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Welcome in the Mauricie region! Discover this beautiful region that wonderfully allies nature and culture. You will be surprised by the cultural attractions as well as by the parks, and the numerous enchanting sites will surely charm you. Hope to see you soon!

Visit Mauricie

Find a hotel, an inn or a bed & breakfast in the Mauricie region

Also known as "le Coeur du Quebec", the "Mauricie" region is located half-way between Quebec City and Montréal, on the north shore of the St.Lawrence River, and has a population of about 350,000. The region is easily accessible via highways 30, 40,55 and other roads. This magnificent region is delimited by the St.Lawrence River and here, mountains, forest and water form a majestic combination. The Laviolette Bridge links up this region with the "Centre du Québec" region.

Pont Laviolette

Promenade capitaine
Captain's walk, Shawinigan-Sud

The Region is divided as follows:

The shores of the St.Lawrence River
  • Louiseville
  • Trois-Rivières
  • Cap-de-la-Madeleine
  • Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade
  • Champlain
The Saint-Maurice Valley
  • Shawinigan
  • Grand-Mère
  • Saint-Tite
  • La Tuque
N.B. : Only the main cities are shown here.

Over the years, people in general as well as yesteryear's leading citizens who lived on the territory have added colour to the region's landscape. for example: Maskinongé and Shawinigan are of Algonquin origin; and St-Stanislas is French origin.

Life-size "Mauricie"

Lac Bouchard

The region offers a wealth of green spaces. It encompasses 2 Wildlife Reserves as well as the Mauricie National Park and the Batiscan River Regional Park. More than 20 outfitter's locations and many sugar shacks are scattered over the territory. Fans of the great outdoors can rely on a solid recreational-tourist infrastructure. Fishing, golfing, skiing, skating and camping are all sports that one can enjoy in this great region.

Air Hélibec, Discover the pleasure of seaplane travel at La Tuque

Cruises are also offered.
Cité Énergie A wealthy and diversified economy

The industrial, agricultural, mining and hydroelectric sectors contribute to the healthy economy of the region, as well as the traditional pulp and paper, textile and furniture industries.

Shawinigan, the "Power City"

Cultural life

The cultural life aspect plays an important role in the "Mauricie" region,
several museums relate the region's history. Summer theaters successfully entertain both visitors and locals. Hotels, motels, Inns, Camping-grounds, cottages and B&B's offer a vast array of packages ( Health Packages, Golf Packages, ...) and accommodation to please one and all. Just the numerous Festivals scattered over the region are worth the detour.

The "Mauricie"; a region out of ordinary well worth a visit!

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