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


For a solo cultural stay in winter

Between culture, arts, good food and nature, it is with great pleasure that I share some suggestions for you to make the most of a short stay in Shawi this winter!



Factrie 701

Unleash your curiosity

If, like me, you are passionate about art and culture, I suggest you go to Factrie 701, a workshop and art gallery housed in a former factory, in the Grand-Mère sector. Exhibition, conference, or workshop, you will find your happiness among the possibilities!


Centre Leo Ayotte

Visit the exhibitions

On Saturday, a visit to the Leo Ayotte exhibition center is a must. It spreads over 2 floors and offers exhibitions of professional contemporary art artists, but also interactive exhibitions of a digital, scientific, heritage or educational nature.


Swimming pool

Enjoy a few laps

Then, head to the pool for a swim! From September to June, the Centre des arts pool offers open swim sessions – perfect to exercise and relax! Psst. Bring your bathing cap, it is mandatory!

Taj Mahal - Le Nhu an

Taj Mahal restaurant

And beer from the Trou du Diable

For dinner, I suggest you try the Taj mahal restaurant, where you can bring your own wine. The indian flavors will make your taste buds travel! If you feel like it, you can even get yourself some beer at the Trou du Diable which is next just door!


Thibaudeau-Ricard trail

With snowshoes or spikes

Sunday, put on your snowshoes (or simply your winter boots if the snow on the trail is packed enough) for a short hike on the Thibaudeau-Ricard trail. It is ideal for a short walk along the river, some falls and the site of an old hydroelectric dam.


Tous les jours dimanche

Treat yourself

I suggest you end this beautiful weekend with a good hot soup at Tous Les Jours Dimanche. The vegetable soup and the beetroot cake remind me of what my parents used to cook when I was a kid. Pure happiness.


Grandiose landscapes
Grandiose landscapes
Urban art
Urban art
Local flavors
Local flavors
Museums and exhibitions
Museums and exhibitions
You can also see my favorites here.

Unleash your creativity

In a one-of-a-kind workshop and art gallery.


Different exhibitions and shows.

taj mahal - Sandie

Satisfy your taste buds

With the bakeries and flavors of the world.

Go for a walk

In snowy trails.

There you go!

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