Exploring the region

Wide open spaces, friendly people and so many great discoveries to be made… just one hour from Montreal.

A land of a thousand faces

Lanaudière is all about fresh mountain air, enchanting countryside and vibrant cities and towns that are so inviting you’ll enjoy getting lost in them. On the shores of our lakes and rivers, beside great forests, cottage life comes alive. And everywhere, festivals celebrate a way of life founded on a love of the land and a closeness to nature.

Les Moulins The Grande Côte The Plain The Foothills The Mountains

Main destinations

The Foothills

Situated between the plains and the mountains, the scenic foothills are the perfect place for overnighting in unique accommodations. From Lac Maskinongé in Saint-Calixte to Lac Maskinongé, passing through to Rawdon and Saint-Jean-de-Matha, enjoy adventures ranging from soft to extreme, including herbertism, hiking, golfing, canoeing, kayaking and swimming in crystal-clear lakes and rivers!

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Main destinations: Rawdon Lac-Maskinongé Saint-Jean-de-Matha Saint-Calixte

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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Main destinations: Vieux-Terrebonne

The Grande Côte

Take a trip through history along the route from Repentigny to Berthierville, via Île-Lebel Park and the Berthier Islands. Drive along the fascinating Chemin du Roy or explore the Lanaudière wine circuit. Take to the water and sea kayak along the Route Bleue des Voyageurs. There’s always something to see!

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Main destinations: Repentigny Berthierville et ses îles

The Plain

Visit local farms and pick your own berries. If you’re a foodie, indulge yourself with the many tasty delights served up by our chefs and producers. From Joliette to L’Assomption, satisfy all your senses with our many fine restaurants, golf courses, and classical and folk music festivals.

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Main destinations: Joliette L'Assomption

The Mountains

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 enjoy the beauty of an outfitter, staying at a charming lodge in the heart of the forest. A truly peaceful setting for fishing, canoeing and hiking.

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Main destinations: Saint-Donat Saint-Côme Lac Taureau Manawan

Outdoor destinations

Does your family enjoy a wide range of activities? Come here and experience them all. Whatever outdoor activity you have in mind, these destinations can provide it. Multi-sport trails, mountains and lakes… the only limit is your imagination and the number of hours in a day!

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Urban destinations

Culture, fine restaurants and good shopping are at the heart of our vibrant towns and cities. Enjoy wandering around discovering the charm and numerous activities. Stop in at a terrace to enjoy a glass of wine and tasty meal prepared with care.

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A region of must-see attractions

To experience the very best of Lanaudière, don’t miss this selection.
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