Winter sports lovers, you will fall in love with Shawinigan! You can snowshoe in all areas of the city, just outside of the city, or even further afield. Trails are groomed and maintained so you can enjoy the calm of the forest, while still having access to nearby services. In Ste-Flore, a little hidden gem of a sector of the city, you can access multiple trails meandering through a valley skirted by a river. For an outing with the family or with friends, visit the Rocanigan Valley, where you can snowshoe and enjoy hot chocolate in an Aboriginal setting.
Feel like some friendly competition? Every year, the La Mauricie National Park hosts the Défi Nordique, in which athletes of all skill levels compete in 5 km or 10 km races, or in a Nordic triathlon which combines snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and running. Long live winter!