8 Spontaneous Summer Day Trips That Are Less Than 3 Hours Away From Montreal

Montrealers are very live-in-the-moment people, meaning we're always up for some kind of adventure.

If you're itching for nicer weather and getting out of the city for the day, here's a list of spontaneous day trips from Montreal to add to your summer bucket list.

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Between wineries, parks and a building or two, there's no shortage of beauty in all forms for you to discover.

And the best part is because they're all so close (less than three hours away), you can have an awesome day out and still make it home in time for supper.

Domaine Du Ridge

Address: 205, Chemin Ridge, Saint-Armand, QC

Distance from Montreal: 1 hour

Why You Need To Go: Taste some of Quebec's world-class wines while taking in its amazing views.

Parc national d'Oka

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

Distance From Montreal: 45 minutes

Why You Need To Go: Not only is this park gorgeous, but it's only 45 minutes away, making it the perfect way to spend the day in nature and make it back to the city for dinner.

Chute Waber

Address: Parc National de la Mauricie, Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc, QC

Distance From Montreal: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Why You Need To Go: Part of Quebec's natural beauty is its amazing waterfalls and this one should definitely be on your list.

Lac-Brome

Address: Lac-Brome, QC

Distance From Montreal: 1 hour and 10 minutes

Why You Need To Go: Just over an hour away, this beautiful lake is perfect for when you want to hang out by the water and totally unwind.

Saint-Raphael Ruins

Address: 19998 County Rd 18, Williamstown, ON

Distance From Montreal: 1 hour and 10 minutes

Why You Need To Go: On the other side of the border are these ruins that date all the way back to the 1700s, making it the perfect day trip for anyone who loves history but wants something different than Old Montreal.

Bleu Lavande

Address: 891, Chemin Narrow, Stanstead, Quebec

Distance From Montreal: 1 hour and 50 minutes

Why You Need To Go: For a day trip that's easy on the eyes and your sense of smell, get lost in this endless field of lavender.

Nordik Spa-Nature

Address: 16, Chemin Nordik, Chelsea, QC

Distance From Montreal: 2 hours and 15 minutes

Why You Need To Go: For some serious R&R, head to one of Quebec's most popular spas to soak your troubles away.

Vignoble Domaine Bresee

Address: 303, Chemin Draper Hill, Sutton, QC

Distance From Montreal: 1 hour and 25 minutes

Why You Need To Go: This winery in Brome-Missisquoi will have you craving not just wine, but more and more breathtaking 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.