Shawinigan has always been right in the flow of things! This growing industrial city abounds with interesting cultural events and electrifying scientific discoveries, while inspiring awe with its forests and vast landscapes.
Shawinigan still holds traces of its pioneering founders, who shaped the region in the early 20th century by being the first in Canada to embrace industrialization. T hanks to the power generated by its waterfalls and rivers, this Maurician city was home to a succession of major industries: pulp and paper, aluminum and electricity. Today, Shawinigan’s “current” continues to draw people from far and wide. Known for its warm welcome, varied facilities, and an enviable geographic location (midway between Montréal and Québec City and less than 20 minutes from Trois-Rivières), Mauricie’s second largest city offers the best of both worlds: an urban experience in the heart of nature. Love the outdoors? Shawinigan is an unparalleled springboard to wide open spaces, with the Rivière Saint-Maurice flowing through its heart and the La Mauricie National Park of Canada, close at hand. Have a penchant for art and history? The striking Cité de l’énergie and its world-calibre Espace Shawinigan exhibition centre always delight and inform. A haven of diversity between urban landscapes and unspoiled nature—Shawinigan truly has it all.