Just when you thought la belle province couldn't get any more, well... belle, she goes and gives us this amazing island that makes us feel so incredibly lucky to call such a magnificent place home. But l'Isle-aux-Coudres isn't just beautiful, it's the perfect place for a spontaneous adventure.
Less than five hours from Montreal is an island in the St. Lawrence River found in the gorgeous Charlevoix region.
From the island of Montreal to l'Isle Aux Coudres.
Talk about island hopping!
It's known as "23 kilometres of happiness" for having so much to see, do and, of course, eat.
Of course, being on the river, there are lots of activities you can do to get in the water, like kayaking and canoeing.
Or perhaps you can let someone else steer the ship and do a boat tour to get a total island experience.
For those wanting to stay on land, you take a breathtaking hike, go on a guided tour or go from boutique to boutique to see some of the local artists and vendors.
As for what to do when you get hungry, there are some incredible restaurants and cafes run by islanders that are ready to welcome you with open doors and open arms.
Wondering where to stay? There are lots of locally-run inns and bed-and-breakfasts that no doubt will make you want to stay juuuust one more night.
Ok, maybe two or three.
The best part is that because you're on an island, you've got views everywhere you look.
And being on the St. Lawrence, you'll get smell fresh, salt-water breeze that'll remind you to stop and breathe it all in.
It's a laid back place but filled with excitement and wonder around every corner.
The perfect spot when you need to just get away or whenever you're ready for a last-minute adventure.
Distance from Montreal: 4 hours and 50 minutes
Why You Need To Go: For an incredible spontaneous getaway!