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Everything you need to plan your stay!

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TRAVEL TOOLS Web resources to help you plan your trip

Tourism Centre-du-Québec offers several web-based tools for visitors seeking trip planning information in the area. You can download this guide in a PDF version.

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CAN'T-MISS EXPERIENCES BY ALAIN-FRANÇOIS Alain-François Quebec-born author-composer-performer

Pêche Nicolet This spot quickly became one of my favourites thanks to its impressive landscapes and its quality fishing! In my view, the Nicolet River is definitely one of the most beautifully restored rivers in all of Québec. This is a region that is dedicated exclusively to wading. Fly fishing and light casting welcome! I really can’t say enough about this great spot, especially if you want to fish brook trout, rainbow trout and brown trout! This is a spectacular getaway that is just 10 minutes away from home (in Victoriaville). What more could you ask for!

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Parc régional des Grandes-Coulées I discovered this small peaceful oasis in the Parc régional des Grandes-Coulées. If you’re looking to reconnect with nature, you must make a stop here. Recharge your batteries beside the rushing river and lose yourself in the lush forest! In the Forêt Ancienne region, the fishing routes include 35 well-identified and easily accessible ponds. Since 2012, the park rangers have caught 1,200 trout every year! This incredible spot is free of charge and is the perfect way to introduce children to fishing! This really is a must-see!

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CAN'T-MISS EXPERIENCES BY GENEVIÈVE DUBOIS Geneviève Dubois Mayor of Nicolet Prefect of Nicolet-Yamaska MRC President of the Centre-du-Quebec MRC table

Boardwalk of the Parc écomaritme de l’Anse du port in Nicolet Don’t miss an opportunity to try the newly rebuilt boardwalk in this remarkable park. I am among the 25,000 people to visit this amazing spot every year! I’m convinced you will fall in love with this great little tourist spot. The fauna, flora and easy access to the river make the Nicolet boardwalk a must-see spot.

Le parc de la rivière Gentilly I was lucky enough to try the "ready-to-camp" option at the park this fall and I was hooked! I had already spent time in the park enjoying other activities like the walking trails, horseback riding and fishing, but I had yet to try the wonderful camping facilities they have in the park. You won’t be disappointed!

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CAN'T-MISS EXPERIENCES BY ALAIN RAYES Alain Rayes Member of Parliament for Richmond-Arthabaska

Parc Marie-Victorin

Balade Gourmande

The Parc Marie-Victorin gardens are true horticultural gems. I am always taken aback by the landscape at Kingsey Falls. Whether I’m having a picnic next to the falls, taking in the giant mosiaculture, the themed gardens or the tropical greenhouse and its exotic birds, I find this spot enchanting. I highly recommend making a stop at the general store. Here, you will step back in time and see first hand the life of Frère Marie-Victorin. This is an experience you won’t forget!

Take a stroll through vibrant landscapes and discover some of the local products created by our passionate producers. This is a route full of tasty creations: farm fresh meat, artisan meats and cheeses, fruits and vegetables from our market gardeners, wine and beer, honey, maple products and many other treats that are sure to please the most gourmet taste buds. Explore the charming municipalities of each of the four corners of our beautiful region. My favourite part: trying the local products and chatting with the producers in person!

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CAN'T-MISS EXPERIENCES BY JOHANNE MARCEAU Johanne Marceau Chair of the board of directors of Caisse Desjardins de Drummondville

Summer Theatre

Village Québécois d'Antan

Who doesn’t enjoy a great show now and then? What about seeing a funny play when the warm weather sets in? Count us in. Gilles Latulippe created a real summer tradition in the Centre-duQuébec region by stepping on stage at the Maison des arts Desjardins Drummondville for 20 years. Now to present day and there are just as many entertaining shows to see, including Toc Toc, directed by Pierre-François Legendre. Come see this comedy, playing from July 13th to August 25th. Laughs guaranteed!

Undoubtedly one of Drummondville’s cultural jewels, this replica of a Québécois village reinvents itself every season to give visitors a unique experience. I have a special place in my heart for the Village Illuminé Desjardins where you really feel like time is standing still. It comes alive with the spirit of the holidays and there is nowhere better to enjoy the delights of winter as a family. Whatever the season, you are sure to be charmed by its interesting history and the warm welcome of the performers.

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CAN'T-MISS EXPERIENCES BY DANIEL GRENIER Daniel Grenier Humorist, founder member of the Chick'n Swell

Érable Rouge

Fromage Warwick

I was asked to write about two places that I like in our region. Instead, for my first must-see spot I decided to create a list of words that come to mind when I think of l’Érable rouge.

Ok, I admit it. Every time I go to Victoriaville I have to stop and buy a bit of Jersey cheese. I also admit to buying some for my friends. And maybe for my family. And I could maybe tell you where every Jersey cheese store is in the region. I admit that when I eat Jersey cheese, I dream. I admit that my whole family loves it too. I admit that I gave some to my son to try and he loved it. I admit that if there is no Jersey cheese on the shelf, I’m heartbroken. I also admit that if I’m invited to a party, I bring Jersey cheese. I admit that this cheese is just divine. There is nothing better!

Cozy, warm, magical, family-oriented, rustic, peaceful, enchanting, fun, laughter, fire, welcoming, friendly, beautiful, adapted, charming, nature, holidays, relaxing, maple, food, warmth (I know I already used this word but it’s just so warm), must-see, breathe, soft, happiness. Where time stands still.

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PORTRAIT OF THE REGION

On the Road Again! The roads are beautiful in the Centre-duQuébec, and there are plenty of opportunities to stop by! Why not travel around the region, by car, bike, motorcycle, snowmobile, or quad? No matter which road you choose, you will discover an authentic and amazing tourist region where tradition and terroir (local products) go hand in hand. Bounded by the majestic St. Lawrence River and the Appalachian foothills, the region is located just south of the St. Lawrence and the Lac Saint-Pierre Biosphere Reserve and near several major urban centres. As you drive along highways 20 or 55, you will inevitably travel through the Centre-du-Québec.

You’re bound to make interesting discoveries no matter which road you choose. For example, Route 116 will take you through towns and cities ranging from the most urban to the most rural. Or, if you opt for Route 132, you will be rewarded with a more panoramic view as you hug the St. Lawrence River and travel along the Navigators’ Route. Here, you’re always greeted with a smile. Wherever the road may take you in the Centre-du-Québec, folks are friendly, and the tourist attractions are many!

Not far from the highways are the region’s main cities (Bécancour, Drummondville, Nicolet, Plessisville, and Victoriaville) and its many charming quaint towns… yours to discover.

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artists from the music scene. The Village Québécois d'Antan (p.14) takes a look back at life in Québec in the 19th century. The period architecture and the traditions expressed onsite make it possible to hold numerous themed activities throughout the year.

Renowned for high energy and a festive atmosphere, Drummondville invites you to enjoy celebrations in its popular Parc Woodyatt. Located near the city’s downtown core with its terraces and shops, the park is the perfect setting for numerous events. Other places not to be missed during your stay: the Village Québécois d’Antan pioneer village, Rose Drummond, and Arbre en Arbre Drummond (tree-top adventure site) with the Saint-François River as the backdrop.

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Renowned for its industrial vigour, Drummondville is also well-known for its cultural activities and its heritage. As the pivotal hub of our cultural facilities, the Maison des arts Desjardins Drummondville (p.15), with its main hall, mixed-use areas, art gallery and terrace, combines refinement and versatility. No one can talk about Drummondville without mentioning poutine. The city hosts the famous Festival de la Poutine (p.67), a great occasion to get together and enjoy good food to the sound of performances by major Photo credit: Stéphane Daoust

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Arbre en arbre Drummondville

526, rang Sainte-Anne, Drummondville 819 397-4544  •  1 877 397-4544  reseauxpleinair.com

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A few minutes from downtown Drummondville, come to visit our winery and taste our organic wines (red, white and rosé) along with our red wine jelly. Meet the owners to learn more about the art of winemaking. Visit of the vineyard, wine tasting, on-site wine sales and terrace. Guided tour available upon reservation (4 persons or more). Visit our website for more details. Open: June 1 to October 28. Variable hours. At other times, upon reservation. Ferme du Bassin

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Drummondville 819 477-2230  • mrcdrummond.qc.ca The Drummond MRC offers visual art enthusiasts a tour featuring 14 workshops, art galleries and museums within its borders. Immerse yourself in the passion and talent that inspires our local artists. A brochure describing the tour is available in Centre-du-Québec's vistor information centers and on the MRC's website. Many happy discoveries! Open: year-round. Variable hours.

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1 040, rang Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Drummondville 450 568-6991 • ferme.ca Ferme du Bassin has a wide variety of animals. 100 different breeds and hundreds of animals onsite. Several unique workshops let you pet, hold, or feed your friends the animals. Open: June 24 to September 2. Visit our website for a list of activities and our detailed schedule.

The Axart center for dissemination and artistic development is a showcase for artists from the region. Under one roof we find two exhibition halls, merchandise and handicrafts. Open: year-round, Thursday to Sunday. Circuit des arts de la MRC de Drummond

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980, rang Watkins, Drummondville 819 857-0143  • 3futs.com

Located in the woods of Forêt Drummond, Arbre en Arbre Drummondville (TreeGo) is a recreational park featuring more than 90 treetop adventure challenges spread over two demonstration trails, one children's trail and four junior/adult trails. Set up along the St. François River and the Spicers rapids, the Arbre en Arbre Drummondville site now includes a park with seven zip lines, a treetop adventure trail and ESCALABRE. Guaranteed thrills! Open: May 5 to October 29. See our website for complete schedule. Axart

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1 425, rue Montplaisir, Drummondville 819 478-1441 • 1 877 710-0267 villagequebecois.com Experience Quebec circa 1810 to 1930 in a fun way! Meet the villagers in their houses, learn about the trades of yesteryear, and experience everyday life in the past. The streets are full of entertainment with theatrical scenes depicting days of yore, period games, traditional music, and much more! An enjoyable adventure for the whole family with the Children's Village, the Face painting House, the Clown's house, the waterpark La Bassine and "Les p'tites enquêtes". Other seasons: Haunted Village, Illuminated Village and Sweet Village. Open: June 2 to September 8. See our website for detailed schedule. [pub. p. 19]


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Maison des arts Desjardins Drummondville

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175, rue Ringuet, Drummondville 819 477-5412 • 1 800 265-5412 artsdrummondville.com (In French only) Comedy, song, theatre, music and variety are all on the stellar program at the Maison des arts centre. All of your favourite artists invite you to come and see them at the Maison! In summer 2018, the focus will be on theatre, with "Les Projets de la Meute" presenting the comedy "Toc Toc" by Laurent Baffie. Marcel Leboeuf will once again play the first role, Diane Lavallée will join him, with Pierre-François Legendre directing. Dinner-theatre packages including accommodations are available. Open: year-round. See our website for detailed schedule. Musée National de la photographie

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400, rue Heriot, Drummondville 819 474-5782  • museedelaphoto.info The Musée National de la Photographie is dedicated to promoting the technical as well as the aesthetic history of photography. The museum, which houses a significant collection of cameras, from the oldest to the distinctly modern, as well as several original images, showcases identical replicas of the world's first cameras. At the crossroads of art, history and science, photography opens up a universe filled with surprises to discover and has something for everyone. Temporary and permanent exhibits. Open: year-round, Wednesday to Sunday. Maison des arts Desjardins Drummondville

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Parc Woodyatt

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53, rue du Pont, Drummondville 819 478-6550  • drummondville.ca Located downtown Drummondville, Parc Woodyatt provides access to a major attraction, the Saint-François River. Prized for its recreation and picnic areas, as well as for its many lookout points (islands, hydroelectric power station lookout), it is also a hit with children who enjoy its playground and cyclists who use the new trail that goes throught it. The park is also a gathering place for many activities. In the winter, the park's snow slides ans ice trails bring together people of all ages. Rose Drummond

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210, boul. Lemire Ouest, Drummondville 819 474-3488 • 1 888 767-3210 rose.ca Come and discover the only cut flower producer in Quebec. Two hectares of greenhouses in which roses, gerberas, and alstroemerias bloom daily. We also produce tomatoes and cucumbers, a great way to get vegetables ripened on the plant as in Grandma's garden. A coffee shop section has been added to the boutique so you can stop and taste a fresh and healthy meal on your way! Rose Drummond... for a memorable stop on the highway 20. Open: year-round.

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Fromagerie Lemaire

Saint-Cyrille-de-Wendover Fromagerie Lemaire

2 095, route 122, Saint-Cyrille-de-Wendover 819 478-0601  • fromagerie-lemaire.ca This cheese factory welcomes you to its cheese counter to savour the best daily fresh cheddar cheese. There's nothing better than a soft ice cream after enjoying a poutine at our country-style restaurant! Come and enjoy our other restaurant, La Halte chez Lemaire (p.93), in Saint-Germain-de-Grantham. Open: year-round.

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Mouvement ESSARTS

1 331, 2 rang, Saint-Bonaventure 819 396-1498  • fermebelalpaga.com

260, 10e rang, Saint-Pie-de-Guire 450 784-2408  • essarts.org

During your visit, you'll be captivated by the softness and gentleness of the alpacas. You'll also be fascinated with the curious eyes of the ostriches, and our petting zoo with its vast array of animals, both of which will delight people of all ages. Here you'll find a gift shop brimming with soft, warm alpaca wool products made in Québec and elsewhere; a number of ostrich-based products: oils, soaps, capsules, pomade, balms, shampoo; as well as ostrich and alpaca meat. Open: daily from June 25 to August 19 for guided tours. Boutique open year-round.

Essarts is a sculpture park with the mission to promote contemporary sculpture. Mouvement Essarts frequently welcomes artists from various countries to participate in on-site work (symposium). Visitors are invited to wander along the park's trails, day or evening, to admire the collection of more than 50 works created by 38 artists from 15 different countries during symposiums dating back to the year 2000. Open: self-guided tours year-round. Guided tours upon reservation.

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83, rang de l’Église, Saint-Guillaume 819 396-2022 • 1 888 868-2022 fromagestguillaume.com Plunge back in time and discover photos, videos and live cheese making thanks to the large windows and cameras immersed in the factory to learn how Saint-Guillaume cheese has been made since 1940. This only Quebec village COOP still existing celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2015. Come taste the best fresh cheddar curds who sing "Squick Squick" in your mouth, our incomparable Baya grilling cheese, as well as our range of award winning products. We will welcome you with pleasure with your friends or in groups. Open: year-round. Closed on Mondays from Thanksgiving to mid-May. Mouvement ESSARTS

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Wickham 2 500 habitants

Established in 1867, Wickham is located along route 139. The municipality's economy is mainly based on agriculture and industry. The Route verte bike trail crosses through town and takes cycling enthusiasts through beautiful scenery they can enjoy up close. Along the way, you will find a rest area.

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210, chemin Porter, Ulverton 819 826-3157 • moulin.ca Travel back in time to the era of the first textile industries at the Moulin à laine d'Ulverton woolen mill! With its original turbine and machines for producing woolen thread, this is the last remaining woolen mill in Québec. Guides will lead you into the machine rooms for a remarkable experience. Workshops and treasure hunt for children. Sheep pens. 5 km of trails, terrace, and gift shop featuring local products. Free access for children (12 years and under). Brunches served every Sunday. Fun for the entire family! Open: mid-June to mid-October. Guided tours at fixed hours.

Saint-Félix-de-Kingsey 1 572 habitants

Located among rolling hills and bordered by the Saint-François River, Saint-Félix-de- Kingsey will enchant you: the road along the river (Chemin de la Rivière) is great for cycling; the panoramic view from Mount St. Félix, next to the illuminated cross; two campgrounds; maple bushes; berry productions; Christmas tree plantations; the wooden Anglican Church (Sydenham Place), Trenholm's United Church (brick) and horse shed, and the stone Catholic Church in the heart of the village, all classified heritage buildings.

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750, 7e rang, Saint-Félix-de-Kingsey 514 978-5652 • alpagasdecamily.com Come and share our love of nature, alpacas and all the other animals that live with us. Meet our friendly animals and spend some time cuddling and admiring the alpacas, llamas, rabbits, many different breeds of chickens and Indian Runner ducks. We offer one-day workshops where you can pretend to be an alpaca farmer or try your hand at being a craftsperson. Before leaving for the day, be sure to visit our lovely little shop where you can see all the products we proudly make using the alpacas' fleece, plus a wide variety of fair trade merchandise. Open: year-round. Variable hours.


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Victoriaville and the surrounding area An area where agriculture flourishes, Victoriaville and surroundings are ideal for discovering locally produced food. Cranberries, fine cheeses, duck, wine—come and stock up on supplies from our producers while discovering their expertise. Mark the "Balade Gourmande" gourmet food tour on your calendar. This is the autumn event par excellence for admiring the blazing colours of the Appalachian foothills.

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385, boul. Marie-Victorin, Kingsey Falls 819 363-2528 • 1 888 753-7272 parcmarievictorin.com Three Cascades plants to visit! Discover industrial recycling processes and the manufacturing methods for various paper products through a guided tour of a Cascades plant in full operation! First you'll view a presentation on the rapid rise of this multinational company owned by the Lemaire brothers, pioneers of recycling in Quebec, and then explore the plant along especially designed passageways and don't miss to see the solar plant. Open: year-round, at variable hours. Visit our website for complete schedule. [pub. p. 1]

Kingsey Falls 2 012 habitants

Located about 25 kilometres from Victoriaville, Kingsey Falls invites you to discover the cycling trail linking the town to the Route verte. Parc Bernard-Lemaire and the municipal park equipped with playground equipment and picnic tables, both along the Nicolet River, are ideal family stops. A footbridge made of recycled materials spans the river and provides access to Parc Marie-Victorin (p. 22).

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15, rue Lajeunesse, local 700, Kingsey Falls 819 960-8065  •  miellerie.net What's more fun than learning new things and having fun at the same time! The Miellerie King is the newest agrotourism stop where, in addition to learning more about bees and beekeeping, you can visit our facilities and taste our honey products. In addition to food products such as our pure honeys, our honey caramel and our sauces, you will have the chance to taste our alcohols made with our honey, whether our mead or our famous mistelle. The duration of the visit and the tasting is about 30 to 45 minutes. Open: Visit our website for complete schedule.

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385, boul. Marie-Victorin, Kingsey Falls 819 363-2528 • 1 888 753-7272 parcmarievictorin.com Stroll through this oversized garden that pays tribute to Marie-Victorin, nestled in his home town. The entire family will be amazed! Admire the astonishing giant 3-D mosaicultures and gigantic reproductions of insects made of recycled metal as you follow the self-guided or audio-guided trail wandering through six theme-based gardens. Explore a tropical greenhouse, learn more about botany at the laboratory, see the "Passerelle des bâtisseurs" on the river and enjoy unusual activities and tastings. Open: June 3 to October 9. Visit our website for complete schedule. [pub. p. 1] Théâtre des Grands Chênes

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356, boul. Marie-Victorin, Kingsey Falls 819 363-2900 • 1 877 563-2900 grandschenes.ca (In French only) Written by Mélissa Cordeau, Amsterdam is a musical that features songs by the legendary Jacques Brel. Here's a glance at this delightful piece of musical poetry: Set in Brussels in 1947, Amsterdam is a musical, poetic and comical look at the complexity of youth and the struggle to understand one's identity. Discover loveable characters that must face choices relating to love, loyalty and ambition. Directed by Mélissa Cordeau. Outside perspective and mentor: Alain Zouvi. Open: June 30 to August 11, Friday to Sunday.

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Fromage Warwick

Fromagerie du Presbytère

1, rue Lemay, Warwick 819 559-8080  • fromagewarwick@outlook.com

222, rue Principale, Sainte-Élizabeth-de-Warwick 819 358-6555  • fromageriedupresbytere.com In 2005, the Morin family decided to give new life to an old Presbytery, and they chose cheese as their speciality. Located conveniently close to the family farm, they just knew it was the perfect place to bring their dream of making artisanal cheeses to life. Their cheese is made using milk from their very own farm and is crafted carefully every day. You can visit the church at any time of the year and see how they transformed it from its traditional use into an ageing area for their product. In the summer, you can even enjoy your cheese while taking in the spectacular landscape that surrounds you. Open: year-round. Closed on Sundays January and February

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An attractive town located at the foot of the Appalachians, Warwick is known for its industrial and agricultural vocations. A pleasant place to visit, it has been the winner of the province's cities and towns in bloom competition a number of times, thus earning it the nickname, "The bloom of the Bois-Francs". Its beautiful parks, covered bridge over the rivière des Pins (Pine River), Maison de la Culture, rest area for cyclists (in the old train station), and lovely homes with their distinctive architecture will more than charm you.

Fromage Warwick is a farm-based cheese maker producing fresh cheddar-type cheeses and ice cream made from 100% Jersey milk. Jersey cow milk is of excellent quality for cheese making. Come discover our array of products. Open since 2014, we are constantly growing. Tours with tastings are available by reservation. Open: year-round. Closed on Mondays, November 1 to April 30. Le Verger Canard Goûteux

49, route 116 Est, Warwick 819 960-4783 •  819 357-1658 canardgouteux.com This farm's traditional approach respects the animal's and the environment's well-being and is reflected in its outstanding products. Meet the owners who will guide you through a tour and share their culinary tips to prepare their amazing products. You can treat yourself to simple, healthy and delicious products, including duck rillettes, confit, breasts or foie gras and with apple products: juice, pies, apple mousse cake, vinegar or syrup. Visit our website for information on the events at our farm. Open: year-round. Closed on Sundays, January to the end of May.

Brûlerie des Cantons

4, rue Beauchesne, Warwick 819 358-9177  • bruleriedescantons.com Coffee house roasting and retail sales. Sunny terrace in summer, warm interior in winter: the coffee counter features an exceptional atmosphere in which to relax. The staff is specially trained to provide information and advice on coffee and how to prepare it. Don't be shy to ask questions! Come and savour our espressos, filtered coffees, cappuccinos, lattés, iced mochas on-site. Rest stop with picnic tables for cyclists on-site. Open: year-round.

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Verger des Horizons

Saint-Rémi-de-Tingwick

67, rue Saint-Louis, Warwick 819 358-2790

471 habitants

Enjoy apple time! Family business specializing in apple production and processing. Pick up various products: juice, apple butter, jelly, pies, cider vinegar, etc. in the shop. Open: pick-your-own: September and October, Saturdays and Sundays. Shop: year-round.

This municipality, founded in 1881, is in the heart of the mountains. With breathtaking scenery, it opens its doors to a broad diversity of tourist sites. Here, farmland and sugar bushes co-exist with vacation sites. The banks of Trois-Lacs are awe-inspiring and a source of tranquility. Agritourism is booming. Musée des outils anciens de Saint-Rémi-de-Tingwick

Tingwick Vignoble Les Côtes du Gavet

1 690, chemin de l’Aqueduc, Tingwick 819 850-3391  • vignoblegavet.com Discover scenes reminiscent of Tuscany at the limits between Warwick and Tingwick when visiting this vineyard in an enchanting location flanked by verdant hillsides. Discuss wines and winemaking with passionate winemakers. Taste white, rosé, red, and Porto-type wines in the wine tasting room. Bring a picnic to enjoy on the covered patio offering a stunning view of the vineyard and surrounding landscapes. Open: May 1 to October 30. By reservation the rest of the year.

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1460, rue Principale, Saint-Rémi-de-Tingwick 819 749-1072  • museedoutilsanciens.com Come and discover one of the largest antique tool collections in Canada. A guided tour and themed workshops will help you relive most of the traditional trades of yesteryear when items used in daily life were made by hand, with tools also made by hand. An opportunity to reawaken memories among older folks and provide a history lesson for the younger set. Vending machines and microwave ovens available for visitors wishing to bring a meal or snacks. A door to the past is open - all you need to do is enter. Open: May 1 to October 14, Wednesday to Sunday.

Notre-Dame-de-Ham 428 habitants

Picturesque rivers and mountains provide this village (located along Route 161) with spectacular vistas. Take time to enjoy the municipal park, appreciated by young and old. Discover local products, a fishing site (Pêche Nicolet p. 78), and the village's heritage. Meditate at the shrine located near the church built in 1940, one of the region's rare neoclassical churches.

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Chesterville 922 habitants

The municipality of Chesterville, located in the heart of the Appalachians, features a unique vista. Its friendly, welcoming residents will help you discover this village's charm and many attractions. The innovation and excellence of its numerous cultural events such as the Christmas Market and the Symposium de Chesterville will amaze you. More courageous cyclists can take advantage of several observation points, some with drinking water and toilets. Without a doubt, every season will delight nature lovers, whether they like quiet strolls in nature, casting a line in our marvelous fishing spots, or practising extreme sports that only topography like ours can offer! Centre de plein air Val Chester

7300, route 161, Chesterville 819 202-1000  •  1 877 795-9039 valchester.com

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416, av. Pie-X, Saint-Christophe-d’Arthabaska 819 752-4729 • ecolecinqchicots.com This wooden school was built in 1903 and welcomed students until 1960. In 1988, it was turned into an interpretation centre on life in old rural Quebec schoolhouses. Miss Hermine Faucher, the first schoolmarm, invites you to step back in the past to visit her schoolroom, and her tiny and cold bedroom, to take a look at her teaching tools. As a bonus: Interpretation panels feature school inspectors, normal schools, leading figures in education, “reward” books, etc. In addition, in 2018, the schoolhouse will host an exhibit that will underline the 100th anniversary of the Spanish flu. Open: June 24 to September 3. Closed on Mondays and mornings on weekends.

For a short visit, a day or a stay,alone or with family, we offer you a peaceful resort where nature is everywhere, right in the heart of the forest, at the edge of the beautiful Nicolet River. Located 15 km from Victoriaville, in Chesterville. Accommodation service in a cottage or campsite, pond and river fishing. You can even book our beautiful large log room. Customized meal service or our specialty beef and pork. We invite you to browse our website to discover our offers. Open: May to October.

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Centre-ville de Victoriaville

Victoriaville is a modern, prosperous, vibrant city that has everything you need to live an active, healthy lifestyle. It's a choice destination for sports enthusiasts whatever the season. In addition to the Mont Arthabaska (p. 76) mountain bike trail network, the ice skating loop in the city centre and the picturesque bridge over the Beaudet reservoir (p.30), the city is crisscrossed by 58 km of bicycle paths that link up with the Route verte. Clean and welcoming with abundant green space, Victoriaville is a family-friendly town that hosts a wide variety of sports and cultural events not to mention being a major stop on the antique trail (p. 72). The city boasts a rich architectural heritage and is home to the Musée Laurier (p. 30) and the Musée de l'Hôtel des postes (p. 30), both dedicated to the exposition of fine art. Alpagas D'Ham Nature

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567, rang Nault, Victoriaville 819 604-7312  • alpagasdhamnature.com

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Our farm is the perfect place to discover everything there is to know about alpacas! Our guided tours invite you into the world of alpaca farming so you can get to know these interesting animals even better. Learn about their personalities, their fleece and so much more! You will even have the opportunity to feed them and give them a little pat while they're in the pen! During your visit, you will also discover the workshop and store where we make our alpaca merchandise by hand. See how we transform the fleece step-by-step and take a look at the fair trade products we have in store. You won't want to leave! Open: year-round. Variable hours. Atelier-Galerie d’Art Victoriaville

39, rue Notre-Dame Est, Victoriaville 819 752-4224  • ateliergaleriedartvictoriaville.com The Atelier-Galerie d’Art Victoriaville brings together some of the region’s visual artists. Some 200 works are exhibited at the gallery. This studio-gallery wishes to shine a light on the artists as well as feature painting in all of its forms by organizing classes, conferences, guided or freestyle workshops, and shows. Visitors are welcome. Open: year-round, Wednesday to Saturday. 26

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La Fromagerie Victoria

271, boul. Bois-Francs Sud, Victoriaville 819 809-5777  •  captif.ca

101, rue de l’Aqueduc, Victoriaville 819 752-6821  • fromagerievictoria.com

(In French only) Your mission awaits in the heart of Victoriaville. Our scenarios provide for a unique immersive experience. You'll be trapped and have to find a way out. To the end, you'll rely on your keen sense of observation, wits, and ability to solve riddles. You will have 60 minutes to find the key to each obstacle and escape. Will you be part of the small minority of people who succeed in the challenge? Open: year-round.

Make it a point to stop at this small-scale cheese factory and through a window watch cheese being made. Accessible by bike via the cycling path, Fromagerie Victoria is a great place for friendly family gatherings, this business offers a full range of fine cheeses and homemade products, not to mention the well-stocked dairy bar and the restaurant where poutine is the star product. Open: year-round.

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150, rue Notre-Dame Est, Victoriaville 819 752-9912  •  centredartauger.com

Victoriaville et sa région 1 888 758-9451  • tourismeregionvictoriaville.com

The Centre d'art Jacques et Michel Auger is an exhibition centre dedicated to contemporary visual arts from near and far. Located in Le Carré 150, Victoriaville's beautiful cultural space, this art centre holds gatherings and activities that are accessible to all. Six varied exhibitions are presented here each year, along with a cultural and educational activities program. Open: year-round. Wednesday to Saturday and on performance nights.

Beginners and experts alike will truly enjoy cycling on the Véloroute des Appalaches! Each of its 12 routes is original and just waiting to be discovered. Some of the trails are ideal for those interested in making gourmet discoveries, while others are better for the quiet, nature-loving types. And there are even options for the thrill-seekers. Whatever you choose, you're sure to be in awe of the beautiful landscapes that surround you! This cycling route offers over 835 km of trails, all marked according to level of difficulty. It's as easy as ride, relax, repeat! [pub. p. 1]

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150, rue Notre-Dame Est, Victoriaville 819 752-9912 • lecarre150.com Now more than 200 shows annually! SUMMER 2018: a new series of intimate musical shows, LES SESSIONS STUDIO (July), presented in the cozy atmosphere of the Studio Monique-Bourgeois, and the return of "Un été Show au Cabaret" (August). Open: year-round. For detailed schedule, please visit our website. Cocktail / Le Carré 150

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150, rue Notre-Dame Est, Victoriaville 819 752-9912 • lecarre150.com Le Carré 150

Because behind each great moment there's a great song ... and each time, we share a drink! 5 singers and 4 musicians will transport you into their intimacy sometimes hilarious, sometimes touching ... With Geneviève Leclerc (Les Misérables, La Voix 2016), Martin Giroux (Notre-Dame de Paris, Star Académie 2004), Patricia Bernier (La Voix IV), Pierre-Olivier Grondin (Grease, Sweeny Todd) and Frédérique Mousseau (The Sound of Music). Open: July 26 to August 11, Thursday to Saturday. [pub. p. 33] Fais-toi une belle vie ! / Le Carré 150

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Cocktail / Le Carré 150

(In French only) Michel, at the dawn of his 40 years, must rest. Before hitting a wall, his friends take care of rehabilitating him (is this really good news?) by isolating him with them, in full nature. But the arrival of a 15 years old, semi-professional scammer, turn their plans upside down... A play written by François Chénier, directed by Yves Desgagnés and produced by Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge. Featuring: Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge, Charlie Lemay-Thivierge, Émily Bégin, Sandrine Bisson and François Chénier. Open: August 16 to 25, Thursday to Saturday. [pub. p. 33]

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MiniGolf Victo

405, boul. Jutras Est, Victoriaville 819 752-4647  • lecentredevictoriaville.com

1A, boul. Jutras Ouest, Victoriaville 819 604-4388  • minigolfvicto.com

In Victoriaville, visit this big-box shopping centre with lots of stores including Buropro, Canadian Tire, Métro Plus, l'Aubainerie, Dollarama, Ardène, l'Équipeur, Écono Fitness, Mr Jack Café Rasoir/ Cuisine, Électronique Hébert, Boutique d'animaux Victoriaville, Hockey Expert, Meuble Perreault, Tutti Frutti, Thaï Express et A&W. Horaire : year-round. Variable hours.

American-style and quite different from the traditional mini-putt due to its theme park and the length of its greens, MiniGolf Victo is popular for its greens running through a cave, over streams, by a lake, and to an island. One green is set up on a mountain with waterfalls. Beautiful landscaping adds to the mini-putt's décor to make it a grandiose course. MiniGolf Victo also features an ice-cream stand with a heated outdoor patio that seats up to 60 people, enabling you to relax among friends, family, or a group. What is better than a little refreshment after a game of minigolf? Open: daily, early May to the end of September.

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Musée Laurier

Musée de l’Hôtel des Postes

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949, boul. Bois-Francs Sud, Victoriaville 819 357-2185 • 819 357-8655 museelaurier.com Located just steps from the Laurier museum, the Hôtel des Postes museum is an imposing building in the Second Empire style built in 1910, which housed a post office from 1911 to 1967. A permanent exhibition recreates a post office from the early twentieth century. You'll also be able to admire the impressive original clock mechanism and its second-by-second operation. Temporary art exhibitions are also presented, featuring a panorama of art past and present. Included in the admission is a visit to the Laurier museum (p. 30), located nearby. Open: early April to December 22. Variable hours.

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16, rue Laurier Ouest, Victoriaville 819 357-8655  • museelaurier.com Discover the elegant residence of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, the first French Canadian to become Prime Minister of Canada (1896-1911). This heritage site is located in a Victorian home built in 1876. Upstairs is a permanent exhibition dedicated to Laurier's life and career. Temporary historical exhibitions are also presented. In 2018, visitors will be able to discover medicine in Laurier's time. Included in the admission is a visit of the Hôtel des Postes museum (p. 30) located nearby. Open: end of March to the end of December. Variable hours. Parc du Réservoir Beaudet

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rue Garand, Victoriaville 819 758-1571  •  819 751-4521 (summer) In summer, activities for the whole family are available at the service building: kayak, pedal boat, and canoe rentals, a splash pad (Place Elliot-Tardif), a bike path that runs along the lake, play structures, and picnic areas. The Parc du Réservoir Beaudet is an excellent area for bird-watching: more than 200 species have been found here. The concentration od Snow Geese is exceptional in October, and they take centre stage during the ornithological art symposium "Victoriaville et ses oies". (p. 69)

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Pavillon Arthabaska

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100, chemin du Mont-Arthabaska, Victoriaville 819 751-4520  • montarthabaska.com Spectacular lookout point with a platform overlooking the region, and a 24-m high lit cross that can be seen from nearly 25 km away. This is the site of a park well-known to birdwatchers, with a picnic area, walking trails, and mountain biking trails (p. 76). In winter, cross-country ski and snowshoe trails for beginners and the more experienced. Snow tubing runs with a mechanical lift ($). The reception pavilion with its restaurant-bar, terrace, and hall is available for a corporate event, show, or wedding.

Saint-Louis-de-Blandford

Centre d'interprétation de la canneberge

963 habitants

This municipality is known as the cradle of the Bois-Francs region since the region's first pioneer, Charles Héon, settled here. It is also known as the province's cranberry capital for its more than dozen producers of this tangy fruit found on its territory. Centre d’interprétation de la canneberge

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80, rue Principale, Saint-Louis-de-Blandford 819 364-5112  • canneberge.qc.ca From the end of September to mid-October, the Centre d'interprétation de la canneberge rolls out its red carpet of fruits for the pleasure of visitors from across Quebec. As a group, by yourself or with your family, come and attend to the spectacular cranberry harvest. Accompanied by a guide, you will have the privilege to visit a cranberry farm. A boutique and free tastings will top off this cranberries feast! Open: end of September to mid-October. [pub. p. 32]

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Plessisville and the surrounding area Nestled in the Appalachian foothills, Plessisville and area are the site of breathtaking panoramas. Those who are more physically active may choose to visit the area by bicycle; others will opt to travel by motorcycle or car. Regardless of your mode of transportation, you’ll enhance your stay by including historic tours, a visit to the Musée du Bronze, and activities in the vicinity of lovely Lake William.

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The town of Princeville is family-oriented and well-known for its dynamic residents. A number of major activities take place here every year, including the Festival du Cheval horse festival (p. 65) and the Foire Bières, Bouffe et Culture (p. 65), which attract thousands of visitors. Golf enthusiasts can play their favourite sport on two courses (p. 81) and vacationers

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can have fun at one of the two campgrounds (p. 107). The town also hosts two provincial hockey tournaments (Bantam-Midget and Novice-Atom). Not to mention the many activities held at the Parc multisports throughout the year: the Carnaval d'hiver (winter carnival), Opération Bougeotte (a day of festivities promoting physical activity), the Fête nationale celebrating Québec's national holiday, and much more! Jardinerie Fortier

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99, route 116 Est, Princeville 819 364-5009  • jardineriefortier.com The Jardinerie Fortier is a producer of quality annual plants and organic vegetable seedlings. It is also a prime horticulture destination in Quebec. Its dynamic team is always ready to offer you the best possible service to provide an exceptional experience. You will find a range of products such as plants, horticulture products, fresh vegetables, and field berries, as well as decoration items. Starting on October 15, Christmas magic infiltrates the Jardinerie Fortier, creating a Christmas decoration shop, complete with countless gift ideas. Open: March 1 to December 30, daily.

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196, 10e rang Ouest, Princeville 819 364-3377  • petitsfruitsdevelyne.com In addition to picking blueberries, here you can enjoy an experience with family or friends. You can learn how our fruit is grown and more about Quebec farming and its various types of production by visiting our educational mini-farm. You can have a picnic in the heart of nature, and children can enjoy the playground. You can also buy our home products! Open: June to September. Variable hours. Verger des Bois-Francs

2655, rue Saint-Calixte, Plessisville 819 364-5783  • vergerbois-francs.com Our family operation, founded in 1942, welcomes you at our two sites. In Princeville, we offer several varieties of fresh apples, natural apple juice, alcoholic cider, nonalcoholic apple must, other apple-based products, maple products and honey. Come pick your own apples in Plessisville. Tractor rides, playground, picnic tables, everything for a great family or school outing. Open: Plessisville: pick your own, September 2 to October 9. Open daily in Princeville, year-round.

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Plessisville is located in the foothills of the Appalachians. Where the rivière Bourbon (Bourbon River) runs through town, there is a wonderful park, an ideal spot to relax, have a picnic or enjoy activities organized by the Carrefour de l'Érable. This attractive site features a footbridge created by sculptor Armand Vaillancourt. Plessisville has lots of services for tourists, cyclists, ATV riders and snowmobilers. Whatever the season, Plessisville's great restaurants, cosy accommodations, and outdoor activity facilities will be pleased to welcome you. Circuit patrimonial « L’Érable entreprenante »

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1 280, av. Trudelle, Plessisville 819 621-1333 • 1 800 360-2989 erable.ca/tourisme A trip through the history of the builders who helped shape the identity and character of our regional county municipality! The 30 stories (on 30 panels in 11 municipalities) presented on this tour were chosen because today they are still a stimulus to our entrepreneurial spirit, which is strongly influenced by the agricultural and industrial sectors.


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1 280, av. Trudelle, Plessisville 819 621-1333  • erable.ca/tourisme

1 280, av. Trudelle, Plessisville 819 621-1333  • visiteeoliennes.com

Discover "Délices Érable & Cie" a gourmet experience with a real sense of terroir. Our redesigned boutique have everything a food lover or fan of the sweeter things in life could possibly wish for! A free tasting comes with product explanations. Explore our assortment of maple, honey and cranberry products including maple syrup, dried cranberries, cooking honeys, spices, vinaigrettes, and our Italian style mapple ice cream (gelatos) and mapple sherbets! The products are made with 100% pure Quebec maple syrup or maple sugar. Open: year-round. Variable hours.

Allow L'Érable TOURISME et CULTURE to mesmerise you with the visit of the L'Érable wind farm which will allow you to examine closely one of the most impressive Quebec wind farms while enjoying the landscapes of the top of the mountains. You will see the presentation of a video on giant screen lasting about twenty minutes before going by bus on the road to admire our giants wind turbines in all their splendor : panoramic view of the Park and a wind measurement tower, stops at the control station and at the foot of a wind turbine. Open: upon reservation. [pub. p. C-2]

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Fraisière Talfor

775, route 116 Ouest, Plessisville 819 362-1141  • talfor@cgocable.ca

Parc éolien de l’Érable

Talfor is a strawberry, rasberry, and corn farm. Pick your own berries and discover the steps in berry growing, from planting to your plate. You can also purchase other produce and many other excellent products featuring the fruits of our labor: pies, jams, butters, donuts and many more products. Open: June 22 to September 20.

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The key attraction of the municipality of Saint-Ferdinand is lac William (Lake William), a body of water more than seven kilometres in length. It welcomes water skiers and recreational boaters in the summer, and ice fishing enthusiasts in the winter. A number of facilities are located here: a marina, an inn, B&Bs, campgrounds and restaurants.

Founded by Scottish immigrants in 1829, Inverness still has several tangible reminders of Scottish culture. The bronze capital of North America, this municipality is home to two foundries and their art galleries as well as a bronze interpretation museum. The town is dotted with works of art that you can discover as you stroll through and enjoy the pastoral landscape. Inverness is known as one of the loveliest villages in Québec for its landscapes and heritage. Let yourself be soothed and enchanted as you delight in a most picturesque tourist route.

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185, route 165, Irlande 418 428-9381  • produitdelerable.com

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You'll be amazed by the extensive variety of maple products at the boutique located on the premises of the processing plant. A short video presentation explains how the products are made. Guided tours available. Open: year-round.

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1 051, rue Principale, Saint-Pierre-Baptiste 418 335-8030 (In French only) This café-theatre is full of surprises and this year features a brand new comedy: with 8 passionate actors on stage. Air-conditioned hall with bar. Packages including dinner at the Manoir du lac William are available. Best value for money. Reservation mandatory. Open: June 23 to August 25, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

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1 280, av. Trudelle, Plessisville 819 621-1333 • 1 800 360-2989 craig-gosford.ca The Craig and Gosford Trail Discovery Tour offers a true journey through the 19th century. As you go along these paths of history, you will discover the rich cultural heritage of our Scottish, Irish and English ancestors. A brand new historic rally is offered. Pick up your rallye card at the L'Érable tourist information office. A challenge that will please both young and old.


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Musée du Bronze d’Inverness

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1 760, chemin Dublin, Inverness 418 453-2101  • museedubronze.com Centre of bronze, The Musée du Bronze d'Inverness is the only museum in Quebec where you can touch works of art. Enjoy the guided tours, explanation of foundry techniques, and the boutique. Every year, the Museum presents a apecial summer exibition based on a theme where many artists from throughout Quebec participate. Moreover, every Saturday and Sunday afternoon in July and August you can attend a casting demonstration and if they wish they have the opportunity to leave with a bronze medal of their own design. Finally a walk on Dublin Street permits you to admire more bronze sculptures. Open: end of May to early October. Closed on Mondays. [pub. p. C-2]

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Located on the shores of the rivière Bécancour (Becancour River), the municipality of Lyster in an enchanting site for outdoor enthusiasts. Close to the Bois-Francs linear park, the Lyster train station, one of the oldest in North America, has kept its original cachet and serves as a cycling rest stop. Another attraction for visitors is a magnificent Neo-Gothic style, wooden church. A popular stop is the Sault-Rouge waterfalls, with a campground nearby.

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Bécancour and the surrounding area With the St. Lawrence River at its doorstep, Bécancour and vicinity have several roadside stops where you can admire the sights. Gourmet stops, gift shops, cafés, and historic sites like the Moulin Michel (flour mill) are perfect excuses for a visit that will be full of discoveries. Traveling as a family? A wide range of activities awaits you!

Deschaillons-sur-Saint-Laurent 899 habitants P Sitting atop some impressive cliffs, Deschaillons-surSaint-Laurent has an exceptional geographical location with a breathtaking view of the St. Lawrence River. This quaint town is a holiday destination like no other. Here, tourists and boaters can visit some magnificent spots with all the conveniences they could dream of: the Eschaillons nautical club's marina, the Camping Cap-à-la-Roche (p. 107) and the Domaine d'Eschaillons (p.105). For those looking for an exciting outdoor adventure or activity,

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there are plenty of recreational options available such as hiking and cycling trails, tennis courts, a skating rink, cross country skiing paths and snowmobile trails. If you are looking for a window into local life, the rest stop hosts a renowned public market every Saturday in the summer. The Deschaillons-sur-Saint-Laurent municipality is a must-see destination on the route des Navigateurs.

Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets 1 209 habitants

Along with 200 summer residents, citizens enjoy the panoramic scenery of the coast of the St. Lawrence River. The municipality is fortunate to have a variety of facilities. The sports and cultural centre provides an arena and the high school opens its indoor pool and new fitness center to the public. Our numerous resident artists catch the imagination of curious visitors and there's market gardening boasting a variety of vegetables, berries and our famous tomatoes. There are several tourist attractions : La Tomaterie (p. 45), Bleuets et cie (p. 45), a walking tour of historic sites, the church dating back to 1839, our river park, and a tomato-themed park. This municipality also hosts part of the Route des Navigateurs.

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Bleuets & cie

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512, route Marie-Victorin, Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets 819 263-0286 • bleuetsetcie.com

Parc régional de la rivière Gentilly

Located near the St. Lawrence River, Bleuets & cie offers pick-your-own blueberries, raspberries, Morello cherries, sea buckthorns, red currants, and black currants, and you may also buy a basket of these fresh-picked berries. Take the opportunity to visit the Centre d'interprétation des petits fruits (berry interpretation centre) or to enjoy one of the many available products: jams, dressings, jellies, confits, etc. A picnic area and a large terrace make it a welcoming and gourmet stop. Open: July 8 to October 3. Variables hours.

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1 000, route des Flamants, Sainte-Marie-de-Blandford 819 298-2455 • 819 384-5634 1 800 944-1285 • rivieregentilly.com The Parc régional de la rivière Gentilly offers quality accommodations in the heart of nature. It has a campground, chalets, as well as ready-to-camp units. Hiking, moutain biking and family activities. Open during the winter time! Fatbike trails available for the entire family, snowshoeing and ski hok. The Parc régional de la rivière Gentilly is a go-to destination for families looking for outdoor activities year-round. Open: year-round. [pub. p. 74]

La Tomaterie de Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets

135, route Marie-Victorin, Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets 819 263-0103 • latomaterie.com Discover authentic local cuisine. The gift shop offers a range of products with the flavours of yesteryear, prepared onsite. In addition, on an enchanting site along the St. Lawrence River, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the history of the Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets tomato, renowned for its unique taste. Open: March 29 to December 31. Variables hours.

Sainte-Sophie-de-Lévrard 728 habitants

With spell-binding beauty, Sainte-Sophie-de-Lévrard is located in an enchanting setting. Admire the 12.2-m, century-old elm tree transformed into a giant sculpture by renowned Saint-Jean-Port-Joli sculptor, Maurice Harvey, and surrounded by exceptional flower gardens, a pool, fountains, and the mayor's clock. Throughout the summer, the village gossip will be waiting for you inside the church to show you its splendour and to relate its history. From the 1904 Casavant organ to the works of art on display, she will describe the lives of our ancestors through the permanent exhibition of period farm machinery sculptures by Clément Fournier. In August, the public is invited to attend an exceptional family event at which exhibitors, special activities, and musical performances by renowned artists will be featured: Le Festival des 5 sens de la MRC de Bécancour (p.66).

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Featuring recreational opportunities along the St. Lawrence Lowlands and a rich culture and heritage, Bécancour is a lively city in terms of its economy, social life, culture, and environment. Dynamic and attractive, Bécancour is welcoming, in tune with the public's needs, and a great place to live. There is always something going on, with a number of events throughout the year that give it a festive atmosphere. Here there is a focus on the environment and quality of life to ensure that everyone has the best possible experience. Bécancour is a region rich in resources, modern infrastructure, and the quality of its workforce. Its residents enjoy a healthy way of life and benefit from numerous, high-quality services. Bécancour is a modern, flourishing, recreational community that is part of the Route des Navigateurs. [pub. p. 47] Atelier-Boutique L’Angélaine

Atelier-Boutique L’Angélaine

14 935, boul. Bécancour, Bécancour 819 222-8181 • 1 866 600-3822 langelaine.com At the Atelier-Boutique L'Angélaine, you'll find a wide assortment of knit items made from mohair fibres. Many of them are hand knit, reflecting the expertise of our experienced knitters. Of course you'll find our famous Kidmohair socks for which L'Angélaine has been well-known for several years. Before leaving, you'll want to take home one of our new knitted garments, designed especially for the summer season. They're light, soft, silky and available in vibrant colours! Mohair, the perfect garment fibre since 1980! Open: year-round.

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17 600, rue Béliveau, Bécancour 819 233-4411  • sapr.ca Discover our new exhibitions! "The incredible history of the Acadians", dedicated to the Acadian odyssey and the coming of the Acadians in the region. "A mill not so banal!", which revives the old windmill, and where a multimedia presentation plunges the visitor into the daily life of the Gregorians of yesteryear. Without forgetting our other two exhibitions: "Carved from the Stuff of the Country", devoted to the congregation of the Sisters of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, as well as "Monsters of Lake Saint-Paul", highlighting Acadian expertise in naval carpentry. Open: June 20 to September 3, Wednesday to Sunday.

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La Ferme du Joual Vair

11 100, chemin des Coquelicots, Bécancour 819 222-5210  • hemerocalles-isle.ca

3 225, boul. du parc Industriel, Bécancour 819 297-2107  • fermedujoualvair.com

Do you appreciate good wine and vibrant flower gardens? Discover our 11 000-plant vineyard nestled among our gardens. Savour one of our wines in the tasting room. If you've packed a lunch, stop for a picnic on our amazing terrace overlooking the vineyard, St. Lawrence River and our flower gardens. Production of red, white, rosé wines and our flagship product: a late-harvest wine. Free wine-tasting. Products available for purchase. Open: May 1 to November 30. Upon reservation for the rest of the year.

Enjoy a 2- to 5-day horseback excursion in a natural setting! This farm features a winding trail through the region and well-organized getaways that include lodging and meals. Our packages have gained international repute and offer an excellent price/ quality ratio. One of our unique activities is the city slicker game. Shorter excursions are also available. Open: daily, from May to the end of October.

Jardin des lilas de Bécancour

1 295, av. Nicolas-Perrot, Bécancour 1 888 233-4676  •  tourismebecancour.com This magnificent garden features about 70 varieties of lilacs and many beds of annuals and perennials, along with scuptures and poems inviting the stollers to pursue his or her discoveries while heading towards a small bridge crossing the stream.

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La Maison de Bibi, café-boutique

14 840, boul. Bécancour, Bécancour 819 222-5800  •  1 866 550-3436 lamaisondebibi.com Gourmet shop featuring homemade products from the P'tit Café de la Maison de Bibi: fudge, desserts, jams, and salad dressings. Here you'll also always find local products enabling you to savour home-grown flavours. Open: year-round.

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Le Fief de la Rivière

20 280, boul. des Acadiens, Bécancour 819 801-2195  • lefiefdelariviere.com Magnificent vineyard located on ancestral land along the Sainte-Marguerite River, the Fief de la Rivière offers you white, red and rosé wines, as well as a winter wine. The Fief de la Rivière garnered recognition at the international wine competition, the 2014 International wine Championship, with its Globul A + red wine, winning a gold medal. In 2015, the Fief de la Riviere won the Platinum medal for his label, over 2500, around the world. Open: May 30 to October 15, Thursday to Sunday. By appointment the rest of the year. La Maison de Bibi, savonnerie

La Maison de Bibi, savonnerie

14 840, boul. Bécancour, Bécancour 819 222-5800  •  1 866 550-3436 lamaisondebibi.com The soap-making shop offers a range of hand-made body care products formulated from sunflower oil that are especially moisturizing and nourishing for the skin. On site, you'll discover the history of soap, a production workshop, a café, and a gift shop. Upon reservation, we will make you discover the soap world with a workshop on handicraft soap making. A not-to-be missed activity for all ages. During your visit, take the time to discover local flavours at the café or in the gourmet shop at Maison de Bibi. Open: year-round.

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La Route des Clochers de la MRC de Bécancour

819 233-4636 • 1 888 233-4676 tourismebecancour.com The Steeple Route (Route des Clochers) brings stories to life! As you observe the rich religious heritage of the churches, onsite guides will relate the events that shaped these parishes: the Revenant de Gentilly (the spirit that haunted Gentilly), parish rivalries, the bishop's visit, the war between evil and good (“coqs noirs” versus the “coqs blancs”), and much more! You can also explore the themed exhibitions featured in some churches. Open: July 4 or 11 (depending on the churches) to August 19. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. tourismecentreduquebec.com

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675, boul. Bécancour, Bécancour 819 298-2882 • 1 866 998-2882 moulinmichel.qc.ca

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Built on the shores of the St. Lawrence River during the New France era, Moulin Michel is one of the rare flour mills that has maintained its original vocation. Watch as hydraulic mechanisms produce stone-ground flour from grain as in the days of our ancestors. In season, sample our natural buck-wheat-flour products at the Crêperie champêtre! Open: daily from mid-June to September 3. Visit our website for detailed schedule. Parc écologique Godefroy

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17 105, boul. Bécancour, Bécancour 819 294-6500  •  1 888 233-4676 tourismebecancour.com

Grand Prix Boutique - Tourisme Autochtone 2015 (tourism award for aboriginal boutique). The workshop/boutique Plumes et Pacotilles is the Wôlinak aboriginal community’s main tourist attraction. It offers an impressive collection of native crafts, adornments, ornaments, and souvenirs, created by artist Sylvie Bernard. Featuring the living material culture of today’s Abenakis, it is a place for discovering high-quality crafts and also the warm welcome of a passionate creative artist. This unique place is definitely worth your while! Open: year-round, Wednesday to Sunday.

Come and enjoy the walking paths of the Godefroy ecological park and bring a picnic. Interpretative panels of fauna and flora have been installed for all to enjoy. In winter, explore the cross-country ski trails of this natural site. In addition, the natural location is a stopping place and habitat for many birds wich will delight birdwatchers. Open: year-round. Parcours aux saveurs d’ici

1 005, boul. de Port-Royal, Bécancour 819 233-4636  •  1 888 233-4676 baladodecouverte.com Discover a world of flavours! Come meet creators of flavours through the Parcours aux saveurs d’ici circuit, located in Bécancour, in the Centre-du-Québec region! This discovery route, featuring stops at vineyards, orchards, cheese makers, gourmet restaurants, berry producers, and buckwheat flour mills, will help you discover unique landscapes, making this an enjoyable getaway! 202 km of sheer delight! Download the BaladoDiscovery app for this route. Open: in the respective opening periods of the 18 attractions.

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Nicolet and the surrounding area With both cultural and natural features, Nicolet and its nearby surroundings are ideal for outings. In the spring, thousands of geese put on a show as they arrive to make their nests on the flooded banks of the St. Lawrence River. The Musée des religions du monde (world religions museum) and Musée des Abénakis are presenting very interesting and amusing exhibits yearly. In Baie-du-Febvre starts your journey on the Route des Navigateurs.

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Founded in 1672, Nicolet is one of the oldest towns in Quebec. With its ideal location at the confluence of the rivière Nicolet (Nicolet River) and the Lake St. Pierre World Biosphere Reserve, Nicolet is part of the Village-Relais network and offers activities, services and attractions in a rural setting interspersed with dairy and field crop farms. It has a rich architectural, cultural, historical and religious heritage. The cathedral in this town is an outstanding example. Created by Jean-Paul Charland of Nicolet, the stained glass window on the front is unique because of its dimensions. In the morning and noon sun, it is stunning. The cathedral also boasts a Casavant organ dating back to 1909. This municipality is a delightful combination of a charming location and vivacious people and host part of the Route des Navigateurs.

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Galerie-Boutique Manu Factum

Maison et atelier Rodolphe-Duguay

77, place du 21-Mars, Nicolet 819 293-3360  • boutiquemf.com

195, rang Saint-Alexis, Nicolet 819 293-4103  • rodolpheduguay.com

The Galerie-Boutique Manu Factum is a non-profit organization grouping together 23 artists from various disciplines, created by and for artists to make their creations available to the public. During your stop, you'll get to meet an artist and discover his or her work as well as that of the other members of the organization. Each purchase directly supports the artist who created it. When you enter Manu Factum, it's like visiting 23 artists all at once. Come and meet them! Open: year-round. Closed on Mondays.

Dating back to the early 19th century, this magnificent home was the birthplace of painter/engraver Rodolphe Duguay, recognized in the arts community as having been one of Canada's masters of engraving in the first half of the 20th century. A guided tour will introduce you to this artist's world and also that of his wife, writer Jeanne L'Archevêque. The site includes the ancestral home, the Ermitage studio, and the property's natural setting. Themed exhibitions featuring the painter's works as well as those of other Quebec artists, and activities. Open: May 29 to October 31. Closed on Mondays. By reservation the rest of the year. [pub. p. 61]

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900, boul. Louis-Fréchette, Nicolet 819 293-6148  • museedesreligions.qc.ca Unique in North America, the Musée des religions du monde (museum of world religions) invites you to share the foundations of the world's major religious traditions to promote a better understanding and develop greater tolerance of differences. Travel the world by exploring the similarities and the differences between the five major world religions. Discover permanent and temporary exhibitions each as unique as the next! Open: year-round. Closed on Mondays, from January 2 to May 14. [pub. p. 62] Parc écomaritime de l’Anse du Chemin Port des Cantons

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Featuring a beach and jetty, this is the perfect spot to relax on the banks of the St. Lawrence River or to fish. View of Lake Saint-Pierre and Laviolette bridge. Réserve naturelle du Boisé-du-Séminaire

Rue Mgr-Suzor, Nicolet 819 293-6960  •  1 866 279-0444 nicolet.ca Covering an area of 10 hectares, this reserve constitutes a first in Quebec, right in the middle of an urban setting. The Réserve Naturelle du Boisé-duSéminaire is comprised of two forest blocks: the Séminaire part and the St-Joseph part, which are separated by the Boisé des Soeurs de l'Assomption. A majestic white pine in the reserve was listed in the 1994 edition of the "Forêt conservation" directory as one of the 38 most notable trees in Quebec. Plan a getaway and discover over a century of history!

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The wooden footbridge erected on pylons crosses wooded areas and swamps. Featuring a very diverse wildlife, it leads to the the St. Lawrence River and its Lac-Saint-Pierre World Biosphere Reserve. Rest areas, observation sites and a 12-metre tower are built into the walkways (length 2700 feet). Open: year-round. Chemin

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4 055, rang des Soixante, Nicolet 819 293-5170 • zooacademie.com Indulge your passion for animals at our exceptional natural site right on the shores of the St. Lawrence River. Enjoy being in close proximity to a multitude of animal species such as wolves, lynx, bisons. Features an internationally renowned animal behaviour training school, Formation Jacinthe Bouchard. A unique year-round tourist attraction with its 9 chalet, pool, kayaking, and other activities in nature. Reception hall that can accommodate 150 people and is equipped with a full kitchen, and accommodations. Open: upon reservation.

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Baie-du-Febvre 989 habitants

Baie-du-Febvre is located on a bird migratory route. This municipality is known for its exceptional biodiversity (site of the Lac-Saint-Pierre World Biosphere Reserve) and welcomes almost 500 000 snow geese during their spring staging; their flights are very impressive! Baie-du-Febvre is a farming area but its main asset is its residents who will introduce you to the area's attractions. The many cultural activities, including those at the Challenge 255 (p. 67) racing event, the Centre d'interprétation (p. 56) interpretation centre, and the Théâtre Belcourt performance hall, will liven up your stay. In terms of outdoor activities, there are rest areas, and ATV, snowmobile, and cross-country ski trails. Discover the gourmet side of Baie-du-Febvre residents through the Grande Tablée du Lac-St-Pierre gastronomic event, local producers, and the Jardin de pluie rain garden behind the interpretation centre.

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Discover the largest migratory staging area for snow geese, located in the heart of the Lac-Saint-Pierre World Biosphere Reserve. The permanent exhibition on the floodplains, audiovisual room, rally, and observation zones will shed light on this unique natural world! Discover our temporary exhibition "Ingéniosité au naturel" (natural ingenuity), and our edible plants rain garden! You can find the Centre d'interprétation de Baie-du-Febvre on the Centre-du-Québec's bird-watching tour and on the Route des Navigateurs. Open: March 15 to early May. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

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Musée des Abénakis

108, rue Waban-Aki, Odanak 450 568-2600  • museedesabenakis.ca Located on the banks of the St. François River, Québec's first Aboriginal Museum invites you to live a captivating cultural meeting. Visit our exhibitions, the Odanak church and chapel and our gift shop Kiz8bak "daylight". Close to the museum, the Tolba walking trail allows you to discover the wildlife and plant life of the Abenaki community. Aboriginal meals and special packages are available for groups upon reservation. Open: year-round. Closed December 24 to January 3. [pub. p. 62]

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127, rue du traversier, Sorel-Tracy 450 846-2958  •  stateraexperience.com A one-of-a-kind immersive experience capturing the spellbinding beauty of the Sorel Islands. Located on the Sorel-Tracy ferry wharf along the mighty St. Lawrence River, Statera is a celebration of the careful balance between the natural and industrial worlds. This epic two-part adventure features an interactive display in the dark (day/night) and Statera, the island at night with a 360° dome projection (night). Open: May to October. [pub. p. 60]

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Founded in 1842, its history is marked by bridges; the current one, built in 1991, is the sixth, the others were all taken out by ice. The church, with its Neo-Roman-inspired architecture, possesses a concert organ. Sainte-Monique also boasts a four-season walking trail; the starting point is located at Serres Pinard et Frères Inc. The Moniquois offers three different routes. The riverside trail "Sentier de la Rivière" is 1.5 km long and is ideal for walking. The maple-bush trail "Sentier de l'Érablière" presents two possibilities, a long 5.1 km loop and a short loop that covers 3.8 km. Finally, "Sentier du Partage" offers a loop of 4.5 km by itself or a 9.5 km loop while joining the maple-bush trail. Walk along our trails and experience the unique nature. We are pleased to share this enjoyable site with you absolutely free of charge. Ste-Monique looks forward to your visit!

Grand-Saint-Esprit Verger Nicolet

5 760, rue Principale, Grand-Saint-Esprit 819 289-2101  • vergernicolet.com From mid-July to late August, visitors are welcome to pick their own blueberries. In early fall, thousands of visitors flock to the orchard to pick their own fruit and take a big bite of the joy that comes from eating fresh-picked apples in such a peaceful, natural setting. Picnic areas have been set up near an artificial lake where ducks, ducklings and Canada geese paddle around. Guided educational tours, a shop that offers local delicacies, wagon rides as well as a playground will entertain the whole family. Open: blueberry-picking: mid-July to mid-September. Apple-picking: end of August to mid-October.

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200, rue Jean-Clermont, Saint-Célestin 819 383-2975  • scperformance.ca The place for some real thrills! Have you dreamed of getting behind the wheel of a race car? Now you can with our karts featuring 13-hp motors (90 km/h). Experience the thrills of a professional racer: qualification, pre-final, and final events. For groups of all kinds: families, friends, or co-workers. Also onsite, new and used karts and accessories for recreation or competition. Our services include training, mechanics, and a bistro. Easy access off Highway 55, 10 minutes from urban centres. We'd love to share our passion for racing with you. SC Performance Karting awaits! Open: April to November. See our website for detailed schedule. Jardins de Cristal

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Visit a farm that selectively breeds Huacaya alpacas and transforms alpaca fibres into exclusive Quebec products. Get to know the alpaca, a gentle, inquisitive animal that will amaze you! If you are interested in alpaca fibre, this is the place for you! Soft, warm, comforting... learn more about it through our processing and feel what this beautiful animal can produce! We'll be happy to answer your questions, in a friendly atmosphere surrounded by animals. A benchmark for raising alpacas, with an online store where you can buy exclusive Quebec products made from alpaca fibre! Open: June 25 to December 24, Wednesday to Sunday. By reservation the rest of the year.

Welcome to the Jardins de Cristal: Once upon a time... the Gardens of Eden, with its timeless work and life size characters sculpted out of crystal. Experience a sense of happiness and peace at the very core of your being! Concerts featuring bowls made of crystal quartz, a celestial harp, and bells. Enjoy moments of creativity and awakening, a crystal fusion workshop, stained glass classes, seminars, silenced teepees rental, country gardens, and picnic areas. Open: year-round.

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2 581, rang Saint-Joseph, Sainte-Perpétue 819 336-6556 • 1 877 666-0260 theatreducoq.ca For the past 9 years, the Théâtre du Coq has presented comedic and bold plays, written by Quebec authors, and performed by talented up-and-coming actors. The venue's unique atmosphere and charm make it a great place to discover time and time again.In the summer of 2018, the Théâtre du Coq will surprise you with young actors! Find out about it! Fun and laughs guaranteed at the Théâtre du Coq! Open: program to come.

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74 Nature & Outdoor Activities 74 Cycling 76 Mountain biking 77 Cycling tours 77 Shuttle service 78 Hunting, Fishing 79 Hiking 80 Motorcycle touring 81 Golf

82 Winter Fun 82 Dogsledding 82 Ice skating 82 Quadding 83 Snowmobiling 83 Snowmobile and/or ATV relays 84 Downhill skiing, cross-country skiing,

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86 Regional Flavours 86 Sugar shacks 87 Vineyards 87 Orchards 87 Pick-your-own 87 Artisanal cheese-makers

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top things to do  regional events

REGIONAL EVENTS

March 9 to 11, 2018

May 17 to 20, 2018

Symposium des Arts de Drummondville

Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville

Drummondville 819 475-2064  • symposiumdesarts.com Art lovers are invited to this big gathering where more than 90 artists meet each other. Meetings with very talented artists on the program. In short, everything to fill the happiness of art lovers! In 2019, the Symposium des Arts in Drummondville will be held from March 8 to 10. May 3 to 6, 2018 Festival de l’Érable de Plessisville

Plessisville 819 621-5285  • festivaldelerable.com Come and discover a wealth of maple products through a variety of activities being held all weekend long for the 60th edition: public market with culinary demonstrations, agri-food tour, and so much more! Shows throughout the weekend and traditional maple taffy on snow.

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Victoriaville 819 752-7912  • fimav.qc.ca This year, the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville celebrates its 34th edition. A major event on the international scene, the FIMAV offers an immersion into an explosive musical world, a Sound Art Installations circuit in public spaces and a visual arts exhibit. May 17 to 20, 2018 Festival des sucres de Saint-Pierre-Baptiste

Saint-Pierre-Baptiste 418 453-2663  • festivaldessucres.com 61th edition. Family sugaring-off party, unique in Quebec. At an enchanting site, taffy on snow, folklore gala, bingo, musical mass, inflatable games, and various other activities.


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June 7 to 10, 2018 Festival du Cheval de Princeville

Princeville 819 357-0091  • festivalducheval.com This festival will thrill you with its rodeos and horse pull. Country & western performances presented non-stop, a parade through the streets of town, wilderness hiking, Saturday supper, country mass, inflatable games, petting zoo and lots more! Camping and parking for recreational vehicles available.

Salon des Antiquaires du Parc Marie-Victorin

June 8 and 10, 2018 Salon des Antiquaires du Parc Marie-Victorin

Kingsey Falls 819 363-2528 • 1 888 753-7272 parcmarievictorin.com Exhibitions, sales in the beautiful gardens, and an auction on Sunday will please you for sure! Take advantage of this to visit the General Store and it's antiques's collection! June 15 to 17, 2018

Fromages, Bouffe & Traditions de Victoriaville

Fromages, Bouffe & Traditions de Victoriaville

Victoriaville 819 751-9990 • 1 855 751-9990 fromagesbouffetraditions.ca Fromages, Bouffe & Traditions of Victoriaville is the blend of a gourmet universe, cheese makers and good food with traditional entertainment to remind us of our valued heritage! More than 40 agri-food exhibitors, funny theatrical scenes, food trucks, family activities, etc. June 25 to July 3, 2018

July 5 to August 18, 2018 Apzara

Drummondville 819 471-0777  •  apzara.com Come live the story of the Belle & The Beast combining equestrian prowess, waterfalls and theater. Discover a castle captive of an enchantment, a prince changed into a Beast, a rose that traces a destiny, the price of a life that must be paid but only the love of the one for the other will save them!

Festival de Théâtre Amateur de Victoriaville

Victoriaville 819 751-1636  •  ftavicto.com The Festival de Théâtre Amateur de Victoriaville is an event featuring the province's best amateur theatre groups. More than a dozen groups will present the fruits of their labour. Professional-quality theatre presented by amateur actors.

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top things to do  regional events

July 5 to August 23, 2018

August 2 to 5, 2018

Les Jeudis en chansons

Festival du Cochon

Région Centre-du-Québec 819 478-2519  •  1 800 943-2519 ssjbcq.quebec/la-societe/jeudis-en-chansons/

Sainte-Perpétue 819 336-6190 • 1 888 926-2466 festivalducochon.com

The Société Saint-Jean-Baptiste Centre-du-Québec presents the 11th edition of Jeudis en chansons, offered in many rural municipalities in central Québec. These are 100% FRANCOPHONE and 100% FREE outdoor concerts that start at 7:30 p.m. (held indoor in case of inclement weather). Various styles.

Unique event in Quebec proposing a variety of interesting and funny activities mainly relating to pigs. The must-see national greased pig race and the extreme boar challenge will put you in a festive mood. Pork on menu and evening concerts!

July 5 to 8, 2018

Drummondville 819 474-2696  • festivaldelablague.com

Festival Hommes Forts Warwick

Warwick festivalhommesforts.com Guaranteed fun for everyone! Competitions: professional strong men, amateurs, strong women, strongfit, as well as the Northman Strongman RX1 competition. Children's section that features inflatable games and shows. Three nights with major shows and well-known singers to entertain you! July 7 and 8, 2018 Lyst'ART

Lyster 819 389-5787  • lystart.com The artistic event Lyst'ART is the gateway to the art in Center-du-Québec. Come and meet more than 50 daring artists in visual arts and crafts arts. Recognized for its programming out of the ordinary, come live creative activities and see artistic performances. July 31 to August 5, 2018 Festival des 5 sens de la MRC de Bécancour

Sainte-Sophie-de-Lévrard 819 840-4746  • festival5sens.qc.ca The 11th edition of this festival will delight each of your senses. All of your senses, from tasting to touching, from smelling to observing and hearing, will be stimulated and sated. Amazing flavours featured. Exhilarating performances in the evening. Enjoy the thrill of awakening your senses!

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August 3 and 4, 2018 Festival de la blague

(In French only) This summer, visit the Drummondville Fringe Festival and laugh yourself silly! This is the festival's 2nd edition and it is sure to be a bundle of laughs. Make a stop at the comedy clubs where emerging artists and well-known comedians take the stage in a stand-up style show. August 7 to 12, 2018 Foire Bières, Bouffe et Culture

Princeville 819 364-3333 •  foirebbc.ca Free event in downtown Princeville! On the program: 20 stands featuring products from Quebec microbreweries as well as 7 food trucks. Performances by Kaïn and many more. Vintage car exhibition. Built-heritage artisan exhibition. Cultural exhibition with 30 exhibitors. August 9 to 11, 2018 Rendez-Vous Ô Fleuve

Bécancour 819 233-4636  • rendezvousofleuve.net Rendez-Vous Ô Fleuve takes place at the Sainte-Angèle dock in Bécancour. The festival provides a unique opportunity to enjoy entertainment and experience wonderful discoveries as a family. Enjoy the different musical shows performed by artists from the region and beyond.


top things to do  regional events

August 16 to 19, 2018 Challenge 255 de Baie-du-Febvre

Baie-du-Febvre 819 519-0255  •  challenge255.com Experiment the thrill of drag racing featuring heavy trucks, pickup and motorcycles. A guaranteed adrenaline rush! Heavy truck Show n' Shine, a sound and light show, a family zone with games and entertainment and shows in the evening. Activities for the entire family.

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August 19, 2018 Gran Fondo Centre-du-Québec

Drummondville granfondocdq.com GFCDQ is a large-scale cycling event that combines the pleasure of taking on a challenge, the complicity between cyclists, sharing efforts and discovering the region. 4 different routes with timed sections invites riders to excel. Take part in this grand cycling event with an Italian flair! August 23 to 25, 2018

Festival des 5 sens de la MRC de Bécancour

Festival de la Poutine

Drummondville festivaldelapoutine.com Drummondville's Festival de la Poutine invites you to its 11th edition that will be held outside of Centre-Marcel-Dionne. On the menu: family activities (free admission for children 12 and under), three major concert evenings and ten guests restaurateurs. August 24 to 26, 2018 Rock Fest de Saint-Pierre-Baptiste

Saint-Pierre-Baptiste 418 453-2663  • rockfeststpierrebaptiste.com

Festival du Cochon

Rock Fest is a three-day cultural event highlighting the region's many talented artists. Music, dancing, dinner, and family day with games and activities for children, all in a unique festive atmosphere in the Saint-Pierre-Baptiste maple grove. Come rock with us!

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top things to do  regional events

August 25, 2018

September 21 to 24, 2018

La Classique des Appalaches

Festival de la Paix de Victoriaville

Victoriaville 819 758-945  •  classiquedesappalaches.com

Victoriaville 819 552-3511  • festivaldelapaix.ca The program includes activities for raising awareness of, experiencing, and discovering inner peace through various means, and for creating greater peace within your family, society, and your environment. A unique event that makes participants feel better!

The Classique des Appalaches is a cycling event with foodies, a recreational and a companditive offering on four unique circuits. You'll be charmed by the breathtaking scenary and by the resident's warm welcome. Visit our website for more information! August 28 to September 2, 2018 Festival du Boeuf d'Inverness

Inverness 418 453-2592  • festivalduboeuf.com This festival has something for everyone! Explore the rodeo, country-themed shows and family activities...it's fun for the whole family guaranteed. For one whole week you can experience a parade, delicious beefy meals and even a strong man competition. This is a colourful festival to say the least!

September 22, 23, 29 and 30 October 6, 7 and 8, 2018 Gleason en couleurs

Tingwick 819 359-2300 • 1 888 349-2300 montgleason.ca

September 8, 2018

Three magical weekends to admire the colours of our magnificent region. Come and enjoy the mountain's fresh air. Activities are available for all the family and surprises await the young and old alike! Hike the mountain or take the lift. A large sale of new and used ski and snowboard equipment also takes place.

Le Grand BBQ Warwick

September 28 to November 3, 2018

Warwick 819 358-6408  •  819 352-6408 legrandbbqwarwick.com

Le Village hanté du Village Québécois d’Antan

The Grand BBQ Warwick is, above all, a gathering of friendly, barbecue enthusiasts taking place in Parc Anne-C. Picard. For BBQ lovers! Amateur chef battle (prize for the best spare ribs), culinary workshops, microbrewery, music and much more. September 15, 2018 Défi du Parc régional de la rivière Gentilly

Sainte-Marie-de-Blandford 819 298-2455 • 1 800 944-1285 defigentilly.com The Défi du Parc régional de la rivière Gentilly enables participants to experience an adventure course while enjoying the magnificent backdrop of Parc régional de la rivière Gentilly. Mountain biking, racing, and kayaking. Solo, duo and youth versions.

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Drummondville 819 478-1441 • 1 877 710-0267 villagequebecois.com Brand new concepts each year: 3 km of streets and trails, more than 25 haunted places, a hundred actors and entertainment throughout the site. Intended for a specialized audience of horror fans and for families. Meal packages available by reservation. Visit the website for all the details.


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September 29, 30, October 6 and 7, 2018 Balade Gourmande

Victoriaville and its region 819 751-9990 • 1 855 751-9990 baladegourmande.ca A true haven of fine food, the Balade Gourmande has designed several well-marked routes through the colourful autumn countryside of the region. Visitors will be able to enjoy free tastings of more than 180 different products from more than 95 agrifood businesses.

Défi du Parc régional de la rivière Gentilly

October 27 and 28, 2018 Victoriaville et ses oies, une envolée artistique

Victoriaville 819 350-7757  •  victoetsesoies.com On the banks of the Réservoir Beaudet, classified as an Important Bird Area in Quebec, this event brings together painters, sculptures, photographers and other professional artists in ornithological art. Come to Victoriaville to observe the largest gathering of snow geese in Canada!

Balade Gourmande

December 7, 2018 to January 2, 2019 Le Village illuminé Desjardins  du Village Québécois d’Antan

Drummondville 819 478-1441 • 1 877 710-0267 villagequebecois.com Celebrate the Christmas holidays in a fairyland and authentic decor! Many indoor and outdoor activities: entertainment, the elves' workshop, horse-drawn wagon or sleigh rides, Christmas storytelling, giant snow slide, pony rides, Christmas market, and more. Meal packages available by reservation.

Le Village hanté du Village Québécois d’Antan

Le Village illuminé Desjardins du Village Québécois d’Antan

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top things to do | culture and heritage  ANTIQUE DEALERS

CULTURE AND HERITAGE

Antique dealers The Centre-du-Québec region is the main hub for antiques in Québec! The region has a large antique dealer network as well as talented craftspeople who create reproductions of old and antique furniture.

To visit the Antiques Roadways and Byways, order your brochure at routedesantiquaires.ca

Victoriaville and the surrounding area Antiquités Lauraine Gaudet

149, route 261 Nord, Maddington 819 367-2012 • 819 367-2012 antiquiteslaurainegaudet.sitew.ca Antiquités Lauraine Gaudet has been open for 50 years. You will find jewellery, curtains, clothing, dishes, lamps, tools, general store goods, advertising material, period furniture, etc. Everything you need to embellish your home decor. Enjoy your visit! Open: May to October. Closed on Sundays. By appointment during the rest of the year. Nicolet and the surrounding area Antiquités Michel Prince

930, rang des Cèdres, Sainte-Eulalie 819 225-4292 • 1 800 648-4292 michelprince.ca Located in Sainte-Eulalie near Highway 20, Antiquité Michel Prince has been offering a vast selection of antiques, reproductions, furniture, and decorative objects for over 30 years. Open: year-round.

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top things to do | culture and heritage  ANTIQUE DEALERS, BOUTIQUES, ART GALLERIES AND WORKSHOPS, SUMMER THEATERS AND PERFORMANCE VENUES

Antique 3A

706, rang des Cèdres, Sainte-Eulalie 819 225-4112 • antique3a.com Antiques, custom reproductions, manufacturing and restoration of kitchens, furniture stripping, finishing, decorations, hardware, Les Anciens Ébénistes products as well as a vast range of Livos environmentally sustainable products. Open: year-round. Les Poêles d’Antan

805, rue Principale (route 161), Saint-Wenceslas 819 224-7914  • poelesdantan.com Purchase, sale and restoration of antique wood stoves. Also, replacement parts (new and used) for antique wood stoves and bread ovens. Open: year-round. Saturdays and Sundays, by appointment.

Summer theater and performance venues Drummondville and the surrounding area Maison des arts Desjardins Drummondville

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Apzara

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Victoriaville and the surrounding area Théâtre des Grands Chênes

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Le Carré 150

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Plessisville and the surrounding area

Boutiques, art galleries and workshops

Nouveau Théâtre de Saint-Pierre-Baptiste

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Nicolet and the surrounding area Théâtre du Coq

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Drummondville and the surrounding area Axart

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Circuit des arts de la MRC de Drummond

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Mouvement ESSARTS

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Victoriaville and the surrounding area Atelier-Galerie d’Art Victoriaville

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Centre d’art Jacques et Michel Auger p. 27

Bécancour and the surrounding area Plumes et pacotilles

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Nicolet and the surrounding area Galerie-Boutique Manu Factum

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top things to do | nature and outdoor activities  Cycling

NATURE AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Cycling The Centre-du-Québec region is the perfect destination for cycling getaways and vacations. From the St. Lawrence River to the Appalachian foothills, our cycling trails are ideal to explore and our circuits follow beautiful, safe country roads where there is little traffic.

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Drummondville and the surrounding area Circuit des traditions – Réseaux Plein Air Drummond

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Victoriaville and the surrounding area Le Circuit panoramique de Victoriaville

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(Starting point: Victoriaville) Parc linéaire des Bois-Francs

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(Starting point: Plessisville) Bécancour and the surrounding area Le Saint-Laurent, de Bécancour à Deschaillons

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(Starting point: Bécancour) Nicolet and the surrounding area La route du Port-Saint-François

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top things to do | nature and outdoor activities  MOUNTAIN BIKING

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Parc du Mont Arthabaska

100, chemin du Mont-Arthabaska, Victoriaville 819 751-4520 • montarthabaska.com Plessisville and the surrounding area Parc régional des Grandes-Coulées

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1 280, av. Trudelle, Plessisville 819 621-1333 • parcdesgrandescoulees.com Bécancour and the surrounding area Parc régional de la rivière Gentilly

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top things to do | nature and outdoor activities  CYCLING TRAIL AND SHUTTLE SERVICE

Cycling trails

Shuttle service

Discover the tops 5 cycling trails in Centre-du-Québec. For other suggestions of routes and cycling paths, visit velocentreduquebec.com.

River shuttle between Bécancour and Trois-Rivières

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819 233-4636  •  1 888 233-4676 Meeting points: South shore: Sainte-Angèle-de-Laval’s wharf North shore: Port of Trois-Rivières Open: Saturdays and Sundays.

Order your free official cycling map and discover our cycling packages at cyclingcentreduquebec.com

Vélo sur la rivière between Pierreville and Saint-François-du-Lac

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Pontoon boat service 1 866 279-0444 • 450 568-2124 Meeting points Federal wharf, sector Notre-Dame-de-Pierreville Marina Mr. B, Saint-François-du-Lac Open: June 24 to Labor Day, Thursday to Sunday.

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top things to do | nature and outdoor activities  HUNTING AND FISHING

Hunting

Pêche Nicolet

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Victoriaville 819 357-9011 • 1 877 557-9011 destinationlemirage.com Pourvoirie Destination Le Mirage offers migratory bird hunting packages (snow goose, Canada goose, duck and others) in the Victoriaville region. More than 42 hunting sites on rented private land spread out over a maximum 25-km radius from Réservoir Beaudet in Victoriaville. This body of water is a stopping ground for close to 150 000 birds annually during migratory periods, making it one of Eastern Canada's major staging areas. Guided small game hunting packages also available.

Discover a unique fishing route in Quebec only 15 minutes south of Victoriaville, along the Nicolet River! More than 60 natural and developed fishing holes accessible midstream via well-maintained trails. Brook, brown or rainbow trout are stocked each week. Two sectors reserved for fly fishing only and three mixed sectors (light casting allowed). Treat yourself to a peaceful and charming site! Access fee. On site lodging available upon reservation. Open: April 27 to September 23, daily. For fishing permit, access free and live bait, visit Notre-Dame-deHam convenience store at 11, Principal Street.

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7300, route 161, Chesterville 819 202-1000  •  1 877 795-9039 valchester.com For a short visit, an entire day or for a longer stay, we offer you a peaceful place where nature is everywhere, at the edge of the beautiful Nicolet River. Hiking trails, nature discovery, pond or river fishing and more. We provide all the equipment for fishing and even a place to cook your trout. We invite you to browse our website to discover our services. Open: May to October.

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top things to do | nature and outdoor activities  HIKING

Hiking

Parc régional du Mont-Ham

Victoriaville and the surrounding area Jardins et Sentier Les Pieds d'Or

1266, rue Saint-Joseph, Tingwick 819 359-2443  • tingwick.ca Take a pleasant stroll in the woods along this 5-km walking trail, featuring 65 natural art arrangements composed of mosaicultures, rock gardens, a waterfall, and a Japanese garden created by artists, families, and local associations. Onsite educational panels describe the region's flora and fauna, while historical panels recount the origins of Tingwick. Two pavilions equipped with removable awnings for weather protection can host gatherings and parties with up to approximately one hundred people. In the winter, visitors can explore marked snowshoeing trails. Electricity and washrooms onsite. Open: year-round. Sentier des trotteurs

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103, route 257 Ouest, Ham-Sud 819 828-3608  • montham.ca The Parc régional du Mont-Ham is a destination renowned for its hiking trails and for its peak that offers a spectacular view. Mont Ham is a small isolated mountain emerging from the ground in the Eastern Townships, at the juncture of the ChaudièreAppalaches and Centre-du-Québec regions. At its rocky peak, you may enjoy a 360-degree view of the magnificent landscape: a breathtaking experience. From beginner to expert levels, there are 18 km of marked trails that meander around the mountain. Children as young as 6 years old and their families may enjoy the challenge! Open: year-round.

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Sainte-Hélène-de-Chester 819 604-7651  • sentierdestrotteurs.com Located in the Trottier sector of Sainte-Hélène-deChester, the des trotteurs trail offers a 6-km loop (Sentier des Cascades) and 10-km loop (Sentier du Pic) in a magical décor. You can also enjoy the Appalachians's treasures by hiking the trails in one direction for 26 km to Mount Arthabaska where you'll also find a 10-km loop. Open: year-round except during hunting season.

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top things to do | nature and outdoor activities  HIKING AND MOTORCYCLE TOURING

Plessisville and the surrounding area Parc régional des Grandes-Coulées

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Parc régional de la rivière Gentilly

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1 000, route des Flamants, Sainte-Marie-de-Blandford 819 298-2455 • 819 384-5634 1 800 944-1285  • rivieregentilly.com The Parc régional de la rivière Gentilly boasts an important network of hiking trails. The particularity of this site is its close proximity to rivière Beaudet (Beaudet River), rivière Gentilly (Gentilly River), and the chutes à Thibodeau (Thibodeau Falls)! During winter, snowshoeing and fatbiking are possible. Lodging: rustic camping along the water, camping with services, and rustic cottage rentals. Activities: fishing, mountain biking. Open: year-round. [pub. p. 74]

Motorcycle touring Your travels will take you from the St. Lawrence plains to the Appalachian foothills. Along these trails, you’ll discover the region’s attractions, restaurants, and welcoming accommodations, not to mention breathtaking landscapes and viewpoints.

Parc régional des Grandes-Coulées

To explore the various routes proposed to motorcyclists, get your motorcycle booklet at tourismecentredu quebec.com/moto

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top things to do | nature and outdoor activities  Golf

Golf Drummondville and the surrounding area

Plessisville and the surrounding area Club de Golf de Plessisville

Club de Golf de Drummondville

328, rang du Golf, Plessisville 819 362-3387  •  1 877 362-3387 golfplessisville.com

400, chemin du Golf, Drummondville 819 478-0494  •  golfdrummond.com

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Club de Golf des Bois-Francs

Club de Golf Heriot

4 205, chemin Tourville, Drummondville 819 398-5255 • golf-heriot.com Number of Holes: 18 Par: 72 Length (yards): 6 427 Services : J ö ¶

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25, rue du Lac Nord, Princeville 819 364-7117 • 1 866 664-7117 golfboisfrancs.com Number of Holes: 18 Par: 73 Length (yards): 7 006 Services : J ö ¶ Bécancour and the surrounding area

Club de Golf l’Émeraude

Club de golf Godefroy

2 064, boul. Lemire Ouest, Saint-Majorique-de-Grantham 819 475-1177 • 819 388-8297 golfemeraude.com

17 500, boul. Bécancour, Bécancour 819 233-2255 • golfgodefroy.qc.ca Number of Holes: 18 Par: 71 Length (yards): 6 058 Services : J ö ¶

Number of Holes: 18 Par: 57 Length (yards): 3 000 Services : ö ¶ Victoriaville and the surrounding area Club de Golf Cristal

251, chemin de la Grande Ligne, Saint-Rosaire 819 751-4653 • 1 888 751-4646 cristal.qc.ca Number of Holes: 18 Par: 72 Length (yards): 6 200 Services : J ö ¶

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top things to do | winter fun  DOGSLEDDING, ICE SKATING AND QUADDING

WINTER FUN

Dogsledding

Ice skating

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320, route 116 Ouest, Plessisville 819 362-1212 • 819 362-7394 traineau.ca A unique experience! Hit the trails driving your own dog sled or be chauffeured by an experienced guide! For the uninitiated, an outing of an hour or two will get you hooked. Enthusiasts will be thrilled with a 3-hour adventure. Enjoy one of our many packages, including : the Aux Plaisirs partagés B&B, Manoir du lac William, etc. Hiking trails and restaurant on site. Open: departures at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. weather permitting. [pub. p. C-2]

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3 324, route 161, Saint-Valère 819 353-1616  •  erablerouge.com In the winter, the Érable Rouge sugar shack offers guests an opportunity to explore the forest on its ice trail made of several loops over a length of no less than 5 km. In addition, children can meet the animals on the petting zoo featuring horses, goats, rabbits, and chickens. Hiking trails and snowshoeing are also featured onsite. Open: weather permitting.

Quadding (ATV) More than 1010-km of trails accessible in winter. In summer, there are 260-km on which to practice your favourite sport.To purchase a trail permit, contact one of the region’s 4 ATV clubs.

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top things to do | winter fun  QUADDING, SNOWMOBILING AND SNOWMOBILE AND/OR QUAD RELAYS

Club de motoneige Alléghanish des Bois-Francs

To explore our trails order your ATV trail map: tcdq.com/atv

Club Sport 4 de l’Érable

Plessisville 819 362-5001  • clubsport4delerable.fqcq.qc.ca Les Baroudeurs

819 691-6758  • centreduquebec.fqcq.qc.ca Moto-Club Bois-Francs

Victoriaville 819 758-0014  • motoclubboisfrancs.com Moto Club Drummond

Drummondville 819 474-2952  • motoclubdrummond.fqcq.qc.ca

Snowmobiling The region offers 1268-km of snowmobile trails that reveal the charm of the St. Lawrence Valley and the beauty of the Appalachian foothills. To purchase a trail permit, contact one of the region’s two snowmobile clubs.

Victoriaville 819 752-3535  • alleghanish.com Club motoneige Riv-Bec

Bécancour 819 740-8200  •  819 294-2479  • clubrivbec.com

Snowmobile and/or quad relays Victoriaville and the surrounding area Domaine du lac Louise

950, route 263 Nord, Saint-Louis-de-Blandford 819 364-7002 • domainelaclouise.com Rest stop, unloading area, sale of ATV and snowmobile trail permits. Open: end of December to mid-March. Plessisville and the surrounding area Relais Mïcklà

320, route 116 Ouest, Plessisville 819 362-1212 • traineau.ca Formerly named the Sucrerie d’antan, Relais Mïcklà now houses a sledding dogs business and a snowmobile relay. Licensed relay. Open: Daily from mid-December to the end of winter. By reservation during summer.

To explore our trails order your snowmobile trail map: tcdq.com/snowmobile

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top things to do | winter fun  DOWNHILL AND CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING, SNOWSHOEING, SNOW TUBING AND FATBIKING

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Victoriaville and the surrounding area Gleason

280, chemin du Mont-Gleason, Tingwick 819 359-2300 • 1 888 349-2300 montgleason.ca Parc du Mont Arthabaska

100, chemin du Mont-Arthabaska, Victoriaville 819 751-4520  •  montarthabaska.com Parc régional du Mont-Ham

103, route 257 Ouest, Ham-Sud 819 828-3608 • montham.ca Plessisville and the surrounding area Mont Apic

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1 280, av. Trudelle, Plessisville 819 621-1333 • parcdesgrandescoulees.com Drummondville and the surrounding area Parc Aventure Drummond – La Courvalloise

526, rang Sainte-Anne, Drummondville 819 397-4544 • 1 877 397-4544 reseauxpleinair.com Bécancour and the surrounding area Parc régional de la rivière Gentilly

1 000, route des Flamants, Sainte-Marie-de-Blandford 819 298-2455  •  819 384-5634  •  1 800 944-1285 rivieregentilly.com  [pub. p. 74]

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top things to do | regional flavors  SUGAR SHACKS

REGIONAL FLAVORS

Sugar shacks

Drummondville and the surrounding area

Victoriaville and the surrounding area Érable Rouge

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3 324, route 161, Saint-Valère 819 353-1616  • erablerouge.com Érable Rouge offers real old fashioned sugaring-off parties: all-you-can-eat homemade cuisine served at the table; guaranteed 100% pure maple syrup; musical entertainment; horse-drawn wagon rides; sap gathering in the bush entirely tapped with buckets; tour of the family cabin where the maple syrup is made; souvenir shop. Taffy on snow available year round! We make our own snow! Groups, social organizations, seniors clubs, family associations, corporate activities, speakers, general meetings, training sessions, and others are all welcome. Open: year-round by reservation.

Le Village sucré du Village Québécois d’Antan

1 425, rue Montplaisir, Drummondville 819 478-1441 • 1 877 710-0267 villagequebecois.com Experience an incomparable sugar shack! An exceptional historical decor, sleigh rides, interpretation of the olden days sugar shack, music played by the Village's musicians, entertainment, our delicious maple donut and, of course, our succulent traditional meals. Open: Saturdays and Sundays from March 2 to April 28, 2019, by reservation.

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top things to do | regional flavors  SUGAR SHACKS, VINEYARDS, ORCHARDS, PICK YOUR OWN AND ARTISANAL CHEESE MAKERS

Victoriaville and the surrounding area Érablière aux Petits Plaisirs

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63, rang des Buttes, Warwick 819 358-0555 • erabliereauxpetitsplaisirs.ca Sugar time all year round! We offer processed, traditional and innovative maple products as well as a maple interpretation visit. Our sugar shack meals are well known for their authentic and delicious taste. Also, take advantage of our "Experiential Packages" to discover the secrets of maple production. Finally, take 5 minutes to admire the scenery of the sugar bush, you will be convinced to come back! Open: year-round, Wednesday to Friday. Open on Saturdays, March and April. At other times by reservation. Nicolet and the surrounding area Érablière Prince

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1 785, rang 9, Saint-Wenceslas 819 224-4222  • erabliereprince.ca Sugar shack with meals. Traditional menu. Check out the sap-gathering facilities. Processing and sale of maple products: taffy, butter, granulated sugar, syrup. Visit the mini-farm. Tour the Musée de l'Habitant (pioneer museum), and travel into the past, between 1850 and 1950. Horse-drawn wagon rides through a century-old forest. Méchoui and catering service year-round. The ideal location for your wedding! Open: year-round, by reservation.

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Victoriaville and the surrounding area Vignoble Les Côtes du Gavet

Verger Canard Goûteux

p. 23

Verger des Horizons

p. 24

Plessisville and the surrounding area Verger des Bois-Francs

p. 36

Nicolet and the surrounding area Verger Nicolet

p. 57

Pick your own Plessisville and the surrounding area Les petits fruits d’Evélyne

p. 32

Fraisière Talfor

p. 33

Bécancour and the surrounding area Bleuets et Cie

p. 45

Artisanal cheese makers Drummondville and the surrounding area

Vineyards Domaine des 3 Fûts

Orchards

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Bécancour and the surrounding area Domaine du Clos de l’Isle

p. 43

Le Fief de la Rivière

p. 49

Centre d’interprétation de la Fromagerie St-Guillaume

p. 17

Fromagerie Lemaire

p. 16

Victoriaville and the surrounding area Fromagerie du Presbytère

p. 23

Fromage Warwick

p. 23

La Fromagerie Victoria

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top things to do | additional activities  HEALTH CENTRES

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

Health centres Drummondville and the surrounding area Bioterra Spa santé Urbain

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4 960, rue Dubois, Drummondville 819 472-4886 • 1 800 789-7174 spabioterra.ca In a luxurious, pampered setting, guests are offered a choice of massage techniques from around the world, California hot tub, Finnish sauna, advanced beauty treatments, an orthotherapy clinic, a barber shop and relaxation packages. A unique sensory experience! Open: year-round. Victoriaville and the surrounding area Azur Groupe Santé Beauté

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19, boul. Arthabaska Est, Victoriaville 819 758-5454  • centreazur.com A team of body care and beauty treatments professionals welcomes you in a warm setting. Types of care: rain massage therapy, hot stone therapy, four-handed massage, hot seashell massage,

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Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, massage, bamboo massages, orthotherapy, reflexology, lymphatic drainage, sanding and body wrap, pressure therapy, therapeutic baths, esthetic treatments, facials, manicures, pedicures, acrylic nails, laser hair removal, and dietary program. Access to the pool and spa. Our goal is to provide you with a personalized approach so the care you receive is memorable. Open: year-round, closed on Sundays. Natureza Spa Resto Chalet

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13, rang Dion, Saint-Norbert-d’Arthabaska 819 261-0660  •  1 855 669-9391 naturezaspa.com A small, genuinely peaceful haven where you can have a unique thermal and sensory experience. Natureza Spa Nordique features a eucalyptus hammam, dry outdoor sauna, two California-type hot baths, a hot whirlpool bath, a Nordic waterfall, a lake,indoor and outdoor relaxation areas, massage rooms, and beauty treatments. Enjoy a personalized experience through a complete range of treatments, health services, and opportunities for relaxation. Open: year-round.

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top things to do | additional activities  HEALTH CENTRES

Plessisville and the surrounding area Spa détente du lac William

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Nicolet and the surrounding area Les Centciels Spa urbain

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3 180, rue Principale, Saint-Ferdinand 418 428-9188 • 1 800 428-9188 manoirdulac.com

1 141, rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Nicolet 819 293-2922  •  1 844 593-2922 centciels.com

Enjoy the experience and feel the difference! An intimate setting, a warm, welcoming atmosphere, professional care with Spa Relais Santé certification of excellence since 2003. Nordic spa and indoor pool. Also, 13 treatment rooms, relaxation room, indoor Jacuzzi, infrared sauna, massage therapy, body care, beauty treatments, treatments for children and pregnant women. Packages available with or without lodging. Open: year-round.

Whether to relax alone, with friends or with your spouse, le spa Les Centciels will fulfill your needs. Located at Hôtel Montfort Nicolet, the spa Les Centciels has recently expanded and now offers new facilities and a varied range of services to its customers. The new spa, with its urban look, is open all year long. Our experienced team is always ready to welcome you. Open: year-round.

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PLACES TO EAT

Price range $: under 15  $$: 15-30 $$$: 31-50 $$$$: over 50 Meals 1: breakfast  2: lunch  3: dinner Legend of symbols p. 116

Drummondville and the surrounding area À la Bonne Vôtre

207, rue Lindsay, Drummondville 819 474-0008 • 1 866 474-0008 alabonnevotre.ca $$$$  2, 3  †÷ú If you love fine local cuisine, À la Bonne Vôtre will definitely tickle your fancy. Located in the heart of Drummondville, this restaurant is situated in a charming ancestral home. While the restaurant seats 90 people, it maintains a cozy atmosphere thanks to its timeless décor and romantic ambiance.

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Au Vieux Duluth

565, boul. Saint-Joseph, Drummondville 819 477-2233 • auvieuxduluth.com $$  2, 3  3á÷ Close to Highway 20 in Drummondville, this restaurant that is part of the Au Vieux Duluth chain features steak, brochettes, seafood and chicken-based dishes as the restaurant's specialities. Bring your own wine restaurant. L'Établi Brasserie Urbaine Drummondville

154, rue Lindsay, Drummondville 819 850-3030 • letablibrasserie.com $$-$$$  2, 3  †÷µ The Établi brasserie urbaine brewery is a warm, festive place that serves great food. The perfect place for a happy hour beer... or two... or three! The fun, friendly concept is the work of a team united by a single, shared goal: the joy of bringing people together to have a drink and eat good food.


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Restaurant Globe-Trotter

Halte chez Lemaire

600, boul. Saint-Joseph, Drummondville 819 478-4141 • 1 800 567-0995 globe-trotter.ca $$  1, 2, 3  2†ú

182, boul. Industriel, Saint-Germain-de-Grantham 819 395-5327  • fromagerie-lemaire.ca $  1, 2,3  ÷

Located in the Hôtel et Suites le Dauphin in Drummondville, the Restaurant Globe-Trotter is known for its fine dining and warm atmosphere. With its 8 private lounges, the Globe-Trotter is the perfect place in Drummondville for any type of event.

La Halte chez Lemaire offers you the best fresh cheddar of the day. Located between Montréal and Québec City, stop by to enjoy a good poutine served at our restaurant which has a country setting . We have a second address to serve you: 2095 route 122, Saint-Cyrille-de-Wendover.

Restaurant La Verrière

915, rue Hains, Drummondville 819 478-4971 • 1 800 711-6047 universel.com $$-$$$  1, 2, 3  3†÷ú At La Verrière Restaurant, you will find a variety of dishes that will satisfy your appetite. In the dining room or on the terrace, enjoy one of our specialties. Rôtisseries Scores Halte chez Lemaire

120, boul. Saint-Joseph, Drummondville 819 478-6060 • scores.ca $$  2, 3  †

Tim Hortons

Located close to Hwy 20, Rôtisserie Scores welcomes you in a friendly atmosphere and offers you a tasty soup and salad bar.

351A, chemin Yamaska, Saint-Germain-de-Grantham 818 395-2733   •  timhortons.com $  1, 2, 3  J On the road between Quebec City and Montreal, stop at Tim Hortons. For great coffee, a cold drink, dessert or a light meal, Tim Hortons is the ideal spot for people in a rush. Victoriaville and the surrounding area La belle Québécoise

1100, rue Principale, Daveluyville 819 367-2508  •  1 866 530-2508 bellequebecoise.com $-$$  1, 2, 3  †÷ A restaurant for all your family with french canadian meals. Our waitresses are welcoming and will be happy to serve you. See you soon!

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Complexe Évasion

Price range $: under 15  $$: 15-30 $$$: 31-50 $$$$: over 50

19, boul. Bois-Francs Sud, Victoriaville 819 758-7176 • levasion.com $$  1, 2, 3  3P†÷

Meals 1: breakfast  2: lunch  3: dinner

Come and live the "total experience" as proposed by Complexe Evasion. Everything you ever wished for is located under one roof. High-end, but affordable restaurant, lounge, Irish Pub, dancefloor... Everything you need to meet with friends or family or to get the party started, we can give it to you!

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Restaurant Rioux

Le Communard

10, rang Smith, Saint-Louis-de-Blandford 819 364-7004 $  1, 2, 3  † Located near Highway 20 and in operation since 1989, Restaurant Rioux offers a variety of services: gaz, diesel, convenience store, flea market, local products, reception hall (65 people), meeting room (10 people). Restaurant (daily menu, breakfast, canadian -style food and pizzas).

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280, chemin du Mont Gleason, Tingwick 819 359-2301  •  1 888 349-2300 montgleason.ca $$  1, 2, 3  †÷ The Gleason WISKI pub is a cozy inn where you can gather among friends or family. They have a gas fireplace that is the centerpiece of this inviting and stunning space. They have something for everyone's tastes; cocktails, thin crust pizza, nachos and other appetizers that you won't be able to resist! Cactus Resto-Bar

139, boul. Bois-Francs Sud, Victoriaville 819 758-5311 • cactusrestobar.com $$  2, 3  3†÷µ Cactus Resto-Bar offers you a much diversified menu (grill, quesadillas, chicken wings, etc.), a large variety of draft beers and a festive and friendly atmosphere. Enjoy shows at night or share a meal with friends and family on their large terrace.

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633, boul. Jutras Est, suite 10, Victoriaville 819 758-7588 • lecommunard.com $$$  2, 3  † Savour the fine and multi-flavoured cuisine of Victoriaville's Le Communard restaurant, with its unique ambience and décor. Located five minutes from downtown, Le Communard offers four- to seven-course evening meals as well as a menu perfectly suited to business lunches. Restaurant Le Laurier

19, boul. Arthabaska Est, Victoriaville 819 758-0533  •  1 877 845-5344 hotelsvillagia.com  $$  1, 2, 3  2†ú The Laurier restaurant lets you taste its new menu grill, all served in a warm and friendly environment. Discover how our chef has elevated our most famous regional products beyond aristocratic heights. Restaurant Luxor

213, rue Notre-Dame Est, Victoriaville 819 752-2022 • restaurantluxor.com $$  1, 2, 3  3†÷ Located in downtown Victoriaville, Café Luxor is a restaurant with a well-established reputation in the region. It offers a diversified menu that can be adapted to anyone's tastes. It also has a liquor license and an interesting wine cellar.


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Restaurant Pacini Victoriaville

15, boul. Arthabaska Est, Victoriaville 819 751-1212 • pacinivictoriaville.com $$  1, 2, 3  † Enjoy the taste of Italy at Restaurant Pacini in Victoriaville! With its traditional bread bar and varied menu, the restaurant is the ideal place to please all tastes. Breakfast all days. Shad Café

309, rue Notre-Dame Est, Victoriaville 819 751-0848 • shadcafe.com $  1, 2, 3  †÷ Shad Café is located in downtown Victoriaville and offers free Wi-Fi while you indulge in one of our paninis, salads, nachos, or pizzas. It is the perfect place to chat with friends while you savour a local beer or an excellent café latté.

Plessisville and the surrounding area Café Rétro Pop

1 587, av. Saint-Louis, Plessisville 819 362-2726 $$  1, 2, 3  † A family restaurant located in downtown Plessisville, Café Rétro Pop offers a varied menu in a retro setting. The Restaurant-Bar Le Martin'y is directly above on the second floor. Restaurant-Bar Le Martin’y

1 587, av. Saint-Louis, Plessisville 819 362-2726 $$  1,2, 3  †÷ The Restaurant-Bar Le Martin'y, on the second floor of a building in downtown Plessisville, welcomes you to its bar-restaurant, private lounges, and terrace.

Pub L’Ours Noir

Manoir du lac William

4, rue Saint-Joseph, Warwick 819 358-5108 • publoursnoir.com $$  2, 3  †

3 180, rue Principale, Saint-Ferdinand 418 428-9188 • 1 800 428-9188 manoirdulac.com $$$  1, 2, 3  2†÷ú

This restaurant features regional products and specialties such as game and tartar. You will enjoy your time in downtown Warwick, near the bike path.

The dining room and terrace at Manoir du lac William provide a magnificent view of lake William. Table d'hote menu (5 course) included in packages and a la carte menu available every day. You'll be delighted with the buffet lunch on weekdays and brunches on Sundays.

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Ô Quai des Brasseurs

Price range $: under 15  $$: 15-30 $$$: 31-50 $$$$: over 50

805, av. des Nénuphars, Bécancour 819 489-8388 $$  1, 2, 3   †÷µ

Meals 1: breakfast  2: lunch  3: dinner Legend of symbols p. 116 Bécancour and the surrounding area Auberge Godefroy

17 575, boul. Bécancour, Bécancour 819 233-2200 • 1 800 361-1620 aubergegodefroy.com $$$  1, 2, 3  3†÷ú Auberge Godefroy proposes high quality culinary discoveries in a new modern decor. Their specialized crew prepare well-balanced and delectable dishes while taking great pride in using sought-after locally grown trendy products found nearby. They are experts at seducing the most discerning palates. Café de la Maison de Bibi

14 840, boul. Bécancour, Bécancour 819 222-5800 • lamaisondebibi.com $$  1, 2, 3  †÷ Creative breakfast, lunch, and snack menu featuring local products. Specialties: crepes bretonnes, French toast, grilled cheese, salads, bagels, coffee, and fresh fruit juice. Craft beer and local wine are perfect companions to the lunch-time delights. Unique ambiance, year-round holiday atmosphere!

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Located at the Bécancour marina, this microbrewery is the perfect place to dig into delicious local products while taking in a view of the majestic St. Lawrence River. Have a seat on their stunning terrace and watch the marine traffic come and go at the boat launch. Restaurant Subway

16 660, boul. des Acadiens, Bécancour 819 233-2429  •  subway.ca $  1, 2, 3  ÷ Looking for a place to eat a quick and healthy meal with your family? Subway offers you bread baked on the premises, different toppings and fresh vegetables to create your own sandwiches. Nicolet and the surrounding area Resto Matis 2.0

779, route 143, Saint-Bonaventure 819 396-3026  •  fermebelalpaga.com $$  1, 2, 3  † This dynamic and versatile restaurant offers a daily menu, a table d'hôte on Friday and Saturday, a complete canteen menu and a dairy bar. The ideal place to meet with family or friends! Come and savor the delicious meats of ostrich and alpaca.


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819 477-0222 | 1 800 567-3823 www.motelblanchet.com

225, Saint-Joseph Blvd West Drummondville (Quebec) J2E 1A9 Exit 177 North of Highway 20

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ACCOMMODATION

Price range $: under $75 $$$: $101-150 $$$$$: $200

Grand Times Hotel

$$: $75-100 $$$$: $151-200

819 474-5555  •  1 844 474-5550 grandtimeshotel.com 140 units  $$$  3J¶iº

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Hotels Drummondville and the surrounding area Best Western Hôtel Universel

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915, rue Hains, Drummondville 819 478-4971 • 1 800 711-6047 universel.com 118 units  $$$  3J¶i  [pub. p. C-4] Comfort Inn

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1 055, rue Hains, Drummondville 819 477-4000 • 1 877 574-6835 drummondvillecomfortinn.com 58 units  $$$  3JÂ  [pub. p. 99]

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225, boul. Saint-Joseph Ouest, Drummondville 819 477-0222 • 1 800 567-3823 motelblanchet.com 115 units  $$  3J¶e  [pub. p. 97] Hôtel-Motel Drummond

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105, boul. Saint-Joseph Ouest, Drummondville 819 478-4614 • 1 800 266-4614 hoteldrummond.com 43 units  $  JP¶  [pub. p. 101] Hôtel Quality Suites Drummondville

2 125, rue Canadien, Drummondville 819 472-2700 • 1 866 572-2700 les-suites.ca 71 units  $$$  3JPÂiº

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Price range $: under $75 $$$: $101-150 $$$$$: $200

Hôtel Quality Inn & Suites Victoriaville

$$: $75-100 $$$$: $151-200

1, boul. Arthabaska Est, Victoriaville 819 330-8888 • 1 855 330-7825 quality-inn-victoriaville.com 82 units  $$$  3JPÂpiº  [pub. p. 100]

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Hôtel & Suites Le Dauphin

★★★★

600, boul. Saint-Joseph, Drummondville 819 478-4141 • 1 800 567-0995 le-dauphin.com 120 units  $$$  3JPÂp¶iº Motel Alouette

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1 975, boul. Mercure, Drummondville 819 478-4166 • 1 866 478-4166 motelalouette.com 22 units  $  JÂ Victoriaville and the surrounding area Le Victorin Hôtel et congrès

★★★★

19, boul. Arthabaska Est, Victoriaville 819 758-0533 • 1 877 845-5344 hotelsvillegia.com 152 units  $$$  3Jp¶iº

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accommodation and places to eat | accommodation  HOTELS

Z Plaza Hôtel

1 000, boul. Jutras Est, Victoriaville 819 357-1000 • 1 866 537-8967 hotelzplaza.com 50 units  $$  J  [pub. p. 102]

★★★

Plessisville and the surrounding area Motel Le Phare

★★

745, av. Saint-Louis, Plessisville 819 362-1121 • 1 866 362-1121 motellephare.com 21 units  $$  J¶än  [pub. p. 101]

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Price range $: under $75 $$$: $101-150 $$$$$: $200

Bécancour and the surrounding area Auberge Godefroy

$$: $75-100 $$$$: $151-200

★★★★

17 575, boul. Bécancour, Bécancour 819 233-2200 • 1 800 361-1620 aubergegodefroy.com 71 units  $$$$  3JPp¶eiº 

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[pub. p. 103] Complexe hôtelier Du Pré

★★

555, rue Saint-Jacques Est, Princeville 819 364-5333 • 1 866 364-5333 • dupre.ca 20 units  $$  J Manoir du Lac William

★★★★

3 180, rue Principale, Saint-Ferdinand 418 428-9188 • 1 800 428-9188 manoirdulac.com 56 units  $$$  2Jp¶eib  [pub. p. C-2] B

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Complexe hôtelier Le Cinquante-Cinq

★★★

4 810, av. Fardel, Bécancour 819 233-2929 • 1 877 569-2929 • le55.ca 29 units  $$  JPÂ Motel Bécancour

3 735, boul. Bécancour, Bécancour 819 298-3144  •  1 855 372-6818  motelbecancour.com 38 units  $$  JÂ

★★


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Nicolet and the surrounding area Hôtel Montfort Nicolet - Centre de Congrès

★★★★

1 141, rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Nicolet 819 293-6262 • 1 855 293-6262 hotelmontfort.ca 83 units  $$$  JP¶ibº  [pub. p. 61]

Motel Marie-Dan

★★

311, rue des Bouleaux, Sainte-Eulalie 819 225-4604  • motelmariedan.com 16 units  $  Je

Hôtel Montfort Nicolet - Centre de Congrès

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accommodation and places to eat | accommodation  BED AND BREAKFASTS

Price range $: under $75 $$$: $101-150 $$$$$: $200

Au Domaine Gîte Vallée des Roseaux

$$: $75-100 $$$$: $151-200

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56, rue Laurier Ouest, Victoriaville 819 357-8443  • vallee-des-roseaux.com 2 units  $$  Jæ+,

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Bed and breakfasts Drummondville and the surrounding area À la Bonne Vôtre

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207, rue Lindsay, Drummondville 819 474-0008  •  1 866 474-0008 alabonnevotre.ca 4 units  $$  JD+,¶ Prés et Vallons

Au Domaine Gîte Vallée des Roseaux

Gîte La Clé d’Art

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415, route Mooney, Durham-Sud 819 858-2782 • pres-et-vallons.ca 3 units  $$  J,¶

Aux Plaisirs partagés

Victoriaville and the surrounding area Gîte Presbytère Sainte-Clotilde

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4, rue de l’Église, Sainte-Clotilde-de-Horton 819 336-6009  • gitepresbytere.steclotilde@yahoo.ca 3 units  $$  JD+,æ Gîte Le 4 Chemins

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67A, rue Principale, Sainte-Clotilde-de-Horton 819 336-3636  • louisebilodeau@guevremont.net 1 unit  $$  JD,

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80, av. Pie-X, Victoriaville 819 604-1777 • gitelacledart.ca 3 units  $$  D,

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164, rue Saint-Louis, Warwick 819 358-9560  • auxplaisirspartages.qc.ca 5 units  $$  JD+,¶ Plessisville and the surrounding area Gîte chez Norm

126, rue Gagnon, Princeville 819 621-7930 • gitecheznorm.ca 2 units  $$  J+æ  B

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accommodation and places to eat | accommodation  BED AND BREAKFASTS, COTTAGES, RESORTS, YOUTH HOSTELS AND OTHER TYPES OF ACCOMMODATION

Bécancour and the surrounding area Domaine D’Eschaillons Gîte

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Nicolet and the surrounding area La Maison d’Alice

300, route Marie-Victorin Deschaillons-sur-Saint-Laurent 819 292-2380  • domainedeschaillons.com 5 units  $  Jæ,

2 464, rang Saint-Joseph, Sainte-Perpétue 819 336-6666 • lamaisondalice.ca 1 unit  $$$$$  J„ Max. capacity of the largest unit: 8

Cottages

Resorts

Drummondville and the surrounding area

★★★★

Drummondville and the surrounding area ★★★★

Maisonsetchaletsalouer.com

Centre Normand Léveillée

819 826-2633  •  1 877 526-6879 maisonsetchaletsalouer.com 8 units  $$$$$  Jb Max. capacity of the largest unit: 52

950, chemin Hemming, Drummondville 819 478-1201  • centre-normand-leveille.ca 88 units  3JeróY;

Victoriaville and the surrounding area Natureza Spa Resto Chalet

★★★

13, rang Dion, Saint-Norbert-d’Arthabaska 819 261-0660 • 819 752-8390 naturezaspa.com 4 units  $$$$  bBóY& Max. capacity of the largest unit: 4P

Bécancour and the surrounding area Faubourg Mont-Bénilde

★★★

1 325, av. des Pensées, Bécancour 819 602-8956  •  faubourgmontbenilde.com 109 units  $$  J¶in&gY

Plessisville and the surrounding area Les Chalets Garou

Youth hostels

★★★

1 096, rue Labbé, Saint-Ferdinand 418 428-4245 • chaletsgarou.com 2 units  $$$$  Jnrb& Max. capacity of the largest unit: 6

Other types of accommodation Nicolet and the surrounding area Centre récréatif La Visitation

Bécancour and the surrounding area Domaine D’Eschaillons Chalets

300, route Marie-Victorin, Deschaillons-sur-Saint-Laurent 819 292-2380  • domainedeschaillons.com 6 units  $$$  eb@Â Max. capacity of the largest unit: 5

★★

★★

19-21, rue Principale, La Visitation-de-Yamaska 450 564-2818 lavisitationdeyamaska.net/centre-recreatif 32 units  $$$$$  JY;f

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accommodation and places to eat | accommodation  Campgrounds

Price range $: under $75 $$$: $101-150 $$$$$: $200

Camping Saint-Majorique

$$: $75-100 $$$$: $151-200

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Campgrounds Drummondville and the surrounding area Camping des Voltigeurs – SÉPAQ

★★★★

575, rue Montplaisir, Drummondville 819 477-1360 • 1 800 665-6527 sepaq.com/voltigeurs 296 campsites / 14 ready-to-camp ½80% $34-53 Jv”™Âö 

★★★★

1 224, route 139, Wickham 819 398-6636 • campingdessources.ca 726 campsites / 4 ready-to-camp ½40% $32-44 Jv”™ÂÑ Victoriaville and the surrounding area ★★★

7300, route 161, Chesterville 819 202-1000  •  1 877 795-9039 valchester.com 34 campsites  ½70% $29-47 ”v@lb ★★★

238, chemin Allard, L’Avenir 819 394-2556   •  loisirsairsoleil.com 414 campsites / 13 ready-to-camp ½50% $45-60 Jé”™Ñ

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Camping Plage des Sources

Centre de Plein Air Val Chester

[pub. p. 106] Club Naturiste Loisirs Air Soleil

★★★★

2 125, boul. Saint-Joseph Ouest, Saint-Majorique-de-Grantham 819 471-4885 167 campsites / 2 ready-to-camp ½60% $25-38 Jv”™Âö

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Camping Lac des Cyprès

★★★★

175, chemin des Cyprès, Sainte-Séraphine 819 336-3443 • campinglacdescypres.com 140 campsites  ½60% $42-46 Jv”™Ñ


accommodation and places to eat | accommodation  CAMPGROUNDS

Camping Domaine du lac Louise

★★★★

950, route 263 Nord, Saint-Louis-de-Blandford 819 364-7002 • domainelaclouise.com 333 campsites / 2 ready-to-camp ½75% $37-47 Jv”™ÂÑ Camping Domaine du lac Cristal

★★★★

245, chemin de la Grande-Ligne (route 162), Saint-Rosaire 819 752-4275 • 1 888 852-4275 cristal.qc.ca 561 campsites  ½40% $39-56 Jé”™ÂÑ Camping de la Rivière Nicolet

★★★

32, 16e rang Est, Wotton 819 828-0108  •  campingrivierenicolet.com 23 campsites  ½75% $20-39 ”vebw Plessisville and the surrounding area Camping Inverness

★★★

640, route 263 Nord, Princeville 819 364-5753 • campingplagepaquet.qc.ca 325 campsites  ½50% $41-43 Jv”™Ñö ★★★

Camping des Bois-Francs

826, chemin Gosford, Saint-Pierre-Baptiste 418 428-3528 • campingdesboisfrancs.com  148 campsites  ½50% $30-36 Jv”™Âö Bécancour and the surrounding area ★★

Camping équestre du Parc régional de la rivière Gentilly

5 125, rue des Chênes, Bécancour 819 298-2455 • 1 800 944-1285 rivieregentilly.com 16 campsites  ½45% $45-96 Jv”  [pub. p. 98] Camping Parc de motorisés Godefroy

★★

185, av. Godefroy, Bécancour 819 606-0200 • 819 383-8514

1 771, chemin Gosford Nord, Inverness 418 453-2400 • campinginverness.com 84 campsites / 4 ready-to-camp ½25% $29-40 J错 Camping Tropical

★★★★

Camping Plage Paquet

pdmgodefroy.com 19 campsites  ½30% $49-54 

Jé”™Âö

★★★

430, chemin Sault-Rouge, Lyster 819 389-1225 • campingtropical.ca 230 campsites  ½60% $29-42 Jv”™ÂÑ Camping Mon Plaisir

★★★★

149, route de Sainte-Sophie, Plessisville 819 362-7591 • campingmonplaisir.ca 204 campsites / 3 ready-to-camp ½40% $32-43 Jv”™Âö Camping Plage des Sables

★★★

1 450, route 116 Ouest, Princeville 819 364-5769 • camping-plagedessables.com 193 campsites  ½50% $30-43 Jv”™Ñ

Camping Parc de motorisés Godefroy

Camping Cap à la Roche

★★★

1 820, route Marie-Victorin, Deschaillons-sur-Saint-Laurent 819 292-1212 • capalaroche.com 199 campsites  ½10% $31-55 Jé”™ÂÑ

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accommodation and places to eat | accommodation  CAMPGROUNDS AND Rustic lodges

Price range $: under $75 $$$: $101-150 $$$$$: $200

Rustic lodges

$$: $75-100 $$$$: $151-200

Bécancour and the surrounding area Parc régional de la rivière Gentilly

Legend of symbols, p. 116 ★★

Camping du Parc régional de la rivière Gentilly

1 000, route des Flamants, Sainte-Marie-de-Blandford 819 298-2455 • 1 800 944-1285 rivieregentilly.com 60 campsites / 9 ready-to-camp ½60% $32-67 Jv”™Âö  [pub. p. 74]

1 000, route des Flamants, Sainte-Marie-de-Blandford 819 298-2455  •  1 800 944-1285 rivieregentilly.com 6 units  $$  óY&@ Max. capacity of the largest unit: 6  [pub. p. 74]

Parc régional de la rivière Gentilly

Parc régional des Grandes-Coulées Camping Parc régional de la rivière Gentilly

Nicolet and the surrounding area Camping Val-Léro

★★★★

2, route du Plé, Plessisville 819 621-1333 poste 1285 1 800 360-2989 poste 1285 parcdesgrandescoulees.com 1 unité  $$  ó&@ Max. capacity of the largest unit: 8  [pub. p. C-2]

1 000, rang Val-Léro, Saint-Célestin 819 229-3545   •  1 855 229-3545 campingval-lero.com 294 campsites / 2 ready-to-camp ½65% $30-40 Jv”™ö

Parc régional des Grandes-Coulées

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useful information 112 General information 112 Tourist Information on

Centre-du-Québec 112 Québec-wide Tourist Information 113 Quebec tourist regions 113 Getting there

114 Travelling in Québec 116 Legend of symbols 117 Index 119 Advertisers index


useful information | general information

GENERAL INFORMATION Tourist Information on Centre-du-Québec Tourisme Centre-du-Québec

25, rue Saint-Jacques Est, C.P. 2030, Princeville (Québec) G6L 5H1 819 364-7177  •  1 888 816-4007, ext. 300  •  Fax: 819 364-2120 tourismecentreduquebec.com

Official visitor information centers are identified by the "?" pictogram on roadside signs in tourist brochures. Tourisme Érable

( Permanent Centers

2J

Tourisme Bécancour

1 005, boul. de Port-Royal, Bécancour 819 233-4636  •  1 888 233-4676 tourismebecancour.com

? Seasonal Centers

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Office du tourisme de Drummondville

1 350, rue J.-B. Michaud, Drummondville 819 477-5529  •  1 877 235-9569 tourisme-drummond.com Office de tourisme de Nicolet-Yamaska

JP

1 280, av. Trudelle, Plessisville 819 621-1333  •  1 800 360-2989 erable.ca/tourisme June 1 to September 5, daily. Victoriaville: (Vélogare)

2J

20, rue de Bigarré, Victoriaville 819 758-9451  •  1 888 758-9451

3JP

20, rue Notre-Dame, Nicolet 819 293-6960  •  1 866 279-0444 tourismenicoletyamaska.com

) Tourist Information Stand (unstaffed)

Saint-Léonard-d’Aston: Madrid 2.0

180, rang du Moulin Rouge Exit 202 off Highway 20

Québec-wide Tourist Information Phone: 1 877 BONJOUR (266-5687) E-mail: info@quebecoriginal.com Online: quebecoriginal.com Social media: #QuebecOriginal /tourismequebec /tourismequebectq /+TourismeQuebecTQ /tourismequebec /tourismequebec /tourismequebec Brick and mortar: Centre Infotouriste in Montréal, Québec, Rigaud, Dégélis or Rivière-Beaudette (permanent visitor information centers that provide a range of tourist services and products) 112

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The Ministère du Tourisme du Québec is proud to provide support to locally-based tourism businesses. The goal of its website, QUÉBEC ORIGINAL, is to promote the province as a destination to both local residents and international visitors. Explore, plan and book at QuebecOriginal.com.


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Îles-de-la-Madeleine Gaspésie Bas-Saint-Laurent Québec Charlevoix Chaudière-Appalaches Mauricie Cantons-de-l’Est Montérégie Lanaudière Laurentides Montréal Outaouais Abitibi-Témiscamingue Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Côte-Nord | Manicouagan Côte-Nord | Duplessis Baie-James Laval Centre-du-Québec Nunavik Eeyou Istchee

tourismeilesdelamadeleine.com gaspesieiloveyou.com bassaintlaurent.ca quebecregion.com charlevoixtourism.com chaudiereappalaches.com mauricietourism.com easterntownships.org tourisme-monteregie.qc.ca lanaudiere.ca laurentians.com mtl.org outaouaistourism.com abitibi-temiscamingue-tourism.org saguenaylacsaintjean.ca tourismecote-nord.com tourismecote-nord.com escapelikeneverbefore.com tourismelaval.com tourismecentreduquebec.com nunavik-tourism.com escapelikeneverbefore.com

Getting there Radisson Matagami

101 117

North Bay

69

11

148

Gatineau Ottawa

Ontario

7

400

12

90

30

416

11

381

155

175

Tadoussac

170

10

55

90

États-Unis

Edmundston

Fort Kent

2

11

8

89 91

New Hampshire

Massachusetts 90

Boston

Portland

Moncton

2

95

Nouvelle-Écosse

101

103

0

100

Souris

104

Saint-Jean 1

Maine 201

93

Île-duPrinceÉdouard

NouveauBrunswick

Fredericton

89

Connecticut

It is illegal to transport or use radar detectors in Québec.

Îles de la Madeleine

Bangor

New York

Syracuse

Gaspé

132

185

289

Drummondville 173 112 Montréal Chambly Sherbrooke 35

Île d’A nticost i

Rimouski

20 116 73

40

15

ent aur nt-L 132 Sai e v u Fle Matane

Rivière-du-Loup

138

Baie-Saint-Paul

Vermont 81

90

Laval

417

401

Toronto Buffalo

SaintJérôme

50

172

Québec TroisLévis 55 Rivières

15

105

17

169

Saguenay La Tuque

Kegaska

Sept-Îles

138

Godbout Baie-Comeau

167

Québec

117

11

389

Chibougamau 113

RouynNoranda

Fermont

167

109

200 km

Drummondville 1 km = 0,6 mi Montréal 111 Gatineau-Ottawa 210 321 Québec 463 253 153 Toronto 802 399 546 657 Trois-Rivières 688 135 352 142 71

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Halifax

Victoriaville Boston 497 520 76 512 163 722 361 618 124 867 705 596 73

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Bus

Tourisme Victoriaville et sa région

Terminus d’autobus de Drummondville

819 758-9451 • 1 888 758-9451 tourismeregionvictoriaville.com

1 175, rue Jannelle, Drummondville 819 850-2111 • orleansexpress.com Terminus d’autobus de Victoriaville

1 215, rue Notre-Dame Est, Victoriaville 819 752-5400 • 819 850-2111 orleansexpress.com

Gaz station Garage P. Bédard & Fils

291, route 265, Villeroy 819 385-4422 • garagepbedard.com Convenience store, liquor outlet.

Hospitals

Tourisme Érable

819 621-1333 • 1 800 360-2989 erable.ca/tourisme Office de Tourisme Nicolet-Yamaska

819 293-6960 • 1 866 279-0444 tourismenicoletyamaska.com Office de Tourisme Bécancour et sa région

819 233-4636  •  1 888 233-4676 tourismebecancour.com

Plane Aéroport de Drummondville

675, rue Saint-Jean-Batiste, Nicolet

4 789, boul. Allard, Drummondville 819 472-1011 • aeroportdrummondville.com Landing strip and take-off runway, hydro base, custom service and fuel supply. Limited maintenance during the winter time.

Hôtel-Dieu d’Arthabaska

Aéroport régional André-Fortin

5, rue des Hospitalières, Victoriaville

402, chemin de l’Aéroport, Victoriaville 819 752-6560 • victoriaville.ca Landing strip, take-off runway and fuel supply. Limited maintenance during the winter time.

Hospital Sainte-Croix

570, rue Heriot, Drummondville Hospital du Christ-Roi

Organized group tours Office du Tourisme de Drummondville

819 477-5529 • 1 877 235-9569 tourisme-drummond.com

Train Via Rail – Drummondville

1 888 842-7245  •  viarail.ca

TRAVELLING IN QUÉBEC Bars, casinos and purchasing alcohol You must be at least 18 years old to enter bars, pubs, nightclubs and casinos, as well as to purchase or consume alcohol (be prepared to produce ID if asked). Wines and spirits are sold through the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ), the provincial liquor board. 114

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Beer is available at grocery and convenience stores, which also stock a limited selection of wines.

Canadian currency The legal currency in Québec is the Canadian dollar (CAD), which is divided into 100 cents. Bank notes are available in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 dollars, and coins in denominations of 5, 10 and 25


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cents as well as 1 and 2 dollars. Bank cards and major credit cards are also accepted almost everywhere.

Driving in Québec Since Canada uses the metric system, speed limits and distances are posted in kilometres per hour (km/h) and gasoline is sold by the litre (l).

Emergencies Emergency

911, 310‑4141 ou *4141 (from a cell phone) Info-Santé (medical advice)

811 Québec Poison Control Centre

Cell phones Use of a hand-held cell phone that does not have a hands-free function is prohibited while driving.

1 800 463‑5060

Road conditions

Making a comment or conveying dissatisfaction

For information on road conditions or other aspects of trip-planning, call 511 or 1 888 355-0511 or visit quebec511.info.

If you wish to comment on or are dissatisfied with the tourism services you received in Québec, please contact: Alliance de l’industrie touristique du Québec

Winter tires From December 15 to March 15, all taxis and passenger vehicles registered in Québec must be equipped with winter tires. This requirement also applies to rental passenger vehicles in Québec. Tourist routes The official tourist routes are clearly marked with blue signs. They are designed to highlight the attractions of the regions through which they pass, and to enable visitors to discover the extent of Québec’s natural and cultural treasures. quebecoriginal.com/

tourist-routes

Tourist signage In Québec, tourist regions and directions to services, attractions and activities are indicated by blue road signs. For more information, visit panneaubleu.com and tourisme.gouv.qc.ca/signalisation (in French only). Village-relais accredited services If you feel like taking a break or require assistance while on the road, look for the Village-relais signs. These point to towns that, together with local businesses, offer a range of accredited services and a safe and pleasant place to stop. villages-relais.qc.ca

1 877 686-8358 info@alliancetouristique.com

Taxes Québec has two taxes: the 5% federal goods and services tax (GST), and the 9,975% Québec sales tax (QST). An accommodation tax of 3.5%/night also applies in Centre-du-Québec.

Tipping Tipping is customary in restaurants, bars and taxis. The amount, which is not included in the bill, is generally equivalent to 15% of the total bill before taxes. For quick tip calculations, Québecers normally add up both taxes. Tipping bellhops or porters is at your discretion (generally, $1 per bag).

Voltage In Québec, the standard voltage is 110 volts/60 cycles, as it is throughout North America. Since the outlets cannot accommodate European plugs, you will need to bring or buy an adaptor.

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LEGEND OF SYMBOLS ú Accommodation D Air conditioning á BYOB æ Cash only ” Comfort station w Cottage rental r Cross-country skiing Y Cycling P Electric vehicule charging station é Electricity v Electricity 30 amps ö Equipment rental @ Fishing

º Fitness room $ Free admission J Free Wi-Fi 2 Fully accessible g Golf & Hiking j Hospital i Indoor pool † Licensed restaurant e Outdoor pool 5 Paid admission 3 Partially accessible ÷ Patio ( Permanent visitor information centre

 Pet-friendly ¶ Places to eat ™ Pump-out station ; Playground , Private bathroom Ñ Pull-through ä Quadding < Regional airport µ Restaurant with live music þ Route des Navigateurs 0 Seasonal operation ? Seasonal visitor information centre

+ Shared bathroom . Shelter f Skating n Snowmobiling ó Snowshoeing B Spa „ Theatre venue ) Tourist information stand k Village-Relais accredited services b Water access p Wellness centre ½ % of shady sites

Accessibility Access for persons with impaired mobility — Kéroul

514 252-3104  •  keroul.qc.ca Kéroul assesses the accessibility of different businesses based on a set of criteria recognized by Tourisme Québec. Kéroul offers a wide range of cultural and tourism information for visitors with impaired mobility.

2 Visitors with impaired mobility can move about without assistance in the business.

3 Visitors with impaired mobility must have

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Tourist and Leisure Companion Sticker

vatl.org Companions of disabled individuals with this sticker are admitted free of charge to participating tourism, cultural and recreational attractions.


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INDEX A Access to the region................... 113 Accessibility............................... 116 Accommodation.......................... 98 Additional activities..................... 88 Advertisers index....................... 119 Alpagas d'Ham Nature................ 26 Alpagas de Camily....................... 18 Alpagas Fibrefine........................ 58 Antiques dealers.......................... 72 Arbre en arbre............................. 14 Art galleries................................. 73 Artisanal cheese makers.............. 87 Atelier-Boutique L’Angélaine...... 46 Atelier-Galerie d'Art Victoriaville............................... 26 ATV (quad)................................... 82 Axart............................................ 14 Azur Groupe santé beauté........... 88

B Baie-du-Febvre............................ 56 Bécancour.................................... 46 Bécancour and the surrounding area...................... 42 Bed and breakfasts.................... 104 Bioterra Spa santé Urbain........... 88 Bleuets & cie................................ 45 Boutiques.................................... 73 Brûlerie des Cantons................... 23

C Campgrounds............................ 106 Can’t-miss experiences...................6 Captif Victoriaville....................... 27 Cascades...................................... 21 Centre d’art Jacques et Michel Auger........................ 27 Centre de la Biodiversité du Québec................................ 47 Centre d’interprétation acadien..... 47 Centre d’Interprétation de Baie-du-Febvre.................... 57 Centre d’interprétation de la canneberge...................... 31 Centre d’interprétation de la Fromagerie Saint-Guillaume.... 17 Centre de vacances

Val Chester........................... 25,78 Chesterville.................................. 25 Circuit de découvertes chemins Craig et Gosford........................ 38 Circuit des arts de la MRC de Drummond.......................... 14 Circuit des traditions................... 75 Circuit patrimonial « L’Érable entreprenante »........ 36 Concert halls................................ 73 Cottages.................................... 105 Cross-country Skiing.................... 84 Culture and heritage................... 72 Cycling trails................................ 77 Cycling ........................................ 74

D Délices, Érable & Cie.................... 37 Deschaillons-sur-Saint-Laurent.... 43 Dogsledding................................ 82 Domaine des 3 fûts..................... 14 Domaine du Clos de l’Isle............ 48 Domaine du lac Louise................ 83 Downhill skiing........................... 84 Drummondville........................... 13 Drummondville and the surrounding area................ 12

E Érable Rouge......................... 82, 86 Érablière aux Petits Plaisirs......... 87 Érablière Prince........................... 87 Events.......................................... 64

F Fatbiking..................................... 84 Ferme Bel Alpaga et Bon Autruche........................ 17 Ferme du Bassin.......................... 14 Ferme du Joual Vair.................... 48 Festivals....................................... 64 Fishing......................................... 78 Fraisière Talfor............................. 37 Fromagerie du Presbytère........... 23 Fromagerie Lemaire.................... 16 Fromagerie Victoria..................... 27 Fromage Warwick........................ 23

G Galerie-Boutique Manu Factum..... 54 Garage P. Bédard & Fils............. 114 Gaz station................................. 114 General information.................. 112 Gleason....................................... 84 Golf.............................................. 81

H Health centres............................. 88 Hiking.......................................... 79 Hotels.......................................... 98 Hunting....................................... 78

I Ice skating................................... 82 Inverness..................................... 38

J Jardinerie Fortier......................... 35 Jardins de Cristal......................... 58 Jardins des lilas de Bécancour.... 48 Jardins et Sentier Les Pieds d'Or........................... 79

K Kingsey Falls................................ 21

L La Courvalloise............................ 84 La Route des Clochers de la MRC de Bécancour................ 49 La Tomaterie de Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets.......... 45 Le Carré 150 ............................... 28 LE Centre de Victoriaville............. 29 Le Fief de la Rivière...................... 49 Legend of symbols.................... 116 Les Centciels Spa Urbain............. 89 Les petits fruits d’Evélyne............ 36 Lyster........................................... 38

M Madrid 2.0................................. 112 Maison d’école du rang Cinq-Chicots................ 25 Maison de Bibi, café-boutique.... 48 Maison de Bibi, savonnerie......... 49

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Maison des arts Desjardins Drummondville........................ 15 Maison et atelier Rodolphe-Duguay.................... 54 Marché Godefroy......................... 49 Miellerie King.............................. 22 MiniGolf Victo.............................. 29 Mont Apic.................................... 84 Mototourism................................ 80 Moulin à laine d’Ulverton............ 18 Moulin Michel de Gentilly........... 51 Mountain biking......................... 76 Mouvement ESSARTS.................. 17 Musée de l’Hôtel des Postes....... 30 Musée des Abénakis.................... 57 Musée des outils anciens............ 24 Musée des religions du monde.... 55 Musée du Bronze d’Inverness..... 39 Musée Laurier.............................. 30 Musée National de la photographie................... 15

N Nature and Outdoors Activities.... 74 Natureza, Spa Resto Chalet ........ 88 Nicolet......................................... 53 Nicolet and the surrounding area...................... 52 Notre-Dame-de-Ham................... 24 Nouveau Théâtre de Saint-Pierre-Baptiste................. 38

O Office de tourisme de Drummondville.........112, 114 Office de tourisme de Nicolet-Yamaska........112, 114 Orchards...................................... 87 Organized group tours.............. 114

P Parc du Mont Arthabaska...... 76, 84 Parc du Réservoir Beaudet.......... 30 Parc écomaritime de l’Anse du Port...................... 55 Parc écologique Godefroy........... 51 Parc éolien de l'Érable................. 37 Parc linéaire des Bois-Francs....... 75 Parc Marie-Victorin...................... 22 Parcours aux saveurs d’ici............ 51 Parc régional de la rivière Gentilly.......... 45, 76, 80, 84, 108

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Parc régional des Grandes-Coulées........80, 84, 108 Parc régional du Mont-Ham..................... 79, 84 Parc Woodyatt............................. 16 Pavillon Arthabaska..................... 31 Pêche Nicolet............................... 78 Pick your own.............................. 87 Places to eat................................. 92 Plessisville................................... 36 Plessisville and the surrounding area...................... 34 Plumes et pacotilles.................... 51 Portrait of the region................... 11 Port Saint-François....................... 55 Pourvoirie Destination Lac Mirage................................ 78 Princeville.................................... 35 Produit de l’Érable St-Ferdinand B.......................... 38

Q Quad (ATV)................................... 82

R Randonnée Micklà...................... 82 Regional Delights........................ 86 Regional map............................ 120 Relais Micklà............................... 83 Relays ATV/snowmobile.............. 83 Resorts....................................... 105 Rose Drummond......................... 16 Réserve naturelle du Boisé-du-Séminaire.................. 55 Route des Navigateurs................ 11 Rustic lodges............................. 108

S Saint-Félix-de-Kingsey................. 18 Saint-Ferdinand........................... 38 Saint-Louis-de-Blandford............. 31 Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets............ 43 Saint-Rémi-de-Tingwick............... 24 Sainte-Monique........................... 57 Sainte-Sophie-de-Lévrard............ 45 SC Performance Karting.............. 58 Sentier des trotteurs.................... 79 Shuttle service............................. 77 Shows.......................................... 73 Snowmobiling............................. 83 Snowshoeing............................... 84

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Snow tubing................................ 84 Spas (Health centres)................... 88 Spa détente du lac William......... 89 Statera Expérience....................... 57 Sugar shacks................................ 86 Summer theatres......................... 73

T Théâtre des Grands Chênes......... 22 Théâtre du Coq............................ 59 Tourisme Bécancour..........112, 114 Tourisme Érable.................112, 114 Tourism information.................. 112 Tourisme Victoriaville and the surrounding area....... 114 Travel tools.....................................4 Travelling in Québec................. 114

V Various Activities......................... 88 Véloroute des Appalaches........... 27 Verger Canard Goûteux............... 23 Verger des Bois-Francs................ 36 Verger des Horizons.................... 24 Verger Nicolet.............................. 57 Victoriaville.................................. 26 Victoriaville and the surrounding area...................... 20 Vignoble Les Côtes du Gavet....... 24 Village Québécois d’Antan.......... 14 Village sucré (Village Québécois d’Antan)..... 86 Vineyards..................................... 87

W Warwick....................................... 23 Wickham..................................... 18 Winter Fun................................... 82 Workshops................................... 75

Z Zoo Académie.............................. 55


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Auberge Godefroy..................... 103

Motel Blanchet............................ 97 Motel Le Phare.......................... 101 Moulin Michel de Gentilly........... 50 Municipalité de Deschaillons-sur-Saint-Laurent.... 44 Municipalité de Sainte-Sophie-de-Lévrard......... 40

Tourisme Autochtone.................. 71 Tourisme Bécancour.................... 41 Tourisme Érable.......................... C-2 Tourisme Nicolet-Yamaska.... 61, 62 Tourisme Victoriaville et sa région..................................1

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Village Québécois d’Antan.......... 19

B Best Western Plus Hôtel Universel ....................... C-4

C Camping des Voltigeurs – SÉPAQ... 106 Centre d'interprétation de la canneberge...................... 32 Comfort Inn Drummondville....... 99

H Hôtel Montfort Nicolet................. 61 Hôtel-Motel Drummond............ 101

K Kéroul.............................................2

L Le Carré 150................................ 33

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Qualily Inn & Suites Victoriaville............................. 100 Québec à moto............................ 70

S Statera Expérience....................... 60

Production: Tourisme Centre-du-Québec General manager: Yves Zahra Project supervisor and advertising: Caroline Baril Collaboration: ATR Associées du Québec Cover picture credit: Stéphanie Allard/ Camping Cap à la Roche in Deschaillons-surSaint-Laurent Translation : Sarah Bekeris Printer: Norecob Graphic design: Odace Communication

This tourist guide was produced by Tourisme Centre-du-Québec in collaboration with its partners. Only members of the regional tourist association are featured in this booklet. The information was accurate as of fall 2017 and is subject to change without notice. Tourisme Centre-du-Québec shall not be held liable for any involuntary omissions or errors found herein. The next edition will be published in spring 2019. © Tourisme Centre-du-Québec Legal deposit: — Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, 2018 — Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, 2018 ISBN 978-2-922720-35-8 ISSN 1495-852X

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