Exploring the region

Simon Laroche
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 Coast The Plain The Foothills The Mountains

Main destinations

Dog Sledding
The Foothills

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

Les Moulins

Set beside the Mille Îles River, Vieux-Terrebonne is a wonderfully atmospheric place with lively bistros and lots of cultural activities. Feeling energetic? Skaters will love the ice rink on the old locks of Île-des-Moulins and the frozen pond in Parc du Grand-Coteau. There are also plenty of hills for fans of sledding, and trails of all kinds for cross-country skiers and snowshoers.

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Main destinations: Terrebonne-Mascouche

Ice fishing on St-Laurent river
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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Main destinations: Repentigny Berthierville et ses îles

Ville de Joliette
The Plain

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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Main destinations: Joliette L'Assomption Nouvelle-Acadie

Parc régional des Sept-Chutes
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 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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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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Backcountry skiing
Salle Roland-Brunelle

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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Restaurant Taboo Cuisine Rebelle

A region of must-see attractions

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