Mauricie: a region for festival-goers and foodies

Destinations to explore, July 11, 2022 2022-07-11
Show in Mauricie ©DamienLair

This summer, the Mauricie region is dressed to the nines and awaits you for a series of shows and festivals, each more entertaining than the last. This beautiful region also has many surprises for visiting foodies. Here is a look at what you can expect on a vacation in the Mauricie region!

A tribute to Quebec’s great divas from Cirque du Soleil

The sixth opus of Cirque du Soleil's tribute series, Vive nos divas, will set the stage at the Cogeco Amphitheatre on fire from July 20 to August 20. This large-scale show will feature highly talented performers who will present striking musical numbers, as well as an immersive scenography imagined by Cirque du Soleil. Get ready to hear the most famous tunes of Quebec’s queens of song and to enjoy an evening of delights for your eyes and ears!

Champignons Mauricie
Crédit photo: Gaelle Leroyer

Shows and festivals galore in Shawinigan

When it comes to shows, Shawi is the place to be! After a two-year absence, the Un été signé Shawinigan event is back in force with artists such as Kevin Parent, Diane Tell and Louis-Jean Cormier. Fans will also be happy to learn that the street theatre festival is back after a 15-year absence. From August 18 to 21, Les Escales Fantastiques will transform the public space into a stage thanks to 125 local artists/creators. And speaking of theatre, Objectif Terre is a play running from July 7 to August 13 and starring Rémi-Pierre Paquin, returning to his hometown to play the role of Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques. Don’t forget about the Festival western de St-Tite, which will be back to present rodeos and music shows for a 54th edition, from September 9 to 18.

Tasty foods and outdoor fun

The Mauricie region is known not only for festivals and culture, but also for its food. Discover its hidden treasures on a tour that will take you to delicious restaurants and microbreweries, through public markets overflowing with seasonal products, charming shops full of local flavours and farm visits that are definitely worth a detour.

And after filling your belly, it's time for a moment of relaxation or a good dose of sports. Head to the Parc de l’Île Melville, just a short walk from downtown Shawinigan, for fun on a treetop course, hiking trails and on the water. Next stop: Trois-Rivières for some mountain biking at CMB Energy and water sports on the beautiful Saint-Maurice River at Maïkan Aventure.

Rivière Mauricie
Crédit photo: Etienne Boisvert

For more information

You may also like