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Laurentian Mountains

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Address: Southern Quebec to the shores of the St. Lawrence River, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Emotional colourful experience in the fall

I have a house in the Laurentians and it never gets old. The sceneries are gorgeous and there are many lookout spots to soak it all in. Top season: Fall...around the beginning of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The main problem with driving in this area is that it is difficult to pull over and park. Mostly it is private land and no parking. So pick your season and a sunny day to enjoy the experience. Plan to stop in small viliages or small towns for a food break and to be able to park. Winter driving especially... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have a house in the Laurentians and it never gets old. The sceneries are gorgeous and there are many lookout spots to soak it all in. Top season: Fall...around the beginning of October for maximum viewing pleasure!

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Winchester, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are in Montreal, you should definitely make the drive to the Laurentian Mountains. They are beautiful in the summer, and I can only imagine how pretty they would be with snow on them in the Winter. It's an easy drive from Montreal and there are all kinds of activities you can do once you get there. Mont Tremblant... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an area of Canada that has something for everyone. Great vistas, quaint towns, music and theme parks. We went in the summer and the weather was great the whole time we where there. Great place to go with the family try renting a cottage on a lake and then spend your time day tripping.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked online with Gray Line buses and advised I would walk to their depot ,not an issue and was told I had to confirm 24 hrs prior .I called and the girl was extremely rude,didn't listen told me I would be picked up from my hotel and hung up.On the day,I was waiting half an hour early,I waited and... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tourist or not up north St.Sauveur is the village where you can have great time visiting best Restaurants, open air entertainment, best coffee and best ice cream.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lower northern Laurentians are very nice and close to the city centre, but the pearl is Mt. Tremblent...worth every minute of the drive

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Regardless of the season, the Laurentian Mountains are Montreal's playground. This is one of the oldest mountain chains in North America, so there is not the spectacular ruggedness of the Rockies or Coastal ranges in BC and Alaska, but instead charming rolling vistas. From the iconic rest stop Le Port du Nord before St Sauveur to St Jovite, Autoroute 15... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing on earth can compare to the fall colors of the foliage of the Laurentians. Truly breathtaking and rich in natural beauty. The drive from Saint Jerome to Mont Tremblant is worth every minute in the fall when the maples are in full autumn colors.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is amazing. It is very scenic with several trees, cabin and country style houses that looks victorian ish. There are things to do all year-round like ski, hike and go on guided tours. The mountain has one of those one person roller coasters that is extra fun. You NEED to be here!! Excellent fall scenes as well..

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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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