Lac Sacacomie, Mauricie © TQ/P. Fleming


From the banks of the St. Lawrence, the Mauricie region extends deep into the boreal forest, covering over 40,000 km² in total. The rugged backcountry, a forested domain liberally scattered with lakes and rivers, is a veritable paradise for anglers, canoeists and kayakers. In winter, the region offers numerous cross-country ski, snowshoe and snowmobile trails. Trois-Rivières, founded in 1634, is a major tourist centre and a must-see stop along the King’s Road (Chemin du Roy).

Location and access

Trois-Rivières sits midway between Montréal and Québec City at the confluence of the St. Lawrence and Saint-Maurice rivers. The city connects to the south shore of the St. Lawrence by way of the Laviolette bridge and to the region’s northern reaches via Route 155.

To appreciate the magnificence of the Rivière Saint-Maurice, whose source is the immense Gouin reservoir, take the splendid road that skirts the shoreline for some 100 km between Grandes-Piles and La Tuque.

Official tourist guide