Mont-Laurier Things to Do
From when the sun start to brush the trees and irreverent birds disturb the silence to when the colorful sky turns to dark, the lake is all yours. Loons will break the perfect miror of the lake. Your feet will hanker for a dip in the fresh water... And that's without talking about the perfect fishes there!Related to:
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Nothing like the catch of the day
Don't bother trying to find a restaurant, there's nothing like the fresh and tender taste of your catch of the day. A fresh and delicious Carpaccio minutes after the fish is out of the water (soak the filets in lemon juice, a little vinegar, herbs and spices like garlic, pepper, parsil, oignons, ... the filets will cook from the acidic juice in about 15-30 minutes depending on their size; I bring everything ready in a tupperware and cut the lemon at the same time as the fish) or a perfectly grilled trout (or walleye, or pike, or...) at night. Bring cut vegetables in aluminium paper to put in the fire and... beer!
From Montreal to Mont Laurier is pretty obvious. 15 North (then 117 N) all the way. After Mont Laurier, it's about a 2 hours drive to get to the admission desk, on the same road. You'll get in La Verendrye Park within 1 hour. At the admission desk (actually, it's the second one you see, the one on your left... but if your're not sure, stop at the first one you see and ask!), you'll pay your due, get the maps, ask all you need to know and then get back in your car/truck/motor home for another 30 minutes of sinuous and rocky road. At this admission desk (it's actually a little cabin), you'll find a shop, snack bar, ... The showers are near, but I don't remember exactly where (since I didn't drive!).
Mont-Laurier Local Customs
At the registering cabin, they keep a record book of the best catches on the lakes of the region. You can bring your catch for a picture and mesuring session and get imortalize beside your trophee. Or you can pass by to see what kind of record is going on in what lake...
You'll owe fees for your fishing permit, campground access and fishing access. You'll also have a limit on the number of fishes you can take with you (and sometimes on their size). They'll ask you to fill a form informing them of your catches. Please respect all that, the rules are made to preserve the wildlife and ensure future amazing fishing trip. The fees aren't exagerate and help them runs smootly. Thanks.
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Mont-Laurier Warnings and Dangers
Nature's calling the shot
When you register, ask if you can make campfire. Sometimes the risk of forest fire is too high. Watch out for bears. They aren't agressive and mostly looking for the left over of your dinner, but don't take chance: make sounds, don't leave food on your campground, ... (they usually have bear trap too). And mosquitos will drive you crazy.
Mont-Laurier What to Pack
Luggage and bags: Cooler for your lunch, bevrage and fishes! (please hide it during the day, against the bears and the theifs...).
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Raining gear, hat, bathing suit, hot stuff, cold stuff,... you know the drill...!
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Mosquitoes repellent, maybe even including a net. Anti-itching cream (they'll get to you anyway!). Sunscreen. First aid kit. Biodegradable soap.
Photo Equipment: Batteries and everything you might need. There's no going back for a little battery!
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Tent, portable chairs, stove (you might not be able to make a fire), maybe even a net tent. Drinkable water (there are no running water there).
Miscellaneous: Ice and wood (it's actually very hard to find wood in the region... funny!)Related to:
Mont-Laurier Off The Beaten Path
This IS off the beaten path!
Bathing on the desert beach you just found. Driving 30 minutes to get to the perfect secluded campground. Watching a bear walk around the campground like he was alone. Caling for a response from the loon. Cooking your trout on the fire for supper. Counting the stars...Related to: