9 Spontaneous Trips You Can Take From Montreal Without A Car

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9 Road Trips From Montreal You Can Take Without A Car

Maybe you're thinking of getting out of town for a little while and changing things up. But maybe you also don't have a car and can only hope for a road trip from Montreal.

Luckily, we've created a fantastic list of spontaneous trips that you can still take.

The good thing is that nothing on this list is more than a few hours away from the city and is easily accessible by train, bus, or bike, making all locations perfect for a day trip.

Here are nine of the best spontaneous trips you can take from Montreal without a car.

Gault Nature Reserve

Address: 422, chemin des Moulins, Mont-Saint-Hilaire, QC

Why you should go: Experience one of the best and most well-preserved natural reserves, less than two hours from downtown Montreal.

How to get there: Take the #200 bus line from Longueuil to Saint-Hyacinthe, local #11 bus line to Mont-Saint-Hilaire. Or, exo3 train from downtown to Mont-Saint-Hilaire terminus.

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Petit Train du Nord

Address: 1490, rue Saint-Joseph, Sainte-Adèle, QC

Why you need to go: Explore one of the longest multi-use paths in the region. With over 200 kilometres of trails, it's an experience you won't soon forget.

How to get there: Exo2 train to Saint-Jerôme terminus, then, Inter Mont-Tremblant bus to Sainte-Adèle.

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Au Diable Vert

Address: 169, chemin Staines, Sutton, QC

Why you need to go: Au Diable Vert offers a unique experience with its VéloVolant, a suspended recumbent bike that lets you soar through the treetops.

How to get there: Check charter bus schedules from Terminus Centre-Ville. There are usually several departures per day.

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Lac-Brome

Where: Lac-Brome, QC

Why you need to go: This quaint little lakeside village offers a rich historical experience and lots of hiking and bike paths for you to enjoy.

How to get there: Check charter bus schedules from Terminus Centre-Ville.

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National Gallery of Canada

Address: 380, Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

Why you need to go: The National Gallery of Canada is Canada's largest and one of its most repescted museums for a reason. It's the perfect time to go see what all the hype is about.

How to get there: Check VIA Rail or charter bus schedules from Montreal Gare Centrale. Or, you can brave a near 10-hour bike ride along the Prescott-Russell Trail.

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Tadoussac Whale Watching

Where: Tadoussac, Rivères-des-Loups, and other destinations

Why you need to go: For the experience of a lifetime, hop on one of the daily cruises out of Montreal and sail down the Fleuve to spot some of nature's most majestic animals.

How to get there: Contact Croisières AML for rates and schedules from Montreal.

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Île-des-Moulins

Where: Terrebonne, QC

Why you need to go: This small, yet picturesque, little island is a time capsule from the 18th and 19th centuries.

How to get there: Take the #30 bus line from Radisson metro OR the #19 bus line from Montmorency metro. Takes about an hour and a half biking from downtown.

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Montebello

Where: Outaouais, QC

Why you need to go: This adorable tiny farming town is not only home to music festivals, but is also home to the world's largest log cabin hotel.

How to get there: Check charter bus schedules or brave the over-seven-hour bike ride.

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Lac-Memphremagog

Where: Magog, QC

Why you need to go: Magog is a beautiful town located on an even prettier lake. See if you can spot the lake monster rumoured to swim in these waters.

How to get there: Check charter bus schedules from Terminus Centre-Ville. You can also take a near 10-hour bike ride along La Route des Champs.

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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.