You, the foodie who is curious, likes to spend time 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.


In winter, our ideal family getaway includes nice restaurants and outdoor activities! Snow tubing, animals’ discovery, gourmet breaks… Everything is allowed! Ready? Let’s go for the adventure!



Resto-Bar 360

After-ski atmosphere

Friday night, I suggest you have dinner at Resto-Bar 360 located in Vallée du Parc ski station. The fireplace in the middle is perfect for warming up between 2 descents! Personally, I love their onion soup.


Tutti Frutti

Brunch for all tastes

Saturday morning, we start the day well with a nice big family brunch at Tutti Frutti Shawinigan. There’s something for everyone: sweet, savory, healthy… I recommend their eggs Benedict and the fruity choices!


Station plein air Val-Mauricie

Snow tubing

Then, head to the Station plein air Val-Mauricie (managed by the Parc de l’Ile Melville) to go snow tubing. They’re just big enough to appeal to even adults! It is always a success, year after year…


Les Dés Truqués

Playing as a family

What’s better than getting together as a family around a board game while it’s snowing outside? Les Dés Truqués offers a phenomenal selection of board games for all ages. I love playing on the spot, ordering some French fries!


Le Trou du diable

A must in Shawi

For dinner, I recommend booking a table at the Trou du Diable pub and restaurant, located downtown. This emblem of the city offers food and beer pairings, and the slate is always surprising!


Ranch Dupont

Beautiful in the snow

On Sunday, stock up on pastries at the Grille-Pain du coin bakery, then head to the Ranch Dupont! Open every weekend from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., you can discover many animals: camels, wildebeest, deer, horses… With the snow, it’s really magical!


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

Enjoy winter’s pleasures

By going snow tubing.

Make the kids happy

At the Ranch Dupont.

Appreciate a good dish

And a conversation in a cozy restaurant.

Have fun with the family

By playing board games.

Marianne Buissière

There you go!

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