Shawinigan Travel Guide

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Shawinigan Things to Do

  • La Mauricie National Park

    My friend took me to La Mauricie National Park where we rented a canoe and went to a small island in the middle of the lake. In certain moments I couldn’t really know if I am in Canada or in Finland, the similarity was just amazing.

  • Cite de l energie

    Visite guidee d'une journee commemorant l'essor industriel qui a fait de Shawinigan la capitale nord-americaine des villes industrialisee au debut du siecle.

  • Take a trip to La Mauricie...

    Take a trip to La Mauricie National Park, and go to Les Chutes Waber. You'll need to take a hour long canoe trip and then a 45 minute hike through some small hills, but its worth it when you get there. Just make sure to ask for directions, the employees are very friendly and willing to help out.


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Shawinigan Restaurants

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    by Greenwood143 Updated Oct 20, 2004

    This old fast food restaurant served generations of people with their famous "Michingan" (a foot long hot-dog filled with chili sauce, coleslaw and fries).
    Friendly ambiance, always. Good stop for a quick lunch and dinner.

    Favorite Dish: Michigan and the famous Poutine!

    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Water Sports
    • Camping

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Shawinigan Nightlife

  • Bonne biere, bon monde - Good Beer, Good...

    Pub BroadwayEndroit situé au coeur de Shawinigan offrant une variété de bières importées, bières de micro-brasseries et autres produits avec personnel courtois, ambiance unique et musique variée.540, ave BroadwayShawinigan (Québec) (Québec)G9N 1M3Tél: (819) 537-0044Fax: (819) 536-0409 Casual. Jeans and sports suit (eg.: Baseball outfits) accepted.


    A vaulted open-air amphitheater capable of seating 1000 people constitutes a choice venue for such an alluring performance. Both the stage and the tiered seats are mounted on a colossal revolving turntable, unmatched anywhere, which, while turning on it's axis, carries the spectator into the projection screen that deploys and retracts according to...

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Shawinigan Transportation

  • Freight train

    We had to wait for this freight train to clear the track for our passenger train. A 15 minute delay.

  • Via Rail ( train from Joliette)

    Our group went by train and we had a big surpriseTHE TRAIN WAS STOPPED FOR OVER HALF AN HOUR AND SEARCHED FOR A DANGEROUS PACKAGE A FEW MILES FROM JOLIETTE. The police found nothing so we went on to Shawinigan where a more thorough search was done. They found nothing.

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    OBSERVATION TOWER. A spectacular awesome view of the surrounding countryside can be had atop the 115 meter (385 feetor 38 stories high). Tour includes multimedia exhibits,permanent exhibit and a temporary exhibit. You also get the guided tour of the city in the bus. Guides explain what you see and there are signs as well.An elevator takes one up...


    YOUR VISIT INCLUDES A TOUR OF THE CITY IN THIS BUS.WE enjoyed it very much. The tour guide was very funny and informative.

  • La Cité de l'énergie

    Discover the magic of electric powerand technology, A fantasy theme park, unique in Canada a fun and educational expereience for the whole family. It includes multimedia shows, interactive exhibits. Quebecs second highest observation tower.


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    This is a very nice city in Quebec, communication was not always easy as French is the language here but still I thought the people were friendly and kind. Shawinigan Official Oh...well....

  • Quand vous venez à Shawinigan,...

    Quand vous venez à Shawinigan, dirigez-vous vers Saint-Mathieu-du-parc et arrêter à la station de ski Relais St-Mathieu si vous êtes un adepte du vélo de montagne (VTT) en été ou de la glisse en hiver. Vous devez fournir votre équipements, mais c'est un centre pour ceux qui veulent du différents. L'hiver il est même permis de descendre dans les...

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