ParkParc National de la Mauricie
This highly-organized national park covers 550 sq km, straddling northern evergreen forests and the more southerly hardwoods of the St Lawrence River Valley. The low, rounded Laurentian Mountains, which are among the world's oldest, are part of the Canadian Shield, which covers much of the province. Between these hills lie innumerable small lakes and valleys. The most popular winter activity is cross-country skiing (adult/child $9.80/free), with some 85km of groomed trails.