A true natural gem, Matawinie represents 80% of the Lanaudière region in its northern part and consists of fifteen municipalities, including the Atikamekw community of Manawan. It will enchant you with its breathtaking landscapes thanks to its natural forests and lakes. Just an hour from Montreal, it offers outdoor enthusiasts or simply those in need of an escape, a plethora of activities. Matawinie is home to Quebec’s largest network of regional parks, including Lac Taureau, and guarantees total immersion in nature with its four parks spread out over its vast Lanaudière territory.
Regardless of the season, Matawinie’s generous nature is there for you: from hiking to spending the night outdoors, kayaking getaways or a day lounging on the beaches. Choices abound, including hiking, canoeing, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing in winter. Come and taste local flavors at the many inns in the evening or by visiting one of the numerous agrotourism businesses in the area.