Help Wikitravel grow by contributing to an article! Learn how.

Difference between revisions of "Laurentides"

From Wikitravel
Jump to: navigation, search
(Cities)
 
(28 intermediate revisions by 18 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
The '''Laurentides''' (or '''Laurentians''') are a popular touristic destination and a range of mountains in [[Quebec]].
+
The '''Laurentides''' [http://www.laurentides.com] (or '''Laurentians''') are range of mountains in [[Quebec]], north of Montreal, popular as a tourist destination.
''Official bilingual Website'' = '''www.laurentides.com'''
+
 
+
{{quickbar
+
| image=[[Image:DSC5928.jpg|250px|]]
+
| language=French
+
}}
+
 
+
==Regions==
+
 
+
A country with a fascinating history as grand as the wide-open spaces of the Laurentians themselves, it’s a rich territory that has always been coveted. A wealthy land of a thousand different aspects, it unfolds slowly to the visitor and will conquer the heart of the most fervent city-dweller with its broad peaceful lakes set among immense forests of maple and pine. The Laurentians is 22,000 square kilometres of pure delight just north of Montreal. The great diversity of its ecosystems opens up ever-new horizons, providing an outstanding natural experience to suit visitors of every ilk.
+
 
+
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. Its lively and picturesque villages offer visitors a warm and lasting welcome. The Laurentian region is also a meeting place for sports men and women who come to practice their favourite sporting activity all year round. Visitors come from far away to enjoy the many attractions, and over the years the region has forged an enviable reputation to the extent that it has become Quebec’s premier four-season holiday area.
+
  
 +
==Understand==
 +
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==
 
==Cities==
 
+
* [[Mont-Tremblant]] - ski resort
* [[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==
 
==Get in==
 +
===By plane===
 +
The main point of entry by air is [[Montreal]].  You could also come in via [[Ottawa]].
  
Only an hour of drive from Montreal.
+
[[Mont-Tremblant]]'s small airport also has some direct flights from the US, mostly in the winter season only.
  
Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (airport code: YUL), formerly called Dorval Airport - a name still in use by many locals, in the City of Dorval serves all international and domestic passenger traffic. Trudeau airport is approximately 20 km from downtown Montreal.
+
===By car===
 
+
The Laurentians are only an hour of drive from [[Montreal]] on Autoroute 15 North.
For more information on the airport, check out the Airports of Montreal homepage.
+
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
 +
* <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>
 +
* <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>
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
 
Fine regional produce and innovation combines with the know-how of Laurentian chefs to bring out the very best in what the region has to offer to gourmets: a simply delightful experience by any standard.
 
 
[[Image:DSC5928.jpg|250px|]]
 
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
  
  
----
 
  
 +
Auberge Laurentides [http://www.lacmorency.com]
  
==Further informations==
+
==Get out==
  
[[Image:Logo_73df2c.jpg|Logo_73df2c.jpg]]
+
[[de:Laurentides]]
 
+
[[fr:Laurentides]]
If you want to learn more about the Laurentians, you can check the Tourisme Laurentides official bilingual website, by clicking here : [[http://www.laurentides.com]]
+
  
 +
[[WikiPedia:Laurentides (region)]]
  
 +
{{IsPartOf|Southwestern Quebec}}
 
{{outline}}
 
{{outline}}
 
{{isIn|Quebec}}
 

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]



This article is an outline and needs more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. Please plunge forward and help it grow!


Variants

Actions

Destination Docents

In other languages

other sites