Among all the best things to do in Montreal in winter, locals love leaving town. That's where they're booking chalets near Montreal like crazy, whether it's a swanky log home in the Laurentian mountains, a modern design masterpiece built on a hilltop by the Saint-Lawrence River, or sipping wine in a hot tub overlooking Lanaudière farmland. It's an essential winter activity, right up there with the trips to sugar shacks and going skiing near Montreal (and, unsurprisingly, all three of those can be easily rolled into one trip). While best enjoyed in the winter, you can luxuriate at any one of these spots during any season.
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