With their year-round natural beauty, the Laurentians are always a great place for a getaway! When winter hits, take your loved ones to this snowy wonderland for some truly memorable times. With so many great activities to choose from, we guarantee you’ll never be bored! It’s the perfect winter setting for outdoor recreation and hours of fun with your partner or family. Dash through the pristine snow 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 glide down a thrilling Laurentian mountain slope. What a great way to build lasting memories!
Play outside in the Pays-d’en-Haut
Boasting a variety of lodging options, the Pays-d’en-Haut region is the perfect winter playground for a multi-day getaway. With over 60 sled, raft, and tube runs, Glissades Domaine des Pays d’en Haut in Piedmont guarantees a great time for all with runs for every age and skill level, from toddler to expert. You can also skate along a 1.5-km forest trail at John-H.-Molson Park in Saint-Sauveur. Or, Espresso Sports in Sainte-Adèle offers fatbike rentals, including junior models for 5- to 11-year-olds. And at Avalanche culture plein air Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard, you can rent outdoor equipment like cross-country skis and snowshoes and explore kilometres of trails.
Stay in the central Laurentians for outdoor family fun!
Visit the area to enjoy a multitude of lodging and dining options alongside unique winter activities. At Camping Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, cabin and pod rentals are available all winter long. You’ll discover cross-country and snowshoe trails suitable for all skill levels, with an onsite equipment rental centre. And why not set off on an adventure at Tyroparc? You’ll love gliding over 100 m above the ground on two winter ziplines (ages five and up). Or, 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. Afterwards, you can relax with hot chocolate and marshmallows by the outdoor fire. Are you a family of animal lovers? Then you’re sure to enjoy horseback riding at Ranch La Douceur. And the nearby Centre d’activités nature Kanatha-Aki in Val-des-Lacs offers an introduction to traditional dogsledding for young and old.
Go off the beaten path at Mont-Tremblant
Mont-Tremblant is famous for its resort. But did you know that the surrounding area offers a wealth of outdoor activities? Have a fatbike adventure on local trails with equipment rented from Expérience SK or learn how to snow bike with the D-Tour company. If a slower-paced activity is what you’re after, visit the mini farm at Action Tremblant to meet a menagerie of ponies, pigs, rabbits, alpacas, and goats. And young and old alike will adore skating in an enchanting setting at the Saint-Bernard Chapel or on Lac Mercier. While you’re at the lake, get your adrenaline pumping with a ride down the ice slide! Whether you’re discovering the area for the first time or making a return visit, Mont-Tremblant has everything you need to experience winter to the fullest.
Escapes in the Laurentian forest
This winter, enjoy a full-service stay at one of these breathtaking accommodation options. At Estérel Resort, you can rent skates, snowshoes, or cross-country skis and set off on an adventure on Lac Dupuis or a network of local trails. Then, dine at Bistro à Champlain or another of the resort’s three restaurants for a delicious end to the day. If you’re looking for family fun in the snow, Auberge du Lac Morency in Saint-Hippolyte is just the place. Its on-site outfitters, Aventures Plein Air St-Hippolyte, will help you explore the nearby area on a snowmobile or dogsled, or even embark on a trapping experience. Take advantage of numerous packages, such as the ski package, which includes a night’s stay, meals at the inn’s restaurant, and lift tickets for hitting the slopes at Sommet Saint-Sauveur.
Resorts in Argenteuil
Located halfway between Montréal and the Ottawa-Gatineau region, Argenteuil is a riveting outdoor playground. Its Fiddler Lake Resort in Mille-Isles offers a variety of recreational experiences. Stay in one of the resort’s chalets for access to outdoor activities such as hiking, snowshoeing, and skating. You’ll also be just twenty kilometres from the tourism offerings of Saint-Sauveur. To the west, Hotel Lac Carling in Grenville-sur-la-Rouge serves up outdoor fun with a lighted skating rink, snowshoe and cross-country trails, and crazy carpet sledding. Afterwards, savour exclusive regional delicacies at the hotel’s two bars and restaurant. With tons of classic winter activities to choose from, Argenteuil is well worth the trip!
Have fun … while staying warm!
If you encounter bad weather during your stay, you’ll find lots of local spots for indoor fun away from cold temperatures. Located at Tremblant Resort, Brind’O Aquaclub has many water slides and interactive splash pads to enjoy whatever the weather. Crafty travellers can visit the Billes & Cie bead shop in Saint-Sauveur to let their creativity soar and make a wide variety of jewellery pieces and special trinkets. And at the Laurentian Ski Museum in Saint-Sauveur, you can learn more about the premier winter sport of the Laurentians. For even more options, try Mégamaze Saint-Jérôme, Mégamaze Blainville, or Tag-E Karting in Sainte-Thérèse for a thrilling time away from the snow and cold.
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