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For a long time, Trois-Rivières was a commercial city. Today, it has become a city where art and culture attract visitors, while the region surrounding it attracts outdoor lovers.

Region Mauricie

A Region of Nature and Culture

The Mauricie region abounds in green spaces where it is always good to breathe some fresh air; lakes and rivers cherished by water sport lovers; cultural and historic attractions; small picturesque towns and villages; as well as festivals and events that draw people from all over the world.

In 1634, Laviolette built a fort at the mouth of the Saint-Maurice River and thus founded the city of Trois-Rivières, which became the second oldest city in North America. Back then, people could access Trois-Rivières by using the Chemin du Roy, which later linked Québec City with Montréal. It was the first road suitable for vehicles in Canada. Still today, visitors can follow that road and discover numerous historic attractions along it, as well as ancestral houses and churches.

The Mauricie region is dotted with lakes and rivers, among which is the Saint-Maurice River that stretches across the region from north to south, separating it almost in its middle. Until 1996, that river was used for wood log driving. The region first developed along this beautiful river and along the St. Lawrence River. Lakes and rivers abound with fish. In winter, the little town of Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade has become very popular over the years for tomcod ice fishing.

The Mauricie region also 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. At least a dozen Z.E.C. (controlled harvesting zones) can be found in the region, for the joy of fishers and hunters.

Trois-Rivières is the heart of this interesting region that bears an incredible historic potential. During your visit of Trois-Rivières, you can discover part of the history of New France as well as a beautiful neighbourhood that presents boutiques, restaurants and pleasant cafés. The inhabitants of this region are very welcoming and will be glad to tell you part of their history.

There are numerous hotel establishments in the region. Whether you are looking for a nice 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.