The region takes its name from the chain of mountains which runs down its northern side, and is part of the great Canadian Shield, which covers most of Quebec north of the St. Lawrence River. Covering 22,000 square kilometers, the Laurentians span lakes, forests of maple and pine and, above all, the mountains themselves, making this the top ski getaway on Canada's eastern coast.
Saint-Joseph-du-Lac - a small village in the lower Laurentians with opportunities for agrotourism
Saint-André d'Argenteuil - fomerly named Saint-André-Est and Carillon, these two towns were joined in 2000 to create the new municipality. Carillon is home to the Carillon Canal Historic Site which boasts the highest lock in Quebec. The lock is connected to the Carillon hydroelectric dam which can also be visited.
Parc Régional Bois de Belle-Rivière, 9009 Arthur-Sauvé Boulevard, Mirabel (midway between Saint-Eustache and Lachute, On Highway 15 North take the exit 640 West, then take exit 148 North West (blvd. Arthur Sauve) until Parc de Bois de Belle-Riviere.), ☎ +1 450-258-4924. Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.. 27 mile long network of trails winds across the lawns and through the gardens and arboretum-style forest.edit
Maison et Jardins Chénier-Sauvé, 83 rue Chénier, Saint-Eustache, ☎ +1 450-473-0149 (fax: +1 450-473-0149), . Local flowers, perennials, trees, shrubs and beautiful riverside scenery within a 20th century eclectic garden created by Thérèse Romer, a well-known Quebec conservationist.edit