Below is a list of hidden and lesser-known spots and things to do in Quebec to check out this winter.\nFrom pop-up bars to walks over frozen rivers, these are the places to take your significant other or bestie this cold season!\nFind out more about these hidden spots below!\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nThere is little that is more exciting than discovering places so few people know of, which I find myself trying to do often. And, although I have kept a lot of these hidden gems a secret, I thought it was time to share these locations with our readers. As someone who is constantly on the hunt for cool things to see and do in Quebec, I have visited some pretty spectacular places.\nFrom breathtaking national parks to hidden sanctuaries found within the city, there are a number of unique spots in and around Montreal that are sure to wow anyone you bring with you to see.\nThe locations on this list are perfect for both a day or weekend trip. Though Montreal abounds in romantic wintry scenes, these off-the-beaten-path destinations provide some privacy and impressive Instagram fodder.\nThis winter, surprise that special someone in your life by taking them on a stunning adventure that neither of you will forget. From thrill-seeking journeys to discovering nature's glory, our province truly is the gift that keeps on giving.\nMiracle Pop-Up Bar\nView this post on Instagram 🎅🏼OH OH OH🎅🏼 . Le bar @miraclemontreal ouvre officiellement ses portes ce soir ! Un endroit magique où boire de délicieux cocktails tout en profitant d’une ambiance féerique de Noël. Déjà fan l’an passé, je re signe cette année 😍 . #MiracleMontreal #MiraclePopUp #ChristmasBar #BarDeNoël #CocktailBar #FollowTheDuck A post shared by Marine | Montreal Blogger (@offtomontreal) on Nov 30, 2018 at 9:34am PST\nThis Christmas themed pop-up bar is back for its second year and I know I am not the only Montrealer who is looking forward to checking out this awesome spot.\nIt's open from November 22 to December 26, so you'll want to plan accordingly!\nFrom specialty drinks, Christmas decor and the ugliest Christmas sweaters you can find, this pop-up bar is one of the best places to check out this holiday season!\nWinter Mountain Coaster\nView this post on Instagram #montsaintsauveur A post shared by Sommet Saint-Sauveur (@sommet_saint_sauveur) on Nov 14, 2013 at 11:44am PST\nThe Viking is an Alpine coaster that has been around for the last ten years. This thrilling activity shoots down the side of Les Sommets at Mont Saint-Sauveur.\nNot only does this coaster allow you to hit a speed of up to 35 km/h, but you'll be dazzled by the stunning views that surround you as you make your way down.\nThe coaster, which is made of up bob-sled like cars, can fit up to two riders, making it perfect for you and your adventurous loved one or bestie. It is also equipped with brakes so that you can control the speed.\nIce Path Through The Forest\nView this post on Instagram Had the best skate of the year yesterday at Domaine De La Foret Perdue outside of @trois_rivieres on our way to #QuebecCity If you have time to make it out there, highly recommend it! * @sonyalpha a7iii 16mm - (FE 16-35mm f/4) 1/800 f/5 ISO 800 * ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ #gabesimages #sharecangeo #parcomega #quebec #visitquebec #explorecanada #imagesofcanada #sonyalpha #sonypro #loveottawa #facesottawa #sonyimages #winter2019 #visualambassadors #lowepro #montrealtourism #ottawaphotographer #bealpha #alphauniverse #narcitycanada #travel #travelphotographer #domainedelaforetperdue #mauricequebec A post shared by GabesImages (@gabesimages) on Mar 8, 2019 at 5:49am PST\nThis enchanted ice rink allows skaters to glide through an impressive pine forest while enjoying the solitude and stillness of the nature that surrounds them.\nThis hidden gem located less than two hours from Montreal is one of the most impressive spots to take that special someone this winter.\nThe majesty and seclusion of this precious ice rink add to the romantic air that lingers through it.\nParc National Des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie\nView this post on Instagram 14 mars : une expérience magique pour ce grand voyage familial 🐺🙏🐺 Merci à André #descentemalbaie pour ce respect du bien-être des chiens. Une activité loin des entreprises touristiques #traineauachiens #chiensdetraineaux #musher #musherdunjour #mushing #malamute #husky #parcnationaldeshautesgorgesdelarivièremalbaie #experienceunique #unefoisdanssavie A post shared by aureline91 (@aureline91) on Apr 23, 2019 at 6:03pm PDT\nLess than five hours from Montreal lies one of the most phenomenal spots in all of Quebec. The Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie National Park features a mountain-lined valley where the Malbaie River rolls through an (almost) untouched forest.\nThe park is part of the UNESCO Charlevoix Biosphere Reserve, an area that is protected due to its fragile biodiversity. There are a ton of activities that take place in the region including ice climbing, snowshoeing, and skating.\nAlthough this park is not exactly hidden, I'm sure most of you don't know that throughout the months of winter, visitors can walk along the frozen river.\nYou can also go dog sledding with your special someone, which is an experience on its own and one you will never forget.\nWe strongly advise that before you visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.\nSkating Path Along Lake Memphremagog\nView this post on Instagram In Vermont, they call it spring. ❄️🌦🌲 #snow #winter #spring #vermont #lakememphremagog #memphremagog #newport #getaway #visitvermont A post shared by Marine (@vilainegrenouille) on Mar 23, 2019 at 9:40am PDT\nLake Memphremagog is 40 kilometres long and spreads between Magog, Quebec and Newport, Vermont.\nRemember that scene in A Walk To Remember, when Shayne West lets Mandy Moore scratch "be two places at once" off her bucket list? Well, this spot will give you a similar feeling. As you sit in Quebec, you can gaze at another country.\nThe popular destination in the Eastern Townships isn't at all hidden, but few are familiar with the 1.5-mile ice path that visitors can enjoy for free!\nIf you decide to go during the nighttime, make sure to bring a blanket and some hot chocolate, so you can spend your evening gazing at the stars!\nLaSalle Bird Sanctuary\nView this post on Instagram Quebec, Canada #wonderland #winter #wintertime #fall #inverno #invierno #vinter #cold #winterwonderland #snow #natur #ice #freezing #bestnatureshot #natureaddict #natureelite #nature_sultans #ilovewinter #winterscoming #love #freddo #picoftheday #all_pixs #bestseason #instagold #tagsta_nature A post shared by SGoucheva (@sgoucheva) on Jan 13, 2015 at 9:35am PST\nIf you're craving an escape but you don’t have the time to go too far, this hidden gem will allow you to feel like you've fleed Montreal without ever having to leave the island!\nThe park offers views of the adjacent St. Lawrence River and, as its name suggests, also happens to be a migratory bird sanctuary. This place is home for a ton of birds like geese, turkeys, and blue herons, which are protected species.\nFound in Parc Des Rapides in LaSalle, this hidden slice of bird heaven is sure to impress any visitor.\nÎle De La Visitation\nView this post on Instagram L’hiver est à nos portes ! Les parcs-nature de la Ville de Montréal vous proposent un vaste réseau de sentiers adaptés à la pratique d’activités hivernales. Que ce soit en ski, en raquette, à pied ou en vélo d’hiver, venez découvrir la nature en ville ! . . . 📸: Yves Kéroack . . . #capstjacques #boisdeliesse #pointeauxprairies #boisdelilebizard #iledelavisitation #ansealorme #nature #montreal #pleinair #ski #ville A post shared by Parcs-nature Ville de Montréal (@parcsnaturemtl) on Nov 12, 2018 at 12:32pm PST\nThis river island is definitely one of our city's most underrated spots. Île de La Visitation is home to some incredible views of the rapids, manmade waterfalls, lakes, wild birds and a few other hidden surprises.\nMany visitors choose to take a walk, bike along the path or have a picnic (even though that may be a little difficult during the winter). If you love discovering new parts of the city, this spot is definitely worth checking out.\nParc Morgan\nView this post on Instagram Le kiosque. #parcmorgan #hochelaga #hochelagamaisonneuve #homa #montreal #mtl #thismtl #mtlblog #mtlmoments A post shared by Xavier P. (@madeincanadia) on Dec 17, 2017 at 1:10pm PST\nI pride myself on knowing all the secret spots in Montreal, but it wasn’t until recently that I discovered the beautiful Parc Morgan. Located on Rue Gaboury in HOMA, this beautiful spot may be one of the city's most underrated locations.\nHang out, walk around, or just take in all of the park's charms. There is a gorgeous fountain, which is perfect for that much needed social media photoshoot. Parc Morgan gives guests the illusion of being in a Parisian park, which is what I love most about it.\nIf you live in Montreal and have yet to check out this spot, do yourself a favour and go, you won't believe how stunning it is.\nParc Jean-Drapeau's Hidden Waterfall\nView this post on Instagram Viens jouer dehors! On a des centaines d'hectares enneigés parfaits pour faire des anges et des bonhommes qui t'attendent! ⛄️❄️ #mtlneige #onserejointdehors #parcjeandrapeau #jeandrapeau #pleinair #nature #neige #hiver #mtl #montreal A post shared by Parc Jean Drapeau (@parcjeandrapeau) on Mar 15, 2017 at 12:15pm PDT\nParc Jean-Drapeau has many little secret waterfalls scattered throughout its islands; but this summer, I stumbled upon this gorgeous oasis, hidden right there, in front of my very eyes.\nThis waterfall is one of the lesser-known falls in the park, a fact that only heightens its beauty. The secluded and somewhat secret spot is only a ten-minute walk from the Jean-Drapeau metro station.\nAirplane-Spotting Park\nView this post on Instagram Air Canada C-FVLX, Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner leaving Montréal for Vancouver at dusk. . #raymondnardozza #planespotters #planespotter #planespotting #mtltrudeau #montreal #canada #aviation #airlines #airline #aviation photography #cyul #nikon #nikonphotography #airlinepilot #airport #aviationlovers #plane #aircraft #yulaeroport #aircanada A post shared by Raymond Nardozza (@raymond.nardozza) on Oct 14, 2019 at 7:46pm PDT\nDuring the winter months, this airplane-spotting park makes for a pretty unique date night! What's more romantic than cuddling up and watching planes take off and come in? Nothing, besides maybe being on the actual planes.\nBring some hot chocolate and a blanket and you're in for the perfect date night!\nTake A Ski-doo Ride Through Bas-Saint-Laurent\nView this post on Instagram Les spectacles de la nature sont souvent inattendus, mais chaque fois impressionnants. Au parc Bic, le sentier La Citadelle de 10 km offre un superbe panorama sur le fleuve. L'article de Jean-Christophe Lemay vous décrit le contraste magnifique du fleuve et de la terre au Parc du Bic. A lire : http://decouvertesmag.com/articles/sillonner-le-parc-du-bic-lhiver Photos: Mathieu Dupuis, Parc du bic, Sepaq et Jean-Christophe Lemay #parcdubic #sepaq #quebecoriginal #quebecmaritime #reseausepaq #snow #explorebsl #bassaintlaurent #bontempsbsl #explorecanada #hiver #landscapephotography #parcquebec #jclemayphoto A post shared by Magazine Découvertes (@magazine.decouvertes) on Feb 16, 2019 at 10:46am PST\nStretching from the banks of the St. Lawrence River, the Bas-Saint-Laurent region is full of maritime history and picturesque forested landscapes.\nNot only does this hidden spot offer quiet seclusion, but the breathtaking sunset views that this area offers are totally worth checking out.\nHowever, if you are looking to add a little speed to your life, why not ski-doo through nature with that special someone? This is an ideal spot to visit if you're looking for a weekend escape and want to spot some marine animals along the way!\nThis winter, you can avoid all the typical spots by bringing your favourite person to one (or all) of these hidden locations!