White sand, clear blue waters, a horizon that seems to go on forever. You are probably thinking of a distant beach on the other side of the world, like Tahiti or Fiji. But what if I told you that there is a place like that right here in Quebec? Well, there is, and it’s called Parc national du Bic.
You read that right – it’s right in our own backyard.
This national park is just over five hours from Montreal, but it’s totally worth it when you see these views.
While you might want to say sea the views, it’s not actually a sea. It’s not even the Atlantic Ocean – not yet anyway.
The park is actually located along the estuary of the St. Lawrence River, just before reaching the ocean. Yes, the same river that’s here in Montreal, if you can believe it.
And because it’s so close to the ocean, you get that cool ocean breeze as you make your way through the beautiful grounds.
Don’t be surprised if you even see seals on the shore. You will also see impressive wildlife and greenery.
Covering over 30 kilometers of capes, bays, coves, islands and mountains, the park feels as endless as water and there is more to see and discover around every turn.
Being an idyllic location, it is an ideal location for hiking, swimming, kayaking and a wide range of activities.
Plus there are campsites and cabins on the grounds because we know you won’t want to leave.
And while you might feel like you’re in the South Pacific, it’s definitely cheaper than a flight. At just $ 9, you get a day pass.
So about the same price as bottled water at the airport.
The park is just one of the many amazing and surprising places here in Quebec, but the beauty of having such a beautiful province is that there is always more to see and do.
And the Bic National Park is no exception.
Bic National Park
Price: $ 9 per adult for a day pass
Address: 3382, route 132 O., Le Bic, QC
Before you go, check out our responsible travel guide to be informed, be safe, be smart and most of all, be respectful during your trip.
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