A Preferred Geographical Location
Located 90 minutes from Montréal and Québec, Shawinigan offers all the advantages of big city living. Bounded by the majestic St. Maurice River, it offers as a bonus the peace and quiet of suburban living and the wide open spaces of the countryside and forests.
On its 782 km2 surface area is found incomparable natural territories, which includes La Mauricie National Park. Considered a true jewel of environmental and wildlife preservation, it is a major international tourist attraction.
Thousands of lakes and rivers can be found on the Mauricie territory, as well as wildlife reserves and many controlled zones (ZEC), where hunting and fishing give way to unforgettable adventures.