Discover Shawinigan, where our feet dip into the Saint-Maurice River and where history guides our steps. As the birthplace of canoe manufacturing and the gateway to the renowned Mauricie National Park, the city is a haven for food lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
Located 31 km north of Trois-Rivières, it enchants visitors with its quaint village communities, which include Sainte-Flore and Saint-Jean-des-Piles, remnants of Quebec’s history with landmarks scattered throughout downtown. Here, interpretive panels brimming with information, anecdotes and photos about Shawinigan’s urban and industrial development await you. The city is also home to Quebec’s second-tallest observation tower, situated at the Cité de l’énergie museum complex. An iconic structure, it was built from a former Hydro-Québec pylon and offers a stunning view of the city. In Shawi, you can let yourself be carried away by nature and history, while enjoying a fine craft beer in one of its vintage-style restaurants, featuring daring chalkboard menus and delectable dishes.