The beauty of glow-in-the-dark kayaks is that they make it easier to kayak at night. This can either be super tranquil or a full-on party — thanks to the neon lights and Bluetooth speakers — depending on your mood.
Imagine sitting in a boat on the lake as you watch the sunset from your kayak-canoe. Then, you start paddling around, your boat illuminating your path, as the city skyline lights up before your eyes. Play some music on the Bluetooth speakers and—pure magic.
The Quebec-Ontario border is open and it's really only a five-and-a-half-hour drive, so it could be well worth it to hop on the 401 and give your summer a glow up.
Price: Single Kayak (1 seat) is $70 plus tax or Tandem Kayak (2 seats) is $105 plus tax
Locations: Various locations in Toronto including Humber Bay Park and the Scarborough Bluffs
Why You Need To Go: Your summer will get a glow-up if you road trip to Toronto and include this activity in your itinerary.
Why You Need To Go: The sprawling Parc Régional des Chutes Monte-à-Peine-et-des-Dalles has 21 kilometres of trails around the Rivière de l’Assomption and its waterfalls — once of which is also called "Magnificent Falls."
At five kilometres, the Desjardins trail is the longest, taking visitors on an easy promenade along the river.
That's right, you don't need to travel to Louisiana for a bayou-like experience.
SEPAQ describes the Chenal du Courant as "the bayou just a stone’s throw from Montréal!" and says you can rent a kayak or canoe on (or bring your own) to explore the 8-kilometre channel alongside an "amazing marsh" with birds, mammals and fish.
The Montréal Mercier river shuttle leaves from Promenade Bellerive Quay. The 20-minute ride costs $5 per adult for a one-way trip.
The service will operate on weekends and holidays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from July 1 to September 6.
Daily access to the park is $9 per adult plus there are additional fees if you rent equipment.
River Shuttle To Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville
Price: $5 per adult for a one-way trip; Daily access to the park is $9 per adult plus additional fees for equipment rentals
When: July 1 to September 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Address: The shuttle departs from 8300, rue Bellerive, Montreal, QC