A walk on the wild side
Adventure calls. Here, the Great Outdoors will put you under a spell, whether it is winter, spring, summer or fall. Vast forests that change colours in fall, dazzling lakes that freeze in winter. If you are lucky enough, you can observe black bears, beavers, common loons, wolves and the gigantic moose. A world of wonders awaits you in the vast national parks, whether it is Mont-Tremblant in Lanaudière or La Mauricie National Park. Authentic Québec also has 15 regional parks and 3 wildlife preserves to keep you kayaking, fishing, camping or hiking. It’s an endless discovery with the National Trail that passes through 4 regional parks in Matawinie, Lanaudière, before connecting to La Mauricie National Park and the Mastigouche Wildlife Reserve. There are many ways to take in the panorama, from a gentle interpretive walk to more thrilling experiences. Feeling gutsy? Head out for the Parc de la rivière Batiscan to try out the steep via ferrata or the Tyrolean traverse to get that adrenaline rush. When winter finally comes, a whole new choice of activities arises. Snowy trails and frozen lakes welcome you to experience winter as never before. Snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, dog sledding, ice skating or ice fishing… the choice is yours, take your (ice) pick! Make sure you hop on a snowmobile too. Authentic Québec is snowmobile country with 4,800 km of trails in superb conditions. In Québec, tradition and creativity go hand in hand. Try fat biking or do some larger-than-life snowshoe art in La Mauricie National Park, before heading back to a cozy cabin or an original oTENTik, a cross between a tent and a rustic cabin.