Oka National Park: The Perfect Outdoor Excursion for Mirabel Residents

Away from the brick and mortar of the city, Montreal is enclosed by surrounding natural beauty that is just waiting to be explored. Fortunately for Mirabelers, these outdoor activities are right on their doorstep. 

Found in the foothills of the Laurentides region, a region with wide-open spaces, national parks and nature, Mirabel is a popular real estate option for outdoor enthusiasts. Residents here benefit from living much closer to a range of outdoor activities than their downtown Montreal counterparts, including Oka National Park. 

The Laurentides

The Laurentides has more than enough to satisfy every type of naturist – whether you enjoy hiking, getting out on the water or simply getting up close with the best that nature has to offer. The territory has a selection of regional and national parks with lakes, mountains and rivers that give way to all the favourite adventure activities.  

Oka National Park is just one of the many popular outdoor excursions that are just a stone’s throw away from Mirabel dwellers. 

Oka National Park from Mirabel

One of two national parks in the Laurentides, Oka National Park has a rich historical and natural heritage. The awe-inspiring terrain of 23.7km2 boasts an unexpectedly diverse range of animal and plant life. 

The national park is a popular weekend spot for those living in Mirabel. A beach, hiking trail, barbecues and picnic spots, sports activities, and even camping sites, keep the locals coming back again and again. Perhaps the best thing about the park is that there are outdoor activities to enjoy all-year-round. Through the summertime, swimmers and water sports fans flock to Oka Beach, a lakeside beach. This year’s new inflatable water course installed on the lake adds even more fun to a family day out. 

In the spring and fall, hiking and cycling trails reign supreme. And when snow covers the scenery in winter, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and winter hiking allow everyone to truly enjoy the best of the cold season. 

Luxury Accommodation 30 Minutes from Oka 

Mirabel’s popularity has led to a flurry of new housing developments sprouting up throughout Mirabel. The latest housing development in Mirabel is Alvéo, a project of 56 two or three-bedroom townhouses located in an intimate setting.

If you want to swap city living for one that is in complete harmony with the stunning nature and environment, explore the Alveo development – just a 30-minute drive from Oka National Park. 

The project’s construction is almost complete and the model home will be ready in November for viewings. Our two first homes will be ready for mid-November! Be the first to live in this much-anticipated community! You can register your interest here.

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