This Easy Quebec Hike Has Surprisingly Spectacular Views

It can be a challenge to find some good vantage points in the flat Saint Lawrence River valley.

So hikers seeking a bit of elevation who are sick of the walks up Mount Royal and Saint-Bruno might consider the Calvaire d'Oka, a path to a lookout point with views across the Lac des Deux Montagnes.

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Sépaq bills the experience as a "hike into the past." Vestiges of colonial history line the path, culminating in three 18th-century chapels at the summit.

The society estimates the 4.4-kilometre round-trip journey could take one hour and 20 minutes.

Dogs are allowed on the trail as long as they and their humans follow the rules outlined online.

Get all the details below.

Calvaire d'Oka

Price: $8.90/adult; online reservation mandatory

Address: 2020, chemin d'Oka, Oka, QC (hike begins at the Calvaire parking lot)

Why Add It To Your Bucket List: For an easy hike with (rare) great views right near Montreal.

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