For an unforgettable summer getaway, parks in the Laurentians have their arms wide open and a variety of activities available. Whether you love the outdoors or would prefer a peaceful getaway, these natural gems are all unique in their own way, guaranteeing memories you won’t forget. And if you’re looking to draw out the fun, there’s nothing better than spending the night in nature in style in one of the available lodgings. What are you waiting for to explore the incredible parks in the Laurentians?
For a family tour
In addition to biking and hiking trails, enjoy fun activities for the whole family in the region’s parks! Parc du Domaine Vert in Mirabel lets you reach the treetops with its aerial obstacle course for all ages. To add to the experience, there are two large ziplines on site for visitors aged 10 and up. Plus, the pool is open every day to cool down. Located in Saint-Jérôme, Parc régional de la Rivière-du-Nord offers a plethora of fun attractions for your young explorers, like an aerial adventure course, a sensory trail, an obstacle course, a photo rally, an introduction to ornithology, and a look and find. Watch the waterfalls put on a show as you walk the trails of the Parc de la rivière Doncaster in Saint-Adèle. Then, make lasting memories trout fishing as a family. Remember that fishing licences are mandatory. Make the most of beautiful, sunny days to enjoy a picnic by the water. With these suggestions, share your passion for nature with your kids this summer!
Dive into adventure
To break the cycle of daily life and explore nature’s secrets, go canoe camping. In Parc national du Mont-Tremblant, the Diable River is perfect for both short and long expeditions. Located on sandy rivers, the campsites make you want to relax around the fire, serenaded by the hum of nature. Over 58 canoe camping sites await in the wilderness of Parc régional Kiamika in Rivière-Rouge. Come and spend a night under the stars on an island or a peninsula and soak up the quiet of the forest throughout your canoe trip. Looking for your own personal island? You can have it! In Notre-Dame-du-Laus, Parc régional du Poisson Blanc offers a one-of-a-kind getaway experience on the Poisson Blanc Reservoir. Its many islands are packed with secluded backcountry canoe camping sites accessible only by boat. An adventure you won’t forget anytime soon!
Discover the beauty of wildlife reserves
The region’s wildlife reserves are vast lands made up of lakes, rivers, and mountains, giving outdoor enthusiasts an unparalleled selection of places to do their favourite activities. There are endless options for beginners and seasoned adventurers alike, in addition to the excitement and escape being in nature brings. The Réserve faunique de Papineau-Labelle in Nominingue invites you to go fishing or hunting, to a holiday resort or camping getaway, or even to a canoe camping or hiking adventure. Nature lovers are sure to find their fix in its immense territory, parsed by over 760 lakes. For its part, the Réserve faunique Rouge-Matawin in La Macaza is the ultimate playground for not only hunters and fishers, but families and outdoor enthusiasts as well! The activities available include river trips, canoe camping, and hiking. It’s the perfect recipe for unforgettable time in nature!
To wake up with the birds
Looking to get away to reconnect with nature? The region’s parks offer a wide variety of accommodation options to recharge your batteries far from the buzz of the big city! Located in the heart of lush vegetation, Parc national d’Oka offers serviced and non-serviced campsites, ready-to-camp sites, and cottages for the summer. Once on site, discover the park from all kinds of angles: hiking, biking, or on the water! Rentals are available on site. In Mont-Tremblant, Domaine Saint-Bernard is packed with activities for the whole family: beach, hiking, bike rentals, boat rentals, and much more! For a one-of-a-kind experience, check out the introductory beekeeping course on Sundays or sign up for one of many astronomy evenings. Looking to keep the fun going? Located at the Domaine itself, Hôtel UNIQ invites you to an eccentric glamping experience. Pack your bags and discover something new!
A rich biodiversity
Look closely! Lots of iconic Québec plants and wildlife can be found in parks in the Laurentians. Parc de la Rivière-des-Milles-Îles, which protects 42 km of the Mille-Îles River, offers a plethora of educational activities about the wildlife reserve. Rent a boat from one of their kiosks in Rosemère, Bois-des-Filion, Boisbriand, or Saint-Eustache, and head out to discover the marsh’s animal residents! In Mirabel, explore Parc régional éducatif Bois de Belle-Rivière via 17 km of hiking trails and 7 km of biking trails. With its plethora of activities available, ranging from swimming to disc golf, remember to keep your head up so you don’t miss all the different species of birds! Finally, discover the incredible nature at Parc Éco Laurentides in Mont-Blanc, where the forest trails and bridges guarantee total immersion, every time, in an environment where aquatic plants and insectivores live in harmony. Just like that, a park visit quickly becomes a portal to a fascinating natural universe!
The height and nature of the Laurentians
Is there a better way to enjoy the Laurentians’ wide-open spaces and forests than to observe them from their highest peaks? Located in Ferme-Neuve, Parc régional Montagne du Diable offers several viewpoints of the Upper Laurentian landscape. Grab a snack and rest at Relais de la Montagne du Diable after long hours on the hiking trails. Hikers and ATVers alike are guaranteed an exceptional view from a 21-metre observation tower! At Parc du Mont Loup-Garou in Sainte-Adèle, lace up your hiking boots to climb Mount Loup-Garou. The view from its highest summit, at 498 metres, is breathtaking. Finally, the cliffs of Parc régional Val-David-Val-Morin create an incredible landscape, just like the extraordinary view from the summits. See how you measure up to Mount King for an unforgettable hike! No matter your level, the summits are accessible to all!
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