Summertime with your significant other is such a magical time. Getting outside, going on adventures, and just being together. And when it comes to romantic destinations in Quebec, we've got tons of options that make the perfect places for a spontaneous getaway.
The best part about a last-minute getaway is that you get to go wherever, whenever. It can be a long drive or a town over. You can kick back and relax, or you can gear up and head on an adventure.
You can also choose to spend the night or something that will get you back in time for supper.
Wherever and whatever you pick, the most important thing is who you go with. Because everybody knows that there are no memories quite like summer memories.
So, where to first?
Au Diable Vert
Where: 169, chemin Staines, Sutton, QC
Distance from Montreal: 1 hour and 35 minutes
Au Diable Vert wants you to "unplug yourself and get back to nature." With so many activities, like moonlight kayaking, trails and river tubing, you can get back to nature and get back to spending quality time together.
Explore the Route des Vins
Where: Brome-Missisquoi, QC
Distance from Montreal: Varies based on the route
What's more romantic than a glass (or bottle) of wine with your special someone? Explore one of Quebec's most scenic wine regions, as you journey from vineyard to vineyard to taste wine as beautiful as the views.
Chute de la Rivière aux Émeraudes
Where: Chemin de la Carrière, Barachois, QC
Distance from Montreal: 10 hours and 20 minutes
Spending the day swimming in a beautiful emerald river together doesn't sound too bad, right?
Plus, this picture-perfect site has over 27 kilometres of forest, so you can spend your day in the trees.
*This year, the site of the waterfall is exceptionally closed because renovations couldn't be completed, but be sure to check back next year!
Anima Lumina at Zoo Sauvage
Where: 2230, boul. du Jardin, Saint-Félicien, QC
Distance from Montreal: 5 hours and 20 minutes
Opening June 20, the already stunning grounds will be lit up each night by a light show spectacular that will shed light on the nature that surrounds you and on the love you have for each other.
*The website has been updated and now states "Anima Lumina will not take place for the 2020 season." Make sure to check back next year.
Where: 1000, chemin des Voyageurs Mont-Tremblant, QC
Distance from Montreal: 1 hour and 55 minutes
Everyone knows that Mont-Tremblant is one of the most romantic getaways in the winter. But it's just as romantic in the summer!
Hike to the top of the world-famous mountain and take in the views from the top that are as romantic as they are breath-taking.
Where: 360, chemin Thomas Maher, Lac-Saint-Joseph, QC
Distance from Montreal: 2 hours and 55 minutes
Hanging by the lake is what summer is all about. Grab your bathing suit and your loved one and head to this absolute oasis just outside of Montreal.
Berry Picking at Quinn Farm
Where: 2495, blvd. Perrot, Notre-Dame-de-l’Ile-Perrot, QC
Distance from Montreal: 35 minutes
If your partner were a berry, we're sure you'd pick them. Admission is $8, and don't forget to make a reservation before going off to do some picking.
The farm's website has a neat calendar of what's in season each month so you can keep coming back for more types of berries.
Where: Mauricie, QC
Distance from Montreal: 2 hours and 40 minutes
If you've fallen in love like a waterfall, then that's exactly where you should go. Chutes Waber is a powerful, yet peaceful spot for the two of you to escape.
Enjoy your little getaway.
We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment and obey any local laws.
*This article has been updated.