It's safe to say that our province is not lacking in beautiful destinations to discover. Now that summer's here, it's time to check out one of the many beautiful spots that surround us. With the myriad of Quebec lakes that have crystal clear waters, you're sure to have something to see for the rest of the season.\nThe heat of the summer gives us all the urge to be surrounded by water and it makes for a great day or even weekend of fun, without having to travel too far.\nAnd, now that Quebec is letting you rent a cabin for the weekend with friends, it's a great time to discover some of the phenomenal crystal clear lakes throughout the province.\nTravelling the globe, don't get us wrong.\nBut, as one slowly realizes how many places there are to discover in our province, you start to think of the hundreds of trips you could go in just in Quebec itself.\nSo with this in mind, we figured we share some of our favourite lakes to explore with you.\nLac Blue Sea\nDistance from Montreal: 3 hours and 25 minutes\nView this post on Instagram Couldn’t paint a better day ☀️🌊 A post shared by Erica 🍟 (@ericadubowski) on May 23, 2020 at 10:32am PDT\nKnown for its crystal clear waters, Lac Blue Sea is worth the three hour and 25-minute commute from Montreal.\nLocated north of Gatineau, its mesmerizing waters will give you the illusion of being far from home.\nWebsite\nLac Brome\nDistance from Montreal: 1 hour and 10 minutes\nView this post on Instagram My favourite day since quarantine ☁️☀️🐧 It was so peaceful to see the water to calm and the sky so beautiful (none of the carousel images have a filter 💫) A post shared by @ karine_trudel on May 9, 2020 at 10:05am PDT\nThis charming lake has some of the clearest waters in the province.\nAnd, being located only an hour and a few minutes from Montreal makes it the ideal day trip destination.\nWebsite\nPink Lake\nDistance from Montreal: 2 hours and 30 minutes\nView this post on Instagram Needed a soul vacation 🌹 #gatineau #pinklake #gatineaupark #quebec A post shared by Bianca (@biashaw) on Jul 18, 2019 at 5:38pm PDT\nPink Lake is one of the most unique lakes in all of Quebec. Even if it's not actually pink, the meromictic lake is truly breathtaking.\nWebsite\nLac Meech\nDistance from Montreal: 2 hours and 25 minutes\nView this post on Instagram The lifeguards are gone, a cool wind is blowing, raindrops are falling and the beach is deserted. #meechlake #gatineaupark #summerisgone A post shared by Kate McGregor (@katemcgregor123) on Sep 4, 2019 at 9:21am PDT\nLocated a little over two hours from Montreal, Lac Meech is one of my favourite spots in all of Quebec.\nIts perfectly clear waters are sure to leave you in awe.\nWebsite\nLac Magog\nDistance from Montreal: 1 hour and 30 minutes\nView this post on Instagram I followed my heart and it led me here A post shared by Victoria Leblanc (@viclebl) on Jul 9, 2019 at 2:18pm PDT\nThis freshwater lake is one of the most outstanding bodies of water in all of Quebec.\nNot only is it aesthetically beautiful but the see-through waters will keep you coming back time and time again.\nWebsite\nLac Aux Araignées\nDistance from Montreal: 3 hours\nView this post on Instagram Deux jours. Deux luminosités. Plein de couleurs différentes. . . . . #twodaysdifference #2days #estrie #lacauxaraignees #explorecanada #explorequebec #exploreestrie #traveltheworld #sharetravelpics #aroundtheworld #instatravel #traveladdicts #travelpics #travelgram #travel #tourism #quebec #travelanddestinations #beautifulnature #nofilter #lake #routedessommets #cloudyday #quebec_travelers #quebecoisenvoyage A post shared by Mireille Poulin (@mireille.p0ulin) on Jun 28, 2019 at 2:04pm PDT\nThis magnificent lake will leave you speechless. While it's definitely one of the most picturesque locations in Quebec, being able to see right through the water is the cherry on top.\nWebsite\nLac Superieur\nDistance from Montreal: 1 hour and 30 minutes\nView this post on Instagram Grab a book, climb a mountain, take deep breath & free your mind. • relax & enjoy life • _________________________________________________ #lakesuperior #quebec #canada #thankyoucanada #roam #befree🍃 #adventuretime #exploremore #hike #hiking #hikegirl #hikingadventures #mountains #naturelover #optoutside🌲 #outdooradventures #livelife A post shared by KANI HANG (@kani.iie_) on May 19, 2020 at 8:38am PDT\nLocated in the Laurentien Mountains, this lake is one of the most well-known lakes near Montreal.\nAnd, due to its beautiful waters, Montreal locals keep going back with every passing summer.\nWebsite\nEnjoy the views!\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.