Hiking is one of Quebec's most popular summer activities. As the season reaches its peak and parks across the province achieve their full summertime splendour, it's the perfect time to be planning your next jaunt through nature. After months of staying home, it's about time you stretch those legs out on a hike in Quebec.\nEven if you're the most experienced hiker, a whole winter and spring's worth of rust is a real possibility. Before you tackle that giant mountain hike up north, maybe you ought to check out a couple of beginner hikes to get your blood flowing.\nLuckily, Quebec's vast and untapped wilderness is waiting for you. With all kinds of landscapes and locales to explore, hiking in La Belle Province is a must-do adventure.\nFrom small towns to giant valleys, tundra-like conditions and seaside paradises, Quebec has a lot to offer a nature lover if you know where to look.\nRemember, if you're planning a hiking trip, be sure to respect all the recommended health and safety regulations.\nAlso, be sure to check out park and trail opening times.\nHere are nine beginner hikes in Quebec that will give you all the views!\nÎle Nue de Mingan – Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve\nWhere: Mingan, QC\nView this post on Instagram Impressionnant ! A post shared by Nancy Brassard (@brassardnancy) on Mar 19, 2019 at 6:54am PDT\nA short ferry ride across the bay from Mingan is this small island with some of Quebec's most bizarre landscapes.\nThe area is full of geological curiosities for you to explore. It's a very sensitive natural preserve, so be respectful when you visit.\nWebsite\nLa Mauricie National Park\nWhere: Chemin de Saint-Jean-des-Piles, Shawinigan, QC\nView this post on Instagram Petite randonnée en bonne compagnie et petit souper tartare du @lepotpapillesetcocktails qui était excellent ! A post shared by Louis-Félix Gélinas (@louis_ficello) on Jun 21, 2020 at 11:54am PDT\nAs one of Quebec's most popular national parks, La Mauricie is a nature lover's dream destination.\nYou can explore over 150 lakes, see all kinds of wildlife, and witness the province's beauty.\nThe Saint-Mathieu sector has a number of easy hikes that take you past lakes, brooks, and streams.\nWebsite\nVallée Bras-du-Nord\nWhere: St-Raymond, QC\nView this post on Instagram 🏔 💚 . . . . #valleebrasdunord #mountains #outdoor #hike #summer #nature A post shared by Chloé Guillemette (@chloe.guillemette) on Jun 25, 2018 at 2:21pm PDT\nThe Vallé Bras-du-Nord is one of largest hiking trail networks in the province.\nWith 80 kilometres of trails that will take you over mountains and through valleys, it's a must for all hiking enthusiasts.\nThe easy, eight-kilometre hike along the sentier Bras-du-Nord takes you right to the Delaney waterfall, a "genuine force of nature" that "triggers awe in every hiker."\nWebsite\nChamplain Trail – Parc de la Gatineau\nWhere: Luskville, QC\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by Manoj Reddy (@manojreddy.d) on May 31, 2020 at 10:33am PDT\nJust a couple of hours outside Montreal lies the Champlain Trail.\nDon't let its short 1.1-kilometre-long trail fool you — the Champlain Trail offers stunning views and you might even spot some wildlife!\nIt's an intermediate-level trail and not universally accessible, but its short length makes it a good place to start.\nWebsite\nForillon National Park\nWhere: 1238, boul. de Forillon, Gaspé, QC\nView this post on Instagram Il était une fois l'armée des mers qui se déchainait sur le royaume de la terre. Once upon a time, the army of the seas was unleashed on the kingdom of the earth. #forillon #forillonnationalpark #gaspesiejetaime #gaspesie #tourismegaspesie #landscapephotography #landscape #paysages #vagues #waves #parccanada #canada🇨🇦 #camping #roadtrip #campvibes #campinglife #tide #hightide #falaise #natgeoyourshot #nature #naturephotography #landscape_lover #waves🌊 #wavesfordays #coast #eastcoast #ocean #quebecoriginal #paysagemagnifique A post shared by David Laguë (@david.lague) on May 21, 2020 at 4:19am PDT\nLocated at the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula, Forillon National Park has several hiking options for beginners and experts alike.\nExplore some of the most unusual and breathtaking landscapes in North America.\nThe three-kilometre Les Parages hike offers a "panoramic view out over Gaspé Bay."\nWebsite\nMont Pinacle, Coaticook\nWhere: 1883, ch. May, Coaticook, QC\nView this post on Instagram Rando avec mon ado 🥾🥰 A post shared by Lili Heitz (@liheitz) on Jun 19, 2020 at 12:35pm PDT\nMont Pinacle is a popular and breathtaking hiking destination in the Eastern Townships.\nAt a height of 675 metres, the mountain's viewpoint offers spectacular views of the surrounding valley and villages.\nIt's another intermediate hike for those ready for a bit more of a challenge on their first hiking adventure.\nWebsite\nParc de la Chute-Montmorency\nWhere: 5300, boul. Sainte-Anne, Beauport, QC\nView this post on Instagram Summer, where r u going???? (#tbt to a little visit up north 🇨🇦 this past summer) . . Yesterday I wore slides. It was rainy and cold. I suppose it might be time for boots 🤷🏽♀️ . I made a mental note to start wearing boots today, or something warmer than slides. But I just couldn’t help myself. “At least I’m not wearing sandals” is what I told myself😳🤣🤷🏽♀️ . The truth is, the change of season is teaching us to let go, move with the flow, move forward... and here I am holding on as usual🤦🏽♀️ (control freak) . I still wore the slides(one last time I promise) and was reminded how challenging change is. . Can you relate? (Leave me a 😬😳 below if you can) . So I made a decision recently to eliminate excuses and take actions on some big areas on my life. One of them: . 🍁speaking up🤦🏽♀️🤭 this is a big one for me. I can elaborate more on another post. But sharing the things that scare me the most, being vulnerable is what this season is all about. 🍁asking for what I need and want instead of expecting others to guess. . . What r u changing in this season? And share one step in the action plan below. . . . . . . #welltravelled #travelnoire #blackgirltravel #speaker #publicspeaker #oldquebeccity #canada #publicspeaking #coach #travelbloggervibes #blackgirlblogger #browngirlbloggers #blogger #travelblogger #selfcare #selflove #jemesouviens #ltms #womeninspiringwomen #empoweredwomen #haitianrock #Haitianqueens #buildinglegacies #blackgirlmagic #authenticliving #bgki #addictedtothegoodlife #lettertomysisters #sistersandsuitcases A post shared by LETTER TO MY SISTERS (@lettertomysisters) on Oct 10, 2019 at 7:01am PDT\nA trip to Quebec City isn't complete without visiting the neighbouring Chute Montmorency.\nPerhaps one of the province's most recognizable landmarks, the Parc de la Chute-Montmorency has plenty of hiking paths for both beginners and experts that offer amazing views of the waterfall.\nWebsite\nChambly Canal Path\nWhere: between Chambly and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by Daniel Radford (@daniel.radford73) on Aug 7, 2017 at 8:00pm PDT\nMuch like the Lachine Canal path, the Chambly Canal path features plenty of hidden secrets and awesome photo spots.\nAccessible to all, the 20-kilometre path, which is part of the Trans-Canada Trail, is ready to welcome you.\nWebsite\nPingualuit Crater\nWhere: Nunavik, QC\nView this post on Instagram Premiers pas dans le Parc national des Pingualuit, sous le soleil couchant se perçant un passage entre les nuages. 🌾 #pingualuit #quebecoriginal #northernlights #latergram #pleinair A post shared by Anne Sellès (@annslls) on Aug 8, 2018 at 9:41am PDT\nPerhaps the most far-flung and expensive hike in Quebec, a trip to the Pingualuit Crater should be at the top of your lifelong bucket list.\nA vast boreal landscape with a centuries-old crater awaits you in Nunavik.\nWebsite\nEnjoy your summer hikes, everyone!\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 and obey any local laws.