You, the foodie who likes to hang out and try new things 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.


You can also see Jacinthe’s favorites and Stéphanie’s favorites.

Before you even arrive, take note that you’ll have to come back. A single weekend is really not long enough to enjoy everything in Shawi.
Priority number 1, meet your basic needs: sleep, eat, move and have fun!



2800 du Parc

Chalet with a view!

The outdoor enthusiast and sportswoman in me will take you to drop off your suitcase in le Chrétien chalet located on the 2nd floor of the old, renovated barn at 2800 du Parc. The breathtaking view of the river and the mountains will certainly make you feel more relaxed as soon as you arrive.


La Mauricie National Park

Let's go we move!

In order to earn your aperitif and treat your taste buds at dinner, let’s start by moving a little. Do you feel like cycling, walking, running, swimming, paddling…? You’re in an enchanting site that allows you to do all that! Welcome home 😊. La Mauricie National Park’s magnificent playground includes perfect asphalt, enchanting paths and innumerable lakes, the picturesque road of Saint-Jean-des-Piles and the majestic Saint-Maurice river. Enjoy!

terrasse trou du diable - Vincent M

Trou du diable terrace

Best nature and city mix

Shawinigan is basically nature in the city! And there’s no better place to enjoy it than downtown on Willow Avenue. The terrace of Le Trou du diable – Broue Pub & Resto is definitely your weekend must-see! It’s an all-inclusive package: several of the best beers in the world, a sophisticated menu, a relaxed atmosphere and all this in a setting bordered by the Saint-Mauricie river and its extraordinary sunsets. Even if I go there often, I always fall under the spell of this place. Sleep well because you’re not at the end of your discoveries.

bucolique - Julie

Café bucolique

Like at grandma's home

I’ll take you back to Sainte-Flore, in my native village. What I knew as the “Maison du bedo” is today the warm Café bucolique. It’s a bit like having lunch at Grandma’s. The food is delicious, it smells good and it’s so warm! I’m warning you; it won’t be easy to choose: the bénédictine, the French toast with apples, the fruit pancake…everything is so good! With the best lattes in a bowl of course!


Parc de l'Île Melville

Paddle board on the river

It’s out of question to leave without going to the parc de l’Île Melville, on a paddle board on the Saint-Maurice river. Warning: this activity could cause you a significant addiction when you realize that in Shawi, we have everything in one place.

tous les jours dimanche - Sandrine

Tous les jours dimanche

For now and to bring back home

I suggest you stop by to say hello to Julie, the wonderful baker at Tous les jours dimanche. Take the opportunity to have a delicious tuna sandwich, fresh of the day, a raspberry lemonade and certainly the best soft pancake in the world. Oh well, while you’re there why not have a REAL lemon pie to thank Grandma for babysitting the kids over the weekend and a chocolate bread for the road. You won’t regret it. 😉


Good food, beers and wine
Good food, beers and wine
Paddle board
Paddle board
The river
The river
Wow landscapes
Wow landscapes
You can also see my favorites here

Get installed in a chalet

With an amazing view on the river and the mountains.

Have the happy hour

By the river or in one of the 2 coeurs villageois (Saint-Jean-des-piles et Sainte-Flore).

Bucolique - Eugénie

Have a breakfast like at grandma's home

In a coffee shop-restaurant that looks just like an antique museum.

Go play outside

Biking, walking or on the water.

462 tamarac apéro personna gang filles - Jacinthe B, Mélanie, Staphanie G

Come back again

Because you’ve seen nothing yet!

Mélanie Gélinas

There you go!

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