Discover Lanaudiere et la Mauricie

Wilderness and authenticity

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Tourisme Québec
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Tourisme Québec
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LANAUDIERE + MAURICIE — These two regions of stunning natural beauty located between Montréal and Québec City. They spans from the St. Lawrence River to the heart of the boreal forest. Come for the picturesque scenery, to hike and explore dense forests, to absorb history and heritage, and always, to feel the warm welcome of  local people.

The untouched world in all its diversity puts on a show in nature’s vast amphitheatre, made up of the lakes, rivers, forests and protected areas of Authentic Quebec. Designed to protect and share, the parks put you in a front-row seat. Inspiring and full of charm, all the resort establishments of the Lanaudière and Mauricie regions possess an indefinable, irresistible quality. Unlike sophisticated hotels, they offer a change of scenery, warmth and a return to one’s roots. Authentic in its traditions, the area reveals the art of living "à la québécoise". The spirit of the place, ever changing, influences the rhythm of life adapted to each season.


July 5 – August 4, 2019  

Festival de Lanaudière  
 Recognized as one of the most prestigious classical music events in North America, this festival boasts the participation of nationally and internationally renowned soloists. The concerts and recitals are held at Joliette’s Amphithéâtre Fernand-Lindsay, the Salle Rolland-Brunelle, and churches throughout the region.

September 6 – 15, 2019

Festival de Saint-Tite
 The Festival Western de St Tite is one of the most popular country and western festivals in all of North America. Each year, it draws close to 600,000 visitors to the small town of Saint Tite, population 4,000. And that’s not counting the horses!



Les chalets enchantés                
4000, boul. Trudel Est (Route 153), St-Boniface, QC  G0X 2L0 
T. 819 698-9988
Les Chalets Enchantés (Enchanted Cottages), cabins for 2 in love with private Spa! Four small round wood cottages, warm and cozy, to receive lovers in search of rest and inner healing. Magic, they embody a cult tale while the top of a mountain overlooking the majestic St-Maurice River. Away from prying eyes, you will appreciate the comfort and calm that you'll find here. Each chalet has its private Spa, a small complete kitchen with an outdoor BBQ, flat screen HD TV and especially a sober atmosphere that combines the story of Little Red Riding Hood! In winter, the cottages are inaccessible by car, a caterpillar vehicle bring you up to your cottage for you to escape completely to your reality. Snowshoes are also provided if you want to stroll through our 3-km trail. Just 4 km away from a wonderful cross-country ski circuit, for athletes who enjoy an hour or two trek in a breathtaking landscape! In summer, canoes and kayaks are available for free to get yourself on a sandy island ... Also located 3 km from the best Canadian microbrewery according to Mario D'eer (beerologist), Le Trou du Diable; take the opportunity to have a wonderful dining and brewing experience.
Chalets Lanaudière                
8082 Chemin du Lac-Morgan, Rawdon, QC J0K 1S0
T. 450 834-6383
Chalets Lanaudière, these are of course comfortable chalets - more than twenty! - available for rent to relax in nature. It is also the experience of stays in a cabin or a yurt! Four in number and fully equipped, the "yurts here" will make you see the night round, while four new "cabins here" to chew offer luxury and cozy atmosphere with their wood stove. Without forgetting, included in your stay, a whole range of activities to enjoy the fresh air on the lakes, in the mountains or in the forest! There’s no shortage of outdoor activities in Rawdon. Chalets Lanaudière’s vacation homes are the proof, offering vacationers a variety of escape packages, near lakes, trails and mountains, while still promoting relaxation


Musée québécois de culture populaire
 This museum bears witness to the unique identity of Québec society in its diversity and development. Enlightening and thought-provoking exhibitions. Associated with the museum is the Old Prison of Trois-Rivières (1822), a classified historical monument offering tours you won’t soon forget!

Parc national de la Mauricie
As well as forests of conifers and hardwoods, La Mauricie will treat you to touches of azure: the Park has more than 150 lakes of various sizes. During the day, let the haunting cry of the common loon thrill your spirit. Nearby, pools at the foot of waterfalls invite you to come for a swim. When evening falls, it's the hooting of the barred owl or the great horned owl that lulls you to sleep.
Parc Régional des Chutes

The Monte-à-Peine-et-des-Dalles Regional Park is an exceptional site offering a network of 17 km hiking trails to admire three impressive falls: Monte-à-Peine (very popular on weekends with men gay even if naturism is less tolerated than before the creation of the Regional Park), Desjardins and Dalles. Discover the nature interpretation trail and the forest garden, a diverse nature await you. The Regional Park, which has adopted a place is open to the public every day from early May to mid-October.

TOURISME Mauricie 
TOURISME Lanaudière


Our bilingual gay friendly tour guide has been published in mid-May and is distributed in Greater Montreal area, Quebec City and in the Regions via the tourist information offices which requested it, and in about fifty points outside Quebec. The Québec Rainbow Guide / Guide Arc-en-ciel is also be handed to foreign participants of a dozen LGBT sports tournaments, as well as at major events in Quebec, in Canada, in United States and in Europe.

The Québec Rainbow Guide / Guide Arc-en-ciel is also available in virtual formats PDF, ISSUU and PressReader :

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