Laurentians WHAT`S UP THIS SUMMER 2015
La Maison Lavande
In Saint-Eustache, the lavender fields in flower
will stay open until sunset from July 6 to 12, as
will the boutiques. Enjoy a massage in a fragrant
field of lavender, June 27 and 28, every Saturday
in July and August 1 and 2. The $75 cost includes
a 45-minute massage and access to the lavender fields, with reservations only. Free musical
performances in the fields every Sunday in July,
from midday to 3 p.m., with the normal entry fee
to the fields.
Parc de la Rivière-des-Mille-Îles
New excursions and “concert” cruises: come
aboard the Héron Bleu or take part in an excursion
in a rabaska as part of the audience for a concert
by musician/composer Sylvain Lamy in the lovely
backwaters of the Parc de la Rivière-des-MilleÎles. Both adults and children can now register
for the family fishing activity. In company with a
guide, they’ll discover the different fish species
inhabiting the river, while learning good fishing
techniques and practices at the same time.
The Nhôa’s Eden soap factory is located in a magnificent heritage home in the village of Oka. In
addition to making your own soap and candles,
and painting on glass, you can now tantalize
your taste buds at the creamery with homemade
gelatos, sorbets and ice cream, to enjoy on site or
The packages and excursions offered by Xtown located in Mirabel, now make it possible for those who
don’t own a vehicle to enjoy motocross, trail-biking,
ATV and side-by-side. In groups, as a couple or with
the family, for an absolutely unique experience. All
necessary equipment and clothing for riders of all
ages and sizes. Both vehicles and equipment are
regularly replaced and carefully maintained to ensure the experience is both safe and comfortable.
Aircité Aviation is pleased to offer you an exclusive
opportunity to fly up to 300 km/h on a high-speed
aircraft from Lachute Airport, a first in North America.
Designed and manufactured by the Italian company
Blackshape SpA since 2011, the Prime aircraft has experienced growing popularity, especially throughout
Europe and the Middle East. Several packages available. A must for thrill-seekers.
Leaving from Lachute Airport, come and fly like a bird,
touch and play with the clouds, take the controls, awaken your senses with a rush of adrenalin and some
swift maneuvers or simply relax and enjoy the Laurentian scenery. An unforgettable and personalized experience awaits you. Lasting memories and emotions
guaranteed! Safe and approved by Transport Canada.
Hôtel & Spa Mont-Gabriel
Two new packages for summer 2015: “On the tracks
of our artists,” will help you discover some of the Laurentians’ major artistic talents. This package includes
accommodation and a visit to an art gallery. “Velo
Espresso” helps you churn up the miles on “Le P’tit
Train du Nord” linear park. This package includes
bike rental, accommodation and breakfast. Golf packages are also available, including a 3-night package
with unlimited golf. Renovations are continuing in
the meeting rooms and rooms in the Tyrol section.
Le Manoir has now completed major improvements: a complete makeover of the vast interior
courtyard at a cost of $2M including an outdoor
hot tub accessible barefoot via a heated walkway
from the spa. In other areas since the opening,
various sections for relaxation, dining, water jets
and a cocktail zone have been tastefully reappointed. The major part of this renovation project
involved rooms in the main building and the 48
family condos, and the $6M cost also included
our brand new lounge bar, Le Boudoir. With free
Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, Le Boudoir has rapidly
become a prominent meeting place.
Le Haras Laurentien
Theme park and education center dedicated to horses
on 150 acres in Sainte-Marguerite-du-Lac-Masson.
Equestrian shows every month in a superb heated theater. Activities accessible to all: horseback riding lessons,
private walking trails, animation and museum focused
on horses, professional photos on a show horse. Private
and corporate events can also be organized.
The Blizzard, a refreshing and staggering slide! This
summer, Mont Saint-Sauveur’s Water Park welcomes
this brand new smashing activity!
With double inflatable tubes, this new slide will welcome
visitors as it mixes speed, turns and swirls on more than
183 meters with a long and soft drop which amounts
to a seven-story building! Twists, dazzling colours, high
flow of swimmers, the perfect equation to stun and delight family members of all ages.
Accommodation in rooms or apartments is now
being offered in Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard to Laurentianites and tourists alike. Initiation and basic training
for rock-climbing on nearby rock faces with wilderness campsites available. The location is accessible to
autonomous climbers and campers in exchange for
a site access fee that will help this recreational zone
continue its development.
Located in Val-Morin on the shores of Lac Raymond,
Le Couvent offers accommodation specially designed to cater for groups of up to 40 persons. A multi-functional room of over 1,000 sq. ft. has been
specially prepared so that large group events may
be held. The former convent of the Sisters of SaintsNoms-de-Jésus-et-de-Marie, who maintained their
residence over a period of 60 years until 2013, the
site remains shrouded in an atmosphere of serenity
and calm while allowing guests to enjoy recreational and outdoor activities in the vicinity.
This brand new business, specializing in adventure, recreational and outdoor activities, officially inaugurated
its facilities at Mont Catherine in Sainte-Agathe-desMonts last fall. Tyroparc has innovated with its brand
new concept of a mountainside adventure park for the
whole family. A course with four mega ziplines among
the highest and longest in Canada. On Cap Beauséjour,
a Via Ferrata now completes the existing offer, as well
as a rappelling site on a natural rock wall more than 60
meters (200 ft.) in height. Tyroparc is open year-round.
Chalets Lac à la Truite
The team at Chalets Lac à la Truite in SainteAgathe-des-Monts now provides its clientele
with a new center for personal well-being,
located close to the cottages. This location
includes a wide range of à la carte activities:
access to a spa, pool, sauna, steam baths, hammam, outdoor spa, massages, various care
packages and fitness center.
Du coq à l’âne des Laurentides
At Huberdeau, come and discover a new boutique and the traditional craft of wool weaving
being continued by a youthful artisan, as well
as the steps in the transformation of very fine
and little known wool types from the unusual
breeds of sheep at the farm. A number of different types of animals to see: superb fancy pigeons and rabbits including the Giant Flemish
Rabbit that is so impressive due to its size and
Book your summer vacation now and save up to
35% on lodging! Mountainside condos, comfortable suites in the heart of all the action, or luxurious hotel rooms at the foot of the mountain,
you will find the perfect accomodation to suit
your lifestyle and budget! Book your mountain
getaway by June 22 and take advantage of our progressive discounts: 25% for 2-night stays, 30% for
3-night stays and 35% for 4-nights stays or more.
Valid 7 days a week, for stays between April 13
and October 31, 2015, except between June 19
to 21 and August 13 to 16. Certain conditions
Casino de Mont-Tremblant
Le Casino de Mont-Tremblant is proud to welcome Éric Gonzalez, the renowned chef who
will have no trouble seducing any palate with
a cuisine brimming with emotion at the Altitude Seafood & Grill restaurant. Come and discover the “Chef’s table” with a 5-course “carte
blanche” menu created by chef Gonzalez’ pure
inspiration for a party of six to eight persons. Be
transported into a universe of discovery, sharing exquisite pleasures, all in a relaxed atmosphere with wonderful views over the Laurentian mountains. A most remarkable gastronomic
adventure awaits you!
Fairmont Tremblant is the perfect base camp
to brush off the winter blues and jumpstart
your fitness goals. Spring back into shape with
an exclusive hour-long session with a personal
trainer while basking in the rustic beauty of a
mountain resort. Discover why Tremblant has
become the destination of choice for fitness
enthusiasts of all levels.
Golf Gray Rocks
Members of Golf Gray Rocks now have access
to two courses, La Belle and La Bête. The 17th
green at La Belle has been remade and the
resto-bar at La Bête renovated. Visitors can
enjoy two new package deals throughout
the season: a round at La Belle and another
round at La Bête with cart from $125 and play
La Bête twice, starting from $135.
With the aim of completing resurfacing work and
other improvements to the existing network, Vélo
Mont-Tremblant has obtained a grant totaling
$100,000. The objective is to reduce the environmental impact by prioritizing sustainable development and offering a superior experience to users by
proposing trails better adapted to the different levels
of cycling ability. Thanks to financing from Plein Air
Mont-Tremblant, whose mandate is to administer
the overall project of developing the trail network,
the City of Mont-Tremblant and Canada’s Economic
Action Plan under the auspices of the National Trails
Coalition (NTC), the trails will take on a brand new
look this summer.
Ranch Mont-Tremblant welcomes you in the
heart of the Laurentians for a unique horseback
riding experience. Wide range of excursions and
expeditions available, with overnight stays in a
traditional hut or a log-cabin style inn. Explore
the splendid trails and enter a land of cowboys. The whole team at Ranch Mont-Tremblant
will make you feel at home and take you on a
dreamlike journey in any season of the year!
Centre d’activités nature Kanatha-Aki
This family business welcomes you for a run
down its 18 ziplines in an enchanting landscape! 90 minutes from Montréal and 40 minutes from Mont-Tremblant, you’ll be plunged
into the heart of the forest where you’ll zip over
a stream in spate. Enjoy an entirely safe activity
thanks to the continuous lifeline, a permanent
safety system new to Québec. Combine this activity with some fishing and a meeting with the
wood bison. Change of scenery guaranteed!
Les Toits du Monde
In Nominingue, the Hobbit house will take you
straight into the universe of the Lord of the Rings!
Providing accommodation for up to four persons
throughout the year, with its green roof, strawbale insulation and natural lime plaster, the Hobbit
house is an ecological marvel, always warm, comfy
and light-filled. A wood stove provides heating
and you’ll even find a bathroom inside complete
with toilet and shower!
La pourvoirie Lac-du-Cerf
Located 35 minutes from Mont-Laurier in the Upper Laurentians, this outfitters has undergone a substantial refit
since the arrival or its new owners. Most cottages have
been renovated and are better equipped, making them
more comfortable and welcoming than ever. In addition
to the new look accommodation, a number of activities
are offered to the clientele: fishing, canoeing, kayaking,
bird watching, Quad excursions, exercise trail, cultural
activities and a special story hour by the fireside.
Espace Théâtre Muni-Spec
For 35 years now, Muni-Spec Mont-Laurier has continued its cultural mission of promoting the performing
arts and each year its program contains sixty or more
events. The newly designed Espace Théâtre seats up
to 700 spectators. In addition, the room can be configured in various ways to host corporate events, including theater or cabaret-style, banquets, and even exhibitions and conventions!
Awards, distinctions and other new items
Auberge Le Lupin B&B in Mont-Tremblant has received the 2015 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice «Top 25 B&Bs
and Inns — Canada» award. The B&B is thus one of the 25 best in all of Canada, and one of only two Québec
B&Bs on this prestigious list.
Camping Domaine des Cèdres in Brébeuf celebrates 50 years of activity and to mark the occasion any client who
reserves online and has an invoice number ending in 50 will receive a 50% discount on the total cost of their stay!
Hôtel Vacances Tremblant has won the “Tourist Accommodation of the Year” award from the Mont-Tremblant
Chamber of Commerce at the 2014 Gala Excellence.
La Microbrasserie Dieu du Ciel! in Saint-Jérôme has won 5th position in the annual survey of the 10 best
microbreweries in the world, as rated by the site RateBeer. Dieu du Ciel! also gets a mention as the best Québec
microbrewery and three of its beers also count among the 100 best beers in the world!
La Microbrasserie Saint-Arnould in Mont-Tremblant has two new beers on offer, the Saison Tremblant and Or
Noir (version 2.0), to be sampled on their magnificent terrace this summer!
La Chocolaterie Marie-Claude in Sainte-Adèle is celebrating its 30th birthday. Chocolaty surprises on the
menu all throughout the year!
La Gare Auberge-Restaurant-Bar in Labelle has won the “Accommodation – Auberge & B&B” award from the
Mont-Tremblant Chamber of Commerce at the 2014 Gala Excellence.
La Maison Lavande: announces that VP and co-owner Mrs. Nancie Ferron has won the “2015 Small Business
Businesswoman” award from the Québec Businesswomen’s Network.
Le Buffet des Continents, in Saint-Jérôme is now open and caters for up to 800 guests in its dining room.
Le Camping Domaine Vacances Doncaster, a brand new campground in Sainte-Lucie-des-Laurentides, will
officially open on May 1, 2015.
Le Camping Parc La Conception is now offering 13 Hékipia ready-to-camp tents and has also obtained
“Welcome Cyclists” certification!
Le Golf Val-Morin and la Cuisine spontanée are proud to announce their new partnership. From now on, chef
Fabrice Coutanceau will be in charge of all food services at the club! On the menu: reconceived cuisine, more local
produce and additional services.
Le Motel 149 in Mont-Tremblant, formerly the Motel Normandie, has been completely renovated by its new
Le Parc régional Montagne du Diable is continuing the development of its Village des Bâtisseurs with eight
new huts, two of which are on piles.
Le Théâtre du Marais is finally occupying its brand new facilities! The building, located only a few meters away from
its former site, the old synagogue, meets every criterion of quality and comfort, and sound and lighting equipment.
Les Miels d’Anicet in Ferme-Neuve is launching a range of honey-based body-care products called Mélia.
Les Vergers Lafrance in Saint-Joseph-du-Lac has received awards for two of its products, which won medals
at the Mondial des Cidres 2015, including gold for Domaine Lafrance Cuvée Spéciale (ice cider) and silver for
Domaine Lafrance Sparkling Cider.
Premium Outlets Montréal now has 70 outlet-boutiques open in Mirabel.
Restaurant Le Cheval de Jade in Mont-Tremblant invites you to its Local producers evenings with presenta-
tions of local farm produce. Come and meet these folk and learn their stories, share in their experience and also
get some insight into their know-how and passion for farming. They will answer your questions while you sample
some of the items on the new summer menu. Fridays, May 22 and 29, and June 5 and 12, 2015.
Subaru Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Mont-Tremblant, presented by Edmonton Event, has won
the CSTA Canadian Sport Event of the year award.
Super Aqua Club in Pointe-Calumet is extending its Wipe Zone, an athletic course unique in Canada.
Trigonelle B&B in Mont-Tremblant has completely renovated its kitchen, giving it a more contemporary look!
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