12 – Laurentians

General Information:

The Laurentians are a part of the Canadian Shield, composed of ancient mountains. In the south of the region, the terrain is undulating and level changes are more abrupt as one goes north (Mont-Tremblant) For the most part, the trails go through mixed-growth forest.

Practical Information:

  • Regional network:
    21 clubs (2, 444 Km of trails)
  • Main trails:
    3 at Laval
    33 at Saint-Eustache
    43 at Sainte-Marguerite
    53 at Papineau-Labelle wildlife Reserve
    63 at l’Annonciation
  • Accommodation accessible from the trail:
    970 rooms
  • Snow conditions:
    Generally from mid-December until the end of February
    North of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts: from mid-December until mid- March
    In the Mont-Laurier region: from mid-December until the end of March

Location:

Immediately to the north of Montreal, served principally by Highway 15 from Montreal and by Highway 148 from Hull. While the region can be accessed directly from the Laval trail network, situated north of Montreal, the most picturesque portion begins some 40 kilometres to the north, where the terrain becomes more rugged.

Ile Bizard Snowmobile Club, the only snowmobile club located in Montreal, is the link (trail 33) between Laurentides region and Monteregie region.

Principal cities: Lachute – Saint-Jérôme – Sainte-Adèle – Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts – Mont Tremblant – L’Annonciation – Mont-Laurier – Sainte-Anne-du-Lac

Attractions:

  • Devil’s Mountain/Windigo fall at Ferme-Neuve (trail 13)
  • World’s first snowmobile club in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts (trail 43)
  • It is possible to view deers from many vantage points (La Macaza, Notre-Dame-du-Laus, Kiamika, Val Barette)

From the region:

  • The Outaouais to the west (trails 43 and 63)
  • Abitibi-Témiscamingue to the Northwest (trail 63)
  • Lanaudière to the east (trails 3, 33, 43 and 63)

Links:

Exit 51 de l’autoroute des Laurentides (autoroute 15 nord)
Phone : 450 224-7007 ou 1 800 561-6673
Fax: 450 224-9007

Secure hotels

HÔTEL DU CHASSEUR, Brownsburg-Chatham

450 533-5555