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Laurentides

Practical information about Laurentides

  • Family
  • Encounters with locals
  • Beach / Seaside Resort
  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Island
  • Viewpoint
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Countryside
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Ski resort
  • Lake
  • Waterfall
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Essential
  • Off the beaten track
5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
Two hours from Montreal by car
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
2 to 3 days

Reviews of Laurentides

Cedric Tinteroff Travel writer
62 travel articles

The Laurentians region, located in Quebec, is a 22,000 km² territory famous throughout the world for the variety and beauty of its lake and mountain scenery.

My suggestion:
Don't expect to explore it all on just one trip! To get the most out of your visit, why not begin at the Laurentides Wildlife Reserve, which offers a wonderful and rich experience for all?
Summary:

It was on my first trip to Canada that I first discovered the region known as the Laurentians, an area replete with lakes, forests and mountains (the region in fact takes its name from the Laurentian mountain range).

When I talk to people about this part of Canada, I can't help telling them that the Laurentians have simply everything to offer: ski resorts, e.g. that of Mont-Tremblant; vast, little-visited forests (at the centre); Indian reserves (Kanesatake), lakes (of course!) and above all, opportunities to participate in countless different kinds of activities, no matter what the time of year

In fact my friends from Montreal definitely have the right idea: they're always amongst the first to head straight off to this region as soon as the weekend comes, what with it being so close to the city, and with so little distance to travel before you find yourself in a little chalet at the edge of the water, fishing rod in one hand and can of beer in the other (this is experience talking!).

For me, it's impossible to imagine visiting Quebec without spending some time in the Laurentians!

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