Recognized as one of the most beautiful rafting rivers in North America, the Rouge can make you experience extraordinary emotions. With class 2-3 or class 4-5 courses, the Rouge River can entertain families, groups of friends or work teams alike. Propulsion will make you experience these emotions in the greatest possible safety with 38 years of experience on the Rouge.
A classic for fall colors. The Grand Brûlé trail is a long climb punctuated by waterfalls, a beaver dam and several viewpoints over the village and Lake Tremblant. At the top, the most tired can take the gondola ($) or take one of the other trails that go down (Les Caps, 5 km, or the Vertigo, 6 km) or simply turn around. Parking fees at the Versant Sud Resort to be expected.
Distance: 13 km (round trip)
A round trip of less than 5 km with a rather modest elevation gain in a much less frequented sector of the park, what more could you ask for? From the belvedere, the panorama reveals an admirable view of the surrounding valleys. The ascent is made through a mature maple grove and the most attentive will note the presence of hemlocks, a rather rare species in this park. Starting point: Lac-de-L’Assomption picnic area, 15 km north of the L’Assomption information kiosk.
Dogs: allowed (on leash)
An exhilarating hike to meet the four summits of the Hautes-Laurentides: summit of the Devil (783 m), summit of Belzébuth (749 m), summit of Garde-Feu (756 m) and summit of the Aube wall (740 m). m). We cross streams and waterfalls, in addition to being entitled to very beautiful views of Lake Windigo and the Baskatong reservoir. Many shorter routes to choose from.
Dogs: allowed (on leash)
In the Algonquin language, Kaaïkop means “bare, rocky, steep and high”. Formerly called Mount Legault, Mount Kaaïkop, at an altitude of 838 meters, is the third highest peak in the Laurentians. The grand tour offers a loop punctuated by splendid views of the other peaks in the region, including Montagne Noire and Mont Tremblant. We cross a dense forest of conifers before reaching its summit.
Dogs: allowed (on leash)
Well rooted in the French gastronomic tradition, the chef Thierry Rouyé and his sons still go off the beaten track by offering bold combinations of tastes, such as this trout accompanied by grilled kasha and rapini. And they make it a point of honor to work with Quebec producers whose list appears on the menu. To enjoy extraordinary taste experiences, the 5-course option according to the inspiration of the cuisine seems a good choice.
Address: 2353 rue de l'Église in Val-David
If Donalda has always been associated with the stinginess of her miserly husband, the restaurant that bears her name rather evokes the joy of living. Here, no little misery, only dishes with creative and colorful compositions. Each week, a more sought-after "Ephemeral Concoctions" menu changes according to the chef's inspiration. Relaxed service, beautiful terrace in summer and cocktails prioritizing Quebec spirits. Live music every Monday at 7 p.m.
Address: 996 Valiquette Street in Sainte-Adèle
Phone: 450 229-2727
The Au Pied de Cochon sugar shack is the traditional meeting place. Close to local producers, the sugar shack is the culinary headquarters. With the mission of sharing, there is an abundant menu with multiple services offering both gourmet and hearty dishes. The chef and his entire team rely on the exploitation of natural resources and local products. The menu varies according to the rhythm of the seasons, offering the possibility of reserving for the time of harvests and sugars. The sugar shack provides a festive and fun atmosphere with its selection of privately imported wines and signature cocktails.
With La Cabane d’à Côté, Au Pied de Cochon offers a rustic table declined in picnic baskets. These are gourmet and can be eaten in the orchard. Local Quebec products are in the spotlight and prepared with the greatest care. The picnic menu changes every month.
Address: 3595, Montée Robillard, Mirabel
You’ll know this park as the lively site of La Ronde amusement park, Formula One Grand Prix and music festivals galore including Osheaga, but it’s also a verdant escape from the city buzz. On any day when it’s not the site of some extraordinary event, this island park is a haven located just a few metro stops away from downtown Montreal, packed with paths and trails and surrounded by the St. Lawrence. You can walk yourself silly on the paths, but go off-road and explore a little by the waterside, and you’ll discover some truly special spots well suited to picnics.
Located above Fort Ville-Marie, this museum is dedicated to the Montrealers who founded the city in 1642. This museum complex highlights the origins of the city of Montreal with the help of multiple archaeological finds discoveries in the vicinity of the museum. Temporary exhibitions were also devoted to a wide variety of subjects ranging from the visit of the Beatles to Montreal in 1964 to the different kinds of bread produced in Montreal. After visiting this museum, you will finally know why a city as cold in winter as Montreal has so many outdoor stairs!
Like any good science museum, the Montreal Science Center is a veritable educational playground. The permanent exhibitions of this museum located in Old Montreal are mainly aimed at children, but there is something for everyone. We saw interactive exhibits on dinosaurs, Star Wars, sex education and the effect of music on emotions. At its IMAX museum, you slip on 3D glasses to watch movies on just about any subject, from volcanoes to pandas. It is also a good place to visit the docks.
Covered by a futuristic dome forming a 360-degree theater, the SAT is a place dedicated to experimenting with creative projects in immersive technology such as virtual reality and 3D design. After watching the projections in the Satosphere, head to the Food Lab located on the roof terrace where the wide dome looms in the background. Don't forget to check the calendar of events. There are regular open-air movie nights at Place de la paix, after-parties infused with festival themes and programming marathon-type workshops (hackathon).
Originally built as a velodrome for the 1976 Olympic Games, the Montreal Biodôme is now a nature museum. Visitors navigate through four distinct ecosystems, all from North America: a tropical forest, a Laurentian forest, a marine ecosystem of the St. Lawrence and a subpolar region. In addition to plant species, the museum is also home to a wide variety of animals, including macaws, frogs, penguins, and even a capybara.