8 Summer Hikes Near Montreal That Offer Surprises Along The Way

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8 Summer Hikes Near Montreal That Offer Surprises Along The Way

If you're like me, you'll take any and every opportunity to get outside and go hiking. But for some people, it takes a little more convincing, like some sort of reward. Luckily for us, there are so many hikes near Montreal with cool surprises that come up along the way.

And because it's such a diverse province, there are hikes for everyone. Some simple, some steep, some long, some more difficult. You get the idea.

There are even waterfalls that make for great spots to jump right in and cool off.

No matter what your preference they all have one thing in common: the hike is amazing, and it only gets better when you see that beautiful waterfall. Or bridge. Or whatever other surprise comes your way.

The best part is that there are oh so many things to discover. So, as you make your way through these nature spots, you'll fall in love with the views.

For those that need help getting started, take a look at these amazing hikes, that magically all have waterfalls involved, that'll help you discover your new favourite activity.

Parc-nature du Ruisseau-De Montigny

Address: blvd. Louis-H. La Fontaine, Montreal, QC

Starting off local, this park in the city has a gorgeous waterfall that'll make you forget you're even in the city. The three-kilometre walk is perfect for those mid-day-waterfall-fixes.


Chute Montmorency

Address: 5300, blvd. Sainte-Anne, Beauport, QC

Distance from Montreal: 2 hours and 50 minutes

Probably one of the most famous natural destinations in Quebec, Chute Montmorency is on so many itineraries — and we can see why!

There's a range of trails and pathways of varying levels of difficulty that all lead to the ultimate waterfall reward.


Chute de Luskville

Address: Luskville Falls Trail, Pontiac, QC

Distance from Montreal: 2 hours and 40 minutes

In the western part of Gatineau Park near our nation's capital is a trail with a 300-metre climb to Chute de Luskville. You'll be singing "O Canada" all the way up until you say "O my, this is so beautiful!"


Les Sept-Chutes

Address: 4520, ave. Royale, Saint-Ferreol-Les-Neiges, QC

Distance from Montreal: 3 hours and 20 minutes

What's better than one waterfall? Seven waterfalls!

Les Sept-Chutes has many paths and routes to explore, as well as picnic areas and camping to make sure you get the best of all seven.


Chute Sainte-Agathe-de-Lotbinière

Address: 342, Chemin Gosford, Sainte-Agathe-de-Lotbinière, QC

Distance from Montreal: 2 hours and 30 minutes

This nature spot is truly one of a kind.

With its different hiking trails, beach, volleyball area and many more activities, you'll never be bored while spending time at Chute Sainte-Agathe-de-Lotbinière.

Plus, with waterfall views like the one above waiting for you — how could you say no?



Address: Lévis, QC

Distance from Montreal: 2 hours and 25 minutes

Make your way to the falls through over 4.5 kilometres of trails that you can hike or bike. Once you get there, you can also check out the suspended footbridge to get the most of the views that you worked so hard for.


Chute de Plaisance

Address: 100, rue Malo, Plaisance, QC

Distance from Montreal: 1 hour and 30 minutes

For those that just can't wait, Chute Plasaince is just a one-kilometre hike to get to the good stuff. And the fact that it's less than a two-hour drive from the city makes it the perfect hike.


Chutes Waber

Address: Mauricie, QC

Distance from Montreal: 2 hours and 40 minutes

Found in Parc national de la Mauricie, Chutes Waber is definitely one of the favourite destinations from people all over Quebec. The falls are absolutely breathtaking and the hike there makes you equally proud to call this beautiful place home.


Happy hiking!

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