Outdoor destinations

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Are you the active type? Like to have fun outdoors? Love feeling invigorated? Then Lanaudière is your ideal vacation spot. Choosing Lanaudière is like having access to 100 destinations in one. The variety of its landscapes offers endless possibilities. Whether you prefer skiing with your friends, snowshoeing or snow tubing in family, every destination has all you need to make your outdoor excursion a true success.
Saint-Côme Saint-Jean-de-Matha Lac Taureau Lac-Maskinongé Rawdon Berthier et ses îles Saint-Donat

Main destinations

Snowshoeing at Saint-Côme

You’ll love this village surrounded by parks accessible by snowshoe and home to one of the biggest ski centres north of Montreal. Visitors come to watch World Cup competitions, see ice sculptures during the winter festival and explore the snowmobile or cross-country ski trails.

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Ice skating at Saint-Donat

Bordering Mont-Tremblant National Park, Saint-Donat is a large inhabited natural park, boasting two of the four ski centres with the highest vertical drops north of Montreal. There’s never a dull moment here. Our many kilometres of trails offer an abundance of options for snowshoeing and snowmobile enthusiasts. Add to that the countless places where you can enjoy sliding and skating. Stay overnight in a rustic cabin, a cottage or cozy inn—whatever you choose, you’re in for a good night’s sleep!

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Ice skating on Rawdon lake

Get ready for some great winter fun in Rawdon! Just one hour from Montreal, its ski centre offers downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snow tubing fun for children and adults alike. You’ll also love its 2,3 km ice rink where you can skate in a breathtaking setting. Had your fill of fun? Head to the Nordic baths to unwind and recharge your batteries.

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Destination Berthier and its islands
Berthier and its Islands

The snow covered archipelago of the Berthier Islands is a true haven of peace for taking in the wintry landscapes or snowshoeing between frozen marshes and woodlands. Enjoy ice fishing at one of the local outfitters or shift into high gear at the Gilles-Villeneuve museum.

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Natur'Eau Spa & Chalets
Lac Maskinongé

In Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon and its surroundings, Lac Maskinongé attracts enthusiasts of snowmobiling. After a day in the great outdoors, why not unwind at a spa or stop in for a tasting at the local winery.

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Adventure dog sledding at Saint-Michel-des-Saints
Lac Taureau

Located in Saint-Michel-des-Saints, Lac Taureau is a vacation paradise with regional park status. Snowshoeing, snowmobiling and dogsledding enthusiasts can get their fill of fresh air here. Looking for a place to stay? Treat yourself to some gastronomic delights and the comfort of a lodge set in a forest of stunning natural beauty.

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Super Glissades Saint-Jean-de-Matha

It’s a must-visit spot for winter sports enthusiasts. Whether snow tubing, cross-country skiing or visiting a museum, you’re sure to have lots of fun. In the land of legendary strongman Louis Cyr, it’s not surprising that Saint-Jean-de-Matha wields such power over travellers.

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The architecture, culture and friendly locals will make your visit to Nouvelle-Acadie a truly memorable one.

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Outdoor destinations