Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts is less than two hours away from Montreal and a wonderful spot to spend a great weekend in Quebec. The air is pure, the nature is beautiful and the landscapes are breathtaking. Add a splendid cottage to it and, you will be having an unforgettable trip.
The great region of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts is made of many municipalities which are located at the heart of the Laurentians. It is set in a natural environment, surrounded by mountains, lakes and forests. No matter where you go, you will be in touch with nature. Its close proximity to Montreal, Mont-Tremblant and Saint-Sauveur makes of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts a great entertainment centre.
For the second year in a row, we decided to head to the region of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts during the long weekend of labour day, together with a group of friends. I find this area of the Laurentians really beautiful, chill and relaxing. In addition, there are so many beautiful cottages that you can rent for a weekend.
As already shared in one of my previous posts, choosing the right cottage is key because this is the first location you’ll spend most of your time and have most of the fun. Not only it must be cosy and beautiful, but it also must offer lake access, beautiful views and a hot tub! Our cottage was amazing as it offered all these must-have’s!
Despite being in a remote area for four days, we did so many different activities thanks to the advantages that the cottage had to offer. So here is a list of things you could do when in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts.
1. Water sport activities
As there is an endless number of lakes in the area, there is also an endless number of water sports you could do. From kayaking, to canoeing, paddling, sailing or wakeboarding, it is all up to you on what you wanna do. You can go soft or you can go wild… up to you to decide.
2. Enjoy the Nature
The nature in the Laurentians is breathtaking, especially at that time of the year where trees start to change colour. The labour day weekend is the moment when the landscapes start switching from a summer to an autumn vibe.
3. Visit Mont-Tremblant
Mont-Tremblant is a luxurious holiday destination which is magical at any time of the year. Ski, lodging, spa, casino, water sports, restaurants, events, you can get it all in Tremblant. Also, the pedestrian village will make you feel like being in Disneyland, with many shopping, dining and fun options.
Tyroparc is an outdoor adventure and sports centre, offering many activities such as mountain zip-lines or via ferrata. We tried it and threw ourselves into the mega zip lines. This looked so scary at first. The level of adrenaline was so high each time before jumping on the zip line. However, it was so much fun and I wouldn’t hesitate to going back any time.
Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts is a wonderful place to relax thanks to the outstanding nature. However, there is also an amazing spa in the area – called Polar Bear Spa – that offers a unique luxurious relaxing treat in the middle of a forest. The spa is settled on a small river that serves as a cooling pool. The overall surroundings are beautiful and make you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere, which is perfect for a chill and relaxing moment!
6. Watch the Sunset
In a nutshell, whatever you do in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, you will definitely be delighted and be back.