We invite you to explore a region with exceptional landscapes. From vast spaces to lively villages and a rich, diverse four-season cultural heritage, the Laurentian region invites you to discover its new activities and attractions for the summer of 2018. A wide array of unique and amazing activities awaits you. One day won’t be enough to do everything. Give them a try!
A major announcement for “Le P’tit Train du Nord” Linear Park
Desjardins Group is injecting $600,000 over three years for the “P’tit Train du Nord” users! Specifically, Desjardins has committed to help improve signage, safety barriers and the patrol service. Currently, nearly 60 patrollers ride the trail from Bois-des-Fillion to Mont-Laurier to provide information and assistance to visitors. Moreover, CNN TRAVEL named the “P’tit Train du Nord” Linear Park to its world’s top 10 “Cycling routes that’ll take your breath away.” What a wonderful recognition!
Welcome centre facilities revamped at parc de la Rivière-des-Mille-Îles
In summer 2018, the park will have the pleasure of welcoming you to its new exploration centre at parc de la Rivière-des-Mille-Îles. This building, which is a LEED Gold Certified river discovery centre, will house a spacious, bright lobby with a reception desk and café-bistro, a permanent exhibit, an ecology laboratory that will be open to the public and, of course, its famous boat rental centre. In addition, several multipurpose rooms can be rented for events of any kind. This major project, which represents investments close to $15 M, will certainly enable the park to enhance the experience of its large clientele.
A springtime of renewal at Nid’Otruche
The store expansion will triple the current floor area. People will be able to experience a Safari Jeep in the middle of a store filled with Nico stuffed animals. There will be sections for meat and tastings, body care products made from ostrich oil and another section full of souvenirs. More space means more products and choices for customers who are always on the lookout for what’s new. With more than 200 ostriches, emus, rheas and many other small animals, this agritourism farm welcomes nearly 50,000 visitors annually. Visit Nid’Otruche!
Tapas evenings at Vignoble Rivière du Chêne
Located less than 30 minutes from Montréal, Vignoble Rivière du Chêne, which produces a dozen specialties, has established itself as a major tourist destination for lovers of fine food and good wine. From the magnificent terrace overlooking the vineyards, take part in a revamped wine tourism experience combining the pleasures of the table and tastings during tapas evenings, Sunday brunches and guided tours. Come experience it yourself and share their passion for wine and the vine.
Route des Gerbes d’Angelica will now have a food truck
This food truck will add to your enjoyment during your visit to the gardens. Enticing high-quality culinary offerings await you there. You can enjoy fish & chips, chicken fillets or reinvented poutine with homemade sauces. For your business meetings, do something different—motivate your troops in a floral, natural environment conducive to discussion and teamwork. The yurt will foster communication, focus and reflection. After your meeting, wow your guests with a visit to the gardens. Visit Route des Gerbes d’Angelica.
New swimming area at Parc régional éducatif Bois de Belle-Rivière
For the summer season, the parc régional éducatif Bois de Belle-Rivière is pleased to announce its new swimming area, the Naya pool. This swimming area, located in the great outdoors, is integrated into a one-of-a-kind bucolic setting. The pool includes an inspiring waterfall, access for mobility-impaired persons and a children’s area. The entire space is also part of a picnic area and includes two water features and a play area for children. This natural setting will appeal to all members of the family for the beautiful summer season.
Arc-Attaque – Archer Combat
Arc-Attaque is an archer combat company located in Parc du Domaine Vert in Mirabel and promoting a concept that has never been tried elsewhere in Canada. They are also a dedicated, passionate team who will welcome you in a fabulous outdoor centre with over 3 km. Activities are oriented around working as a team, developing a sense of belonging and above all, having fun in this new adventure that awaits you. Grab your bows, get ready, fire!
ICAR Mirabel, special programming for its 10-year anniversary!
Experience the new gathering place for automobile enthusiasts, Route66. Drag racing, a drift area and car shows surround an outdoor restaurant-bar in a setting inspired by the mythical Route 66. In addition, the team is proud to partner with renowned driftdriver Tommy Lemaire in launching the only drift school inQuébec. Visit ICAR Mirabel.
Marché fermier de Lachute
A new indoor farmer’s market with twenty vendors and an organic grocery store. Come meet the producers and food processors, who will be happy to let you taste their products: fruits, vegetables, meats, breads, prepared foods, treats and much more. Visite Marché fermier de Lachute.
Parc régional de la Rivière-du-Nord host to the Relay For Life Event
The park is proud to support the fight against cancer by hosting the Relay For Life of the Rivière-du-Nord RCM for the first time on Friday, June 15, 2018. The event will be held around the duck pond, with the theme ”Light up life for one night”. The magic will happenin the great outdoors from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. It will be a night to make a difference! In addition, a new double obstacle course will be set up near the water feature over the course of the summer. Come boost your fitness and challenge your friends. Visit parc régional de la Rivière-du-Nord.
Boulangerie GaRou makes a wide variety of irresistible breads and pastries. You’ll find ready-to-eat products, fresh home-cooked items, soups, salads, sandwiches and much more. All bakery products are made with preservative-free organic flour, and nearly all are egg- and dairy-free. There are two locations to better serve you: Saint-Canut and Saint-Jérôme.
MégaMaze amusement centre
Located by Highway 15 in Saint-Jérôme, MégaMaze is the largest family amusement centre in Québec. You will find mazes for 0- to 5-year-olds with playground equipment and slides, a huge maze for 3- to 12-year-olds, and a gigantic trampoline area. There are more than 10 rooms for private parties and a mezzanine for group receptions. A candy bar with over 150 kinds of candy and a snack bar are on site.
Aventures Plein Air St-Hippolyte awaits you for a guided visit
Take a tour of Saint-Hippolyte in a carriage drawn by two horses. The new prospector’s tent enables organizing work meetings or corporate, incentive and private events. It is perfect for retreats. Complete the experience with one of the available activities or private shows, custom ice bars and gourmet meals. Aventures Plein Air St-Hippolyte also offers more rental vehicles: 10 Jeeps and 15 ATVs and a new sled dog interpretation centre.
New product offered by Écho Aloha
The mini fit SUP is a new paddle board for working out on the water. For fitness, yoga, Pilates or excursions and used in public or private pools and outdoors, the mini fit SUP is among the most versatile boards out there. Visit Écho Aloha.
Les Croisières Alouette invites you to their Trolleybus
For summer 2018, Les Croisières Alouette will again offer guided city tours in their magnificent Trolleybus. New: Add an hour-long hike on the trails of Camping Sainte-Agathe to your 45-minute guided city tour. ($20/adult). In addition, continental breakfast will be served on the boat at the municipal dock from Thursday to Sunday, from June 23 to August 15.
Par Monts et Vals–Inter-Municipal Trails
This hiking trail connect the village cores of the municipalities of Ivry-sur-le-Lac, Lantier, Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Sainte-Lucie-des-Laurentides, Val-David, Val-des-Lacs and Val-Morin. While exploring the Par Monts et Vals trail, you will experience mountain summits, marshes, old-growth trees, lakes, beaver dams, rock formations and many other natural attractions.
To the top at Tremblant
Tremblant hosts a full line-up of events, activities and opportunities for quality get-togethers. Among the can’t-miss activities is Crossroads Tremblant, a new road and mountain bike festival that kicks off a season of endless summer fun on May 25-27. A string of others follow suit-the Burrows Cup, Lolë White Tour, IRONMAN Triathlon Series, Wanderlust, Défi 808 Challenge and the Salomon Classic. Summer 2018 also marks some important cultural anniversaries, such as the 25th Tremblant International Blues Festival, the 15th Rythmes Tremblant and the 20th la Fête de la musique. What are some other summertime activities that you won’t want to miss out on? Banzaï’s family fun & entertainment, Ziptrek and Tonga Lumina, which resumes on June 8.
Casino de Mont-Tremblant
Located on the Versant Soleil, the Casino de Mont-Tremblant offers a wide array of gaming options. Experience a fun atmosphere like no other with lively theme nights! Altitude seafood and grill restaurant is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a gourmet meal with mountain views. To start the day off on the right foot, every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Sunday Brunch package is available to all. The package includes brunch for two people, two mimosas and promotional game credits for each person. Make it a night out with friends.
New facilities at Scandinave Spa Mont-Tremblant
Last January, this nationally renowned spa and pioneer of hydrotherapy in Québec since 1999, unveiled new facilities, including the additions of a huge infinity edge spa with a waterfall, a new dry sauna, a steam bath and a cold pool under a Nordic waterfall. The outdoor relaxation areas have been improved and expanded, and offer visitors a traditional Scandinavian bath experience in a peaceful atmosphere, in harmony with the environment and nature. Visit Scandinave Spa Mont-Tremblant.
Géo-Explora – a brand new activity
A brand new exploration game on three-wheel electric scooters for outrageous fun! An iPad with GPS will guide you on country roads to little-known areas so that you and your teammates can solve the riddles of the quiz and learn more about secrets surrounding the fauna, flora and history of Mont-Tremblant. In addition, the team with the most points will win a prize. Visit Géo-Explora.
A Disc Golf course in Nominingue
The fitness trail in Parc le Renouveau Rosaire-Sénécal has been revamped. The trail now includes 14 fitness features, and access is free. In addition, a brand new 18-hole disc golf course is now open. The municipality has also set up a pickleball court for this growing sport in Québec. The pickleball court exists alongside the basketball court at Parc Grégoire-Charbonneau. Visit Nominingue.
A new site for Les Sommets Gourmands
After 4 successful years in Tremblant, this huge festival for active epicureans will move to Saint-Sauveur for its 5th year. From September 20 to 23, Les Sommets and the Saint-Sauveur Valley will be bustling: activities, trade fair exhibitors, work-shops, demonstrations, tastings and much more await visitors to inspire them to eat, drink, and get active.Visit Les Sommets Gourmands.
Vikings at Du Coq à l’Âne des Laurentides farm
For the 3rd year, the farm will host the Fête agricole et médiévale on August 25 and 26. Vikings, gladiators, artillerymen and women, historical reenactment camps, combat shows, various craftsmen, blacksmith and wool-working demonstrations, food and regional products await you in Huberdeau. Visite Du Coq à l’Âne des Laurentides farm.
First-Ever Crossroads Tremblant Event
This new road and mountain bike festival will be held from May 25 to 27. The event brings together lovers of paved routes, mountain trails and bike paths who want to take on a challenge, share their passion and have some good times. The Tremblant Resort, site and host of the festival, will beat to the rhythm of pedal strokes for three days. On the program, among other things: recreational ride on the “P’tit Train du Nord” linear park, electric bike test track and the Peppermint Bikefest–an exclusive day organized for women, by women who know bikes. Visit Crossroads Tremblant.
Le Festival International Hautes-Laurentides celebrates its 20th anniversary!
From July 5 to August 5, under the artistic direction of violinist Alexandre Da Costa, the festival will offer a broadly diverse season with, of course, classical music, but also pop, country and electronic shows. Irvin Blais will be at Mont-Laurier, Bruno Pelletier will give a concert in Mont-Tremblant, and DJs Topium will be at Rivière- Rouge to make you scream! Also, a new series of gala concerts will be presented in Montréal, Mont-Tremblant and Mont-Laurier. Visit Festival International Hautes-Laurentides.
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