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16 Weekend Trips Around Quebec That You Need To Take

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With spring right at our heels and summer at our finger tips, why not plan a beautiful and adventurous weekend getaway with some of your BFF! The destinations below each host their own specific activity and are on average 4  hours away from Montreal with a few, but completely worth it, long exceptions.

READ ALSO: 15 Day Trips Around Quebec That You Need To Take With Your BFF

Each location has multiple activities so find one that suits you best! It's time to gather your BFF, pack a duffel bag,  and enjoy a great weekend getaway with amazing memories that will last forever! It's about time we explore our own province. 


1. Have A Weekend Getaway At The Rocher Percé In Gaspesie

Drive: 10 hours

For a simple and stunning road trip to take with your BFF, I strongly recommend checking out l’Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé. It’s easy to get to and super cheap for your broke Montreal friends like me! These rocks are Quebec’s trade mark and the area around them contains great activities for you and your BFF to have a great weekend getaway.


2. Have A Weekend Getaway At Iles-de-la-Madeleine

Drive: 19 hours

Quebec’s Iles-de-la-Madeleine is DROP DEAD GORGEOUS! Several small islands make up this area, so there are numerous amounts of beaches for you to explore! This is truly a spectacular location to spend a beachy summer with some of your friends. I honestly can’t believe that this is located in Quebec.


3. Have A Weekend Getaway At Mont-Tremblant

Drive:1.5 hours

There are multiple activities you can dweekendr weekened trip to Mont Tremblant, but I suggest head to the Scandinave Spa Mont-Tremblant! They offer a superb Spa that is absolutely stunning during the Spring Mont-Tremblant is home to this beautiful spa and many other activities that you can participate in for your luxurious weekend away. This spa offers great baths for only $60 each and for $150 you can get the baths experience and a Scandinavian massage.

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4. Have A Weekend Getaway At Le Trou de La Fée In Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

Drive: 4 hours 56 minutes

If you want to experience one of the most breathtaking locations in the world,  then Quebec’s Parc de la caverne du Trou de la Fée, situated in Quebec’s Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean is the place to be. They have a crazy footbridges and much more that includes hiking trails, a Chinese garden, zip lining, and wild cliffs. It is a perfect weekend trip for you young, wild, and restless people like me!


5. Have A Weekend Getaway At Outaouais Bungee Jumping

Drive: 2.5 hours

For those truly wild and young BFFS, I recommend jumping into outaouais to experience the Great Canadian Bungee! This is absolutely perfect for those adventurous friends who dare to jump. It is about $100 for the first jump and then about $50 for every additional jump that day. So if you loved cliff diving, then you and your broke friends should try bungee jumping next for a bigger thrill!

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6. Have A Weekend Getaway At Morrison’s Quarry

Drive: 3 hours

The Morrison’s Quarry is located near the towns of Chelsea and Wakefield, both charming towns located in the Quebec hillside. The quarry is an absolutely gorgeous spot, with crystal blue waters where you can swim, snorkel, and scuba dive. It's a great location for a cute weekend getaway with your BFF!


7. Have A Weekend Getaway At Anticosti Island

Drive: 12 hours

Anticosti is a wild island surrounded by huge cliffs and ocean views. They have spectacular canyons that you can kayak through and perfect spots for camping with your wild friends this summer.It’s a national park that is worth the trip too with some of your closest friends.


8. Have A Weekend Getaway At Quebec City

Drive: 3 hours

Who wouldn't want to see some beautiful whales or cute boutiques? I know I do and I have already booked my trip to Quebec city for a day long boat ride whale watching. These majestic creatures will jump and swim their way into your hearts and so with Quebec's boutiques!


9. Have A Weekend Getaway At Magog

Drive: 1.5 hours

You absolutely must come to the small town of Magog with your BFF! They are most famous for the Lake Memphremagog where you can see the  Québécois Nessie and go to cute boutiques!


10. Have A Weekend Getaway At Coaticook

Drive: 2 hours

If you head to Coaticook with your BFF, then Parc de la Gorge is definitely a site you will want to see! If heights are your thing, then be sure to drag your friend out to this AMAZING suspension bridge! It's great for hiking and enjoying the hopefully sunny weather!


11. Have A Weekend Getaway At Trois-Pistoles

Drive: 5 hours

 Adorable towns filled with boutiques are always great for weekend getaways. But, Trois-Pistoles takes it to a whole other level! They have fabulous beaches and forests that make fore great pictures! And if you are feeling like you want to go on an adventure, then check out Il Aux Basques island just off the shore.


12. Have A Weekend Getaway At Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie

Drive: 4 hours

This may be a LONG day trip but the 4 hour drive is 514% worth it! Also known as the L’Acropole Des Draveurs,  the Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie is a beautiful park for hiking in the rocks. It’s hard to believe that this park is located in Quebec and features some of the deepest gorges East of the Rockies. They have gorgeous views and this is great for those broke and wild friends of yours


13. Have A Weekend Getaway At The “Hobbit Village”

Drive: 1.5 hours

For $135 a night, you and 4 of your BFFS can relive Lord Of The Rings right here in Quebec! Entre Cimes et Racines is the company that organized  the "Hobbit Village" for the pure reason of having fun right in nature. Your surroundings are beautiful and if you divide the cost it's only $33.75 per person! You can book a stay in the Hobbit House right here!


14. Have A Weekend Getaway At Parc National des Grands-Jardins In Charlevoix

Drive: 4 hours

Situated in the Charlevoix region, Parc National des Grands-Jardins is absolutely stunning! The views are so impressive that it is a perfect location for some gorgeous pictures. I recommend hiking up the beautiful mountains and enjoying a mountain view picnic with you wild friends this summer. It is truly insane to eat on the edge of a mountain.


15. Have A Weekend Getaway At La Malbaie

Drive: 4 hours

For nature, romance, and luxury all in one, I suggest heading out to La Malbaie in Quebec. This little town is located right near the Camping Des Chutes Fraiser  and the peaceful Jardins de Quatre-Vents. They have boutiques, boulangeries, chalets, golf clubs, and beautiful views.


16. Have A Weekend Getaway At L'Isle Verte

Drive: 5 hours

 This spot is absolutely breath taking especially is you love islands and ocean views! A lot of people describe this island to be like the Maritimes, but it truly is one of a kind! It has a lighthouses, a bird sanctuary, a separate island connected by ferry to the town, beaches, and much, much more.


Emily Draicchio From the core of Montreal, Emily is an upcoming Art History student. She is currently studying Liberal Arts and has joined the MTL Blog team as their newest writer. Her goal is to have an active life while discovering the virtues of Montreal! Join her on her journey with visuals from her instagrams (@emdraicchio & @drakesbandp). She loves cactus plants and to talk... and talk... and talk so it's time to hear her voice.

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