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7 Quebec Parks Only 3 Hours Or Less From MTL That Need To Be Explored This Summer

Summer will be here before you know it!
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Montrealers love our parks, but luckily for us, parks in Quebec give you a taste of what else our gorgeous province has to offer outside of the city.

And with summer around the corner, we're already making our list of SEPAQ parks less than three hours from Montreal that we'll definitely be visiting once the weather gets a little warmer and it's safe to do so.

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Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.

The best part about Quebec's natural beauty is that you never have to venture far to feel like you're in another world.

You could make it a day trip or spend the night, or even make it a stop to see more of Quebec. However you go, you'll never be disappointed.

Parc national d'Oka

Address: 2020, ch. d'Oka, Oka, QC

Distance From Montreal: 45 minutes

Why You Need To Add It To Your Bucket List: Less than an hour from Montreal, Oka is a popular spot for Montrealers, not just because it's close but because it's jaw-droppingly beautiful.

Parc national du Mont-Saint-Bruno

Address: 330, rang des Vingt Cinq E., Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC

Distance From Montreal: 30 minutes

Why You Need To Add It To Your Bucket List: Just a half-hour from the city, Mont-Saint-Bruno is a Montreal favourite in the winter, but come summer it's just as spectacular.

Parc national du Mont-Mégantic

Address: 189, route du Parc, Notre-Dame-des-Bois, QC

Distance From Montreal: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Why You Need To Add It To Your Bucket List: This park is known as one of the best spots for star-gazing, but don't forget how beautiful it is during the day either.

Réserve faunique Rouge-Matawin

Address: 2002, ch. du Lac Macaza, La Macaza, QC

Distance From Montreal: 2 hours and 15 minutes

Why You Need To Add It To Your Bucket List: This beautiful reserve is perfect for anyone looking for wildlife and will show you a totally different side of la belle province.

Réserve faunique Mastigouche

Address: 830, rue Sainte Anne, Saint-Alexis-des-Monts, QC

Distance From Montreal: 2 hours

Why You Need To Add It Your Bucket List: Known for its waters, this reserve is great to explore either in the water or gazing upon them from the land.

Lac-Simon

Address: 1216, rue Principale, Duhamel, QC

Distance From Montreal: 2 hours

Why You Need To Add It To Your Bucket List: If this spot out in Outaouais isn't on your list already, it definitely should be.

Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier

Address: 103, ch. du Parc-National, Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury, QC

Distance from Montreal: 3 hours

Why You Need To Add It To Your Bucket List: This national park has to be one of the most majestic places in the province.

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