A mighty river, impressive waterfalls, mountains to conquer and forests to explore… nature is generous and always changing! Set out on foot, on a bike, on horseback or on a canoe. The show is spectacular, no matter which activity you choose. Visit parks, gardens and outfitters. They all offer plenty of ways to recharge your batteries. Outdoor fun also means watching fascinating wildlife by the sea and on land. Keep your camera or binoculars close by and get ready to capture some wonderful moments.

Thirsty for adventure? Follow the guide... into the heart of nature!

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With its two national parks, Aiguebelle and Opémican, and the La Vérendrye wildlife reserve, Abitibi-Témiscamingue is a huge sparsely populated territory that will give you the ultimate feeling of freedom. 22,000 lakes and rivers offer almost infinite possibilities for water sports enthusiasts. Many tourism businesses make adventure accessible to all by providing outdoor equipment, guided adventures and memorable expeditions. You can paddle, pedal, climb and explore nature responsibly and safely through unique experiences.Immersed in the boreal forest, enjoy your getaway by making the most of the show of colours and snuggling up in accommodations that are out-of-the-ordinary!

Hiking in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region

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Walking is one of the most pleasant ways to discover the Bas-Saint-Laurent region. Throughout the territory, a multitude of trails have been developed. The diversity of these trails means that your discoveries are always different, surprising and pleasant. The National Hiking Trail alone crosses 10 municipalities from north to south over 144 km. It is one of the many ways to discover the colours of the region's autumn landscapes. Whether for amateurs or experts, the Bas-Saint-Laurent offers trails for all tastes.

Offering you a getaway in the heart of nature

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Located north of the 49th parallel, Les ÉcoGîtes du Lac Matagami offer you a getaway in the heart of a boreal setting. On the shores of the majestic Lake Matagami and its fine sandy beach, the site offers many lodging options, including cottages, yurts and campgrounds. A wonderful place to watch a spectacular sunset or admire the northern lights.

When Mother Nature puts on a show!

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If you dream of escaping to the heart of a sublime natural surroundings, Forillon National Park is a must-see. Located at the tip of the Gaspésie region, this national park sets itself apart with spectacular landscapes made steep cliffs overlooking the sea, mountains, forests and pebble beaches along small coves. This splendid park is inhabited by a plethora of animal species that wildlife-watchers will love to observe. In addition to its beautiful nature, the park boasts rich human history with stories of fishermen and merchants who lived in Forillon at the beginning of the 20th century.

Treat yourself to the outdoors

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Fresh air, synonymous with outdoor activities and nature, takes endless forms in this incredible region known for its grandiose scenery. There are almost too many options to count: hiking (on foot, by bike or horseback), kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, a round of golf (why not!), and, for the more daring and thrill-seeking, rafting or ziplining. Whether you pack it with relaxation or big thrills, your adventure starts here in the Laurentians, where the great outdoors makes its name! See the Outdoor and Adventure offers.

Diverse nature in an exceptional environment

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Shared between the municipalities of Sainte-Béatrix, Saint-Jean-de-Matha and Sainte-Mélanie, a little over an hour from Montreal, the Parc des Chutes Monte-à-Peine-et-des-Dalles is a magnificent place filled with history. Discover a 21-km network of hiking trails, camping and picnic areas, footbridges, lookouts and a nature interpretation trail. The beauty of the landscape of this park bordered by the L'Assomption River will charm and revitalize you – and it’s pet-friendly!

A walk in nature

Whether you enjoy walking in the mountains or taking in spectacular views along the water’s edge, in Vaudreuil-Soulanges you’re sure to find the perfect trail to explore on foot or by bike to admire the colourful fall landscapes. And if you're looking for a little more action, head to Mont Rigaud for some mountain biking or to Arbraska for an unbelievable treetop experience!

So many outdoor activities in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts

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In Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, the air is pure... A hike on the area’s trails is an invitation to admire the beauty of nature and indulge in a change of scenery.
The Sainte-Agathe campground has various trails that lead you to a lookout with a view of the highest peaks of the Laurentians. A show that is well worth the effort!
Meanwhile, at Tyroparc, thrill-seekers can take off on a mega zipline course, the highest and among the longest in Canada. You can also try out the brand new Cité des Bois: an aerial hebertism structure accessible to all. Test your agility, walk and climb while keeping your balance. (Website available in French only.)

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