Frequently asked questions
To help you plan your Lanaudière getaway, we’ve listed the questions most frequently asked at our region’s tourist information office.
Do you have a map of the region’s bike paths?
Many of our sectors produce a bike path map for their territory. Click here to consult them: Berthier and its islands, County of Joliette, Saint-Donat, Sainte-Émélie-de-l’Énergie, Terrebonne-Mascouche.
Can we swim in the various waterfalls throughout the region?
The official rules for the sites of the Dorwin, Monte-à-Peine-et-des-Dalles, Des Cascades and Chute-à-Bull falls prohibit swimming due to changing water currents and water-level unpredictability. However, you can safely swim at any of the region’s 9 beaches.
Where should I start on the Chemin du Roy?
The starting point of the Chemin du Roy is in Repentigny, but it can be accessed from many areas along the way. For a detailed itinerary, click here.
Where can I rent a canoe or kayak?
There are many bodies of water in the region where you can canoe and kayak. To paddle on the L’Assomption River, you can rent equipment at Parc Saint-Jean-Bosco. In Saint-Côme, go to Au Canot Volant or the L’Assomption sector of Mont-Tremblant National Park. Want to explore Lac Maskinongé in Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon? Rent canoes/kayaks at the Centre nautique Courant Marin. In Saint-Michel-des-Saints, to head out onto Lac Taureau, you can rent water crafts at Auberge et chalets CanadAventure or at Marina Soleil Couchant. The Groupe Plein Air Terrebonne offers canoe/kayak rentals for navigating the Mille-Îles River. In L’Épiphanie, you can explore the L’Achigan River by renting equipment at Circuit canotable Chasse-galerie. For more detailed information or suggestions, contact the region’s tourist information office.
Where can I fish, aside from on reserves, on ZECs and at outfitters?
There are many areas with fishing permits, such as ZECs and outfitters. The region has numerous fish-filled lakes and rivers and fishing is allowed on public grounds under certain conditions. Contact the tourist office that’s closest to the body of water you’re interested in and ask for suggestions.
Where are the region’s beaches?
Lanaudière has 9 beaches, all of which are listed in the Beach section. Enjoy your swim!
On which hiking trails are dogs accepted?
Hiking trails where dogs are allowed are identified by a pictogram on the Hiking section. For more detailed information on a specific location, refer to the dog pictogram in the company’s profile.
Where can I access boat launching ramps in the region?
Information for foreign travellers
Fauna and flora
Main points of entry
From the south, Terrebonne, Repentigny, Saint-Lin-Laurentides (route 158) and Berthierville (highway 40).
From the north-east, access via route 348 and from the north-west via Le Massif des Tremblantes, linking Mont-Tremblant National Park to Saint-Donat.
Take highways 25, 40, 640 or try the Chemin du Roy (route 138) along the St. Lawrence River.
To access the north, follow 131 up to Saint-Michel-des-Saints or take route 125 to Saint-Donat.
You can also access the region via a ferry from Sorel (south shore) to Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola. For information on schedules and rates: 1 877 787-7483 or www.traversiers.com
Montreal, Berri UQAM: 514 842-2281.
Montreal, Radisson Terminal: 514 255-5664
Autobus Brissette: 450 836-1811
Autobus Gaudreault: 1 877 492-6111 | 450 759-3554
VIA Rail Canada Joliette, L’Assomption, Le Gardeur: 1 888 842-7245.
Pierre-Elliot-Trudeau International Airport (Montreal): 514 394-7377.
Joliette Airport (Saint-Ambroise-de-Kildare): 450 755-4211.
Saint-Michel-des-Saints Airport (Saint-Michel-des-Saints): 450 833-1334.
1 888 355-0511 or 511.
Medical emergency: 911.
Quebec Poison Control Centre: 1 800 463-5060.
Info-Santé health service (available 24/7): 811.
Centre de santé et de services sociaux du Nord de Lanaudière: 1000, Sainte-Anne Blvd., Saint-Charles-Borromée – 450 759-8222. csssnl.qc.ca
Centre de santé et de services sociaux du Sud de Lanaudière: 911, montée des Pionniers, Lachenaie – 450 654-7525. www.csss.sudlanaudiere.ca
Police, ambulance, fire department: 911.
SOPFEU (forest fire): 1 800 463-3389.
Sûreté du Québec. Emergency: 310-4141 or from cell phone: 4141.
CAA Québec Emergency Roadside Assistance (24/7): 1 800 222-4357 or from cell phone: CAA (*222). www.caaquebec.com
To file a complaint concerning a Quebec tourist service, call or email:
The Ministère du Tourisme du Québec.
Department of quality of tourist products and services.
1 800 482-2433/418 643-5959 and dial 0.