Located in the northwestern part of Mauricie, the Haut-Saint-Maurice region is a vast, 30 000-square-kilometre playground. Hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, snowmobiling, quading, snowshoeing or taking a seaplane ride—here the possibilities are endless. Réservoir Gouin, with its thousands of kilometres of shoreline, as many islands and hundreds of lakes, is no less than a land-locked sea and a true fishing paradise. The Rivière Saint-Maurice Interpretation Centre invites visitors to step back in time to the era of log driving on Mauricie’s most important waterway. It also features an impressive display of miniature ships crafted by artist Arnold Fay. Simply sublime! And did you know that Haute-Mauricie is the birthplace of famous Québec poet and songwriter Félix Leclerc? A centre was opened here in honour of the artist, who made a name for himself in France before becoming a success in his homeland. Our French cousins certainly have taste!