The Holiday season is the perfect opportunity for some family time together in the Laurentians to create unforgettable memories. Enchanting landscapes inspire a festive ambiance throughout the Laurentian region. Make your dream family outing a reality in this unparalleled setting! Whether you enjoy snowshoeing, skating, dog sledding, or cross-country skiing, one day won’t be enough to do it all!
What is there to do during March break? Whether you want to do some downhill, sliding, touring or cross-country skiing, the Laurentian region is the ideal destination for March break.
Here are some events you won’t want to miss in the Laurentians:
Take part in the great family snowshoeing excursion up to the Oka Calvary on March 4, 2016 in the evening, accompanied by a park guardian-naturalist. At the summit, there’ll be a tasting of local products offered. Snowshoes can be rented on site. Adult tickets cost $9.74 and children aged 0 to 17 go free!
Until March 6, 2016, Festi-Neige awaits you in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts. On the program: slides, obstacle course for children, a 1-km skating ring on the lake, a hockey rink, a 4-km walking trail on Lac des Sables and much more. All provided in a magnificent decor and environment, ideal for lovers of the great outdoors. And it’s all free!
From February 27 to March 6, 2016, everything is happening at Tremblant during March break: animation and specially organized activities for the school holidays. A wide range of programs on offer from the Tremblant Ski School, and other varied activities.
An outing on horseback is a way of getting out into the heart of nature up in the Laurentian mountains. It’s a unique equestrian experience! Amble along on our magnificent trails, choosing from a wide range of excursions and expeditions. Here are our suggestions:
Les Écuries du Chantecler
1815, rue du Mont-Blanc, Sainte-Adèle
Family outings on horseback.
340, chemin de Chertsey, Sainte-Marguerite-du-Lac-Masson
Theme park dedicated to a better understanding of our horsey friends. Outings, sleigh rides, small museum.
Photographs taken with show horses.
Ranch La Douceur
6250, chemin du 10e Rang, Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts
Horseback ridng, pony rides, guided tour of the mini-farm with more than 100 animals: goats, sheeo, lamas, alpacas, donkeys, calves, pigs, horses, rabbits, ducks, fallow deer.
DOGSLEDDING, ICE-FISHING AND SNOWMOBILING
Our centers invite you to enjoy these activities, to get away and discover nature in some of its finest and wildest moments. The Laurentian region is one gigantic territory just waiting to be discovered!
Centre d’Activités Nature Kanatha-Aki
Kanatha-Aki invites you to enjoy some winter activities in company with an experienced and passionate team. Forest walks, hikes, excursions and expeditions; dogsleds, horses, forest survival techniques; fishing adventures (fly, line, hand and ice-fishing); an authentic day out with our trapper/backwoodsman (snowshoeing-trapping); meet our wood bison (Athabascae); traditional Amerindian site. stay in a teepee, hut, trapper’s cabin or do some rustic camping.
Take the challenge of this unforgettable experience and try out an hour’s run down the trails with a dogsled and team! You may choose to run your own team or go in company with a guide. Ranch Mont-Tremblant: an adventure for the whole family! What’s more, transportation is provided from the Mont Tremblant Activity Centre!
Aventures Évasion Blanche
Évasion Blanche offers a choice of eight unique and diverse excursions and guarantees a convivial approach and atmosphere during the whole of your stay. Experienced guides have had safety training and know how to take groups out into remote areas. They will have all the equipment required on hand to ensure that you experience a trouble-free snowmobiling outing!
In addition, for those who wish to discover the joys of snowmobiling combined with a dogsledding and snowshoeing package in the forest with a visit to a sugar shack, Aventures Évasion Blanche has set up a 2-day and a 3-day package for you just one hour out of Montréal!
SKIING, SLIDING AND ZIPLINING
The Laurentian region is renowned for its vast forests, mountain landscape and lively villages. It has one of the greatest concentrations of ski centers as well, with 12 stations. Come and take advantage of a multitude of affordable all-inclusive packages covering meals, lessons, and unlimited skiing and sliding. Here are some ideas:
Downhill skiing and tubing.
Glissades des Pays d’en Haut
Tubing or rafting, Tornado and Bobsleigh des neiges.
1 800 668-7951
Parc F. U. N. (Mont-Saint-Sauveur)
Montagne Alpine – Double zipline.
Le Viking – Alpine coaster
Le Dragon – Double zipline
Aerial course. Ziplines, suspended bridges and Tarzan cords. 5 courses + more than 60 games.
12 ski centers in the Laurentians: www.laurentides.com/fr/ski
SKATING, CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING AND SNOWSHOEING
If you are looking for a region in which to pratcise cross-country skiing or snowshoeing, look no further than the Laurentian mountains! Pretty much guaranteed snow in abundance!
- Skating – Ice trails
- Parc régional bois de Belle-Rivière 1.9-km trail in the forest (illuminated & non-heated shelter)
- Pavillon Violette-Gauthier 8.1-km trail on Lac Masson (illuminated & heated shelter)
- Chalet Pauline Vanier 4-km trail in the forest (illuminated & heated shelter)
- Parc des Laurentides – Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing
Explore this amazing natural landscape, enjoy your favorite snow sports, relax more than you thought possible, that’s what a winter experience is all about when in the heart of the unrivalled Laurentian landscape. We’re waiting just for you!
Experience the early settler lifestyle…
The Auberge du Lac Morency in Saint-Hippolyte is now offering comfortable, well-equipped prospector tents. Set up in the forest, the tents cater for four people and have everything needed on hand. Double-size, double-deck beds, dining nook, wood stove, BBQ and all cooking utensils provided. You can bring your own supplies or ask our chef to prepare gourmet meals that you can reheat in your tent. And in both summer and winter, you can access the facilities at the inn. Several packages available : lacmorency.com/en.
Aventure Plein Air Saint-Hippolyte
The snowmobile fleet has been doubled in size and now numbers 50 machines, all ecological 4-stroke models. A new welcome chalet will be open for the start of the winter season. This new building will be four times larger than the current one and includes a garage, a reception and waiting area, offices as well as a large cloakroom filled with winter clothing suitable for severe weather conditions. A number of new dogsledding trails have also been opened up. The Husky-Siberian dog pack now has over 90 members who love to pull sleds. Aventure Plein Air St-Hippolyte.
Looking for a wide untouched territory to enjoy countless outdoor activities? Look no further: the Laurentians’ Outfitters are perfect for you!
You will find custom-made packages, out-of-the-ordinary lodging, camping, inns and chalets. There is something for every taste and for the whole family, as well as a wide selection of activities on offer: ice-fishing, ATV, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and dogsledding! The nature-lover in you will be delighted, thanks to your hosts who love to share the many great pleasures associated with nature in its purest form and breathtaking scenery.
A memorable stay awaits nature lovers and sports enthusiasts of all ages, while the vast wilderness is transformed into a playground season after season. With the three feet of snow that covers the ground every winter, the land turns into a magical place where to enjoy a multitude of activities.
Discover the landscapes’ breathtaking beauty as you travel the groomed and marked snowmobile and ATV trails that extend over thousands of kilometers or during a cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dogsledding or hiking expedition. Make the most of your stay and skate in this winter wonderland or learn more about the world of trapping. End the day with a well-deserved hot chocolate by the fireplace.
The Laurentians’ Outfitters offer many lodging options, all with a privileged access to nature. Not-to-be-missed this winter!
Located 45 minutes from Montréal, Fiddler Lake Resort offers a fully catered resort holiday in an exclusive 250-acre domain set along the banks of magnificent Fiddler Lake. A peaceful haven nestling in the heart of the Valley of Saint-Sauveur, the largest night-skiing area in Canada, with a wide range of activities nearby. Considering how much snow there is, it’s time to come up North and enjoy it!
A vast virgin forest surrounding the fifty luxurious, log cabin-style cottages is perfect for hiking and snowshoeing. The recreation center adjacent to the skating rink houses a heated indoor pool and a games room for both children and adults. Cross-country skiing, dogsledding, ice climbing, tube sliding, ice fishing, snowmobiling and a spa are just some of the activities available on-site or nearby. And the restaurants, bars, art galleries and boutiques and outlets of the charming village of Saint-Sauveur are just 15 minutes away!
Spacious cottages with everything included for 6 to 18 people have been designed for maximum comfort: cathedral ceilings, huge picture windows, broad verandas and ecological wood fireplaces. Most cottages are equipped with a private outdoor spa and sauna, as well as a pool table, and they all include free high-speed Wi-Fi Internet. Catering services, private chefs and a concierge service all contribute to a worry-free stay.
Its selection of winter packages, particularly during the weeks of the March break, make Fiddler Lake Resort an ideal destination for a holiday with the family or friends, or perhaps a special corporate event.
For an unforgettable holiday deep in the heart of nature, with its lively and contagious joie de vivre, there’s only one destination: Mont-Tremblant. Under its snowy blanket, the region unfolds its myriad charms for the enjoyment of all nature lovers.
Couples, families and friends appreciate the many activities on offer in the three sectors of Mont-Tremblant and nearby. Downhill skiers relish the magnificent conditions on the two highest summits of the Laurentians, including Tremblant, located at the No. 1 resort in eastern North America. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, skating, dogsledding, ice climbing, ice fishing, tube sliding, snowmobiling and much more will please all lovers of the great outdoors. A vast interior play space and aquatic complex add plenty of entertainment value for youngsters.
Relaxation and fun go hand in hand at Mont-Tremblant with visits to spas, boutiques and the casino, plus the legendary nightlife! The region is particularly strong in the cultural and artistic scene with its old church converted into a cabaret and old railway station transformed into an exhibition center. Food services include everything from take-away to fine gastronomy featuring exotic savors and fine regional produce, promising a delicious culinary experience.
More accessible than ever thanks to the nearby Mont-Tremblant International Airport, the region offers a choice of lodging: B&Bs, country inns, mountainside residences, boutique hotels, etc. To take maximum advantage of one of the world’s great holiday destinations, or to hold a business meeting or event, what better place is there!