The Mauricie’s sure to give the whole family, kids and parents alike, a taste for the great outdoors. Enjoy the many family festivals and events in summer. Make all sorts of fascinating discoveries during an educational trip to the museum. Take deep breaths of fresh air in one of our parks and wildlife reserves, then set out to conquer nature by canoe, bicycle or a walk through the forest.
Camp with the family by the light of a camp fire or enjoy the pool in one of our hotels only a few minutes from the Mauricie’s countless activities.
Tackle winter on skis or snowshoes, snowmobile or dogsled.
With nature so close by and a mind-boggling list of activities, there’s sure to be a smile on everyone’s face.
A museum where you can explore Québécois culture. Family activities in the summer. Four exhibits showcasing Québec’s folk culture. Not to be missed: La Petite Vie, the exhibition on the famous television show; Québec, Criminally Speaking, an exhibit describing the history... ( Next )
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Since 1994, at sunset, from June to October, an experienced guide leads you to the valley of the bears. Watch the bears from a blind designed to provide protection from rain and insects. The best observation area has a good prevailing wind. Successful sightings over 95 % of the... ( Next )
This historic and heritage site contains the last major project of Ozias Leduc, an important fi gure in twentieth century Québec painting. Take a guided tour led by characters in costume and discover this collection of large murals, some of which depict scenes from the... ( Next )
A park not to be missed. Stop here to enjoy hiking, mountain biking, canoeing and camping (serviced, semi-serviced, primitive yourte, and in prospector’s tents). Interpretation and animation rooms. Via Batiscan: zip lines, via ferrata and aerial tree obstacle course. This... ( Next )
The Parc de l’île Melville is a 160-acre area that is almost entirely woodland. The Parc is made up of two islands: Melville and Banane, a large forest and a mountain. It is situated in the heart of the City of Shawinigan and bordered by the majestic St.Maurice River. The... ( Next )
Every year, thousands of visitors enjoy Île Saint-Quentin. Actually, the word thousands is rather modest, since more than 125,000 people come for at least a day! Summer is the season to play! Discover a huge variety of entertaining activities. One of the most beautiful sandy... ( Next )
Come admire one of the highest waterfalls in Québec (35m/115’) and visit the park to enjoy a picnic or simply relax. Discover the Félix Leclerc Interpretation Centre and Circuit, the Fur Trade Interpretation Centre and the Coureur du bois Circuit, the Nature Interpretation... ( Next )
Camping reservations: 1-877-737-3783 or www.reservation.parcscanada.gc.ca / Lodges: 819- 537-4555. The Mauricie National Park is a representative sample of the southern Laurentians. Camping, canoe-camping and oTENTik’s tents provide access to 536 km2 of lakes and forests.... ( Next )
The Shawinigan River is a great location for sport fishing, thanks to the development of spawning grounds and fish shelters, along with the stocking of brown and rainbow trout. From the covered bridge in Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc to the Parc du Centenaire in Shawinigan, this is the... ( Next )