The Route des Rivières de la Mauricie is a tourist circuit offering a wealth of diverse experiences – cultural, recreational, touristic, historical and heritage-based – that are linked to the presence of rivers in a rich and luxuriant natural landscape.
Water has marked the Mauricie’s economic development, inspired the most captivating legends and provided much pleasure and enjoyment. As a result, visitors to the Mauricie are invited to discover its breathtaking landscapes, enjoy exciting activities and learn about the region’s history through its network of rivers.
The Route des Rivières allows visitors to discover the reasons for the Mauricie’s appeal: a vast wilderness and staggering variety of activities, enhanced by tales and legends. This tourist circuit reveals the amazing panorama along the majestic Saint-Maurice River on route 155.
The Route des Rivières is also the ideal opportunity to discover Québec’s true nature and bask in the warmth of the people encountered along the way.
And if the rivers could talk...
What would they tell us? Pay attention and listen to what the rivers have to say. You’ll be pleasantly surprised!
Watch for tourist signage and check out the signs along the highway beginning in summer 2009!
In summer 2009, obtain a copy of the official tourist map of the Route des Rivières in all tourist reception bureaus in the Mauricie and watch for the tourist signs along your itinerary.
Look for this symbol inside this guide. It indicates the sites and attractions located on the circuit.
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Family restaurant. The best breakfast in town: casserole, fruit-filled crepes, cup of fresh fruit... More than 20 lunch menus (hamburger steak, panini, pizza, etc.), home-style menus. Table d’hote... ( Next )
The parish of Saint-Léon-le-Grand, founded in 1802, is honoured to have the oldest parish church in the diocese of Trois-Rivières. Thanks to donations from benefactors supporting various members of... ( Next )
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Trois-Rivières, a surprising destination! With its art and history, Trois-Rivières now has a remarkable number of interesting and unusual curiosities for its size. Take downtown for example: it has... ( 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... ( Next )
Les Expéditions des 100 Lacs Inc., has 150 kilometres of trails, for both beginners and experts. Over 90 sled dogs are ready to take you on a ride for an hour, a half-day, a full day with a hot meal... ( 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... ( Next )
These gardens sit on the enchanting site of the Cité de l’énergie. They extend over 3 square kilometres and include a wealth of picnic areas, underwoods, terraces and riverbanks. The gardens... ( Next )