A wealth of natural and cultural heritage
From the banks of the St. Lawrence, the Mauricie extends into the heart of the boreal forest,
covering 40,000 km2 (15,440 sq. mi.). The King’s Road, Canada’s first carriageway, runs
alongside the river as it travels through Trois-Rivières, midway between Montréal and Québec
City. The backcountry, a vast forested domain dotted with lakes and rivers, is a true outdoor
paradise. Long the realm of the lumberjack and the log driver, the Mauricie region has also
developed a successful hydroelectric industry. With its colourful history and immense natural
beauty, this region offers no shortage of contrasting getaways!