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MAURICIE — This is a region of stunning natural beauty located between Montréal and Québec City. It spans from the St. Lawrence River to the heart of the boreal forest. Come for the picturesque scenery, to hike and explore dense forests, to absorb history and heritage, and always, to feel the warm welcome of its local people.

Enter the magical imaginary world of popular storyteller Fred Pellerin by taking a tour of his now famous village of Saint Élie de Caxton, with an audio guide or by tractor pulled cart. Play cowboy or cowgirl at the Festival Western de St Tite and show off your fancy dance steps to country music. Sip delicious local beers and savour terroir foods at the microbrewery and brewpub Trou du Diable in Shawinigan, winner of several international awards. Mauricie is synonymous with wide open natural spaces, forests, lakes and rivers. La Mauricie National Park, a nature conservation area, is paradise for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy hiking, cycling, camping, canoeing, kayaking and observing wildlife.

The Park also offers a wide range of watersport activities. Paddle the still waters of one of the region’s lakes or the Rivière Batiscan. For a more thrilling ride, tear down the Rivière Saint Maurice on a jet-ski, or descend the Matawin River in a kayak or raft. If you feel like angling for trout, northern pike or walleye, La Tuque in Haute Mauricie is the largest hunting and fishing area in Québec, at 30,000 km2(11,500 sq. mi.). The odds are in your favour!

 

Did you know...

The Chemin du Roy (King’s Road) was inaugurated in 1737 and was the first carriageway in Canada, linking Montréal to Québec City. It hugs the north shore of the St. Lawrence River, where the settlements were located, and was built to facilitate the transport of mail and people between seigneuries.  

 

Lodging

Les chalets enchantés                
4000, boul. Trudel Est (Route 153), St-Boniface, QC  G0X 2L0 
T. 819 698-9988
 
Les Chalets Enchantés (Enchanted Cottages), cabins for 2 in love with private Spa! Four small round wood cottages, warm and cozy, to receive lovers in search of rest and inner healing. Magic, they embody a cult tale while the top of a mountain overlooking the majestic St-Maurice River. Away from prying eyes, you will appreciate the comfort and calm that you'll find here. Each chalet has its private Spa, a small complete kitchen with an outdoor BBQ, flat screen HD TV and especially a sober atmosphere that combines the story of Little Red Riding Hood! In winter, the cottages are inaccessible by car, a caterpillar vehicle bring you up to your cottage for you to escape completely to your reality. Snowshoes are also provided if you want to stroll through our 3-km trail. Just 4 km away from a wonderful cross-country ski circuit, for athletes who enjoy an hour or two trek in a breathtaking landscape! In summer, canoes and kayaks are available for free to get yourself on a sandy island ... Also located 3 km from the best Canadian microbrewery according to Mario D'eer (beerologist), Le Trou du Diable; take the opportunity to have a wonderful dining and brewing experience... 
 

September 7 – 16, 2018 

Festival de Saint-Tite
 
The Festival Western de St Tite is one of the most popular country and western festivals in all of North America. Each year, it draws close to 600,000 visitors to the small town of Saint Tite, population 4,000. And that’s not counting the horses!
 
 
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Attractions 

Musée québécois de culture populaire
 
This museum bears witness to the unique identity of Québec society in its diversity and development. Enlightening and thought-provoking exhibitions. Associated with the museum is the Old Prison of Trois-Rivières (1822), a classified historical monument offering tours you won’t soon forget!
 

Parc national de la Mauricie
 
As well as forests of conifers and hardwoods, La Mauricie will treat you to touches of azure: the Park has more than 150 lakes of various sizes. During the day, let the haunting cry of the common loon thrill your spirit. Nearby, pools at the foot of waterfalls invite you to come for a swim. When evening falls, it's the hooting of the barred owl or the great horned owl that lulls you to sleep.
 
 

Winter fishing

Every winter, for close to 80 years, some 100,000 people have been taking to the outdoors to go ice fishing for Atlantic tomcod. Over 500 heated cabins dot the Rivière Sainte Anne. A wonderful family outing!
 
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