Access Info: Swimming is allowed in designated areas, such as at the supervised beach
Address: Saint-Anicet Beach in Jules-Léger Park - 1582, 61e Rue, Saint-Anicet, QC
Why You Need To Go: An hour southwest of Montreal in Saint-Anicet, Quebec, is a little beach where the waters are so clear you'll feel like you've left the country. Enjoy the beach, picnic area and gorgeous views. There are also some really cute Airbnbs nearby.
Access Info: Swimming and watercraft are not permitted
Address: Gatineau Park - 33, ch. Scott, Chelsea, QC
Why You Need To Go: Even though it's green and not actually pink, as the name suggests, Pink Lake is known as one of Gatineau Park's most breathtaking sights. Hike the 2.3-kilometre loop around the lake to catch it from all angles.
Why You Need To Go: "Explore the majestic Lac Sacacomie whose shore extends over 42 km," reads the Hotel Sacacomie website. Whether you take a canoe, kayak, pedal boat or motorboat, the magnificent landscapes will not disappoint.
Why You Need To Go: It may not be a lake, but we couldn't leave a body of dazzling crystal-clear water off the list. Bonaventure River is a must-see in the Gaspe. You can canoe, kayak, standup paddleboard (SUP), snorkel, or tube.
Why You Need To Go: Located in the Chaudière-Appalaches region, you can swim or do other aquatic activities in the "nautical basin," next to the Domaine hotel, which includes a 15,000-square-foot beach.
Why You Need To Go: This hotel-style, modern apartment is just under two hours away from Montreal and fits up to eight guests. It even comes with its own Netflix account but you may not need it if you're too entranced watching the snowfall from numerous floor-to-ceiling windows. There's also a gorgeous patio for those with enough guts and a warm jacket.
Why You Need To Go: This cozy little chalet is located right on Lac Marie-Louise and offers on-site massages. Cellular connections are scarce since it's remote, but the hosts offer WiFi for you to stay in the loop or work from "home." It fits up to four guests and includes two fire pits for your evening campfires.
Why You Need To Go: This rustic cabin in the woods is perfect for a cozy getaway for two, although it fits up to four guests. It's just over two hours away from Montreal and even has a piano for the musically-inclined. It's also just a 10-minute walk from the village's centre, so stores and liquor are available nearby.
Why You Need To Go: This quaint chalet allows up to six guests and is close to Saint Sauveur's ski hills. It's about an hour away from Montreal and Spa Ofuro is located nearby. WiFi isn't available, though, so be sure to pack some light reading!
Why You Need To Go: This chalet, located only seven minutes from Mont-Saint-Sauveur, comes fully equipped with WiFi, a laundry room and three bedrooms. It fits up to six guests and features an exposed brick wall in the living room.
Why You Need To Go: This charming guest studio is located behind the host's home in Saint-Anne-des-Lacs, just under an hour away from the city. There's an outdoor jacuzzi and an electric fireplace in the sitting room — the perfect spot for romance.
Why You Need To Go: This 'oasis' is located only an hour away from Montreal and houses up to five guests. It includes full amenities — an indoor jacuzzi and sauna, an espresso machine, a Bluetooth speaker and even a fondue kit! Wi-Fi is not available, so it's the perfect family bonding getaway.
Why You Need To Go: The vast bay windows of this well-equipped chalet are perfect for watching the snow fall on a Sunday morning. It's family-friendly, houses up to five guests, and is complete with a play area for kids, a Netflix account and an outdoor fire pit.
Why You Need To Go: This unique chalet for two allows you to sleep under the stars in a heated outdoor dome! It includes a heated mattress for extra warmth, and the dome is attached to the kitchen and bathroom, so you're never too far away from amenities despite sleeping outdoors.
Prices and terms of occupancy are confirmed at the time of publishing, but they can change at any time.