You, the foodie who 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.


I suggest you take it easy to start (it’s the holidays after all!) by window shopping on the 4th and 5th Rue de la Pointe (Boutique Au Pas, Librairie Poirier, les Mille et Un Talons, etc.). Then head to the Saint-Maurice Park and walk along the promenade of the same name, it is one of the most photogenic places in our city!



Le pub du Trou du diable

An evening of discoveries

For the first evening, do not miss this Shawinigan institution that is the Trou du Diable. Even if you are not a beer lover at heart, you will find what you are looking for. Try the Snake Bite, a mix of black beer and cider! Otherwise, let the staff guide you. It’s also a great place to have dinner for the solo traveler that you are, because you can easily make lots of new friends.

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Le Grille-Pain du Coin

Great bakery

Saturday morning, it’s breakfast time! Let’s start with my favorite of the past few months, Le Grille-Pain du Coin bakery. It opens early enough to go there before starting the day, and what a joy to bite into their almond croissant, or their maple and pecan brioche… Not to forget their delicious bread! My mouth is watering just talking about it!


Almaville Belvedere

Magnificent view of the Parc des Chutes

Then, stop at the Almaville Belvedere located above the Comfort Inn hotel and take in the view on the Parc des Chutes. I even advise you to park in this park, walk to the belvedere and then reach the Ile Melville by taking the footbridge that spans Melville Avenue. A nice walk near our city center!


Tissus Berthiaume

Everything to decorate your interior

Want to make your interior more inviting? Then, I suggest you go to Tissus Berthiaume, it’s a real Ali-Baba’s cave, especially since they expanded their store. Even if you are not good with a needle, and if a sewing machine is a mystery to you, go and have a look, you will be surprised at the treasures you can find there.


Le Saint-Mo

Dinner with a view

For dinner, head to the Saint-Mo restaurant, in downtown Shawinigan, a restaurant that offers a relaxed atmosphere and nice dishes. If I were you, I’d save a little room for their fried ice cream scoop for dessert…

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Brulerie Saint-Maurice

A good coffee to start the day

On Sunday morning, let’s go to the public market! At the Brulerie Saint-Maurice, you can drink an excellent coffee at the counter, roasted on site and ideal for warming up when the gray weather sets in. Let your tastebuds travel with coffee beans harvested in Kenya, Peru or elsewhere. They have an excellent selection of teas and herbal teas as well! Then, choose from a selection of beautiful winter walks.


Local flavors
Local flavors
Grandiose landscapes
Grandiose landscapes
You can also see my favorites here.

Take it easy

Stroll in the city center and on the Saint-Maurice promenade.

Have an evening of discoveries

At the Trou du diable pub and restaurant.

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Explore the Public Market

With its friendly vendors.

There you go!

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