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Top 10 Summer Hikes In Quebec

The best ones according to Parks Canada.
Top 10 Summer Hikes In Quebec

If you're like me, summer means endless opportunities to get out of the city and explore what La Belle Province has to offer. 

And Quebec has countless national parks and other places for amazing hikes. These trails are just begging you to get out there and get the best Instagram pic you can muster up!

Lucky for us, Parks Canada has weighed in on what they think are the top 10 hikes in the province, and we've compiled them here to give you a taste.

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TL;DR Parks Canada has weighed in on what they think are the 10 best hikes in Quebec - and they really are stunning. We've put the list together for you here so you can see just how Instagram-worthy these hikes really are!

Taking the diplomatic approach, Parks Canada didn't actually number these hikes from one to ten... so you'll just have to go out there and try them all and then let us know which hike tops the list!

Les Cascades

Where: La Mauricie National Park, Chemin de Saint-Jean-des-Piles, Shawinigan

Length: 2 km

Time: 1 hour

Difficulty: Easy

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Mont-Saint-Alban

Where: Forillon National Park, 1238 boulevard de Forillon, Gaspé

Length: 7.8 km (loop) or 3,6 km (round trip to the observation tower)

Time: 3-4 hours (loop) or 2 hours (round trip to the observation tower)

Difficulty: Moderate

Learn more.

Waber Falls

Where: La Mauricie National Park, Chemin de Saint-Jean-des-Piles, Shawinigan

Length: 9.2 km by canoe (round trip) or 6.9 km (round trip) of hiking (there's also a 9.3 km loop hike)

Time: 6-8 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

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L'Anse des Érosions Trail

Where: Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve, 1010 promenade des Anciens, Havre-Saint-Pierre

Length: 0.6 km (one way)

Time: 15 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Learn more.

Les Graves

Where: Forillon National Park

Length: 8 km (round trip)

Time: 2-3 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

Learn more.

Grande Île Trail

Where: Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve, 1010 promenade des Anciens, Havre-Saint-Pierre

Length: 26.6 km

Time: 10 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

Learn more.

Lachine Canal Path

Where: Lachine Canal National Historic Site, 711 boulevard St Joseph E, Montreal

Length: 13.5 km

Time: Depends on the section chosen

Difficulty: Easy

Learn more.

Chambly Canal Path

Where: Chambly Canal National Historic Site, avenue Bourgogne, Chambly

Length: 20 km

Time: Depends on the section chosen

Difficulty: Easy

Learn more.

Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site

Where: Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site, 1000 boulevard des Forges, Trois-Rivières

Length: 2 km

Time: 30 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Learn more.

Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site

Where: Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site, Saint-Antoine-de-l'Isle-aux-Grues

Length: 7 km

Time: 3- 4 hours

Difficulty: Easy to moderate.

Learn more.

Keep in mind that this is just a short collection of hikes that are in parks recognized by Parks Canada. There are countless other places to consider outside of the Parks Canada suggestions. SÉPAQ has a huge resource of national parks in Quebec, like Parc National D'Anticosti, which is featured on our cover photo.

Now you've got your hiking homework for the summer! If you make it out to one of these beautiful spots this Spring or summer, be sure to tag us in your photos and Instagram stories @MTLblog!

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