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Laurentians - The region

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 facades, 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.

Accommodations B & B style

Meet welcoming and enthusiastic hosts who are renowned for their hospitality. Enjoy a good night’s rest in a comfy bed, and a delicious gourmet breakfast in the next morning. B & B hosts are fabulous ambassadors of their region. Make sure you take advantage of their knowledge!

Enjoy the many activities of the region and its stunning landscapes. Enjoy delicious meals, relax and let yourself be charmed by Laurentian's thousands of secrets.

”Le P’tit Train du Nord” Linear Park

The longest linear park in Canada is located right in the heart of the Laurentian region. Following the line of the old railway built in the early 20th century, “Le P’tit Train du Nord” the park offers 230 kilometres of trails running through incredibly beautiful landscapes, alongside rivers and lakes. Many B & Bs have places to store your bikes when you stay.

Festivals and Events all Year Long

No matter what the season, festivals and other exciting events are always taking place somewhere in the Laurentians. Lovers of music, dance and theatre can enjoy the rhythm of numerous different festivals and discover the creative universe of artists from here and abroad.

Get pampered at a Laurentian spa!

The Laurentian region offers a choice of health spas unrivalled in Quebec. Whether you are looking for a traditional Swedish massage, or Californian, shiatsu or sports styles, seated on a chair, four-handed or even outdoors, Laurentian spas are there to help you get revitalized. Wraps are also available in seaweed, clay or even chocolate. You can take a plunge into a bath of essential oils or mud or enjoy and air-jet tub before getting all steamed up in a sauna, and then slipping quietly into the cold waters of a local stream.

Experience Quebec Agrotourism and enjoy gourmet restaurants!

Fine regional produce and innovation combined with the know-how of Laurentian chefs bring out the very best in what the region has to offer to visitors: a simply delightful experience by any standard. Agrotourism and wonderful restaurants abound!

Follow the Chemin du Terroir

The Chemin du terroir inaugurated in October 2010, is a signposted trail that takes you through more than 226 kilometres of country backroads and byways, with discoveries to make at every turn. The Chemin du Terroir features a wealth of agricultural tourism, but that’s not all; our heritage, culture and history is also presented as you make your way through a delightful rural environment.

Get adventurous and go rafting!

For a unique rafting experience in Québec, head for the Rivière Rouge, just one hour away from both Montréal and Ottawa. The Laurentians also offers many more nautical activities, as well as golf, hiking and ATV-ing.

Enjoy time in the Laurentians this summer! When you need somewhere to stay, try one of fabulous bed and breakfasts in the region!

For more general information visit the Laurentian Tourism website.

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