Year-round major outdoor playground for all ages
The Laurentians are an year-round major outdoor playground for all ages - an outdoor destination “Par Excellence” and rich in adventure. Everyone can discover the joys of winter in beautiful forests with snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, alpine skiing, skating, and tobogganing.
Spring is a magical time when the snowy landscapes mingle with the lively hues of flora and fauna - it is the best time to go fishing or enjoy a thrilling experience of whitewater rafting. Summer is all about water sports and enjoying the heat - there are more than 9,000 lakes and countless rivers to choose from, many golf courses to take in and experience, as well as go-carting for the thrills. Fall, with its stunning colours, is a time to take in the many walking and hiking trails of the endless regional parks, ecological reserves, provincial parks, and national parks of the region.
There is always something happening in the Laurentians
There is always something happening in the Laurentians throughout the year, and with every season, the region hosts an endless array of festivals and all kinds of unique and exciting events. For the athletic types, many major events are held each year featuring a variety of sporting disciplines. Cultural activities abound, from music festivals to international ashram camps. The many music festivals include the St.Sauveur Country-Style Weekend, Les Rythmes Tremblant, Tremblant International Blues Festival, and the Festival International Hautes-Laurentides, to name a few. There are many events for families, young and old. For those who enjoy theatre, many productions (including musicals, dramas, and contemporary plays) are performed every year in distinctive venues. Gastronomes can enjoy many epicurean pleasures from the country-style dining of the region’s sugar shacks to fine cuisine offering local products. There are over 1,300 restaurants in the region offering gastronomic delights ranging from good fast food to ethnic cuisine.