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Must-see attractions

Summer or winter, our wide open spaces are a magnificent playground for anyone who enjoys adventures big or small. Don’t miss a beat—follow our guide!

Must-see attractions

The Lanaudière region

25 min from Montréal
45 min from Trois-Rivières
2h from Québec

The Foothills

55 min from Montreal
1 h 05 min from Trois-Rivières
2 h 05 min from Quebec

Les Moulins

25 min from Montreal
1 h 20 min from Trois-Rivières
2 h 20 min from Quebec

The Grande Côte

20 min from Montreal
50 min from Trois-Rivières
1 h 50 min from Quebec

The Plain

40 min from Montreal
55 min from Trois-Rivières
1 h 55 min from Quebec

The Mountains

1 h 15 min from Montreal
1 h 30 min from Trois-Rivières
2 h 30 min from Quebec
MANAWAN LAC TAUREAU SAINT-DONAT SAINT-CÔME LAC MASKINONGÉ RAWDON SAINT-CALIXTE JOLIETTE L'ASSOMPTION BERTHIER ET SES ÎLES REPENTIGNY VIEUX-TERREBONNE SAINT-JEAN-DE-MATHA QUÉBEC TROIS- RIVIÈRES MONTRÉAL
Located almost on Montreal’s doorstep, Lanaudière is a place of a thousand and one faces, a colourful region where you can enjoy every all kinds of interesting and lively activities. Our region’s wide-open spaces, virgin forests and wilderness areas, 10,000 lakes and rivers, waterfalls, plains, mountains and numerous beaches all make it a perfect outdoor paradise!
Hover over the various sectors to learn more about each of them.

The Foothills

People cross-crountry skiing during winter in the sector le Piémont
Situated between the plains and the mountains, the scenic foothills are the perfect place for overnighting in unique accommodations. From Saint-Calixte to Lac Maskinongé, passing through Rawdon and Saint-Jean-de-Matha, enjoy adventures ranging from soft to extreme. Skate on frozen lakes. Go skiing, sledding or snowshoeing. Try snowmobiling or dogsledding. Then unwind at a spa!
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Les Moulins

People doing horse carriage during winter in the sector les Moulins
Les Moulins is the perfect place for discovering aquatic life and enjoying water sports. Canoeing or kayaking on the Mille-Îles River is a one-of-a-kind experience. Or you can immerse yourself in history. Start your tour in Mascouche’s old town centre, then head to Île-des-Moulins before stopping for a break in a lively Vieux-Terrebonne bistro.
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The Grande Côte

Outside view during winter on the coast
From Repentigny to Berthierville, in Île-Lebel Park and among the Berthier Islands, you’re always surrounded by scenic landscapes. Here it’s all about ice! Before or after some festival fun, enjoy fresh-air skating on the outdoor rinks or try your luck ice fishing at one of our many outfitters.
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The Plain

Ice-skating during winter on the L'Assomption river in the sector la Plaine
If you’re a foodie, indulge yourself with the many tasty delights served up by our chefs and producers. From Joliette to L’Assomption, visit wonderful winter carnivals and festivals! In December, experience the magic of the Christmas markets, and throughout winter, skate on Québec’s longest naturally frozen river ice rink. And don’t miss out on the international dogsledding competition!
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The Mountains

Man skiing on top of a mountain with the view of all the mountains during winter
Head for the mountain roads, through Saint-Donat and past Lac Taureau, all the way to Manawan’s Atikamekw reserve. Come and taste cottage life, or experience the beauty of an outfitter, staying at a charming lodge in the heart of the forest. Stay awhile and enjoy snowshoeing, dogsledding, snowmobiling or downhill skiing.
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Discover Lanaudière Official Tourist Guide 2019-2020 edition

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