Dear parents: Are you wondering what do with your family during spring break? The Laurentians, only 30 minutes from Montreal, are full of fun and action-packed activities and events for your children: sledding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, outdoor games, downhill skiing, sleigh rides and much more! There’s something for everyone 🏂⛄❤🎿❄
Renowned for its warm welcome and excellent reputation, the Laurentians is one of the best snowmobiling and ATV destinations in Quebec. Its ideal geographical location means that snow is guaranteed every year. Fly directly from Toronto to Mont-Tremblant International Airport in the heart of the Laurentians, a region known for its singular style and incomparable hospitality. Take advantage of a variety of packages for an outing on our beautiful trails. Come and explore exceptional landscapes throughout the region. On average, 350 cm of snow blankets the region in wintertime.
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!
The parks of the Laurentians are renowned as wonderful wild places to have fun and enjoy the fresh air. Laurentian parks have so much to offer: visitors can choose from a wide array of unique activities. With so many options, you may just have to toss a coin to decide what to do first!
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.
With enchanting landscapes and numerous activities for all tastes, winter in the Laurentians is magical. And to truly appreciate the season, nothing compares to “Le P’tit Train du Nord” linear park, a 232-km path built over an old railway line from Bois-des-Filion to Mont-Laurier. It is the longest park of its kind in Canada, with activities season after season.
When the distinctive colors of autumn have given way to the pure beauty of winter, cyclists are replaced by skiers and snowmobilers. Enjoy a great outing on your cross-country skis from Saint-Jérôme to Val-David or in the Mont-Tremblant area. The trail is groomed for snowmobiling between Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts and Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré, then from Labelle to Mont-Laurier.
While roaming about, you will have an opportunity to discover a great variety of local delicacies, many activities, wide-open spaces, endless forestscapes, gorgeous snowy mountains and breathtaking sceneries. You will also find an abundance of restaurants, art galleries and charming boutiques in the nearby villages.
Visit the linear park’s Website to find out about a vast selection of lodging facilities and activities adjacent to the cycle path, and make your stay even more enjoyable. With the help of the interactive map, you’ll find everything you need in each sector of the park.
Put on a pair of cross-country skis or get your snowmobile ready and explore the region and its enchanting bucolic scenery this winter!
Heading north to the Upper Laurentians was an excellent decision, and staying at the Rabaska Lodge was definitely a judicious choice! This resort, located in the heart of nature, is renowned for its cozy and intimate accommodation, fine dining and welcoming hosts. We felt like we were visiting friends! When we discovered this vast natural territory only a few kilometers away from Ferme-Neuve and Mont-Laurier, we understood why Dominique and Martin decided to transform this former outfitter into a resort.
Nature lovers and outdoor aficionados will fall in love with this true paradise, located on the banks of the Baskatong Reservoir and near the Montagne du Diable (Devil’s Mountain), where a multitude of activities are offered, with or without a guide. We all enjoyed our favorite winter sports; some chose to explore the mountain on their cross-country skis or snowshoes, while others rode a snowmobile or ATV. Everyone in the group, including the thrill seekers, outdoor sports enthusiasts as well as those looking for a refuge away from the hustle and bustle, had the chance to see the magnificent Windigo Falls at the foot of the mountain and the breathtaking views that awaited us at the top.
After fulfilling days spent in the great outdoors, we met at the chalet and spent the evening by the fireplace. We also went to the main lodge to take advantage of the Wi-Fi access, play billiards, have a drink at the bar and savor an excellent meal at the restaurant. Fun and relaxation were on the menu during this unforgettable stay. This is a way of life I could get used to!
The Rabaska Lodge can welcome up to 120 guests year-round and offers many services, including catering services; it’s the perfect place for groups and special events. With that in mind…this is where we should hold our next corporate retreat. I’m sure my colleagues will love the idea!
What a unique sensory experience our little getaway at the Esterel Resort allowed us to enjoy! As soon as we arrived, we immediately realized that, following a major makeover of nearly 60 million dollars, the exceptional resort is a real gem. Its prime location in the heart of nature, its high quality facilities and its proximity to countless activities contributed to moments of relaxation and pleasure that will be long remembered by our friends and us.
Barely an hour after leaving Montréal, we discovered the two superb high-end boutique hotels, with a total of 200 suites designed with a contemporary touch and distinctive ambiance, each one equipped with a kitchenette and fireplace. We opted for a suite at the Émotion hotel, Gold award winner at the Grands Prix du tourisme québécois in 2014. A trendy ambiance, a private outdoor Jacuzzi and large windows overlooking the Nordic spa are just a few examples of our roomy suites’ features.
We also took advantage of all the attractions offered by the Laurentian complex. And there are many, as the Esterel Resort is a destination in itself: two heated pools, four hot tubs, saunas, an outdoor fireplace, a health and beauty center, three restaurants with very different culinary experiences and much more. Our brief jaunt gave us the opportunity to appreciate the variety of flavors and atmospheres proposed: from the bistro menu in a relaxed ambiance to fine dining in the chic dining room.
Thanks to the activity center with rental services on site, we enjoyed several activities offered nearby: cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and skating on an 8-km skating rink on Lake Masson. Next time, maybe we’ll discover one of the nearby ski resorts, or stroll through the charming village of Saint-Sauveur, only 20 minutes away. Well…here’s a great excuse to go back for a romantic getaway…and this time stay at Évolution hotel!
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!
For a vacation or just a short getaway, nothing compares to the Laurentians’ B&Bs and small inns, where you are guaranteed to receive a personalized service and a warm welcome. The owners are always happy to welcome guests under their roof and share their passion for the Laurentians. Ask them to let you in on the region’s best kept secrets: boutiques, art galleries, museums, events, out-of-the-ordinary activities, etc.
Let yourself be pampered, enjoy delicious home-cooked meals and unwind completely. Authenticity and coziness await you in these havens of peace, wherever they are located: in the heart of a charming village or perched on the mountain side. Each one offers a unique experience, with many activities to choose from. The Laurentians is renowned for its vast selection of outdoor activities: downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, skating, snowmobiling and tube sliding. Your hosts will be pleased to advise you; they can even help you find amazing discoveries. Restaurants, boutiques, art galleries, concert halls and Nordic spas also abound in the Laurentians, perfect for the cultural getaway or cocooning vacation of your dreams.
The region’s B&Bs and small inns offer a privileged access to scenic landscapes and a wide range of entertaining events and activities. You are also sure to find comfort, customized service and convenient amenities; and let’s not forget the local flavors and gastronomy for which the region is known.
Enjoy your stay!