15 Quebec Lakes You’ve Never Visited But Definitely Should

Sparkling waters await you.

Lakes To Swim In For A Day: 

If you just have one day available this summer and you and your friends want to do something spontaneous and easy, then a lake day is just the right thing for you. Grab your friends and road trip out to these majestic lakes for a day of refreshing swimming, tanning and fun!

1. Brome Lake 

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Distance From Montreal: 1 hour 8 mins 

This sparkling lake is perfect for a day trip to take a refreshing dip. It's just over an hour away from Montreal making it super accessible for you and your friends to road trip to. You can bring your floaties and float the day away, tan on the sandy beach, or explore the surrounding museums, cafes and restaurants. 

Don't forget to bring refreshments!

2. Meech Lake 

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Distance From Montreal: 2 hours 25 mins

Located in Gatineau Park, super close to Ottawa is this beautiful hidden lake! There's hiking trails attached to the North-East end of the lake where you'll find running rivers and waterfalls. There's two beaches equipped with picnic tables and docks perfect for tanning and picnics with your friends! 

You must go for a refreshing dip in this lake this summer. 

3. Lake Magog 

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Distance From Montreal: 1 hour 28 mins 

This gorgeous lake in Quebec's Easter Townships is the perfect place to explore this summer. They have a sandy beach where you can enjoy a nice tan session and the town of Magog has lots of cute shops, restaurants and cafes to explore! 

4. Lac Aux Araignées

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Distance From Montreal: 2 hours 29 mins 

This is one of the nicest beaches you'll find in Quebec. The sand is so soft and continues into the water giving this lake a sandy bottom that's easy to walk on! You'll find free parking, picnic areas, and a marshy area that's perfect for fishing. 

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Mia Shabsove Soon to be graduate from Concordia University in Montreal. Originally from Toronto and yes, Montreal and Toronto are very different cities and no, I don't love one more than the other! My passions include eating pasta for every meal, squealing at every pug I see on the street, taking naps in hammocks, and rewatching episodes of Friends on Netflix. Follow my life adventures on Instagram: @miashabsove