6 Activities to Try in the Laurentians This Winter


There’s no better place to fully experience the winter in Quebec than in the Laurentians. At only a one-hour drive from Montreal, the Laurentians offers any winter activity you could possibly think of. Below we’ve listed a few of our favourites for you to make the most of the winter season!

Dog Sledding in the Laurentians

There’s no cuter companion for a day in the snow and there’s no more unique way to visit the Laurentians and get up close and personal with nature than with man’s best friend. Become a “musher” and guide your team through the forests, mountains, and trails of the Laurentians. Make a weekend of it and book our dog sledding package in the Laurentians.

Snowmobiling in the Laurentians

Our second recommendation is an alternative form of transportation, with slightly more horsepower! Snowmobiling in the Laurentians is an adventurous and adrenaline filled way to explore the area. Get out your balaclava and discover the scenery and landscape of the Laurentians and Ste-Adèle. With over 5,500 km of trails, there’s a lot to explore! If this sounds like your type of activity, browse our snowmobiling packages in the Laurentians.

Horseback Riding in the Laurentians

Never thought of horseback riding as a winter activity? Think again! Let one of nature’s most beautiful creatures guide you through the trails and explore the Laurentian scenery at a leisurely pace; take in the incredible panoramic views of the Laurentians. Our 2-night horseback riding package in the Laurentians includes 2 hours of horseback riding, 3 day access to our Nordic spa in the Laurentians and a spa treatment.

Downhill Skiing in the Laurentians

This one is a no brainer! The Laurentians are home to some of the greatest ski hills in Quebec. Our auberge and spa is located near 12 ski hills, including Mont Saint-Sauveur, Mont-Blanc, Chantecler, and Belle Neige. Browse our downhill ski packages in the Laurentians; nothing’s better than a ski day in the Laurentians followed by a dip in the thermal pond under the stars!

Cross-Country Skiing in the Laurentians

Cross-Country Skiing in the Laurentians

Spend a day cross-country skiing at one of the Laurentians’ most iconic landmarks, le P’tit Train du Nord; le P’tit Train du Nord is a recreational trail designed along an old railroad between Bois-des-Filion and Mont-Laurier. The trail offers 40 kms of cross-country skiing between Saint-Jérôme and Val-David. Why not book an overnight stay at our auberge and spa and relax with us after your excursion?

Snow Tubing in the Laurentians

While it may not be the most mature and sophisticated way to spend a winter day in the Laurentians, it’s definitely the most entertaining! With 23 snow tubing trails, and 3 snow rafting trails, Mont-Avila in Piedmont is the most fun you’ll have all winter! Call up your friends, dig out your snow pants, and let the hilarity ensue!

There you have it! Six different winter activities to try out in the Laurentians this winter season. You can also visit our website for more information regarding winter activities in the Sainte-Adèle. Whether you plan a full day activity, or a weekend experience, you’re sure to keep busy this winter in the Laurentians with our winter activity suggestions! Be sure to dress warm!