Close-Knit Communities

Lanaudière and the Mauricie have always kept close company. They stand side by side between Montréal and Québec City on the north shore of the St. Lawrence, two neighbours that have forged lasting ties based on the authenticity and hospitality.

The two régions come together to form Authentic Québec, and it’s ours to explore! A land of wide-open spaces, lakes (30, 000 of them!), and rivers, Authentic Québec is proud of its unique character, a trait shared by the warm, can-do people who’ve chosen to call their bustling towns, rich forests, and quiet countryside home.

Authentic Québec tells the tale of the First Nations, the raftsmen and the coureurs des bois, of the fur traders, the smiths, and the workers at the paper mills; it is a land of roots, culture, and lush, untamed forest begging to be discovered. In essence, Authentic Québec is a shared past that lives on in the hearts and minds of hosts renowned for their generosity and long-standing tradition of hospitality.