Le Bucolique is my go-to place for introducing someone new to Shawi. We enjoy the present moment at a 100%, which allows us to really spend quality time the people around. Its decor is unique and takes us on a journey to a completely different era. Psst… If you go there, remember to say hello to Lucie, the owner. She will be delighted and will take the opportunity to talk to you about coffee!
Can we really say that we came to Shawi without seeing the famous waterfalls called Trou du Diable? Of course not! But this area offers much more than that. There are several beautiful points of view, hiking and mountain bike trails trails for all levels. What I most appreciate about this place is the quantity of vestiges of the city’s history that you can see if you take the time… So, keep your eyes open when you go there!
You have to stop by this place when planning your visit to Shawi. Their collection of board games will delight any curious geek. Don’t feel like rolling the dice in a game? No problem! They also offer meals and a fine selection of microbrewery beers. You can enjoy their decor and chat with their team who know how to entertain.
Abaka is a pretty small shop that embodies the will of local entrepreneurs. They offer a selection of clothes made from bamboo fiber and hemp, just to do good for our beautiful planet! I can confirm, these clothes are, in addition to being super comfortable, almost indestructible. A nice stop to bring back a souvenir that you will have fun wearing, no matter the occasion!
Because my foodie side can’t go to this bakery without grabbing one of their famous chocolate chip pecan cookies! It is the best place to go get yourself a light meal that will be invigorating. I like to go there to fill up before going for a hike. Psst… There are no taxes for each slice of 6 pastries. So let yourself be tempted! You will not regret it.
A well-kept secret that even some Shawinigan people are still discovering. The Onikam cultural space is a great gateway to the rich and beautiful culture of the First Nations of Quebec. You can discover exhibitions of indigenous artists, free of charge, and even buy handicrafts made in harmony with the ancient techniques of these peoples.
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