Parc national du Mont-Tremblant, Laurentides © Tourisme Laurentides

Laurentides

Vast spaces, lively villages, a rich and varied cultural heritage across four seasons… The Laurentides region enjoys a long and captivating history. Have your story play out against this fabulous backdrop, in a festive ambiance or the depths of nature. The Laurentians: Life up close!

Location and access

Bordering Montréal and Laval, the region is served by Highway 15 (Autoroute des Laurentides) and Route 117. Mont-Tremblant lies 130 km north of Montréal.

Hôtel Quintessence, Mont-Tremblant © Tourisme Laurentides
Cycling along the Le P’tit Train du Nord linear park in Nominingue © Tourisme Laurentides
Ziptrek Ecotours zipline, Tremblant © Ziptrek Tremblant
The Rabaska Lodge, Baskatong reservoir © Tourisme Laurentides
Kayaking in the Poisson Blanc Regional Park © Tourisme Laurentides

Le P’tit Train du Nord linear park

Le P’tit Train du Nord linear park is a trail covering over 230 km (140 mi.) that follows the old railway track from Bois-des-Filion to Mont‑Laurier, with activities for every season. In summer, it’s great for cycling or inline skating.

As you venture down the path, visit the bustling towns and villages, and discover their many restaurants, as well as myriad cultural activities, art galleries and uniquely charming boutiques.

Le P’tit Train du Nord is the longest linear park in Canada!

Parc national du Mont-Tremblant

The Laurentians are untamed beauty—a country of lakes, mountains and rivers where the wildlife roams free. This description is also perfectly suited to Parc national du Mont‑Tremblant, the largest protected area in Québec.

Dive into the depths of nature of the Laurentian Mountains. The park offers a varied discovery and activity program, and a wide array of authentic experiences: the Via Ferrata du Diable, hiking, canoeing, swimming, canoe camping, fishing, cycling, and backpacking with huts for sleeping. Indulge in a forest walk in the park’s maple groves, or leisurely paddle down the Rivière du Diable—an oasis of tranquility and enchanting beauty.

Also, be sure to take advantage of the plentiful accommodations: the park has more than 1,000 campsites, as well as huts, cabins and ready‑to‑camp Huttopia tents.

With its six long rivers, and 400 lakes and streams, the Parc national du Mont‑Tremblant is a paradise for water sports enthusiasts!

The Route des Belles-Histoires and the Chemin du Terroir

The Laurentides tourist region has two tourist routes: the Chemin du Terroir (Farmlands Route), a 226‑km (140-mi.) agritourism circuit, and the brand-new Route des Belles-Histoires (beautiful stories route), a historically-themed tour covering more than 280 km (173 mi.).

From Saint‑Jérôme to Mont‑Laurier, following route 117 and the Le P’tit Train du Nord linear park, this circuit, developed just recently, leads you along the roads used by the region’s early settlers.

The father of settlement of the “Pays d’en haut,” clergyman Antoine Labelle, devoted himself to the development of the region northwest of Montréal. He later became deputy minister of agriculture and colonization. He was also involved in the construction of the Le P’tit Train du Nord railroad.

Downhill skiing and snowboarding

The Laurentides region is known for its expansive forests, mountainous terrain, thriving villages and large concentration of ski resorts, with 12 stations.Take advantage of the variety of affordable all-inclusive packages that include meals, lessons, and ski and sliding passes.

The Laurentides region is also famous for its excellent accommodation services, unmatched après‑ski activities and legendary fine dining. Here, winter is the season for festivals, cultural activities, Nordic spa days, nightlife and a plethora of outdoors activities.

In 1932, the first mechanical ski tow in North America was inaugurated in the Laurentides region. Champion ski jumper Alex Foster mechanized a cable using a truck motor. In 1934, the Americans copied his invention and opened their first lift.

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