Nestled between mountains and lakes, Saint Sauveur is one of the most popular destinations in the Laurentians. And for good reason. It’s full of great restaurants offering delicious flavours from around the world and a multitude of fine shops for anyone in need of some retail therapy.
Only 45 minutes from Montreal, this is a village with a unique charm offering a ton of things to do, regardless of the season.
During the summer, there’s no shortage of outdoor activities for visitors. Hiking enthusiasts will love to explore more than 11,000 km of trails in the area. if you’re passionate about water sports, you’ve come to the right place.There’s kayaking, windsurfing, paddle boarding, pedal boats, Les Sommets (Saint-Sauver’s water Park) and the ziplines at Acro-Nature Saint-Sauveur. Each activity offers unforgettable fun for you and your teenagers.
In winter, Mont Saint-Sauveur is one of the largest and brightest ski hills at night across Eastern Canada that’s suitable for all skill levels. But it’s not the only mountain around. The area features more than 13 ski resorts, each as magnificent as the next, including Ski Morin Height, Mont Saint-Sauveur, Chantecler and Belle Neige.
For something a little more exotic, festival lovers can take part in the 18th edition of the Auténtica Fiesta Cubana, a wildly popular event orchestrated in collaboration with Cuba Tourism. It’s your chance to discover the lively music, traditions, food and culture that takes over the valley of Saint Sauveur for four sizzling days and nights. Dive into the tropical dishes and cocktails that will make you want to pack your bags and visit this beautiful country. Get your taste of Cuba from September 2nd to the 5th this year.
When you’ve worked up an appetite, the village doesn’t disappoint with a multitude of shops and over a hundred restaurants with flavours from all over the world. Head to the picturesque rue Principale, a quaint street ideal for weekend strolls featuring plenty of little shops and restaurants to fill your day.
Here are a few suggestions to put on your to-do list that aim to please:
Check out Saint-Sauveur’s covered market in front of the village church, where you’ll find a variety of small artisanal shops including: the Pagé bakery, the Fermes du Nord butcher, Gio’s Italian market, the Saint-Sauveur cheese store, the Fumoir des Lacs for smoked fish, and the Rose Bonbon delicatessen. And don’t miss the Brûlerie des Monts just around the corner for one of the best coffees in the area.
For locally produced organic fruits and vegetables, the S. Bourassa supermarket is the place to go. Love chocolate? Be sure to visit Cotard Chocolatier for original creations from one of the best chocolatiers in the country.
Finally, for a unique gourmet experience, be sure to visit Lola 45, a rustic-chic restaurant offering refined New Canadian cuisine adapted to each season. It is, by all accounts, THE hottest destination in the Laurentians.
With so much to see, do and discover, it’s safe to say you’ll never be bored. And the best part is when you stay with Chalets Zenya, you’re only 20 minutes from all Saint-Sauveur has to offer.