Living in Shawinigan for what feels forever, I would love it if everyone could see the town through my eyes. They would see it’s a very nice town, where life is good. I enjoy all the small pleasures of life with my husband, my family and my friends.

Floating accommodation studio – parc de l’Île Melville

If I had to chose where to spend the night in Shawinigan, I would really love to try the floating studio. I would sit on the roof’s terrace at dusk to enjoy the view with a glass of wine.

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Le Radoteux Resto-Lounge

A dinner out at the Radoteux in good company is always a win for me. I choose a glass of wine to pair with their General Thaï Chicken or the Poke Bowl. My husband loves the fish & chips, ribs or one of their burgers.

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The riverside

I love to walk on the riverside. One of my favorite routes starts from the Capitaine Veilleux Avenue in the Shawinigan-Sud area and finishes at the Saint-Maurice Park in the downtown area by crossing the two bridges (6km round trip, easy). It is a beautiful walk at any time of the day. I especially enjoy it at dawn or dusk. It is simply magical.

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Vallée du Parc – Colors Festival

In the fall, I have we have a family tradition: hiking the mountain with my children and my grandchildren. The main motivation is a snack when we get to the top while enjoying the spectacular colors. Once at the top, we enjoy a good granola bar from Tous les jours Dimanche. It is yummy for the belly and beautiful for the eyes!

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Parc de l’Île Melville – Secteur des Chutes – Night hiking

A moonlight hike in parc de l’Île-Melville. With reflective signage and my headlamp, I hike the yellow route (4 km, intermediate) starting from the first parking lot. Don’t worry, you can also enjoy it during daytime… It’s worth it too! The best part? It’s close to the restaurants and shops in downtown Shawinigan.

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Want even more inspiration for a few days?

You, the culture fan who likes to discover new things with your lover, and chose to come in Shawinigan for a few days: GOOD PICK! Let me be your personal guide and suggest my favorites in order to make your stay memorable.

Take a look at my culture favorites as a couple

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