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 ».
Linking the Laurentians to the Outaouais region, the VéloRoute d’Argenteuil provides 54 km of cyclable paths, with 8 km of asphalted bikeway on site on which cyclists, walkers and hikers can practi
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.
This is the most powerful power station on the Ottawa River. The single lock through the dam allows pleasure craft to rise 19 metres in a single step.
Founded in 1938, the museum houses a collection of more than 10,000 artifacts, documents and rare books.
This boutique-café is a new destination that can’t be missed.
With the biggest drop of any lock in Canada, the Carillon Canal offers a spectacular view. Equipped with a 200-ton vertical lift door, the lock allows boats to negotiate the 20-meter descent.
Cycle on the country roads of the Lower Laurentians while discovering cider houses, vineyards and more. Passionate people are waiting fo