The L’Érable region is a surprising destination located in Centre-du-Québec. On the itinerary: visiting a larger-than-life wind farm, cycling at Parc linéaire des Bois-Francs, immersing yourself in nature at Parc régional des Grandes-Coulées, discovering an art foundry in all its beauty, enjoying two splendid lakes and tasting local food to your taste buds’ content!

Nature at its purest

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Located in Plessisville, the Fôret ancienne sector of the Parc regional des Grandes-Coulées is the perfect playground for the whole family. And welcoming “the whole family” means your dog as well! You’ll fall for its 10 km of trails curving along the banks of the magnificent Rivière Noire and its range of activities: hiking (trails only have a minor elevation change), trout fishing and cycling, plus an obstacle course and a GPS rally. This year’s new features include a dog park in the forest, four rustic campsites, two campsites for small RVs, a self-service welcome station and four ecological toilets.

Get your bronze on

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Discover the unique character of art foundries in their national capital, Inverness. Did you know this town is the only one in Quebec that can pride itself on having two private, professional art foundries at its heart? When in Inverness, visit its Musée du Bronze – Centre d’interprétation de la fonderie d’art, offering a virtual reality experience, exhibits where you can admire and touch sculptures, and activities such as modelling workshops. Then, explore the open-air gallery during an Art and Heritage tour via the BaladoDiscovery app, featuring over 30 bronze sculptures and 10 heritage landmarks in a scenic setting. (Website available in French only)

Take in the landscape

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The L’Érable region is perfect for a change of scenery, whether you want to visit an impressive wind farm producing larger-than-life energy, go fishing on the many lakes and rivers, drive along history-filled roads, witness the rich culture inherited from Scottish, Irish and English ancestors, or take a bike or motorcycle ride through magnificent landscapes while stopping along the way to meet friendly locals. (Website available in French only)

Join in on the festivities!

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All summer long, attend unforgettable festivals and events in the L’Érable region! Locals there love to celebrate and are always ready to welcome you with open arms. They invite you to join them at food festivals, music shows, cultural experiences and sporting events. If you want to get out and explore the region, you’ll be spoiled for choice with the summer program. And who knows, you might even want to return more than once! (Website available in French only)

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