Resort vacations, tourist recreation activities, and outdoors activities, along with snowmobiling, typify what the Lanaudière region has to offer. In addition, wildlife reserves, regional parks and outfitters offering all kinds of nature experiences will appeal to lovers of the great outdoors. Parc national du Mont-Tremblant, Québec’s largest park, is renowned for the quality of the summer and winter sports that can be enjoyed there. In Joliette, when the snowy season arrives, Rivière L’Assomption becomes Québec’s largest skating rink.
Tourist routes and tours of gardens and natural and heritage sites are all ways to discover the region. The Chemin du Roy, a land route used since 1737, crosses three regions, including Lanaudière, and provides an opportunity to admire heritage gems and visit a pilgrimage site.
Many local products can be sampled during various activities, among the most appreciated being stops at U-pick farms and visits to farms and interpretation centres.
The region’s tourist attractions include the Festival de Lanaudière, dedicated to classical music, and the Musée Gilles-Villeneuve, honouring the memory of the legendary Formula 1 driver.