Are you visiting the regions of Lanaudière and Mauricie for the first time? Below is a list of “Insider Tips” for things to see and do in authentic Québec, Canada.
Experience the wild nature of Québec. There are plenty of outdoor activities and wildlife to observe.
- Experience the food of Québec
- Travel along a country road in Lanaudière
- Travel the King’s road in la Mauricie
When I have a visitor from out of town the first place they want to see is Trois-Rivières, but I also take them to Ste-Alexis-Des-Monts (Sacacomie Hotel and Pourvoirie du Lac Blanc)and Saint-Michel-des-Saints (Lac Taureau Inn) – for a more local, authentic experience.
When I want to escape the tourists, my favorite place to visit is Chez Roger L’Ermite in Saint-Côme.
If this is a romantic trip, I recommend Montagne Coupée Inn in Saint-Jean-de-Matha for kissing with a view.
The best place to walk the dog is La Promenade in Shawinigan.
Museums are wonderful, but if you are traveling with kids, you’ll want to visit le Musée Quebecois de la Culture populaire in Trois-Rivières.
Authentic Québec Food:
If you are looking for typical Québec cuisine, I recommend Auberge du Lac Taureau, Domaine des Trois Gourmands, Cabane chez Dany and Écho café at Baluchon Inn.
The best place to go for coffee & a breakfast treat is Morgan café in Shawinigan or Trois-Rivières, Boutique Gourmande d’Amalthée en La Tuque, or la Brûlerie du Roy in Joliette.
Looking for cheap food in Ste-Élie de Caxton, go to La Grid-cheeserie in le Rond Coin.
The spot for late night dining is Brasserie le Trou du Diable in Shawinigan, and Vieux Terrebonne.
For an expensive, yet quality meal, go to Montagne Coupée in Saint-Jean de Matha, Auberge le Baluchon in Saint-Paulin, Auberge du Lac Taureau in Saint-Michel-des-Saints and Sacacomie in Saint-Alexis-des- Monts, Bistro D’Hélice in Lac à la Tortue.
Experience Authentic Québec
When you visit the regions of Lanaudière and Mauricie you will experience a lot of beautiful scenery. Authentic Québec is best known for its wide open spaces.
When you come to Shawinigan Batiscan, Mauricie get your picture taken at La cite de l’énergie, Parc de la rivière Batiscan, Parc National de la Mauricie.
The best vantage points are taken by walking to the top of Parc regional de la chute à Bull.
The Amphitheater offers great views and Festival Lanaudière is the best place to watch or experience this unique annual event.
In Mauricie, Parc National de la Mauricie, Lanaudière,Parc National du Mont Tremblant outdoor enthusiasts will want to hike, bike, walk and horseback ride.
Looking for a little exercise? Walk along the Trois-Rivières port and the Vieux Terrebonne.
If you are a museum lover, Joliette best museum is Musée d’art Trois-Rivières, Boréalis.
Looking for exciting night life? Go dancing at Festival Western de St-Tite or for live music.
The Le nouvelliste will keep you posted on what’s happening in la Mauricie
You can tell a lot about Mauricie from visiting and watching activities at the lumberjack museum (Musée du Bûcheron). Lanaudière, Fêtes Gourmandes.
In the spring you should attend a sugar shack (Cabane chez Dany)
In the summer you should attend, Mémoire et racines festival in Joliette and Festival de Lanaudière Joliette, Festivoix in Trois-Rivières, Festival international de la poésie in Trois-Rivières.
Did you know that the regions of Lanaudière and Mauricie are known for their leafs colors? Plan a visit to the National Parks in the fall.
Come to Lanaudière and Mauricie for ice fishing, dog sledding and snowmobiling in the winter.
Insider Tip: Check out the often over-looked bisons farm and lavender farm in Rawdon and Saint-Sévère.
Just outside of Lanaudière and Mauricie you can visit Boissons du Roy, have lunch at their dinning room.
Have you been to the regions of Lanaudière or Mauricie in Québec, Canada? What are your favorite things to do in Québec ?
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Thanks to Tourism Lanaudière and Tourism Mauricie for assistance with this post. Photos and YouTube video courtesy of Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown. I was a guest of Tourism Quebec.