1. Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville
If you don’t have access to a car or you don’t feel like a long drive, the Îles-de-Boucherville offers campsites in the closest provincial park to Downtown Montreal. Camping facilities are located on Grosbois Island, the northernmost of the park’s five islands in the Saint-Lawrence River. Access to the park is possible by ferry or by public bus from Montreal, Longueuil or Boucherville from June to September. If you feel up to it, you can reach it by bike and keep your heart rate up along the park’s 21km-long network of trails. Canoeing, kayaking, beach volleyball, pedal boats and fishing are just some of the many outdoor activities available here.
Driving time from Montreal: 30 minutes