Midway between Montréal and Québec City, the Mauricie has a population of about 267,000 inhabitants.
The Saint-Maurice River, formerly used for floating logs, crosses the region from north to south. Trois-Rivières, the capital of the region, is located nearby the St. Lawrence River. This dynamic city benefits from a university, an attractive cultural life, and a lively downtown area with a rich heritage. Indeed, a sector of Old Trois-Rivières is listed among the Québec Cultural Heritage for its examples of New France architecture dating back to the 18th century.Show more