The Laurentians region has so much to offer, with a wide range of activities and experiences for visitors of all ages. Whether you’re coming as a family, a couple or a group of friends, you’re sure to find the adventure you’re looking for!
The Fast and the Forested
Speed through the treetops for an exhilarating Laurentian experience! The Centre d’activités nature Kanatha-Aki in Val-des-Lacs offers a course of 18 ziplines in the heart of the forest above a rolling stream. The centre’s new Escalarbre activity, which features tree climbing at various levels of difficulty, is definitely worth a try! Travel through the wilderness at Action Tremblant in La Conception along a course of 10 ziplines ranging from 230 to over 650 feet in length. As a bonus, you’ll enjoy stunning views of the Rouge River valley. Ziptrek Tremblant boasts five mega double ziplines that let participants soar over the trees for approximately 4 km, from the summit to the base of Mont Tremblant. Get ready for tons of fun!
Moving Up in the World
Rock climbing is an activity that’s growing in popularity. Why not live life vertical on the rocky playground of the Laurentians? Learn the sport and its three disciplines at Le Crux Boisbriand, an indoor climbing centre that provides a safe environment for beginners. Once you know your way around a foothold, La Liberté Nord-Sud offers courses for climbers transitioning to the great outdoors. If you’re looking for more variety, Parc régional de Val-David-Val-Morin (Dufresne sector) has routes and boulders for all skill levels, with top roping, lead climbing and traditional climbing on offer. Think you’ve seen it all? Parc régional du Poisson Blanc has an impressive range of rock walls to climb, most of which are only accessible by boat! To your ropes, chalk, climb!
Fun in the Treetops
For a thrilling day in the Laurentian forest, look up! Don’t wait to try Sommet Morin Heights Acro-Nature for an unforgettable experience over 8 aerial courses. Athletes will love the Ultimate Zone, which has four circuits packed with stations and ziplines. The soon-to-open Treetop Walk Laurentides in Mont-Blanc (Saint-Faustin–Lac-Carré) is a nearly 1 km footbridge through the forest that culminates in a 40 m observation tower. There, you can take in a one-of-a-kind 360° view of the surrounding scenery and mountains. Or, challenge yourself to the four-level aerial obstacle course at Tremblant Activity Centre. Designed to test agility and balance, this course is open to everyone aged three and up.
Did you know that there are only 12 via ferratas in Quebec? Luckily, there are two sites in the Laurentians where you can try this breathtaking activity! Tyroparc in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts offers a number of packages that combine via ferrata with hiking or mega ziplines. A family package is also available to share the adventure with young and old. At Parc national du Mont-Tremblant, you’ll find courses for a variety of skill levels. Whether you’re a beginner or expert, your adventure is sure to include thrilling sensations and a breathtaking view of the famous park. Unforgettable memories are guaranteed!
Zoom Off to Adventure
Have a need for speed? Aventures Plein Air Saint-Hippolyte offers adrenaline-packed—but safe! —Jeep outings. Let an expert driver take you on a wild adventure, follow another Jeep down extreme trails, or book a guided tour if you have your own vehicle. To the north, stop by Tremblant Dune Buggy for guided off-road 4×4 tours. You’ll love the panoramic views along the route. No experience necessary. B46 Adventure in Mont-Tremblant lets you tour the region’s best trails on an off-road motorcycle. Ride past lakes, forests and rivers on a road trip through nature reserves and national parks, spending the night at campsites and outfitters. You must have a valid licence and be comfortable on a motorcycle.
Either you or someone close to you dreams of trying parachuting or a helicopter ride. So, what are you waiting for? Take in the view of the beautiful Chemin du Terroir from up in the sky with Hélibellule, located in Mirabel. Whether you’re ascending as a family or a corporate group, the company’s helicopter fleet is perfect for all kinds of guided flights. Ready to face your fears? Take off with Parachutisme Adrénaline in Saint-Jérôme for one of the most thrilling experiences in your life! As the company uses a tandem parachute system, your expert instructor will take care of all the details. Finally, Heli-Tremblant in Mont-Tremblant offers panoramic helicopter tours of the region, with a variety of packages to meet your needs.
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