If you're just itching to get away, but don't want to go too far, there are seven beaches and hidden spots near Montreal that'll totally give you tropical island vibes.
Living on the island of Montreal, we know a thing or two about "island life," but sometimes you just want to be on a tropical island instead.
And the best part is that the drives are all shorter than a flight. How awesome is that?
Address: 105, ave. 81e, Saint-Zotique, QC
Distance from Montreal: 55 minutes
Opens: June 2022
Why You Need To Add It To Your Bucket List: This is the classic spot when you're in need of a tropical getaway but don't want to go more than an hour from the island.
Address: 213, chemin Lakeside, Lac-Brome, QC
Distance from Montreal: One hour and 10 minutes
Opens: Summer 2022
Why You Need To Add It To Your Bucket List: Another great spot, this beach is the perfect destination when you need to get out of the hustle-bustle of the city.
Camping Havana Resort
Address: 631, 7e Rang, Maricourt, QC
Distance From Montreal: One hour and 30 minutes
Opens: May 2022
Why You Need To Go: This Cuban-inspired resort will give you a total "sorry-can't-talk-I'm-on-a-tropical-resort" vibe.
Where: Gatineau Park; 33, chemin Scott, Chelsea, QC
Distance From Montreal: Two hours and 15 minutes
Opens: Motor vehicle access resumes in the summer of 2022
Why You Need To Add It To Your Bucket List: It may not actually be pink, but the turquoise waters are definitely worth seeing even if you can't swim here.
Blue Sea Lake
Where: Blue Sea, QC
Distance From Montreal: Three hours and 30 minutes
Why You Need To Add It To Your Bucket List:This lake looks so much like a blue sea that it's called exactly that.
Address: 15, Route du Fleuve, Saint-Irénée, QC
Distance From Montreal: Four hours
Why You Need To Add It To Your Bucket List: One of the farthest spots on this list, it's safe to say it's definitely worth the drive.
Foley Conservation Area
Address: 105 Foley Mountain Lane, Westport, ON
Distance From Montreal: Three hours
Why You Need To Add It To Your Bucket List: Over on the other side of the border is this beautiful nature reserve with beautiful hikes and stunning views.
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