15 Quebec Lakes You’ve Never Visited But Definitely Should

Sparkling waters await you.

Lakes To Swim In Camp On:

If you want to plan a camping trip this summer, the best way to do it is to choose a camping spot on a lake. This way you'll be able to wake up and take a refreshing dip in the morning, who needs a real shower right? 

1. Lac Superieur 

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Distance From Montreal: 1 hour 34 mins 

Mont-Tremblant is the perfect location for lakeside camping. If you choose to camp here you have the option of so many lakes to choose from, 400 to be exact, but one of the best is Lake Superior. This calm, clear lake is so nice to wake up to in the morning and is the perfect temperature for swimming. Take hikes around the national park, explore the towns close by, and enjoy a classic camping trip in Quebec!

2. Hautes Gorges De La Rivieres Malbaie 

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Distance From Montreal: 4 hours 42 mins 

This national park has the most amazing view you can imagine. Hike to the peak of the main hiking trail and you'll find a breathtaking view of the river below you. Rent a canoe or kayak and you can see the expansive mountains above you. Either way, you'll never want to leave so bring your tents and camp here for the weekend! 

3. Jacques Cartier National Park

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Distance From Montreal: 3 hours 

There's so much to at this national park if you choose to camp here. You can rent a stand up paddle board and enjoy time of the water, hike to the peak of the mountains and see the breathtaking views, rent mountain bikes and race down the hills, or rent an inner tube and just float! Whatever you choose this lake is the perfect summer getaway.

4. Stoneham et Tewkesbury 

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Distance From Montreal: 3 hours 6 mins 

This lake is so amazing for campers to visit because they offer so many great things. You can bring your own tent or you can rent Huttopia tents already set up in the area for a luxurious camping option. They offer unreal mountain views, kayaking and canoeing, mountain biking, and tons of hiking trails!

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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