The sudden rise of remote work has expanded opportunities for Montrealers. Almost overnight, it became possible for some city-weary workers to keep up their jobs in the metropolis from anywhere they choose. That situation has made homes for sale in the Quebec regions even more appealing.
For some, leaving Montreal has become a real possibility for the first time — and opportunities abound to make it happen.
Look beyond our little (and increasingly expensive) island and you'll find your dollar can go much further.
From Gaspésie to Outaouais, there are countless adorable homes for sale waiting for a loving new owner.
Here are just a few.
Former B&B In GaspésieEric Provost | Sutton
Location: New Carlisle, Gaspésie
Description: This five-bedroom home built in 1825 has kept its original charm with a large central fireplace on the first floor and crown molding throughout.
It previously operated as a bed-and-breakfast, so it could be perfect for anyone who dreams of running an inn.
Cozy Waterfront Home With A ViewLouise Boulanger | Remax
Location: La Doré, Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
Description: This little home takes full advantage of its waterfront views with a spacious back deck.
Other features include cathedral ceilings and a wood-burning stove in the living room for chilly winter evenings.
Postcard-Worthy House With Lush SurroundingsAmélie Gauvreau | Proprio Direct
Location: Amqui, Bas-Saint-Laurent
Description: Tucked among tall trees and green lawns, this adorable home built in 1900 is straight out of a Canadian historical movie.
The listing says the interior has seen several renovations, however, so you won't feel like you're living at the beginning of the 20th century.
Quaint Little House With A Large Back DeckAnnie-Catherine Gaudet | IMMOtelligent
Location: Saint-Donat, Lanaudière
Description: This listing says the two-bedroom home is "ideal for a single person or a couple."
Its open floor plan seems to maximize its living space. But its yard and back deck might be its most attractive features.
Just imagine sipping coffee while looking out onto that backyard.
Renovated Home Near The RiverfrontAmélie Gauvreau | Proprio Direct
Location: Saint-Fabien, Bas-Saint-Laurent
Description: This totally-renovated, four-bedroom house is just minutes from the famous, scenic riverfront of the Bas-Saint-Laurent region.
Inside, you'll find all modern amenities and stylish finishings that complement charming older features like seemingly antique doors and shiplap paneling.
Mont-Tremblant Bungalow With A Wrap-Around PorchFrançois Beausoleil | Proprio Direct
Location: Mont-Tremblant, Laurentides
Description: Those who dream of a permanent move to the resort town might find their opportunity in this home.
A wrap-around porch puts you right in the canopy among the leaves.
NameAlex Sasseville | Sutton
Location: Marsoui, Gaspésie
Description: This rustic little cabin commands stunning lake and mountain views. A screened-in porch captures all of it.
This home is by far the most remote on this list — you'll need a snowmobile to get there in the winter — but maybe that's exactly what you're looking for.