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Fall-Winter 2015-16
WHAT’S
UP
THIS WINTER?
FALL/WINTER 2015-2016
Auberge du Lac Morency
Experience the early settler lifestyle…
The Auberge du Lac Morency in Saint-Hippolyte
is now offering comfortable, well-equipped prospector tents. Set up in the forest, the tents cater
for four people and have everything needed on
hand. Double-size, double-deck beds, dining
nook, wood stove, BBQ and all cooking utensils
provided. You can bring your own supplies or ask
our chef to prepare gourmet meals that you can
reheat in your tent. And in both summer and winter, you can access the facilities at the inn. Several
packages available.
lacmorency.com/en
Aventure Plein Air St-Hippolyte
The snowmobile fleet has been doubled in size
and now numbers 50 machines, all ecological
4-stroke models. A new welcome chalet will be
open for the start of the winter season. This new
building will be four times larger than the current one and includes a garage, a reception and
waiting area, offices as well as a large cloakroom
filled with winter clothing suitable for severe
weather conditions. A number of new dogsledding trails have also been opened up. The Husky-Siberian dog pack now has over 90 members
who love to pull sleds.
aventurespleinair.com
ThéSmooth
At ThéSmooth, located in Prévost, our corporate
mission is to make people aware of the benefits
of healthy food and especially of all the possibilities that exist for enjoying truly healthy meals.
A catering service for events, meetings, private
receptions at home, company premises or right
here on site makes it all very accessible. On
the menu, health and tastiness is number one:
colorful salads that literally explode taste-wise
in the mouth. Delicious tapas that look just as
good as they are to eat!
thesmooth.ca
Glissades des Pays d’en haut
For those who love to experience something new, our
4-person bobsleigh is our most recent polar invention. A
brand new concept entirely developed by the technical
team at Glissades des Pays d’en Haut. Choose your best
team member to get you off to a racing start, and enjoy the thrill of gliding through the corners on the halfkilometer long track. There are three runs allowing three
sleighs to depart simultaneously. A unique magic carpet
takes you effortlessly to the top.
glissades.ca/en
Attitude Montagne
In its new complex in Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard for
the last year, and including an accommodation wing,
Attitude Montagne is proud to be innovating once
again by presenting you the latest member of its family, La Chèvre! With the help of connoisseurs who
ensure that we find new and different products, the
establishment offers a range of beers from micro-breweries around Québec, a wine list of quality private
imports served by the glass and an assortment of
exclusive scotch whiskeys, all with the aim of allowing
you to discover and experience this refined universe.
Espresso, latte, cappuccino as well as a wide variety
of teas also available. The bar has an authentic, welcoming and convivial environment, creating a fun
atmosphere. Guests are always surprised and impressed to see the immense fireplace and chimney
that adds greatly to the atmosphere, and the outdoor
campfire on the terrace is always appreciated by
visitors, who can enjoy a seat in our Adirondack deck
chairs made from recycled wood by a local craftsman.
attitudemontagne.ca
Hôtel & Spa Mont Gabriel
Renovation work is continuing and the first “demo”
Deluxe room was unveiled at a press conference on
July 15. These Deluxe rooms will be equipped with
strong boxes, refrigerators, microwave ovens and
a magnificent balcony providing views unique in
Québec over the Lower Laurentians and the Valley of
Saint-Sauveur. A refreshing coat of paint on the building’s exterior in a modern color scheme that nevertheless reflects the traditions of Mont Gabriel, truly
gives the impression that a new hotel is being born.
The entire team at Hôtel & Spa Mont Gabriel is highly
enthusiastic about the idea of offering its clientele
a product of quality at reasonable prices. Lastly, the
2015 Christmas Holiday program is already available
online.
montgabriel.com
Hôtel-Spa Château Sainte-Adèle
This 4-star Sainte-Adèle hotel won top honors at the
30th edition of the Nuit Adéloise run by the SainteAdèle Chamber of Commerce, winning both the
Lodging and Business of the Year awards. The arrival of new general manager Christophe Huguenard
has ushered in new standards of quality and service.
Since his arrival, guest service has been improved
by the inclusion of breakfast in the room rates. The
contemporary décor will delight you, as will the art
collection that any gallery might envy! All 35 rooms
and spacious suites are well equipped and very
comfortable. Restaurant, health center, indoor pool,
immense terrace, magnificent fireplace, outdoor
Jacuzzis and saunas are all part of the facilities on
offer!
chateausainteadele.com/indexen.php
Estérel Resort
It’s now official: Estérel Resort and the Bistro à Champlain, two of the
great establishments in their respective fields, have joined forces in
order to provide the most demanding epicureans with an experience
at the highest level. Estérel Resort is proud to announce the acquisition of a genuine Québec treasure: Bistro à Champlain’s wine cellar with
more than 5,000 bottles, and is committed to continuing the dream of
this extraordinary wine connoisseur. The rich heritage of Champlain
Charest’s collection will also be safeguarded with the name “Bistro à
Champlain” being attributed to Estérel’s renowned gastronomic
restaurant, L’ultime. In addition to keeping this cellar in Québec, the
Estérel team will follow in the footsteps of Champlain Charest by conserving the links he created with producers
over the years, and will indeed continue to expand one of the finest wine cellars in Canada. Since all fine wine
must find its match at a good table, the cellar has been arranged so that festive events can take place. On Friday
and Saturday evenings, the Bistro à Champlain cellar can entertain up to 20 guests at the Tablée à Champlain, a
gastronomic evening marrying wine and good food hosted by a sommelier. The cellar will also be open to the
public from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. for visits and product tasting. A salon has also been specially set up in the cellar in
honor of Champlain Charest.
esterel.com/en
Tyroparc
tyroparc.com/en
This winter, in addition to its mega-ziplines, the Tyroparc is offering guided snowmobile excursions. Located in Sainte-Agathedes-Monts, Québec’s pioneering township for snowmobiling,
and steps away from “Le P’tit Train du Nord “ linear park, you’ll
discover some breathtaking scenery, riding across frozen lakes,
along groomed trails, over mountains; something for every
taste. 2- or 4-hour packages available. All excursions include a
complete outfit (jacket, bib, helmet, balaclava, mittens, boots,
plus fuel and a qualified guide). Only one hour from Montréal,
30 minutes from Mont-Tremblant, it’s the ideal location for a
good burst of adrenaline!
Hôtel Spa Watel
Investments of some $800,000 over the next five years means that this hotel in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts is
able to renew its offer and now be classified as 4-star. The establishment offers its clientele two pools, two
saunas (dry and steam) and new spas open year-round with heated carpeting around the outdoor spas as
well as two fireplaces. All rooms have been renovated. All the services of a grand hotel are also on offer:
refined cuisine under the command of chef JeanFrançois Robillard, meeting room and reception
area, and free Wi-Fi. Several packages available that
include nearby activities and also care at the spa.
hotelspawatel.com/en
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Camp
More than ever working in symbiosis with nature’s seasons
and life’s cycle, this ashram in Val-Morin offers you multiple
experiences that are out of the ordinary (thematic stays,
workshops, activities, courses), and that will lead you toward a more healthy and serene lifestyle. The teaching and
daily practice of yoga is still of course the ashram’s main raison d’être. Indeed, numerous specific training sessions are
planned throughout the year. Also of note are the major
Indian and North-American festive or celebratory dates
involving shows (dance and music) and seasonal sporting
activities that will please everyone.
sivananda.org
Pourvoirie du Lac Berval
This winter, this outfitters located in Saint-Faustin–LacCarré is offering lake trout and the larger rainbow trout
fishing excursions, either for the day or with lodging in
luxury log cabin-style cottages. A unique getaway experience just one and a half hours from Montréal.
pourvoiriedulacberval.com/en
RMC des Laurentides
The RMC des Laurentides has now regrouped its outdoor activities offer in one place!
The locations where one can practice 11 different outdoor activities (hiking, overnighting in refuges, canoeing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, etc.) have been
identified and the relevant information is available in two formats, either in map
form on paper or on an interactive online platform, covering all the various activities
available in the RMC.
decouvrirmrclaurentides.com/en
Tremblant
For the 18th year, readers of SKI Magazine have elected Tremblant to the summit of those ski villages
they most appreciate in the East, in Canada and the US combined. The destination is more accessible
than ever thanks to flights run by Air Canada and Porter Airlines from Toronto between December and
April. On arrival, a shuttle service takes travellers right to their hotel. Tremblant is a massive 662 acres
of skiable terrain on four mountainsides. A vast playground featuring 96 trails and three snow parks
for every style and ability, plus a thousand snow cannons, all served by 14 lifts taking skiers and snowboarders to the various summits. The pedestrian village now houses 75 businesses and restaurants, all
accessible on foot. Once you’ve parked the car, restaurants, boutiques, cinema, casino and ski lifts are all
within walking distance of hotels. You only have to step outside to appreciate the charms of the village
with its European styling, and free outdoor
events and shows. The village is also home
to 13 hotels including five belonging to
major chains, as well as numerous mountainside residences, with overall 1,900 lodging units nestled under the colored roofs
of the pedestrian village – rooms, studios,
condos – including those under the renowned banners of Fairmont, Westin Resort
& Spa, Marriot Residence Inn, Holiday Inn
Express & Suites, Homewood Suites Hilton.
tremblant.ca/en
Snow Polo in Mont-Tremblant
The Snow Polo event on Lac Tremblant will return in 2016 for a threeday tournament to be finalized under the stars on Saturday night! This is
a truly unique event that takes place on Lac Tremblant in a spectacular
setting, right in front of Hotel Quintessence. Come and watch these magnificent horses and riders up close as they show their skills and attempt
to win the highest honors. A free event, open to all. Tickets available for
the stands, VIP tables and corporate boxes.
snowpolotremblant.com
Marriott Residence Inn Mont-Tremblant
Marriott Residence Inn in Mont-Tremblant is getting a facelift for the fall of 2015. Reception area, meeting rooms,
dining room and all other common areas will undergo
a transformation as of the month of October, followed
by the renovation of all rooms in the spring of 2016. So
please come and discover our new décor!
marriott.com/hotels/travel/ymymt-residence-inn-mont-tremblant-manoir-labelle/
Casino Mont-Tremblant
La Table du Chef: an unforgettable experience! Enjoy a gastronomic adventure with a 5-course discovery menu created and
inspired just for you by chef Éric Gonzalez. Take off into a universe of discovery, sharing and exquisite pleasure with magnificent views over the Laurentian mountains. The chef and his
whole brigade invite you to discover a menu carefully selected
to reflect their culinary know-how for a party of six to eight
persons. Reservations required one week in advance.
casinomonttremblant.ca
Tremblant Conference Centre
New in April 2016: $350,000 will be invested in the
Conference Centre: rooms and common areas to be
renovated (paint, wall coverings, carpets, furniture),
updating of technological infrastructure and equipment and a new VIP-salon lounge with terrace.
tremblant.ca/en
Centre Kanatha-Aki
This winter, come and practice the Cani-rando!
It’s a fun activity in which you get pulled along
on foot by a dog, while learning to guide it by
voice with specially adapted commands. Attached to a harness, the dog is linked to you by
a long leash attached to a large belt. Come
and share our passion and love for sled dogs
accompanied by one of our specialized dogs
and a guide who will help you discover the
beauty of the surrounding landscape along
our trails.
kanatha-aki.com/laurentides-quebec/chiens-de-traineau/cani-rando
Scandinave Spa Mont-Tremblant
Enjoy a unique experience under a spellbinding full
moon. On Monday, September 28, Tuesday, October 27 and Wednesday, November 25. Access to the
baths will be available from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. for $60
and 60-minute Swedish massages cost $148. Rates
include rental of a bathrobe, a cocktail on arrival
and various tasty sweets will be served during the
evening. Massages start at 7:45, 9:00 or 10:15 p.m.
Limited space/reservations required by phone at
1 888 537-2263 for access to both baths and massages. 18 years and older.
scandinave.com/en/tremblant/full-moon
Aéroport La Macaza - Mont-Tremblant International
flylaurentians.ca
Parc régional Montagne du Diable
The pioneers’ village at the foot of the mountain
will be completed by the end of October 2015.
The Léopold-Papineau welcome pavilion will
be equipped with a toilet and shower block, ski
waxing room, communal kitchen and a room to
relax in in front of a fireplace, all with space for
up to 80 persons. The eight refuges are all available and can cater for a total of 62 people overnight. New trail improvements now mean skiers
can take an easier circular route of around 11
kilometers with some magnificent viewpoints
without having to climb to the summits.
parcmontagnedudiable.com
Air Canada is once again operating flights
from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport to
Mont-Tremblant this winter, an agreement to
this effect having been recently concluded. The
schedule for the second season of winter operations with Air Canada starts on December 18
and offers flights in both directions four days
a week, on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday until March 28. As for Porter, an agreement
has also been reached for services this winter.
Flights from Billy Bishop Airport in Toronto will
start on December 4 and continue until April 4,
following a variable seasonal schedule. This
is the eighth year of flights from Toronto with
Porter.
Pourvoirie Mekoos
Pourvoirie Mekoos provides a rental service for
quads or side-by-side vehicles so you can zip
along the new Summum trail. This three-season
quad trail is 335 km long, linking the Mekoos, Fer
à Cheval and Notawissi outfitter camps, and will
allow you to discover this natural kingdom in the
Upper Laurentians on groomed trails in a secure
environment.
mekoos.ca
Parc régional Kiamika
This winter, come and lose yourself in the heart of
the boreal forest while benefiting from every commodity! Enjoy the Alvéok experience, where nature
and comfort are combined as one!
reservoirkiamika.org/en
Comfort Inn Mont-Laurier
Now classed 4-star, Comfort Inn Mont-Laurier has
received the 2015 Hospitalité Or award, given to only 20
hotels in the Family Choice Hotels in Canada. This entirely smoking-free establishment has invested more than
$700,000 in the last two years to renovate the lobby and
all rooms. Clients will now enjoy a more pleasant stay
thanks to the addition of services and commodities including high-speed Wi-Fi, spa, sauna and fitness center.
comfortinn-ml.ca/comfort/en/home/
Prizes, awards and other new items
Lacroix Verger & Cidrerie in Saint-Joseph-du-Lac received the highest award in its category at the Vinalies
Internationales on March 3. Its new product, the Lacroix Signature Honeycrisp, received the trophy awarded
to products with the highest note in their category. In addition to this prestigious award, the Lacroix Signature
also won Gold Medal in the Hors Vin (non-wine) category. Nor was the Lacroix de Glace left out, winning a Silver
Medal in its turn.
Le Ranch La Douceur in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts is now an Équi-Qualité certified establishment,
which ensures that its clientele will have horses in good condition, safe stables and facilities, employees accredited by either the Fédération Équestre du Québec, Québec à Cheval, or the Canadian
Therapeutic Riding Association, plus impeccable customer service.
Glissades des Pays d’en Haut in Piedmont has won the Prix Reconnaissance Conciliation TravailFamille for the Laurentian region. Best practices in human resources management means pleasant
working conditions. Every effort is made to facilitate family-work conditions for employees, including
students and retirees.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tremblant: Hotel Le Kandahar, located in the Tremblant Resort, which has
undergone renovations to the value of $3.2M, is now under a new banner.
Auberge aux Nuits de rêve in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts has classed 2nd out of 25 award-winning hotels in
Canada, according to Traveller’s Choice by Trip Advisor in January 2015. Winner of the “2014 Customer’s Choice
Internet Award” from the Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts Chamber of Commerce.

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