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This 3-Hour Road Trip From MTL Leads To A 100-Island Oasis Where You Can Swim All Day

So gorgeous you'll think you've travelled to another country!
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This 3-Hour Road Trip From MTL Leads To A 100-Island Oasis Where You Can Swim All Day

If you're planning your Quebec summer bucket list and want to add an easy day trip or road trip from Montreal then try Parc régional du Poisson Blanc where you can swim, picnic, or sunbathe in a magical-looking wilderness setting made up of a hundred islands. 

If you're more into doing activities and watersports, you also have the option to canoe, kayak or standup paddleboard and hike on 17 kilometres of trails. There's fishing and rock climbing, too!

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Parc régional du Poisson Blanc is located in Notre-Dame-du-Laus in the Laurentians and is about a three-hour drive from Montreal. 

For an extra cost, you can camp out overnight or rent a cabin. Note that online bookings appear to be almost full for this summer.

Access to the islands and hiking trails is free but you have to pay for gear rentals and accommodations. 

Parc régional du Poisson Blanc

Price: Free to access the islands/hiking trails but rentals cost extra!

Address: 37, chemin de la Truite, Notre-Dame-du-Laus, QC

Why You Need To Go: An easy day trip from Montreal where you can swim or do activities surrounded by Poisson-Blanc Lake!

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.

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