Explore Canada's beautiful Laurentian Mountains on this day trip from Montreal. As you make your way along narrow country lanes that crisscross the scenic alpine landscape, admire views of the mountains — including 2,871-foot (875-meter) Mont Tremblant — and stop in charming towns like St-Sauveur, St-Adolphe d’Howard and Mont-Tremblant. Discover lakeside villages, take a cruise on Lac des Sables, and stop for photo ops of the stunning foliage. When you’re not with your guide, learning about the area’s history, you’ll have free time to eat, shop and walk around.
Depart Montreal in the morning for your day trip to the Laurentian
Mountains (Les Laurentides), one of Montrealers’ favorite getaway spots.
Your first stop is the village
of St-Sauveur, where you’ll be charmed by its cute main street lined
with boutiques, cafes and shops. Enjoy one hour of free time here to
browse the shops for souvenirs, admire the
town’s historical buildings or enjoy a cup of coffee.After meeting back up with your
guide, make your way to the next village, St-Adolphe d’Howard, about 20
minutes away. Stop here briefly for a photo op of Lac Joseph before
continuing about 30 minutes down the road to the village of St-Agathe-des-Monts. When you arrive in town, head to the
lakeshore to board a boat — the Croisieres Alouette — for your 50-minute cruise on beautiful Lac des Sables, one of the most picturesque lakes in the Laurentians. Finally, head to the last stop of the day, Mont-Tremblant, about half an hour away. On your way to
Mont-Tremblant, your guide will give you a short introduction to the
village and adjacent ski resort of the same name, including facts about
the resort’s founder, Joseph Ryan, an American who came to the mountain
looking for gold. When you arrive, you’ll have three hours of free time to eat, shop, walk around the village and take advantage of the alpine
sightseeing activities, such as riding the gondola up to the top of Mont
Tremblant, the highest peak in the Laurentians. Perhaps you want to
linger over a long French lunch with good wine, or just grab a sandwich
before discovering what's happening in the village that day; events
often take place, such as the Tremblant International Blues Festival
(all food, drinks, activities and events at your own expense).Finally, make the two-hour drive back to Montreal, where your day trip ends.