QUEBEC RAINBOW GUIDE 2016-2017

MAURICIE: Land of discovery and adventure

Guide Arc-en-ciel Quebec Rainbow Guide
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Mauricie
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From the banks of the St. Lawrence, the Mauricie extends into the heart of the boreal forest, stretching over 40,000 km² (15,500 sq mi.). The King's Road (Chemin du Roy), Canada's first carriageway, runs along the river as it travels through Trois-Rivières, midway between Montréal and Québec City. The backcountry, a vast forested domain dotted with lakes and rivers, is a veritable outdoor paradise. Long the realm of the lumberjack and the log driver, the Mauricie has developed a successful hydroelectric industry. 

Historically speaking, the Heritage Trail in the historic quarter of Trois Rivières showcases the heritage of this city, founded in 1634 at the point where the St. Lawrence and the Saint-Maurice rivers meet, including the Forges, which preserves vestiges of the first iron enterprise in Canada. The Parc national de la Mauricie serves up some of the most spectacular views in the region plus a wide range of outdoor activities, including hiking, canoeing and kayaking. Two large wildlife reserves (Mastigouche and Saint-Maurice) and a few parks serve as the backdrop for the most beautiful rivers in the region. 


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