The Parc de l’île Melville is a 160-acre area that is almost entirely woodland. The Parc is made up of two islands: Melville and Banane, a large forest and a mountain. It is situated in the heart of the City of Shawinigan and bordered by the majestic St.Maurice River. The recreational and tourism activities in the Parc are perfectly suited to the preservation and promotion of the natural ressources. Accommodations, an inn and camp ground, and a wide range of outdoor activities, such as Tree to Tree, rentals for watercraft and bicycles, a marina, hiking in the forest, alpine skiing, cross country ski and snowshoe trails, etc., are available in the Parc. Visitors to this outdoor oasis can enjoy nature and the advantages of the city at the same time.