Tour of the Mauricie Region
The region is dotted with many lakes and rivers, among which is the Saint-Maurice River that stretches across the region from north to south. The Mauricie first developed along this great river and along the St. Lawrence.
The Mauricie region offers unequalled panoramic circuits. These allow visitors to discover the region under a very different angle, which is the one of the still untamed areas. The Mauricie is to please hunting and fishing enthusiasts of every stripe. Lakes and rivers abound with fish. Its endless forests attracted in the past such people as Theodore Roosevelt, Harry Truman and Winston Churchill.
Today, during the winter, snowmobile and quad buffs can enjoy thousands of kilometres of trails. The city of Trois-Rivieres is the heart of this interesting region that bears an incredible historic potential.
During their visit of Trois-Rivieres, guests discover part of the history of New France as well as a beautiful neighbourhood that presents boutiques, restaurants and pleasant cafés. In 1634, Laviolette built a fort at the mouth of the Saint-Maurice Rivera, at the confluence with St. Lawrence and thus founded the city of Trois-Rivieres.
The heritage tour in Old Trois-Rivieres highlights the secular past of Trois-Rivieres. The region’s industrial heritage is remarkably displayed in City of energy theme park, located alongside the Shawinigan falls. The Forges of Saint-Maurice preserve the remains of Canada’s first ironworks. Religious traditions are very well represented at the Sanctuary Notre-Dame-du-Cap, an important 17th century shrine dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The Saint-Tite Western Festival and Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres are events visitors won’t want to miss.
There are numerous hotel establishments in the region. Whether you are looking for a hotel, a motel, a country inn or a welcoming bed & breakfast, you will surely find a place where to extend your stay in the Mauricie region.
Economy and employment Lets note than the Mauricie region offers a diversified industrial base that combines natural resources, the processing industry and the knowledge-based economy. Its economic structure provides jobs in diverse industries such as lumber, pulp and paper, metallurgy and light metals, hydrogen, energy, the environment, and in the service sector.
The region’s economic vitality is being stimulated by a rising number of small and medium enterprises and the opening of the Vallee of St-Maurice Technopole.