Three great reasons to go on vacation in the Laurentians this winter

Destinations to explore, January 29, 2024 2024-01-29
View of landscapes of the Laurentians in the winter © Tourisme Laurentides

The winter season in the Laurentians offers a unique experience that combines snow sports atop the region’s highest mountains, moments of relaxation and the discovery of local produce. While there are many reasons to treat yourself to an enchanted interlude in the heart of breathtaking scenery, these three ideas are sure to inspire you to choose the Laurentians for your winter vacation.

A man and a woman walking with their skiing and snowboarding equipment in Tremblant
The Laurentian region is a top destination for snow sports. Photo credit: Tourism Laurentians

Go for a ski trip at any of the 12 ski resorts

With its vast forests and mountain landscapes, the Laurentian region boasts one of the largest concentrations of ski resorts in Eastern Canada, with a total of 12 resorts, including Mont-Tremblant, at an altitude of 875 metres. No matter their level of experience, skiers and snowboarders will find what they’re looking for among the dozens of runs from one mountain to the next. Those who still have energy to spare after a day in the great outdoors can enjoy the festive atmosphere of the region’s villages, where après-ski activities are renowned for being second to none!

Enjoy relaxing at the spa

The Laurentians offer a vast choice of spas, all of which deliver a high-quality experience of relaxation and well-being. Perfectly integrated into their natural surroundings, the Nordic spas all around the region pay tribute to Scandinavian spa traditions with thermal circuits that are beneficial for both the body and mind. Other spas, located in charming inns or well-known hotels, offer treatments that range from massage therapy to beauty care and facials, all in a peaceful, refined atmosphere.

Woman in a thermal pool under the snowflakes
Discover the region’s many spas when you visit the Laurentians. Photo credit: Tourism Laurentians

Treat yourself to amazing local flavours

Cheese, cider, craft beer, honey, maple and more: the Laurentian terroir abounds with gourmet treasures to discover and enjoy in every season. A visit to a local producer is a unique opportunity to taste new delights and learn more about the transformation process. The region also boasts a collection of restaurants to suit all tastes. Bistros and fine dining establishments offer seasonal menus featuring local produce in a warm, cozy atmosphere. And for food discoveries on the road, the Chemin du Terroir des Laurentides, a marked trail that makes its way through rural areas, is an excellent source of inspiration for all your culinary pleasures, even in winter!

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