I don't know about you guys, but the only thing that's on my mind lately is camping!...

...and I mean all kinds of camping. In a tent, in a van, "glamping"(which is the dumbest non-word, ever), all of it! 

Summertime is meant to be outdoors enjoying everything our great country and cities, alike, have to offer.

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In the past, I have written about how important it is to me to be by water. It's something I crave deep in my bones. Naturally when thinking of camping, finding the perfect places by the water is an important factor for me. 

Luckily for us, Quebec is home to plenty of bodies of water - some more elusive than others. The point is, finding the perfect camping spot that features water is not a hard thing to do. 

In fact, if you really tried, I'm sure you could hit up a few of these spots this summer! 

Here are 10 Quebec parks with waterfront camping spots

1. Réserve faunique de Port-Daniel

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At Port-Daniel Wildlife Reserve, this cabin literally floats on the water. Need I say more? Well, this one looks stunning, so I put it here. It is, however, the furthest from Montreal. 

10-hour drive from Montreal.

2.  Réserve faunique de Papineau-Labelle

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One of the closest to Montreal, Papineau-Labelle Animal Reserve has plenty of log cabins along the waterfront.

2.5-hour drive from Montreal.

3. Réserve faunique Rouge-Matawin

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This one is for the fishers out there. Rogue-Matawin Animal Reserve has cabins along the water that is home to many, many fish - apparently. 

5-hour drive from Montreal.

4. Duchesnay

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The Duchesnay cabins offer up breathtaking panoramic views and wildlife spotting from one of their 14 cabins - all along the water. 

3-hour drive from Montreal.

5. Parc national du Mont-Tremblant

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Mont-Tremblant is home to about 400 lakes, so it's not a huge shock to find waterfront camping sites here. It's also less than 2 hours away from Montreal by car, so this one is an obvious choice.

2-hour drive from Montreal.

6. Réserve faunique La Vérendrye

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The Le Domaine sector of La Vérendrye Animal Reserve holds 8 newly renovated cabins located along the edge of Jean-Péré lake. 

3.5-hour drive from Montreal.

7. Parc national de la Jacques‑Cartier

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Jacques-Cartier National park holds ten EXP cabins designed for two people, in front of the water's edge. This is the perfect romantic retreat for any couple. 

4-hour drive from Montreal. 

8. Réserve faunique du Saint-Maurice

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Known for its picturesque waterfalls and hiking trails, Saint-Maurice Wildlife Reserve's Normand Lake sector cabins are often called a "best-kept secret" full of sandy shores perfect for a campfire. 

3-hour drive from Montreal.

9. Réserve faunique de Matane

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This park's Étang-à-la-Truite sector holds many cabins, all located by the water as well. Additionally, their cabins are perfectly situated for those who'd like to scale the mountain peaks around them. This park is also a known spot for moose sightings!

7-hour drive from Montreal.

10. Réserve faunique de Portneuf

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Port Neuf Wildlife Reserve has well over a dozen cabins for rent, all of which are located by the water. There are plenty of options, and camping sites for tents or RV's as well. 

3-hour drive from Montreal.

These are just a few spaces, I am sure there are more - and I'm still investigating! 

Hopefully, this will help some of you to take the plunge and book a cabin or campsite this summer, and get out of the city limits for some fresh air, rest and relaxation! 

Happy Summer, Montreal

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