While you're chilling in this legit urban igloo and enjoying all the seasonal views and holiday vibes that New York has to offer, you can also sip some holiday themed cocktails, like spiced whiskey martinis.
What's great about driving is some of the amazing things you can see along the way. If you're going on a long drive you're bound to come across some great views and maybe even some rare wildlife, especially sine we live in Canada.
Quebec actually has a bunch of driving routes dedicated to various sites that this province is famous for. Below you'll find routes that pass by bodies of water, routes that pass by mountains and routes that pass through cute Quebec towns. The views are all magnificent and I guarantee they'll take your breath away.
Route des Navigateurs takes tourists along a 292 mile stretch of the St. Lawrence River. You can start in Baie-du-Febvre or start a little bit farther along in Quebec City. You'll visit three main areas of Quebec, Centre du Quebec, Chaudiere-Appalaches, and Bas-Saint-Laurant.
Along the way you'll get to stop for amazing sights where you have the opportunity to go padling, explore national parks, and visit historic lighthouses!
Route du Fjord takes drivers, bikers and even walkers along a crazy adventure passing the magnificent Saguenay Fjord! The route is a total of 235 km long and has stops in quaint Quebec towns, beachy shorelines and national parks. You can enjoy hiking, paddling and camping excursions along the way!
The drive starts in Baie-Saint-Catherine and should last about 1-2 days with options to extend of course.
Drive the Route des Baleines starting in Tadouossac to get the chance to see the majestic sea creatures up close and personal! This route takes drivers for 300 km along the coastline of Eastern Quebec. Enjoy stops in the quaint seaside towns of Quebec, see shipwrecks, lighthouses and eat tons of great seafood!
You can start this drive right here in Montreal, or in Quebec city and drive for 1235 km! It's obviously a long trip, but the views are completely worth it. This drive loops around the famous Gaspe Peninsula and you'll also get views of Perce Rock!
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Explore the magnificent mountainous region of the Laurentians in Southern Quebec. This route is 121-km long and will take drivers through the quaint towns of Saint Urbain, Notre-Dame-des-Monts, and Saint-Aime-des-Lacs along the way! You'll also get to enjoy a stop at the breathtaking Grands Jardins and Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Riviere-Malbaie national parks!
The Summit Drive takes drivers to various peaks in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. The drive is a total of 193-km with stops at towering mountains like Mount Megantic, Mount Ham and various cute Quebec towns. Expect some serious hiking trails to get to the peaks, but with breathtaking views once you reach the top!
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Chemin du Roy is the drive from Montreal to Quebec City or vice versa. This road is rich with history, dating back all the way to 1737 when it was decided to create a 'royal road' that stretched between the two cities. Along the way you'll drive through cute old towns like Trois-Rivieres and Repentigny!
This route takes drivers less than 35 miles from Quebec City to the coast of the St. Lawrence River at Cote-de-Beaupre. You'll pass through small quaint Quebec towns along the way where you'll get to explore little shops, churches and shimmering lakes!
Have you ever wanted to take a tour of Quebec's best wineries? Well, there's a scenic route dedicated to it! La Route des Vins takes drivers through 22 vineyards in Quebec where you can enjoy some of the best artisanal wines. This drive also takes you by sites like Brome Lake, Mount Sutton and small Quebec towns!
Summer is the perfect time to be spontaneous. Whether you just finished school for the year and all your time is free or you're still working during the week and you only have your weekends free, now is the time to explore. The weather is sunny and warm, so there's no excuse to hide out in your apartment anymore.
Lucky for us, Montreal is super close to some amazing sights. Some of them are in our own province, some are in Ontario and some are just over the border in the states. But none are more than 4 hours away! We have amazing waterfalls, swimming holes, hidden grottos and so much more not far from the city.
So pack your day bag with a bathing suit and snacks, grab your closest friends, and hop in your car because you've got some amazing things to see!
This is a super fun place just over the border in upstate New York. It's a huge canyon with a refreshing river running through it that has fun activities like inner tubing, mountain biking and hiking the surrounding cliffs.
At this stunning lake they have a specific cliff that's known for it's awesome cliff jumping. They have a wooden ladder that leads up to the ridge so it'll be easy to spot. If you're feeling daring, you've got to check this one out!
Bleu Lavande is the biggest lavendar farm in Canada and it's completely gorgeous. Lavender is known for it's relaxing qualities, just by smelling them you'll instantly feel yourself calm down. Wander through the rows of these sweet smelling flowers for a day!
This castle is in Thousand Islands, which is right on the border of the US and Canada. It's a bunch of small islands clumped together and on one of them is Boldt Castle, a majestic castle that you have to visit ASAP. Live out your fairytale dreams today.
Triple Buckets is 3 small waterfalls that dump into each other, so named triple buckets. It's attached to Huntington Gorge in Vermont, which is one of the most dangerous Gorge's for cliff jumping. So skip the gorge jumping and head down to the calm waters of Triple Buckets for a relaxing swimming hole experience.
Arbortrek is an amusement park in a forest, which is just as amazing as it sounds. It's perfect for a family getaway or for some friends that want a new adventure. They a giant zipline course as well as an obstacle course in the treetops!
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If you're obsessed with berries like I am, you'll love a berry picking adventure. You can pick your own strawberries and raspberries at this farm super close to Montreal. The season for strawberries is mid June to July and raspberries are mid July to August.
Morrison's Quarry is the new coolest swimming hole. It has bright turqoise waters that are the perfect temperature for a summer dip. They have a floating sundeck, water slide and a sandy beach to relax on!
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Fawn's Leap is the cutest waterfall jumping spot. It's just over the border in upstate New York and it's the perfect place for a day trip for adventurous spirits. Bring your suits and get ready to jump!
Friends, it's about that time of year where we all kind of need a change in scenery. Yes, it's been gorgeous in Montreal lately, but sometimes you just get sick of staring at the same scenery.
And if that sounds a little bit like you, then no worries. I feel you, friend, and I've got your back. There are tons of great places you can go to for a tropical vacation this 2017, and here are a select few cheap vacations to float your boat.
If you're down for a spot where you can do so much more than just chill on a beach, then Boquete, Panama is totally for you. Full of art, culture, and straight-up fun, this town is one seriously awesome place to be.