With forested country to the far north, numerous lakes and natural attractions at its centre, and urban cities and farming villages in the southern plains, the Lanaudière is a place of contrasts. Its cities offer urban culture and convenience, while its forests, lakes, maple groves and farmland offer a scenic escape for adventure.
The region of Lanaudière is nestled between the St. Lawrence River and the Laurentian Mountains, between Mauricie and the Laurentides. Three distinct geographical groupings make up the region. The southern plains encompass many of its fast-growing, urban municipalities, including Repentigny, Terrebonne and Berthierville, as well as rich stretches of farmland that make it one of the leading agricultural regions of Quebec. To the far north lies the forested, pristine wilderness of the Laurentian plateau and mountains, known for its fishing and hiking. And between the plane and mountains are the quaint villages, sparkling lakes, cultivated valleys and vibrant green hills of Lanaudière’s central region.