Ah… Val-David. Such a beautiful corner of the Laurentians! Do you love being active? Then you will love this community, which stands out for its rich heritage and landscapes.
Skillfully hidden in a lush and abundant natural environment, the municipality of Val-David is the ideal place to take an active getaway as a couple.
Kick-start your romantic active getaway
Organizing a romantic and active getaway in the Laurentians is second to none when it comes to Val-David. In both winter and summer, there is plenty to do. But where do you start?
Before you embark on your adventure, why not find a cozy place to drop off your luggage and sports equipment? From there, head to Val-David-Val-Morin Regional Park. This immense 500-hectare park is composed of natural wonders and breathtaking views. You will marvel at the mountain peaks that line the horizon and the cliffs that shape them. If you visit in summer, put on a good pair of hiking or climbing boots and don’t forget your bike. In winter, bring your cross-country skis, snowshoes and snowsuit for sliding activities. Val-Morin-Val-David Regional Park is free of charge for children and pets, and some local accommodation sites even offer free passes when you stay there.
Le P’tit Train du Nord: continuing the adventure
Add the P’tit Train du Nord to your active romantic getaway. Famous in Quebec, this linear park is the longest in Canada! In total, it covers more than 230 kilometres of track between Bois-des-Filion and Mont-Laurier. In both winter and summer, this park offers a wide range of sporting activities. Naturally, cycling on this trail is a must. When you ride your bike, cross-country ski or snowshoe, there’s more than just a calming nature waiting for you. There are also lively villages, heritage sites, many restaurants, art galleries and shops with an unmatched charm.
Relax after a busy day
Val-David-Val-Morin Regional Park and the P’tit Train du Nord alone have enough to keep you busy throughout your active romantic getaway. However, since you need to breathe a little, why not relax for a bit?
Some cities in the Laurentians are crowded with tourists. Val-David is an exception to the rule, and the municipality still offers a peaceful atmosphere and a rather unique cozy ambience. In fact, Val-David is home to one of the best restaurants in the province, according to Lesley Chesterman. If you want to relax at the end of the day, the Cinéma Pine, located about 10 kilometres away, offers you the best films of the moment in an atmosphere than can no longer be found in Montreal. After all this activity, you probably want to relax your sore muscles. Why not find a massage therapy service? Several talented massage therapists can be found in the area.
An active romantic getaway like no other
Val-David is worth discovering. A genuine microclimate unique to the Laurentians, this municipality offers a host of attractions and is a remarkable destination for outdoor activities.
Would you like to spend an active romantic getaway in the Laurentians? Le Village Suisse offers you a choice of 10 historic cottages, located on the shores of Lac La Sapinière, at the foot of Mont Condor. For more information on activities and rates or to book your cottage, contact Village Suisse.