People around the world are obsessed with traveling, but the truth is that you don't need to travel very far to have an adventure. At least not when you live in a place as vast as Quebec.\nThere's so much to see and do in this province that it would be a shame to explore the rest of the world without first exploring our own back yard.\nThere are plenty of great vacation spots and getaway ideas but if you really want to appreciate the beauty of Quebec, you HAVE to check out our Provincial and National Parks.\nHere are 25 Quebec Provincial and National Parks you must take a road trip to at least once.\nPhoto cred - alltrails\n1. Oka National Park\nThis park has a rich historical and natural heritage. It has four oratories and three chapels as well as the famous wetlands. There are a ton of winter and summer activities including: Snowshoeing, Sledding, Fatbike, Canoeing, Kayaking, Swimming, Hiking, Biking and Stand Up Paddling.\nClick here for more info.\nPhoto cred - Andrea Schaffer\n2. Forillon National Park\nHere you can go paddling, cruising or snorkeling as you observe the sea mammals up close. There are 7 different species of whales to spot and even some dolphins and seals. There's also a beach and a ton of hiking trails.\nClick here for more info.\nPhoto cred - Rick Boerner\n3. Lac Mauricie National Park\nWith over 150 lakes in the area, this place is truly unique. Did we mention is also has a waterfall? You can take a dip in the natural pools or take a kayak to check out the waterfalls up close.\nClick here for more info.\nPhoto cred - Brian Gratwicke\n4. Saguenay St. Lawrence Marine Park\nThis park is the only park in Québec to preserve and enhance a marine environment exclusively. If the blue whales aren't your thing, then check out the Belugas instead. The beauty of this place will truly leave you amazed and there's no shortage of activities.\nClick here for more info.\nPhoto cred - Carolyn\n5. Jacques Cartier National Park\nJust 30 minutes north of Quebec City, Jacques Cartier National Park is perfect for people who want to observe wildlife. There's moose, deer, foxes, wolves, bears, and over 100 different types of birds.\nClick here for more info .\nPhoto cred - Jamie McCaffrey\n6. Grands-Jardins National Park\nImpressive fishing and lush vegetation. The park itself has camping, hiking, wildlife, canoe and kayaking. Plus in the winter there's skiing, snowshoeing, and ice fishing.\nClick here for more info\nPhoto cred - Michel Villeneuve53\n7. Mingan Archipelago National Park\nThis place is a stunning example of what nature can do given enough time. Erosion created some amazing limestone sculptures on the beach. It is absolutely stunning.\nClick here for more info.\nPhoto cred - Jamie McCaffrey\n8. Plaisance National Park\nHome to a variety of birds, including Canadian geese, this place is heaven for bird watchers. They also have loads of water activites: Row boating, kayaking, canoeing, and of course, swimming.\nClick here for more info.\nPhoto cred - sepaq\n9. Aiguebelle National Park\nThis park is home to several geological phenomenons and there's no shortage of wildlife including moose, beavers, bison and herons.\nClick here for more info\nPhoto cred - sepaq\n10. Anticosti National Park\nA wild island surrounded by huge cliffs and ocean views. If that's not enough perhaps the canyons and water falls will change your mind.\nClick here for more info.\nPhoto cred - sepaq\n11. Bic National Park\nA truly unique park complete with all the sights and smells of the ocean. This place is known for having one the world's prettiest sunsets.\nClick here for more info.\nPhoto cred - sepaq\n12. Fjord du Saguenay National Park\nOne of the most exceptional panoramas you'll ever lay eyes upon. This place has so many migrating birds that it has become famous for its bird observatory.\nClick here for more info\nPhoto cred - sepaq\n13. Frontenac National Park\nSo much is packed into this area, it's impossible to cover it all. 200 species of birds, 30 species of mammals, lakes, ponds, rivers, water activities, amazing bike trails, camping and a variety of plants and flowers the like of which you've never seen.\nClick here for more info\nPhoto cred - sepaq\n14. Gaspesie National Park\nThis is THE place for long walks. With so much beauty surrounding you it'll be hard to choose where to look. Don't forget your camera at home or you'll regret it.\nClick here for more info.\nPhoto cred - sepaq\n15. Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie National Park\nIn Quebec we definitely have a talent for giving unnecessarily long names to places. This place features some of the deepest gorges East of the Rockies.\nClick here for more info.\nPhoto cred - sepaq\n16. l'Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé National Park\nYou see what I mean with the long names? This is the place to see the famous pierced rock which has become a Quebec icon.\nClick here for more info.\nPhoto cred - sepaq\n17. Îles-de-Boucherville National Park\n5 adorable islands come together to form this park. Perfect for cyclists, boating enthusiasts and wildlife observers.\nClick here for more info\nPhoto cred - nunatsiaqonline\n18. Kuururjuaq National Park\nPeaks you can't help but climb and rivers you can't help but ride. On a clear day, you can see as far as Labrador.\nClick here for more info\nPhoto cred - sepaq\n19. Lac-Témiscouata National Park\nA breathtaking landscape where the forest meets the water. This park is home to the longest and most majestic lakes in the region.\nClick here for more info\nPhoto cred - sepaq\n20. Miguasha National Park\nMore plants and fossils than you could ever imagine. This place is filled with remnants of a world that existed 380 million years ago. Sure to impress children and grown ups alike.\nClick here for more info\nPhoto cred - sepaq\n21. Mont Megantic National Park\nThis place is best described as the perfect blend of the earth and the stars. It is the most sought after area for outdoor activities as well as for scientific research.\nClick here for more info.\nPhoto cred - sepaq\n22. Mont Orford National Park\nThis place has some of the most beautiful lookouts in the region. There's a huge variety of birds as well as amphibians and reptiles. This is also the best place for snow-shoeing and cross country skiing.\nClick here for more info.\nPhoto cred - sepaq\n23. Mont Saint Bruno National Park\nBoasting 5 lakes, orchards and even a historical windmill as well as 200 different bird species.\nClick here for more info.\nPhoto cred - sepaq\n24. Mont Tremblant National Park\nProbably one of the most famous parks on this list. 6 rivers, 400 lakes and streams, this place truly is a paradise. Part of Quebec's historic patrimony this place has to be on your bucket list and it's only an hour and a half away.\nClick here for more info.\nPhoto cred - quebecoriginal\n25. Pingualuit National Park\nOne of the great wonders of Quebec, this place is known for it's massive meteor crater. It is over 1,4 million years old making it one of the most recent meteor impact areas in Quebec.\nClick here for more info.