Summertime means fun in the water! And the Laurentians have beaches and water parks galore for you to cool off at with family or friends. Why not extend your getaway with a stay in one of the region’s cabins, inns, hotels, holiday resorts, or campgrounds? Take inspiration from our suggestions to plan your summer getaways in the Laurentians:
Discover canoeing or kayaking
Looking to find the best water in the Laurentians? Why not try canoeing or kayaking with the entire family? Canoe Kayak Arundel offers visitors private access to Beaven River. The calm, shimmering water is perfect for beginners! Take a trip down a calm river with À l’Abordage, located in Val-David on the Nord River or in Mont-Tremblant on the Diable River. Several packages available! Rouge & Diable also offers canoe or kayak river descent packages on the Diable River and on the Rouge River. For its part, the Labelle-based Kayak & Cabana organizes 12-km trips on the Rouge River by kayak, canoe, or stand-up paddle board. Soak up the benefits of nature and the outdoors!
Family activities to stay cool and play in the water
Hot summer days are here, so come and cool off with the family! Reserve your outing at one of the region’s two outdoor water parks starting mid-June. Parc aquatique du Sommet Saint-Sauveur is the largest mountain water park. Your ticket includes admission to Parc F.U.N.’s five rides. Brand new this summer: Super Aqua Club in Pointe-Calumet will be the first water park in the world to implement the Dream Tunnel, an immersive attraction! In Mont-Tremblant, discover Brind’O Aquaclub and its 4 slides and 35 interactive water games. Everything is indoors, away from the elements on rainy days.
Float on the water
Gently sway to the movement of the region’s lakes and rivers with friends, family, or loved ones! Located in Pointe-Calumet, Voile Sansoucy school and Club offers training and outings on sporty catamarans on Deux-Montagnes Lake. Personalized training is guaranteed depending on your level of experience. Les Croisières Mont-Tremblant offers memorable cruises, with or without meals, only a couple of minutes from downtown Tremblant Resort. With Camping Le Fou du Roi, head out for a getaway on the Rouge River aboard an inflatable tube. Majestic landscapes await!
For a freshwater adventure
Hungry for adventure? Here’s the answer! Nouveau Monde Rafting and Propulsion Rafting in Grenville-sur-la-Rouge offer a variety of package deals for a half- or full-day of rafting fun in good company. You’ve always wanted to try water sports, but don’t have a boat? Aventures Plein Air Saint-Hippolyte offers wakeboarding, water skiing, tubing, and much more! Prices include a boat, a guide, and all necessary equipment. You can be sure to end the day with a smile on your face!
For a day at the beach
With our many lakes, come and cool off during this summer’s heat waves! The Laurentians’ beaches invite you for a day of fun under the sun. Many offer water equipment rentals on-site or the option for you to bring your BBQ for a picnic. At Parc national d’Oka, the beach is also accessible to persons with reduced mobility thanks to adapted wheelchairs. Everyone can enjoy it! Extend your getaway to catch the most beautiful sunsets!
Ready, set, paddle board!
Do you love stand-up paddle boarding? Take part in the many events offered this summer by Écho Aloha, such as the Traversée du lac Masson or full-moon paddle. If you’re looking to go down a calm river, the Centre d’Activités et Golf le Sélect offers a variety of package deals that include equipment rentals. Even dogs are welcome! With D-Tour this summer, head out to explore Parc national du Mont-Tremblant during a guided outing on the Diable River or enjoy a moment of relaxation with a SUP Yoga class.
Traversée du lac Tremblant – August 3 to 7
Five events, one swim camp, 1,000 swimmers, 170 kayakers, and one incredible lake. No matter your level, there’s a distance for you. There’s the 1 km Desjardins, 3 km, 5 km, team 12 km, and the ultimate individual 12-km crossing. The Traversée du lac Tremblant’s individual 5 km and 12 km are official events of the North American Global Swim Series championship.
Happy vacationing in the Laurentians!!! For all tourism-related questions: [email protected] or call: 450-224-7007 | 1-800-561-6673.