Research has shown that taking a vacation lowers stress, reduces one’s risk for heart disease, and gives one a better outlook on life.
With this in mind, taking a vacation, no matter how short or how close to home it is, can do wonders for yourself and your family.
If the idea of taking a weekend away sounds great, here are some excellent places to visit over the weekend in Quebec.
Visit Rocher Perce in Gaspésie
This is a great option for road trip lovers. Perce Rock is a rock formation in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence right on the edge of the Gaspe Peninsula in Quebec.
Out here, you can hike, bird watch, and go sea kayaking.
You can also venture into the friendly villages and visit boutiques, restaurants, and cafes as you mingle with locals.
lles-de-la Madeleine is made up of smaller islands that put together a stunning location for a weekend of nothing but sun and sand.
Here, you get kilometres of white beaches and gorgeous sandstone cliffs.
In winter, the place is awash with Eco-tourists who come to see newborn harp seal pups in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, which surrounds the island.
Mont Tremblant is perfect for the whole family and epitomizes what a skiing vacation should be.
If you are new to skiing, never mind. You have access to ski instructors out there where you can take lessons and begin building a life-long passion.
Other activities to get into here include snowmobiling, hiking, tubing and dog-sledding, ice climbing, and ice fishing. If you’re looking for a more passing weekend, the Scandinave Spa Mont-Tremblant is the place to be.
Take the Plunge at Outaouais
Thrill-seekers will absolutely love a weekend out in Outaouais, where you can spend time taking exhilarating bungee jumps.
Here, the world-renowned great Canadian Bunge allows visitors to take a 200-foot plunge. You can also zip line or combine water rafting with bungee jumping.
Your adrenaline is sure to be on overdrive regardless of the activities you choose out here.
This is an island in the Minganie regional county municipality in Quebec. You can get here on a breathtaking ferry ride that allows you to take in the sights and sounds on the relaxed cruise.
Nature lovers never get enough of the island’s natural charm; white-tailed deer, crystal white waters, and stunningly beautiful canyons.
Anticosti is also Quebec’s largest island at 3000 sq.mi.
If a weekend on the wild side is precisely what you need, look no further than Anticosti.