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10 things to do this winter in Lanaudière


No need to go far to escape the routine and recharge our batteries. This winter, rather than flying south, embrace our northern CLIMATE and discover Québec.

Are you lacking inspiration? Lanaudière has a lot of activities to offer and the city of Saint-Donat is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts.

Moreover, Ralia Retreats is the perfect place to stay to fully enjoy the area!


Here are 10 activities not to be missed this winter, if you stay in our beautiful log cabin, located on quiet Lac Boeuf.

Two ski centers are located on each side of the village. Ski La Réserve offers ideal skiing conditions in an enchanting environment, for an unforgettable experience. Mont-Garceau offers 32 runs of all calibres, including one in the undergrowth and a mogul track. In fact, those two centers are ideal for beginners and offer breathtaking landscapes.


A short walk from Ralia Retreats, Parc des Pionniers offers free activities for all. Skate trail in the forest, two outdoor skating rinks, slides for children, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing will make you appreciate the winter to its full potential. And, the rental of cross-country skis, snowshoes and skates is offered at an affordable price.


In addition, hundreds of kilometers of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails, as well as ATV and snowmobile trails are available free of charge throughout Saint-Donat.


From February 3 to 24, 2018, the city of Saint-Donat proposes to celebrate the joys of winter at La Féérie d’hiver de Saint-Donat. Different themes are in the spotlight and will appeal to outdoor enthusiasts. From downhill skiing to snowshoeing, culinary tastings and an introduction to snowmobiling, everyone will find something they like.


Not far from Saint-Donat, you can also go dog sledding at Lac Taureau, attend the St-Côme en Glace Festival (from January 27 to February 11), make a stopover at Lac Maskinongé, the paradise of snowmobiling, do horseback riding in Rawdon, or try ice fishing on Lake Saint-Pierre, in Berthier et ses îles.


Finally, for those who wish to relax, seven spas are available in the region, the best known is La Source Bains Nordiques, in Rawdon.

Finally, for a stay in Lanaudière that you are not about to forget, remember to book at Ralia Retreats!