Laval is known for the diversity of its cultural and sporting activities. Other amusement and recreation options can meet the needs of different clienteles, whether from the region or elsewhere. For example, tourist routes are available to those who are interested in the various facets of agrotourism and in local products. The region also has historic neighborhoods which exude the warm atmosphere of heritage villages and will surely delight those who are nostalgic for life in “the good old days.”
In Parc de la Rivière-des-Mille-Îles, one can partake in canoe, kayak or rabaska excursions. During winter, the park is frequented by cross-country skiers and skaters. Snowmobile lovers will be able, in their turn, to take full advantage of more than 60 kilometres of trails. Last but not least, the Centre de la nature, an urban park, offers year-round activities for the whole family.
For those who are thirsty for knowledge, a guided tour of the Rivière-des-Prairies generating station, in operation since the 1930s, the Cosmodome, and the Armand-Frappier Museum are all interesting educational activities. For those who enjoy other kinds of activities, the region boasts indoor surfing and rock climbing facilities, as well as skydiving and flying simulators.