The Laurentides region is the best four-season destination in Quebec! Located between the city and the mountains, this area is a synonym for relaxation and nature. The Aboriginals were the first ones to establish in the area, followed by the French, the Irish and the Scottish. Nowadays, the area is more than a simple tourist area, since people come here from all over North America and many have chosen this region to establish their summer house.
Many bicycle paths cross the area, including Canada’s longest linear park: Le P’tit Train du Nord, which is 200 kilometres long. Visitors can take advantage of the numerous spas and health centers of the area, which often provide saunas and river baths. Outdoor lovers will have their share with all the parks and preserves where they can discover a diversity of plants and animals. Agrotourism is also very popular in the Laurentides region. People can visit farms and taste the many and tasty regional products.
Indeed, the region has many dairy and cattle breeding farms, but also horticultural and market garden productions. The orchards are important, just like the maple groves. Finally, the farmers of the region also like to experiment new methods that are not often used in Quebec. Agroforestry alternate between agriculture and breeding on its fields or between trees and shrubs growing. Greenhouse production, for its part, concentrates on growing plants in greenhouses.
Obviously, the Laurentides region would not be what it is today without Mont Tremblant, a ski destination that attracts local, national and international visitors. Overall, the area offers 14 ski resorts for everyone’s tastes, including the Saint-Sauveur Valley, which is the world’s largest night skiing area. You can also go cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, and play golf in the area. There are also many cultural events, shows and famous summer theatres awaiting you.
After a day spent outdoors by a lake or a beach, have a good night of sleep in one of the numerous accommodation establishments of the area. Bed & breakfasts, inns, hotels and tepees offer you everything you need for a perfect stay!
The Laurentides Travel guide presents all the travel information you need to plan your vacation in the Laurentides. In this guide you will find all the details about tourism in the Laurentides like those concerning the activities, attractions, events and lodging. Discover the sports and outdoor activities, the agrotourism, the many health centres and spas, the festivals, parks and restaurants.
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