With a little over 1,000 inhabitants, the small village of Venise en Quebec boasts beautiful beaches and stunning landscapes and is only 45 minutes away from Montreal. This choice holiday destination is found on the banks of the Lake Champlain between the stunning region of the Eastern Townships and the state of Vermont. Here you will find visitors flocking to the village during the summer months for the endless beaches and campsites but Venise also gets a lot of love in the winter for the popular ice fishing spots found on the lake.
For a perfect day spent away from your daily life, Venise has everything to ensure that you have the most relaxing day trip possible. Checking out the new public market in the center of the village is a must. Here you will find products such as homemade gelato and sorbet, gourmet cheeses, as well as souvenirs such as postcards, mugs, and key chains commemorating your trip to Venise en Quebec. If you’re craving a bit of outdoor time and adventure, lace up your hiking boots and head to the Centre D’interpretation du Ruisseau Mcfee for 380 hectares worth of hiking trails. After your morning hike, spend the afternoon on the Lake Champlain and let the waves take you away on the Missisquoi discovery cruise. The cruise lasts for about 1 hour and 15 minutes and will bring you along the Vermont mountains, the village of Clarenceville and around the cliffs of Saint-Armand.
After all the exploring and adventuring around this quaint little village, you’re sure to have worked up quite the appetite so for incredible views and even better food, head on down to the marina restaurant right in front of the public market. Le Shack de la Marina specializes in seafood dishes such as clams, lobster rolls, and fish fresh from the lake Champlain. If seafood isn’t your thing, the restaurant also offers plates such as burgers, salads, and club sandwiches that are almost better than the views of the outdoor seating area.