Laurentides

The Laurentides (or Laurentians) are a range of mountains in Quebec, north of Montreal, popular among tourists as a ski destination.

Understand

The region takes its name from the chain of mountains which runs down its northern side, and is part of the great Canadian Shield which covers most of Quebec north of the St. Lawrence River. Covering 22,000 square kilometres, the Laurentians span lakes, forests of maple and pine and, above all, the mountains themselves, making this a top alpine ski getaway in eastern Canada.

Cities

Get in

By plane

The main point of entry by air is Montreal-Dorval, although one could also come in via Ottawa.

Mont-Tremblant's small airport also has some direct flights from the US, mostly in the winter season only.

By car

The Laurentians are only an hour from Montreal on Autoroute 15 North.

See

Drink

Sleep

Auberge Laurentides

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