When Tourisme Laurentides asked me to stay at an outfitter in the Laurentians, I didn’t have to think twice. I have visited outfitters throughout Quebec for my TV show, Expédition Faune on TVA Sports, for nearly twenty years now. As part of this project, I was to stay at one of the many outfitters in the Laurentian region.
With its endless mountains, hundreds of kilometers of trails, thousands of lakes and three meters of annual snow cover, the Laurentian region provides the most magnificent of playgrounds. To really get to experience nature at its most spectacular and abundant, there’s no better way than during a stay at an outfitters. For all outdoors enthusiasts, nature lovers and sporting types, this winter, your dream vacation starts right here!
Known above all for its great hunting and fishing, the outfitters nevertheless propose numerous other sporting and family activities certain to fulfill the needs of the whole party: snowshoeing, tube sliding, skating and cross-country skiing in the heart of the boreal forest. That’s without mentioning the 2700 km of groomed and maintained snowmobile trails linking outfitter camps, which become relay points for overnight stays once the snow comes. An excursion by dogsled or quad, on more than 1607 km of trail, also allows visitors to discover this enchanting Laurentian environment. Little huts designed for the practice of ice fishing appear on the frozen surface of lakes, while another activity introduces the art of trapping.
Whether located just 1 h 15 from Montréal or in the heart of the forested wilderness of the Upper Laurentians, the 18 outfitters in the Laurentian Outfitters Association promise all the peacefulness of their diverse natural surroundings. From winter camping to fully equipped cottages with wood fireplaces, or a stay in a forest inn, all visitors can take advantage of this privileged access to the natural world and its many attractions.