9 Secret Places That Will Make You Forget That You Can't Leave Quebec This Summer
If you and your bubble are looking for places to see in Quebec this summer, just to make you forget that we can't leave the province, below are nine suggestions to add to your bucket list to enjoy the good weather.
There's no question of staying at home during the summer season, so we've found a few places where you can get away from it all, walk in nature and get your fill of sun.
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.
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La Pointe-de-l'Islet in Tadoussac
Cost: $9 per adult for daily access
Address: 100, rue Bord-de-l'Eau, Tadoussac, QC; 108 de la Cale-Sèche Street, Tadoussac, QC
Reasons to visit: This short, less than one-kilometre route is right next to the Tadoussac wharf and loops around the waterfront. The sunsets and marine animals you'll be able to see make the experience even more unique.
Armagh Falls Park
Address: 305, Highway 281 S., Armagh, QC
Reasons to visit: Located in the Bellechasse region, this park is full of breathtaking scenery. On-site, you can walk along the 5-kilometre-long trails, walk along a footbridge and see the huge 28-metre-high waterfall.
Mont-Bélair Nature Park Lookout
Cost: Access and parking are free
Address: 10, rue de la Découverte, Quebec City, QC
Reasons to visit: This is one of the most beautiful and little-known places to see the Laurentians. You can go for a nature walk, enjoy the water pools and hike to one of the highest peaks in the region.
Cost: Free and parking is $12 for one day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Address: Trail 54, Sainte-Cécile-de-Masham, Quebec
Reasons to visit: To get there, follow the Lusk Cave trail from Parent Beach and after about five kilometres you will find the cave. The trails are easy to get to, but you should allow about four hours to get there and back, and you may end up getting soaked.
Address: Grande-Vallée Beach, route 132 O., Grande-Vallée, QC; rue du Quai, Grande-Vallée, QC
Reasons to visit: In addition to having a large sandy road and a pebble plain, the rocks found at this beach in Gaspésie have rather particular shapes. You can also observe marine animals.
Calvary Falls Regional Park
Address: Chemin des Cascades, Mandeville, QC
Reasons to visit: This short 4-kilometre trail connects to six lookouts, where you can enjoy the view, relax and enjoy a day in nature. It's a quiet spot to be lulled by the sound of the falls.
Cost: Access and parking are free
Address: 3175, ave. Chauveau, Quebec City, QC
Reasons to visit: This large city park is the perfect place to hike the 5-kilometre-long groomed trails, grab a bite to eat or go kayaking and canoeing.
Mount Orford Walkways
When: May 1 to November 1
Address: 4380, rue du Parc, Orford, QC
Reasons to visit: Once at the ski mountain reception, you must follow the Altitude circuit. Once at the top, you will discover a path on stilts on the side of the mountain that overlooks the Eastern Townships and it's quite impressive.
L'Anse-de-Tabatière in the Fjord-du-Saguenay National Park
Cost: $9 per person for daily access
Address: 1894, rue de l'Anse, L'Anse-Saint-Jean, QC
Reasons to visit: L'Anse-de-Tabatière is in fact one of the most impressive observation points to watch the Saguenay Fjord. You'll even find a few picnic tables, where you can stop to enjoy the view.