When you think of waterfalls in Canada, most people think of Niagara Falls, and for good reason. But most people are surprised to learn that we have some of the most beautiful waterfalls right here in our little corner of North America. In fact, they're so beautiful you'll want to just jump right in and swim.\nAnd we don't blame you — we're no strangers to heatwaves here in Montreal.\nUnfortunately, not all of us in the city have pools and some people are looking for something a little more natural than the public pools.\nLuckily we know that we live in a province that has swimming holes galore. There are also a few lesser-known spots tucked into the forests across the border.\nThe best part is that you can journey to a nearby gem for an easy one-day getaway, or you can amp up your adventure and make your way across Quebec for the ultimate waterfall road trip.\nWhichever you choose, we know that once you visit one waterfall, you'll want to keep looking for more and more.\nNot sure where to get started? Here are five waterfalls that you can not only gaze at, but you can actually wade right in.\nChute Waber\nWhere: Saint-Roch-de-Mékinac, QC\nDistance from Montreal: Two hours and 40 minutes\nView this post on Instagram Life becomes much easier when you stop tolerating shit you hate. A post shared by Marie-Lou (@marie_lou_r__) on Aug 25, 2019 at 2:13pm PDT\nChutes Waber is a popular waterfall not because it's close to the city, but because it's absolutely spectacular.\nLocated in the Mauricie National Park, it's a bit of a trek to get there, but once you do, it's so worth it.\nParks Canada confirmed to MTL Blog that visitors are allowed to swim at the falls.\nWebsite\nWarren Falls, Vermont\nWhere: Warren, VT\nDistance from Montreal: Two hours and 30 minutes\nView this post on Instagram Wish it was warmer so we can jump in! #swimminghole A post shared by @ n0.1c on Oct 16, 2019 at 11:49am PDT\nOur friends down south love Warren Falls at the end of Mad River and I don't know about you, but I think it's mad beautiful.\nIt's just off Route 100 and a beautiful trail gives easy access from the parking lot.\nWarren Public Safety Officer Gene Bifano told MTL Blog that visitors are allowed to swim at the site. He advises that you get there early and be sure to obey parking signs.\nWebsite\nChute de la Rivière aux Émeraudes\nWhere: Percé, QC\nDistance from Montreal: 10 hours and 18 minutes\nView this post on Instagram And we got there!!! #chutedelariviereauxemeraudes 😊💎 totally worth place to visit and a true hidden gems 💎 A post shared by Travel tips and inspiration (@discoveringdestinations) on Sep 18, 2019 at 3:26pm PDT\nThis emerald river is one of those things in nature that makes you ask, "how can something so spectacular be real?!" But it is! And right here in our home-province, too.\nWebsite\nLower Falls, New Hampshire\nWhere: Albany, NH\nDistance from Montreal: Three hours and 40 minutes\nView this post on Instagram The beautiful Kancamagus Highway in the White Mountains A post shared by Justin Hogan (@awildjoltik) on Jul 16, 2019 at 4:39am PDT\nIn the White Mountain National Forest, the Swift River becomes a gorgeous waterfall, perfect for hanging with friends and getting your tan on.\nWhether you're heading to New Hampshire or passing through, it's a great spot to cool off and take in the view.\nThe U.S. Forest Service controls the area and confirms on its website that swimming is allowed in the falls.\nWebsite\nThe Cascades\nWhere: Saint-Roch-de-Mékinac, QC\nDistance from Montreal: Two hours and 20 minutes\nView this post on Instagram Prendre le temps de s’arrêter pour profiter de ce qui nous entoure 🦋#nature #parcscanada #summer #waterfall A post shared by 🌸🌸 (@claaudyab) on May 25, 2020 at 6:11am PDT\nAlso in Mauricie National Park, the Cascades are an ideal spot for a swim break after a long day of hiking.\nThey're also right next to the scenic Shewenegan Picnic Area.\nParks Canada told MTL Blog that swimming is allowed anywhere in the park.\nWebsite\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.