November is a grey, drab month for many of us: The change back to standard time, darkness in early evening, and the return of cold weather. However, we’ve found some original ideas in the Laurentians to make the most of this month and help fight off the November blahs:
November means Black Friday. Hunt for deals in the region’s stores and malls!
- Place Rosemère – Rosemère
- Premium Outlets Montréal – Mirabel
- Carrefour du Nord shopping centre – Saint-Jérôme
- Saint-Sauveur district – Saint-Sauveur
- Espace Pin Rouge – Val-David
- Les Factoreries Tremblant – Mont-Tremblant
The countdown is on—Christmas is less than two months away! Discover treasures for you or your family at Laurentian craft fairs and Christmas markets. The region is an enchanting, beautiful backdrop for wintry fun and festivities, with a whole host of magical events waiting to be discovered.
Hungry? How about a Laurentian food outing to sample our tasty local offerings? The region has no shortage of great spots to sit down to a delicious meal. From classic bistros to cozy cafés, lively pubs to haute cuisine, there’s truly something for everyone. Enjoy a summer brunch or sit down to a five-course chef’s menu. The gourmet options are endless! Here are just a few of our culinary draws:
- Laurentian restaurants: An irresistible appeal for foodies of every kind!
- Chemin du Terroir: A signposted trail through more than 226 kilometres of country backroads and byways, with discoveries to make at every turn
- Passion for chocolate: Atelier Boutique Cotard in Sainte-Adèle, Chocolaterie Marie-Claude, also in Sainte-Adèle, and Chocostyle in Mont-Blanc
- Honey and maple: Miels d’Anicet in Ferme-Neuve, Intermiel in Mirabel, and Aux saveurs du printemps, also in Mirabel
Embrace the crisp November air and come out to Tyroparc for a hit of adrenaline! The hiking and mega zip line package is a 2.5 hour activity consisting of a 1.3 km hike through the Mont Catherine forest and two mega zip lines over 100 metres high. Thrills guaranteed! Reservation required.
There’s nothing like a good walk to clear your head! Explore the Laurentians by visiting one of our many parks. Whether you’re an experienced hiker, a novice, or just walking your dog, we have the ideal park or trail for you.
November is the best month to enjoy our many incredible spas in the upper and lower Laurentians. Imagine THE perfect time to take a well-earned break in a restorative, relaxing environment. Many of the region’s Nordic spas are nestled in magnificent surroundings or located in inns or hotels. Come discover our best picks among the region’s most beautiful spas!
It’s hard to get motivated to play sports when the weather is bad. Le Crux Boisbriand rock climbing centre has a number of options to help you stay active. Book two hours in the auto-belay area (perfect for beginners and families), while more experienced users can book a rope area or even go bouldering. Indoor climbing classes are also offered.
Experience the outdoors in our national parks
Come explore the outdoors at Parc National d’Oka! Our hiking trails let you explore a range of environments (L’Érablière trail in the forest, La Grande Baie trail in the wetlands, etc.). If you’re feeling athletic, the Calvaire trail, with its three historic chapels and four oratories, is an important heritage site with a moderately challenging route and a superb view of Lac des Deux Montagnes from Mont du Calvaire’s summit. In Parc national du Mont-Tremblant, hiking enthusiasts have more than 82 km of trails to choose from. For the best scenery, we recommend the Roche, Coulée and Corniche trails.
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