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Our not-to-be-missed activities in the Montreal region

Here’s proof that we don’t need to go to the other side of the world to have great adventures in nature! To help you come up with ideas for outings to put on your must-do list this summer, we’ve identified the best activities offered at Sépaq destinations, all in the outskirts or at the heart of the Montréal region.

Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville
Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville Mathieu Dupuis | © Sépaq

Parc national d’Oka

“Greetings Mr. Sun!”

This summer, head to the beach! Parc national d’Oka offers a natural 11 km stretch of sandy shore, a beach with an on-duty lifeguard, as well as a special activities program and a playground to entertain your tykes. Picnickers will be delighted to learn that they can enjoy a meal or snack at a number of peaceful spots on the shores of the lake.

You can also really let go by discovering Aquazilla, an inflatable water structure installed right near the beach. The whole family will want to take up the Aquazilla challenge together!

If you want to spend a relaxing moment of the water, you can take a spin on Lac des Deux Montagnes in a canoe, kayak, or pedal boat and to test your balance on a stand-up paddleboard.

Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville

An excursion between the islands

A perfect destination for a quick out-of-town stay! Thanks to the many outdoor activities, you'll soon forget that you're only a few kilometers from downtown Montréal. Lovers of nautical pleasures will discover the channels and marshland by canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard. Cyclists and hikers will be delighted to discover a 21 km network of trails that provide access to the most beautiful attractions of the site. Take advantage of your visit to discover a new immersive experience: a trail made up of discovery stops, integrated into the territory and highlighting its unique flora and fauna.

What about staying overnight? Enjoy the tranquility of Île Grosbois campground, accessible by bike, foot, small watercraft, or shuttle. Even ready-to-camp sites are at your disposal!

Parc national du Mont-Saint-Bruno

An island of nature in an urban setting

Five lakes, an orchard, a tea house located in a historic mill, and trails extending over dozens of kilometres in the wilderness. Hundreds of tree, plant, and flower species, as well as some 200 bird and 40 mammal species, share the site. It’s hard to believe that this forest oasis is only a few kilometres away from the Montreal metropolitan area! Visit Parc national du Mont-Saint-Bruno to get your fill of fresh forest air in the very heart of an urban and agricultural environment.

Parc national d'Oka
Parc national d'Oka Sébastien Larose | © Sépaq
Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville
Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville Mathieu Dupuis | © Sépaq
Parc national du Mont-Saint-Bruno
Parc national du Mont-Saint-Bruno Mathieu Dupuis | © Sépaq
Parc national de la Yamaska
Parc national de la Yamaska Mathieu Dupuis | © Sépaq
Parc national du Mont-Tremblant
Parc national du Mont-Tremblant Steve Deschênes | © Sépaq

And how about a little fishing?

Why not treat yourself to a little 24-hour fishing getaway? What’s on tap? Lakes just brimming with fish that are dying to bite! Think you can snag yourself a fine trophy?

There are fishing cabins available for a single night at Mastigouche, Papineau-Labelle, and Rouge-Matawin wildlife reserves. And finding them is a breeze! Comfortably ensconced for a night in one of our cabins, you can fish on the evening of your arrival and throughout the next day. Offers like this are few and far between!

If you’re more of a camping enthusiast, these three wildlife reserves are ideal sites to pull up your recreational vehicle or to pitch your tent. There’s nothing better than camping in places that have been kept unspoiled!

Parc national de la Yamaska

The water is calling you!

At this destination located some 75 minutes from the city, nautical activities enthusiasts will have the opportunity to indulge their passion! The vast expanse of Réservoir Choinière of Parc national de la Yamaska will satisfy both casual and more seasoned navigators. Stand-up paddleboarding, pedal boating, canoeing, kayaking – there’s no shortage of water activities! You’ll also be charmed by the water games. A treat the whole family can enjoy. And if you want to enjoy the sun, nothing beats a good time relaxing on the beach of the park!

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