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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Housed in a mansard-roofed ancestral home, the Carrefour culturel Mékin’Art offers paintings and sculptures created by a collective of artists. New, beginning in mid-July 2011, come and admire our... ( Next )
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Managed by Culture Shawinigan, the Centre d’exposition Léo-Ayotte presents visual arts exhibitions by professional artists, along with scientifi c, heritage and educational exhibitions. From May... ( Next )
You’ll be greeted into an urban setting, a select place for the whole family. A specially designed children's area makes the meal enjoyable for everyone. A table that supports quality, service and... ( Next )
The Porte de la Mauricie is a hotel complex located midway between Montreal and Quebec City off Autoroute 40. The services offered are varied and personalized: restaurant, lodging, reception room and... ( Next )
The Trois Pignons B&B offers three superb rooms, with quiet colours and restful, inviting furnishings, whether you choose the east, west or north gable. A generous breakfast, lovingly prepared,... ( Next )
Located in the Grand-Mère sector in Shawinigan, Vallée du Parc is a great family sliding centre with the highest vertical drop in the Mauricie. Skiers and boarders will be happy to know that the... ( Next )