Everything you need to know about the must-do day trips from Montreal, written by a Montreal local!
Montreal, the City of Saints, is a mecca of all things, food, drink, arts and culture.
Yes, Montreal should definitely be on everyone’s Canadian bucket list. But there are also plenty of amazing things to see and do just outside of the city itself.
Whether you’re looking for the perfect ski getaway at Mont Tremblant or a day spent getting to know the national capital of Ottawa, your options for day trips are endless.
Or maybe you want to escape the cities for the great outdoors in any number of national parks surrounding Montreal. Go cross country skiing, mountain biking, waterfall chasing, or wilderness exploring.
There are lots of amazing day trips from Montreal, and this article will dive into some of the best ones.
Whether you’re looking for summer activities or winter activities, there is always something fun to do in this corner of Canada.
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Best Day Trips from Montreal
Grab the bus, hop on the train or fuel up the car because you’re never more than a few hours away from somewhere incredible to explore!
To help make planning easier this is a list of the 7 best Montreal day trips to get you excited for the next adventure.
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1) Mont Tremblant
About 90 minutes northwest of Montreal tucked into the Laurentian Mountains is the most charming little slice of paradise.
Mont Tremblant is the national park in which the town is situated and is known for its ski resort and stunning trails.
While the ski resort is well known by most Canadians and international travellers, what some may not know is that this is a great place to visit outside of ski season too.
This is one of the best day trips from Montreal for anyone looking for a mix of outdoor adventure and pampering.
Mont Tremblant is a huge natural reserve complete with opportunities for downhill skiing, cross country skiing, mountain biking, skating and even dog sledding in the winter months.
There are also nordic spa treatments, fantastic dining options and stunning hiking trails. Mont Tremblant is a great one-day getaway option.
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What to do in Mont Tremblant