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Laurentides

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The '''Laurentides''' [http://www.laurentides.com] (or '''Laurentians''') are a range of mountains in [[Quebec]], north of Montreal, popular as a tourist destination.
==RegionsUnderstand== 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 Covering 22,000 square kilometers, the Laurentians span lakes, forests of maple and picturesque villages offer visitors a warm pine and lasting welcome. The Laurentian region is also a meeting place for sports men and women who come to practice their favourite sporting activity , above all year round. Visitors come from far away to enjoy , the many attractionsmountains themselves, and over the years the region has forged an enviable reputation to making this the extent that it has become Quebec’s premier four-season holiday area'''top ski getaway''' on Canada's eastern coast.
==Cities==
* [[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=====By plane===The main point of entry by air is [[Mont-TremblantMontreal]] -- ski resort. You could also come in via [[Ottawa]].
==Other destinations==[[Mont-Tremblant]]'s small airport also has some direct flights from the US, mostly in the winter season only.
==Understand=By car==Talk== ==Get in==The Laurentians are only an hour of drive from [[Montreal]] on Autoroute 15 North.
==Get around==
==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==
==Drink==
==Stay safe== Auberge Laurentides [http://www.lacmorency.com]
==Get out==
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