Trip Planning: Hiking “near” Montreal, September 2017

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I’m meeting up with a buddy from SoCal after he’s done with a conference in Montreal. It will be my first trip to Montreal and the first time Iv’e been to Canada in nearly 25 years. I’ll spend a few hours Friday exploring the city, then Friday night we’ll be headed north to do some hiking.  
 
Ideally, we’ll find something that isn’t more than a couple of hours from Montreal. The places that seem to be showing up in my research the most are Parc national du Mont-Tremblant, Parc régional des Sept-Chutes, and La Mauricie National Park. Here are some links. 

I haven’t had much time to research any of these places, so I appreciated any recommendations a fellow hiker can provide. If you prefer one of these areas over another, or have a difference area that you’d like to suggest. please comment below. 

 

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Itinerary

The itinerary below will be updated as I get some recommendations and complete some research … at this point I just know that we won’t be leaving Montreal until around 6 p.m Fri and we have to be back at the airport by 1 p.m. Sunday. 
(last update 09.09.2017)
  • Day 1 (Thu)
  • Day 2 (Fri)
    • Leave Montreal around 7 p.m. 
  • Day 3 (Sat)
    • HIKE
  • Day 4 (Sun)
    • Early morning hike or sightseeing
    • Arrive at Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport by 1 p.m. (3 p.m. flight)
    • Car Camp somewhere between Montreal and home (Montreal KOA?)
  • Day 5 (Mon)

Gear

I’ll be supplying gear for myself and for 1 other hiker on this trip. It’s great to be in a position to be able to do this and I am very thankful for the companies that have provided HikingGeek.com with the gear that will be used/tested on this trip. Here’s a quick look at what we’ll be using. A more comprehensive list will be posted with my trip report. Where appropriate, I’ve either linked to a HikingGeek.com review or links where you can read reviews and/or buy the items: