distillery District

4. Burlington, Vermont

via @maxarch


Distance From Montreal: 1 hour 49 mins

Top Sites: Church Street shopping, Lake Champlain, Ben & Jerry's Factory