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6 Day Trips From Montreal That Are Less Than An Hour Away

Ain't nobody got time to be driving this summer.
Contributing Writer

We all love to make the most of the day, which is why day trips from Montreal that take you less than an hour from the city are perfect. Less time in the car means more time to explore.

So, here are six day trips under an hour's drive from the 514 to add to your list of things to do this summer.

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Address: 1201, chemin du Général Vanier, Boucherville, QC; 1270, rue Principale, Laval, QC

Distance From Montreal: 25–35 minutes

Why You Need To Go: This is one of the most anticipated activities of the season and you don't even need to go that far to experience it.


Parc national d'Oka

Address:2020, chemin d'Oka, Oka, QC

Distance From Montreal: 50 minutes

Why You Need To Go: It's hard to believe there's so much natural beauty close to the city, but it makes for a great place to escape for the day.

Route des Gerbes d'Angelica

Address: 6015, rang Saint Vincent, Mirabel, QC

Distance From Montreal: 50 minutes

Why You Need To Go: For anyone that loves the splendour of the botanical garden, it's totally worth the drive to Mirabel to see this gorgeous garden and activity centre.

Bois de l'Équerre

Address: 49, rang de l'Équerre, Laval, QC

Distance From Montreal: 30 minutes

Why You Need To Go: This beautiful forest is over in Laval, but you could easily feel like you're in another world.


Cidrerie Lacroix

Address: 649, chemin Principal, Saint-Joseph-du-Lac, QC

Distance From Montreal: 40 minutes

Why You Need To Go: Cideries aren't just for the fall, they also make a fantastic (and refreshing) place to spend a summer's day — even if it's just for pick-up!

Château Taillefer Lafon

Address: 1500, Montée Champagne, Laval, QC

Distance From Montreal: 45 minutes

Why You Need To Go: Is this a scene out of a fairytale or a beautiful vineyard less than an hour from the city? Maybe both.

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