5 surprising activities to rediscover Trois-Rivières
- October 4, 2021
Halfway between two large effervescent cities, Trois-Rivières has nothing to envy its neighbors when it comes to unusual activities. The city is…Read More
Quebec is privileged for its access to water points : the province has an abundance of lakes and rivers that stretch together for several million kilometers . In all this is graft gems beaches loan are to welcome you for a day of pure happiness .
As it is still particularly hot and beautiful to enjoy the sunny days on a beach in Quebec, we will share with you 12 of our favorites: wild or not so wild, distant or not so distant – which deserve to be discovered.
This range of 8.5 k m is probably a e of the most spectacular of the islands . If you don’t go there to bask on its white sand , in the hollow of protected alcoves, or to swim (it is one of the beaches offering the warmest waters of the Islands ) , go there to observe the seals that have fun in the water or explore the caves at low tide . Its wild character, its remoteness , its curved shape as well as the red rock cliffs sculpted by the wind and the sea earn it a special mention. To walk once in your life! K ayaks, kitesurfs and windsurfers are also welcome on the site. D ouches, toilets and picnic tables are available.
Just 45 minutes from Montreal, with its tropical umbrellas and long stretch of fine sand , Saint-Zotique beach almost gives the impression of staying in all- inclusive accommodation . Located on Lake Saint-François with an exceptional view as a bonus, a festive atmosphere certainly reigns. D are picnic areas with BBQ , from s land volleyball, of many water features such as slides are available as well as boat rentals . Not to mention the host of events proposed, including Latin dance lessons and gatherings of food trucks. An ideal destination for a group of friends or family!
Beyond the 50th parallel, the e National Park Archipelago of Mingan is known for the largest concentration of monoliths created by the erosion of limestone cliffs in Canada. Among the thousands of islands and islets and the beaches anchored in this unusual setting, we find, among others, that of Anse aux Érosions on the Île de Quarry . From the beach, i t is possible to observe seals there, dolphins and whales come to populate the vast blue wrapping it head island diverse and even fall on fossils. Don’t hesitate to put on your hiking boots to explore the moss-filled trails of the Island or just imagine which animals or characters the monoliths represent while having your lunch in the sun .
Located in the heart of the forest Mégiscane and 45 km from the town of Senneterre , the beach of Lake Faillon is the perfect place to bask in the sun on a hot sand bed. Recognized also for the quality of its water, this beach is where the legendary photo of the sunset represented on the health insurance card was taken in 1974. Close to this dream location, you will appreciate the accessibility to the Auberge du Lac Faillon which offers, among other things, accommodation (camping, chalet or inn), catering, convenience store and boat rental services.
Situated close by bike from downtown Québec City , the beach has long of 1 km from the b have Beauport is a little oasis where you can relax. One of the most beautiful places in the Quebec City region to go to the beach ! With its access to the St. Lawrence River and its secure layout, the place is ideal for boaters looking for a swim. Water games, slides, water sports, volleyball, shows and parties animated by DJs in the evening also decorate the premises.
6. Plage du Cap-St-Jacques – Montréal
Photo credit : Yves Kéroack Photo
On the shores of Lac des Deux-Montagnes (west of the island of Montreal), is the beach of Cap-St-Jacques, for those looking for tranquility and nature. We almost have the impression of being at the sea (without the waves)! Even swimmers will find their account there with reserved lanes. The peninsula also offers a magnificent panorama of the Rivière des Prairies. Picnic areas in the woods (possibility to bring a barbecue) are ideal for cravings. A shuttle service from the city center takes swimmers to the Cap-Saint-Jacques nature park (to be checked).
A classic for Montrealers, the sublime Oka Beach – located in the Sépaq National Park of the same name – remains the best there is in the metropolitan region. Its long stretch of natural sand , the vast Lac des Deux-Montagnes , the forest that borders it and the almost constant wind make it a fairly busy place , especially during the summer. Large families and the groups of friends creates an eclectic mixed. Go there on weekdays to enjoy a rather peaceful patch of sand away from the supervised area. Many facilities are available. Several hikes are possible for those who want to exercise, including the Calvary of Oka, which allows the Sulpicians to do the Stations of the Cross and discover the religious past of the park with the three chapels that line the path. This beach also has a naturist area nicknamed Okapulco by regulars.
Located e close to the town of Gaspé and p arc National Forillon , this long beach famil i ale and monitored offers play tunes for children and land volley ball beach for older folks. It is quite lively, especially during events like the annual sandcastle competition . They say it is one of the most beautiful beaches in Quebec , due to its fine sand and blonde and view s breathtaking Cap-aux-Os and Forillon . A most fascinating decor!
Welcome to the shores of Sépaq de la Pointe-Taillon National Park which include, among other things, a unique fine sand beach bordering Lac Saint-Jean . S are 15 km of fine sands are studded with semi-precious minerals that give it splendid ocher variations. The exceptionally warm water is a delight for water sports enthusiasts and swimmers. It is even here that the famous sunset shot of the health insurance card was taken in 1974. 45 km from the town of Senneterre , it can also even be reached by bicycle from the Véloroute des Blueberries . In the heart of the Mégiscane forest , a campsite occupies part of it and along the beach .
Auberge du Lac Faillon : Very close to this dream location, you will appreciate the accessibility of the inn which offers, among other things, restaurant, convenience store and boat rental services.
Everyone will find his account with 2 km of sandy shores clean the beach of Lac Simon , beautiful bays , several small islands inviting and its clear water and shallow bottom that makes nt for swimming. Need a moment in the shade? More than 15 km of trails crisscross the nearby woods. Nautical and fishing activities are also offered for those who ask for more. Located in the heart of the Outaouais, it attracts families from both sides of the river, especially in summer. And the children are king here: trampoline, slides, climbing, pirate ship and climbing game await them on the beach . You will find as well a tourist center . An excellent haven of peace, especially during the week !
Located in the municipality of Saint-Michel-des-Saints , the Lac Taureau regional park has no less than 45 islands , some only accessible by boat or kayak . Formed by the creation of a dam, the reservoir is about 100 km 2 wide .
Of 32 km of sandy shore of the park, the beach natural of Pointe-Fine , easily accessed , it reminds almost large southern beaches with its white sandy shore that extends to infinity. Although the waters are not so deep, the beach is however not supervised. C ‘is the perfect place to escape the everyday u n treasure well hidden!
Auberge Lake Taurus : Not far from the park, the has uberge also provides access to a multitude of covered expanses of sand. O n can be rent kayaks and canoes , as well as having access to a host of other water sports and outdoor air. Interesting to note that the hostel even offers “canine ” rooms if you wish to stay with your faithful companion.
Photo credit: Facebook / Municipalité de Saint-Irénée
Bordered by the St. Lawrence River, Saint-Iréné beach , in the heart of the wonderful Charlevoix region , is distinguished by its somewhat retro seaside atmosphere. Although a bit rocky – and varying in width with the tides – the beach is a great place to have a picnic or bask in the sun. A few snacks, creameries and a restaurant are also located not far from the beach. A short walk away, you will find an access path to the Domaine Forget where a sculpture garden is accessible free of charge.
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