Whether water-, land- or air-based, the activities offered in Authentic Quebec come in all forms but have a common goal: to allow visitors to appreciate the natural world surrounding them.


BESIDE Habitat is driven by two simple but ambitious goals: to preserve nature and connect people to it. The project protects 900 acres of natural heritage in the Lanaudière region. Only an hour from Montreal, with its two lakes, its kilometers of trails, its peaks and its rock walls, it is a territory that invites contemplation.

Your stay helps preserve and protect this park, but we hope it does wonders for you too. Soak up the quiet strength of the massive trees and breathe in the eternal magic of a good old campfire.



A favorite spot for relaxation and rejuvenation, La Source Bains Nordiques inspires a sense of well-being from the moment you arrive. Located on the mountainside, in the heart of a peaceful forest, the thermotherapy facilities, massage therapy, and aesthetic treatments are brilliantly dispersed in total immersion in nature to optimize the relaxation experience.

Everything is done to ensure the appeasement of the body and mind: the contemporary architecture that perfectly incorporates the surrounding nature, the scents of essential oils released by the wet sauna, the succulent healthy menu made from Quebec’s local products, and the layout of relaxation areas to respect the silence and privacy of each guest. That’s why this spa is among the most renowned in Quebec; one simply feels good there!



Pimbina sector- Saint-Donat and l’Assomption Sector – Saint-Côme

Protected territory and larger-than-life experiences! The Mont-Tremblant National Park is a vast territory spanning 1,510 square kilometers and boasting international status as the first park created in Quebec, the third in Canada, and the sixth in North America. It is part of the global history of protected areas alongside parks such as Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Sequoia.

With its six major rivers and 400 lakes and streams, it is a true paradise for paddlers! The presence of 40 mammal species, including wolves, is a testament to the wild nature and vastness of the territory.

Located in both the Lanaudière and Laurentides regions, the Lanaudière portion of the park includes the Pimbina sector at the entrance of St-Donat and the L’Assomption sector at the entrance of St-Côme, where hiking, canoeing, kayaking, cycling, and fishing are all possible.



An exceptional natural environment! The magnificent Lake Saint-Pierre, a true inland sea, intrigues and impresses with its bayous, archipelago, flora, and fauna, all forming a precious natural setting listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also North America’s largest heronry as well as one of the most important stop for migrating birds. A multitude of activities can be enjoyed here, including hunting, fishing, safaris, motorized and non-motorized water activities, as well as hiking and fat biking.

Looking for a more unique adventure? Try a “bayou safari” and you will find also various accommodation options, such as cottages, coolboxes, glamping or camping, as well as the gourmet restaurant Le Bayou.



Le 2800 du Parc is a true eco-responsible recreational tourism complex in a natural and enchanting setting. Are you looking for rest? The adventure? Less than 1 km from La Mauricie National Park, in the Saint-Jean-des-Piles sector, 11 cabins are available (and 5 new ones during fall 2023), accommodating up to 14 people. On site, a private dock, pontoon hike possible, biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, fishing, hiking and swimming. And if you don’t want to cook, there’s a restaurant on site with a wonderful view on the St. Maurice River!



Located in the municipality of Trois-Rives in the upper Mauricie region, the Versants de la Falaise offers three domes (soon to be seven) where you will have the chance to admire splendid views of the St. Maurice River as well as breathtaking views of the mountainous territory of the area. And… each dome has its own private spa!

In the middle of a forest of mature trees, you will find serenity and plenitude. An excellent remedy for the stress and problems of everyday life! Come and relax for a few days with a glass of wine in hand!



Pourvoirie du lac Oscar in La Tuque, Haute-Mauricie, is well known as an outfitter with one of the largest, most beautiful territories in Quebec. Each year, it hosts many families and groups of friends who enjoy hunting, fishing and the outdoors in its cottages built of white pine, which are all set up for their visitors’ comfort and wonderfully located on the shores of Réservoir Blanc or the lakes that adorn their territory.

In addition of fishing and hunting, Pourvoirie du Lac Oscar offers many activities: kayak, paddle boad, meditation classes, wildlife observation, bird-watching, hiking, mushroom picking, etc.



Le Gollé Goulu is a campsite that combines ecocamping and agritourism for a unique outdoors experience. The site is set in a small valley between two mountains (called gollé by the locals in French) and on revived agricultural lands. Campers can access the orchard/vegetable garden to pick fruits and veggies in season. Hiking trails which connect to the national trail are available all year round. Accommodation options include: wilderness camping sites in summer or ready-to-camp cabins on stilts available throughout the year.


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