Where are the nicest places OUTSIDE Montreal to sit for an afternoon, sipping drinks and talking and looking at the scenery? I keep imagining a beautiful, big-windowed hotel bar in the Laurentians, looking out into the snowy greens, lots of light and openness and ease... but after hunting around I'm beginning to fear this place doesn't exist.
What are the province's great hotel bars? Montebello? La Sapinière? Am interested in scenic terrasses as well, but I think it's a bit too early to be able to enjoy them.