The Laurentians are always a great option for getting away from it all with the family. When winter hits, take your loved ones to this snowy wonderland for some truly memorable times. In the Laurentians, you’ll never be bored with so much to do! It’s the perfect winter setting for wonderful outdoor recreation and hours of family fun. Dash through the pristine snow with your kids at your side behind a team of adorable sled dogs. Strap on your skates, snowshoes or skis to explore an enchanted winter setting with a gang of your nearest and dearest. Become a kid again as you toboggan with your young ones down a steep Laurentian mountain trail. Introduce them to ice fishing through a local outfitter. What a great way to build lasting memories!
In the Laurentian heartland
On your next outdoorsy vacation, head to the heart of the region and escape into the Laurentian forest. Camping et centre de plein air Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts is the perfect spot to spend the day as a family. Admire the glorious winter landscapes as you snowshoe or cross-country ski. There are a variety of nearby lodging options where you can relax with a tasty hot chocolate at the end of the day. Do you live for adventure? At Tyroparc, you’ll love gliding over 100 m above the ground on two winter ziplines. Open to ages five and up. If you prefer a more calming experience, take in the one-of-a-kind view at the Sentier des cimes Laurentides Treetop Walk in Mont-Blanc. This elevated trail and observation tower is accessible to strollers and wheelchairs. At the nearby Centre d’activités nature Kanatha-Aki in Val-des-Lacs, young and old alike can be introduced to the world of traditional dogsledding and experience a memorable outing. Have a sweet tooth? Stop by Chocostyle in Mont-Blanc, where you can fill up on chocolatey treats.
The Pays-d’en-Haut: The pinnacle of winter fun!
A classic destination for families who love mountain sports and discovery, this sector offers tons of lodging options. In the Pays-d’en-Haut, the possibilities are as endless as the snow-covered territory. Put on your snowpants and mittens and climb into an inner tube or similar vessel to descend the slopes at Sommet Saint-Sauveur versant Avila and Glissades Domaine des Pays d’en Haut in Piedmont. For downhill skiing lovers, a day at Sommet Saint-Sauveur, Sommet Morin-Heights or Mont-Habitant is a great way to have fun as a family, with only a small distance between each mountain. Is skating more your style? Lace up your skates and meander down the ice trail at John-H.-Molson park in Saint-Sauveur. There’s 1.5 km of forest trail to discover! Finally, fuel up nearby with a great meal at Saint-Sau Pub Gourmand, located in the heart of the village. And why not add a dose of culture and history to your winter family outing by visiting the Laurentian Ski Museum?
Adventure trips made easy
Make your next stay unforgettable by taking advantage of outdoor activities in nature near a charming hotel. Begin your next adventure at Auberge du Lac Morency in Saint-Hippolyte, where you can take advantage of an adventure package that includes a one-night stay, breakfast, a table d’hôte dinner and a choice of seasonal activities. On site, experience unique forest outings such as dogsledding and snowmobiling with Aventures Plein Air Saint-Hippolyte and Ski Doux. Estérel Resort is also an exceptional destination for getting closer to nature in total comfort. Outdoor enthusiasts can get their fill on kilometres of snowshoe and cross-country trails through the forest, just steps from the hotel. Alternatively, lace up your skates and hit the skating ring just behind the resort, or skate on the Lac Masson ring to discover Laurentian landscapes at their finest. Finish your outdoor experience by visiting the natural wonders of the region: Parc régional Rivière-du-Nord in Saint-Jérôme and Parc de la Rivière Doncaster in Sainte-Adèle. These enchanting sites are sure to satisfy your need to get moving this winter.
Your Mont-Tremblant adventure starts here!
With a wide range of activities, lodging and restaurants on offer, Mont-Tremblant is the ideal destination for winter vacations as a family. Begin your adventure at the base of Mont Tremblant. Put on your ski boots and get ready for hours of fun on slopes for all skill levels. Then, check out the Jardins de glace on the Saint-Bernard Chapel grounds to skate on a lighted rink, glide down two frozen slides and admire ice sculptures, all in a magical family atmosphere. If you’d like, you can book a dogsled excursion at the Tremblant Activity Centre to discover this unique universe and splendid Laurentian landscapes. Several packages are available, including a discovery package suitable for kids. Located outside the resort, Domaine Saint-Bernard is a top spot for nature lovers who want to practice snowshoeing, snow hiking and cross-country skiing. The whole family can perfect their technique at the on-site cross-country school. It even offers a beginner’s package for families to make unforgettable memories. Finally, D-Tour offers guided tours, custom packages and winter activities on the entire territory of Mont-Tremblant. From the door of your hotel room to the great outdoors, enjoy a personalized—and totally authentic—experience.
Fun for the whole family, all winter long!
No matter the time of year, there are plenty ofevents happening in the Laurentians. When you visit our region, stay tuned for festivities in our lively towns and villages. Firstly, Bonheurs d’hiver in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts has tons of winter activities for your family to enjoy. Check out the mini winter village, a walking trail on the lake, a slide, sculptures, a maze and themed Saturdays until February 24. And in Sainte-Adèle, check out Parc Claude-Henri-Grignon en neige until late February for a sledding hill, skate trail, double ice slide and snow playground. It’s fun for young and old alike! Or, head to Sainte-Marguerite-du-Lac-Masson and discover Lac Masson en Fête on February 3, 11, 17 and 25 for lots of athletic activities in an enchanting atmosphere! Be sure to bundle up for a memorable day outdoors. Finally, don’t miss the Snow Festival at Parc régional éducatif Bois-de-Belle-Rivière on January 27 and 28! You’ll get to take part in activities like bubble soccer, tube slides, a giant ball pool, fatbiking, a forest skating trail and more. The event is expected to be very well attended. For a full list of our winter events, visit our website.
Come in from the cold
When the temperature drops, have a blast as a family at indoor attractions in the Laurentians. Immersia Escape Games Boisbriand challenges families of investigators in four original scenarios. Will you be able to solve the mystery in one hour? Missing summer? Bring your bathing suit and have tons of fun on the four slides and 35 water games at Brind’O Aquaclub in Mont-Tremblant. For more adrenaline, head to Tag E-Karting in Sainte-Thérèse, where you can race your family on a thrilling go-cart track, have an axe-throwing competition, or even try laser tag! And athletic families will love bouldering or climbing at the Le Crux climbing centre in Boisbriand. Are your kids asking for more? MégaMaze Blainville and Saint-Jérôme have lots of play structures to keep your little ones occupied. Check out the special events on their monthly calendar! Finally, O-Volt Blainville has tons of trampoline games for all ages, with various fun challenges. So, jump to it! Don’t let bad weather keep you from having fun!
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