The Parc national des îles de Boucherville is one of Montreal's best-kept secrets. Though the park is only a 20-minute drive from the city centre, it feels like a whole other world.\nPeaceful nature, fresh air and a number of activities are at the visitor's disposal. The park is the perfect escape on a warm summer day when the heat of the city gets to be too much.\nIf you've been looking for quick weekend getaways not too far from Montreal, this is it. The park even has a camping site, so you can turn this day trip into a fun weekend with friends.\nThe park is located in the middle of the St-Lawrence river, and it is composed of five small islands. The small site is prized by lovers of the outdoors for its numerous hiking trails and its riverside paths.\nView this post on Instagram First time visiting ... A post shared by Pierre Del Piero (@ptremb) on Jul 14, 2019 at 3:13pm PDT\nIn the summer, you can enjoy a ton of fun activities. Some of the things you can do on this island include kayaking, canoeing, biking, playing beach volleyball, SUP, pedal-boating, and fishing.\nREAD ALSO: Canada's New Airline Passenger Rights Take Effect Today, But People Claim They Actually Suck\nYou can even go on safari tours at dusk, during which visitors may sneak a peek at the park's more elusive creatures. That's right, no need to hop on a flight to go on a safari. There are some just a few minutes away from the city.\nView this post on Instagram Si les croisières ont toujours eu un aspect indéniablement romantique, c’est plutôt sur un pédalo, cinq étés plus tôt, qu’on s’est avoués se faire chavirer. Certains rirons de la ridicule embarcation, mais nous rirons encore d’avantage quand nous continuerons de pédaler dans la même direction, alors qu’à la moindre petite glace dans le chemin, les autres navires auront coulé au fond! #AucunIcebergEnVue #SaufLaLaitueSérieuxJeNaiJamaisMangéAutantDeFeuillesQueDepuisQueJhabiteAvecCeBeauBarbu #HeilleIlMeFaitMangerDeLaSaladeEtPédalerCommeUneFolleDansLeFondIlEssaieJusteDeMeFaireMaigrir #AyoyeSiOnCouleJeNeLeLaissePasMonterSurMaPetitePlancheDeBoisFuckThat A post shared by Rosalie Bonenfant (@rosaliebonenfant) on Jul 17, 2018 at 3:02pm PDT\nThere are also some adorable camping sites on the islands: you can either bring your equipment or rent one of their tents.\nView this post on Instagram Je pars en kayak et j'apporte... 🛶🌾 . . . #sepaq @reseausepaq #kayak #boucherville #outdooractive #stlawrenceriver #canada #quebec #summer #restdayworkout #watersport A post shared by Justine Parent (@justine_paaaa) on Jul 13, 2019 at 2:40pm PDT\nThe fun doesn't end when winter rolls around either: try snowshoeing, "fatbikes" or something called "winter scooters."\nOh, and during a few select winter weekends, foodtrucks gather to delight visitors with hot chocolate and other treats.\nClearly, this is bound to be your new favourite day trip from the city.\nTo find out more, visit the park's website.