Mont-Blanc/Québec, 8th of November 2023 - The Sentier des cimes Laurentides has won the Prix Excellence Plein air 2023 in the categorie Innovation and Development.
Significant recognition from the community
The Sentier des cimes Laurentides, an international tourist destination near Mont-Tremblant, was awarded a Prix Excellence plein air 2023, Development and Innovation, at an evening event celebrating the ambassadors of Québec's nature and outdoor tourism industry.
Presented each year by “Aventure Écotourisme Québec” and the “Association des parcs régionaux du Québec”, these awards celebrate the expertise, perseverance and innovative initiatives of the member organisations of these two networks. "We are deeply touched by this recognition from the nature and outdoor tourism community, strongly committed to implementing and promoting best ecotourism and sustainable development practices," explains Kathy Poulin, Director of Communications and Marketing. "It confirms and supports our mission and values, and motivates us to continue our efforts to remain leaders in sustainable tourism.
A remarkable nature experience on an exceptional site
The Sentier des cimes provides easy, inclusive, and safe access to nature in all seasons, allowing visitors to appreciate its beauty from a unique and spectacular perspective. This innovative project has also helped to breathe new life into the Ancienne-Pisciculture heritage site (1933) managed by the MRC des Laurentides. "Preserving exceptional sites and restoring and revitalising existing infrastructures rather than developing new ones, is an approach rooted in the principles of sustainable development that helps to reduce the ecological footprint of new projects," explains Nicolas Joly, General Manager.
Filled with pride, the entire Sentier des cimes Laurentides team thanks its esteemed partners and the many delighted visitors who contribute to the success of this unique and grandiose destination.
About Erlebnis Akademie AG
Erlebnis Akademie AG (eak) is one of Europe's leading
providers (construction and operation) of nature-based leisure facilities with
nature and environmental education elements. It was founded in 2001 in Bad
Kötzting / Bavarian Forest as an AG (public limited company) and has been
listed on the m:access of the Munich Stock Exchange since December 2015. In
Germany, it currently operates five treetop walks: in the Bavarian Forest
(2009), on Rügen including the Natural Heritage Center (2013), in the Black Forest
(2014), at the Saarschleife (2016) and on the Baltic Sea island of Usedom
(2021). In the Czech Republic and Slovakia, it is involved in a joint venture
in the treetop walks in Lipno (2012), in the Krkonoše Mountains (2017), in the
High Tatras (2017) and in Rogla, Slovenia (2019). The company maintains two
more treetop walks in the Austrian Salzkammergut on the Grünberg in Gmunden
(2018) and in the French Alsace (2021). The Treetop Walk Avondale in Ireland
(2022) and the Treetop Walk Laurentides in Canada (2022) are the newest facilities
of eak. Eak's other recreational facilities include the adventure playgrounds
Adventure Forest Sommerberg and Adventure Forest Saarschleife at the Black
Forest and Saarschleife sites, the Forest Kingdom at the Bachledka site and the
Adventure Forest Alsace in France. Additional projects at home and abroad are
in the planning stage.
Another important component of the Erlebnis Akademie
AG is the DoNature gGmbH. This non-profit organisation is committed to the
sustainable development of our living environment by combining education and
experience in nature. DoNature gGmbH is responsible for environmental education
at the German locations and also conducts seminars, events and team training
(s.e.t.) with sustainable and nature-oriented aspects.