The cold winter weather in the Lanaudière and Mauricie regions may be daunting at times, but it also has its upside: the snow conditions, the landscapes, the accommodations, activities for the whole family – all the ingredients needed to make cold weather your best friend.
Picture yourself in an outdoor winter landscape, the silence broken only by the wind blowing through snow-laden branches and the sound of footsteps on an icy trail. Winter is a glorious season for (re)discovering Authentic Quebec and contemplating this reinvented version of nature – frozen but no less alive than in summer – and trying out traditional or unusual outdoor activities.
Your authentic winter games medal
Start your morning by warming up with a nice cup of hot chocolate before facing the harsh elements outside. Then set out for a day that promises to be intense: cross-country skiing or snow-shoeing, flying down the slopes on skis or an alpine luge, or going on a dog-sled, snowmobile (the Lanaudière and Mauricie regions offer some 4,800 km of trails!), or fatbike excursion. Or you might choose a less challenging adventure that still delivers just as much excitement and fun: ice fishing, ice-skating, sledding or a peaceful walk in the woods are among the most addictive experiences you can enjoy in Authentic Quebec.
An art of living like no other
There is no more pleasant way to end your day than in the comfort and warmth of an inn or a beautiful cottage, listening to the sound of a crackling fire and enjoying the aroma of fondue broth. When the meal is over, spend the evening reading traditional Quebec stories. The next morning, everything looks frozen under the freshly-fallen snow of the evening’s storm. Not a problem! Get out the tuques and mittens and have a snowball fight. Or, if you’re feeling more ambitious, build an igloo or snow shelter. Just a few of the many ways to enjoy winter in Quebec as authentically as possible.
4,800 km of perfectly maintained trails and an unlimited choice of routes leading to unique panoramic views: fans of motorized adventures will be in heaven in the Lanaudière and Mauricie regions. All the information need to organize a trip can be found at www.snowmobilecountry.ca
Even without a car, you can escape far from the hubbub of the city for a nature-adventure trip in the beautiful region of Lanaudière. No more car rental and scheduling with friends to get some fresh air! No more car rental, discover the culture, history and exceptional nature of the region thanks to outings with guided transport from Montreal by Bonjour Nature.Learn more
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.Learn more
Recognized for the breathtaking beauty of the nature that surrounds it and its typical log style, the Auberge du Lac Taureau is the ideal starting point to discover kilometers of beach in summer, or to taste to the snowy pleasures offered by the magnificent Lanaudière region.Learn more