Parc régional des Sept-Chutes © Tourisme Lanaudière

Lanaudière

A stone’s throw away from Montréal, Lanaudière is a region of untouched nature where culture and vast spaces come together. One of Québec’s most beautiful areas, it can be summed up in three words: natural, authentic and inviting.

Location and access

Located just north of Montréal and Laval between the Laurentides and Mauricie regions, Lanaudière connects to the south shore of the St. Lawrence by way of the Sorel-Tracy–Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola ferry. Joliette is 70 km from Montréal and 100 km from Trois-Rivières.

Traîneau à chiens © Tourisme Lanaudière
Patin, Île-des-Moulins, Terrebonne © Tourisme Lanaudière
Les Super-Glissades de Saint-Jean-de-Matha © Tourisme Lanaudière
Ski Garceau, Saint-Donat © Tourisme Lanaudière
Pays de la Motoneige © Tourisme Lanaudière

Winter’s true delights are found in Lanaudière.

Take in the mountains, waterfalls and lakes by travelling our breathtakingly scenic trails by cross-country ski or snowshoe. Snowmobilers will be amazed by the panoramic views on the 2,300 km (1,430 mi.) of high-quality trails. Hurtle down the slopes at a downhill ski resort, skate on the longest river ice rink in Québec, enjoy the thrilling excitement of one of our snow-tubing centres, or try dogsledding or ice fishing for the first time! After your day in the fresh air, relax at a spa and treat yourself to the perfect remedy for your body and mind.

Then, awaken your taste buds as you savour our fine cuisine, which highlights local products. Lastly, take advantage of the region’s vast selection of accommodations to extend your stay in the great outdoors! 

The Lanaudière region has four ski resorts, boasting three of the five longest vertical drops north of Montréal.

In Lanaudière, you will discover rich natural surroundings that remain relatively undiscovered. The region offers an abundance of activities and breathtaking views. Lanaudière’s charms reveal themselves with the passing of the seasons, so you can uncover hidden treasures any time of year. A veritable recreational kingdom, Lanaudière is ideal for hiking, hunting and fishing, bicycle touring, snowmobiling and sliding sports.

The region has no shortage of local delicacies, such as bison, duck, strawberry liqueur and many other unique regional products. Numerous major sporting and cultural events are held in the region, and history buffs will be enchanted by its heritage sites.

Lanaudière awaits your discovery!

Lanaudière is home to the largest concentration of outfitters north of Montréal, seven regional parks, the Sentier national (Quebec National Trail) and two wildlife reserves (Rouge-Matawin and Mastigouche). What’s more, two thirds of the Parc national du Mont‑Tremblant is located on Lanaudière territory.

Awaken the explorer within as you paddle along one of the region’s many crystal-clear rivers and lakes in a canoe or kayak. And be sure to take a moment to discover our fine-sand beaches during your expedition! If you’re a thrill-seeker, you’ll love the adrenaline rush that comes with treetop trekking through the forest.

Trawl for fish or simply take in the beauty of the natural surroundings at one of the region’s outfitters, many of which are also four-season resorts and outdoor centres the whole family can enjoy. Lanaudière has plenty to offer hiking enthusiasts. Experience untouched nature and trails unveiling panoramic views and spectacular scenery. Come fill your lungs with fresh air as you take in the diverse flora and fauna. You’ll be left feeling enchanted and relaxed.

Two thirds of the Lanaudière territory are public lands. What a playground to explore and discover!

In Lanaudière, you can relive a bygone era by taking the Chemin du Roy (King’s Road), the oldest carriageway in North America, or by visiting one of the largest 19th century preindustrial complexes in Québec, the Îles‑des‑Moulins historic site located in Vieux‑Terrebonne.

As a cradle of traditional music, Lanaudière also hosts a multitude of festivals and events for the whole family and for every taste! The numerous museums, art galleries, craftwork centres, antique shops, summer theatres and major classical music performances combine into an overall expression of a little-known yet flourishing cultural life. In good weather, visit the outdoor sites, and take to the museums and art galleries on rainy days. For your evening entertainment, you’ll enjoy an impressive variety of summer shows, from dinner theatre to outdoor classical concerts.

The Festival de Lanaudière in Joliette is the largest classical music festival in North America.

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