The hunting and fishing grounds operated by Mauricie’s outfitters have long been reserved for adults. In the 1880s, well-heeled businessmen would often come to fish “with the guys” while the women enjoyed a canoe ride, protecting their fair complexions with parasols. But times have changed, and today, outfitters are the perfect playground for the whole family.
It’s wonderful to see little urban dwellers discover nature and the wealth of outdoor experiences it offers.
In the summer, outfitters offer an extensive lineup of activities, including cycling, hiking in the forest, picking wild mushrooms, swimming in crystalline lakes, playing on inflatables, paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, pedal boating and, of course, fishing.
Many outfitters offer introductory fishing courses, fishing lessons for young anglers, and even vacation camps where outfitters can share their love of fishing with new generations.
In the winter, too, these immense playgrounds lure families looking for wide open spaces to enjoy snowshoeing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and ice fishing.