Activities and attractions | Tourisme Laurentides

Activities and attractions

For playing outside, the Laurentian region simply has no equal. The waltz of the seasons gives the region its rhythm and outdoors enthusiasts have an absolute embarrassment of riches when it comes to choosing what adventure to do next. In summer, watersports lead the field, with more than 9,000 lakes and rivers to choose from. In fall, a cycling tour or a long or short-distance hike might do the trick, transporting you at the same time into nature’s very heart, in all its fall glory. In winter, some exploring might be nice, this time on snowshoes or cross-country skis, giving us a chance to recall what it was like for the early pioneers as they made their way carefully through snowclad virgin forests. In spring, it’s time for all things to thaw and that also means some heady experiences for those who enjoy whitewater rafting expeditions, or perhaps the excitement of a day’s fishing. The Laurentians region is the outdoors destination « par excellence ».

For many ideas and activities to do in the Laurentians, check out our blog!

The “Route des Belles Histoires” allows visitors to discover the Laurentian region from another aspect.

Laurentians parks

Among the many activities available, you can tour along “Le P’tit Train du Nord” linear park, a 232-km cycle path built over an old railway line from Bois-des-Filion to Mont- Laurier: it’s the longest park of its kind in Canada!

The Laurentians region is renowned for its vast forests, beautiful mountain scenery and festive villages. One of the largest concentration of ski area in Eastern Canada with 12 ski resorts, there are plenty of affordable, all-inclusive packages to choose from that may include meals, lessons and unlimited skiing.

The “Chemin du Terroir” is a signposted trail that takes you through more than 226 kilometres of country backroads and byways, with discoveries to make at every turn.

No matter what the season, festivals and other exciting events are always taking place somewhere in the Laurentians.

  • Paved shoulder: 46 km
  • Trail rating: intermediate, difficult
  • Is part of the Route Verte

You will be charmed by this magnificent village located near the Ottawa River at the crossroads of Routes 344 and 327, with the Rivière du Nord running through it.


Four seasons open-air activities for the entire family, 50 minutes from Montréal.


Club de Golf Mirabel is located in the Lower Laurentians, specifically in the Saint-Janvier sector of Mirabel, has two 18-hole courses for all levels of golfers, and interesting challenges in a bea

MRC des Pays-d'en-Haut

Snowshoeing :

  • 26 km of trails
  • 18 trails
  • Trail rating: easy and intermediate
  • Equipment rental

Cross-Country Skiing :

  • 15 km of trails
  • 13 trails
  • Trail rating: easy and intermediate 
  • Skate skiing trail

Also: fatbike and ski hok trails

MRC de Thérèse-De Blainville

The Regional Municipal Council (RMC) of Thérèse-De Blainville is located on the North Shore of Montréal.

Public beach at lac des Sables
  • Summer 2018:  June 23 to September 10, daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. End of season (end of August to mid-September) : 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Entry fee
  • Bike path: 21 km
  • Trail rating: easy, intermediate
  • Access fees.
Public beach at lac des Sables
  • Summer 2018: June 23 to September 10, daily, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. End of season (end of August to mid-September) : 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Entry fee
  • Snack-bar