Montreal is hands down one of the best cities on the planet, but that doesn't mean that every now and again we don't need a little escape from it. Although winter in Quebec has a certain charm, most locals look forward to summer adventures. And, with all the tiny villages in Quebec to explore, there's no reason to ever be bored this summer.

As some who's from Montreal, I spend most of the winter hibernating in my apartment while binge-watching reality television.

But, when the summer hits the last thing I want to do is stay home. Discovering our beautiful province is something we should all take advantage of, especially when the temperatures start to rise.

Not only is our province a lot of fun, but it also happens to be super photogenic.

Regardless of your photography skills, you'll be able to capture the beauty of each of the locations on this list. 

If you want to escape for the day or the weekend, Quebec has got something for everyone.

Plus, our province's natural beauty that will leave both you and your Instagram following in awe. 

Cacouna 

Distance from Montreal: 4 hours 20 minutes

 

Located in the Rivière-du-Loup Regional County, Cacouna has a lot of charm and a ton of great views to take in. 

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Marbleton 

Distance from Montreal: 2 hours

 

Marbleton may only be a two-hour drive from Montreal, but it feels like you're miles away when you visit. 

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Stanstead 

Distance from Montreal: 1 hour and 40 minutes

 

If you're looking for somewhere to escape to for the day Stanstead is one of those towns that ooze charm. 

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Saint Michel de Bellechasse 

Distance from Montreal: 2 hours and 45 minutes

 

This rural community has a lot of beauty to take in. And, for those of you looking for a little escape from Montreal, you'll not regret checking this town out!  

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Port Au Persil 

Distance from Montreal: 4 hours and 40 minutes

 

If stunning views and a charming surrounding is what you're looking for, Port Au Persil will instantly impress you. 

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Verchères 

Distance from Montreal: 40 minutes

 

Less than one hour from Montreal lives the adorable Verchères. For those of you looking for an escape that is not too far from the city, you'll truly fall in love with the beauty of this location. 

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Chicoutimi 

Distance from Montreal: 4 hours and 40 minutes

 

With so much to do and so much to see, Chicoutimi is a great weekend escape for anyone who is tired of the hustle and bustle of Montreal.

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