Founded in 1881, Val Notre-Dame Abbey, previously in Oka, has 20 monks who pray 7 times a day in the chapel of the monastery. Anyone can participate in these times of prayer, the guests who stay in the hotel as well as visitors passing by. The monks support themselves by offering various products in their store or online: chocolates, nut butters, caramels, cakes and edible forest products. The store offers a wide range of local Lanaudière products and religious items. A room inside the gift shop hosts exhibitions in the summer and turns into a cross-country ski centre in the winter. Information sessions about forest products and cooking classes take place in the store area.