Ski de fond © V. Girard

Laval

No need to travel hundreds of kilometres to enjoy amazing experiences! Rain or shine, Laval has everything to please culture lovers, outdoor fans, thrill-seekers and those looking for trendy outings or great shopping. Laval has unique attractions and activities, plus a vast choice of inviting hotels.

Location and access

Laval, a city that covers the entire surface area of Île Jésus (240 km2), is adjacent to Montréal and accessible by metro.

 

Patinoire, Centropolis © Tourisme Laval
Patinoire, Centre de la nature © V.Girard
AeroSim Experience © Tourisme Laval
SkyVenture Laval-Montréal © SkyVenture Laval-Montréal
Maeva Surf © Tourisme Laval

There is no shortage of ways to experience the joys of winter in Laval. The Centre de la nature and Parc de la Rivière-des-Mille-Îles both offer a slew of winter activities, such as sliding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and skating. The Park even has all the equipment you need to try ice fishing. For its part, the Coureurs de boisés cross-country ski club boasts 25 km (15 mi.) of trails and organizes a variety of activities such as torch-lit walks. Visit the Bois de l'Équerre to discover a wondrous natural site for snowshoeing or hiking.

The Ferme L’Auteuilloise equestrian farm offers a highly original activity: pony sledding, which is similar to dogsledding, except the sleigh is pulled by a horse. For a more urban winter activity, go to the city’s only refrigerated outdoor skating rink at Centropolis.

You can go snowmobiling in Laval! The Club de Motoneige Laval’s 60 km (37 mi.) of groomed and marked trails allow snowmobiling enthusiasts to discover the region under a blanket of snow, before taking trails that directly lead to the Laurentides and Lanaudière regions.

Looking for activities that are truly out of the ordinary? Search no more! Laval abounds with exciting experiences.

To start, the Cosmodome—Canada’s only attraction dedicated to astronautics—offers three interactive space missions. And speaking of unique activities, you can experience the thrill of the free-fall portion of a parachute jump at SkyVenture, try flowboarding on an artificial wave at Maeva Surf, reach new heights at Escalade Clip ‘n Climb and fly a Boeing 737 or an F-16 Fighting Falcon at AeroSim Experience, a flight simulation centre. Why not take part in an escape game where you have to find clues and solve puzzles to break out of a room?

You can also transform your urban adventure into an outdoor one! Beautiful nature settings are just a short distance away. Parc de la Rivière-des-Mille-Îles and Centre de la nature are spectacular green spaces where you can enjoy a variety of sports and outdoor activities.

You can now board the 360 bus operated by the Société de transport de Laval (STL) for direct service to downtown Laval and its vast choice of amazing attractions. Take advantage of this FREE service from the Montmorency metro station or your Laval hotel’s main entrance.

Laval has loads of outings for those seeking activities to please the whole family.

The most active can tame the wave at an indoor surf centre, fly in a vertical wind tunnel, do a swan dive, climb walls, jump at an amusement centre and even fly an aircraft at a flight simulation centre.

And why not rack your brains to find clues and solve a puzzle to escape a room? In Laval, it’s also easy to combine fun and entertainment with enriching discoveries. Several of the region’s attractions offer the most inquisitive minds excellent opportunities to stimulate their neurons and quench their thirst for knowledge while having fun. Learning has never been so entertaining!

Athletically inclined families will love visiting one of Laval’s parks and enjoy a boat ride on Rivière des Mille Îles, hiking on beautiful trails or practising other outdoor activities.

Families will soon have the opportunity to see a professional hockey team play at an attractive price with the debut of the Laval Rocket—the Montreal Canadiens’ farm team—at Place Bell. The 10,000-seat multipurpose cultural and sports complex opens in the fall of 2017.

Culture in all its forms is alive in Laval! Numerous performances are presented on the city’s major stages, at the Théâtre Marcellin-Champagnat, the Maison des arts de Laval, and the Salle André-Mathieu. The latter also hosts the Orchestre symphonique de Laval, conducted by Alain Trudel.

Laval is home to the Armand-Frappier Museum, which features an exhibition on one of the human body’s most fascinating organs: the brain. The city also celebrates culture with the Zones musicales, a series of musical performances presented all summer at various Laval venues.

The Centre de la nature and Centropolis are also popular gathering places for large family-friendly celebrations, as is the Old-Sainte-Rose heritage district where artistic and country-flavoured events take place.

Laval has created a mobile app about its history and heritage. The Parcourir Laval app for iPhone or iPad makes it easy to discover the region’s heritage treasures and history. Choose from four geotagged tours to explore various points of interest and historic buildings.

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