For anyone searching for spots to escape to for a day, look no further. We've rounded up a variety of spontaneous road trips from Montreal to see this winter, all of which are less than a three-hour drive from the city.
We left out the basic day trips from Montreal, like Mont-Tremblant and Quebec City, and focused on lesser-known places for you to discover. Time to widen your road trip horizons!
Why You Should Go: Only a short drive from Montreal, this tiny town is the perfect day to spend walking around. While there, you can visit one of its many art galleries, admire the architecture and get some tasty food at one of its restaurants.
Why You Should Go: This charming little town makes for an ideal getaway from the hustle and bustle of Montreal. You can see performances at Le Vieux Clocher, learn about its history at Maison Merry or wander through its unique boutiques. And you can't live without seeing the Marais de la Rivière aux Cerises.
Why You Should Go: Walking through Upper Canada Village makes you feel as though you've been teleported back to the 1860s. So you can time travel on this road trip! You'll even get the chance to see the "Alight at Night" light show if you visit before January 1.
Why You Should Go: This lovely city located on Lake Ontario is known as "Limestone City" because of its many authentic 19th-century buildings that were originally made out of limestone. Anyone who's into architecture will absolutely adore Kingston.
Montreal La Ronde's Halloween-themed Fright Fest is on now and the park is giving adults the opportunity to enjoy the horror kid-free.
From 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays in October, La Ronde is restricting access to people aged 18 and older.
The site's most intense rides, including the Goliath, Titan and Vampire, will be open for the Friday events.
Regular tickets for the 18+ evenings are $24.99. Season pass holders pay $19.99. The price includes access to the amusement park's haunted houses.
Visitors will need to present their vaccine passports and an official ID to enter the park.
Fright Fest sees La Ronde transform into a playground of horror every weekend in October. The festival includes "scare zones" with roaming zombies. It's unclear if the zones will be active during the 18+ evenings.
Get all the details below.
La Ronde 18+ Haunted Nights
Price: $24.99 for a regular ticket; $19.99 for season pass holders
Where: La Ronde, 22, chemin Macdonald, Île Sainte-Hélène, Montreal, QC