A romantic weekend, dinner for two, couple activities... there’s always a good reason to spend time with your sweetheart. Enjoy a vacation in a romantic inn, a road trip with lots of opportunities to stop and discover your surroundings or a day of relaxation at the spa. Going out as a couple is also the perfect opportunity to treat yourself to a delicious meal for two or a picnic in a colorful garden. Or maybe you're dreaming of the magic of a beautiful cruise?

Food tourism

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The know-how of Bas-Saint-Laurent producers is impressive. Whether you visit public markets, delicatessens or gourmet stores, artisans are waiting for you with pride. Discover fresh cheeses produced on site, taste seafood products that you have never experienced before, let yourself be carried away by the smell of fresh bread, titillate your taste buds with chocolates and sweet pastries, tickle your palate with fine spirits produced on site, enjoy a beer imagined and brewed here… Be curious and you will be amazed.

Learn more about sea birds

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The Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve provides a resting, feeding and nesting area for over 200 species of resident and migratory birds. The Atlantic puffin is probably the most popular of all, with its colourful beak, which makes it look like a parrot. It has been nicknamed "the sea parrot" by the locals. Take advantage of a stopover on Île aux Perroquets, until mid-August, to observe it on the cliffs or in flight, as it leaves to feed. Exciting discoveries guaranteed!

Welcome to Shawi, our city surrounded by nature!

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Where everyone will find their happiness, both the pure city dweller and the outdoor enthusiast. Let yourself be seduced by the omnipresence of water, our grandiose natural landscapes, our pretty urban areas and our nice local atmosphere. It’s the perfect balance for a vacation! Discover the favourites and must-sees recommended by the Shawiniganais, our experts in local life, at tourismeshawinigan.com! After all, who better to inspire your stay than the people of Shawinigan themselves?

Step back in time at the Manoir Papineau National Historic Site

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Located in Montebello, in the Petite Nation territory, the Manoir Papineau National Historic Site is one of the Outaouais’ heritage gems. It’s almost impossible to resist Louis-Joseph Papineau’s seigneurial estate, where a page straight out of 19th-century history opens before your eyes. You’ll be fascinated by this glimpse into the life of the patriot leader. Flanked by four towers, the manor house rules over its surroundings, which include a landscaped garden, wooded areas and a stream. Take a guided tour of the manor house and its period outbuildings. Nostalgia is guaranteed!

Chemin du Roy

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The Chemin du Roy runs across Portneuf County from east to west, passing through Deschambault-Grondines, Portneuf, Cap-Santé, Donnacona and Neuville on its way. The historic road boasts several heritage sites, including the Grondines and La Chevrotière mills, the old presbyteries in Deschambault-Grondines and Cap-Santé, Cap-Santé’s Vieux Chemin, Donnacona’s Quartier des Anglais, and Bourg Saint-Louis, the historic centre of Neuville. For those looking for a room for the night, there are several accommodations available along the way, including La Demeure du Capitaine in Neuville, and the Auberge de l’Ouest and Motel Le Chavigny in Deschambault-Grondines. On Saturday mornings in summer, the Deschambault public market is a must for all gourmet food lovers!

Go on a gourmet road trip

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This summer, travel the territory by riding along the gourmet itinerary, meeting our growers and artisans, leaving the main roads, exchanging with them, tasting the fruits of their labour. Taking the time is about going to the heart of the tourist experience in Abitibi-Témiscamingue. The region is ready to spoil you with its gourmet nature and its regional products. Let yourself be charmed by a visit of Miellerie de la Grande-Ourse to discover their new alcoholic drinks or dive into the universe of Alpha Tango, the first distillery in the world to use cattail in its spirits, then go fill up on cheese at the new shop of the La vache à Maillotte cheese factory, located in Val-d’Or. It is a taste of heaven in Abitibi-Témiscamingue that will make you want to raise your glass.

Lac-des-Nations Boardwalk

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Located a stone's throw from downtown, the Lac-des-Nations Boardwalk is the natural heart of Sherbrooke. Walk, bike or rollerblade this 3.5-km loop. This boardwalk is more than just a trail! As you walk, keep your eyes peeled for the floral works of the Art and Mosaic Circuit, including the “Banc de poissons" (fishbeds), a 3D structure composed of over 9,000 plants with elements that double as benches for pedestrians. A stop at the Marché de la Gare is also a must for discovering specialized gourmet kiosks. It's the ideal place to uncover new local products or to taste the gelato at Savo.

The Circuit de l’Abbaye

The Circuit de l’Abbaye is a 149-km walking loop over peaceful country roads, with the Abbey of Saint-Benoît-du-Lac as the point of departure and arrival. Through the hills and valleys, you will discover the treasures of seven municipalities - breathtaking landscapes, historical and heritage sites, a warm welcome - while living an experience of renewal and introspection, even a spiritual journey. An invitation to walk towards unforgettable moments during eight to ten days or in smaller trips.

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