17 FUN SPRING ACTIVITIES

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25 FUN SPRING ACTIVITIES

The birds are chirping, the snow is melting, and the sun is out. In other words, Spring is in the air! I’m so excited to share with you 17 fun Spring activities to add to your bucket list this season. Are you ready? Let’s jump right in!

Disclaimer: Please be respectful of nature and always follow the Leave No Trace Principles (you’ll find these principles here) when heading out into the wilderness.


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17 FUN SPRING ACTIVITIES


1. RENT A MOUNTAIN OR A HYBRID BIKE

Craving an outdoor Spring adventure? Rent a mountain or a hybrid bike and head out into the wilderness. You’ll simply need to look up trails near you!

Do you live in the province of Québec? Here’s a website that might help you plan out your next biking adventures: Velo.qc.ca

 
 
 
 
 
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2. VISIT A TERRASSE

Spring has arrived and so has terrace season! Grab a bite to eat, a cocktail (or two), and enjoy good company while visiting a terrace nearby. If you’re lucky, maybe you can even plan to visit a rooftop terrasse. They normally have the best views!

 
 
 
 
 
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3. PLAN A HIKING ADVENTURE

Yes, Spring usually means mud. But when it’s dry, it’s also the perfect weather to head out on a beautiful hike. For instance, you can plan a long hiking trip with friends, a 1-hour short day hike, a sunset hike, a sunrise hike, or even a weekend getaway to hike outside of the country.

In addition, you can even rent a cabin near your next hiking adventure. The world is your oyster!

 
 
 
 
 
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4. HOST A BBQ WITH FRIENDS & FAMILY

With our busy lives, we don’t always take the time to see all of our friends and family. Why not host a BBQ and invite them over for a delicious lunch or dinner?

5. PLAN A CAMPING TRIP OR RENT A CABIN

If you’re looking to disconnect from technology and connect with nature then this one is for you! For instance, you can go camping in a national park, try canoe camping, camping at the summit of a mountain, or you can rent a cabin in the woods.

Moreover, you can check out The Ultimate Camping Guide right here which may help you plan your camping trip!

Don’t forget to pick up the smores!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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6. GO FISHING

There’s always time for one more cast! Plan a weekend to go fishing with friends. There are many different styles of fishing. For example, you can go shore fishing, learn how to fly fish, go kayak or canoe fishing, or ice fishing (if it’s still possible in your area during the Spring season).

Most importantly, please make sure you’re properly informed when planning your fishing trip. There are different regulations and rules depending on different areas and zones. Furthermore, sport fishing licenses are mandatory in Québec.

7. EXPLORE A WATERFALL

Let’s go chasing waterfalls! Explore one or many waterfalls this Spring season.

In addition, I wrote an article on 12 must-visit waterfalls in Québec that you can read here.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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8. HAVE A PICNIC

Planning a picnic? There are so many incredible spots to enjoy a delicious and beautiful picnic. For instance, you can have a picnic at the beach, in a park, at a vineyard, at the summit of a mountain, or even by the waterside while enjoying the sunset.

Pick up some yummy food and beverages from your local shops or book a customized picnic for a best friend’s birthday!

9. PLAN A ROAD TRIP

Plan a one-week, two-week, or weekend road trip to a region you’ve never visited before! Pick your favorite things from this list and plan a road trip around these activities!

 
 
 
 
 
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10. GO KAYAKING, PADDLE BOARDING, OR CANOEING

If you’re an outdoor lover you’ll definitely want to plan a kayaking, paddle boarding, or a canoeing trip with friends this spring! Look up national parks and regional parks in your area to plan your trip.

Additionally, if you don’t have your own equipment, there are a variety of companies out there that offer rentals right by the lake!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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11. VISIT AN ESCAPE ROOM

Have you ever wanted to visit an escape room? Escape rooms are usually a 1-hour activity where you and your friends are locked in a specific room. You’ll need to solve clues, puzzles, as well as tasks in order to get out!

It’s a fun activity to do indoors on a rainy Spring day!

12. GO FOR AN OUTDOOR WALK OR RUN

The sun is out and the weather is much warmer! Go for daily walks, or start jogging or running again. There’s nothing healthier than moving your body while being outdoors and getting some fresh air!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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13. GO BICYCLING OR ROLLERBLADING 

There are so many bicycling and/or rollerblading paths everywhere! Whether you’re in the city, or in the country you can plan a 1-day biking trip or simply go biking early in the morning, after work, or on your days off with the family.

14. TRY OUTDOOR YOGA

Do you enjoy yoga? Look up your local yoga studios and see if they offer outdoor classes!

15. VISIT AN ALPACA FARM

We love alpacas! They’re so adorable. Plan a weekend trip to visit an alpaca farm nearby. There are a few located around the province of Québec near Montreal, as well as Charlevoix.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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16. GO MINI-PUTTING

The sun is out and it’s getting much warmer! Plan a family day and head out for some mini-putting fun. If it’s raining, head out to a glow-in-the-dark indoor mini-putting course.

17. SEE A MOVIE AT THE DRIVE-IN

The movie drive-ins are starting to open back up again! Find a movie you’re interested in and watch it sitting outdoors or in your car while enjoying some yummy popcorn!


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To conclude, whether it’s sunny or raining there are so many fun activities to do this spring season! I hope this helped you plan out some fun things to do with friends and family. Which activities will you be planning?


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6 MUST-VISIT CABINS IN QUÉBEC

There are so many incredible and unique stays in Québec! This year, I visited six cabins that I needed to share with you. Here are 6 must-visit cabins in Québec that you’ll want to add to your bucket list!

Please note that these cabins are in no particular order. All of them are worth visiting at least once!


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 LES CHALETS TOURISMA 

6 MUST-VISIT CABINS IN QUÉBEC

Les Chalets Tourisma offers 10 unique chalets. We stayed at the Chalet du Cap.

  • Their chalets are located in Portneuf therefore a 2-hour drive from Montréal
  • Most of their chalets are pet friendly however not all of them are
  • There’s also a wifi connection for each stay
  • Above all, each of their chalets offers an outdoor hot tub, fully equipped kitchen, as well as a BBQ
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There are a wide variety of fun activities to do near their chalets in the summer as well as the winter.

  • You can go mountain biking as well as hiking and horseback riding
  • During the winter season, you can also go snowshoeing, skiing, dog sledding, and much more!

Les Chalets Tourisma:

www.tourisma.ca

Chalet du Cap:

https://www.tourisma.ca/en/chalet-du-cap


 LE VERTENDRE 

6 MUST-VISIT CABINS IN QUÉBEC

Le Vertendre offers off-the-grid accommodations which are 100% energy-autonomous! They offer Zoobox stays as well as chalets. We stayed at Zoobox 67.

  • Le Vertendre is located in the Eastern-Townships of Québec therefore only 1 hour from Montréal
  • Their Zoobox accommodations are also located on a beautiful lake
  • They also offer assistance with luggage transportation by reservation

 ACTIVITIES NEARBY 

Le Vertendre is located on 100 acres of land with 15km of private trails.

  • You can go hiking as well as mountain biking
  • You can also go kayaking and canoeing
  • In addition, they also have snowshoeing during the winter season and much more!

Le Vertendre:

https://levertendre.com/

Zoobox 67:

https://levertendre.com/location/zoobox-zvg-67/


 CHALETS HYGGE 

Chalets Hygge offers cozy chalets located in the Eastern-Townships of Québec! The perfect nature escape. We stayed at their Chalet Scandinavian.

  • Chalets Hygge is located in Orford therefore only 1.5 hours from Montréal and 2.5 hours from Québec City
  • Their chalets are also pet-friendly
  • In addition, they’re located only 3-minutes from Mont-Orford National Park
  • They also offer free wifi
  • Chalets Hygge are also located only 10 minutes from Magog

 ACTIVITIES NEARBY 

Chalets Hygge offers accommodations located right next to Mont-Orford! There are so many activities to do nearby in the summer as well as in the winter!

  • Mont-Orford and the Mont-Orford National Park
  • Hiking
  • Skiing
  • Mountain biking
  • Bicycling
  • Vineyards
  • Nordic Spa + much more unique experiences!

Chalets Hygge:

https://www.chaletshygge.com

Chalet Scandinavian:

https://www.chaletshygge.com/en/chalet-scandinavian


 WOLM CABIN 

Wolm Cabin is an eco-friendly, modern, smart cabin. Furthermore, the Wolm cabin offers breathtaking views of Mont-Tremblant. You can find this cabin on Airbnb!

  • Wolm cabin is located in La Conception therefore only 2 hours from Montréal
  • The cabin also offers incredible views of the sunrise
  • Wolm Cabin offers a charging station therefore it’s perfect if you have an electric or hybrid car
  • The cabin is also pet friendly
  • They also have an indoor and outdoor fireplace
  • In addition, they also offer free wifi

 ACTIVITIES NEARBY 

There are so many activities to do nearby in the summer as well as in the winter!

  • The Montagne d’Argent
  • The Mont-Tremblant resort, village, as well as the national park
  • Skiing adventures
  • Hiking trails
  • Domaine Saint-Bernard and so much more!

Wolm Cabin:

https://www.wolmcabin.com


 CHALET RÖCKA 

Chalet Röcka is located in the Lanaudière region of Québec. This Airbnb is perfect for friends and family who need a nature getaway!

  • Chalet Rocka is located near Chertsey therefore only 1 hour from Montréal
  • Above all, they have a 4 season hot tub/spa
  • They also have a foosball table
  • In addition, they have an outdoor fire pit
  • If you have an electric car, they also have an EV charger
  • Furthermore, they also offer Netflix on their TV

 ACTIVITIES NEARBY 

There are a few fun outdoor activities that you can plan near the chalet!

  • Skiing Mont-Calm
  • You can also visit Rawdon Falls (Chutes Dorwin)
  • Furthermore, you can visit Arbraska Rawdon nearby
  • You can also visit Atlantis waterpark + more!

Chalet Röcka:

https://www.airbnb.ca/rooms/48461083?source_impression_id=p3_1647803463_3QZ2Gi%2BH15bw7IgQ


 LES TOITS DU MONDE 

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Last but not least, we have Les Toits du Monde. They’re located in the Laurentides region of Québec. Above all, the entire experience is magical. We stayed at the Tiny House. You need to visit this place because they truly offer such unique stays!

  • Les Toits du Monde is located in the Hautes-Laurentides region therefore it’s about 2 hours from Montréal
  • They offer the most unique accommodations such as a tiny house, tree houses, a tipi, a hobbit house, and even a yurt!
  • Your car must be left at the parking lot because you will be walking to your accommodation in a beautiful forest
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 ACTIVITIES NEARBY 

Furthermore, they offer a variety of adventures all year round!

  • Kayaking as well as canoeing
  • Swimming because there are a few lakes nearby
  • Snowshoeing, dog sledding as well as ice-skating during the winter season
  • In addition, they also teach forest survival

Les Toits du Monde:

https://lestoitsdumonde.ca/


6 MUST-VISIT CABINS IN QUÉBEC


To conclude, each cabin offered an unforgettable experience. I highly recommend visiting each at least once! I hope this helped you plan out your next adventure as well as your next cozy stay!


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6 PARKS TO VISIT THIS WINTER NEAR MONTREAL

Are you planning outdoor activities this winter? Have you recently moved to Montreal? Here are 6 PARKS TO VISIT THIS WINTER NEAR MONTREAL!

Furthermore, please note that the winter activities written in this article will depend on the snow conditions. You can purchase your passes online for the majority of these parks. These 6 parks are in no particular order.

In addition, it’s crucial to you plan ahead and be prepared before heading out into the wilderness, especially during our cold winter season. Always bring the 10 essentials with you before leaving. You’ll find the 10 essentials here

Disclaimer: Please be respectful of nature and always follow the Leave No Trace Principles (you’ll find these principles here) when heading out into the wilderness.

FOR ALL INFORMATION INCLUDING OPENING HOURS, TRAIL MAPS, DIRECTIONS, COSTS, RULES AS WELL AS REGULATIONS PLEASE VISIT THE PARK’S WEBSITES THAT I’VE INCLUDED BELOW.


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6. PARC RÉGIONAL DE LA FORÊT OUAREAU 

The Parc régional de la Forêt-Ouareau is located in Notre-Dame-de-la-merci in the Lanudière region! It’s a 1 hour and 20 minutes drive (on average) from Montreal.


5. PARC NATIONAL DES ÎLES-DE-BOUCHERVILLE

The Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville is located on the south shore just minutes from Montreal! This national park is operated by Sépaq.


4. PARC NATIONAL DU MONT-TREMBLANT

The Parc national du Mont-Tremblant is an incredible must-visit park located in the Laurentides region. It takes on average a little over 2 hours to get there from Montreal! This park is operated by Sépaq.

Furthermore, if you’re interested in staying in the night this park offers a few chalet rentals.


3. RÉSERVE NATURELLE GAULT

The Reserve Naturelle Gault is a beautiful must-visit park owned by McGill University. It is located on the south shore just minutes from Montreal. Hike Mont-Saint-Hilaire for a beautiful view of the Montérégie region.

I recommend the Rocky lookout for the highest views!

2. PARC NATIONAL D’OKA

The Parc National d’Oka is located in the Laurentides region a little under an hour from Montreal! This park is also operated by Sépaq and it’s perfect for families. Furthermore, this park is located on the Lac des Deux Montagnes!

1. PARC RÉGIONAL DE LA CHUTE-À-BULL

Last but not least, the Parc régional de la Chute-à-Bull is located in the Lanaudière region in Saint-Côme. It takes (on average) 1 hour and 30 minutes to get there from Montreal.


6 PARKS TO VISIT THIS WINTER NEAR MONTREAL


To conclude, there are so many incredible adventures that you can plan near Montreal! These are just 6 parks to name a few! I hope this helped you plan out some fun outdoor activities for this winter season!


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12 BEST PARKS TO VISIT THIS WINTER IN QUEBEC

Are you ready to plan some epic winter adventures? Here are the 12 BEST PARKS TO VISIT THIS WINTER IN QUÉBEC that you’ll definitely want to add to your winter bucket list!

In addition, it’s crucial to you plan ahead and to be prepared before heading out into the wilderness, especially during our cold winter season. Always bring the 10 essentials with you before leaving. You’ll find the 10 essentials here

Disclaimer: Please be respectful of nature and always follow the Leave No Trace Principles (you’ll find these principles here) when heading out into the wilderness.

FOR ALL INFORMATION INCLUDING OPENING HOURS, TRAIL MAPS, DIRECTIONS, COSTS, RULES AS WELL AS REGULATIONS PLEASE VISIT THE PARK’S WEBSITES THAT I’VE INCLUDED BELOW.


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12. PARC NATIONAL DU BIC

The Parc national du Bic is located by the St-Lawrence River in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region in Québec. It’s a 5-hour drive from Montreal and a 3-hour drive from Québec City. This national park is operated by Sépaq.

Website: https://www.sepaq.com/pq/bic/


11. PARC D’ENVIRONNEMENT NATUREL DE SUTTON

The Parc d’environnement Naturel de Sutton is located in the Eastern Townships in Sutton. This is by far one of my favorite parks to adventure to during the winter season. It is absolutely stunning! I highly recommend it.

Furthermore, you can purchase your passes and find all additional information on their website indicated below.

Website: https://www.parcsutton.com


10. PARC RÉGIONAL DU MONT HAM

The Parc régional du Mont-Ham is located in the municipality of Ham-Sud, in the Eastern Townships. This mountain offers incredible 360-degree views from the top! A must-visit park to add to your bucket list this winter!

Website: https://montham.ca


9. PARC RÉGIONAL DU MASSIF-DU-SUD

The Parc régional du Massif-du-Sud is located in the Chaudière-Appalaches region. It’s a 2 hour drive from Québec City and 3.5 hours from Montréal.

In addition, this beautiful park also offers winter camping!

Website: https://massifdusud.com/


8. LE MONT À LIGUORI

I had to add Mont à Liguori to the list! Although it’s not a park, it’s a wonderful trail that you can hike during the winter season. This mountain is located in the Charlevoix region and offers breathtaking views of the St-Lawrence River.

Furthermore, this hike belongs to the Sentier-des-caps and the Massif de Charlevoix.

For all additional information please visit their website below.

Website: https://www.tourisme-charlevoix.com/en/trails/mont-a-liguori-trail/?season=winter


7. PARC NATIONAL DU MONT-MÉGANTIC

The Parc national du Mont-Mégantic is another must-visit park during the winter season for its snowy canvas!

This park is also operated by Sépaq and is located in the Eastern Townships region in Québec.

Website: https://www.sepaq.com/pq/mme/


6. PARC RÉCRÉOFORESTIER SAINT-MATHIEU

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The Parc récréoforestier Saint-Mathieu is located just 2 hours from Montréal near Trois-Rivières in the Mauricie region.

Furthermore, this spectacular park offers snowshoeing as well as snowmobile trails.

Website: https://www.saint-mathieu-du-parc.ca/fr/repertoire/2429/parc-recreoforestier


5. PARC NATIONAL DE LA GASPÉSIE

The Parc National de la Gaspésie is another must-visit park operated by Sépaq. This park offers some of the most incredible mountain views in all of Québec.

Please note that this park does not have service so it’s very important to plan ahead.

Website: https://www.sepaq.com/pq/gas/


4. PARC NATIONAL DES MONTS-VALIN

The Parc national des Monts-Valin is located in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region. This park is an absolute must-visit during the winter season for its beautiful winter landscape. If you’re able to make it out there, I highly recommend it!

Furthermore, this park is operated by Sépaq.

Website: https://www.sepaq.com/pq/mva/


3. RÉSERVE FAUNIQUE DES CHIC-CHOCS

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The Réserve Faunique des Chic-Chocs (Chic-Chocs Wildlife Reserve) offers 4 snowshoeing trails during the winter season, with one of them being the Vallières-de-Saint-Réal. This 16km hike is unlike any other if you’re looking for a challenge this winter.

Please note that there is no service in this park so it’s very important to be prepared before arriving.

Furthermore, this park is located right next to the Parc national de la Gaspésie in the Gaspésie region. It is also operated by Sépaq.

Website: https://www.sepaq.com/rf/chc/


2. MONT GOSFORD

The Mont Gosford is known as one of the highest mountains in the province of Québec. It’s located right near the US border in the Eastern Townships.

For all additional information as well as their trail map please visit their website below.

Website: https://montgosford.com 


1. PARC NATIONAL DE LA JACQUES-CARTIER

Last but not least, we have the Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier. This stunning park is located 35-40mins north of Québec City and is a must-visit park during every season!

Website: https://www.sepaq.com/pq/jac/


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To conclude, there are so many incredible parks to visit this winter season in Québec. I hope this helped you plan out some of your next winter adventures! Which park will you be visiting first?


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10 HIKES TO ADMIRE THE FALL COLORS IN QUÉBEC

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Are you looking for places to hike to admire the fall foliage this year? It only lasts a few weeks! What better way to experience it all than to go on a beautiful autumn hike? Here are the top 10 HIKES TO ADMIRE THE FALL COLORS IN QUÉBEC THIS YEAR.

Disclaimer: Please be respectful of nature and always follow the Leave No Trace Principles (you’ll find these principles here) when heading out into the wilderness. 

FOR ALL INFORMATION INCLUDING OPENING HOURS, TRAIL MAPS, DIRECTIONS, COSTS, RULES AS WELL AS REGULATIONS PLEASE VISIT THE PARK’S WEBSITES THAT I’VE INCLUDED BELOW.


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10. MONT-SAINT-HILAIRE

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Mont-Saint-Hilaire is located in the Montérégie region in Québec. This beautiful park is located just minutes from Montréal! The trail map can be found on their website. In addition, you can also purchase your passes directly from their website.

Website: https://gault.mcgill.ca/


9. GATINEAU PARK

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The Gatineau Park is located in the Outaouais region minutes away from Ottawa! You can admire the beautiful colors while hiking or biking in the park this fall.

Website: https://ncc-ccn.gc.ca/places/gatineau-park


8. MONT-ORFORD NATIONAL PARK

The Mont Orford National Park offers spectacular views! This national park is located in the Eastern Townships. Furthermore, this park also has dog-friendly trails. Check out their website below for additional information!

Website: https://www.sepaq.com/pq/mor/


7. PARC RÉGIONAL MASSIF-DU-SUD

The Parc Régional du Massif du Sud is a stunning park located in the Chaudière-Appalaches region in Québec. This park offers a range of activities such as camping, hiking, mountain biking, and much more. In addition, they also offer a range of accommodations such as cabins, yurts, and much more.

You can book your reservation directly on their website.

Website: https://massifdusud.com/


6. MONT-RIGAUD

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Mont Rigaud is a ski hill located in the Montérégie region. This steep but short hike will allow you to view the fall foliage from up on the top of the hill! Furthermore, you can bring your dog with you as long as you keep them on a leash! Mont Rigaud is dog-friendly.

Website: http://ski.montrigaud.com/


5. MONT-SAINTE-ANNE

Mont Saint-Anne is a ski hill located just minutes from Québec City! Mont Saint-Anne offers incredible views from the top! This hike is a definite must-do if you’re in the area.

Website: https://mont-sainte-anne.com/


4. PARC NATIONAL DE LA JACQUES-CARTIER

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The Parc National de la Jacques-Cartier is also located minutes from Québec City! Hike any trail to admire the impressive autumn colors this fall season.

Website: https://www.sepaq.com/pq/jac/


3. PARC RÉGIONAL DES APPALACHES

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The Parc Régional des Appalaches is located in the Chaudière-Appalaches region. This spectacular park is perfect for the entire family! Furthermore, the Parc des Appalaches welcomes dogs everywhere! This includes their hiking trails, campsites, as well as their accommodations.

Website: https://www.parcappalaches.com/


2. MONT-SAINT-PIERRE

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Mont Saint-Pierre offers incredible views of the Gulf of St-Lawrence. This beautiful mountain is located in the Gaspésie region in the village of Mont Saint-Pierre.

Website: https://montsaintpierre.ca/


1. MONT-MÉGANTIC NATIONAL PARK

The Mont-Mégantic national park is located in the Eastern Townships region. This large park is divided into two sectors. During the fall foliage, the leaves turn bright shades of red, orange, and yellow. The Mont-Mégantic national park is on top of our list!

For all additional information please visit their website below.

Website: https://www.sepaq.com/pq/mme/

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To conclude, there are so many incredible places to admire the fall colors in our province! These are just 10 to name a few! I hope this helps you plan out your fall hikes! Don’t forget that the colors only last a few weeks!

Where are you hiking this fall?


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GASPÉSIE 7 DAY ROAD TRIP ITINERARY

Are you planning a trip to the Gaspésie region but aren’t sure where to start? This 7-day road trip itinerary will help you plan your next road trip! This itinerary includes camping, canoeing, as well as hiking.

Please be respectful of nature and always follow the Leave No Trace Principles (you’ll find these principles here) when heading out into the wilderness.

In addition, please make sure you are prepared when heading out on that beautiful hike! You’ll find the 10 essentials to bring with you hiking here. 


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You will absolutely love the Gaspésie region and everything it has to offer. There are so many different places you can visit, a huge range of activities, and a bunch of delicious spots to grab a bite to eat! What we focused on for this road trip was mostly camping, hiking as well as canoeing. This here is the exact itinerary that I planned out myself by doing a ton of research and finding the best spots for what I was looking to do!

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Gaspésie is very big but it’s also very popular so it’s recommended to book your trip way ahead of time.


THE ROUTE TO GASPÉSIE

Here’s the exact route we took for our 7-day road trip! Please note that the route from the Parc National de la Gaspésie to Murdocheville (driving from point D to E) is a gravel road. You may want to choose a different road if you have a smaller car.


CAMPING PACKING CHECKLIST

To make things easier for you, I’ve created a camping packing list that you can print so that you never forget anything ever again!

OPEN THE PRINTABLE CAMPING CHECK-LIST here! (4 pages)


DAY 1: DRIVING TO THE PARC NATIONAL DU BIC (BAS-SAINT-LAURENT REGION)

GASPÉSIE 7 DAY ROAD TRIP ITINERARY

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We began our road trip to Gaspésie by heading to the Bas-Saint-Laurent region. From our home to this location it was a good 5-hour drive. This region is beautiful and also has so much to offer. We decided to book a 1-night stay tent camping in the Parc National du Bic. Furthermore, you can also book camping spots for RVs and vans in this National Park.

Upon arrival, we decided to hike the Cap-a-l’Orignal trail. This incredible trail follows the beach where we spotted foxes and seals along the way.

The Parc National du Bic is operated by Sépaq. You can find all of their hiking trails and all additional information on their website.

In addition, this park also offers bike rentals, kayaking, and so much more.

PARC NATIONAL DU BIC CAMPING AND HIKING TRAILS

THE LEAVE NO TRACE PRINCIPLES

THE 10 ESSENTIALS FOR HIKING


DAY 2: CHUTE-PHILOMÈNE AND DRIVING TO BONAVENTURE

GASPÉSIE 7 DAY ROAD TRIP ITINERARY

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Our plan for Day 2 was to wake up from our campsite in the Parc National du Bic and do a small hike before heading out. Unfortunately for us, it was raining so we decided to get back on the road right away. Of course, if you see that it’s a beautiful day you can definitely do a small hike in the morning prior to leaving the park.

On Day 2, we drove from the Parc National du Bic in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region all the way to the town Bonaventure which is about a 4-hour drive.

On the way, we decided to stop at a must-visit waterfall called Chute à Philomène. This place has a suspended bridge as well as a hiking trail that leads to the bottom of the fall.

From there, we headed to our next campground where we stayed 2 nights. The campground we stayed at for nights 2 and 3 is called Cime Aventures and is located in the town Bonaventure.

There are also so many food trucks on the way to Bonaventure. The lobster in Gaspésie is delicious!

THE LEAVE NO TRACE PRINCIPLES

THE 10 ESSENTIALS FOR HIKING


DAY 3: BONAVENTURE RIVER CANOEING 

GASPÉSIE 7 DAY ROAD TRIP ITINERARY

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On Day 3 we woke up at the camping Cime Aventures. We had booked a canoeing adventure in the Bonaventure River for today.

Please note that you need to book this rental ahead of time.

The canoeing adventure down this stunning river started at 10 am and a bus brought us all the way down to the river. We then canoed a total of 20km back to the Cime Aventure campground. There are several different options you can choose from but we decided to go with the 20km which also includes canoeing through a few rapids.

Not only is this river completely clear and a beautiful turquoise/green color but it’s also incredibly fun! The rapids went over our canoe and completely soaked us. Do me a favor and just Google Bonaventure River and see for yourself. This is definitely an experience you won’t want to miss!

When we were done with our adventure, we headed out to the town Bonaventure to grab some food and drinks!

And as mentioned above we booked for 2 nights at this campground so we slept there on Day 3 as well.

THE LEAVE NO TRACE PRINCIPLES

THE 10 ESSENTIALS FOR HIKIN


DAY 4: HIKING IN THE PARC NATIONAL DE LA GASPÉSIE

GASPÉSIE 7 DAY ROAD TRIP ITINERARY

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Rise and shine! On Day 4 we woke up from our campsite and headed towards the Parc National de la Gaspesie for another hiking adventure!

Please make sure you stop, refill on gas, and purchase some food and water before heading out because there is no service and basically no stores in this National Park, and it’s also quite big!

It took us about 2 hours of driving from our campground to arrive at the trailhead. There are so many incredible hikes in the Parc National de la Gaspesie and for all difficulty levels so you can choose whichever trail you’d prefer!

We chose to hike the Pic de l’Aube. In my opinion, this hike was more intermediate for me. To give you an idea, the path is a four-wheeling path that is inclined all the way up the mountain.

Duration: 12km roundtrip

Level of difficulty: Difficult

Parking lot: Coupe-feu

Once we completed the hike in the morning, our next location was Percé! We drove from the Parc National de la Gaspesie all the way to Percé. Again, please note that there are not many stores and gas stations around and the majority of the time you won’t have any service so it’s important to plan ahead and to be prepared.

If you’re planning on taking the route from the Parc National de la Gaspésie to Murdocheville it’s important to note that this is a gravel road and is less recommended if you have a smaller car. The goal is to take route 198 all the way to Gaspé and then to drive from Gaspé to Percé.

This took us about 3-4 hours of driving to arrive at Percé. Upon arrival, we slept in a small hotel/motel right next to the Rocher Percé for 1 night!

There are so many amazing accommodations to choose from near the Rocher Percé.

PARC NATIONAL DE LA GASPÉSIE HIKING TRAILS

THE LEAVE NO TRACE PRINCIPLES

THE 10 ESSENTIALS FOR HIKING


DAY 5: THE ROCHER PERCÉ AND THE PARC NATIONAL DE FORILLON

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On Day 5, we checked out of the hotel/motel and woke up with a view of the Rocher Percé. We decided to take the small trail called Cap Mont Joli to see the Rocher Percé from up close!

We grabbed some breakfast in town and then headed to the Parc National de Forillon. In my opinion, this is definitely one of the most beautiful National Parks in all of Québec.

In the Forillon National park, we decided to check out 3 different areas. We stopped and hiked at the Chute Trail which is located right off the road. This hiking trail was easy and under 1km.

We then headed out to Cap-Bon-Ami. This spot offers picnic tables, a beautiful view of the cliffs, as well as stairs that lead to a breathtaking beach. This place makes you feel like you’re in another country!

We explored the surrounding areas and then started hiking Mont-Saint-Alban. The trailhead for this mountain starts from Cap-Bon-Ami. The hike was difficult to intermediate and leads to a tall tower overlooking the Gaspé peninsula. You can even spot the Rocher Percé from a distance. An incredible view and must-do hike.

After our adventurous day, we drove back to the main town of Gaspé and stayed in a hotel that we had booked for a 1-night stay.

PARC NATIONAL FORILLON

THE LEAVE NO TRACE PRINCIPLES

THE 10 ESSENTIALS FOR HIKING


DAY 6: TAKING THE SCENIC ROUTE TO MATANE

Waking up in the town of Gaspé, we headed straight to Matane and decided to take the scenic route (the 132) back home. Along the way, there are many food trucks you can stop at to eat as well as lighthouses to visit!

We arrived in Matane and decided to get food nearby in the town. We stayed in a beautiful location right by the water on the beach where we admired the sunset and relaxed for the rest of the evening.


DAY 7: DRIVING FROM MATANE BACK HOME

Today we woke up in Matane and headed back home. There are a lot of popular and beautiful spots to stop at in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region on your way home!


GASPÉSIE 7 DAY ROAD TRIP ITINERARY


That’s it friends! To conclude, this 7-day road trip itinerary to Gaspesie included camping, hiking, canoeing, and lots of driving and exploring! Please make sure to sign up below for our newsletter in order to receive emails when new itineraries come out! Thanks for taking the time to read this blog and happy adventuring!


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10 BEST HIKING TRAILS IN GASPÉSIE 40 DOG-FRIENDLY HIKING TRAILS IN QUÉBEC THE ULTIMATE SUMMER CAMPING GUIDE

40 MUST-DO DOG-FRIENDLY HIKING TRAILS ACROSS QUEBEC

If you’re a dog mom (or dad) like me and you’re looking for some adventures to do with your pup you’ve come to the right place! In this article, you’ll discover the most incredible dog-friendly hiking trails across our province! Here are 40 MUST-DO DOG-FRIENDLY HIKING TRAILS ACROSS QUEBEC!

If you’re not already aware, Sépaq allows dogs in all of their National Parks except for the Île-Bonaventure park as well as the Anticosti park. With that being said, not every trail is dog-friendly. Here are the dog-friendly trails offered in each Sépaq park: https://www.sepaq.com/animaux/

In addition, please make sure to follow the hiking trail etiquette. I created this article with a section specifically for dogs! You’ll find it here. As mentioned in this article, it’s important to keep your dog on a leash at all times and to pick up all excrements. Above all, please leave no trace.

Disclaimer: Please be respectful of nature and always follow the Leave No Trace Principles (you’ll find these principles here) when heading out into the wilderness. 

FOR ALL INFORMATION INCLUDING OPENING HOURS, TRAIL MAPS, DIRECTIONS, COSTS, RULES AS WELL AS REGULATIONS PLEASE VISIT THE PARK’S WEBSITES THAT I’VE INCLUDED BELOW.


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40. PARC NATIONAL DE LA JACQUES-CARTIER

First and foremost, we have the Parc National de la Jacques-Cartier! This park currently offers (summer 2021) dog-friendly trails in the La Vallée sector only, east of the Jacques-Cartier River and up to the Sautauriski bridge.

For more information on the dog-friendly trails in this sector please visit the website below and click on the link that indicates “Jacques-Cartier.” https://www.sepaq.com/animaux/


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39. PARC NATUREL RÉGIONAL DE PORTNEUF

The Parc Régional de Portneuf is a must-visit park that offers dog-friendly hiking trails. It’s located in the Capitale-Nationale region between Trois-Rivières and Québec City. In addition, this park has a pet-friendly campground.

Please purchase your passes here: https://parcportneuf.com


38. MONT À LIGUORI

This beautiful mountain is located near Petite-Rivière-Saint-François in Charlevoix! This hiking trail is called Sentier des caps.

Website: https://sentierdescaps.com


37. PARC RÉGIONAL DES GRANDES COULÉES

Dogs are permitted in the Forêt Ancienne sector of the Parc des Grandes-Coulées. This sector offers 10km of hiking trails in the forest. In addition, this park offers trout fishing.

Website: https://www.parcdesgrandescoulees.com


36. MONT DES MORIOS

The Mont des Morios is located in Charlevoix! This mountain offers a range of intermediate and difficult hiking trails. In short, this one is for you if you’re looking for a backpacking adventure.

Website: https://www.association-pieddesmonts.com


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35. PARC RÉGIONAL MONTAGNE DU DIABLE

The Parc Régional Montagne du Diable is located in the Laurentides region. Dogs are permitted on all hiking trails in this park! In addition, the Parc Régional Montagne du Diable offers a range of activities as well as accomodations. You can even bring your dog for a swim!

Website: https://www.parcmontagnedudiable.com


34. MONTAGNE BLANCHE, VAL-DES-LACS

The Montagne Blanche is a beautiful 13.4km loop trail located in Val-des-lacs. This is a dog-friendly trail that is intermediate and takes about 3h30 to complete.

This mountain is located in the Laurentides region near Mont-Tremblant and Saint-Donat.

Website: https://intercentre.qc.ca/reseau-des-sentiers/


33. MONT HAM

Mont Ham has recently (2021) started allowing dogs in their park! In other words, you are permitted to bring your dog on the trails as well as in their accommodations. For additional information please visit the website below.

Website: https://montham.ca/avec-mon-chien/


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32. PARC NATIONAL DES ÎLES-DE-BOUCHERVILLE

The Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville offers 5 small islands located in the center of the Saint-Lawrence river. This Sépaq park is located in Montérégie right near Montréal!

For more information on the dog-friendly trails in this park please visit the website below and click on the link that indicates “Îles-de-Boucherville.” https://www.sepaq.com/animaux/


31. MONT BRASSARD

The Mont Brassard is a dog-friendly intermediate hike of 8.5km (around 4.5 hours). It’s located in the Parc Régional des Sept-Chutes in the Lanaudière region.

Website: https://www.parcsregionaux.org/parcs-regionaux/parcs/parc-regional-des-sept-chutes/


30. LAC SPRUCE

The Lac Spruce trail is located in the Eastern Townships! You’ll find this dog-friendly hiking trail in the Parc d’environnement Naturel de Sutton.

Moreover, please visit this link for park rules: https://www.parcsutton.com/les-sentiers/reglements

For passes/reservations and additional information please visit this website: https://www.parcsutton.com


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29. VAL SAINT-CÔME

The Station Touristique Val Saint-Côme is a ski resort that is open year-round! Climb to the top with your dog to admire the views of the Lanudière region.

Website: https://www.valsaintcome.com/en/mountain/trail-map


28. MONTAGNE VERTE

The Montage Verte is a popular hiking trail located in the Laurentides region. This dog-friendly trail is open year-round. Furthermore, keep in mind that this trail has a difficulty level of intermediate to difficult.

Most importantly, please note that you’re only permitted to park in certain places. It’s important to be respectful of the people who reside in the area and to park only where you’re permitted. Refusing to follow these rules will leave you with a parking ticket.


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27. MONT SUGAR LOAF

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Mont Sugar Loaf is located in the Parc des Appalaches! During the summer season, you must park at the parking lot Langue de la Chatte.

Map: https://www.parcappalaches.com/fichiersUpload/fichiers/20181003134908-sugarloaf.pdf


26. PARC RÉGIONAL DES CHUTES DU CALVAIRE

The Parc Régional des Chutes du Calvaire is located in the Lanaudière region! This park overlooks beautiful waterfalls with easy to intermediate hiking trails.

Website: https://www.sentiersmandeville.org/Parc-regional-chutes-du-calvaire-lanaudiere.php


25. PARC RECRÉOFORESTIER DE ST-MATHIEU DU PARC

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The Parc Récréoforestier Saint-Mathieu is an incredible park right near Trois-Rivières! This park offers beautiful dog-friendly hiking trails as well as a range of summer outdoor activities.

You’ll find additional information as well as their park map on the website below.

Website: https://saint-mathieu-du-parc.ca/fr/repertoire/2429/parc-recreoforestier


24. PARC DE LA RIVIÈRE BATISCAN

The Parc de la Rivière Batiscan is located in the Mauricie region. This park offers a range of outdoor activities as well as accommodations.

Rules for your pets: https://parcbatiscan.ca/le-parc/reglements-du-parc/

Map: https://parcbatiscan.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Carte-sentiers-2021-VF-web.pdf

Website: https://parcbatiscan.ca


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23. MONT DU LAC À L’EMPÊCHE

The Mont du Lac-à-l’Empêche is located in Charlevoix in the Zec des Martres territory.

To sum up, this hiking trail is considered difficult and has a length of 14km.

Website: https://www.traverseedecharlevoix.qc.ca/randonnees-journalieres


22. PARC DES CHUTES DE DENHOLM

Located in the Outaouais region, the Parc des Chutes de Denholm offers several short and easy hiking trails.

This park is for you if you’re looking for beginner-friendly trails or if you have a small dog breed!

Map: http://res.cloudinary.com/tourisme-outaouais/raw/upload/v1522354007/1014-PERO_Denholm_Accueil_4X8_HOR_FINAL_X_qmlqgb.pdf


21. MONT CHAUVE

You’ll find this beautiful lookout in the Eastern-townships! The Mont Chauve is a dog-friendly trail located in the Parc National du Mont-Orford.

Duration: 4 hours (10.6km)

Level of difficulty: Intermediate

Website: https://www.sepaq.com/pq/mor/


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20. MONT SAINT-BRUNO

The Parc National du Mont-Saint-Bruno is also a national park owned by Sépaq therefore not all trails are dog-friendly. Moreover, this park offers mostly easy hiking trails.

Please visit the link below and click on “Mont-Saint-Bruno” for information on the dog-friendly hikes in this park.

Website: https://www.sepaq.com/animaux/


19. MONT SAINTE-ANNE

The Mont Sainte-Anne is a ski-resort located in Beaupré just 35 minutes from Québec City.

During the summer season, this mountain offers a variety of dog-friendly hiking trails!

Most importantly, please purchase your passes on the website below.

Website: https://mont-sainte-anne.com/en/hiking-and-summit-access/


18. PARC RÉGIONAL DU POISSON BLANC

The Parc Régional du Poisson Blanc is a spectacular park located in the Laurentides region. In addition to hiking, you can also bring your dog camping with you!

Website: https://poissonblanc.ca


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17. PARC NATIONAL DE LA YAMASKA

The Park National de la Yamaska is a beautiful park that offers a lake with easy hiking trails surrounding it.

This park is operated by Sépaq therefore you’ll need to click on “Yamaska” on the link below to view the dog-friendly trails available in this park.

Website: https://www.sepaq.com/animaux/


16. MONT DU DÔME

Mont du Dôme is located in the Zec des Martres territory and operated by the Traversée de Charlevoix.

A donation is required to use this hiking trail that you can pay upon arrival at the Traversée de Charlevoix.

Length: around 8km

Level of difficulty: Intermediate

Website: https://www.traverseedecharlevoix.qc.ca/randonnees-journalieres


15. CAP DE LA FÉE

The Cap de la Fée hiking trail is located in the Lanaudière region! This dog-friendly hike offers a spectacular view of the Lac Archambault.

Length: around 6.1km

Level of difficulty: Intermediate

Website: https://lanaudiere.ca/en/activities-lanaudiere/outdoors/hiking-trails/cap-de-la-fee/


14. PARC DE LA GORGE-DE-COATICOOK

The Parc de la Gorge-de-Coaticook offers a range of activities and accommodations. Moreover, this fun park is located in the Eastern Townships.

For more information please visit their website below.

Website: https://gorgedecoaticook.qc.ca/


13. AU DIABLE VERT

Au Diable Vert is located in Sutton in the Eastern Townships. This place offers a variety of accommodations such as tree houses, pod cabins, rustic cabins, camping, and much more.

In addition, Au Diable Vert offers a range of outdoor activities such as hiking and kayaking.

Website: https://audiablevert.com 


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12. MONT OUAREAU

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The Mont Ouareau summit is located in the Lanaudière region! This hiking trail is dog-friendly and rated as Intermediate.

For additional information please visit the link below and click on “Randonnée”.

Website: https://www.parcsregionaux.org/parcs-regionaux/parcs/sentier-national/


11. MONT KAAIKOP

The Mont Kaaikop has a distance of 4.9km round-trip and its difficulty level is intermediate. You’ll find this beautiful hike in Sainte-Lucie-des-Laurentides.

Website: http://www.intervalcoop.com


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10. MONT GOSFORD

Mont Gosford is one of the highest mountains in all of Québec! It’s located in the Eastern Townships.

Length: about 19km

Level of difficulty: difficult

Website: https://montgosford.com


9. VALLÉE BRAS-DU-NORD

Vallée Bras-du-Nord is an incredible outdoor park that offers a range of activities and accommodations. This park is located in Saint-Raymond about an hour from Québec City!

In addition, dogs are permitted on some hiking trails as well as some accommodations. For more information click here: https://www.valleebrasdunord.com/images/politique-chien.pdf

Please purchase your passes on the website below.

Website: https://www.valleebrasdunord.com


8. OWL’S HEAD

Owl’s Head is a ski resort located in the Eastern Townships that offers hiking trails during the summer season. Dogs are permitted but must be kept on a leash.

Website: https://owlshead.com/en/hiking


7. MONT ORFORD

Mont Orford is also a ski resort that offers hiking trails during the summer season! This beautiful mountain is also located in the Eastern Townships.

For additional information, please take a look at the FAQ section mentioning dogs here: https://montorford.com/fr-ca/questions-fréquentes

Website: https://montorford.com


6. CHUTE MANITOU

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The Chute Manitou is a breathtaking waterfall located in the Côte-Nord region of Québec.

Length: about 1km there and back

Level of difficulty: Easy

Please make sure to contact this location to make sure it’s open prior to heading out.

Website: http://mrc.minganie.org/tourisme-2/photos-de-manitou/


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5. PARC DES CHUTES DE SAINTE-AGATHE DE LOTBINIÈRE

The Parc de la chute Sainte-Agathe-de-Lotbinière offers hiking trails as well as camping. This beautiful park is located in the Chaudière-Appalaches region.

Website: https://parcdelachutesteagathe.ca


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4. CANYON SAINTE-ANNE

The Canyon Sainte-Anne is a spectacular must-see canyon located just 30 minutes from Québec City. This park offers a range of activities for the whole family!

Website: https://canyonsa.qc.ca/


3. CHUTE NEIGETTE

You’ll find the Chute Neigette (Mont-Comi) just about 25 minutes from Rimouski in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region. This beautiful hiking trail is part of the Sentier National.

Website: https://www.saintdonat.ca/recreo-communautaire/sentier-national-chute-neigette-mont-comi


2. PARC DES CHUTES-DE-LA-CHAUDIÈRE

You’ll find the Parc des Chutes-de-la-Chaudière just minutes from Québec City! This waterfall offers a spectacular site!

Website: https://levis.chaudiereappalaches.com


1. SENTIER DE LA BAIE DES ROCHERS

Last but not least, we have the Sentier de la Baie des Rochers. This hiking trail offers breathtaking views, just take a look at the color of the water!

Website: http://www.saintsimeon.ca/tourisme/tourisme-baie-des-rochers-sentiers/


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To conclude, there are so many incredible spots to bring your dog with you hiking across our province! I hope this helped you plan out your next adventures with your pup! Which one will you be hiking next?

12 WATERFALLS TO VISIT THIS SUMMER THE 10 BEST HIKING TRAILS IN GASPESIE

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THE 7 MOST INCREDIBLE PLACES TO KAYAK IN QUÉBEC

Are you looking for places to go kayaking this summer in our province? Get ready to plan your next summer adventure! Here are THE 7 MOST INCREDIBLE PLACES TO KAYAK IN QUÉBEC!

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Disclaimer: Please be respectful of nature and always follow the Leave No Trace Principles (you’ll find these principles here) when heading out into the wilderness. 

FOR ALL INFORMATION INCLUDING OPENING HOURS, TRAIL MAPS, DIRECTIONS, COSTS, RULES AS WELL AS REGULATIONS PLEASE VISIT THE PARK’S WEBSITES THAT I’VE INCLUDED BELOW.


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7. LAC TAUREAU, LANAUDIÈRE

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First and foremost, we have the Lac Taureau located in the Lanaudière region. You can plan your next kayaking adventure in the Parc Régional du Lac Taureau. This park is surrounded by lots of islands as well as beaches. The Lac Taureau is definitely a must-visit in the summertime!

Website: https://www.parcsregionaux.org/parcs-regionaux/parcs/parc-regional-du-lac-taureau/


6. RIVIÈRE-ROUGE, LAURENTIDES

Furthermore, we have the famous Rivière-Rouge that flows across the Laurentides region. This river passes through many towns therefore you can begin your kayaking trip in several areas such as the villages of Labelle or la Conception for instance.

Simply use Google to search “Kayaking Rivière-Rouge”. From there, you’ll find a variety of options to choose from where you can rent kayaks along this river.


5. PARC NATIONAL DE LA JACQUES-CARTIER, QUÉBEC

The Parc National de la Jacques-Cartier is located just 40 minutes from Québec City.

This beautiful park offers you a choice to kayak on calm waters or down a river surrounded by nature with exceptional views.

Website: https://www.sepaq.com/pq/jac/


4. PARC NATIONAL DES HAUTES-GORGES-DE-LA-RIVIÈRE-MALBAIE, CHARLEVOIX

Moreover, the Parc National des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie is one of the most impressive parks in all of Québec.

This National park offers breathtaking views and is located in Charlevoix. This place is an absolute must-visit if you’re a nature lover!

Website: https://www.sepaq.com/pq/hgo/


3. FJORD-DU-SAGUENAY, SAGUENAY

The Fjord-du-Saguenay is located in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region. Kayak in the Fjord-du-Saguenay and you might spot some belugas or whales!

There are a variety of places where you can start your kayaking adventure along the Fjord including the Parc National du Fjord-du-Saguenay.

Website: https://www.sepaq.com/pq/sag/


2. ROCHER PERCÉ, GASPÉ

We’ve all heard of the popular Rocher Percé, but did you know that you can kayak right next to it?

Kayaking near the Percé is an experience you don’t want to miss. Some say there are seals sunbathing by the shore!


1. PARC DE GROS-CAP, LES ÎLES-DE-LA-MADELEINE

Last but not least, the Parc de Gros-Cap has by far the most spectacular scenery in all of Québec! As a result, this parks is the number 1 place on our list! This park is located in les Îles-de-la-Madeleine.


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To conclude, there are so many great places to kayak in our province! I hope this blog helped you plan out your next kayaking trip. Where is your go-to favorite spot to go kayaking?

Let the adventures begin!

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9 BEST NATIONAL PARKS TO VISIT IN SUMMER

There are over 24 National Parks in Québec! How many have you visited? Here are the 9 BEST NATIONAL PARKS TO VISIT IN SUMMER that you can add to your summer adventure bucket list!

Let’s jump right in!

Disclaimer: Please be respectful of nature and always follow the Leave No Trace Principles (you’ll find these principles here) when heading out into the wilderness. 

FOR ALL INFORMATION INCLUDING OPENING HOURS, TRAIL MAPS, DIRECTIONS, COSTS, RULES AS WELL AS REGULATIONS PLEASE VISIT THE PARK’S WEBSITES THAT I’VE INCLUDED BELOW.

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9. PARC NATIONAL DE LA MAURICIE

The Parc National de la Mauricie is located in the Mauricie region. If you’re planning a canoe-camping adventure, this park is for you.

Additionally, this park offers beautiful waterfalls, hiking, paddle boarding, and much more.

For all additional information please visit their website: https://www.pc.gc.ca/fr/pn-np/qc/mauricie


8. PARC NATIONAL DU MONT-TREMBLANT

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Secondly, the Parc National du Mont-Tremblant is a breathtaking park located in the Laurentides region.

This park offers a range of outdoor activities such as rock climbing (Ferrata du Diable), hiking, fishing, kayaking, and much more. Additionally, you can rent a range of accommodations such as camping, yurts, and cabins.

For all additional information please visit their website: https://www.sepaq.com/pq/mot/


7. PARC NATIONAL DU BIC

The Parc National du Bic is located in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region. The Parc du Bic offers beautiful views of the Saint-Lawrence River where you can spot seals sunbathing during the summer season.

Furthermore, this park offers camping, hiking, kayaking, as well as cycling.

For all additional information please visit their website: https://www.sepaq.com/pq/bic/


6. PARC NATIONAL DES GRANDS-JARDINS

The Parc National des Grands Jardins is located in Saint-Urbain in the Charlevoix region.

Mont du Lac des Cygnes is popular for hiking and rock climbing. Furthermore, this park offers camping and cabin rentals.

For all additional information please visit their website: https://www.sepaq.com/pq/grj/


5. PARC NATIONAL DE LA GASPÉSIE

If you’re looking to plan a long hiking adventure check out the Parc National de la Gaspésie. They have a hiking trail that is as long as 100km.

Additionally, this park offers fishing, canoeing, kayaking as well as many other nautical activities.

For all additional information please visit their website: https://www.sepaq.com/pq/gas/


4. PARC NATIONAL FORILLON

The Parc Forillon is one of the most beautiful parks in Québec. It is located at the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula and offers a range of water sports.

Furthermore, this park offers fishing, camping, hiking, and beaches.

For all additional information please visit their website: https://www.pc.gc.ca/fr/pn-np/qc/forillon


3. PARC NATIONAL DU FJORD-DU-SAGUENAY

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The Parc National du Fjord-du-Saguenay is an incredible park that offers camping as well as cabin rentals.

Moreover, this park offers many outdoor activities such as backpacking, hiking, sea kayaking, sailing, fishing, and much more.

For all additional information please visit their website: https://www.sepaq.com/pq/sag/


2. PARC NATIONAL DES HAUTES-GORGES-DE-LA-RIVIÈRE-MALBAIE

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The Parc National de la Haute-Gorges de Malbaie is a must-see park during the summer season.

This park is known for its popular hike called L’Acropole-des-Draveurs. In addition to hiking, this park offers a range of water activities such as canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and paddleboarding. The perfect spot for your next summer adventure.

For all additional information please visit their website: https://www.sepaq.com/pq/hgo/


1. RÉSERVE DE PARC NATIONAL DE L’ARCHIPEL-DE-MINGAN

Last but not least, the Réserve de parc national de l’Archipel-de-Mingan is the perfect place to admire this incredible scenery.

This park offers a range of nautical activities such as kayaking, scuba diving, and paddle boarding.

For all additional information please visit their website: https://www.pc.gc.ca/fr/pn-np/qc/mingan


9 BEST NATIONAL PARKS TO VISIT IN SUMMER


To conclude, there are so many beautiful National parks to visit in our province. Whether it be close or far, they’re definitely worth experiencing at least once.

How many have you visited? Which national park is your favorite? Thanks for reading! Let the adventures begin.


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