This Dreamy Nature Hike 4 Hours From Montreal Lets You Explore Quebec In A Whole New Way

Parc national des Grands-Jardins offers breathtaking views of the province.
This Dreamy Nature Hike 4 Hours From Montreal Lets You Explore Quebec In A Whole New Way

Now is a good time to sit down and start planning your next wilderness trip. We helped you do some of the work by finding your next camping destination for a romantic getaway or a camping trip with friends: Parc national des Grands-Jardins. And, it's only about four hours driving distance from Montreal!

This national park is located in the heart of Charlevoix, Quebec and is amazing to explore with its mountains covered in greenery and cliffs.

With the Government of Quebec announcing that national parks will start to gradually reopen, this dream destination could soon be open again.

You can do all kinds of water activities here, such as paddle surfing, canoeing, or kayaking. It's also a perfect place to camp and spend your days hiking.

You can also venture into the backcountry, which allows you to climb to the park's highest peak, Mont de l'Enfer, and go around the Malbaie River.

If you want a more adrenalin-packed experience, Via Ferrata, a rock climbing activity, is also on-site. You can hike the mountain walls for about three hours and a half at a cost of $50 per person.

If you're a fan of nature, you're going to love hiking through Parc national des Grands-Jardins.

As for camping facilities in the park, the official opening date has not yet been confirmed. But when it does, rates start at $22.20 per night depending on the size and location of the sites.

Some areas have access to drinking water or other services such as washroom facilities while others are more rustic and unserviced.

This park is full of little corners to discover and breathtaking views, whether from the top of the mountains or from the rivers. 

It's the perfect place to get away from it all and visit a whole new territory within Quebec.

There's nothing more pleasant than an evening by the campfire or a getaway in the forest to make the most of summer.

Camping at Parc national des Grands-Jardins

Cost: Starting at $22.20 per night

Address: 21 QC-381, Saint-Urbain, QC

Why you should go: To find yourself face to face with nature during a stay surrounded by forest and mountains.

For reservations, you can visit the website.

This article was originally published in French on Narcity Québec.

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