Nestled in the heart of Québec, less than 90 minutes from major urban centres, Mauricie has much to offer. Explore this life-size playground boasting vast forests, parkland, outfitters and 17,500 lakes. It is home to a rich culture: museums, poets, storytellers, authors and musicians. Authentic and friendly... All that’s missing is you.
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A magnificent park for nature enthusiasts, an amphitheatre that plays host to Cirque du Soleil, and a scenic route criss-crossing the region—reflecting the spirit of all those who live there.
La Mauricie National Park
An outdoor paradise: 536 km2 (207 sq. mi.) of pure nature, 140 km (87 mi.) of trails and more than 150 lakes. Enjoy the scent of the conifer forest by day, and the aroma of toasted marshmallows over the campfire by night.
Outdoor enthusiasts are in their element: hiking, canoeing, swimming, fishing and more. True adventurers can hunker down for the night (or longer!). Pitch your tent, park your trailer, sit around the bonfire and count the stars. Or test out the oTENTik ready-to-camp accommodation—part tent, part rustic cabin—to enjoy the forest year-round, in comfort.
The scenic route linking the two park entrances is now paved.
The La Mauricie National Park has quite a history. It is home to the vestiges of forestry companies and hunting and fishing clubs, including the Domaine Wabenaki-Andrew, which provides overnight accommodation.
Amphithéâtre Cogeco and its diverse shows
Trois-Rivières has a lot to boast about: its amphitheatre features what is likely the most famous circus in the world. Cirque du Soleil has an agreement to create a series of 10 exclusive shows (suspended during the pandemic). This magnificent venue also presents a number of local and international productions in a cabaret format during the winter.
On stage and in the air, singers and acrobats dazzle the crowds. Nestled at the confluence of the St. Lawrence River and the Rivière Saint-Maurice, the stunning site provides the perfect acoustics for Cirque du Soleil to work its magic.
The one and only major show for 2020’s Fête nationale was broadcast live here.
Located where the Saint-Maurice and St. Lawrence rivers meet, this venue boasts incredible acoustics and features an outdoor stage, indoor hall and a grass esplanade. It can accommodate up to 9,000 people.
Highway 155 between Grandes-Piles and La Tuque
As one of the prettiest panoramic routes in Québec, the 155 is an attraction in and of itself.
Being the only highway between Trois-Rivières and La Tuque doesn’t make it a necessary evil. On the contrary: even motorcyclists seek out its delightful curves and scenery. The charm of Route 155 reveals itself in the town of Grandes-Piles, where it begins flanking the majestic Rivière Saint-Maurice. This 110-km (68-mi.) stretch toward La Tuque boasts breathtaking swaths of forest and river. In summer, the road flirts with the brilliant blue sky and white sailboats. In the fall, it snakes through the trees in full autumn colours.
The Lumberjack Village in Grandes-Piles presents the history of forestry in Mauricie.
The 155 is the gateway to the Haute-Mauricie region with its many outfitters, where visitors can hunt, fish or just kick back and commune with nature. La Tuque is the birthplace of poet and singer Félix Leclerc.
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