TROIS-RIVIÈRES… SO ARTISTIC AND SO INSPIRING!
Halfway between Montréal and Québec, Trois-Rivières is your perfect destination for a weekend getaway or more. So many things to see, so many things to do, a plateful of restaurants, a most charming historical district, the St. Lawrence River intimately close and an art de vivre à la cool: a mix that is oh so tempting!
At the confluence of the St. Maurice River and the St. Lawrence River, this outdoor amphitheater is at the cutting edge of sound technologies and it is renowned for its world-class acoustics. What’s more, the Cirque du Soleil has anchored itself at the auditorium and holds an exclusive show, each and every summer, to celebrate Québec music.
A landmark of the region’s economic drive, the saga of the paper industry is told here through a thrilling and interactive experience. This visit, which is rightly called Expérience, gives an overview before walking you through the permanent exhibit, and the underground rally in the vaults, with a little detour at the very popular paper-making workshop.
OUR LADY OF THE CAPE SHRINE
The Shrine is among the leading holy sites in Québec, and welcomes all—pilgrims and visitors alike. The Shrine has an exceptional religious heritage collection to share and it is situated on an exquisite location along the St. Lawrence River. Come discover this hidden gem through various activities and events held onsite.
CITÉ DE L’ÉNERGIE
This tourism landmark serves as a museum while raising awareness around science by taking visitors through an interactive and immersive experience. Be sure not to miss out on the view from the 115-m high observation tower. The evening show is also worth your while, it is held outside on a spinning stage that’s shielded from environmental conditions.
MUSÉE D’ART DE JOLIETTE
The third museum in the province for visual arts has a mind-blowing collection of 8,500 works of art from near and far. Here’s a little tip to visitors: after-hours are held on the museum’s patio every Thursday. Make the most of your visit by staying at the Hôtel Château Joliette within close walking distance.
Canada’s number 1 event for classical music offers a programme that’s quite unique across the entire continent. Leading musicians and orchestras from across the world come to play at the festival year after year in the enchanting Fernand-Lindsay amphitheater and across churches in the Lanaudière region.
Haute-Mauricie is a region on the ancestral lands of the Atikamekw and it welcomes you to explore its rich Indigenous culture. In La Tuque and its surroundings, you can attend an outdoors show, experience the Wemotaci pow wow in virtual reality or spend the night in a prospector tent.
A solidarity coop that focuses on the natural and human aspects of the exploration of the Lanaudière region. Departure from Montréal for a guided day trip throughout summer. Fall stay-over packages available.
Local TV and cinema star, Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge welcomes you to his skydiving school. Your first jump awaits. No worries, you’ll be with a seasoned instructor. Get ready for an adrenaline rush!
Are you ready to spread your wings and fly? Jump on a seaplane and take to the skies for a breathtaking view. Behold! A truly breathtaking panorama unfolds: it is the St.-Maurice River and La Mauricie National Park seen from the heavens. Take it to another level with the various packages such as expeditions, fine dining onboard, entertainment or just go wild and go all-inclusive.
AVIATION LA TUQUE
Summer dreams are dreams of lush forests with myriads of waterways running along and across them. Aviation La Tuque offers you the possibility to live the dream. Hop in, fly off and take in the magnificent vistas of Haute-Mauricie’s stunning landscapes and its sheer immensity from above. Double the fun with a joint outfitter package or do it your way with an on-demand customizable package.
RIVER BATISCAN PARK
Fancy a walk by the river and some fresh air? Kilometres of outdoor fun await you. Hiking, biking, geocaching or interpretive walks, you are spoilt for choice here. Kick it up a notch with the via ferrata and the aerial treetop course.
LANAUDIÈRE OUTFITTERS ASSOCIATION
The association is made up of some twenty outfitters offering fishing trips & leisure stays in Lanaudière. Several packages are available to best fit your ideal vacation. Your journey begins only 90 minutes from Montréal!
MAURICIE OUTFITTERS ASSOCIATION
The outfitters of Mauricie are sought-after for their fishing bounty and leisure stays in forest inns or log cabins. Various packages are available over a region spanning from the St. Lawrence River to the Gouin Reservoir.
CHEZ DANY SUGAR SHACK
Even in the heat of summer, you can still feast on an all-you-can-eat menu flooded with maple syrup. Folkloric music will cheer you on as you take on heaps of yummy food and delight your sweet tooth, all that in the most typical Québec setting imaginable. And yes, there’ll be maple taffy on snow even in summer!
LA TERRE DES BISONS
This bison farm lets you observe North America’s iconic shaggy wild ox before serving you its delicious and nutritious meat in your plate. There’s an interpretive trail and guided tours to observe bison & wapiti. The Wild Game Centre educates people on these fabulous creatures. The boutique onsite will help you stock up on delicacies.
Welcome to the kingdom of cucurbits. Here you can find squash and pumpkins of all sorts. La Courgerie is a great place to learn everything about the family of gourds. Although you can only pick pumpkin and squash in the field in autumn, the boutique onsite offers plenty of gourd-based products in summer.
CHALETS DES PINS
Get away and far from the madding crowd. Imagine a fully furnished lakeshore cottage with a private porch. Imagine being in the middle of a mixed forest. Imagine a whole host of outdoor & lake activities. You don’t have to keep on imagining, simply come to Chalets des Pins and live the dream!
AUBERGE REFUGE DU TRAPPEUR
Only 1 km away from La Mauricie National Park, there’s an outdoor adventure like no other deeply rooted in the culture and traditions of the eleven Indigenous nations of the province and connected to its wildlife. There’s more: curious yet cozy accommodation and guided tours into the wilderness.
LA SEIGNEURIE DU TRITON
Formerly a private hunting and fishing club, this forest inn is an ideal spot of paradise for absolute leisure with family or friends, if not for a romantic getaway. Tip: go for the package that includes it all—accommodation, nature-related activities, three hearty meals that pack the flavour of Québec!
MANAWAN TOURISM / MATAKAN TRADITIONAL SITE
North of Saint-Michel-des-Saints, you will find the Atikamekw community of Manawan. In summertime, this Indigenous community welcomes visitors on Matakan, its traditional site. Matakan is on an islet in the middle of Kempt Lake. Come to spend a couple of days exploring the culture of the Atikamekw nation.
HÔTEL CH TEAU JOLIETTE
This four-star hotel is a haven of tranquility with a view on L’Assomption River and it is only a 5-minute walk from Joliette’s art museum. It is THE place from where you can leisurely sample what this charming little town has to offer whilst enjoying its refreshing lifestyle, between culture and nature.
LA SOURCE BAINS NORDIQUES
This Nordic spa nestled by the side of a mountain, offers the ideal setting for wellness. Enjoy thermotherapy in the midst of the mountain forest, add in a massage or a facial/body treatment. Top it off with fine dining onsite.