You, the culture lover who likes to have a good time with your friends, 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.


In winter, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy a weekend with friends! Fun activities, laughter, and a ton of stories to tell, here’s what the perfect weekend could look like.



462 Tamarac

Have a drink and eat a pizza

Friday night – you are downtown with your friends and you see that 462 Tamarac is open? GO! It is absolutely necessary to taste Ysa’s delicious pizzas and have a drink there. With a bit of luck, it will even be a DJ night!


Club de ski de fond et raquettes Le Rocher

Snowshoeing or cross-country skiing

The next day, head to the Club de ski de fond et raquettes Le Rocher in the Grand-Mère sector. Bring your cross-country skis or snowshoes, and enjoy the super well-maintained trails in a magnificent setting. Trail 7 is great for snowshoeing!


Dés Truqués

Game night with friends

I suggest you continue the day by going to Les Dés Truqués. You can choose from a multitude of board games (the animators will advise you and explain the rules of each game), and have a drink while playing!


Resto-Lounge le Radoteux

Friendly staff

For dinner, it is at the Resto-Lounge le Radoteux that it happens. The team is super friendly, and the cuisine varied. Don’t forget to order onion rings for starters!


Vallée du Parc

The place to be in winter

On Sunday, I suggest you go and enjoy the Vallée du Parc ski station. Whether it’s skiing, snowboarding, alpine sledding or simply enjoying the après-ski atmosphere at Resto 360 – you won’t be disappointed!


Marché publique

Stock up on food

After, head to the Marché Public de Shawinigan (public market) and the Nobert butcher shop to do some shopping! Perfect if you feel a bit peckish, and to bring home some delicious products.


Events and shows
Events and shows
Local flavors
Local flavors
Lots of fun
Lots of fun
Grandiose landscapes
Grandiose landscapes
You can also see my favorites here.

Live an entertaining experience

Surrounded by more than 1,500 board games.

Stay up late

With a show or DJ event.

Regain strength

At the Resto-Lounge le Radoteux.

vallée du parc- Janny C

Enjoy winter

In Vallée du Parc.

There you go!

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