Located 90 minutes from Montreal and Quebec, this region will
charm you with its natural as well as cultural richness. It
invites you to a moment of relaxation and discovery.
GOLF. If you are a golf fan, take advantage of 3 full golf
courses in the area : Golf Club Grand-Mère, Golf Club Mémorial,Golf Club Ste-Flore,Golf Club Louiseville,and Golf Club Shawinigan. Click HERE for more information.
Le Parc National du Canada
de la Mauricie (15 minutes)
Invites you to an intimate
encounter with the Laurentians, this mountain chain that borders
the north shore of the St-Laurence river. In this vast plateau
covered with hills, interspaced with valleys and dotted with
a multitude of lakes, life goes by with the rhythm of nature.
This ressourcing place invites to action as well as relaxation.
The Parc National de la Mauricie is a an area of forests where
it is possible to practice many sports like canoe, kayak,
scenery walks, bicycle.
Les Croisières des Piles (10 minutes)
Phone: (819) 533-1234
One of the nicest cruises in Quebec and Canada.
Croisières des Piles
It's the cruise that transport you in the wonderful world of
large red headed vulturs. Don't miss this spectacle. Discover
those magnificient wild areas that will fill you with amazement…
There is a schedule stop to the Parc National de la Mauricie
during the cruise. Without a doubt, the most beautiful cruise
the St-Maurice river has to offer. Le village de Grandes-Piles,
where we board, is recognized as one of the prettiest village
in Quebec. On site, you are offered a lot of activities :
trails, kayak, biking, canoe, sailing, picnic areas, restaurants,
nice lodging, the 'Village du bûcheron', marina, etc.
du Bûcheron (10 minutes).
Phone:(819) 538-7895, (819) 538-2357
One of the touristic jewels of the Mauricie. You will explore
living in the era of 1850-1950. The 25 theme buildings of
the era of the lumberjack will amaze you by their originality
and realism. Visits are animated with guides so that you enjoy
the time you spend with us. Open everyday from June 15 to
september 15, 10h00 am to 17h00.
La Cité de l'Énergie (12 minutes)
Built on an exceptional site
that borders the majestic Shawinigan falls, la Cité de l'énergie
will make you discover the formidable industrial adventure
of Shawinigan for the last hundred years. You will admire
the surroundings from a height of 115m by climbing the Observation
Tower. The Multimedia Show constitute a sensorial experience
that is absolutely unique; it is a truely traveling time machine.
Visit the stunning permanent exposition and have fun in the
interactive temporary exposition. Let yourself get surprise
by the marvelous new electrical technologies. Confortably
installed on a river boat of the Cité de l'énergie, let yourself
be lulled by the waters of the Saint-Maurice river and the
captivating story related by our captain. More info : www.citedelenergie.com
International Karting Circuit of Grand-Mère
201- 28E Avenue Grand-Mère, QC G9T5K5
Phone: (819) 538-0228
Outdoor karting circuit near Grand-Mère (Québec).
Karting International Grand-Mère operates a 1,2 km circuit.
Schedule : see web site
Ozias Leduc creations.
825, 2e Avenue Shawinigan-Sud QC G9P 1E1
Phone: (819) 536-3652
More info : www.eglisendp.qc.ca
Notre-Dame-de-la-Présentation church holds what is probably
one of Canada's most beautiful frescoes. Discover the magnificent
creations of Ozias Leduc in Notre-Dame-de-la-Présentation
La Mauricie holds a large
variety of festivals and events all year around, as many as
10 of them of international status. More info : www.tourismemauricie.html
· Festivities at Fest-Beach, Lac à la tortue (July-August)
· Summer Festival of Shawinigan-Sud (June-July)
· Les Régates (grand prix) de Shawinigan (June-July)
· Vocal Art Festival of Trois-Rivières (June-July)
· Vtt Festival of La Tuque(mai)
More info : http://www.quadlatuque.com/
· Festival des amuseurs publics de Cap-de-la-Madeleine (August)
· Plane festival and TOURS Lac à la tortue
More info : http://www.aviationmauricie.com/
· Western Festival at St-Tite (September )
More info: http://www.festivalwestern.com/en/
· La Classique internationale de canots de la Mauricie (early
septembre) More info: http://www.classiquedecanots.com/
· Annual Shawinigan's Festival
More info: www.ville.shawinigan.qc.ca
du Parc (downhill / cross-country skiing)
· Snowmobile (tracks 347 and 318)
· Skating· Labyrinth in the forest (ice skating)
Mauricie National park (cross-country skiing, hiking,
· Hockey: Shawinigan Cataractes (Junior Majeur)
· Cross-country trails, near the Inn
· Dog sledding (packages available on spot )
· (International Festival of Poetry) Festival International
de la Poésie à Trois-Rivières (October)