With only a few weeks to go before the summer season hits, many Quebecers are already daydreaming of what they're going to do to occupy the warmer days that are on their way. This is why we made the ultimate bucket list of things to do in Quebec, which will allow you to get inspired and discover new places once life gets back to normal — whenever that may be.
Between the delicious food and breathtaking spots, you'll have several weeks of confinement to catch up on. And now, your list of destinations will be impeccable.
You can start daydreaming right away!
Whether you're one of the world's foodies or you're more into the outdoors, you're sure to find something to suit you among these fun suggestions.
Summer 2020 may still end up ranking one of the prettiest seasons this province has seen in the past few years since the weather is expected to be hotter than normal.
So, take a look at this list and get excited about what the future could hold!
South Dune Beach
Address: South Dune Beach, Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Why you need to go there: Located less than a day's drive from Montreal, South Dune Beach is filled with massive rocks that you can watch a breathtaking sunset on.
A perfect way to enjoy the great outdoors!
Cost: "Fish Bowls" sold at $26
Address: 1425, rue Stanley, Montreal
Why you need to go: Specializing in the creation of original and oversized cocktails, Deville Dinerbar is sure to create a drink that'll satisfy your thirst after several weeks in confinement.
Historic Village of Val-Jalbert
Cost: Access to the site is $29.14 until June 21 and $30.88 afterwards
Address: 95, rue Saint-Georges, Chambord
Why you should go: Located in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region, the Historic Village of Val-Jalbert offers five lookouts where you can admire its waterfall and the Ouiatchouan River.
It's truly a unique experience to be discovered at least once in your lifetime!
Cost: $20 per cookie pizza ($30 for vegan/gluten free)
Address: Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie, Montreal, QC
Why you need to go: Offering enormous and simply delectable cookies, Pizz'Cookies is the place to go to pick up your order after the lockdown.
Whether you prefer Froot Loops, Reese's, or S'mores, you're sure to love it.
But, it's not a full-on restaurant.
Everything is handmade and only take-outs are possible!
Chez Maxim Oriental
Cost: Starting at $4.75
Address: 1059, blvd. Saint-Laurent, Montreal
Why you have to go: Offering baozi in the shape of a pig simply too adorable, Chez Maxim Oriental is a place that will undoubtedly fill your heart with happiness after a long period of isolation.
Cost: To be confirmed upon reopening
Address: 4777, ave. Pierre-De Coubertin, Montreal
Why you have to go: After several years of closure devoted to renovation work, the Montreal Biodome is still planning to finalize its work for the spring of 2020.
If isolation is lifted in time, you know where to go!
Cost: $16 taxes included for people aged 13 to 30 years old
Address: 350, Place Royale, Montreal
Why you need to go: If you've never been to the Pointe-à-Callières Museum, this place is simply gorgeous — especially the collector sewer. An absolute must-see!
Address: 1205, blvd. Curé-Labelle, Laval
Why you need to go: Located in Laval, Allons Burger offers an impressive mac 'n' cheese placed directly inside a delicious warm bun. It's both original and comforting!
Camping Havana Resort
Cost: $20 per adult
Address: 631, 7th Row, Maricourt, QC
Why you have to go: Due to the confinement, many have unfortunately had to refrain from travelling lately.
But once we're allowed to again, you should know that Camping Havana Resort allows you to live a day worthy of an all-inclusive in the South, only 75 minutes from Montreal.
You'll be able to take Latin dance classes, participate in foam parties, and let yourself enjoy the activities organized around the pool.
La Vague à Guy
Cost: Free access
Address: Vague à Guy, Lasalle
Why you should go: If you already have your equipment and experience, the Vague à Guy located in Lasalle is a very cool place to go surfing.
Otherwise, lessons are also offered at 39$ per stand up paddleboard.
The Back Terrasse At Festibière
Cost: Free entry, consumption at your expense
Address: 84, rue Dalhousie, Quebec City
Why you should go: Self-described as the most beautiful patios in town, this new style pub-terrasse will allow you to enjoy the sun's rays while sipping a delicious cocktail with both feet in the water.
This article was originally published in French on Narcity Québec.
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