La Mauricie National Park, located halfway between Montreal and Québec City, is one of the most beautiful national parks in Quebec. When the snow arrives, the Park turns into a huge playground for winter sports enthusiasts. The landscapes are breathtaking! You will find frozen lakes, a dense forest, snow-dusted mountains and impressive viewpoints. Whether you go snowshoeing or cross-country skiing for a few hours, or winter camping in an Otentik tent for a few days... Everything is there for you to have an unforgettable stay!
Exceptionally well located in a bay of the majestic Saint-Maurice River, facing Melville Island, where the emblematic Cité de l'Énergie stands, downtown Shawinigan is a must to discover! Take the pulse of the city’s center and explore its hidden treasures thanks to a 4-kilometre itinerary to enjoy at your own pace. From the magnificent Saint-Maurice promenade, via the rue des Érables and its English-style houses, to the cozy boutiques and cafés... It's a great way to discover downtown!
Vallée du Parc is a charming ski station centered on people and open 7 days / 5 evenings during the winter! Whether you like to ski or not, you will find an activity for you amongst the various possibilities… Skiers and snowboarders will have plenty of fun with the 33 trails, including 2 family trails, 8 glades and 2 snow parks. It is also possible to enjoy the pleasures of winter on an alpine luge (during the day or at night!), on snowshoes, or by the fire at the Resto-bar! Their menu features grilled cheese… in all its forms!
In winter, what’s better than warming up around a good dish… Or a good beer? Shawinigan is home to two renowned microbreweries: the Broadway, since 2006, and the must-see Trou du Diable, with 200 international awards to its credit! Foodies will also love the cozy restaurants (long live the wood-fired pizzas from Chez Jules Fromage et Convives!), the cafés with a distinctive character (Le Bucolique is a must for many Shawinigan residents), and several gastronomic tables. Contact Tourisme Shawinigan or visit their website for personalized advice and addresses!
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