Just in case you haven't looked outside in the last few weeks, winter is here. And, although it hasn't been the most predictable winter, we all know the cold will linger for a few months longer. That means, you still have time to explore some gorgeous spots throughout our province, which is why MTL Blog made a list of must-see places in Quebec before the snow melts.

I forget at times that we live in a province that is crawling in gorgeous sites, national parks and fun activities that aid in getting you through the winter. And, these nine spots are beyond breath-taking, making them a must to visit before the winter comes to an end.

I am a true lover of summertime but I admit that there is an undeniable charm that spots certain spots in Quebec hold during the snowy season that makes me feel as though I am in a Disney movie.

From frozen waterfalls to dog sled rides and taking in the views via tubbing, there is no limit to the amount of fun you can have if you choose to make the most of Quebec's winter.

Do not let the cold intimidate you, layer up the clothes, grab a pair of mittens and embark on a mesmerizing adventure that is so very Canadian. And, most of all, enjoy the spectacular views!

Grasp In The Beauty Of Montmorency Falls

Montmorency is one of the most visited and photographed sites in all of Quebec - with good reason. Found in Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, this spot is definitely a must-see during every season.

But, as the cold weather hits and the water of the falls begins to freeze over, it turns into one of the most breathtaking sights you will ever lay your eyes on. So seeing it during the winter is all the more beautiful.

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Visit Mount Royal & Go Tubbing

Not only will tubing down Mount Royal offer you with a thrilling ride but you'll be able to get the scenic views of Beaver Lake on your way down, which just heightens the experience. 

The best part? You don't even need to leave the city! This is a fun and adrenaline-filled activity that every Montrealer should take part in this winter. 

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Visit Chutes-de-la-Chaudière

This magnetic waterfall freezes over throughout the months of winter and becomes nothing short of beautiful.

Equipped with stunning views, hiking paths, and a suspension bridge, you will truly be given the impression that you are far away from home, while only being a bit more than two hours from Montreal.

This spot makes for a winter adventure that you don't want to miss out on! 

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Go Ice Canyoning Near Chutes Larose 

If propelling down the side of an ice cliff is something that appeals to you, then you're going to want to visit Chutes Larose. 

As the only site in North America that allows canyoning during the winter, this is a must for anyone seeking a little winter adventure.

And, for those of you who simply want to be reminded of the beauty of nature, this spot offers a ton of breathtaking spots to stop and stare at.

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Take In Winter Views From A Dog Sled

Just 15 minutes from Quebec City, you can go dog-sledding through some snowy paths and Chenil La Pour Suite.

Guides will show you how to drive the sled, so you and a friend can set out to explore the natural beauty that surrounds you.

And, as a bonus, when the ride is done, you get to hang out with these sweet and adorable dogs! 

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Spend The Day In Old Quebec

Located three hours from Montreal, Old Quebec dates back to the 17th century and is full of historic landmarks, museums, and magical streets. 

Throughout the months of winter, the streets turn into a picturesque wonderland, which is not to be missed. 

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Visit The LaSalle Bird Sanctuary

If you're craving an escape but you don’t have the time to go too far, this hidden gem will allow you to feel like you've left Montreal without ever having to commute off the island. 

The park offers views of the adjacent St. Lawrence River and, as its name suggests, also happens to be a migratory bird sanctuary. This place is home for a ton of birds like geese, turkeys, and blue herons, which are protected species. 

The snowy views and romantic setting is a must for anyone looking to go on a little winter staycation! 

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Happy exploring, Montrealers!

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