Travelling to Laurentians, Quebec
Nestled in a mountain range north of the Ottawa and St Lawrence Rivers, the Laurentians are one of Québec’s most coveted cottage and ski chalet rental destinations.
With over 22,000 square kilometres of forested parkland, 9,000 lakes and rivers, 45 golf courses, and 14 downhill ski centres, the Laurentians are a four-season mecca for outdoor sporting recreations. The region is well situated and in close proximity to Mont-Tremblant National Park, Québec’s largest and oldest park. Mont Tremblant Ski Resort is a world-class destination for downhill skiers, snowboarders, cross-country skiers, and showshoers in the winter, and hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders come summer. With its lakes, rivers, and streams, the Laurentians are also a favourite of anglers and water sport enthusiasts, who enjoy the waterways via canoes, kayaks, and white-water rafts. Golfers will be well served at any of the area’s courses, and snowmobilers will delight in the region’s renowned tracks.
With plenty of restaurants, cafés, pubs, and spas in the Laurentians, there’s no shortage of places to retire to after a day on the slopes or trails. One to note: Le Bistro à Champlain in Sainte-Marguerite-du-Lac-Masson, which boasts a prestigious wine cellar with over 8,000 bottles. As a main producer of maple syrup, the region is also the perfect place to tour a maple farm and sample its products. The Laurentians play host to an array of annual festivals—including the Festival des arts de Saint-Saveur, Saint-Placide’s Festi-Vent sur glace, and the Tremblant International Blues Festival—that entertain both residents and visitors.
The Laurentians are one of the most popular places to rent a cottage in Canada and the region is equally accessible from Montréal, Ottawa, and Québec City.