Imagine… the soothing, gentle quiet of the region’s small inns and B&Bs. Thoughtful and friendly hosts find joy in sharing their love for the Laurentians and exposing you to its unique flavours. Let yourself fall in love with the locals’ zest for life and contagious happiness, see the sights, and enjoy your favourite activities surrounded by idyllic landscapes.Continue Reading
Summertime means playtime! In the Laurentians region, you’ll find numerous opportunities to have fun as a family. A trip to a petting farm, a theme park or a day on the water slides will delight both young and old. Extend your getaway in one of the region’s inns, hotels or resorts. Here are our picks for top activities to enjoy as a family.Continue Reading
The Laurentians are full of breathtaking landscapes to discover. In this fabulous decor, come and make your adventure a reality in a getaway atmosphere in the heart of nature. Experience wide open spaces where wildlife flourishes before your eyes. The region is your playground. Get out there!Continue Reading
Once winter arrives, the entire Laurentian region heads out to play! Plus, skating is a great way to exercise, get some air, and have fun in the winter. Whether on a lake, in a forest, in town, on an ice loop, or at night, there’s no shortage of opportunities to lace up your skates and reconnect with your inner child. Discover the skating trails and ice loops in the Laurentians:Continue Reading
The vast, wild Laurentians offer outdoor enthusiasts an unparalleled selection of parks in which to enjoy their favourite adventure activities. During the summer, activity options are aplenty: hiking, water sports of all kinds, horseback riding, wildlife and plant interpretation, fishing, and cycling. You can even camp or spend a night in a shelter—both excellent ways to discover the beauty of nature, year-round. Make the most of our beautiful outdoors in the Laurentian parks!Continue Reading
It was at a large family gathering that we discovered Blueberry Lake, a resort 25 minutes north of Mont Tremblant. This treasure spread over 300 acres of forest with 60 chalets close to the lake strikes the perfect balance between authenticity and amenities, tranquility and activities.
Next to a peaceful natural lake surrounded by a wild landscape, we could not have wished for a better place to gather, celebrate together, and spend quality time with family. The calm, quiet setting is perfect for relaxation and friendly conversation, and everyone enjoyed the wide variety of activities. We had a ball competing in friendly tennis and beach volleyball tournaments, with the young ones taking on the adults! After all that exercise, it was wonderful to go for a swim, either in the outdoor pool or in the lake. Some of us also ventured out onto the lake in canoes, kayaks or pedal boats. And I couldn’t resist the temptation to enjoy the ultimate relaxation with a massage and spa treatment at the superb facilities next to the lake.
What better way to top off our days than by sharing a delicious meal around one big table? To make sure everyone got the most of their first evening, we hired a “chalet chef,” who happily cooked up a storm for us in the comfort of our luxurious log chalet. With its spacious interior, panoramic windows, large stone fireplace, modern facilities, billiard table and outdoor Jacuzzi, we spent a memorable evening, pampered with totally customized service.
Many other family members have gone back to Blueberry Lake as I have, for a romantic getaway or family vacation. The next time we go, we will take full advantage of this dream location to discover more of the countless activities available in the vicinity, including golf, cycling, events organized at the Tremblant Resort, the Casino, and more…
Overlooking a lake, at the foot of the Laurentians’ second highest mountain, and a few minutes from Mont-Tremblant, Mont Blanc had everything to please us. With its fun activities for children and condos for all tastes and budgets, we could not have found a better place to spend our family vacation.
Three types of accommodations were offered. After considering a Regular condo at the foot of the mountain for its great value, or the more luxurious Prestige model with an open space concept, we finally opted for a Deluxe unit. Nestled between two slopes of the mountain, it provided us with the comfort, conveniences, and intimacy we were looking for, in a personalized decor.
While my wife and I enjoyed our cozy cocoon and relaxing sports activities, all only a few steps away, the children literally took over the onsite aquatic facilities! After spending a few days swimming in the pool and lake, kayaking, and playing on the private beach and outdoor park, they were almost wishing it would rain as an excuse to go to Jungle Magique! With its 5,000-sq. ft. play area over four storeys, the Laurentians’ largest indoor park for children made quite an impression! During this time, we took advantage of the indoor pool, sauna, and steam bath before being treated to a well-earned massage. The following day, the whole family climbed the mountain together to have a picnic and enjoy the panoramic views of the region. Next time, we must try La Belle or La Bête, two of Mont-Tremblant’s most famous golf courses and the pride of Mont Blanc!
Fortunately, we still had a few days to discover many other family activities offered a few minutes from our condo: cycling, inline skating, bowling, go-karts, mini-golf, luge, ziplines, etc. And let’s not forget the boutiques, restaurants and cafés, and music events for all tastes presented in the downtown area and at Mont-Tremblant Holiday Resort.
With its affordable lodgings, warm welcome, and strategic location close to all the activities, Mont Blanc is much more than a ski resort. We learned firsthand that it is a real treasure to be discovered in the summer too!