The area, which is a component of the vast Canadian Shield and spans much of Quebec north of the St. Lawrence River, gets its name from the mountain range that runs down its northern side. The Laurentians, which encompass 22,000 km and are home to lakes, maple and pine woods, and mountains above all else, are Quebec's Cottage Country and a major alpine ski destination in eastern Canada.
Before the French arrived in the first half of the 19th century and began to build an agricultural presence throughout the valleys, the region was inhabited by the Montagnais First Nations people. The region gained popularity as a tourist destination in the 20th century thanks to a cottage and lake in the summer, as well as cross-country skiing and cross-country during the winter.
If ever you do plan to come here, we assure that you can be able to fall in love with the place and also create some of the splendid memories in your life by being engulfed in the nature that shall take your breath away.
Take a trip along the ‘Route des Belles Histories’
The Laurentian Mountains' top little towns and attractions are all included on this popular tourist driving route. The Route des Belles Histoires is for you if you have more than one day and want to learn about the area thoroughly. The almost 285km circuit has a Saint-Jérôme start and a Mont-Laurier finish. It will lead you to the various tourist attractions and historical sites. You may simply just pick and select the locations that appear most intriguing to you if you're not too ambitious (like I am). We chose to visit Saint-Adele, Val-David, and a couple of the other villages based on the itinerary.
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Bike or Hike the ‘P’tit Train du Nord’
The linear park of the Petit Train du Nord is almost perfectly followed by the Route des Belles Histoires. The fact that this path connects to all the several train stations and towns indicates that it was in fact utilised by the Laurentians' first residents. These days, you may enjoy this well-liked multipurpose track on foot, a bike, a snowshoe, or a snowmobile! One of the simplest areas to trek in the Laurentian Mountains is the path. For the whole family, it's flat, free, and enjoyable. You're welcome to stay a few days or a few hours! There are several amenities accessible to users, including free parking, bike rentals, shuttle buses, and lodging near the route.
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A New Outdoor Activity to Try- Parc de la Rivière Doncaster
The Laurentians are home to some of Quebec's beautiful scenery, in addition to little villages, historic roads, and outstanding restaurants. There are several outdoor activities you may engage in while visiting this area, which is a haven for nature enthusiasts. You may go hiking, canoeing, kayaking, riding, or mountain climbing in one of the best parks such as Parc de la Rivière Doncaster, during the warmer months.