Located between the Laurentides and the Mauricie, north of Laval and Montréal, Lanaudière has a population of over 492,000 inhabitants. Terrebonne, Repentigny and Mascouche, the most densely populated cities, are highly urbanized.
Well-known for its fertile farming plains, Lanaudière is in the mildest climatic zone of the province. It is filled with farms and agritourism enterprises in addition to having one of the largest concentrations of sugar bushes in Québec. Gourmets and local product aficionados will gladly roam its agritourism circuits. From Cochon cents façons pork products in Saint-Jacques to the chocolate treats of Chocolaterie Le Cacaoyer in L'Assomption, and the goat kid meat of La Chèvrerie Barbe Bouc in Saint-Damien, there is something for everyone. As for wine connoisseurs, they will enjoy visiting one of the five vineyards in the region, including Vignoble Le Mernois in Saint-Thomas, Vignoble Saint-Gabriel in Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon, and Vignoble Carone in Lanoraie.Show more