Spas are connected to nature and its elements, and winter creates a magnificent snow-covered setting ideal for relaxation. Go for a dip in the warm and cold baths of a Nordic spa, whether it's in the city, on a riverbank or in the forest. From facials to body treatments to the benefits of a therapeutic massage, there's no better way to indulge, take care of yourself and leave your everyday worries on hold. And if you're looking for other ways to relax, consider nature walks, quiet activities, charming hotels and getaways where you simply take the time to rest.

Relaxation, Culture, and Gourmet Pleasures Photo credit: Tourisme Laurentides

Photo credit: Tourisme Laurentides

Escape your everyday life to go relax in the Laurentians. It’s a dream destination to recharge. This relaxing break would be perfectly suited to several magical locations in the Laurentians: a Nordic spa, a cozy inn, a peaceful lake... So many places to take a deep breath and enjoy the present moment. Over the course of these Zen moments, take in the local heritage, culture, and contemporary art in the region. There are museums, workshops, and shows to discover during passionate cultural tours. With your senses awakened, it’ll be even easier to enjoy the region’s delicious flavours. Foodies can look forward to excellent menus and succulent traditional products as they pass through, making for endless gourmet pleasures to share. 

Relax at the health centres

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Taking care of yourself is important, and that's one great reason to visit a health centre in Bas-Saint-Laurent! Perfect for getting out of your routine and fully enjoying the benefits of relaxation. In addition to the spa, make the most of other services offered by the health centres, like massages, facials, and manicures as well as body and aesthetic treatments.

Discover local flavours at the Maître Renard Microbrewery

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Opened in 2021, Maître Renard is the very first microbrewery in the region. What sets its beers apart, in addition to them being brewed locally, is that they are prepared with products from the region’s own boreal forest. Most recently, this microbrewery won the bronze medal in the "Canadian-Style Beer" category at the Canada Beer Cup with the “Renard Brun”, a maple-scented brown ale. Learn more during a guided tour of the facilities, where one of the brewers will explain the brewing process and offer tastings of some of the beers.

Enjoy a visit to Alpagas du Domaine Poissant

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With more than 200 alpacas, the owners of Alpagas du Domaine Poissant welcome you to a magical environment located at the foot of Mont St-Hilaire. With guided tours, walks with the alpacas and a shop full of treasures made of alpaca wool, this activity will make you forget the hectic pace of everyday life and bring you back to the present moment.

Enjoy a break at the spa

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Leave your daily cares behind for a moment. When it comes to pampering and taking time for yourself, spas are the place to be. The region is home to several excellent places for relaxation in enchanting surroundings. Why not take advantage of this opportunity to go on a wellness retreat at Spa Eastman, named the best in Canada for the past two years.

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