There has been a huge craze for gorgeous rose arrangements in a box throughout my Instagram feed in the last year or so and I've always found them so aesthetically pleasing. If you follow any insta-celebrity girls, you know exactly what I'm talking about. It took Montreal some time to pick up this fashionable trend.
These arrangements are extremely convenient since the recipient doesn't need to worry about vases, water changes, etc. You just put them anywhere you please, take pretty pictures for your social media and enjoy life. It's such a cool concept.
I was praying for this day to come and, finally, Montreal has welcomed a new company, MFLEURS, a flower delivery service that specializes in, you guessed it, designing high quality roses in luxury boxes. Their products are so beautiful, I am literally freaking out. How can anyone not like them? Impossible. They're obviously perfect for Valentine's day or any other day for that matter.
If you do decide to go for more of a challenge, though, the intermediate-level panoramic staircase, which usually opens later in the spring, is the perfect hike around the body of water. Who needs Niagara?
360 Trail, Mont Tremblant
Kevin Ketchman, who reviewed the 360 trail, called it "a 360-degree tour across the summit of Mont Tremblant," which is about two hours away from Montreal.
According to the Hiking Project, the summit can be accessed from the main gondola at the bottom of the mountain or by hiking. But, either way, you'll climb over 300 feet in just 1.5 miles.
It lives up to its name — no matter where you are, you'll be able to see mountainous views all around, with very small portions of forested areas on your hike.
According to Sépaq, La Lucarne lookout can be accessed by completing La Chute-Sainte-Anne trail, giving hikers a landscape view of the Rivière Sainte-Anne valley.
The whole hike takes approximately one and a half hours total, and you can bring your pup with you under certain conditions.
Du Banc, Forillon
Parc national Forillon is in Gaspé. It's a 10-hour drive so it's a serious road trip but well worth it. Forillon's easy 4-kilometre Du Banc trail allows hikers to run, bike or walk the seaside path around Quebec's Forillon cliffs.
On Du Banc, you'll even be able to take in the Cap-des-Rosiers lighthouse and overlook the Carricks Shipwreck Monument in memory of passengers who drowned off Cap-des-Rosiers in 1847, according to Parks Canada.
La Lumière trail, Petite île au Marteau
La Lumière trail in the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve is a distance from Montreal — 12 hours away — but its gorgeous sea cliffs and beachy views are the perfect summer getaway, without ever leaving your province!