Quebec Has An Emerald River & You Can Swim At Its Waterfall If You Can Find It (VIDEO)
Quebec is a province filled with a ton of natural beauty, so much so that we sometimes forget about the vast amounts of it that surround us. Although travelling around the globe is exciting, we need to remind ourselves every now and then just how gorgeous our homeland is. Quebec's Emerald River does just that, with its clear and stunning waters that give you the illusion of being in a tropical paradise.
Chute de la Rivière aux Émeraudes got its name due to "the depth and [colour] of the stones at the bottom which gives it a green appearance," according to the Gaspésie regional tourism's website.
Located near Percé, this picture-perfect site is situated on the Rivières Trail, which stretches 27 kilometres throughout a forest. If you like the colour green, this place is for you.
This is an ideal destination for anyone seeking a memorable vacation spot without ever having to leave Quebec.
If you're planning on visiting, you should know that in order to get there, there's a long drive down a dirt road that'll take you to what looks like a quarry.
But a little dirt never hurt anyone, right?
When you reach the end of the road, you'll find a small, free parking area. This is where the adventure begins.
From there, you're going to need to go on a hike and earn your way to the stunning river and waterfall.
There are signs for you to follow to make it to your destination.
After your long walk, you'll be able to cool off in the crystal clear waters while you take in all of the beauty that surrounds you.
The drive to get there may be a little long from Montreal, but as you make your way to the site and dip your body into the water, you'll instantly forget about the commute.
10 hours is nothing...
And, if the photos and description weren't enough to sell you, check out the video above.
A dream location right here in our own province.
We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.