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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Laurentians parks

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.

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.

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!

Sainte-Marguerite-du-Lac-Masson
  • Summer 2017: June 23 to September 4: Wednesday to Monday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The beach is closed on Tuesdays.
  • Free access for residents and visitors

 

Blainville

Located in the heart of the lower Laurentians, 30 km north of Montréal, Blainville is a young and dynamic family-oriented town known for its multiple resources in leisure activities.

Smiley Vivi, one of the alpaca female of Alpage du Nord
Brownsburg-Chatham

Alpage du Nord is a breeding farm for alpacas with an agri-tourism vocation, offering a chance to discover these little-known camelids with the silky fleece.

Ferme-Neuve

The Parc régional de la Montagne du Diable is the best place to practice your favorite sports in any season. A 783 meters above sea level mountain, the reception pavilion and shelters at the base and in the mountains are an unforgettable natural.

Val-David
  • HIKING TRAILS ARE CLOSED DURING WINTER
  • 40 km
  • Trail rating: easy, intermediate and difficult
  • The hiking trails are accessible during summer and fall only. During winter, the trails are accessible for snowshoeing or cross-country skiing
  • Leashed dogs permitted
  • Entrance fees applicable
Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts

Ice skating rink and walking trail on Lac des Sables.

Lachute
  • Bike lane: 8.6 km
  • Trail rating: easy
Le Patriote de Ste-Agathe
Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts

For 50 years now, Le Patriote has been presenting major productions featuring song, comedy and theater.

Municipalité de Notre-Dame-du-Laus
Notre-Dame-du-Laus

Located between Buckingham and Mont-Laurier, via Route 309, the gateway to the Laurentians on the Ottawa Valley side, the former Hudson Bay trading post of Notre-Dame-du-Laus is a charming tourist

Mirabel

Can-Am Spyder rentals at Contant - BRP dealer. Not all rides in the Laurentians taste the same...