7 Pandemic Approved Activities

A book lies open on a bed at Hotel Mont Gabriel Resort & Spa

The year 2020 is (finally!) over. In order to start the New Year on a high note, here are 7 popular activities during confinement.


Summer and winter alike, in the Laurentians, we play outside! A simple way to enjoy our magnificent landscapes is by hiking! Requiring no special equipment, hiking the marked trails of Doncaster River Park is a great way to get some fresh air and create lasting memories. Located about fifteen minutes from the Hotel, access is free of charge for customers staying at the hotel.

Snowshoeing or Cross-country skiing

Another great way to see the scenery is to go cross-country skiing or snowshoeing! Requiring a little more equipment than hiking, these activities will allow you to think outside the box and discover more difficult to reach places. Many marked trails, such as the Petit Train du Nord or the Aerobic Corridor, are located nearby, while off the beaten paths are also possible.

Alpine skiing

Craving a little more adrenaline? Hit the slopes on skis or snowboard! With more than 7 ski hills within 10 km of the hotel, this sport is a way of life for locals and an undeniable attraction for our city neighbors. From the hotel, you will have access to Sommet Gabriel ski slopes with its 23 slopes for users ranging from beginners to experts.

Tube sliding

A great option to entertain young and old is tube sliding at Glissades sur tubes des Pays d’En Haut! With a block of 2 or 4 hours, day or evening, experience an adrenaline rush impossible to imitate. Tubing, Rafting, Vortex or even Bobsleigh, all the options offer a hard to beat experience! Reserve your time slot at glissades.ca.

Relaxing Massage

What better way to put 2020 behind us than to enjoy a relaxing massage! The Laurentians are full of massage therapy centers or spas that allow you to relax in an exceptional setting. The Relaxia Spa offers a breathtaking view of the Saint-Sauveur Valley. Find out about current promotions at sparelaxia.ca

Escape room

For those who prefer to rack their brains! Did you know you can play an escape game from the comfort of your hotel room? Many places like Évade-toi have escape games you can download and play wherever you want! Get out of the ordinary and take a day to escape a Voodoo cult or investigate a pharmaceutical company. One thing is certain: everyone will remember this extraordinary moment!

Do nothing!

Let's celebrate the end of a very different year, in a different way! Take a moment to do nothing before returning to the hassle of everyday life. A walk with family, a good hot chocolate, a swim in the pool with the children, a nap, a good book: all great activities to refocus, alone or with your social bubble. Treat yourself to a little extra and avoid going out by taking advantage of room service for your meals!