Racking your brain for fun things to do during the cold winter months?
If you’re feeling uninspired, look no further! We’ve put together 12 ideas for activities that are a little different to make sure you get out and enjoy the winter season in Vaudreuil-Soulanges. You’re sure to find something for everyone!
1. Solve a mystery on snowshoes or on ice
Put on your skates or strap on your snowshoes and put your sleuthing skills to the test! Set in an immersive forest setting, the Verger Labonté's investigative game invites you to put your survival instincts to the test. After cracking that case, you’ll want to move on to the 2.5 km of ice trails to try and find Anika in the new observation game.
A visit to an orchard you’ll never forget! Take advantage of the winter wonderland ambiance and enjoy some music, a bonfire, the boutique offering gourmet local products and an on-site bistro.
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2. Soak up some sun at the beach... in winter
The Saint-Zotique Beach is without a doubt one of the region’s must-see summer attractions. But who says you can’t spend a day at the beach... in winter?
Come explore the beach trails on foot, snowshoes, cross-country skis or even a fatbike! You can travel light, as fatbike and snowshoe rentals are available on site. You may not need your bathing suit, but don’t forget your sunglasses! The beauty of the landscape and the superb view onto the frozen lake will take your breath away.
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3. Enjoy breakfast in a dream setting
The decor of the Maison Rose Hudson is so splendid, you will think you are still dreaming! The floral tapestries, classic artworks and every little detail of this extravagant decor will transport you back to the days of Queen Victoria. It's the perfect spot for a girls' brunch or a mother-daughter day out! You won't find more "girly", and it's delicious!
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4. Be dazzled by art and light
How about a free outdoor art and light exhibit to add some magic to your evening?
The urban park Le 405 in Vaudreuil-Dorion lights up from December 1st to February 1st with more than 36 artworks. Hot drinks, outdoor fireplaces and music will enhance your experience on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, starting at 5 p.m. Pair this outing with a dinner at a local restaurant and you'll have an evening to remember!
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5. Take a pottery class
Put on your apron and bring out your creative side by joining a pottery class! Whether you opt for an introductory lesson, a parent-child turning session, or an intensive one-week session, there's plenty of options in the region! And if you're better in appreciating beautiful things than creating them, you can still come home with a unique creation (even if it's not yours!) by visiting these workshop-boutiques.
6. Visit a vineyard
For wine lovers or epicureans looking for new discoveries, how about a wine tasting directly at the vineyard? Le Bourg des Cèdres is open and offers tastings every weekend, even in winter!
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7. Surf a frozen lake
Strap on a snowboard or a pair of skis and let the wind carry you across the frozen Lake of Two Mountains, pulled by a kite.
A unique experience offered by Kite Montreal.
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8. Ride snow-covered trails on horseback
We often think of horseback riding as a summer activity, but it’s just as much fun in the winter! There’s something magical about riding through the pristine white landscape hearing nothing but the crunch of hooves on freshly fallen snow. From group rides to private lessons, Centre Équitaz is open year-round and offers many options for visitors.
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9. Discover the sport of clay shooting!
Ever thought of trying your hand at clay shooting?
Here’s your chance to try an original activity that’s a little out of the ordinary. Who knows? You may just discover a hidden talent for shooting you didn’t know you had! The Montreal Skeet Club in Les Cèdres is open year-round and offers private or semi-private lessons for all levels.
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10. Pet the alpacas
Animal lovers will definitely want to visit Les Alpagas de la Petite Côte this winter! With the "feeding and fire" package, you will enjoy a moment to feed the animals, and then warm up around the fire with a hot drink and roasted marshmallows! (Reservation required)
At the Ferme La Belle et ses bêtes, let yourself be charmed by the alpacas, miniature donkeys, horses and goats. A small, welcoming, different kind of farm! Private guided visits are available by reservation. You may even get to pet and help feed the animals!
11. Enjoy a great day ice fishing
Ice fishing is becoming increasingly popular and can be enjoyed by the whole family. Come drop a line at the Centre de pêche C.R., where you can opt for an all-inclusive day package that includes a small private hut equipped with a wood stove for cooking!
Bundle up, get outside and enjoy a great day catching fish in a whole new way!
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12. Play a round of golf
Yes, that’s right, we said golf!
In winter? Seriously? Yes! Only not outdoors. Golf enthusiasts who are desperately waiting for warmer weather to practice their swing can enjoy an indoor experience at Le Golf Club in Vaudreuil-Dorion. Only 30 minutes from Montreal, this virtual golf centre gives you the chance to live your dream of playing on world-class courses!
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