Fall is the perfect season to play in the outdoors! In the Laurentians, there’s no shortage of options, with nature excursions, adrenaline rushes, activities out of the ordinary, and breathtaking landscapes on the agenda. Why not prolong your getaway and take the opportunity to stay in the region’s inns, hotels and resorts? Here are a few outdoor activity ideas to see the fall colours from a different angle:
Another great way to make the most of the colours is by reserving your spot for a guided ATV tour! Looking for something new? Find it in a Jeep outing.For the past 15 years, Aventures Plein Air, located on the shores of Lac Morency, has organized a wide variety of activities and packages to fully immerse visitors in the Laurentian outdoors. Open year-round!
Come visit the mountains of Sainte-Adèle on horseback! Les Écuries du Chantecler is an equestrian centre located in the Laurentians. Several activities are offered on site: horseback rides, pony rides, and training. Reservations required.
This tree-to-tree adventure in the heart of the Laurentian forest is nothing short of memorable in the fall. Complete the Grand Parcours’ four circuits for a wacky, larger-than-life experience with the Zone ultime! Acro-Nature also has a Junior-Zoomer circuit designed specifically for youth aged 6 and up. Admission includes access to the mini-golf course and the picnic area. Open weekends and holidays until October 18.
For a successful fall outing with the family, try frisbee golf or disc golf and hiking on the mountain! The basic principles of frisbee golf are very similar to those of traditional golf: for each hole (net), there are a starting point and a net between 60 and 160 metres apart. Throw the frisbee from the starting point, pick it up where it lands, and throw it again until it lands in the net. The person with the lowest number of throws at the end of the course wins! Until October 12,Thursday to Monday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Discover the magnificent fall landscapes on horseback! Ranch La Douceur offers a variety of equestrian activities, year-round: horseback rides, miniature farm visit, classical and western riding lessons, and pony rides. The ranch is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Come and experience an adrenaline rush in a breathtaking scenery at Tyroparc this fall! Experience the La Découverte package with a via ferrata circuit and two mega-ziplines. What’s more, Tyroparc is partnering with Kanatha-Aki Nature Centre and Propulsion Rafting to give you the chance to discover the province’s hidden gems in the company of your family and friends via the Attractions Passport!
Discover the Laurentians’ mountains, lakes, and rivers from a bird’s eye view with Air Panorama! Air Panorama is a specialized ultralight flight school that offers familiarization flights as well as training for ultralight pilot licenses. Come and experience a familiarization flight. You’ll be amazed to see the heart of the Laurentians like never before! Open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Reservations required.
Discover the majestic, colourful landscapes on horseback or by zipline at Kanatha-Aki Nature Centre. Soar through the forest with 18 ziplines! Plus, take advantage of a variety of horseback riding packages to discover the majestic Laurentian mountains.
Héli-Tremblant, a helicopter rental service, offers panoramic flights over the region that will take your breath away. Packages include a stop at the summit of a mountain with a spectacular view; or, get dropped off at the restaurant for a lavish meal with the lovers’ package. Flights with commentary in French or in English. Open daily!
Croisières Mont-Tremblant invites you to discover breathtaking landscapes in a magical setting provided by the Laurentian mountains. Make the most of the magnificent surroundings and quiet of the lake during the 60-minute cruise, or book the Grand Manitou II for a private departure. Daily departures at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. until October 18.
No matter your age, experience level, or limitations, you’re in for a blast with a luge run, combining go-kart and toboggan. Originally from New Zealand, the concept is the first of its kind in North America! Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. until September 27.
Make yourself comfortable in the gondola and enjoy the view for the few minutes it takes to reach the top of Mont Tremblant! With the Laurentians clad in their fall colours, the view of Tremblant Lake and the surrounding valleys is nothing short of remarkable. Every day from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. until October 18.
Action Tremblant is a true haven of outdoor activities, no matter the season! Breathe in the fresh air and make the most of the variety of activities offered on site: guided side-by-side vehicle (4×4) tours, zipline circuits, and e-fatbike rentals. Visit the farm animals while you’re there. Reserve by phone or online on the website for all activities, except for the miniature farm.
Outdoor Logistik offers motor vehicle rentals (side-by-side vehicles, ATVs), as well as guided tours. You can also take part in group outings lasting 1 to 7 days to discover the magnificent wilderness or sign up to one of the various guided trips offered.
Information: Tourisme Laurentides
To minimize the risk of infection, activities will take place in compliance with the recommendations of public health authorities.
You are reminded that:
• Health recommendations must still be followed.
• People who wish to vacation in other regions may do so, but are encouraged to respect the recommendations for a safe vacation in Quebec.