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.
We offer 32 condo units for 1 to 4 persons, 17 with fireplace and each featuring a view of the lake. There’s a dining room for 60 people including a patio, and we offer packages, table d’hote and... ( Next )
You’ll be delighted by this haven of peace nestling among century-old trees in some of the most beautiful countryside of the region. Built in 1940, our New England-style house once belonged to... ( Next )
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Aux berges du lac Castor is situated in the heart of the Mauricie forest on the shore of Lac Castor. You won’t see a fi ve-star sign at the entrance, but you will see millions of stars shining... ( Next )
La Maison Sous Les Arbres Our house dates from the early 1900s and was once home to the first builders of the city of Shawinigan and some of its major industries. It was also the first... ( Next )
Located in the heart of the Mauricie, the Mastigouche Wildlife Reserve is a jewel just waiting to be discovered. Open from May to October, it covers over 1,500 km2 of beautiful landscape scattered... ( Next )
The chalet is located 4 kilometers from the village of Saint-Mathieu. It offers swimming, fishing and kayaking since it is located directly on the shores of Lac Gareau. As no gasoline engine is... ( Next )
Are you looking for tranquility and a friendly ambiance? The Auberge Le Bôme is a wonderful base from which to appreciate the Mauricie region and sample the Italian-French flavours of our fine... ( 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, will... ( Next )