My husband grew up spending summers in the Laurentians, a mountainous region just under an hour north of Montreal in Quebec Canada. He introduced me to the Laurentians, and we’ve been traveling there almost every summer for the last 17 years. It’s become one of our family’s favorite places on earth.
It always baffles me that more people from the U.S. don’t travel to Quebec. Traveling to Montreal only takes two and a half hours by air from Chicago, but when you arrive in this French speaking country, you feel like you’re in Europe. The Laurentians are often compared to Switzerland, and having traveled to Switzerland, I can definitely see the similarities…one quaint village after another, dozens upon dozens of prestine lakes surrounded by tree filled mountains, little cabins with lots of flowers, excellent restaurants and outdoor activities galore. It’s the most perfect place for an active family vacation.
While we love all the little villages in the Laurentians, we usually make the ski resort village of Mont Tremblant our home base. In addition to tons of activities, the village of Mont Tremblant boasts many wonderful hotels, restaurants and you guessed it…shopping!:)
Over the years, we’ve done almost every summer activity offered in the area: luge riding, hiking, biking, horseback riding, white water rafting, mountain climbing, razor riding, tree obstacle courses/zip lines, boating, fishing and swimming. I thought it would be fun to share some of the great photo memories of our many trips with you, as well as a few from our most recent vacation a couple weeks ago.
And no trip is complete without some tasty local treats…!