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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. And to ensure you don’t miss a thing, the trick is to choose a place where you can make a home base, then set off and explore. Whether you come as a couple or with the children, every destination has all you need to make your outdoor excursion, romantic getaway or family vacation a true success. Winter or summer, come and head to our mountains, take in our numerous lakes and rivers or explore the plains and its many trails. So many great discoveries to be made!
Saint-Côme Saint-Jean-de-Matha Lac Taureau Lac-Maskinongé Rawdon Berthier et ses îles Saint-Donat

Main destinations

Hiking at Saint-Côme

You’ll love this village located right next to the entrance to Mont-Tremblant National Park. Hikers will enjoy wandering the regional trails alongside waterfalls and cascades. The more adventurous will get a rush hiking to the top of the highest summits or canoeing down the river.

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Beach Park des Pionniers

Bordering Mont-Tremblant National Park, Saint-Donat is a large inhabited natural park. There’s never a dull moment here. Hiking, biking, swimming, sailing, canoeing, golfing… and the list goes on! Stay overnight in a cozy inn or ready-to-camp tent—whatever lodging you choose, you’re in for a good night’s sleep!

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Municipal beach at Rawdon

Want to enjoy a beach vacation, a circuit in the tree tops, scenic views on horseback? You can find all that and more just one hour from Montreal, including a relaxing spa or a picnic with the children beside a majestic waterfall. Rawdon has so much to offer.

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Fishing at Berthier and its Islands
Berthier and its Islands

On two or four wheels, there are lots of different ways to access the Berthier Islands archipelago. Cycling buffs can ride from island to island on the bike path and fishing enthusiasts can cast their line and stay overnight at an outfitters. Want to speed things up? Visit the Gilles-Villeneuve museum.

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Beach of Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon
Lac Maskinongé

Come enjoy a myriad of water sports in Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon and its surroundings. Whether relaxing on the beach of Lac Maskinongé or at the spa, sailing on the lake, or tenting at a 5-star campsite, there’s something to keep the whole family happy. Rather stay on dry land? Head to the summer festival or take a tour of a winery.

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Parc régional du Lac Taureau
Lac Taureau

Some 90 square kilometres in size, Lac Taureau is a vacation paradise with regional park status. Visitors come here to relax on its 31,7 km of sandy beaches as well as enjoy the lodges set in a forest of stunning natural beauty. Water sports enthusiasts will get their fill of fun and hiking buffs will love exploring the woods.

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Parc régional des Chutes Monte-à-Peine-et-des-Dalles

In the land of legendary strongman Louis Cyr, it’s not surprising that Saint-Jean-de-Matha wields such power over travellers. Gateway to the Chutes Monte-à-Peine-et-des-Dalles Regional Park, the area offers a range of activities, including golfing, a visit to the monastery and sampling of local meats and cheeses to satisfy your appetite between activities. Stay overnight to enjoy the energy of the mountain to the fullest.

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Festival Acadien de la Nouvelle-Acadie

Enjoy a memorable time in Nouvelle-Acadie learning about its unique history and culture from its friendly people. Be sure to discover their local products—berry picking, a distillery, fine food shops and more.

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Outdoor destinations