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Montreal: Guided Helicopter Tour

1. Montreal: Guided Helicopter Tour

Soak up the panoramic views over Montreal on a 20 or 30-minute helicopter flight. Admire the city from above and spot highlights, including the Olympic Stadium and Mount Royal. Start your helicopter tour of Montreal with a quick safety briefing from your pilot. Get to know the pilot and the aircraft to feel comfortable before you take off. Take a great photo in front of the helicopter and ascend into the skies to see the city from a totally unique perspective. Fly over the Quebec Capitol building at an altitude of 1,500 feet. Hover over the Olympic Stadium, Downtown Montreal and Mount Royal. The 20-minute ride will bring you back to the airport through the Old Port of Montreal and Victoria Bridge. Opt for the 30-minute tour and fly above the Saint Lawrence River over Parc Jean Drapeau and the Jacques Cartier Bridge. Continue to the Îles-de-Boucherville National Park and make your way over the picturesque countryside.

Montréal: Electric Fat Tire Bike Ride on Mount Royal

2. Montréal: Electric Fat Tire Bike Ride on Mount Royal

Venture outdoors in the depths of winter and discover Montréal in all its splendor at a magical time of year. Don't be fooled; this is no time to stay indoors! Meet at the pre-arranged meeting point to head to Mount Royal by electric fat tire bike, designed to grip the challenging winter surfaces with ease. Benefit from the monster tires and powered wheels to make light work of the snow for first-timer bikers and seasoned cyclists alike. Like the Eiffel Tower and Empire State Building, Mount Royal can serve as a landmark to orient yourself in the city. Although in reality no more than a large hill in the heart of Montréal, Montréalers are proud of their "mountain." Immerse yourself in the beautiful nature and sense of space in the public park. Get wonderful views from the summit, where the lookout was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, famous for his work at New York's Central Park. Mont Royal doesn't let winter cramp its style. Its 190 hectares (470 acres) offer some of the city's most stunning skyline views from the top of its 3 peaks. The highest rises a modest 233 meters (764 feet) above sea level. Experience a sprawling playground perfect for cycling, and see Montréal from a different perspective.

From Montreal: Mont-Tremblant National Park Hiking Day Trip

3. From Montreal: Mont-Tremblant National Park Hiking Day Trip

Embark on a full-day trip from Montreal to the beautiful Mont-Tremblant National Park. Spend the day hiking in the park and discover the abundance of local wildlife and scenic views. Arrive at the Metro Radisson in Montreal at 8:00 AM and be welcomed by your guide who will make sure you have everything you need for your day trip. Your guide will provide you with information about the region, its topography, and its history. Feel free to ask him questions before you depart. Upon your arrival at Mont-Tremblant National Park, choose your trail and begin your hike. Discover the lush nature, stunning landscapes, and breathtaking views that await you. Around noon, find the perfect spot for a picnic, relax and enjoy the calm and freshness of the forest surrounding you. In the afternoon you can choose to hike the trails that follow the river to reach the Chute-aux-rats, a perfect spot to freshen up and relax under the sun. Or, if you are a more energetic hiker, climb to the L'envol viewpoint or Le Geai Bleu. Return to your minibus at 5:00 PM and travel back to Montreal. You will arrive back at the Metro Radisson at 7:00 PM after enjoying a perfect day in Mont-Tremblant National Park.

Mont Tremblant: Helicopter Tour with Optional Stopover

4. Mont Tremblant: Helicopter Tour with Optional Stopover

Soar above Mont Tremblant on this private helicopter tour with 10-, 20-, and 30-minute options, including an optional stopover in the mountains. Available year-round, this trip will take you over Mont Tremblant, Lake Tremblant, the Tremblant Motor Racing Circuit, Rouge River Valley, and more. After a quick safety briefing, you’ll hop on board a helicopter and meet your licensed pilot. Your pilot is from a team that has been entrusted with aerial work, forest inventory, topographical surveys, transportation of external loads, patrols, and more. Then, take-off: fly over the forest of red pines, heading to the Diable River and the Mont-Tremblant Ski Resort Village. The 10-minute flight covers 30 km, the 20-minute covers 60 km, and the 30-minute covers 90 km. If choosing the 30-minute flight with a stopover, you’ll also get to enjoy a 30-minute stop on a virgin mountain. There, you can admire Lake Tremblant and the Rouge River Valley while enjoying complimentary refreshments. On the route back, you’ll pass Lake Tremblant and St. Jovite Village. With this helicopter experience, you’ll be flying with a fully licensed and registered helicopter company, operating Robinson R44s. These helicopters are reliable, fast, and comfortable. Specifications include a cruising speed of 180 km/h, flight autonomy of 3 hours, panoramic and curved windows, headsets for all passengers, an audio system (mp3 socket), and a navigation system (GPS).

Laurentian Mountains: Guided Snowmobile Experience

5. Laurentian Mountains: Guided Snowmobile Experience

Take a snowmobiling guided tour in the Laurentian mountains and explore the beautiful winter landscape. Enjoy one of the best snowmobiling regions in North America with its excellent snowfall and varying terrain, perfect for beginners and more experienced snowmobile riders. Discover the snowmobiling paradise Saint Agathe-des-Monts, the birthplace of the first snowmobile club in the world in 1964. Begin your tour by getting kitted out in your winter weather clothing and equipment. Listen to a short briefing about conduct and a safety summary. Hop on the snowmobiles and follow your guide to the federated snowmobile trails. Admire the wild landscapes of the boreal forest and gaze at a snowy white carpet covering the trails. Take pictures and with a little luck, see some deer grazing. Ride around with your certified guide and hear about the mountains and the history of the area. Share this memorable experience with friends and loved ones before heading back to base.

Tyroparc: Mega Ziplines and Hiking in the Laurentians

6. Tyroparc: Mega Ziplines and Hiking in the Laurentians

Fly 100 meters above the Mont Catherine forest on 4 different ziplines with this adventurous activity. Trek through woodland and enjoy scenic views then zip from one mountain to the other. Start with a 1.3 km hike along the white trails of Mont Catherine forest. Reach your destination and take the time to warm up next to a cozy fire in a tipi. Next, enjoy a series of mega zip lines which are the longest and highest in the Laurentian mountains. Safely strap in and feel like your favorite action figure as you take off, flying through the air to the other side. Admire the stunning views from above and feel an adrenaline rush as you speed past the forest beneath you.

From Montreal: Lanaudière Region Hike with Snoweshoes

7. From Montreal: Lanaudière Region Hike with Snoweshoes

A day of hiking in snowshoe or crampon in the trails of either Foret Ouareau regional Park, Ski de fond Matha or Parc des chutes Monte-à-Peine et des dalles in Lanaudière (destination depend on the day of the activity). Regional Park offers vast territory for outdoor enthusiasts. The parks has a mountain range incorporating a network of multifunctional trails (walking, cycling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing) of 30 to 120 km. Crossed by a magnificent river, the parks highlights many wild lakes, mountains and valleys. This day will recharge you batteries for a while that's for sure! Day of winter hiking at a regional park in Lanaudière region near Montreal. Departure: at the exit of the Radisson metro station at 8 a.m. Arrival at the Park for a day in nature, exquisite panoramas and ressourcement. A day of outdoor activity at your own pace. Return to Montreal around 6:30 p.m.

Montreal: Private Day Tour to Mont Tremblant

8. Montreal: Private Day Tour to Mont Tremblant

Take in the fresh air and stunning scenery of the Laurentian Mountains on this private day tour to Mont Tremblant.  Get picked up directly from your accommodation in Montreal and enjoy a 1.5-hour scenic drive through the Laurentian Mountains. Once you have reached Mont Tremblant you can do a light hike, take a gondola ride or take a stroll through the town and enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, the choice is yours.  At the end of the day, your driver will take you back to your hotel where you will arrive between approximately 5.00 and 6.00 PM.

Tyroparc: Via Ferrata Guided Tour and Zipline Combo Ticket

9. Tyroparc: Via Ferrata Guided Tour and Zipline Combo Ticket

Spend some time in the outdoor adventure center of Tyroparc in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts with a combined ticket. Join a Via Ferrata tour and hike through the Laurentian Mountains. Ascend a rock wall and take 2 mega ziplines down the mountain with a guide. Start the tour with a 450-meter hike from the chalet to the foot of the cliffs of the Cap Beauséjour. Receive safety instructions and an introduction to Via Ferrata from a certified guide at the cliffs. Begin the ascent of the rock wall, over 300 meters long and 60 meters high. Climb steps and cross various bridges to reach the top of the cliff. Admire beautiful views of the Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts. Next, start a short hike to the first zipline, the highest and longest on the tour, at 115 meters above the ground. Put on your helmet and harness and cross the 900-meter- long line to the other side of the mountain. Get hooked up to the next line for your second flight of the tour. Zip through the air over a distance of 650 meters, getting back to the foot of the cliffs of the Cap Beauséjour to end the tour.

From Montreal: Sept-Chutes Regional Park Hike and Swim

10. From Montreal: Sept-Chutes Regional Park Hike and Swim

Escape the city and breathe some fresh air hiking in parc régional des Sept-Chutes. The park offers several kilometers of trails through different types of forests and landscapes. Meet the driver/guide in central Montreal and learn the history of the Lanaudière region on the scenic drive to the starting point. Here, you will embark on a self-guided hike through the park. If you don't know which trail to choose, try Bonjour Nature's favorite: The Mont-Brassard loop. From reception, take the Veil of the Bride trail towards Lac Guy. Once at the lake, wind westward towards Lac Rémi. On a sunny day, even enjoy a stop for a swim. After enjoying a day of panoramic views, return to the meeting point in an air-conditioned bus.

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We got lucky and were able to do the tour during a snowstorm and it was the best part of our vacation. I want to do it again when there isn’t snow. I know it’ll be just as much fun because David is an amazing guide!

Phenomenal care from the instructor to ensure the best trip possible. Allowed extra time to explore the city. Gave detailed overview of city history.

Such an amazing experience and the staff were just as great.

David was a great guide and we had an awesome adventure !

Super activity and very pleasant. We strongly recommend.