Discovering our province is something that I truly believe we should all undertake. Not only is Quebec swimming places to see, but its cultural charm makes this one of the most impressive places in the country. From tropical-looking beaches and national parks to European looking streets, there's no denying that our province is full of beauty. 

Not only are we lucky to live in such a great place, but to be able to travel around the province is a gift that many of us take for granted.

I always knew Quebec was an amazing province, but after discovering some of these spots firsthand, I was in awe with how cool it truly is! 

I have always loved to travel and I always thought I had to go far away to discover cool and unique places.

But, after discovering Quebec a little more, I soon realized that our province has a lot more to offer than I ever imagined. 

So, this summer, why not check a phenomenal destination that'll make you think "that's really in Quebec?"

Plage de la Grande Échouerie

Distance from Montreal: 19 hours and 30 minutes

Okay, so this next destination may be a ways away but it's by far one of the most spectacular places I have ever been to.

Located in the Îles de la Madeleine, the Plage de la Grande Échouerie has a lot to offer, including wide sandy plains, rolling dunes, and beautiful views. 

Those unwilling to take the long drive and ferry can also get there by plane.

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Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Shrine

Distance from Montreal: 3 hours 

The Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré is a basilica set along the Saint Lawrence River in Quebec. This church has been said to be filled with many miracles.

It also happens to be one of those incredible sites that'll give you the illusion of being somewhere in Europe! 

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Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans

Distance from Montreal: 3 hours

Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans is situated on the south-east side of Orléans Island.

There's something incredibly serene and peaceful about this area that'll take you away from your day-to-day life and plunge you into a world that is different from what we are used to in Montreal. 

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Plage St-Zotique

Distance from Montreal: 55 minutes

If you want to feel like you're in the tropics without leaving the province, this beach will offer major tropical vibes.

And, since it's so close to Montreal, it makes it an easy destination to check out. 

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Lac Saint-Jean 

Distance from Montreal: 5 hours

This large and shallow lake located in south-central Quebec has a lot of natural beauty surrounding it.

The charming views are picture perfect and when you're there, you'll feel very far from home. When, in reality, you'll still be in Quebec. 

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Rue du Petit-Champlain

Distance from Montreal: 2 hours and 45 minutes

When it comes to beautiful streets in the province, there's no denying that rue du Petit-Champlain is at the top of many lists.

Its European charm has earned the recognition of many tourists and locals and if you have yet to see it for yourself, you might want to check it out! 

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Daniel-Johnson Dam

Distance from Montreal: 10 hours and 50 minutes

This massive dam is not similar to anything we have in Montreal.

The unique beauty of this human-made structure will give you make you feel like you're somewhere other than Quebec.  

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Wakefield Bridge 

Distance from Montreal: 2 hours and 30 minutes

The beautiful covered Wakefield Bridge is a place that many of us have yet to visit.

There's a certain charm in the area that'll have you believing that you're somewhere far from home. 

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Mingan Archipelago

Distance from Montreal: 12 hours and 40 minutes

In order to get to this destination, it will require a bit of a drive, however, when you see it with your own eyes, you'll be in awe with how stunning the location truly is.

The unique energy surrounding it will leave you in awe throughout your visit. 

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Mont Megantic 

Distance from Montreal: 2 hours and 45 minutes

Mont Megantic offers some pretty epic views that'll make you feel like you're a lot further from home than you are. The National Park has a lot to offer, including beauty unlike any other place in the province. 

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Parc National De La Jacques Cartier

Distance from Montreal: 3 hours and 15 minutes

Located thirty minutes from Quebec City, this National Parc exudes a ton of natural beauty that'll make for the most picturesque settings.

The park has a lot of activities to take part in, including kayaking, tubing, and mini-rafting, all of which will make you feel like you're on a vacation far from home. 

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Rue Saint Paul

Distance from Montreal: In Montreal! 

Sometimes the most beautiful locations are a lot closer than you think. That's the case with rue Saint Paul. 

Located in the old port, this street will give you the illusion of being in Europe, without ever having to leave your city. How great is that?


Ruines Carbide Willson

Distance from Montreal: 2 hours and 20 minutes

Located in Chelsea, Quebec, this hauntingly beautiful destination will give you the chills from the moment you see it.

It's one of those places you need to see to believe, and if you ever get the chance of going, you'll be in awe of what you lay your eyes on. 

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Chutes Montmorency

Distance from Montreal: 2 hours and 45 minutes

This large waterfall located a little less than three hours from Montreal is one of the most magnetic and mesmerizing spots in the province.

I'm someone who loves waterfalls and I can tell you from experience, this waterfall is incredible.

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I wish you all wonderful days filled with exploration.


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