North of Montreal, the Lanaudière region runs from the St. Lawrence River to the Laurentian Mountain peaks, passing through pleasant plains studded with towns and farms. Known affectionately as the “green region” in the summer, it provides just as many outdoor activities in the winter.

The area can be visited on foot, by bicycle, snowshoes, boat, or horseback, but Lanaudière is notable for its extensive network of well-maintained snowmobile tracks. In addition to having access to Mont-Tremblant National Park, there are numerous lakes, rivers, and waterfalls that offer lovely walks and discoveries.

The largest art museum in the area is located in Joliette, much to the joy of the curious and art enthusiasts, and many historical places let you take a true journey back in time. Nothing beats a trip through the villages to enjoy the hospitality and learn about the local specialties to really immerse yourself in Lanaudière.

Reasons to Live in Lanaudière

  • MRC Les Moulins

The MRC Les Moulins is renowned for having a long history. In Old Terrebonne, Île-des-Moulins, and the Mascouche village center, the architectural legacy, exhibits, and guided tours will take you back in time to the reign of the lords.

Numerous artistic and cultural events take place in Terrebonne and Mascouche. You make new discoveries as you move through the schedule of performance venues, cultural seminars, exhibitions, festivals, and events.

Take a kayak expedition or use the more than 120 km of bike routes to explore the area. Discover more than 50 dining options for every budget and palate, not to mention the stunning terraces. Enjoy the benefits of winter to the fullest with outdoor activities and numerous events that promote unity!

  • Saint Donat

Saint-Donat offers a variety of year-round activities. It is the first natural park in Quebec, a major tourist destination in the Lanaudière area, and a close Neighbour of the Pimbina sector of Mont-Tremblant National Park.

Outdoor enthusiasts are delighted by the more than 200 kilometres of hiking paths, cycling routes that follow the lakes or the fabled Chemin du Nordet, and excursions for canoe and kayak enthusiasts on one of the many bodies of water. A well-kept network with breathtaking landscapes will have everything ATV riders and snowmobilers are looking for.

The ski resorts at Garceau and La Réserve, the riding stable, the golf club, and the sailing club round out the list of activities. Everyone may enjoy the beach, boat launches, and picnic spots at Parc des Pionniers. During the winter months, Ice-skating, skiing, snowboarding as well as snowmobiling are all fun activities you can try!

  • Complexe Atlantide

A magical destination created specifically for families can be found just 40 minutes from Montreal in Saint-Calixte, a charming town in the lovely Lanaudière area. With its miles and miles of family-friendly activities, the Atlantide Complex has everything you need to cool off and have a great day. The Atlantide water park is a super fun water park filled with exciting water slides.

The Atlantide Complex is special thanks to the wide variety of activities it offers throughout the property, including water slides, a magic castle, a haunted mansion, an inflatable play park, a sanctuary for more than 400 exotic and Canadian wildlife animals, as well as indoor games, entertainment, and shows.

Real Estate Statistics (Centris):

Single Family Home $390,000 (up 27% in the last 4 quarters)
Condo $290,000 (up 28% in the last 4 quarters)
Plex (2 to 5 units) $421,000 (up 23% in the last 4 quarters)


Lanaudière is home to a variety of elementary schools, high schools, daycare centers and retirement homes, as well as higher educational institutes and colleges.

Some of these prominent schools in the Lanaudière area are; Académie Antoine-Manseau, Collège Saint-Sacrement, Centre académique de Lanaudière and Joliette High School.

Some Cegeps and colleges in the Lanaudière region are Cégep régional de Lanaudière à Joliette, Cégep régional de Lanaudière à Terrebonne, Cégep régional de Lanaudière and Cégep régional de Lanaudière à L’Assomption.

Universities in the area include Universite Du Quebec and UQAM Campus Lanaudière.

Lanaudière - Quick Demographics

Age, Income & Marital Status


The average age in the city of Lanaudière is 41 years old. 30% of the population in Lanaudière is aged between 45 to 64 years old. 24% is aged between 25 to 44 years old, making those the two largest age groups in Lanaudière.


The average household income in Lanaudière is $77,845. 36% of the population in Lanaudière have a household income less than $50,000. 25% of the population have a household income between $50,000 and $80,000.

Family Types

Couples without any children at home make up 43% of the family population while couples with children make up 41%. Single parent families make up 16%.

Languages Spoken

96% of the population in Lanaudière speak French while only 2% of the population are English-speakers. Other foreign languages heard in Lanaudière make up only 2%.