At less than 90 minutes from Montreal and Québec City, the Mauricie is a central, accessible destination, even for short trips. A natural beauty, welcoming, and friendly, she’s known as la belle d’à côté, or “the beauty next door.”
With huge lakes and vast forests as far as the eye can see, this region will knock your socks off. Visitors love the rugged wilderness and surprising history of this 40,000-square-kilometre outdoor playground.
Bordered on the south by the mighty St. Lawrence River, the Mauricie stretches all the way to the Abitibi, Nord-du-Québec, and Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean regions in the north. Plus, your trip will take you along the Saint-Maurice River on one of Québec’s most scenic highways, Route 155.
A vast outdoor playground
With its immense forests, 17,500 lakes, parks, and wilderness lodges, the Mauricie has everything you need to enjoy the great outdoors. Fishing, hunting, spending time at a cabin, hiking, kayaking, biking, ATVing, and snowmobiling are just some of the activities on offer at different times throughout the year.
“No need to travel all the way to Patagonia—we have it all in the Mauricie. And we’re only 5 or 6 hours from Montréal.”