With a huge selection of National Parks and National Historic Sites within two hours from the heart of the city, you’re truly lucky to live in Montreal! If your Discovery Pass is burning a hole in your pocket, start making plans now to tick them all off your bucket list this year. Pedal out on one of the world’s most beautiful routes, paddle a Rabaska canoe at dusk, spend the night in an oTENTik on the banks of a historic canal or in the wilderness. There’s so much to explore right at your doorstep!

Fort Chambly National Historic Sites
A wonderful stone fort featuring treasures from the French period.
  • Driving: 40 minutes
  • Transit: 50 minutes
Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site
A battlefield where 300 Canadian soldiers once defeated a 3,700-strong American army.
  • Driving: 1 hour
  • Transit: 1.5 hours
Carillon Canal National Historic Site
A lock canal with a 200-tonne guillotine gate.
  • Driving: 1.5 hours
Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site
The first lock canal in North America.
  • Driving: 1 hour
  • Transit: 2 hours
Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site
The first industrial village in Canada.
  • Driving: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Transit: 2.5 hours
Fort Lennox National Historic Site
A rare example of perfectly preserved 19th century British Army fortifications.
  • Driving: 1 hour
La Mauricie National Park
True Laurentian wilderness half-way between Quebec City and Montreal.
  • Driving: 2 hours
Lachine Canal National Historic Site
This 14.5 km lock canal paved the way to the industrialization of Montreal.
  • Driving: 20 minutes
  • Transit: 20 minutes
Manoir Papineau National Historic Site
The elegant Manor House of one of French Canada’s most prominent politicians in 19th century Quebec.
  • Driving: 1.5 hours
Saint-Ours Canal National Historic Site
Opened in 1849, this canal allowed boats to bypass the final barrier on the waterway between New York and Montreal.
  • Driving: 1 hour 15 minutes
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal National Historic Site
Canada’s busiest lock.
  • Driving: 30 minutes
  • Transit: 1.5 hours
Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site
Home of Sir George-Étienne Cartier, one of the main architects of Confederation.
  • Driving: 20 minutes
  • Transit: 20 minutes
Sir Wilfrid Laurier National Historic Site
Life and work of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, the first French Canadian to become Prime Minister.
  • Driving: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Transit: 2 hours 45 minutes