Tourist routes and circuits
Take to the back-roads and tourist circuits and see Lanaudière from a different viewpoint! Whatever your interests and mode of transport, you’ll find a route to enjoy. Explore the region and fall for the irresistible charm of the Lanaudois people!
The King's Road (Chemin du Roy)
The King’s Road (Chemin du Roy), which runs alongside the St. Lawrence River and offers something to discover at every turn, is a fascinating page of history left to us by the early settlers of New France. Built to link Montreal with Quebec it was completed in 1737 and became the first navigable highway in Canada. Today’s Route 138 mostly traces the path of the original road.
The tourist section of the King’s Road in Lanaudière begins at Repentigny and passes through many interesting heritage, historical and natural sites. Touring by car, motorcycle or bicycle, you’ll take in some magnificent views of the river and witness the many riches of our region: picturesque villages, churches and chapels, museums, historical houses, arts and crafts, gardens, tourist services and local produce.
Get your copy of the official King’s Road (Chemin du Roy) tourist map with its listings of natural and heritage sites, as well as accommodation and restaurants. The map also includes a calendar of events and things to do along the route, and various packages that make it even easier to explore the King’s Road. You can get the map free at tourist offices and kiosks throughout the region, or download a map here. To learn more about the King’s Road, visit the Portrait of the Region section or www.lecheminduroy.com.
Country Roads (Chemins de campagne)
What would you say to exploring or rediscovering Lanaudière by taking to the scenic back-roads and sampling the region’s tastiest treasures along the way? Our Country Roads (Chemins de campagne) circuits take you on a taste adventure, experiencing the local flavours and meeting many passionate farmers and producers.
Tantalize your taste buds with tastings of a great selection of wines, cheeses, fine cuts of meat, fruits and vegetables – all local specialties! There are many spots where you can stop for a country-style meal featuring fine local produce, prepared in original ways!
Visit the Country Roads section to learn more about our different circuits, to listen to audio capsules, to discover regional recipes, or to download or order the map and plan your flavour-filled tour.
Welcome to Snowmobile Country!
Winter fun is a specialty of Lanaudière… This is one of the world’s best snowmobiling destinations with 2,300 km of safe, well-maintained trails, plus the added bonus of superb scenery! Visit the Snowmobile Country section for more details about trails and conditions, access permits, snowmobile clubs, and to download or order our snowmobile trail map and plan your trip online!
Lanaudière by motorcycle
Looking for somewhere new to give your motorbike a good outing? Go to www.motorcyclingquebec.com before you head out. This essential tool helps you, in just a few clicks, to plan a tour through several regions of Quebec, along the north shore of the St. Lawrence River. Choose from the various themed circuits or plan your own itinerary, according to your interests. Other services are also accessible (lodging, restaurants, events, attractions, packages, etc.). See you on the road!
Lanaudière is a region that is made for ATV-ing. It’s the perfect way to explore our parks and wildlife reserves, mountains and rivers, waterfalls, wide-open spaces… and so much more!
The high-quality signage will direct you safely to every corner of this special region. And along the way, there are excellent facilities for lodging, dining, sales and services – always ready to welcome you.
Mount up and start exploring the 1,085 km of summer trails and 821 km of winter trails, all well maintained and marked by local clubs.
Get your free ATV map at tourist offices and kiosks throughout the region. You can also download a map and order one by clicking here.