While it's easy for us all to just want to hibernate in our beds and binge-watch Netflix until winter is over, a little fresh air always does one a world of good. And this Quebec hike with a sublime landscape is an ideal spot to explore during the cold season.
Located in Saint-Fulgence in the Saguenay—Lac-Saint-Jean region, Parc national des Monts-Valin feels like you're inside a snow globe once it's filled up with fluffy white snowflakes everywhere.
The national park's winter schedule starts on December 10. Whenever you decide to venture there, you can make your way to the Discovery and Visitors Centre starting at 8 a.m. to decide which trails you want to embark on.
If you'd rather cross-country ski than hike, there are five trails you can try that have levels ranging from easy to difficult.
For those all about the views, there's a heated hut located on a hill 6 kilometres from the centre where you can rest and enjoy the fairytale-like panoramic view.
With 77 kilometres of marked trails available to anyone who wants to go on a snowshoeing adventure, this spot may just convince you to love wintertime. And here's a tip: The prettiest lookouts and viewpoints are found on Pic-de-la-Tête-de-Chien, Pic-de-la-Hutte and Mirador trails.
And for those who aren't too big on winter workouts, you'll want to check out the Fantôme Express, a caterpillar shuttle that will take you to the Vallée des Fantômes that looks straight out of a Christmas movie.
Anyone who makes it to the top of this 984-metre mountain will get to admire a magical snowy landscape with breathtaking views.
It may be a five-hour drive from Montreal, but it's certainly worth the road trip.
At the Rock Dunder Nature Reserve in the Rideau Waterway Land Trust, you can access one of the highest points in the region. At 275 feet above sea level, it's an incredible spot to admire Morton Bay from high above.
Two trails are available, either the Morton Bay Loop, which is 2 kilometres with a peninsular view, or the Summit Loop, which is a climb of about 4 kilometres to observe the Rideau Waterway.
All you need to do is buy a day pass for $5 per person or pay $15 for a group of three to six hikers. You can also buy a season pass for $60, which you can get online or once you're there.
The site is accessible to visitors from sunrise to sunset from May 15 and until November 15, so you still have time to prepare for your little trip to this magical rock when the leaves start changing colours.
In a press conference on November 24, Premier François Legault outlined regions of Quebec where COVID-19 cases are especially high — and according to him, they are not urban centres.
Legault said the six regions that are having trouble bringing down the curve of the second wave are: Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, Estrie, Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Lanaudière, Bas-Saint-Laurent, and Sorel-Tracy in Montérégie.
Legault noted that Montreal and Quebec City, Quebec's largest cities, are not currently being hit hardest by the pandemic.
Quebec is truly a province that offers so many options to its people. From the hustle of cities to the quaint and quiet countryside lakes, plus the abundance of natural beauty that surrounds us in so many areas, our province is fantastic in a myriad of ways. And, one of my favourite things about it has to be the various lazy rivers in Quebec.
With so many fun activities to be done throughout the province, it can be tough to choose what to do during the months of summer.
But, enjoying a lazy river is always at the top of my list — year after year.
There's something so cool about being able to float through the water on a tube with your friends that makes you forget about your problems.
The province of Quebec is packed full with fun and exciting adventures for every season of the year. But fall just adds some magic to the air and makes everyone happier because of all the beautiful colours that surround us.
Fall is also the best time to get out of the city and explore some things that maybe you didn't get a chance to do in the summer. This activity is definitely going to be your next favourite fall adventure!
Velovolant is a super fun activity available at Au Diable Vert located at 169 Chemin Staines in Sutton, Quebec just 1.5 hours from Montreal!
This unique adventure lets you ride bikes way up in the treetops among the gorgeous fall foliage! It's like a zip line but you decide how fast you go depending on whether you want to pedal fast or slow.
This is the highest sky bike trail of it's kind in the entire world so you know you're going to get an amazing experience with stunning views! You pass by ravines, waterfalls, and gorgeous mountain views along the way that will literally take your breath away.
This crazy fun adventure costs $50 for adults and $35 for kids 13-17 years old. If you choose to stay in on of the cute cabins they have on-site for fall camping you also get a 20% off discount on your treetop activity.