Us locals love staying in our little Montreal bubble, but sometimes a little escape from the city does one a world of good. Even just a trip over a bridge lets you discover new things! Montreal's South Shore doesn't have full geographic boundaries, but in short, is made up of towns like Boucherville, Sainte-Julie, Verchères, Beloeil, Chambly, Mont-St-Hilaire, Longueuil, Brossard, Saint-Hubert, Saint-Lambert, Candiac, Châteauguay, Delson, La Prairie, among others.
So yes, it's quite large. And more space means more things to explore.
And explore you shall. Between parks, museums and the cutest cafés, there's so much to see and do on the South Shore.
Because it's so big, you can head to the farthest corners of the area. But you can also stay closer to the city and not even have to go that far.
Perfect for a spontaneous getaway.
It's also got great stuff to do in all seasons. So you'll definitely find yourself going back to find something new throughout the year.
Besides, you never know what you'll find every time you go. Not to worry, though. Every trip across the bridge is totally worth it.
Île Saint Bernard
Where: Châteauguay, QC
Located in beautiful Châteauguay, Île Saint Bernard is a gorgeous, natural oasis that's just 40 minutes from Montreal.
Perfect for when you need an escape from city life.
Address: 1513, rue Cartier RC - 3, Longueuil, QC
There are three other locations in Montreal, but just in case you're already on that side of the island, you might as well stop by and get a snack for your way home.
This location is open from 4 p.m. – 4 a.m. every day of the year.
Address: 7365, blvd. Marie-Victorin, Brossard, QC
If you just can't get enough of the South Shore and want to spend the night, stay at the beautiful Hôtel Brossard.
The restaurant is currently open to guests, so I guess that makes you a VIP.
Boisé du Tremblay
Address: Rue J.-A.-Bombardier, Boucherville, QC
Another breathtaking wooded area to explore, it was actually declared a wildlife reserve back in 2012, so lots of animals and plants to discover.
Plus, it's partly in Vieux-Longueuil, so you get to see even more of the South Shore.
Le Musée des beaux-arts de Mont-Saint-Hilaire
Address: 150, rue du Centre-Civique, Mont-Saint-Hilaire, QC
Montrealers know a thing or two about great art. But our neighbours on the South Shore definitely have a creative side, too.
Head over to Le Musée des beaux-arts de Mont-Saint-Hilaire for some incredible collections.
Lulu la Nantaise
Address: 160, rue Guillaume, Longueuil, QC
This adorable cafe is so unbelievably charming, you'd think it were out of a storybook. And the food is so good, you'd think it was too good to be true.
See you on the other side of the bridge!