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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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You have to visit the laurentians when in Montreal So many places to visit, and things to see and do. visit quebec tourism site for more details and specifics

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You have to visit the laurentians when in Montreal So many places to visit, and things to see and do. visit quebec tourism site for more details and specifics

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Meopham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful at anytime of year but spectacular in the fall. This is Canada at its best.Beautiful lakes,friendly towns and well known for excellent skiing.A great vacation package.I have seen it over many years and always felt right at home.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most jaw dropping gorgeous drives EVER! especially when the leaves changes, fuel up and just drive south through 95 from Montreal to NYC but beware the speed traps at the border! Pack a lunch and pull over at the rest stops you will be transfixed by the beauty around you.

1 Thank spiderwoman808
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Trees changing colors, mountains, water, an amazing scene and experience. So much to see. Great way to connect to nature.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Within an hour you are in a different calmer world. The fall colours are breathtaking .frankly in any season you can feel a positive energy , appreciate the seasons and some great food

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Sauble Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots to do anytime of the year - hiking, skiing, skating, snwshoeing etc. Opportunity for beautiful pictures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

These mountains are beautiful although smaller than their Swiss Cousins. There is a world class ski resort there - Mount Tfremblant which is great for family skiing. With the US EXCHANGE RATE IT IT QUITE A VALUE.

1 Thank Janet S
Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

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 3 December 2016

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 2 December 2016

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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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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