Enjoy the 30km of Terra Perma’s nature trails on cross-country skis and experience a winter wonderland while swishing through the landscape of the beautiful, protected 200 acre Forest Park. Look for tracks in the snow, see sparkling ice forms on rock ledges, hear the trees crack and last leaves of autumn rustling in the breeze. An ancient European mode of transport, cross-country skiing offers the best and most immediate access to forest wilderness in the cold months of the year.
Participate in another part of Canada’s cultural heritage and try out a pair of snowshoes for a forest outing along designated trails in the Terra Perma’s Forest Park. You can also go off-trail to your hearts content – but please – bring a compass! Enjoy floating on top of fresh, deep snow like a big cat padding delicately through the forest landscape! Specially developed by Canada’s First Peoples to permit them to walk through deep snow without sinking into it, snowshoes allowed them to continue hunting throughout the winter. Quietly search for animal tracks or be treated to a bird sighting surrounded by winter magic on a pair of these wonderful inventions.
Don a pair of blades and enjoy genuine, old-fashioned ice skating on a natural rink created on Terra Perma’s lovely Lac Besançon.Surrounded by the tranquil, sleeping forest, enjoy the enchantment day or night, with sun or moon-lit gliding escapades or a lively game of shinny or pick up hockey!
Experience the rush and thrill of down-hill skiing or snowboarding at various, well known nearby Laurentian ski-centres such as Mont-Tremblant (30 mins), Morin-Heights (25 mins), Mont-Blanc (35 mins), and Mont-Saint-Sauveur (40 mins), among others.
Test your skills or learn as a beginner to scale icy verticals with certified guides at Mont-Tremblant Park (30 mins). This challenge is an exhilarating and memorable way to enjoy a winter day. No experience necessary.