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 ».

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

Laurentians parks

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.

Belle Neige
Val-Morin

• 20 trails
• Vertical drop of 157 m
• Snowpark
• Learning hill with magic carpet

Mont-Tremblant

Aquatic centre offering different services and water sports. Boat hire: non-motorized, motorized, sailboats. Water-skiing and wakeboarding lessons.

Lachute

Indoor farmer's market. Tweety kiosks and an organic grocery store. Come meet the food producers and processors, who will be more than happy to let you taste their wares.

Saint-Faustin-Lac Carré

Just off Route 117, opposite to the Mont Blanc ski station, in a century-old presbytery.

Saint-Hippolyte

Live the dream of driving a team of 6 to 8 Siberian Huskies in our renowned trails and forest landscape.

Saint-Joseph-du-Lac

Domaine Lafrance is the artisanal producer authorized to sell its spirits right on its property. It's a great chance to pick up a bottle of Dandy Gin ou Pure Légende Apple Spirit. A wide variety of ciders are  also available.

Sainte-Adèle

With a population of 10,662 permanent residents and 122 sq. km of territory, Sainte-Adèle is one of the largest municipalities of the RCM of Pays-d’en-Haut.

Saint-Jérôme

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Saint-Faustin-Lac Carré
  • HIKING TRAILS ARE CLOSED DURING WINTER
  • 24.2 km
  • Trail rating: easy, intermediate and difficult
  • Open from mid-May to mid-October
  • Leashed dogs permitted
  • Entrance fees applicable