Celebrating its 375 years of history and culture this year, the Mauricie sparkles with a vivacious mix of cultural activities. Large-scale artistic events fill the agenda, famous names from the world of dance meet and mingle and poets arrive from the four corners of the globe to celebrate their art in Trois-Rivières, designated poetry capital of the world by none other that Félix Leclerc.
Marvel at spectacular shows combining acrobatics, special effects, theatre and music. Enjoy contact with artists delighted to share their passion with visitors in one of the many art galleries found at random on downtown streets.
Come and discover the fascinating world of religious history and rituals at the only museum of its kind in North America. You will take a surprising voyage into the religious beliefs and practices of Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity.The visit takes... ( Next )
Adjoining the Québec Museum of Folk Culture, the Old Prison of Trois-Rivières (1822), classified a historic monument, offers the visit-experience “GO TO JAIL!”. Guides will give you a glimpse into the reality of prison life. The visit to the solitary confi nement cells is... ( Next )
A major tourist attraction in the Mauricie, BORÉALIS features fabulous experiences through exhibitions! BORÉALIS offers you thematic activities based on the St.Maurice River, the forest, the log drive, lumberjacks, and the development of the working class and the major pulp... ( Next )
Interpretive guides will be happy take you into the wonderful world of Anne Stillman McCormick, novelized by author Louise Lacoursière. Rich banker James A. Stillman, president of the National City Bank, accuses his wife, Anne Stillman, who has owned an estate in Haute-Mauricie... ( Next )
Managed by Culture Shawinigan, the Centre d’exposition Léo-Ayotte presents visual arts exhibitions by professional artists, along with scientifi c, heritage and educational exhibitions. From May 30 to September 29, see 30 years of comic strips and science from Jacques... ( Next )
Come and learn about Bécancour’s Acadian history at the permanent exhibit in the Vieux Moulin de Saint-Grégoire. Go to the Petite École to discover Monstres du lac Saint-Paul, a new permanent exhibit about Acadian ship building. After the deportation, some Acadian families... ( Next )
Step back into the region’s history and visit a trading-post where actor-storytellers share secrets of the fur trade, the oldest business activity in the country. Have fun joining in the quiz game on the “coureur de bois” tour, and explore the hiking trails of the Parc des... ( Next )
Relive some of the pages of Québec’s history and culture. Actor-storytellers lead you on a tour of Félix Leclerc’s home town, from its early days to the present. Visitors will get to know the city the way he did as a child. The Félix-Leclerc centre and tour are based on... ( Next )
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The Pointe-du-Lac church, built in 1844, was destroyed by fi re in 1882. It was rebuilt the same year, from the walls that had survived the fi re. In it can be found the works of Leo Arbour, one of Canada’s greatest creators of religious art. The tomb of the parish priest... ( Next )