The pioneering city in the industrial development of Canada invites you to learn more about its past thanks to Cité de l’énergie, a city inside a city. But this region’s true wealth resides in its natural surroundings. Throughout the year, the city serves as the perfect base camp for those wanting to discover nature or engage in recreational and sports activities. Did you know that “Shawi”, the locals’ nickname for the city, has a 5th Avenue and a Broadway, which, though more modest than New York City’s famous streets, offer specialized shops, gourmet restaurants, pastry shops and teahouses, lining both sides of the new Place du Marché? And the streets are worth visiting for an evening out, with the lively atmosphere of its two well-known microbreweries guaranteed to last until the wee hours. Finally, if the day is gloomy, you can visit Notre-Dame-de-la-Présentation Church to discover the wonderful frescoes painted by Ozias Leduc, or, in the summer months, you can learn almost everything you need to know about Canadian diplomacy as you view the collection of gifts at the very modern Prime Minister Jean Chrétien Museum.