Our province is filled with so many beautiful sites and destinations. You seriously have to stop and think, "wow, I'm so lucky to live here." There are some amazing Quebec nature spots that manage to catch everyone's eye time and time again, and we're here to let you know where they are.

Your first thought when you think of nature is probably Mont Tremblant or Mont Saint-Bruno. But did you know there are so many other amazing spots for you to check out?

And even though it's an old cliché, the whole "there's something for everybody" is so true. Seriously, if you're into hikes, animals, water sports, anything really, you're sure to find something you like to do in Quebec.

While most of us love a good hike, we're not all professionals. Thankfully, all of the destinations offer many activities and levels to keep everyone safe and happy.

Because after months of being stuck inside, we're all ready to breathe that sweet, fresh air. And we all know that summer (unfortunately) won't last forever.

So head to one of these spots to become completely immersed in nature.


Vallée Bras-du-Nord

Distance from Montreal: 2 hours and 40 minutes

Vallée Bras-du-Nord is the ultimate outdoor destination. It has over 80 kilometres of trails for hiking, 100 kilometres of paths for mountain biking, a waterfall and a rock-climbing expedition; it's a definite must-add for explorers of all levels and adventure types.

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Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean

Distance from Montreal: 6 hours and 30 minutes

A bit of a drive from the city but so worth it. Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean is as diverse as it is educational.

You can see animals, the northern lights, beautiful lakes and you can also learn about the Pekuakamiulnuatsh First Nations people and their culture.

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Bas-Saint-Laurent

Distance from Montreal: 4 hours and 15 minutes

If you're a sucker for a sunset, then this is the place for you. Bas-Saint-Laurent is the perfect mix of romantic and curious, with so much to do with someone special, a group of friends or on a solo adventure.

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Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier

Distance from Montreal: 3 hours and 10 minutes 

Just a half-hour outside Quebec City is Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier.

Summer is a great time to explore the landscape through over 100 kilometres of hiking trails, or you can ride along the river to get the most relaxing and scenic trip through the park. 

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Parc Omega

Distance from Montreal: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Calling all animal lovers! Parc Omega is one of the best places to see some amazing creatures. And with how close it is to Montreal, there's no reason not to take a day trip over there at least once this summer.

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Réservoir Beaudet

Distance from Montreal: 1 hour and 45 minutes

Anyone who's into bird-watching will know that Réservoir Beaudet is the place to be. Even those who don't call themselves bird-watchers will be amazed by ultimate #squawkgoals.

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Owl's Head

Distance from Montreal: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Think ski hills are only for the winter? Think again. Owl's Head is a great spot in the summer for a hike with views galore, including Lac Memphremagog and Vermont. There's also golf and accommodations on site for the perfect weekend away.

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Now, let's go get outside!


We 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. 

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