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Laurentian Mountains

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Address: Southern Quebec to the shores of the St. Lawrence River, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No

Laurentian Mountains are so close to Montreal that you can easily go skiing...

Laurentian Mountains are so close to Montreal that you can easily go skiing for the day. In winter, there is also dog sledding and ice skating. Other times of the year, enjoy whale watching, mountain biking and kayaking.

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The view is spectacular driving along side the mountains. Driving to Baie de Saint Paul you have the mountains on one side and the river on the other side beautiful!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The view is spectacular driving along side the mountains. Driving to Baie de Saint Paul you have the mountains on one side and the river on the other side beautiful!

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A short drive from Montreal. 45 - 60 minutes. Beautiful scenery in the fall. Colours bursting everywhere. There are mosquitoes and black flies in the summer so wear protection. Great areas for hikes, swimming in lakes, snowshoeing and skiing. There is a very long cycling trail that runs through most of the villages. It is not unusual to see deer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Laurentian mountains attract visitors all year long. In the winter, skiers come north for either downhill or cross country (Nordic and Classic) skiing to one of the many options. The closest slopes are only 40 minutes from the city. In the summer, people come to bike along the Petit Train du Nord, a former railroad which used to take... More 

Thank Veronica B
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This wonderful mountain just 75-90 drive outside of Montreal is a must for locals as well as tourists from any part of the world, any time of year, for a fun & tranquil, relaxing hike, stroll or get away. For romantics, families, friends or alone time. A must visit!

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a full day bus tour through the Laurentian Mountains which had various little stops along the way. The little villages were beautiful and had delicious treats to eat as well! Our tour ended at Mont Tremblant with about an hour and a half to explore on our own there. We took the gondola ride to the top of... More 

3 Thank cocobob2014
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a drive of approximately an hour out of Montreal and worth getting into the country for a day. We enjoyed Val David, Val Morin and St. Saveur, quaint villages for shopping and dining. You might also stumble upon a farmers' market. Spectacular in the fall months.

2 Thank Margaret C
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to take a tour to see more and get history our tour did not disappoint.I think Temblant needs a mountain bike park like Whistler because it was sad to see the businesses empty...and the 5% resort tax added to the already tax not so great. Over all it was a really nice day and our bus driver Richard... More 

1 Thank LA2012Africa
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Laurentians (les Laurentides) range is a delightful year-round destination for getting outdoors, whether it's for golf and white-water rafting in the summer or skiing and dog sledding in the winter. Along with its stunning natural beauty, it’s also known for its authentic Québec food—all of this to be found less than an hour’s drive from downtown Montréal, traffic allowing.

1 Thank vdalmeida35
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of activities to do for all budgets! Visit St Sauveur, Mont Tremblant, Ste Agathe and St Adele.

1 Thank Julio R
Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Beautiful place to see and stay. Lots of golf courses, lakes, ski resorts, boating and just plain relaxing. This was my first trip there and can't wait to go back. Bring your bug spray if you're going to be there in June.

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Greetings, fellow TripAdvisor members and travelers! I'm excited to be visiting Mont-Tremblant for the first time as part of an upcoming day trip from Montreal to les Laurentides -- which itself will be part of a week-long return trip to Montreal and Quebec City. My questions about Mont-Tremblant pertain to the gondolas. It's a little embarrassing to admit at my age that I've never taken a cable car ride ever, anywhere! I'm not sure if the Gray Line tour allows for three hours or 90 minutes of free time in the Pedestrian Village at Mont-Tremblant, but if it *is* three hours, I plan on experiencing a gondola ride. Between my dreams and the scenes in movies of many kinds (although none of them in Mont-Tremblant but in the French, Swiss and Italian alps), I have been wishing for a long time to ride in a cable car without having to ski. QUESTION #1: How much does it cost (please state if CAD or US) for a gondola ride round-trip ticket? I won't have a ski pass (I know ... duh, right? It's July), but I don't mind paying more just to have such a thrilling experience! QUESTION #2: Because it's peak tourism season, might there be a very long queue just to purchase a gondola ticket? QUESTION #3: Even for those with tickets, is there a secondary line to board the gondolas? QUESTION #4: While you're up high and taking in the breathtaking views, are you strapped in a seatbelt or other type of harness? I always wondered that about cable cars. QUESTION #5: Would I have to ride alone? I'll be with a group tour (for the day trip only), but because it's our free time, I might be wandering around the Pedestrian Village alone. Still, I'm wondering if the person who helps me board the gondola will have others join me in the cable car. QUESTION #6: Is there any danger of altitude sickness? I'll be taking my rescue inhaler with me everywhere I go on the entire trip -- I'm a non-smoker and have only mild asthma that doesn't require maintenance medicine anymore. The highest I've ever ventured (by car or coach, never via hiking) in the mountainous areas of Quebec province, is Mont-Royal (OK, true, that's only a hill, geologically speaking) and a town that a friend's relative once owned in les Laurentides, but that cottage was not located as far north as Mont-Tremblant. ... I do have one question *not* related to the Mont-Tremblant gondolas: Which restaurants and/or cafes would you all recommend I try while in Mont-Tremblant? Thanks to all of you, tremendously, for taking the time to read my questions, let alone taking the time to answer them. One day I hope to return to Mont-Tremblant for a weekend stay in one of those condos, but for now all I'll have time to do is eat there and (again, if the "free time" amounts to three hours and not 90 min.) ride in a gondola. After those two activities, the only souvenir I'll be able to afford is a snowglobe.

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