Side Trips from Montreal

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  • 1. Abbaye St-Benoît-du-Lac

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Built by the Benedictines in 1912 on a wooded peninsula on Lac Memphrémagog, the abbey is home to upward of 50 monks. They sell apples and sparkling...Read More

  • 2. Musée Historique du Comté de Brome

    Museum/Gallery

    Here's a wonderful opportunity to learn about the Loyalists who settled the area after fleeing the American Revolution. Several buildings, including...Read More

  • 3. Parc National du Mont-Tremblant

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    This vast wildlife sanctuary has more than 400 lakes and rivers and is home to nearly 200 species of birds and animals, so it’s great for wildlife...Read More

  • 4. Astrolab du Mont-Mégantic

    Observatory/Planetarium

    Both amateur stargazers and serious astronomers head to this observatory, located in a beautifully wild and mountainous area that in 2007 became...Read More

  • 5. Au Pays des Merveilles

    Amusement Park/Water Park

    Fairy-tale characters such as Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood, and Alice in Wonderland wander the grounds, playing games with children. Small...Read More

  • 6. Canadian Museum of History

    Museum/Gallery

    Formerly known as the Canadian Museum of Civilization, this superb institution officially changed its name in 2013 when it received C$25 million...Read More

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  • 7. Festival Orford

    Festival–Sight

    Every summer, from the end of June to mid-August, a celebration of music and art brings classical music, jazz, and chamber orchestra concerts...Read More

  • 8. Hudson

    Town/Village

    A quick detour on the ferry (C$11 one-way; traverseoka.ca ) across Lac des Deux-Montagnes brings you to this small town with old houses now...Read More

  • 9. La Diable Vistors' Centre

    Information Center

    The park entrance closest to Mont-Tremblant is at La Diable Vistors' Centre, just beyond the village of Lac-Supérieur and about a half-hour...Read More

  • 10. Le Cep d'Argent

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    The wines from this vineyard have won many awards, including four at a recent Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. The whites are very...Read More

  • 11. Mont-St-Sauveur Water Park

    Amusement Park/Water Park

    Slides, a giant wave pool, a wading pool, and snack bars will all keep the kids occupied here. The river rafting attracts an older, braver crowd...Read More

  • 12. Musée de la Nature et des Sciences

    Museum/Gallery

    Fun and educational for the whole family, this natural history museum utilizes imaginative multisensory displays with state-of-the-art light...Read More

  • 13. Musée des Beaux-Arts de Sherbrooke

    Museum/Gallery

    This fine-arts museum has a permanent exhibit on the history of art in the region from 1800 to the present. More than 10 exhibits per year are...Read More

  • 14. Musée du ski des Laurentides

    Museum/Gallery

    The Laurentians are one of the oldest ski regions in North America, and ski buffs will enjoy this little museum tracing the long history of...Read More

  • 15. Parc d'Oka

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Beautifully surrounded by low hills, this park has a lake fringed by a sandy beach and plenty of opportunities for outdoor sports, including...Read More

  • 16. Parc du Mont-Mégantic

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    If you're short on time or don't feel like a hike you can take a shuttle bus to the top of Mont-Mégantic for spectacular views of Québec, Maine...Read More

  • 17. Parc du Mont-Orford

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    The amount of activities seem almost endless at this 58-square-km (22-square-mile) park. Summertime sees hikers, campers, beach lovers, and...Read More

  • 18. Parc Équestre Olympique Bromont

    Sports Venue

    If you love horses and competitions, the Bromont Equestrian Center is the place to visit. Once an Olympic site, it hosts show jumping, dressage...Read More

  • 19. Parc Omega

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    In the 1,800 acres of hills, valleys, rivers, and streams that make up the park, visitors drive along designated trails to view wild animals...Read More

  • 20. Vignoble de l'Orpailleur

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    Established in 1982, this vineyard produces 11 wines, including its Double Gold medal-winning ice wine at the Finger Lakes International competition...Read More

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