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  The Laurentians is a renown winter and summer outdoor destination. Located just to the north of Montreal, this beautiful region offers a wide variety of activities, a full range of accommodations and some of the worlds best resorts, restaurants and bars. The quaint villages nestled in the mountain valleys, provide for great apres-ski (Map of Laurentians Region). Mont Tremblant is considered the premier snowboard and ski resort in eastern North America. The resort, along with Saint-Sauveur, Sainte-Adele and Sainte-Agathe all boast five star restaurants and great nightlife to go along with the phenomenal skiing. International travelers should also be familiar with the resorts found in L'Esterelle, Val David and Val Morin.
The major highway through the Laurentians is the 15, which cuts right through the heart of the region. Above Ste-Agathe, the highway turns into the 117, which continues into the north to Tremblant Resort and on passed Mont Laurier. Most of the areas, towns, villages and resorts are located just off these highways.

The Laurentians are blessed with unspoiled natural areas. A favorite, Parc du Mont Tremblant, protects a large area of the beautiful Laurentians mountains and provides for a wealth of outdoor activities. Other opportunities exist in the areas Nature Reserves, ZECs, Regional Parks and Forests. The region also has dozens of Lakes  and Rivers.

Even if you're pressed for time, don't miss a trip to Mont Tremblant Park. This beautiful area is open year round and supports a wealth of activities including front country and backcountry camping, white water canoeing, mountain biking, hiking and backpacking. In the winter, the park is well know for its cross country skiing, with several cabins or huts which allow for extended backcountry trips. There is also winter camping and snow shoeing in the park.

Kayaks at Oka Park
Sea Kayaking in Oka Provincial Park in the lower Laurentians
The Laurentians region has phenomenal leaf viewing in the fall. Each year many of the ski hills puts on a fall festival and the areas colours beg you to catch a ride on the ski lifts to the top of the mountains. Check out our events page for the dates and to learn more about other events and festivals in the area.
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  Try your hand at ice climbing in the winter or pick up some cross country skis and disappear into the woods for a while. Snowshoeing is another great way to enjoy nature in the Laurentians and is very easy to learn.

If none of these winter activities appeals to you, why not try something completely different and go for an exhilarating dogsled ride.

Mont Tremblant Resort has great hiking in the summer or you can book a rafting trip on the nearby Rouge River. Of course you can take advantage of the bike paths and the nearby P'tit Train du Nord rail trail. Golfers are well served by the world class courses in the region and at the resort. If your looking for a more relaxing approach to your vacation, have a look at the beaches, health clubs and spas.

The Laurentians are serviced by a number of outdoor companies providing guiding, instruction and outfitting. The area has several clubs and associations, which are active in the outdoors. In addition you'll find several outdoor centers in the region. If you need to pick up some gear, or perhaps rent a bicycle or canoe drop by one the regions outdoor retailers. This is also a great place to inquire about the regions trails, crags and waterways.

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Visiting from outside Quebec: Quebecer's have a unique place in Canada as one of the founding peoples. The interaction of the two cultures, while not always seamless, has contributed to a rich diversity and unique style found no where else in North America. Quebec's natural heritage, is only now being fully appreciate by the rest of the world. The Charlevoix, a world heritage site, the Gaspesie with the spectacular Chic Chocs, the Torngates of the North are just a few of the natural wonders of the province.
We have put together pointers to help make your visit to this unique province even more enjoyable.
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Visiting from outside Canada: Depending on your country of origin you may have little to understand or adapt to when you visit Canada. On the other hand many of Canada's customs, its commerce and cultural may be very new to some visitors. We have put together a list of helpful information to assist you in your planning and to take with you when you go.
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