Everyone knows from our previous article that Montreal is close to some pretty insane and tropical-like destinations that are 514% BEAUTIFUL!  Just a few hours away from Montreal there are gorgeous waterfalls, grottos, quarries, hiking trails, beaches and much more that have either yet to be discovered or are some of Quebec's best kept secrets.

READ ALSO: 20 Epic BFF Road Trips You Can Take That Are 1, 2, 3, & 4 Hours Away From Montreal

All of these destination happen to be located in our beautiful province and they are truly majestic! These secret gems are amazing destinations you must see and make all your friends jealous by snapping some fabulous pictures. 

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16. Lusk Caves

via @karo_mazov

Distance: 3 hours

In Parent Beach, near Lac Phillipe in Quebec, you can explore these scary thrilling caves that are more than 10 km long. Inside the caves, there are natural streams and hidden pathways!


15. Vignoble de la Bauge

via @vignobledelabauge

Distance: 1 hour

If you love wine, why not make a whole day out of it! This 30-year-old vineyard is the perfect day trip fro those young Montrealer's who want to explore their taste-buds!

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14. Le Trou de La Fée

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Distance: 4 hours

If you want to experience one of the most breathtaking locations in the world,  then Quebec’s Parc de la caverne du Trou de la Fée, situated in Quebec’s Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, is the place to be. They have a crazy footbridges and much more that includes hiking trails, a Chinese garden, zip lining, and wild cliffs.


13. St. Adele 

via @stuneblonde

Distance: 1 hours

I was actually just here last week and I can honestly say that I had the best time! It was a bit difficult to find a spot to put all our things but once we found one it was so much fun! It's only about an hour and a half away and there is free parking. The water is great and the views are superb! Bring food and have a fun little picnic.


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12. Jardins de Quatre-Vents

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Distance: 4 hours

 3330 Boulevard Malcolm Fraser

The gardens of Quatre-Vents were made by Mr. Francis H. Cabot and are considered among the large private gardens of our time. They are a source of enchantment for those who have the chance to visit them. With over 1000 different plant species you are guaranteed to be amazed. 


11. “Hobbit Village”

via @myliehogwarts

Distance: 1 hour

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!


10. Iles-de-la-Madeleine

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Drive: 19 hours

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.


9. Spa Du Verger

via @kaleidoscopik_mind

Drive: 3 hours

Price: $35-$45 (thermal experience)

50, rue de la Ferme, Baie-Saint-Paul (Quebec)  G3Z 0G2

This has to be the spa that we've all been waiting for because it's that damn amazing! Spa Du Verger is part of the Germain Charlevoix Hotels that offer an excellent time to kick back and relax. Not only is this spa HELLA nice, but it is also very affordable! So, if you are in desperate need of a 3 hour getaway from Downtown Montreal, then this relaxing AF spa is the place for you and your BF or GF!

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8. Reford Gardens

via @ckandjj

Distance: 5 Hours

200 Rte 132, Price, QC G0J 1Z0

Montreal is definitely known for it's gorgeous Botanical Gardens, however it seems to have some majestic competition coming from the north-east of Quebec. The Jardins de Métis is DROP. DEAD. GORGEOUS and holds not only beautiful plants, but amazing works of art. 

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7. La Malbaie Bridge

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Distance: 4 hours

For nature, romance, and luxury all in one, I suggest heading out to La Malbaie in Quebec. This little town is located right near the Camping Des Chutes Fraiser  and the peaceful Jardins de Quatre-Vents. They have boutiques, boulangeries, chalets, golf clubs, and beautiful views.


6. Mulgrave-et-Derry

via @chlogagnon

Distance: 2 hours

For a truly magnificent weekend getaway, I recommend checking out the Grotto in Mulgrave-et-Derry, Quebec. It is absolutely a scene out of a fairy tale and trust me, it is in no doubt the perfect place to road trip to this summer. When you get back, you and your friends will shock your family by saying that the Grotto is located in Quebec! 


5.  Jean Larose Falls 

via @rosemarie_asselin

Distance: 3 hours

Jean Larose Falls truly looks like it is from a fairytale! this  magical destination is close to Mont-Sainte-Anne, and I bet you didn't even know it existed. If you love hiking and swimming in a place that seems to be out of a movie, then this is the place for you!


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4. île Nue de Mingan

via @parkscanadashop

Distance: 7 hours

This tundra-style landscape offers fabulous views as you forget about all your worries and just take in the beauty of this destination. It's no secret that this island is gorgeous, but it's a secret that not many know about!


3. Pingualuit Crater 

via @itrekkings

Distance: 17 hours

Discover the ancient meteor crater that struck Quebec which measures 3.4 km in diameter and that has been there 1.4 million years! Not only is it a site to see, but it hold so much history!


2. Parc National du Bic

via @mastp18523

Distance: 5 hours

This gorgeous park is FULL of diversity and hidden gems. You can hike around the cliffs and discovery some of the park's best kept secrets that are just dying to be discovered. 


1. Véloroute des Bleuets

Distance: 5 hours 

If you just love biking, then I suggest checking out Quebec's very own "on water bike path"! It will knock your socks off and completely blow your mind. This secret is something we all must share!

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