Authentic Quebec

Road Trip in Lanaudiere

Located between Quebec’s two urban hubs, Quebec City and Montreal, the Lanaudière and Mauricie region of Quebec is made up of lush farmland, glittering lakes, sandy beaches, dense forest, and a network of winding highways ideal for family road trips.   Anchored around the town of Rawdon, you’ll encounter village after village with towering silver church steeples, the sprawling La Mauricie National Park, delightful lodges, and worthy roadside attractions. A popular Quebecois getaway, escape the cities and immerse yourself in a region aptly marketed as Authentic Quebec.

Cost :  Varies depending on your choice of accommodation and activities

Best time to go : Summer, June to September

Wheelchair friendly : Yes but call ahead to make arrangements.

Family friendly : Yes

Things to do: 

Le Grand Labyrinthe de Lanaudiere (8km of trails in a 6-hectare cornfield)

La Terre des Bisons (family-run bison and elk farm with a lovely forest walk through the paddocks)

Where to Stay:

Official Site :

Authentic Quebec

Getting There :

The region is accessed from either Montreal or Quebec, where you can rent a vehicle if flying in.

Note from Robin:  

This is warm lake country, and the beaches invite a summer swim.  English is not widely spoken outside of the tourist attractions and accommodations, which adds to the appeal!  The roads can be a little bumpy.  You’ll need a Park Permit to visit La Mauricie National Park, where the view from Belvédère du Passage and Lac Édouard are must-stops if driving through.  There are EV chargers throughout the region (Quebec has more EV chargers than any other province).

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