What to do?
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 ».
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 “Route des Belles Histoires” allows visitors to discover the Laurentian region from another aspect.
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.
1000, chemin des Voyageurs, Mont-Tremblant
Vélo Mont-Tremblant is proud to offer a complete network of quality mountain bike trails and winter bike (fatbike) trails. There is something for all levels and types of cyclist.
For information about the opening please call 450 228-2543, ext 221
In the heart of the Laurentians and handily adjacent to Trans-Québec Route 33, Aventures Plein Air St-Hippolyte is the ideal starting point toward adventure!
In Mirabel, from June to October, more than 14 thematic gardens occupying a 7,5 acre site. In a bucolic setting with a covered pavilion, friendly bistro, picnic areas and a playground.
- Cross-country trails: 9 km
- Trail rating: intermediate
539, chemin Saint-Bernard, Mont-Tremblant
Since 1997, ARCTIC AVENTURE is your expert for snowmobile stays. Arctic Aventure is a small company on a human scale.
In 2017, Ice Driving Canada will begin its fifth season of operation with a new location on the magnificent Lac des Sables, in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, in the Laurentians.
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