Now that summer is around the corner, it's time to come out of your yearly hibernation and enjoy the greatest season of the year. If you, like me, forwent socialising in favour of drinking tea and watching Netflix in bed all winter, you definitely have some catching up to do with your friends.

And what better way to catch up with all your girlfriends than to plan a weekend getaway? Some of the getaways will take you far away from the city and into Quebec's beautiful natural parks, while others are an oasis in the heart of the city.

Read on for 24 amazing girls' getaway ideas.


Check out Quebec's "Hobbit Village"

Drive time: 1h 30 mins.

Address: 80 Chemin Simard, Bolton-Est.

Price: $155 for a four-person room.

This eco-tourism destination offers something rarely seen in the province: rooms that, like hobit houses, are located underground. You can rent the "Hobbit" lodge for about $155 a night. The room, which houses 4 people, comes with a dining area, a kitchenette and bedroom with double bunk beds. While you're there, enjoy hiking by scenic rivers and playing games in their maze and scavenger hunt.

Check out their website for more information!


Plan A Trip To Magog

Drive time: 1h 30 mins.

Address: Magog, Quebec.

Price: $300 for a weekend's worth of activities and food.

Magog is a popular destination all year round, and for good reason. Enjoy all that nature has to offer, and then come back to the city center to eat, shop and sleep. Magog has its own version of the Loch Ness Monster, the Memphré. You have to check out the Cep d’Argent vinyard while you're there, too. Because girl's trip = many wine nights.

Check out the city of Magog's website for more information!


Explore A Magical Forest Lit With Fairy Lights

Drive time: 2 hrs.

Address: 135, rue Michaud, Coaticook.

Price: $19.50.

This magical forest in Coaticook is perfect for a nightime stroll. The trees are strung with beautiful lights and the décor is inspired by old Quebec folk tales. Walk through the 2km path to discover this spectacle of light in an enchanted forest. The highlight of the visit is definitely the illuminated suspension bridge — the longest in Quebec!

Check out Foresta Lumina's Facebook for more information!


Take An Alpaca For A Walk

Drive time: 1 hr.

Address: Verger Champêtre, 2300 rue Cowie, Granby 

Price: $15.

This farm in Granby lets you meet and take photos with their adorable alpacas. You can feed them and pet them too. And everyone knows that alpacas are Instagram gold.

Check out our article for more information!


Visit Les Chutes Montmorency

Drive time: 3 hrs.

Address: 2490 Ave Royale, Quebec City.

Price: Free.

Located just outside Quebec City, the Montmorency falls are a great stop on your way to or from our province's capital. The waterfall is seriously beautiful, and there are a ton of great hiking trails all around the falls. It's absolutely free to go. There is a bridge that goes right over the waterfall, so you can be awed up-close by nature's beauty. Oh, and for those of you who love a good adrenaline rush, you can even zipline accross the falls.

Check out the falls' website for more information!


Go To A Serene Spa In Saint-Sauveur

Drive time: 1 hr.

Address: Polar Bear's Club, 930 Boulevard des Laurentides, Piedmont.

Price: $25-$50 for access to the club.

The Polar Bear's Club is a beautiful and serene spa located in the mountains of Saint-Sauveur. The spa offers a traditional nordic bath experience (which is to say a circuit through a spa, a sauna and a cold pool) as well as massages, outdoor hot tubs and much more.

Check out the spa's website for more information!


Drive To A Drive-In Movie Theatre

Drive time: about 15-30 minutes, depending on the location.

Address: This article has information about Montreal's drive-in theatres as well as their opening dates.

Price: $10-$12 for a ticket.

Nothing is cuter than a drive-in movie theatre. Pack your closest friends into a car with blankets, snacks and wine and you're ready for a great night. You can all cuddle in the trunk while watching a crowd-pleasing movie. Instagram-able AF and not expensive at all.

Check out our article for more information!


Go Caving in "Le Trou De La Fée"

Drive time: 5 hrs.

Address: Parc de la caverne Trou de la Fée, Chemin trou de la fée, 7e avenue, Desbiens.

Price: $18 for entry to the park, caves and the multimedia show, plus $20 for the zipline.

This amazing park in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean has a ton of things for you and your girlfriends to do: from caving to hiking to watching a multimedia show in a canyon. Perfect for gals with a sense of adventure. Oh, and did I mention ziplining?

Check out the tourism website for more information!


Get Your Adrenaline On With Bungee Jumping

Drive time: 2 hrs 30 minutes.

Address: 1780 Quebec Route 105, Chelsea.

Price: $121.77 for a bungee jump or $246.87 for the adventure package (before tax).

If you're a real adrenaline junkie, you will love the Great Canadian Bungee. It's the highest jump site in Canada. They offer a lot of other activities, like ziplining and rafting. Their two-day "ultimate adventure" package combines rafting and bungee jumping. 

Check out the Great Canadian Bungee's website for more information!


Challenge Your Girlfriends To Do An Aereal Course

Drive time: Depends on the location.

Address: 4 locations: Rawdon, Rigaud, Mont Saint-Grégoire and Laflèche.

Price: $39 for a 3-hour run of the courses.

Afraid of heights? Then you definitely shouldn't try this amazing, heartpumping aerial course, where you move from tree to tree using ropes, nets, suspended bridges and tons more. You'll be giggling with your friends the whole time, I promise.

Check out Arbraska's website for more information!


Check Out A Western Festival

Drive time: 2 hrs.

Address: 581 Rue Saint Paul bureau 107, Saint-Tite.

Price: $22-$30 for a general admissions show.

The Festival Western de St-Tite may be a little cheesy, but it's a must for many country lovers all accross the country. They have a great lineup of country artists as well as a rodeo and a ton of other country-themed activities. Yee-haw!

Check out the festival website for more information!


Relax At A Spa Right Outside Downtown

Drive time: 20 mins.

Address: Strøm Spa Nordique, 1001 Boulevard de la Forêt, Verdun.

Price: Starting at $118 for a thermal spa experience and a massage.

Strøm Spa has to be hands down one of the best spas in Montreal. It's super serene, and you can get a great view of the water.

Check out the Strøm spa website for more information!


Visit Oka National Park

Drive time: 1 hr.

Address: Parc national d'Oka, 2020 Chemin d'Oka, Oka.

Price: $8 for parking, plus money for equipment rental: $16 for a kayak and $17 for a pedalboat.

The Oka national park is a stunning national park right outside Montreal. There are a ton of activities for you and your friends to enjoy. Spend the night camping, then bathe in the lake, try your hand at stand-up-paddling and tan in the sunshine. There's also a water lantern festival this summer!

Check out the park website for more information!


Explore Quebec City

Drive time: 2 hrs 45 mins.

Address: Quebec City.

Price: $200-$300 for a weekend's worth of activities

Quebec City is worth one visit.. or five. From the European beauty of the Old Quebec to the wonderful views on the plaines d'Abraham to the great food in Saint-Roch, you can find a ton of things to do.

Check out the city tourism website for more information!


Go Whale Watching

Drive time: 6 hrs.

Address: Quai de Tadoussac, 177 Rue des Pionniers, Tadoussac.

Price: $70 for a three-hour excursion.

There are more whales than you'd think in Quebec, and seeing one of the gentle giants up close is both terrifying and amazing. Tadoussac Cruises have bilingual, naturalist tour guides that will tell you all about the aquatic mamals. It's a trip you'll never forget.

Check out Tadoussac Cruises' website for more information!


See The Roché Percé

Drive time: 11 hrs.

Address: Roché Percé, Percé.

Price: $25 for a boat ride to the park.

This natural wonder is absolutely worth the drive. Discover the magical region of la Gaspésie with friends: eat great, fresh food and enjoy a beautiful view. It's a must-see tourist destination for anyone who lives in Quebec.

Check out the national parks website for more information!


Visit A Winery

Drive time: 2 hrs.

Address: 693 chemin du SanctuaireSherbrooke.

Price: Starting at $25.

If you've seen Wine County, you probably have "road trip to a winery" in the back of your head. Get together with your BFFs and try a bunch of different wines as you learn about wine making in Quebec. Then, take a tour of the vineyard and take a bunch of adorable photos.

Check out their website for more information!


Go To The Hot Air Balloon Festival 

Drive time: 2 hrs.

Address: Parc de la Baie, Gatineau.

Price: $45 for a day pass, $52 for the 3 days.

This festival highlights the beauty of hot air balloons, but it is so much more than that. There will be concerts, silent discos, yoga, light exhibits and so much more. Definitely worth spending a day or two.

More information can be found on the festival's website.


Rent An Airbnb In Mont-Tremblant

Drive time: 1hr 30 mins.

Address: Mont-Tremblant, Quebec.

Price: $130-$200 per night to rent an entire cottage.

Mont Tremblant may be known as a winter destination, but there is so much to do in the summer as well! From biking to hiking to exploring the beautiful downtown area, you won't run out of ideas for an action-packed weekend with your gals.

Check out beautiful cottages on the Airbnb website.


Go To This Cuban-Themed Resort In Quebec

Drive time: 1hr 30 mins.

Address: 631 7e Rang, Maricourt.

Price: Between $179 and $279 to rent a cottage for the night.

This beautiful Cuban-themed resort will make you feel like you're far away from Quebec, but at a much more affordable price than actually flying to a tropical country. A pool, shops, a cantine and other amenities are on site to provide you with everything you might need.

Check out our article for more information!


Spend A Night In A Bubble Under The Stars

Drive time: 1hr.

Address: Hébergement les pieds sur terre, 3160 Rang 6 Saint-Calixte.

Price: $160 for 2 people

If you want to feel like you're sleeping outside while in the comfort of your tent, look no further than this park in the Laurentides. The tent is a see-through bubble, so you can drink wine and stargaze with your friends. 

Find out more by going to the Pieds sur Terre website.


Rent A Tree House

Drive time: 1hr 30 mins.

Address: 5000 Chemin du Lac Caribou, Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré.

Price: About $180 per night for four adults.

If you want to feel like a kid again, book a treehouse with some friends! The adults' version includes better amenities like a kitchenette and a BBQ. It look adorable!

Book a treehouse through their website.


Spend A Day Rafting

Drive time: 2 hrs 20 mins.

Address: Adventure Center Mattawin, 3911 Rte 155, Trois-Rives.

Price: $89 if you go in May or June.

If you want to do something crazy and fun, try white river rafting! Yes, the water is cold and yes, it's a scary activity, but the adrenaline rush is worth it!

Book your rafting expedition here.


Spend A Weekend At The Water Park

Drive time: 3 hrs.

Address: Village Vacances Valcartier, 1860 Boulevard Valcartier, Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier.

Price: $38 for a day.

With the nice weather approaching it is time to put on your bathing suit and spend the day in the water! Challenge yourself to try the gravity-defying drops, then hang out in the lazy river. Fun guaranteed.

Learn more by visiting Valcartier's website.


That's my list of fantastic and inexpensive girls' trips for you and your friends this summer! Have an amazing summer and enjoy your time off.

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