You, the culture lover who likes to get some action with your family, 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.


You can also see Angelina’s favorites and Léonidas’ favorites.

Are you coming to Shawi with your family this fall? You’re in luck, our beautiful city is full of activities for you: shows, walks, cultural centers, local shops… Here are my suggestions to make the most of a weekend in Shawi!


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Centre des arts

Shows and exhibitions

Why not start the weekend by going to see a show with the family? The Centre des arts de Shawinigan plans, each year, a beautiful and varied program including comedy, singing, dance, classical music and theater shows. Be sure to arrive earlier to visit the exhibitions at the Centre Léo-Ayotte!


Librairie Poirier

Stock up on books

Every fall, I love to go and stock up on books at the Poirier bookstore. Whether it’s for the kids or for me, the friendly team of booksellers always gives excellent advice. You can also continue window shopping and check out the other shops on the main road!


Parc de l’Ile Melville

Admire nature during fall

Grab a winter hat and a warm sweater and head to the Parc de l’Ile Melville for a walk in the Parc des Chutes sector. It’s a great place to admire nature during fall, and why not stop there to read a book.


Espace culturel Onikam

Culture and arts of the First Nations

After a good walk, I suggest you stop at the Espace Culturel Onikam in downtown Shawinigan, where you’ll learn about the culture and arts of the First Nations. Why not buy the kids a first nation souvenir, or a dream catcher production kit at the boutique!

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Place Biermans

Fun family time

Saturday evening, head to Place Biermans for some family time! The most difficult part of the evening will probably be to agree on the film to watch at the movie theatre… After that, play a game of bowling and satisfy your sweet tooth at the Chocolato dairy bar. A pleasure for kids and adults alike!


Pâtisserie Le Palais

The best hot chocolate in my opinion!

You absolutely have to pick up almond croissants and chocolatines for Sunday breakfast at Pâtisserie Le Palais… Don’t forget to try the best hot chocolate in town! (it is made with REAL chocolate!)


Ranch Dupont

250 animals from all over the world

Visit the Ranch Dupont, the kids love it! Did you know there are 250 animals from all over the world there? The animals are even more present during fall when it is cooler, and you can take the time to read the explanatory plaques for each species.


Events and shows
Events and shows
Guilty pleasures
Guilty pleasures
Let's play!
Let's play!
Grandiose landscapes
Grandiose landscapes
You can also see my favorites here.

Enjoy a show

By choosing from a varied program.

Stock up on books

Thanks to the advice of the Librairie Poirier team.

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Breathe some fresh air

In the trails of the Parc de l’Ile Melville.

Onikam - Vincent H

Learn new things

About the culture and arts of the First Nations.

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Treat yourself

With a delicious pastry from the Pâtisserie Le Palais.

Here you go!

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