Nestled in the Laurentian Mountains, Sainte-Adele is a charismatic town known for its luxurious day spas and gourmet French-Canadian cuisine. You can stroll down to the lake, shop at local boutiques and enjoy a night out at the theatre. Venture out of town to explore legendary Mont-Tremblant National Park.
Things to do in Sainte-Adèle
Sainte-Adele is a fantastic base for exploring Mont-Tremblant National Park, a vast stretch of wilderness studded with lush forests, rolling hills and crystalline Laurentian lakes. It's laced with scenic hiking and mountain-biking trails, as well as paddling routes and campsites. Rent a canoe and explore the popular Méandres de la Diable", which starts at Lac Chat.
For decades, Sainte-Adele has been a haven for travellers in search of rest and relaxation. The Château Sainte-Adèle offers the ultimate rejuvenating experience with hot tubs, saunas and a blazing outdoor fireplace. It also boasts a team of qualified massage therapists and beauticians.
Housed in the former town hall, the Musée Zénon Alary showcases more than 250 sculptures carved by the local Quebecois artist. Most are inspired by Canada's unique fauna and dramatic landscapes. Nearby, the Théâtre Sainte-Adèle hosts performances in a historic stone building.
Book a table at Chez Milot, one of Sainte-Adele's most coveted restaurants. Save your appetite for escargot stuffed with Castello cream, crispy duck confit, salmon tartare and other French-Canadian delicacies. Wash it down with a glass of local Quebecois wine.
Getting around Sainte-Adèle
The Sainte-Adele town centre is easy to get around on foot, while a rental car is the best way to explore the Laurentians. Sainte-Adele is a one-hour drive from Montreal and two hours from the Ottawa-Gatineau region. Montreal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport is 70 kilometres north-west.