Spring has officially sprung! To help get you started with what is sure to be another year of loving local destinations, here are six spots to check out for the most spectacular spring and early summer views.
In the blink of an eye, la belle province will be filled with les belles vues (the beautiful views).
Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.
Some are a bit of a drive, but any chance we get to see even more of the province is fine by us.
Jardin Botanique Roger-Van den Hende
Address: 2480, boul. Hochelaga, Quebec City, QC
Distance From Montreal: two hours and 30 minutes
Why You Need To Go: When you're looking for something other than the Montreal Botanical Garden, take a drive to Quebec City and head on over to another spectacular garden.
Address: 1201, chemin du Général Vanier, Boucherville, QC; 1270, rue Principale, Laval, QC
Distance From Montreal: 25 minutes; 35 minutes
Why You Need To Go: These gorgeous fields don't just provide gorgeous views, they let you take them home, too.
Cidrerie Michel Jodoin
Address: 1130, rang La Petite-Caroline, Rougemont, QC
Distance From Montreal: 40 minutes
Why You Need To Go: Think a cidery is only good for summer and fall? Think again! When the crops begin to bloom, your favourite drink starts off as a beautiful flower.
Address: 1985, 7e Rang E., L'Ascension-de-Notre-Seigneur, QC
Distance From Montreal: five hours and 15 minutes
Why You Need To Go: Another beautiful garden, this one's slightly less known, so you'll have more room to wander.
Address: 2525, Principale O. (route 112), Magog, QC
Distance From Montreal: one hour and 10 minutes
Why You Need To Go: This lavender farm is just too dreamy not to visit.
The new Magog location will be open in May 2021, according to the company's website.
La Seigneurie de l’île d’Orléans
Address: 3658, chemin Royal, Saint-François-de-l’Île-d’Orléans, QC
Distance From Montreal: three hours and 10 minutes
Why You Need To Go: La Seigneurie has four gardens to explore in addition to a 75,000-plant lavender field, which is designed to "give visitors the illusion of a mauve sea swept by the wind" that rises from the Saint Lawrence River.
According to its website, La Seigneurie opens its gardens to visitors in mid-June.