The town's British architecture and population reflect its settlers' heritage; most residents here speak English. Although Morin Heights has managed to avoid most of the overdevelopment of the neighboring St-Sauveur, the town still has lots of restaurants, bookstores, boutiques, and craft shops to explore.
In summer, windsurfing, swimming, and canoeing on the area's two lakes—Claude and Lafontaine—are popular. You can also head for the region's golf courses (including the 18 holes at Mont-Gabriel) and the campgrounds at Val-David and the two lakes, which have beaches. In fall and winter, come for the foliage and the alpine and Nordic skiing.