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
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The parks of the Laurentians are renowned as wonderful wild places to have fun and enjoy the fresh air. Laurentian parks have so much to offer: visitors can choose from a wide array of unique activities. With so many options, you may just have to toss a coin to decide what to do first!
Overlooking a lake, at the foot of the Laurentians’ second highest mountain, and a few minutes from Mont-Tremblant, Mont Blanc had everything to please us. With its fun activities for children and condos for all tastes and budgets, we could not have found a better place to spend our family vacation.
Three types of accommodations were offered. After considering a Regular condo at the foot of the mountain for its great value, or the more luxurious Prestige model with an open space concept, we finally opted for a Deluxe unit. Nestled between two slopes of the mountain, it provided us with the comfort, conveniences, and intimacy we were looking for, in a personalized decor.
While my wife and I enjoyed our cozy cocoon and relaxing sports activities, all only a few steps away, the children literally took over the onsite aquatic facilities! After spending a few days swimming in the pool and lake, kayaking, and playing on the private beach and outdoor park, they were almost wishing it would rain as an excuse to go to Jungle Magique! With its 5,000-sq. ft. play area over four storeys, the Laurentians’ largest indoor park for children made quite an impression! During this time, we took advantage of the indoor pool, sauna, and steam bath before being treated to a well-earned massage. The following day, the whole family climbed the mountain together to have a picnic and enjoy the panoramic views of the region. Next time, we must try La Belle or La Bête, two of Mont-Tremblant’s most famous golf courses and the pride of Mont Blanc!
Fortunately, we still had a few days to discover many other family activities offered a few minutes from our condo: cycling, inline skating, bowling, go-karts, mini-golf, luge, ziplines, etc. And let’s not forget the boutiques, restaurants and cafés, and music events for all tastes presented in the downtown area and at Mont-Tremblant Holiday Resort.
With its affordable lodgings, warm welcome, and strategic location close to all the activities, Mont Blanc is much more than a ski resort. We learned firsthand that it is a real treasure to be discovered in the summer too!
The large natural territory of our beautiful region offers outdoor enthusiasts an unparalleled selection of adventure activities in a multitude of parks, perfect to enjoy the most exceptional landscapes.
This season, put on your snowshoes, hiking boots or cross-country skis and discover this magical winter wonderland. Take a pause during your hike and appreciate the beauty of nature along the interpretation trails. Why not make the most of it and stay overnight in a refuge or a tent?
You can truly experience the region’s immensity and magnificence at the Montagne du Diable Regional Park, with its majestic mountain, the second highest peak in the Laurentians, overlooking the Baskatong Reservoir. At the Mont-Tremblant National Park, the largest protected area in the province, try a variety of activities including the famous Via Ferrata! Don’t miss the opportunity to stay a night in a ready-to-camp or Huttopia tent. Want to try the experience of staying a night in an igloo? Head north to the Kiamika Regional Park!
Along more than 10 kilometers of marked forest trails, discover the Doncaster River in the regional park that bears its name; it’s the perfect place for flora and fauna observation. Want to go on an expedition with the whole family? We recommend the Rivière-du-Nord Regional Park, where countless activities await. The Val-David – Val-Morin Regional Park, with its two sectors (Far Hills and Dufresne), offers a large protected territory criss-crossed by more than a hundred kilometers of paths for hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
In the Lower-Laurentians, the Bois de Belle-Rivière Regional Park has a gorgeous ice path for skating in the forest and the Oka National Park is ideal for winter lovers with its wide range of activities: cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and sliding. Many wintertime activities are also offered at the Rivière-des-Mille-Îles Park, including 13 kilometers of hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails that border the Mille-Îles River. Enjoy many family activities in an intermunicipal forested park catering for outdoor activities but located in an urban environment: the Domaine Vert Park!
Last but not least, « Le P’tit Train du Nord » linear park offers snowmobilers and cross-country skiers a unique way to discover the region. In fact, a visit to the Laurentians would not be complete without an expedition on this 232-km path built over an old railway line from Bois-des-Filion to Mont-Laurier: it’s Canada’s longest linear park, with activities season after season.
It’s fair to say that the most diverse activities abound in the Laurentians’ parks! See you this winter 🙂
For a vacation or just a short getaway, nothing compares to the Laurentians’ B&Bs and small inns, where you are guaranteed to receive a personalized service and a warm welcome. The owners are always happy to welcome guests under their roof and share their passion for the Laurentians. Ask them to let you in on the region’s best kept secrets: boutiques, art galleries, museums, events, out-of-the-ordinary activities, etc.
Let yourself be pampered, enjoy delicious home-cooked meals and unwind completely. Authenticity and coziness await you in these havens of peace, wherever they are located: in the heart of a charming village or perched on the mountain side. Each one offers a unique experience, with many activities to choose from. The Laurentians is renowned for its vast selection of outdoor activities: downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, skating, snowmobiling and tube sliding. Your hosts will be pleased to advise you; they can even help you find amazing discoveries. Restaurants, boutiques, art galleries, concert halls and Nordic spas also abound in the Laurentians, perfect for the cultural getaway or cocooning vacation of your dreams.
The region’s B&Bs and small inns offer a privileged access to scenic landscapes and a wide range of entertaining events and activities. You are also sure to find comfort, customized service and convenient amenities; and let’s not forget the local flavors and gastronomy for which the region is known.
Enjoy your stay!
The sun rises over the Laurentians and it’s already such a beautiful day. The forests and grasses shimmer a myriad of greens in the wet dew. There is slight ripple on the surface of the lake due to a subtle breeze. Life is good in the Laurentians! I think I’ll have to draw straws to choose the day’s activities among the countless possibilities.
This morning, I’ll go for a bike ride on “Le P’tit Train du Nord” linear park or one of the other bike trails of the region. Then, for a well-deserved break, I will have a picnic on a beautiful beach while enjoying the breathtaking scenery, followed by a swim. I can’t wait for happy hour, when I will feast on local products and taste one of the region’s wines or a locally brewed beer. I can already picture myself on a terrace with a view of the sunset. How about tomorrow? I haven’t decided yet. I’m still debating between a horseback expedition, a nautical geocaching activity in the Mont-Tremblant National Park or mountain biking in the trails of the Montagne du Diable Regional Park, in Ferme-Neuve
The Laurentians’ parks have so much to offer! Proposed activities are diversified and unique! At the Poisson Blanc Regional Park, you can even have your own private island! The numerous islands of the Poisson Blanc Reservoir are dotted with rustic and intimate canoe-camping sites, accessible by boat only. There is no better way to take a break from daily routine, the ultimate escape!
Are you a nature lover? I recommend a visit to the Rivière Doncaster Regional Park. The park offers more than 10 km of hiking trails and brook trout fishing in season. The Rivière-du-Nord Regional Park will also charm you with the gorgeous Wilson Falls, ideal setting for a picnic. Hiking, biking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, skiing and snowshoeing are only a few examples of activities offered.
In the Lower Laurentians, the Bois de Belle-Rivière Regional Park is the perfect destination for family activities. You can try hiking in the trails or gardens, swimming, fishing or horseback riding. At Oka National Park, you can enjoy the supervised beach, hiking trails and cycling trails. Why not take a break at the Oka Calvary? With four oratories and three chapels, it is a historical infrastructure unique in America. You prefer kayaking or canoeing? The Rivière-des-Mille-Îles Park is the place to be.
If you are looking for magnificent views that take your breath away, go to the Mont-Tremblant National Park, or the Val-David-Val-Morin Regional Park. Dufresne sector is a great place for mountain climbing.
Finally, why not end your stay with a pontoon excursion? The Aventure Forestière is a guided cruise with nature observation, where you learn about the history of the islands and discover the Kiamika reservoir and surrounding forest in the Kiamika Regional Park.
As you can see, the list is long and I have only given you a brief overview! I think I will end my stay in a hut perched up in the trees. Or in a Huttopia tent. Or under the starry skies… 😉
(Blogger for Tourism Laurentians)
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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