Tourism in the Laurentians Region
 

Tourism

The Laurentian Region is Montreal's playground, with hundreds of lakes, rivers, mountains and everywhere you look cottages, cottages, cottages. Montrealers in weekend party mode are a dangerous lot, and hundreds of exceptional restaurants and bars have been scattered all over the region to allow them to exercise their passion and safe guard the rest of the world. Ski centers are everywhere, cross country and hiking trails exceed a thousand kilometres in length, with hundreds of kilometers of bike paths, such as the P'tit Train du Nord and the Aerobic Corridor. These are just a few of the regions attractions.

 
 

The Laurentians is also home to Quebec's most popular park, Parc Mont Tremblant. The park currently has two major canoe routes (rumor has it, a lot more are planned for 2005), dozens of hiking trails, mountain biking, lake canoeing and over 1000 camp sites just waiting for your tent or trailer. In the winter backcountry and cross country skiing, along with snowshoeing are a huge draw.

The Tremblant Region includes the resort at the base of Mont Tremblant, the nearby towns of Saint Jovite and Mont Tremblant and the small towns in the heart of the Laurentians, including Lac Superior, Saint-Faustine - Lac-Carre, Brebeuf, Arundel, Labelle, La Conception, Saint-Remi-D'Amberst, Vendee and Val-des-Lac. The area also includes Mont Tremblant Park which lies on the far side of the Mountain from the resort.
Map of the Laurentian Region

 
Further south you'll find the always popular Oka Park, with excellent camping, hiking, cross country skiing, mountain biking and arguably the Laurentians finest beaches. There are also two other fine nature parks, in the form of the Parc Doncaster outside Sainte-Adele, and our favorite for a days outing, the Parc du la Riviere du Nord, which encompasses the beautiful Chutes Wilson, just outside Saint-Jerome.


Tourism

The Province of Quebec

Out-There's Quebec

Laurentians

Laurentians Tourism - Official website of the Laurentians Region

If your driving from Montreal you can get additional information on your way at the Laurentians Tourism office, which is just off Highway 15 at exit 39. Their address is as follows:

Association touristique des Laurentides
14 142, rue de la Chapelle
Mirabel, Quebec
J7J 2C8
(514) 990-5625
1-800-561-6673

Regional Tourism and Chambers of Commerce

Labelle Tourism Office
7404 Cure-Labelle-Blvd
Labelle,
Quebec
J9L 1J2
819-686-2606
Seasonal
Mont Laurier
177 Albiny-Paquette Blvd.
Mont Laurier, Quebec
J9L 1J2
819-623-4544
All Year
Mont Tremblant Tourism
15080 Montee Ryan
Mont Tremblant, Quebec
J8E1S4
819-425-2434
All Year
Piedmont & Saint Sauveur Tourism
100 De la Gare
Piedmont, Quebec
Phone: 450-227-2127
Fax: 450-227-7869
All Year
Saint-Jovite/Mont Tremblant
48 Brebeuf
Saint-Jovite/Mont Tremblant, Quebec
J8E 3B1
All Year
Saint-Sauveur
100 Guindon, #M
Saint-Sauveur, Quebec
800-898-2127
450-227-2564
Seasonal
Saint-Adele
333, bd Sainte-Adele
Sainte-Adele, Quebec
450-229-5399
All Year
Saint-Agathe Tourism
24 St. Paul E.
Sainte-Agathe, Quebec
J8C 3M3
819-326--0457
All Year

Val David
2501 De l'Eglise
Val David, Quebec
(819) 322-2900
All Year
Mont Tremblant

Tourism Mont Tremblant

The tourism information centre is located in the Mont Tremblant Region between the resort, the Village of Mont Tremblant and Saint-Jovite. The centre is open all year round. St. Jovite also has a separate office. The resort has two information kiosks for visitors as well, at the top and bottom of the resort.

Chamber of Commerce

Regional Guides

Montreal

Out-There's Montreal

Tourism Montreal - Official Montreal Website

In Montreal tourist information is available at:

Quebec Tourism Information Center - In Montreal
Infotourist Centre
1001 du Square Dorchester St, Suite 100
Tel: (514) 873-2015 1 877-266-5687

Quebec Regions

Out-There's Lanaudiere - Bordering the Laurentians in the east
Out-There's Monteregie - Bordering the Laurentians in the west
Out-There's Eastern Townships - South and to the east of Montreal

 

Festivals, Events & Attractions

In the Laurentian region you'll find a wide variety of world class happenings, including the Canadian Ski Marathon and the Blainville International Classic, a not to be missed event for the equestrian crowd.

Mont Tremblant Resort hosts a wide variety of festivals and events throughout the year. From the ever popular Symphony of Colours in the Fall, to the widely acclaimed International Blues Festival, and for budding scientists and wide eyed star gazers, Tremblant Beneath the Stars. The Fall Wine and Gourmet Festival celebrates Quebec's regional produce and all it brings to fine cuisine. For the adventure sport enthusiast the resort sponsors the Quebec Cup mountain bike races, and the Raid the North adventure race, as well as several major snowboard and ski events.

Of course Montreal is the "City of Festivals" including the Jazz Festival, Just for Laughs and what may be the biggest party of all the Formula 1, Canadian Grande Prix.

 

 

Laurentians

Tremblant Region

Shopping

Golf

Laurentians

Golfing in the Laurentians

The Laurentians is a unique region, in close proximity to Montreal where you'll find golf courses designed by the best and layed out without the limitations imposed by by urban constraints. This is definitely the best of both worlds and the popularity of the regions courses reflect this. Fortunately the sheer number of clubs in the area keeps the fairways uncrowded, leaving you pleasantly surprised by the elbow room you have. From Tremblant's Diable to L'Esterel, Deux Montagne or the ever popular Lac Carling you'll find endless options. Perhaps the best part is these exceptional courses are surrounded by restaurants and accommodations whose quality is unsurpassed in North America, allowing you to kick back after a day on the links to just relax and enjoy.  

Mont Tremblant

The resort has two world class courses, with several more in the Tremblant area just a short distance from the resort. The Tremblant region courses can be accessed by shuttle or car.

Business & Conference Centers

Lac Carling, L'Esterel, Grey Rocks and Club Tremblant are just some of the centres that specialize in accommodating business groups. You'll find the Laurentians region to have a wide variety of locations available that cater to every busy need.

Mont Tremblant Resort has a conference center onsite and of course you'll find everything you could need within the village for almost any type or size of gathering. The fact that the village is self contained is a great boon to groups wanting to focus on business during the day and intermingle in a relaxed atmosphere at night. All without having to wander far.

You can send and receive faxes at the reception at the Lodge de la Montagnes, Les Cedres, La Tour des Voyageurs and the Kandahar.

Spas, Gyms & Health Centers

From Lac Carling, The Amerispa at Fairmont Tremblant, to the Centre de Sante Sonia Blanchard in Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carre, you'll find lots of places willing to pamper you and work away some of your everyday tensions. As well as the Amerispa, Tremblant Resort has its own gym and health center in the Aquaclub La Source, at the Fairmont Tremblant. In Mont Tremblant you'll also find the Spa Le Scandinave and the Spa sur le Lac.

Laurentians

Beaches & Swimming

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  • Baskatong Reservoir - Ferme-Neuve, Antoine-Labelle
  • Grand Lac Nominingue - Chemin des Sureaux, Lac Nominingue, Antoine-La belle
  • Lac Champion - Antoine-Labelle
  • Lac Carre - rue du la Plage, Saint-Faustin - Lac-Carre
  • Lac des Sables - Chemin du Tour-du-Lac, Ste-Agathe
  • Lac des Sources - Des Ruisseaux, Antoine-Labelle,
  • Lac Laurel - Chemin de la Plage, Wentworth, Pays-d'en-Haut
  • Lac Masson - Sainte-Margarite-du-Lac-Masson, Pays-d'en-Haut
  • Lac Raymond - Chemin du la Gare, Val Morin
  • Lac Rond - Chemin Chantecler, Ste-Adele, Pays-d'en-Haut
  • Lac St-Joseph - Chemin du Village, Saint-Adolph-du-Howard, Pays-d'en-Haut
  • Lac Tiberiade - Boul du Camping, Antoine-Labelle
  • Morin-Heights Municipal Beach - Morin Heights, Pays-d'en-Haut
  • Municipal Camping Beach - Ottawa River, Chatham
  • Oka Provincial Park - The park has a beautiful long sandy beach
  • Papineau Labelle Wildlife Reserve

Mont Tremblant

The resort has pools as well as well as a private beach area for guests, just opposite of the St-Bernard Chapel. On the lake you'll find a day care, a bar and a snack bar . Further afield you'll find the Plage du lac Mercier in Mont Tremblant Village.

  • Mont Tremblant Provincial Park - There are a number beaches in the park, some of which have campsites.
  • Lac Mercier - Mont Tremblant Village


A
ccommodations

Out-There's Mont Tremblant Accommodations Listings
Out-There's Laurentians Accommodations Listings
Out-There's Montreal Accommodations Listings

Gastronomy

Restaurants Bars and Night Clubs

Out-There's Mont Tremblant Restaurant & Bar Listings
Out-There's Laurentians Restaurant & Bar Listings
Out-There Montreal Restaurant & Bar Listings

Brew Pubs & Micro Breweries

Literature

Laurentians

The Laurentians Tourism Association puts together an excellent booklet which covers all aspects of tourism in the Laurentians. It's available at the main tourism office, off of Highway 15, at exit 39. You can also pick up a copy at many of the other smaller tourism offices and kiosks. The local tourism associations, have maps of local trails (there may be a fee for the map), as well as literature on nearby attractions.

Mont Tremblant

The resort has several maps available for free at the information kiosks, along with brochures and information on the resort. The Mont Tremblant tourism office also provides regional guides and maps, as well as fliers and brochures for the broader Laurentian region.

Ski Trail Map
Cross Country Ski Map
Mountain Bike Map
Hiking Map

Maps

Hostels

If you're idea of hostelling is pulling up a piece of the rug, in an urban fallout shelter, with a dozen strangers - think again. Hostels range from a place to unroll your sleeping bag, to something approaching resort like accommodations, in beautiful settings with you're own private room. Prices are still unbeatable and the company is usually interested and interesting world travelers. If you're a boarder or skier take note, there are hostels in most of the major resort areas throughout the country.

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  The Region
The Laurentians stretches from well north of Mont Laurier at Reserve Faunique La Verandry, almost
to Montreal in the south. In the east it's bordered by the lovely Lanaudiere Region with the Outaouais in the west, which encompasses the Gatineaus. The Laurentians is Montreal's weekend playground, with throngs of the work weary looking for a chance to cut loose. The Laurentians have all of the attractions and amenities you might expect of such a region, including some of the best resorts, accommodations, bars and restaurants in North America.
The Tremblant Region is made up of the resort at the base of the mountain, Mont Tremblant Village, Saint-Jovite and we like to throw in Mont Tremblant Provincial Park on the far side of the mountain just for good measure. The surrounding region includes Arundel/Huberdeau, Saint-Remi, Saint-Faustin - Lac Carre, La Conception, Val-des-Lacs, Vendee, Labelle and La Conception.

Laurentians Region - Map

For information on getting around visit our Travel & Transportation Section.

Weather

Laurentians

Mont Tremblant Resort

  • Mont Tremblant

    Climate

    The Laurentians has moderate summers, with warm days and cool nights. In the winter temperatures can reach -30°C or more (or should we say less) but usually are more moderate. In the southern reaches of the region summer temperatures can stretch to the other end of the scale and can exceed 30°C, sometimes for extended periods. As you move north the temperature generally declines. Of course the same is true of the winter months and the northern areas of the region tend to see more arctic air than the south.If you love snow you'll usually find lots of it, particularly in the northern Laurentians which gets great heaps of the white stuff.

    Spring - pants, rain gear, long sleeve shirt, a sweater and a medium to heavy weight jacket.

    Summer - bring pants, shorts, tee, rain gear, a sweater and jacket.

    Fall - pants, rain gear, long sleeve shirt, a sweater and a medium to heavy weight jacket.

    Winter - pants, sweater, long johns (if your playing outside you should layer), a good winter coat and warm boots

Cities, Towns, Regions & Counties

Laurentians Cities and Towns

  • Arundel - Central Laurentians
  • Bellefeuille - Laurentians, Quebec
  • Blainville - (Montreal) Lower Laurentians, Quebec
  • Boisbriand - (Montreal) Lower Laurentians, Quebec
  • Cammac - Concerts
  • Cascades d'eau de Piedmont - Waterpark, Piedmont
  • La Conception
  • Deux-Montagnes - (Montreal) Lower Laurentians, Quebec
  • Estérel - Central (Montreal) Laurentians, Quebec
  • Ferme-Neuve - Upper Laurentians
  • Fromagerie Mirabel - Cheese factory, (450) 438-5822, Saint Jerome
  • Huberdeau
  • Lac-des-Iles - (Montreal) Laurentians, Quebec
  • Lantier - (Montreal) Laurentians, Quebec
  • Lachute - (Montreal) Lower Laurentians, Quebec
  • Laval - (Montreal), Quebec
  • Labelle - Upper Laurentians, Quebec
  • Lorraine - (Montreal) Lower Laurentians, Quebec
  • Mille-Isles - (Montreal) Lower Laurentians, Quebec
  • Mirabel - Lower Laurentians, Quebec
  • Mont Laurier - Laurentians, Quebec
  • Mont Saint Sauveur - The bustling center of the Laurentians, great skiing, restaurants and bars - (Montreal) Central Laurentians, Quebec
  • Mont Tremblant - Described as the number one ski destination in eastern North America - (Montreal) Laurentians, Quebec
  • Morin-Heights - (Montreal) Central Laurentians, Quebec
  • Oka - Lower Laurentians, Quebec
  • Piedmont - (Montreal) Central Laurentians, Quebec
  • Pine Hill - (Montreal) Laurentians, Quebec
  • Point-Calumet - Lower Laurentians, Quebec
  • Prévost - (Montreal) Central Laurentians, Quebec
  • Rosemère - (Montreal) Lower Laurentians, Quebec
  • Saint-Adolph-d'Howard - (Montreal) Central Laurentians, Quebec
  • Saint-Antoine - (Montreal) Laurentians, Quebec
  • Saint-Eustache - Has a great bike path that winds its way into Oka Provincial Park - (Montreal) Lower Laurentians, Quebec
  • Saint-Faustin - Lac Carre - Central Laurentians
  • Saint-Jovite - Central Laurentians, Quebec
  • Saint-Jovite - Central Laurentians, Quebec
  • Saint-Jérôme - The beginning of the mountains and the P'tit Train du Nord - (Montreal) Central Laurentians, Quebec
  • Saint-Joseph-du-Lac - Lower Laurentians
  • Sainte Margarite - L'Esterel
  • Saint-Placide - Lower Laurentians
  • Saint-Remi
  • Saint Sauveur- The bustling center of the Laurentians, great skiing, restaurants and bars - (Montreal) Central Laurentians, Quebec
  • Saint-Sauveur - Central Laurentians
  • Sainte-Adèle - Popular vacation spot with excellent skiing - (Montreal) Central Laurentians, Quebec
  • Sainte Agathe - A quaint vacation area with great restaurants and bars - (Montreal) Central Laurentians, Quebec
  • Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines - Lower Laurentians
  • Sainte-Sophie - Central Laurentians
  • Sainte-Thérèse - (Montreal) Lower Laurentians, Quebec
  • Val-des-Lacs
  • Val-Morin - (Montreal) - - (Montreal) Central Laurentians, Quebec
  • Val David - Great XC skiing and rock climbing in the summer - - (Montreal) Central Laurentians, Quebec
  • Vendee Lower

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