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 ».
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.
Summertime up north means a walk across hot sand for a lovely dip. Enjoy a pleasant interlude with family or friends at this attractive municipal beach on the banks of Grand Lac Nominingue.
The City of Mont-Laurier is the Upper Laurentians' regional capital. It can be reached via routes 117 and 309. The wide range of services offered for a city this size makes it stand out.
Gateway to the Mont-Tremblant region, Saint-Faustin─Lac-Carré is a welcoming holiday area and an all-season family destination, ideal for outdoor activities, recreational activities and culture.
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
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