Nestled in the heart of Québec, less than 90 minutes from major urban centres, Mauricie has much to offer. Explore this life-size playground boasting vast forests, parkland, outfitters and 17,500 lakes. It is home to a rich culture: museums, poets, storytellers, authors and musicians. Authentic and friendly... All that’s missing is you.
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Discover your inner hinterlander at this spectacular park, where you’ll enjoy a host of outdoor activities and snowmobile trails in a natural setting replete with pristine snow.
La Mauricie National Park
This outdoor oasis boasts 536 sq km of nature, 140 km of trails and over 150 lakes. It’s the perfect spot to recharge. Far from the hustle and bustle of the city, you’ll enjoy the fresh air scented with conifers. The park’s snow-blanketed terrain make it ideal for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, either for the day or as part of a longer stay.
The new rest stop on the Lac-Solitaire trail is heated with solar power.
La Mauricie National Park is home to the vestiges of forestry companies and hunting and fishing clubs. These include the cottages at the Domaine Wabenaki-Andrew, where you’ll enjoy a cozy night’s sleep. There are also oTENTik tents and winter campsites available.
Pourvoirie Club Hosanna
Who hasn’t dreamt of driving their own dog sled pulled by a beautiful pack of huskies? Go on a solo, family or group adventure with a seasoned guide and take in this outfitter’s fantastic views. Customized packages from a half-day to several days are available. Ready to play in the snow?
Travel back to the time of fur traders on the trapping interpretation excursion.
Other tourist activities are also available with or without accommodations. Snowshoeing, ice fishing, an excursion in a 1950s snowmobile, cross-country skiing and more make Pourvoirie Club Hosanna the go-to winter destination in Mauricie!
Mauricie boasts 2,800 km of snowmobile trails. That’s three times the size of France from north to south. Whether you go on an excursion around Saint-Alexis-des-Monts, an outing to Shawinigan or a guided tour of Haute-Mauricie, a number of rest areas, inns and restaurants are available to give a warm welcome to snowmobilers.
Together, Mauricie and Lanaudière boast nearly 5,000 km of trails.
Whether you take the Gazoduc trail in Mékinak, the 360 trail in Matawin or the trail along the Rivière Saint-Maurice, snowmobiling is an unforgettable way to explore Mauricie. However, please always be careful!