- MTL Blog is here to share a list of some of the prettiest places to see in Quebec with you.
- These are the perfect places to bring your favourite person too, so you can bask in the beauty together.
- Discover some of our province nicest spots below!
When you think of the most beautiful places to see in Quebec for breathtaking views, what do you think of? Maybe the Dufferin Terrace in Quebec City or Belvédère Kondiaronk on Mount-Royal come to mind. But where do you go if you want to see something out of the ordinary? Or take in the vast beauty of nature that is a little different than a visit to a waterfall?
Just in case you do want to see some waterfalls, check out this list.
All the places on this list will need a minimum of a day road trip. Some could take the better part of a week. So grab your favourite person, make sure your phones are charged, and get ready to get up close and personal with some of nature's (and one human-made structure) wildest beauty.
From staring up at the night sky and getting a glimpse of the universe with no light pollution or hiking to a 1.4 million-year-old meteorite crater, these Quebec spots will take your breath away. They also promise to provide some of the most Instagrammable moments that you won't even need a filter for.
Keep reading below to check out nine of Quebec's most magnificent spots to share with someone you love.
Distance from Montreal: Two and a half hours
Breathtaking views can happen day or night. And while Parc du Mont-Megantic is visually stunning during the day, nighttime is a whole different beast.
The Mont-Megantic Dark-Sky Reserve aims to preserve those starry skies that we don't usually get to see in Montreal due to light pollution. Head to the ASTROlab at the summit and take in a night sky you won't' soon forget.
Wakefield Covered Bridge
Distance from Montreal: Two and a half hours
When: Anytime, but it's exceptionally beautiful in the winter
There is just something about a covered bridge that evokes images of romance, heartbreak, and really good Instagram shots. The Wakefield covered bridge is pedestrian-only and is gorgeous all year round.
Parc National De La Jacques Cartier
Distance from Montreal: Three hours
Only 30 short minutes from Quebec City, this is one park that comes alive during the winter. If you're looking for breathtaking views that are both awe-inspiring and serene, look no further.
Snowshoe, ski or hike through one of the most beautiful glacial valleys in the province. Warm-up with your partner in one of the log fire cabins before heading out for more pictures.
Fjord Du Saguenay
Distance from Montreal: Approx six hours
The small village of Tadoussac is worth a trip to experience quaint countryside living, some of the most beautiful bays in the world, and whale watching.
But to really take in exquisite views head to Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay to see everything from the panarama of the sea, thousands of migrating birds, or kayaking with seals (to name a few).
Distance from Montreal: Approximately nine hours
If you or your favourite person love skiing in relatively untouched backcountry powder, a trip to the Chic-Choc mountains should be on your must-do list.
From mountain peaks, and sunken valleys to caribou and eagle spottings, these mountains in the Gaspé Peninsula will leave you with memories of the most jaw-dropping landscapes.
Distance from Montreal: 10.5 hours
If you want to catch the Northern Lights in all their beauty, the best time to visit Parc national de l'Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Perc is September, October, February, or March.
The giant rock formation, at the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula, is nearly 300 feet tall and 1,000 feet long.
Where: 13 hours
This isn't a day trip. It's not even a weekend trip unless you don't like to sleep. But the extraordinary beauty of the Mingan Archipelago more than makes up for the 13-hour drive.
The giant primeval limestone monoliths and vast blue horizon are home to some of the most unique landscapes in Canada.
They're a little more difficult to get to, and quite a bit more expensive, but if you can swing it, these two spots are worth every moment and dollar.
Flight: Seven and a half hours
Parc national des Pingualuit is home to one of the world's best-preserved meteor craters in the world. The lake waters are 400 meters deep and intensely blue though often covered in ice nine months of the year.
Getting there is no easy feat but the fact that something so extraordinary exists in Quebec, with its surrounding lunar-like landscape, makes for a once in a lifetime trip.
The Magdalen Island Ice Floes
Flight: Four and a half hours to the island
The Magdalen Islands are a photographer's paradise, even National Geographic named it as one of the 25 Best Trips To Take in 2020. The islands are just one beautiful shot after another.
But if you want to experience something completely unique, spectacular, and aww-inspiring that you both will never forget, then book a helicopter tour to visit the Harp seal pupping grounds from February to March.
Quebec has some of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes in Canada, now you just have to figure out the best ones to see.
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