If you're in need of a magical adventure (pun very much intended) this summer, look no further than Quebec's Coaticook Gorge Park, where you can walk through the "Foresta Lumina," the closest thing you'll ever get to a real-life enchanted forest.
Decked out with an original score, mystical lighting, and an air of mystery, Foresta Lumina is an illuminated forest-walkway along one of the province's most popular natural paths.
A full 2km in length, the Forest Lumina path is an otherworldly sensory experiences, as your eyes, ears, and mind will be whisked away to an enchanting realm through the bewitching multimedia installations and unique mythology created for the spellbinding journey.
While taking a through the supernatural walkway, you'll also have the chance to cross the longest suspended footbridge in all of North America, a magical experience in itself.
No word has been released yet as to when exactly Foresta Lumina will allow muggles (you knew a Harry Potter reference was coming at one point, come on) to enjoy its sorcerous splendours, but it will definitely be making a return for summer 2016.
We'll let you know when we know, and in the meantime, head to the official website and enjoy the video below.
Finding a cheap and clean place to escape to for the weekend can sometimes be challenging. When it comes to weekend getaways near Montreal, you'll be happy to know that there's a slew of cool Quebec Airbnbs that are perfect for doing just that.
Whether you're surrounded by trees or strolling through the streets of Quebec City, there's a certain charm to be found within the province.
There are so many awesome spots up for rent but really, who has time to go through all those listings? That's why we're here to make your life a little easier.
These eight awesome spots are all affordable and close to Montreal.
Not only is this home super affordable, but it's located only 350 metres from the majestic Lajeunesse Lake. This tidy and attractive property is definitely worth checking out for your next weekend getaway.
Located in Saint-Hippolyte, this gorgeous spot is an ideal place for you and your friends to disconnect for a couple of days. The recently renovated home is a great combination for the fancier nature lover!
Montrealers don't need to go far to find hidden gems and famous landscapes that, in the summertime, look like they belong on a tropical island. From Quebec's beaches and rugged coastline to emerald rivers and waterfalls tucked away in the forest, there's plenty to see and do without ever leaving the province.
Seemingly endless natural beauty awaits — often just a few hours from Montreal.
After being cooped up in our homes all winter, it's nice to know that these vacation-like spots are within reach.
There are also some magical landscapes to be found in the distant corners of the province if you're looking for a little bit more of a getaway.
Travelling around the globe and discovering new, exotic locations is great. But there's something extra special about exploring your own backyard. Plus, you get to support local communities and business owners.
Where will you go first?
Distance from Montreal: About one hour
Cost to visit: $12 per adult
This stunning beach will give you major tropical vibes thanks to the beautiful water and sand.
This town in Quebec is home to a beautiful lake and beach with Instagram-worthy views. About three hours from Montreal, this beach will give you the feeling of being on a sunny island vacation, somewhere far away from home.
Located in the Îles de la Madeleine, the Plage de la Grande Échouerie offers wide sandy plains, rolling dunes, and endless ocean vistas. If you are looking to explore somewhere a little further, then this is the spot for you.
Less than six hours from Montreal, Pointe-Taillon National Park is the place to immerse yourself in nature. Sépaq puts it best: "Who hasn't dreamed of a day spent lounging on a vast sandy shore and walking for miles without reaching the end? That's exactly what you can do on kilometres of shoreline at Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon."
The Parc national de l'Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé is where cliffs dive into the sea. Rocky islands punctuate the horizon, resulting in a dramatic rural landscape that, though well-known, feels like a world away.
Sugar shacks throughout Quebec prep for the maple syrup harvesting season by offering huge, all-you-can-eat meals consisting of traditional Quebec dishes (like bacon, sausages, beans, and oreilles de crisse, for example) and lots and lots of locally harvested maple syrup.
Search for Montreal "things to do" and you will get way too many results! Luckily we've got you covered, we've compiled some of the best deals around Montreal for the fall season. Discover new places, create new adventures, and make memories in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Here are 9 noteworthy Groupons that will help you come up with something to do without breaking the bank! Check out the list below.
I use to do this every fall with my family for thanksgiving. Now that I live away, I'm doing this with my friends for Friendsgiving! We plan on making apple crumble and apple martinis after! Bonus: they also have a zip line park and a ton of fun things to do aside from apple picking!
Seriously, the experience is remarkable. This is ideal for a date night with your friends or, if you are really edgy, a first date! Imagine getting to know someone through only verbal cues - it's an experience your must try at least once!