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It's been said again and again that Montreal has two seasons: winter and construction. And while Montrealers know how to have a good time regardless, there's nothing like taking a break every now and then to trade in the city grind for a walk on the wild side.

Not only does being among nature have a positive impact on our physical and mental well-being, but it's also a way to explore and have fun, especially when so many activities continue to remain closed or restricted. 

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By next summer, there should be a whole new way to appreciate the beauty of the Laurentians — from the top of a 40-metre high observation tower complete with a 1,250-metre-long elevated walking trail amongst the trees.

According to an announcement by MRC des Laurentides, Erlebnis Akademie AG (EAK) has resumed construction on the project after pausing due to the pandemic.  

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The bike path across the Saint-Lawrence River that links the Island of Montreal to Parc Jean-Drapeau, Île des Soeurs and the South Shore has reopened for summer, a press release confirmed. 

This includes the portion that takes cyclists over the Champlain bridge, making for a beautiful ride — whether you're looking for outdoor exercise and views or you actually need to get from Saint-Lambert to the downtown core. 

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With our harsh winters, we know how important it is to soak up all the sunshine we can get in Quebec during the spring and summer months — and the best way to do that is by doing outdoor activities

That's why we suggest adding these outdoorsy items to your summer bucket list for when they're open, safe and feasible (some of which already are).

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The weather in Quebec seems to be up and down lately, and like you, we're desperate for warm sunshine so we can explore all the gorgeous views Quebec has to offer — so much so that we're thinking of taking up hiking for beginners.

We've rounded up some of the best and easiest hiking trails in Quebec for your first spring or summer hike of 2021 in the province.

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You'd be hard-pressed to find more dramatic views than those from the summit of the Mont du Dôme in Quebec's Charlevoix region.

From the mountaintop, hikers can peer down into the cliff-lined valley below and feel like they're soaring above the landscape.

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Récréoparc's first-ever "Polar Rendez-Vous" kicked off last weekend, on January 16, drawing Quebecers in cozy winter 'fits for a whole host of fun outdoor activities.

Located in Sainte-Catherine, Quebec, the nature park currently boasts an illuminated snow slide and weekend DJ, as well as ice skating, snowshoe trails and more.

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When I was a child, my father would take me on interminable loops around the cross and I thought cross-country skiing was the most boring and difficult thing in the world.

But now that I’ve reached a certain age, I understand that cross-country skiing is the greatest thing in the world, and I’ll fight anyone who disagrees.

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An enormous winter-themed outdoor park is opening near Montreal this weekend, complete with an illuminated snow slide, a half-kilometre illuminated skating trail and a 2.5-kilometre snowshoe trail.

The RécréoParc in Sainte-Catherine, Quebec — known for its beaches, sports and wildlife in the summer — is inviting Quebecers to its first-ever "Polar Rendez-vous."

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By now you've probably heard of the Insane "Sky Lake" Near Montreal That Looks And Feels Like You’re In Iceland, yup it was located in New Hampshire and it got me thinking... Could Quebec, a province full of mountains and lakes, have sky lake also?

READ ALSO: The "Ocean View" Train From Montreal To Halifax That Will Blow Your Mind

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Growing up, every kid wanted  to live in a treehouse that had its very own playground in the sky, it was legit every kids' dream! Well, now your dreams can become reality with this life size adult version of a treetop park located near Montreal. This isn't your ordinary treehouse, this is a WHOLE park in the sky that lets you walk among the treetops!

READ ALSO: You Can Now Ride 'Train Bikes' Through The Forest Near Montreal

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On Monday, the city of Montreal will be unveiling an all-new 3.8 km urban walkway that will link two of Montreal's natural icons, the St. Lawrence River and Mount Royal.

All along the walkway, pedestrians will be able to walk, gather and lounge while they discover the architectural, historic and artistic features that have shaped the city. The path will start at the Pointe-à-Callière Museum and go all the way to the foot of Mount-Royal.

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