The Centre-du-Québec offers superlative farm tourism to aficionados of local products. Stop by some of the many cranberry, cheese and maple producers, or just bask in the charms of country villages and river views. In the spring, watch the snow geese land on the banks of Lac Saint-Pierre and in fall, roam the roads of the Bois-Francs to experience the glorious foliage to the max.
Location and access
As its name suggests, the region lies midway between Montréal and Québec City on the south shore of the St. Lawrence. From the north shore, it can be accessed via the Laviolette bridge (Highway 55) in Trois-Rivières.
During the fall cranberry harvest, the little red berries are scooped up from the surface of flooded fields. A close cousin to the huckleberry, the cranberry—known in Québec as atoca—is renowned for its nutritional properties.