If you just love to explore but can't afford to go exploring all across the globe just yet, then this is the article for you! Not only is Quebec full of hidden gems, but it is also affordable and it's a great way to treat that explorer side of you.

Not only can you plan to go exploring this summer 2017, but you can also book right now while the winter is ending and spring is beginning! Trust me, these trips are full of adventure, discovery, and secrets of Quebec!


1. Be An Explorer At The “Hobbit Village” In Quebec

For $135 a night, you and 4 friends can relive Lord Of The Rings right here in Quebec! Entre Cimes et Racines is the company that organized  the "Hobbit Village" for the pure reason of having fun right in nature. Your surroundings are beautiful and if you divide the cost it's only $33.75 per person! You can book a stay in the Hobbit House right here!


2. Be An Explorer At Lac des Piles For Cliff Diving

Head out to Shawinigan and check out the great cliffs at Lac des Piles where you can jump, dive, and cannonball your summer away! You and your friends are guaranteed a good time and some great footage of each other jumping off cliffs. It's pefect for that summer roadtrip and for some insane memories! I mean who else can say they jumped 30 feet in QC?


3. Be An Explorer At Gatineau Park

Home sweet home 🏡 #gatineaupark #chelsea #quebec #canada

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Enjoy a great camping trip in Gatineau Park, and head down to the water, at any time of day, and explore your heart away! This destination is superb and absolutely stunning! They have so many different activities that everyone will have a good time!


4. Be An Explorer At Parc National Des Grands-Jardins

Situated in the Charlevoix region, Parc National des Grands-Jardins is absolutely stunning! The views are so impressive that it is a perfect location for some gorgeous pictures. I recommend hiking up the beautiful mountains and enjoying a mountain view picnic with you wild friends this summer. It is truly insane to eat on the edge of a mountain. And the best part it that it is only a four hour drive out of the city for those broke people like me.


5. Be An Explorer At Ile Aux Lievres

If you love adventures and hidden secrets, then Ile Aux Lievres is the place for you! This island is located right on the St. Lawrence river where you can experience nature and wildlife first hands with some of your friends this summer. They offer cottages, campsites, swimming, and so much more! You can appreciate nature right on your doorstep!


6. Be An Explorer At Gaspesie

For a quick and simple road trip to take with your friends, I strongly recommend checking out l’Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé. It’s easy to get to and super cheap for your broke Montreal friends like me! These rocks are Quebec’s trade mark and the area around they are found in has great activities for you and your friends.


7. Be An Explorer At Morrison's Quarry

The Morrison’s Quarry is located near the towns of Chelsea and Wakefield, both charming hippie locales nestled in the Quebec hillside. The quarry is an absolutely gorgeous spot, with crystal blue waters where you can swim, snorkel, and scuba dive. It’s actually one of the most popular scuba diving training spots in the region, complete with underwater wreckage to explore.


8. Be An Explorer At Anticosti Island

#chutesvaureal #anticosti #randonnée

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Anticosti is a wild island surrounded by huge cliffs and ocean views. They have scpetacular canyons that you can kayak through and perfect spots for camping with your wild friends this summer.It’s a national park that is worth the trip too with some of your closest friends.


9. Be An Explorer At Tadoussac

Whale watching along the St. Lawrence River - Tadoussac, Québec, CANADA Situated at the confluence of the St. Lawrence River and the Saguenay Fjord, Tadoussac and Baie-Ste-Catherine are the main entrance to the most beautiful whale watching site in the world! This exceptional environment is teeming with rich food for marine mammals, making it a privileged destination for an unparalleled experience with nature. Looking to stretch those sea legs of yours? Download ULYSS for free to find your ideal travel plan. Go to: ulyssapp.com/download #ulyss #ulyssapp #startup #travel #traveling #wanderlust #wandering #globetrotting #instatravel #igtravel #ig_worldclub #instago #instavacation #travelgram #passportready #travelmore #travelbug #tourism #ilovetravel #trip #traveltheworld #explore #getaway #2017travel #exploretheworld #follow #tadoussac #quebec #canada #whalewatching

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Instead of simply going whale watching, why not be wild and go kayaking with whales! I recommend looking into kayaking with the belugas in the Saguenay Fjord for that rush of adrenaline with your closest friends this summer. It is honestly breathtaking and honestly, not many people can say that they went swimming with wild belugas!


10. Be An Explorer At Iles-De-La-Madeleine

Quebec’s Iles-de-la-Madeleine is DROP DEAD GORGEOUS! Several small islands make up this area, so there are numerous amounts of beaches for you to explore! This is truly a spectacular location to spend a beachy summer with some of your friends. I honestly can’t believe that this is located in Quebec.


11. Be An Explorer At The Grotto In Mulgrave-Et-Derry, Quebec

Wallingford-back mine was the largest mine in North America until a more profitable mine site was found elsewhere in Ontario. The mine is made up of mostly Feldspath. This mine is one of the most popular mines explored in the surrounding capital regions. ​Please note that we do not own the mine. The mine is NOT a tourist attraction therefore there is no operational time as its an abandoned site. In winter the mine was accessible by snow-shoe, cross country ski and hiking trails as the roads can be extremely dangerous. Visitors came to this stunning site during the winter to skate on the frozen interior of the mine, a miraculously impressive image. In the summer months visitors came to the mine to hike, swim, rock climb, scuba dive and even zip line with their own equipment. No tools were required to explore this mine; however, a small boat was needed to explore some of the lower parts. The water is a beautiful blue and practically crystal clear. Photo by:@jamieout #rawworld #exploretocreate #explorecanada #explore#adventure #travel #travelgram #wanderlust #instagood#exploretheworld#folkvive#photooftheday#adventureculture#instagrammers#artofvisuals#exploremore#adventurevisual#nature#exploreeverything#discoverearth#naturelover#welivetoexplore#beautifuldestinations#natgeoadventure#earthpix#lifeofadventure#folkgood#500px

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For a quick and easy two hour drive, you and your friends should swim over to the grotto in Quebec. This grotto is also known as the Wallingford-Back Mine and it is completely safe for you to visit.It is absolutely stunning and it is a perfect place for a big group of wild friends to chill, eat, and swim!  You can go swimming, hiking, and much more in it’s majestic blue waters. It is refreshing a truly a great time for everyone.


12. Be An Explorer At Hautes-Gorges-De-La-Riviere-Malbaie

Avoir 5 coches de réseau icitte.

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Also known as the L’Acropole Des Draveurs,  the Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie is a beautiful park for hiking in the rocks. It’s hard to believe that this park is located in Quebec and features some of the deepest gorges East of the Rockies. They have gorgeous views and this is great for those broke and wild friends of yours.


13. Be An Explorer At Chutes De La Chaudiere

Une belle journée 💗 @arigaudet

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For a two hour road trip from Montreal, bring your friends to explore the Chutes De La Chaudiere for a wild time! These waterfalls honestly look like they are from another country, so bring your cameras and fool your family by telling them you left Canada.

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