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The '''Laurentides''' (or '''Laurentians''') are a range of mountains in [[Quebec]].
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The '''Laurentides''' [http://www.laurentides.com] (or '''Laurentians''') are range of mountains in [[Quebec]], north of Montreal, popular as a tourist destination.
  
==Region==
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==Understand==
 
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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.
'''The region of a thousand lakes [http://www.bonjourquebec.com/qc-en/laurentides0.html]'''
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A true playground awaits you north of Montréal! Summer and winter, this holiday paradise draws crowds of vacationers. Visitors come for the numerous ski hills for all levels, the hundreds of miles of cross-country ski trails and the numerous top-flight golf courses. Rafting on the Rivière Rouge, cruising on Lac Tremblant or Lac des Sables, relaxation at the winter spa or a day at the sugar shack, a farm visit, horseback riding—these are just some of the most popular activities in the Laurentides region! In the fall, the scenery glows and numerous festivals celebrate the beauty of the multihued forests. With its vast network of accommodations and an impressive variety of fine dining, the Laurentides region seduces even the most discriminating of tourists.
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==Cities==
 
==Cities==
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* [[Mont-Tremblant]] - ski resort
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* [[Oka]], a lakeside village technically in the Laurentians region but far from the mountains
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* [[Sainte-Adéle]] - ski resort and tourist destination
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* [[Sainte-Anne-des-lacs]] - small village next to Saint-Sauveur, with it's 22 lakes it is ideal for cottages.
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* [[Sainte-Agathe]]
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* [[Saint-Joseph-du-Lac]] - a small village in the lower Laurentians with opportunities for agrotourism
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* [[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.
  
* [[Mont-Tremblant]] -- ski resort
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==Get in==
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===By plane===
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The main point of entry by air is [[Montreal]].  You could also come in via [[Ottawa]].
  
==Other destinations==
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[[Mont-Tremblant]]'s small airport also has some direct flights from the US, mostly in the winter season only.
  
==Understand==
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===By car===
 
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The Laurentians are only an hour of drive from [[Montreal]] on Autoroute 15 North.
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==Get in==
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==Get around==
 
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==See==
 
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* <see name="Parc Régional Bois de Belle-Rivière" alt="" address="9009 Arthur-Sauvé Boulevard, Mirabel" directions="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." phone="+1 450-258-4924" email="" fax="" url="" hours="Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m." price="">27 mile long network of trails winds across the lawns and through the gardens and arboretum-style forest.</see>
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* <see name="Maison et Jardins Chénier-Sauvé" alt="" address="83 rue Chénier, Saint-Eustache" directions="" phone="+1 450-473-0149" email="" fax="+1 450-473-0149" url="http://www.nature-histoire.org/" hours="" price="">Local flowers, perennials, trees, shrubs and beautiful riverside scenery within a 20th century eclectic garden created by Thérèse Romer, a well-known Quebec conservationist.</see>
  
 
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==Drink==
 
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Auberge Laurentides [http://www.lacmorency.com]
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==
  
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Latest revision as of 12:05, 24 October 2011

The Laurentides [1] (or Laurentians) are range of mountains in Quebec, north of Montreal, popular as a tourist destination.

Understand[edit]

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.

Cities[edit]

  • Mont-Tremblant - ski resort
  • Oka, a lakeside village technically in the Laurentians region but far from the mountains
  • Sainte-Adéle - ski resort and tourist destination
  • Sainte-Anne-des-lacs - small village next to Saint-Sauveur, with it's 22 lakes it is ideal for cottages.
  • Sainte-Agathe
  • 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.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

The main point of entry by air is Montreal. You could also come in via Ottawa.

Mont-Tremblant's small airport also has some direct flights from the US, mostly in the winter season only.

By car[edit]

The Laurentians are only an hour of drive from Montreal on Autoroute 15 North.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • 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), [2]. 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

Do[edit][add listing]

Eat[edit][add listing]

Drink[edit][add listing]

Auberge Laurentides [3]

Get out[edit]



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