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5 Unforgettable Road Trips from Montreal

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One of the best ways to discover Quebec is to travel on long, winding roads surrounded by magnificent scenery and meet new people kilometre after kilometre. Embark on an adventure to the four corners of the province with these five suggestions for road trips from Montreal!

And with direct flights from three British cities to Montreal, getting to Canada has never been easier… or more enjoyable!


Le Refuge Pageau en Abitibi
Photo credit: Jennifer Doré Dallas

Never has the phrase “hit the road” made more sense! Get your favourite tunes ready as you cross the wildlife reserve of La Vérendrye, which will take you to Abitibi-Témiscamingue, where nature will reveal some of its most beautiful surprises.

Spend the night under the stars in Aiguebelle National Park, embrace your inner miner at Cité de l’Or or fall in love with the animals at Refuge Pageau.

  • Driving time one way: 7 hours
  • Recommended road trip duration: 4-5 days


Roadtrip de Montréal à Charlevoix
Photo credit: Jennifer Doré Dallas

Driving enthusiasts are familiar with the roads of Charlevoix, a region that overlooks the river and invites you to discover the charm of the village roads. For a thrill, fly over the green peaks with the Héli-Charlevoix, before returning to the artists’ village of Baie-Saint-Paul, where you can savour the local flavours in one of its renowned restaurants.

  • Driving time one way: 4.5 hours
  • Recommended road trip duration: 2-3 days


Do you want to feel the sea breeze and experience strong emotions along the Saint Lawrence River? For some of the most beautiful sunsets in the province, take the Route des Navigateurs to Bas-Saint-Laurent. If you have time, continue your maritime exploration in the Gaspésie to enjoy a delicious seafood dinner on a terrace by the water!

  • Driving time one way: 4 to 11 hours
  • Recommended road trip duration: 3 to 9 days


Du Réel au Miniature à Edmundston
Photo credit: Jennifer Doré Dallas

Between Témiscouata in Quebec and Madawaska in New Brunswick, you’ll discover spectacular, virtually untouched, dense forests. Spend the night in a Huttopia tent in Lac-Témiscouata National Park, where you can play amateur archaeologist, or let a train enthusiast reveal his secrets at Du Réel au Miniature in Edmundston – great spots for kids and adults alike.

  • Driving time one way: 5.5 hours
  • Recommended road trip duration: 4+ days

Magdalen Islands

Roadtrip de Montréal aux Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Photo credit: Jennifer Doré Dallas

One of the most popular destinations for outdoor enthusiasts and lovers of beautiful scenery is the Magdalen Islands. If you have time, this paradise archipelago is just a short drive across the Maritimes to Souris, Prince Edward Island, where you’ll take the ferry to one of Quebec’s most beautiful spots. Try the adventure of a scooter ride to soak up the salty air and take in the breathtaking views!

  • Driving time one way: 12 hours + 5 hours by ferry
  • Recommended road trip duration: 7 to 14 days

Cover photo credit: Mathieu Dupuis/Bonjour Québec

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