If you dream of wide open spaces, the village of Saint-Stanislas is the place for you. Nestled at the northernmost end of the Lac-Saint-Jean region, in Maria-Chapdelaine county, this backcountry hamlet is dotted with farms along Rivière Mistassibi. Beef farms, dairy farms, and the logging industry all fuel the local economy. The rural roads are named after the land-clearing pioneers who first colonized this territory.
Be sure to visit Au Clocher, a church converted into a multi-purpose centre complete with climbing wall (Haut Clocher) and restaurant.
In this area, Rivière Mistassibi attracts rafting, kayaking, and hydrospeeding enthusiasts. The municipality manages a campground on Lac Éden offering eight campsites with services and several primitive campsites. There is also a beach and a quad trail. Every fall, in mid-September, the village hold a pheasant festival (Festival du Faisan) while in winter, Saint-Stanislas becomes a paradise for snowmobilers.