In summer, it’s time to play! Despite these unprecedented times, the Laurentians are brimming with outdoor activities to enjoy safely, in compliance with health measures and social distancing. Take inspiration from our suggestions to brighten your days, support our local businesses, and plan out your summer:Continue Reading
The vast, wild Laurentians offer outdoor enthusiasts an unparalleled selection of parks in which to enjoy their favourite adventure activities. During the summer, activity options are aplenty: hiking, water sports of all kinds, horseback riding, wildlife and plant interpretation, fishing, and cycling. You can even camp or spend a night in a shelter—both excellent ways to discover the beauty of nature, year-round. Make the most of our beautiful outdoors in the Laurentian parks!Continue Reading
La Boucle des Chutes-Croches, sector of La Diable: a brand new 14-kilometre multifunctional trail for cycling, hiking and cross-country skiing, which circles Lac Monroe and culminates at the Chutes Croches waterfall. Starting this summer, La Boucle des Chutes-Croches offers a new and dynamic way of exploring this enchanting landscape, while leaving the car behind at the campground. Designed with respect for the strictest environmental standards, this new trail with its surface of crushed rock and inclines never greater than 6% is accessible to everyone. In winter, summer and fall, the trail offers a delightful forest jaunt with a variety of ecological environments along the way. Planned opening: May 11 or whenever the surface is free of snow and dried out. Bicycle rentals at the Lac Monroe service centre.
La Boucle du Lac-de-L’Assomption, sector of L’Assomption: a multifunctional trail for cycling and hiking has now been added to the activities available in the sector of L’Assomption, the best kept secret in Mont-Tremblant National Park! Over a distance of 7 km, cyclists and hikers can take the challenge of this intermediate trail as it winds up hill and down dale, and discover a rich forest environment with the lake running beside it nearly all the way. A mountain bike or hybrid is recommended for the gravel surface. Opening is planned for June 23. Bicycles can be rented at the nearby Grand-Pin campground.
Sea-kayaking excursion with the loons: guided activity with a naturalist. Perhaps you’ve been wanting to try out a sea kayak?
Does the fabled dive of the loon, this water bird with the unusual call, intrigue you? Enjoy the unique experience of a day of sea kayaking on a major lake in company with a naturalist guide who is a specialist in loon diving. At the same time, you’ll be contributing to maintaining the park’s ecological integrity monitoring program.
Minimum age is 16. Transport, sea kayaks, floater vests and paddles supplied, and introduction to sea kayaking included. Bring your own lunch. Rates, not including taxes: adults, $74.00; youth aged 16 or 17, $37.00.
Saturdays at 10 a.m., sector of La Diable. Activity lasts 6 hours.
Lac Lajoie by canoe: guided activity with a naturalist. Step aboard one of our canoes and come and explore Lac Lajoie with us! You will observe the many factors influencing life on the lake. Come and discover the flora and fauna associated to this protected aquatic milieu and learn about the importance and omnipresence of the waterways within the park. Rates, not including taxes: adults: $8.86; children aged 6 to 17, $4.43; under 6, free; payable at time of reservation. Saturdays and Tuesday at 10 a.m., sector of La Pimbina. Activity lasts 2 hours.
A brand new campground: Lac Chat, sector of La Diable. A brand new campground with 85 sites offering 2 services, water and electricity, in the sector of La Diable. The “new” Lac Chat proposes up-to-date sites accessible to all types of equipment. A dumping station will be available nearby. Very accessible, directly on Route 1 and bordered in part by the lake of the same name, this new campground presents a short sandy bank where you can relax, two sanitary blocks and access to the Lac Monroe service centre just 3 kilometers away. Planned opening date: June 22.
New accommodation for comfort in the heart of nature. Check these out: five new cottages in the sector of La Pimbina, at La Fauvette. With views over Lac Provost, the cottages offer all the privacy and comfort you could wish for. With its fine, sandy shoreline, the site will be much sought after by both contemplatives and sandcastle builders. Please note that these cottages, like the five yurts to be found in the same sector, are also available for rent during the winter season for the practice of snowshoeing or Nordic skiing, if not simply to admire the blinding white of the frozen lake! It is planned that these cottages will be available from July 15.
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