Summer is the best excuse for a little vacay up North. There are some pretty incredible provincial parks and beaches across Quebec that have become the ideal destination for long weekend getaways that offer endless outdoor excursions. After a day of being outdoors, what's better than staying warm by a fireplace, roasting some marshmallows and taking in all those vintage feels?


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Whether you're in it for the serene hiking trails and canoe trips, or for the slow evenings on a porch, these Airbnb's offer the best stay for anyone who enjoys some throwbacks.

1. The River Den // Wakefield

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This custom-built houseboat floats on the Gatineau River and includes a rooftop patio, a rustic wood stove, and views of the entire river just from the front window. The river offers activities such as swimming, canoeing and paddleboarding.

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2. Rustic Wood Cabin // Boileau

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Located on secluded land and nestled next to a meandering river, this small cabin is less than 20 minutes from Mont-Tremblant and only 2 hours from Montreal. Kayaks are included.

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3. Waterfront Chalet // Mont Tremblant 

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This view of the scenic Mont Tremblant mountain is from the balcony of a cottage nestled in the tranquility of the Laurentides. This spot offers dozens of hiking trails right out of the front door, with log cabin walls and a wood stove to fulfill your rustic fantasies. 

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4. Charming Log Cabin // Lac-de-Plages

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Private lakeside view included, this private cabin even offers a rowboat to take out on the water and paddle for hours. There's an outdoor fire pit for evening marshmallow-roasting, and enough room inside to welcome multiple friends along.

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5. Waterfront Wood Cottage // Amherst

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Just a few hours' drive from Montreal, this rustic escape from the city offers various four-wheeling trails as well as amazing constellations to look out for at night. Watch for wildlife in the early morning as they frequent the property.

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6. Treehouse Cabin // Amherst

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Outhouse included, this unique treehouse cabin offers a twist on camping. Located on top of a mountain, this place is so rustic that there aren't even roads leading up to it. Everything is accessible by foot, and you're surrounded by an entire maple tree forest. 

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7. Modern Chalet // La Pêche

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Both modern and vintage, this chalet was built in the late 1960s and its architecture definitely reflects those old-fashioned styles.  Also known as the Beach House, you're promised an exciting stay that's just steps away from a ski resort and country-style bakeries.

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Prices and terms of occupancy are confirmed at the time of publishing, but they can change at any time.

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