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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- Summer 2017: June 17 to September 4, 12-noon to 6 p.m. (in case of rain, beach will be closed)
Come explore a mosaic of natural habitats while benefiting from numerous educational and recreational activities. The pathway to the Oka Calvary with its Stations of the Cross is unique in America.
- 16 km of trails
- 6 trails
- Trail rating: easy and intermediate
Next edition September 7 to 13, 2017
Located in the centre of the magnificent village of Val-David, the Maison du village houses the Centre d'exposition de Val-David.
Boutique-café offering sales, repairs and rentals. Healthy meals and European-style coffees.
Discover this superb public course running alongside the Rivière du Nord in the beautiful Laurentian Mountains. Its magnificent clubhouse welcomes you year round.
- 30 km of trails
- 18 trails
- Trail rating: easy, intermediate and difficult.
Cross-Country Skiing :
- 53 km of trails
- 31 trails
- Trail rating: easy, intermediate and difficult
- Skate skiing (Far-Hills sector)
Héli-Tremblant offers scenic flights over a region full of breathtaking panoramas. Packages include mountain stopovers for spectacular views or beach halts at superb swimming spots.
Take advantage of this exceptionnal cross-country ski trail which passes through gorgeous Laurentian countryside.
- Cross-country trails: 17.9 km
- Trail rating: easy, intermediate, difficult
Starting point for the Route des Belles-Histoires, visit the magnificent Place de la Gare and the nearby public market. Take a break at one of the lively terrraces in the downtown core.
Founded in 1938, the museum houses a collection of more than 10,000 artifacts, documents and rare books. Located in the old Carillon Barracks, a building dating from 1830, it is the ideal place to discover the fabulous history of Argenteuil and the Ottawa Valley.