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.
From the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières to the music scene with the FestiVoix, and the international poetry scene with the Festival international de la poésie, the region counts on many signature events. Outdoor enthusiasts will gladly visit Parc national de la Mauricie in Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc, Réserve faunique Mastigouche in Saint-Alexis-des-Monts and Réserve faunique du Saint-Maurice in Trois-Rives.
Many towns in the Mauricie region have an easy access to lakes, rivers and even a waterfall, namely Lac-aux-Sables, Lac-à-la-Tortue, Lac-Édouard, and Sainte-Ursule.
Bastican and Champlain, both members of the Most Beautiful Villages of Québec Association, are located along the shoreline of the St. Lawrence River on the King's Road (Chemin du Roy), a 260-kilometer scenic route.
Le Baluchon Hotel is a well-known attraction in Saint-Paulin while the Festival de la galette de sarrasin is Louiseville's trademark. Saint-Élie-de-Caxton, the birthplace of Québec storyteller Fred Pellerin, is also worth mentioning.
Several municipalities are close to ski resorts and outdoor centres, such as Shawinigan (Centre de glisse Vallée du Parc, Station Plein Air Val-Mauricie) and La Tuque (Ski La Tuque).
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