July 26th, 2022

On July 21, 2022, the Laurentides MRC, together with its partner Sentiers des cimes inc. Laurentides, inaugurated a treetop walk and observation tower currently unique in eastern North America. The long-awaited inauguration took place in Mont-Blanc in the presence of more than 200 representatives from politics, tourism and partners from the region.

EAK Sentiers des cimes inc, is a Canadian company founded in 2018 by its Bavarian parent company Erlebnis Akademie AG (EAK AG), a European leader in outdoor recreation and adventure.

A former fish farm was selected as the site for the first project, which has been transformed into a spectacular new ecotourism destination in the heart of the Laurentides forest region.

The Laurentides MRC and Sentiers des cimes inc. Laurentides are thus investing in the region’s strengths, which lie primarily in tourism and outdoor activities, and giving new life to the historic site by preserving this heritage gem while creating new recreational opportunities and ways to enhance the region. As a driver of economic activity in the region, this new destination, open year-round, attracts international and national guests. More than 400,000 visitors are expected each year.

In addition to a shop and a café, the highlight of the project is the impressive observation tower, rising 40 metres into the sky. From this height, Mont Tremblant, Mont Blanc, various forests, the lake and the dam of the former fish farm, as well as the Laurentide mountain chain can be admired.

“Sentiers des cimes inc. Laurentides is very happy with this first implementation of EAK in North America on the site of the former fish farm, which could be realized thanks to the exceptional partnership with the MRC des Laurentides,” said Mr. Bernd Bayerköhler, President of EAK AG.

For more information, visit the Sentier des cimes Laurentides Externer Link: Mit Klick auf diesen Link verlassen Sie die Webseite www.bayern.de website.