Seaplane, Lanaudière © TQ/S.Majeau


From the fertile fields along the St. Lawrence River to the forest-cloaked hills of the north, Lanaudière is a prime destination for hunting, fishing, bicycle tourism, snowmobiling, skiing and sledding. You’ll also find plenty of local specialties to sample in addition to numerous cultural happenings and sporting events.

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.

Perched 700 m above sea level at the heart of a popular resort region, Saint-Zénon is Québec’s highest community.

Official tourist guide