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Shuttle service offers Montrealers without a car access to Quebec's national parks

The service has three main destinations: Mont-Tremblant, Mont-Orford and Mauricie national parks.

The service has 3 main destinations: Mont-Tremblant, Mont-Orford and Mauricie national parks

The service uses school buses that have 47 seats and leaves from downtown Montreal to destinations like Mont-Tremblant National Park. (Jean-Sébastien Marier/Radio-Canada)

This summer's heat can make getting out of the city for a day trip all the more appealing, but for some Montrealers without a car, that can be a challenge.

A Montreal company that offers shuttles to and from Quebec's national parks, is trying to fix that — and it just added a new line.

Every Saturday until Oct. 13, a bus will take passengers to Yamaska National Park, near Granby.

That line is free, apart from the park entry fee of $8.60 for adults.

"It's a good way to help people who don't know how to get out of the city," said Catherine Lefebvre, co-owner of the shuttle service, called Navette Nature. "We give access to nature."

The service uses school buses and has three main destinations: Mont-Tremblant, Mont-Orford and Mauricie.

Other destinations include the Oka, Saint-Bruno and de Plaisance national parks, as well as the Gault nature reserve. 

Mauricie is the only national park on the list under federal legislation. The rest are operated by Quebec's Forests, Wildlife and Parks Ministry.

These trips cost around $50 for a round trip. 

The service has 3 main destinations: Mont-Tremblant, Mont-Orford and Mauricie national parks. 0:39

With files from CBC Montreal Daybreak