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.\nNot 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.\nI 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!\nEditor's Choice: 9 Spots In Ontario That’ll Make You Feel Like You’re On The Other Side Of The World\nI have always loved to travel and I always thought I had to go far away to discover cool and unique places.\nBut, after discovering Quebec a little more, I soon realized that our province has a lot more to offer than I ever imagined.\nSo, this summer, why not check a phenomenal destination that'll make you think "that's really in Quebec?"\nPlage de la Grande Échouerie\nDistance from Montreal: 19 hours and 30 minutes\nView this post on Instagram Ça donne envie de s’y échouer. A post shared by J U L I E 🦩 (@ju.rainville) on Aug 31, 2019 at 12:03pm PDT\nOkay, 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.\nLocated 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.\nThose unwilling to take the long drive and ferry can also get there by plane.\nWebsite\nSainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Shrine\nDistance from Montreal: 3 hours\nView this post on Instagram Beautiful church a little bit outside of Quebec City. A post shared by Ilona (@ilonochkaprekrasnaya) on Oct 2, 2019 at 10:22pm PDT\nThe 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.\nIt also happens to be one of those incredible sites that'll give you the illusion of being somewhere in Europe!\nWebsite\nSaint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans\nDistance from Montreal: 3 hours\nView this post on Instagram Si seulement je pouvais être là-bas en ce moment ! 🌊 A post shared by 𝐀𝐍𝐍𝐀𝐁𝐄𝐋𝐋𝐄 𝐃. (@____annab) on Apr 6, 2020 at 9:54am PDT\nSaint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans is situated on the south-east side of Orléans Island.\nThere'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.\nWebsite\nPlage St-Zotique\nDistance from Montreal: 55 minutes\nView this post on Instagram Perfect day, perfect vibe❤️ @eva_rostain @remixtrader @liferealife @hindycocaine @arianedelafusee @priya.rdas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #photography #beach #canada #summer #friends #goodvibes A post shared by Eléonore Coppin (@ice.crime974) on Aug 7, 2020 at 2:39pm PDT\nIf you want to feel like you're in the tropics without leaving the province, this beach will offer major tropical vibes.\nAnd, since it's so close to Montreal, it makes it an easy destination to check out.\nWebsite\nLac Saint-Jean\nDistance from Montreal: 5 hours\nView this post on Instagram J-1 avant le départ 🇨🇦 ________________________ #canada🇨🇦 #view #travel #instatravel #quebec #canada #lacsaintjean A post shared by Angélique (@angelrt) on Sep 17, 2019 at 8:12pm PDT\nThis large and shallow lake located in south-central Quebec has a lot of natural beauty surrounding it.\nThe 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.\nWebsite\nRue du Petit-Champlain\nDistance from Montreal: 2 hours and 45 minutes\nView this post on Instagram Au revoir Quebec⚜️ - - - - - - #quebecjetaime#ruedepetitchamplain ⚜️ #quebec🇨🇦 #lovequebec #quebeccity #oldquebec #quebecphotography #quebecshot #ruepetitchamplain #travelphotography #quebecenphotos #tourismequebec #quebeccanada #quebecjetaime #boquebec #endlesssummertour #summerdontgo #polishgirl✌ #polishinsta#dolcevita #blessed🙏 #beautifulcity😍#colorfulcity A post shared by La Dolce Vita (@ladolcevita2020) on Sep 3, 2019 at 7:17pm PDT\nWhen it comes to beautiful streets in the province, there's no denying that rue du Petit-Champlain is at the top of many lists.\nIts 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!\nWebsite\nDaniel-Johnson Dam\nDistance from Montreal: 10 hours and 50 minutes\nView this post on Instagram Happy birthday to this adventurous spirit. Love you to the moon and back or in this case the Dam and back! A post shared by @ free_to_just_ride on Aug 9, 2019 at 4:16am PDT\nThis massive dam is not similar to anything we have in Montreal.\nThe unique beauty of this human-made structure will give you make you feel like you're somewhere other than Quebec.\nWebsite\nWakefield Bridge\nDistance from Montreal: 2 hours and 30 minutes\nView this post on Instagram Happy to be with my parents for a bit. Being on my own for almost 2 and a half months was quite the marathon! I enjoyed it though...it let me put myself on the right track 🦋🌿🌷 . . . . . #bridge #bridgetonowhere #bridgesofinstagram #burkenstocks #garagestyle #garage #blonde #blondehair #wakefield #spring #summer #teal #pink #makeuplover #makeupjunkie #walk #walking #greenbridge #chelsea #sweaterweather #friday #fridayvibes #instafashion #instagood #instadaily A post shared by Karenna Boychuk (@karennaboychuk) on May 22, 2020 at 5:34pm PDT\nThe beautiful covered Wakefield Bridge is a place that many of us have yet to visit.\nThere's a certain charm in the area that'll have you believing that you're somewhere far from home.\nWebsite\nMingan Archipelago\nDistance from Montreal: 12 hours and 40 minutes\nView this post on Instagram You could say that Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve has a lot of islands, if you count over 1,000 as a lot! 😲 Island hop and explore this paradise of unique flora and seabird colonies. 🌸🐤 📷: @brassardnancy . . . . . #MinganNPR #ParksCanada #MinganArchipelago #Monolith #Minganislands #Quarry #ExploreCanada #canada #tourismecotenord #minganie #tourismehsp #Quebec A post shared by Parks Canada (@parks.canada) on Mar 27, 2019 at 1:10pm PDT\nIn 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.\nThe unique energy surrounding it will leave you in awe throughout your visit.\nWebsite\nMont Megantic\nDistance from Montreal: 2 hours and 45 minutes\nView this post on Instagram On top ⛰☁️ . . . . . . . . #montmegantic #mountains #10km #ontop A post shared by 𝑁 𝑂 𝐸́ 𝑀 𝐼 𝐸 𝐻 𝐴 𝑅 𝑉 𝐸 𝑌 - 𝐵 (@noemieharvey_b) on Aug 10, 2018 at 7:03am PDT\nMont 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.\nWebsite\nParc National De La Jacques Cartier\nDistance from Montreal: 3 hours and 15 minutes\nView this post on Instagram ☁️ 📸@caroleanndl #PaysagesQc A post shared by Paysages du Québec 🌎 (@paysagesqc) on May 10, 2020 at 6:04am PDT\nLocated thirty minutes from Quebec City, this National Parc exudes a ton of natural beauty that'll make for the most picturesque settings.\nThe 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.\nWebsite\nRue Saint Paul\nDistance from Montreal: In Montreal!\nView this post on Instagram I was supposed to be packing for Paris this week 🇫🇷 and enjoying coffee at Café de Flore on Saturday already, but life had other plans...🤷🏼♀️ all I can do is indulge into memories and pictures from my other trips, while being safe and sound at a comfort of my own home. Do you believe that everything that happens to us is always for the best? I do ☺️ hope all goes well and I’ll see you next spring Paris ❤️ À plus tard 💔 A post shared by Alisa (@alisa_nyc) on Apr 18, 2020 at 11:42am PDT\nSometimes the most beautiful locations are a lot closer than you think. That's the case with rue Saint Paul.\nLocated 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?\nRuines Carbide Willson\nDistance from Montreal: 2 hours and 20 minutes\nView this post on Instagram Another fall walk to Carbide Willson Ruins . . . . . #fujifeed #fuji #jj_architecture #fujifilm #ourplanetdaily #arquitecturamx #downtownottawa #artofvisuals #focalmarked #discoveron #nature_brilliance #igersottawa #myottawa #fujifilm_xseries #explorecanada #tv_architectural #lookingup_architecture #EarthVisuals #archimasters #excellent_structure #diagonal_symmetry #unlimitedcities #creative_architecture #arkiromantix #naturediversity #earth_deluxe #fallrhapsody #natureaddict #welivetoexplore A post shared by Ian Photos (@iand_photography) on Oct 15, 2019 at 9:34am PDT\nLocated in Chelsea, Quebec, this hauntingly beautiful destination will give you the chills from the moment you see it.\nIt'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.\nFind out more about it\nChutes Montmorency\nDistance from Montreal: 2 hours and 45 minutes\nView this post on Instagram highest waterfall in québec, 83m 🌿 🇨🇦 . . . #canada #quebec #montmorencyfalls #nature #waterfall #explorecanada A post shared by Florent (@flolethaithai) on May 10, 2020 at 8:28am PDT\nThis large waterfall located a little less than three hours from Montreal is one of the most magnetic and mesmerizing spots in the province.\nI'm someone who loves waterfalls and I can tell you from experience, this waterfall is incredible.\nWebsite\nI wish you all wonderful days filled with exploration.\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.