You Can Swim At The Base Of This Enchanting Waterfall Less Than 2 Hours From Montreal

About an hour and 45 minutes from Montreal, you can jump into the base of a waterfall and swim in the middle of nature.

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.

The Centre de plein air de l'UQAM, on the banks of the Archambault River, is located in the municipality of Lac-Supérieur in the Laurentians — and its trails take you right to the base of Archambault Waterfall. 

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Don't forget your bathing suit!

For $7 per car, you can spend the day walking around the waterfall, hiking — the park has a network of 25 kilometres of trails for various levels — and eating at the picnic area.

However, groups of 10 people or more must reserve 24 hours in advance and pay a $30 fee. 

The site is open to the public every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. But be careful when swimming, as it is an unsupervised area.

Centre de plein air de l'UQAM

Price: Starting at $7 per car for daily access

When: Every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Address: 2424, ch. du Lac-Quenouille, Lac-Superieur, Quebec