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Centredu-Québec


#happinessisastepaway On road, 12 circuits – 835 km Gravel bike, 9 circuits – 534 km

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Parc linéaire des Bois-Francs Discover or rediscover 77 km of one of the most beautiful cycle path in Quebec. From Tingwick to Lyster, through Victoriaville and Plessisville, feel free to discover the cycling networks of the different cities. Cycling for all!

www.parclineairebf.com 819 758-6414

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Parc Marie-Victorin and Cascades plants LIVE THE EXTRAORDINARY! A memorable journey will bring you into 6 thematic gardens with huge 3D mosaïcultures, a greenhouse, flowers to taste and the General Store with its antiques exhibition… Inspiration, discoveries and memories will make your day colourful!

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Interested to know how things are made? Enjoy a guided visit of one of three Cascade plants : Groupe Tissu, Emballage Carton-caisse or Cascades plastique.Then, see the impressive solar park Alain-Lemaire and the Passerelle des Bâtisseurs, a masterpiece made of recycled materials over the Nicolet river. 385, boul. Marie-Victorin (route 255), Kingsey Falls J0A 1B0

www.parcmarievictorin.com 819 363-2528 / 1 888 753-7272


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Centredu-Québec on the Web Centre-du-Québec is just the place to keep you up to date with a set of online tools designed to inspire you, help you plan your trip and share the memories you make along the way.

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Drummondville and the surrounding area 18 Victoriaville and the surrounding area 24 Plessisville and the surrounding area 28 Bécancour and the surrounding area 32 Nicolet and the surrounding area

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Centredu-Québec Overview Just the place to captivate you! By car, bike, motorcycle, snowmobile or quad, no matter which road you choose, you will discover an authentic and amazing tourist region where traditions and terroir (local products) go hand in hand.

Accessibility 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 urban centres. As you drive along highways 20 or 55, you will inevitably travel through the Centre-du-Québec. 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. No matter which itinerary you choose for your journey, interesting discoveries await you. The route will lead you through cities and towns, some urban and some rural, until you reach the St. Lawrence. As you follow the river’s path, the Route des Navigateurs gives you a truly impressive panoramic view.

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A rich and diversified past In the past and at the present, the Centre-du-Québec region has been a land of opportunities. Reminders of its Scottish, Irish, and British colonial heritage abound. The territory was divided into seigneuries on the plains along the St. Lawrence and, further south, into townships in the Appalachian foothills. The region’s economy took off with the arrival of the railroad, which spurred the development of industries still thriving today. Throughout your travels, heritage tours will enable you to delve into the area’s fascinating history.

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Centre-du-Québec has it all! 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! Centre-du-Québec’s distinctive geography makes it ideal for specific leisure activities, like cycling. Families will appreciate the cycling paths, while more serious cyclists will want to tackle the southern part of Victoriaville, with its imposing hilly landscape. The varied scenery will appeal to motorcyclists, who can make a stop at a belvedere or even try a local artisan’s patio. There are also themed circuits including the Route to Gourmet Delights, showcasing many local producers, the Bird Watching Circuit, with its many nature sites, or the Route des Navigateurs, a path that borders the St. Lawrence. Whether you’re looking for a family, couple or group activity, Centre-du-Québec has it all!

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Village Québécois d’Antan Learn all about history in Québec between 1810-1930 through the fascinating stories told by the lively characters in the old-fashioned Village Québécois d’Antan. The village is a hub of activity with traditional games, music, old-style singing and dancing, skits and horse-drawn carriage rides. There are no less than 70 historical buildings in the village and the customs of the olden days will tell you many a story. Come discover this hidden gem of a village!

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Parc Marie-Victorin Discover everything that the Parc Marie-Victorin has to offer in their one-of-a-kind, oversized horticultural universe! Here, nature comes to life through giant mosaicultures, 6 remarkable gardens and a tropical greenhouse bustling with exotic birds. While you’re visiting, have a picnic by the falls, take some fabulous photographs of the park, try a few edible flowers or some heirloom veggies and take part in the activities.

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A gourmet experience! Taste the many flavours of Centre-du-Québec! Whether you’re enjoying some maple products, tasting some of our infamous local cheeses or savouring a wine from the region, we have so much to offer! Our festivals and events showcase all of our exquisite local delicacies. In the fall, Centre-du-Québec goes hand in hand with flavourful discoveries! Take a stroll on the Balade gourmande so you can meet our local producers and taste their delicious products, made right here in Centre-du-Québec.

Bécancour and the surrounding area

Centre de la Biodiversité du Québec The Centre de la Biodiversité du Québec is an interpretative centre with a unique concept that offers visitors an up close and personal experience with nature and its living organisms. Discover Québec’s fauna and flora, experience nature at your fingertips and learn more about the rich ecosystems that exist in our amazing province. In the evening, explore the immersive outdoor path that will take you back in time and through the history of the Bécancour forest. Take some time to learn about nature’s hidden treasures.

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Biking Take a ride on the Appalachian mountainside or on the small country roads until you reach the St. Lawrence. There are paths that are adapted to all levels and preferences, whether you enjoy riding on pavement or gravel and dirt bike paths. There are so many amazing, mountainous spots where you can enjoy cycling between Montreal and Quebec City, whether it’s at the Parc régional de la rivière Gentilly in Sainte-Marie-de-Blandford, or the Parc Mont Arthabaska in Victoriaville!

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Motorcycle touring Motorcycle lovers: book your next trip in Centredu-Québec. You won’t be disappointed! Our region is only 1 hour from Quebec City and 1.5 hours from Montreal. We have lots of country roads and beautiful landscapes just south of the St. Lawrence that motorcyclists rave about. And when it comes to lodging, there are plenty of inns, hotels and motels with friendly faces to welcome you! When you bike in Centre-du-Québec, you’re sure to feel right at home among the stunning landscapes, no matter where you find yourself in the region!

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Aboriginal culture Come visit Québec’s first Indigenous museum. It’s a chance to learn about the fascinating culture of the Abenakis Peoples. Examine the permanent and temporary Indigenous exhibits while taking part in cultural and educational activities. Learn more about the uniqueness of the Odanak fauna and flora as you walk along the Tolba pedestrian trail, a groomed trail that borders the Saint-François River.

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Winter in the Centre-du-Québec region Craving a breath of fresh air? Centre-du-Québec does winter like no other! Make a stop in Gleason and enjoy the family-friendly ski station with its excellent snow conditions and wide range of activities. They have snowshoe trails, snow tubing lanes, fatbiking paths, as well as snowmobile and quad trails. If you love winter, you’ll find everything you’re looking for in Centre-du-Québec!

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Renowned for high energy and a festive atmosphere, 143 Windsor Drummondville invites you to enjoy its different activities. Discover the Parc Woodyatt, located near 5 Events the city’s downtown core with its terraces and shops. Other places not to be missed during your stay: theSherbrooke Village Québécois d’Antan pioneer village, Rose Drummond, and Arbre en Arbre Drummond (tree-top adventure site) with the Saint-François River as the 10 backdrop. Culture and living History

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Club de Golf de Drummondville

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Modern, prosperous, lively and designed with Saint-Louis-de-Blandford Ferme du Bassin Notre-Damepeople in mind, Drummondville welcomes L'Escarpé - station de grimpe de-Lourdes you! Go for a walk or hop on your bicycle efoy 165new Rivia promenade to the LaLyster Courvalloise and enjoy the 116 Saint-Rosaire fullest. At 2.5-km long (soon 265 to be 5-km!), Le Village Québécois d'Antan this path borders the Rivière Saint-François Le Village sucré du  and 162is super close to Drummondville’s Village Québécois d'Antan Princevillea city centre Plessisville vibrant downtown, with plenty Laurierville Valère of gourmet food options. Explore the Skate Maison des arts  267 Desjardins Drummondville Plaza, one of Québec’s most impressive skateparks, located just steps away from the Marché Public Drummondville Inverness public market and make a stop at Victoriaville 165the city’s Saint-NorbertMoto Club Drummond incredible public library. In the summer, d'Arthabaska Saint-Pierreyou can also attend one Sainte-Sophieof the free musical Musée National Baptiste d'Halifax Saint-Christopheperformances at the Parc Saint-Frédéric. de la Photographie Desjardins Lac Joseph d'Arthabaska 16 Drummondville and 263its tourism partners know Orchestre symphonique  k how to give you the enjoyable trip you’ve been de Drummondville looking for! 161 Saint-Ferdinand Parc des Voltigeurs Lac William Sainte-Hélènede-Chester

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Festival Artscène DMV

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Festival de la Poutine  de Drummondville

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Le Village hanté du Village Québécois d'Antan

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Le Village illuminé Desjardins du Village Québécois d'Antan

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Symposium des arts de Drummondville

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Camping des Voltigeurs - Sépaq

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Comfort Inn

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Grand Times Hotel Drummondville

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Hôtel & Suites Le Dauphin

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Ferme Bel Alpaga et Bon Autruche

Hôtel Quality Suites Drummondville

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Hôtel-Motel Drummond 

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Motel Alouette

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Motel Blanchet

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Nambu Restaurant

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Restaurant Globe-Trotter

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Restaurant Pacini

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Moulin à laine d'Ulverton St-Félix de Kingsey is situated amongst rolling hills and is bordered by the Rivière SaintFrançois. It's a truly charming location. The Chemin de la Rivière is perfect for cycling, there is a panoramic view from the top of the mountain, the illuminated cross is nearby and there are two campgrounds open in the summer. Maple sugar bushes, berry farms, and Christmas tree farms. Plus, the church at Sydenham Place, the Trenholm United Church and Cemetery and Catholic Church, all classified as heritage buildings.

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Wickham 2 599 inhabitants

Wickham is known for its animated and diverse services, and its municipal infrastructures in place such as outdoor skating rinks, soccer fields, baseball field, splash pads in the summer months and toboggan hill in the winter. For cycling enthusiasts, la Route verte #4 weaves its way through our region! Wickham offers visitors a very active lifestyle to meet the needs of the population and visitors. Experiences

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Camping Plage des Sources

Saint-Guillaume

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Club de Golf l'Émeraude

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Restaurant La Belle Québécoise

Antiquités Lauraine Gaudet

Notre-Dame-de-Ham 402 inhabitants

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Parc régional du Mont-Ham

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Fêtons ensemble le solstice d'été

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Montagne et musique

p.65

Kingsey Falls

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, and the village's heritage. Meditate at the shrine located near the church built in 1940, one of the region's rare neoclassical churches. Experiences

Pêche Nicolet

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Sentiers équestres aux mille collines

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Saint-Christophed'Arthabaska Experiences

1 928 inhabitants

Maison d'école du rang Cinq-Chicots p.73

Located about 25-km 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.

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La Miellerie King

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Saint-Rosaire Accommodations

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Camping Domaine du Lac Cristal

Centre d'interprétation de la canneberge

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Club Motoneige Riv-Bec

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Camping Domaine du Lac Louise

Restaurant Dépanneur Rioux

p.105

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Érable Rouge Sentier de patinage en forêt

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Sainte-Élizabethde-Warwick Experiences

Fromagerie du Presbytère

Experiences

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Natureza Spa Resto Chalet

Érable Rouge

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Saint-Norbertd'Arthabaska Natureza Spa Resto Chalet

Saint-Valère Experiences

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Relais Domaine du Lac Louise

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Sainte-Clotildede-Horton Accommodations

Saint-Rémide-Tingwick

Gîte Presbytère Sainte-Clotilde

441 inhabitants

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.

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Le Sainte-Hélène Auberge & Spa Nordique Sentier des trotteurs

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Le Sainte-Hélène Auberge & Spa Nordique

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Sainte-Séraphine

Centre d'art Jacques-et-Michel-Auger p.74

Accommodations

Camping Lac des Cyprès

p.102

Tingwick Experiences

Circuit moto du Festival Mécanique

p.84

Gleasonp.82

Club de motoneige Alléghanish des Bois-Francs

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Fromagerie Victoria

p.45

La véloroute des Appalaches

p.58

Le Carré 150

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Le Carré 150 (DEUX, les plus grands duos)

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LE Centre de Victoriaville

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MiniGolf Victo

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Musée de l'Hôtel des Postes

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Jardins et Sentier Les Pieds d'Or

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Musée Laurier Lieu historique national du Canada

Moto-Aventure Bois-Francs

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Moto-Club Bois-Franc

Vignoble Les Côtes du Gavet

p.48

Parc du Mont Arthabaska

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Parc du Réservoir Beaudet

Festival Mécanique

p.64

Parc linéaire des Bois-Francs

p.58

Gleason en couleurs

p.65

Parc Terre-des-Jeunes

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Gleason en poutine

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Pourvoirie Destination Le Mirage

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Victoriaville(<jP 47 301 inhabitants

Victoriaville 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 mountain bike trail network, the ice skating loop in the city centre and the bridge over the Beaudet reservoir, the city is crisscrossed by 58 km of bicycle paths that link up with the Route verte. 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. The city also boasts a rich architectural heritage.

Balade Gourmande

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Défi des bois Plombaction

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Festival des Amateurs de Théâtre à Victoriaville

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Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville

p.60

Fromages, Bouffe & Traditions de Victoriaville

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JPL Victo Jazz

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Alpagas D'Ham Nature

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Atelier-Galerie d'Art Victoriaville

p.74

Azur Groupe Santé Beauté

p.88

Campus Escalade

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WarwickP 4 652 inhabitants

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 des Pins 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. Skatepark Victoriaville

La Classique des Appalaches

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Aux Petits Plaisirs

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Rock La Cauze

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Brûlerie des Cantons

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Triathlon de Victoriaville Sani Marc

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Le Verger Canard Goûteux

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Victoriaville et ses oies, une envolée artistique

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Verger des Horizons

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Gîte La Clé d'Art

Le Grand BBQ Warwick p.98

Aux Plaisirs Partagés

Le Victorin Hôtel et congrès

p.94

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Z Plaza Hôtel

p.94

Cactus Resto-Bar

p.105

Complexe Évasion

p.105

Le Communard

p.105

O'Connell Pub Irlandais

p.105

Restaurant Le Laurier

p.106

Restaurant Luxor

p.106

Shad Café

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Fromagerie Victoria

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Pub L'Ours Noir

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InvernessP 928 inhabitants

Founded by Scottish 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 enchanted as you delight in a picturesque tourist route. In 2020, the Municipality of Inverness celebrates its 175th anniversary. Experiences

1 603 inhabitants

Located on the shores of the Bécancour 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. Festivities

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Marché public d'Inverness

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6 567 inhabitants

Musée du Bronze d'Inverness

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Parc des chutes Lysander

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Plessisville is the perfect combination of liveliness of the city and the peacefulness of the countryside. It's very easy to discover its heritage, shopping centres and restaurants on foot, especially in the warmer seasons. You'll fall in love with the Parc de la rivière Bourbon. This well-known meeting spot has a four-season multi-activity theatre. Once you're on site, you'll find an aquatic play structure, playground and exercise equipment as well as walking paths and bicycle trails that border the river.

Festivities

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Gîte la Maison Blanche

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Biergarten de l'Île

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Circuit de découverte des Chemins Craig et Gosford

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Circuit patrimonial « L'Érable entreprenante »

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Club de Golf de Plessisville

p.52

Club Sport 4 de l'Érable

p.81

Délices Érable & Cie

p.43

Maison créative  et rurale Armand-Vaillancourt

p.72

Parc régional  des Grandes-Coulées

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Randonnée Mïcklà

p.80

Verger des Bois-Francs

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PrincevilleP 6 201 inhabitants

Princeville is family-oriented and well-known for its dynamic residents. A number of major activities take place here every year. Golf enthusiasts can play their favourite sport and vacationers can have fun at one of the two campgrounds. Not to mention the many activities held at the Parc multisports throughout the year. Experiences

Plessisville

Festival de l'Érable de Plessisville

p.60

Rendez-vous des décapotables  de Plessisville

p.61

Accommodations

Motel Le Phare

p.52

Jardinerie Fortier

p.48

Les petits fruits d'Evélyne

p.40

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Club de Golf des Bois-Francs

p.102 p.94

Festival du Cheval de Princeville

p.61

Foire Bières, Bouffe et Culture 

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Camping Plage des Sables

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Camping Plage Paquet

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Complexe hôtelier Du Pré

p.94

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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. Experiences

Spa détente du lac William

p.88

Accommodations

Les Chalets Garou

p.98

Manoir du lac William

p.94

Places to Eat

Manoir du lac William

p.106

Saint-Pierre-Baptiste Experiences

Mont Apic

p.82

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Festival des sucres  de Saint-Pierre-Baptiste

p.60

Rock Fest de Saint-Pierre-Baptiste

p.63

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Camping des Bois-Francs

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Espace Sophia

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Parc éolien de L'Érable

p.73

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Bistro Espace Sophia

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Club de Golf Godefroy

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Domaine du Clos de l'Isle

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Ferme du Joual Vair

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Jardin des lilas de Bécancour

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L'écho des origines, et si la forêt nous racontait?

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La Maison de Bibi, café-boutique

p.47

La Maison de Bibi, savonnerie

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La Route des Clochers de la MRC de Bécancour

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Moulin Michel de Gentilly

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Moulin Michel de Gentilly - Boutique des Étrennes

p.70

Parc écologique Godefroy

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Quai en Fête

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Auberge Godefroy

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Café de la Maison de Bibi

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Moulin Michel de Gentilly - Crêperie champêtre

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Ô Quai des Brasseurs

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Restaurant Subway

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Deschaillons-surSaint-LaurentP 880 inhabitants

Sitting atop some impressive cliffs, Deschaillons-sur-Saint-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. For those looking for an exciting outdoor adventure or activity, there are plenty of recreational options available such as hiking and cycling trails, cross country skiing paths and snowmobile trails. Experiences

Marché public de Deschaillons Thetford Mines

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Québec

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Saint-Pierreles-BecquetsP 1 142 inhabitants

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. Our numerous resident artists catch the imagination of curious visitors. Let's not forget the products of market gardening boasting a variety of vegetables, berries and our famous tomatoes. Several tourist attractions are waiting for you including a walking tour of historic sites with the church dating back to 1839, our river park, and a tomato-themed park. Experiences

Alpagas de Bernière

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Bleuets & cie

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La Tomaterie de Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets

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Entre fleuve & brebis

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Champignonnière Mycoterre Parc régional de la rivière Gentilly

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Sainte-Sophiede-LévrardP 717 inhabitants

Sainte-Sophie-de-Lévrard is located in an enchanting setting. Admire the century-old elm tree transformed into a giant sculpture, 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. Accommodations

Défi du Parc régional  de la Rivière Gentilly

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Camping Plage Paris

Spring Bike du Parc régional de la Rivière Gentilly

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Pick-your-own Drummondville and the surrounding area

Wickham Verger Blanchard 1062, route 139, Wickham 819 741-0098  ―  vergerblanchard@bellnet.ca Open: pick-your-own: end of July to mid-November, daily. Come mid-July, apple picking season begins at the Verger Blanchard and then ends around mid-November. The orchard has over 4,000 standard and semi-dwarf apple trees with 11 varieties. An annual event that is the perfect activity among family or friends, as a couple or even in a big group. Come and visit us at the orchard and the boutique! Victoriaville and the surrounding area

Warwick Verger des Horizons 67, rue Saint-Louis, Warwick 819 358-2790 Open: pick-your-own: Saturdays and Sundays in September and October. Shop: year-round. 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.

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Plessisville Verger des Bois-Francs 2655, rue Saint-Calixte, Plessisville 819 364-5783  ―  vergerbois-francs.com Open: Plessisville: pick your own, September 4 to October 12. Open daily in Princeville, year-round. Our family operation, founded in 1942, welcomes you to two different 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.

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Les petits fruits d'Evélyne 1634, 10e rang Ouest, Princeville 819 364-3377  ―  petitsfruitsdevelyne.com Open: June to September. Variable hours.

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!

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Handcrafted Beverages Victoriaville and the surrounding area

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La Grange Pardue 261, route 216, Ham-Nord 819 344-2200  ―  lagrangepardue.com Open: year-round, Thursday to Sunday. Bécancour and the surrounding area

Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets Bleuets & cie

512, route Marie-Victorin, Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets 819 263-0286  ―  bleuetsetcie.com Open: July 4 to September 6. Variable hours. Located near the St. Lawrence River, Bleuets & cie offers pick-your-own blueberries, raspberries, Morello cherries, sea buckthorns, red currants, and black currants, or 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. Nicolet and the surrounding area

Grand-Saint-Esprit Verger Nicolet 5760, rue Principale, Grand-Saint-Esprit 819 289-2101  ―  vergernicolet.com Open: bleuets : blueberries: mid-July to mid-September, daily. Apples : end of August to mid-October.

This brewpub is located in Ham-Nord, a municipality where visitors can see the village and its impressive bell tower on one side, and Mount Ham in the foreground on the other side. You can indulge in an agritourism experience during the beer tasting beverages made with locally-grown ingredients, while taking in the region's stunning landscapes. La Grange Pardue's mission is to unite customers and producers by giving them an opportunity to learn about the fascinating craft of beer-making through guided tours of the site. Bécancour and the surrounding area

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Distillerie du Quai 14825, boul. Bécancour, Bécancour 819 266-7602  ―  distillerieduquai.com Open: year-round.

The Distillerie Du Quai, an excellent spirits producer, welcomes you to its stunning tasting area, and offers guided tours of its facilities and small museum detailing the history of the local village of Ste-Angèle-de-Laval.

In the summer months, the Nicolet orchard lets visitors pick their own highbush blueberries. In the fall, enjoy the orchard’s impressive fresh apples! They’re yours for the picking. There are dedicated picnic spots near a manmade lake where you can watch ducks, ducklings and geese swimming and enjoying the fresh air. There are also play structures close by. Why not try a guided tour, visit the boutique that sells local products, explore the grounds on a golf cart and have some fun on the playgrounds that both young and old can enjoy?

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Coffee Roaster Victoriaville and the surrounding area

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4, rue Beauchesne, Warwick 819 358-9177  ―  bruleriedescantons.com Open: year-round. 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. Rest stop with picnic tables for cyclists.

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451-A, route des Bosquets, Sainte-Marie-de-Blandford 819 690-6349 Open: year-round. Learn everything there is to know about mushrooms and how they’re grown when you visit Centre-duQuébec’s one and only mushroom farm! See how mushrooms are cultivated at each step of the production process by visiting the greenhouse and then finish things off with a tasting. At the boutique, visitors can purchase ready-made dishes and processed foods made from delicious mushrooms. The farm also offers training sessions and workshops, by reservation only.

189, route Marie-Victorin, Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets 819 801-8909 Open: May to September. Variable hours. Enjoy an ice cream, coffee or the house speciality while taking in the stunning view of the river. Come pet the animals and take a moment to try the local flavours in a country setting!

Sugar Shacks / Maple Products Drummondville and the surrounding area

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1425, rue Montplaisir, Drummondville 819 478-1441  ―  1 877 710-0267  ―  villagequebecois.com Open: Saturdays and Sundays from March 21st to April 19th + Easter Monday Experience an incomparable sugar shack! An exceptional historical decor, sleigh rides, interpretation of the olden days sugar shack and, of course, our succulent traditional meal.

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3324, route 161, Saint-Valère 819 353-1616  ―  erablerouge.com Open: year-round, by reservation.

185, route 165, Irlande 418 428-9381  ―  produitdelerable.com Open: year-round.

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!

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.

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1280, avenue Trudelle, Plessisville 819 621-1333  ―  1 800 360-2989 erable-tourisme-culture.ca Open: year-round. Variable hours.

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63, rang des Buttes, Warwick 819 358-0555  ―  erabliereauxpetitsplaisirs.ca Open: upon reservation. 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!

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Délices Érable & Cie

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!

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Centre d'interprétation de la Fromagerie Saint-Guillaume

Livestock Farm

Artisanal Cheese Makers

Victoriaville and the surrounding area

Drummondville and the surrounding area

Warwick Le Verger Canard Goûteux

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49, route 116 Est, Warwick 819 960-4783  ―  canardgouteux.com Open: year-round. Closed on Sundays from January to the end of May. This farm's traditional approach respects the animals' 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. 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, syrup.

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83, rang de l’Église, Saint-Guillaume 819 396-2022  ―  1 888 868-2022  fromagestguillaume.com Open: year-round. Exception: closed on Mondays from Thanksgiving day to mid-May. Travel back in time to 1940 and discover the cheesemaking process at the St-Guillaume Cheese Dairy. This is the only remaining small-town co-op in Québec celebrating its 80th birthday. Come and try the best cheddar cheese curds fresh out of the pot, the incomparable Baya grilling cheese and entire range of products that have won prestigious competitions. Come and visit us with your friends or as a group.

Saint-Cyrille-de-Wendover Fromagerie Lemaire 2095, route 122, Saint-Cyrille-de-Wendover 819 478-0601  ―  fromagerie-lemaire.ca Open: year-round. 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 at Lemaire, in Saint-Germain-de-Grantham.

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Public Markets

Victoriaville and the surrounding area

Sainte-Élizabeth-de-Warwick

Drummondville and the surrounding area

Fromagerie du Presbytère

Drummondville

222, rue Principale, Sainte-Élizabeth-de-Warwick 819 358-6555  ―  fromageriedupresbytere.com Open: year-round. Closed on Sundays, January and February.

445, rue Saint-Jean, Drummondville 819 472-7123  ―  marchepublicdrummondville.com Open: Saturdays and Sundays, year-round. Mid-May to October, Tuesdays only.

In 2005, the Morin family decided to give new life to an old Presbytery, and they chose cheese as their speciality. 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. You can visit the church at any time and see how they transformed it from its traditional use into an aging area for their product. In the summer, you can even enjoy your cheese while taking in the spectacular landscape that surround

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101, rue de l'Aqueduc, Victoriaville 819 752-6821  ―  fromagerievictoria.com 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.

Flowing with every season, the Drummondville Public Market is a friendly spot that redefines the pleasure of eating by bringing together unique and sumptuous local products. Come and say hello to our local producers and artisans while making delicious discoveries. Located right in downtown Drummondville, this is a marketplace with an authentic feel where you can try a few samples, get advice about food and purchase fresh produce. Time to treat your taste buds! Plessisville and the surrounding area

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1799, rue Dublin, Inverness 418 453-2512  ―  municipalite-inverness.com Open: every Saturday morning, starting in June. The Inverness public market showcases local products and gives visitors a chance to learn more about local and regional producers.

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Deschaillons-sur-Saint-Laurent

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Marché Godefroy

1700, Avenue Descôteaux, Bécancour 819 233-3700  ―  marchegodefroy.com Open: Saturdays and Sundays, mid-May to the end of October. Christmas market, December weekends. In the friendly atmosphere of an authentic public market, come and meet the producers and artisans of Godefroy Market. Under the tent, producers are offering you regional products with which you can whip up delicious meals for your family and friends. You can also enjoy sustain on our terrace at the sound of our musician or by attending our chef's culinary demonstration. Picnic area on-site. In December, visit our Christmas market.

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1596, route Marie-Victorin, Deschaillons-sur-Saint-Laurent 819 292-2085  ―  deschaillons.ca Open: mid-June to mid-September. Every Saturday, from mid-June to mid-September, the Deschaillons public market invites visitors to fill up on flavours and artisan products. Ideally located on a charming site with a breathtaking view of the St. Lawrence River, this little market will appeal to everyone thanks to the delicious flavours of the agri-food producers and the skills of local artisans. Take a seat at one of the picnic tables on site to enjoy your nibbles. Plus, every Saturday they have music and special themes!

Regional Products Victoriaville and the surrounding area

Kingsey Falls La Miellerie King 15, rue Lajeunesse, Kingsey Falls 819 960-8065  ―  miellerieking.com Open: year-round. Visit our website for our detailed schedule. 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. Bécancour and the surrounding area

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14840, boul. Bécancour, Bécancour 819 222-5800  ―  lamaisondebibi.com Open: year-round. 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.

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La Maison de Bibi, savonnerie 14840, boul. Bécancour, Bécancour 819 222-5800  ―  lamaisondebibi.com Open: year-round.

Greenhouses Drummondville and the surrounding area

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. During your visit, take the time to discover local flavours at the café or in the gourmet shop at Maison de Bibi.

Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets La Tomaterie de Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets

La Maison de Bibi, savonnerie

135, route Marie-Victorin, Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets 819 263-0103  ―  latomaterie.com Open: April 9 to December 31, daily.

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210, boul. Lemire Ouest, Drummondville 819 474-3488  ―  1 888 767-3210  ―  rose.ca Horaire d'été : year-round. 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.

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, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the history of the Saint-Pierreles-Becquets tomato, renowned for its unique taste.

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Princeville Jardinerie Fortier 99, route 116 Est, Princeville 819 364-5009  ―  jardineriefortier.com Open: March 1st to December 30. Jardinerie Fortier is a producer of annual plants and organic vegetable seedlings. It is the prime horticulture destination in Quebec. Its team is always ready to offer you the best possible service to provide an exceptional experience. 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.

Vineyards

Bécancour and the surrounding area

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Domaine du Clos de l'Isle

Victoriaville and the surrounding area

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1690, Chemin de l'Aqueduc, Tingwick 819 850-3391  ―  vignoblegavet.com Open: May 1st to October 15, Thursday to Sunday. By appointment the rest of the year. 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 and sparkling wines in the winetasting room. Bring a picnic to enjoy on the covered terasse offering a stunning view of the vineyard and surrounding landscapes.

11100, chemin des Coquelicots, Bécancour 819 222-5210  ―  hemerocalles-isle.ca Open: May 1st to November 30. Upon reservation the rest of the year. 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, the Saint-Laurent (St. Lawrence), 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. Le Fief de la Rivière

20280, boul. des Acadiens, Bécancour 819 801-2195  ―  lefiefdelariviere.com Open: May 15 to October 30 , Thursday to Sunday. Anytime by appointment. Magnificent vineyard located on ancestral land along the Sainte-Marguerite River, Le Fief de la Rivière offers you white, red and rosé wines, as well as a new 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.

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Farm Tours

Victoriaville and the surrounding area

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Drummondville and the surrounding area

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1040, rang Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Drummondville 450 568-6991  ―  ferme.ca Open: June 20 to August 29. Visit our website for a list of activities and a detailed schedule. Ferme du Bassin gives you the opportunity to get close to 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. Consult our website for a list of activities and our detailed schedule.

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1331, 2e rang, Saint-Bonaventure 819 396-1498  ―  fermebelalpaga.com Open: daily, June 24 to August 23 for guided tours. By reservation during the rest of the year. Boutique open year-round. 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. Here you'll find a gift shop brimming with soft, warm alpaca wool products made in Québec and elsewhere; several ostrich-based products: oils, soaps, capsules, pomade, balms, shampoo; as well as ostrich and alpaca meat.

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567, rang Nault, Victoriaville 819 604-7312  ―  alpagasdhamnature.com Open: year-round. Variable hours.

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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. Bécancour and the surrounding area

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499, rang Saint-Charles, Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets 819 244-6618  ―  alpagasdeberniere.com Open: May to September. Variable hours. By reservation, October to April. This is a farm and leisure tourist destination. Visit us and you’ll fall in love with our alpacas. We show you how gentle and charming these friendly animals are. We look forward to sharing our passion for alpacas with you.

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Great Outdoors

Outdoors Activities

Victoriaville and the surrounding area

Chesterville

Drummondville and the surrounding area

Centre de Plein Air Val Chester

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526, rang Sainte-Anne, Drummondville 819 397-4544  ―  1 877 397-4544  ―  reseauxpleinair.com Open: May 2 to October 31. See our website for complete schedule. 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 Saint-Francois River and the Spicers rapids, the Arbre en arbre Drummondville site includes a park with zip lines and a treetop adventure trail. Guaranteed thrills!

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7300, Route 161, Chesterville 819 202-1000  ―  1 877 795-9039  ―  valchester.com Open: May to décember on reservation For a short visit or a full day, alone or with your 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.

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Horseback Riding / Equestrian Trails

Nicolet and the surrounding area

Nicolet Parc écomaritime de l'Anse-du-Port

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180, rue Monseigneur-Panet, Nicolet 819 293-6901  ―  nicolet.ca Open: year-round.

Notre-Dame-de-Ham Notre-Dame-de-Ham 819 350-2107  ―  sentierseamc.com Open: mid-May to early winter.

Hunting Victoriaville and the surrounding area

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20, rue Doucet, Victoriaville 819 357-9011  ―  1 877 557-9011 destinationlemirage.com Open: April 1st to December 1st. 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.

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Sentiers équestres aux mille collines

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).

For all the horseback riding lovers out there, whether it's on a saddle or sleigh, we have more than 70-km of trails that cross some breathtaking landscapes. Free parking available and trail stops equipped with picnic tables, horse tying gear and dry toilets. The trails are groomed, in excellent condition and accessible from mid-May until they are no longer accessible due to snow accumulation. Visit our website to find out the location of our 5 access.

Bécancour and the surrounding area

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3225, boul. du parc Industriel, Bécancour 819 297-2107  ―  fermedujoualvair.com Open: daily, May to the end of October. 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.

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Golf Drummondville and the surrounding area

Drummondville Club de Golf de Drummondville 400, chemin du Golf, Drummondville 819 478-0494  ―  golfdrummond.com Number of Holes: 18  ―  Par: 72 Length (yards): 6 543  ―  Services: Jö¶ Club de Golf Heriot 4205, chemin Tourville, Drummondville 819 398-5255  ―  golf-heriot.com Number of Holes: 18  ―  Par: 72 Length (yards): 6 427  ―  Services: Jö¶

Saint-Majorique-de-Grantham

Plessisville Club de Golf de Plessisville 328, rang du Golf, Plessisville 819 362-3387  ―  1 877 362-3387 golfplessisville.com Number of Holes: 18  ―  Par: 72 Length (yards): 6 400  ―  Services: Jö¶ Club de Golf des Bois-Francs 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: Jö¶ Bécancour and the surrounding area

Club de Golf l’Émeraude

Club de golf Godefroy

2064, boul. Lemire Ouest, Saint-Majorique-de-Grantham 819 475-1177  ―  819 388-8297 golfemeraude.com

17500, boul. Bécancour, Bécancour 819 233-2255  ―  golfgodefroy.qc.ca

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Parks

Victoriaville and the surrounding area

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Drummondville and the surrounding area

Parc des Voltigeurs

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1985, boul. Foucault, Drummondville 819 478-6550  ―  drummondville.ca Open: year-round. Experience a thrill on the world-class BMX trail, put your frisbee golf skills to the test and stretch your legs by playing a little soccer. After expending all that energy, take time to relax at one of the relaxation or picnic areas while drinking in a view of the river. Once you've recharged your batteries, why not take a stroll on the Promenade Rivia that will lead you downtown. At the Domaine Trent, try your hand at the Quêtes de Wooly Cap, an immersive escape game and in the winter, you can have fun tobogganing on the park's hills. Parc Woodyatt

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53, rue du Pont, Drummondville 819 478-6550  ―  drummondville.ca Open: year-round. Located in the very heart of Drummondville, Woodyatt Park brings nature and urbanity together in perfect harmony. The bordering Saint-François River also makes for a great birdwatching location. With a string of islets, large green spaces, majestic trees, and a recreational area featuring a water-play zone, the park is the perfect place for family recreational activities or picnics. Parc Gérard-Perron

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Parc du Mont Arthabaska

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1, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Victoriaville 819 758-1571  ―  victoriaville.ca Open: year-round.

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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. In winter, crosscountry 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. Parc du Réservoir Beaudet

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rue Garand, Victoriaville 819 758-1571  ―  victoriaville.ca Open: early June to mid-October. In summer, activities for the whole family are available at the service building: kayak, pedal boat, and canoe rentals, a splash pad, 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".

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2025, boul. Saint-Joseph, Drummondville 819 478-6550  ―  drummondville.ca Open: year-round. The newly revitalized Parc Gérard-Perron is one of Québec’s most stunning outdoor spaces. It sits next to the public market in the heart of the city. It’s surrounded by trees, green spaces and urban infrastructure. It has grounds for skateboarding and rollerblading that will please even the most hardcore sports junkies. The park also has a playground, aquatic play structure, basketball court and an area to play hockey.

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Parc Terre-de-Jeunes

Parc Terre-des-Jeunes

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Newly renovated, the Étang Roger-Paquet offers a postcard-like setting where photographers can take in a magnificent setting. This impressive natural environment is located just a few minutes walk from the downtown and combines rich biodiversity with a truly Zen feel, not to mention a welcoming and educational landscape. Visitors can wander through a wooded trail and read educational boards on the path’s edges to learn more about the fauna and flora of this natural gem. This is also a historic site.

Inspired by traditional German Biergartens, this open-air patio is located on Ile Louis-Philippe-Hébert and offers visitors a friendly, rural atmosphere. We invite everyone to bring their own food so they can use the barbecues that are available on site. However, visitors must buy their beverages at the Biergarten bar. They serve a wide variety of microbrewery beers in cans, wine and alcohol-free beer.

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chemin Gosford, Inverness 418 453-2512  ―  municipalite-inverness.com Open: mid-May to early October. Enjoy a stop in one of Quebec's prettiest villages. Admire the 15-metre high Lysander waterfalls just outside of the village at the rest area. Parc des chutes Lysander is an ideal site for picnics and hiking!

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1700, rue Saint-Calixte, Plessisville 819 362-3284  ―  plessisville.quebec Open: July 2 to September 12. Variable hours.

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Plessisville Biergarten de l'Île

1, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Victoriaville 819 758-1571  ―  victoriaville.ca Open: year-round.

Parc des chutes Lysander

Biergarten de l'Île

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1005, boul. de Port-Royal, Bécancour 819 294-6500  ―  becancour.net Open: year-round. This magnificent garden features about 70 varieties of lilacs and many beds of annuals and perennials along with sculptures and poems inviting the strollers to pursue their discoveries while heading towards a small bridge crossing the stream.


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Parc écologique Godefroy

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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 addition, the natural location is a stopping place and habitat for many birds ? wich will delight birdwatchers. Nicolet and the surrounding area

Nicolet Réserve naturelle du Boisé-du-Séminaire

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180, rue Monseigneur-Panet, Nicolet 819 293-6901  ―  nicolet.ca Open: year-round.

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Covering an area of 10 hectares, these reserves constitute a first in Quebec, right in the middle of an urban setting. The Réserve Naturelle du Boisédu-Séminaire 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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Drummondville Promenade Rivia

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1530, rue Montplaisir, Drummondville 819 478-6550  ―  drummondville.ca Open: year-round.

Fishing Victoriaville and the surrounding area

Notre-Dame-de-Ham Pêche Nicolet

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44, rue Principale, Notre-Dame-de-Ham 819 344-5844  ―  pechenicolet.com Open: April 26 to September 22, daily. For fishing permit, access fee and live bait, visit Notre-Dame-deHam's convenience store (11, Principale Street).

The Promenade Rivia has 2.5-km of groomed trails that are safe and welcoming. Connecting the Parc des Voltigeurs in the heart of the downtown and the Pont de la Traverse or the Pont du Curé-Marchand, the Promenade Rivia is a must-see. It's an excellent choice on foot, by bike or while running. The Promenade Rivia is an inclusive infrastructure, that emphasizes nature and healthy lifestyles. It's Drummondville's pride and joy!

Discover a unique fishing route 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.

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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. 18-km of marked trails that meander around the mountain. Children as young as 6 years old and their families may enjoy the challenge!

The Parc régional des Grandes-Coulées has two areas: the 10-km Forêt ancienne sector is ideal for hiking, mountain biking, geocaching, GPS rally with equipment rental and snowshoeing and the 3-km Grande tourbière sector takes you through an unusual milieu over a 1.1-km boardwalk. Discover our trout fishing, our interpretation routesour adventure course and our GPS rally . The heated shelter now offers rustic lodging that includes basic equipment. Free entrance!

Sainte-Hélène-de-Chester Sainte-Hélène-de-Chester 819 604-7651  ―  sentierdestrotteurs.com Open: year-round except during hunting season. 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.

Tingwick Jardins et Sentier Les Pieds d'Or

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1280, avenue Trudelle, Plessisville 819 621-1333  ―  1 800 360-2989 parcdesgrandecoulees.com Open: Carrefour de L'Érable (reception station) and Forêt ancienne sector: all year round. Grande tourbière de Villeroy sector: May 1st to October 31.

103, route 257 Ouest, Ham-Sud 819 828-3608  ―  montham.ca Open: year-round.

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Sainte-Marie-de-Blandford Parc régional de la rivière Gentilly

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1000, route des Flamants, Sainte-Marie-de-Blandford 819 298-2455  ―  1 800 944-1285  ―  rivieregentilly.com Open: year-round. 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.

12, rue Hôtel-de-Ville, Tingwick 819 359-2454  ―  tingwick.ca/sentier-les-pieds-d-or Open: year-round. 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. Parc régional des Grandes-Coulées

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Victoriaville and the surrounding area Le Circuit panoramique de Victoriaville (Starting point: Victoriaville) Parc linéaire des Bois-Francs MRC Arthabaska/Érable 819 758-6414  ―  parclineairebf.com Véloroute des Appalaches 1 888 758-9451  ―  velorouteappalaches.com Plessisville and the surrounding area La route de L'Érable (Starting point: Plessisville) Bécancour and the surrounding area Bécancour au fil de l'eau (Starting point: Bécancour) Nicolet and the surrounding area La route du Port-Saint-François (Starting point: Nicolet)

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Lively Villages and Festivities Classified by dates

Events

May 11 to 17

April 30 to May 3

Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville

Festival de l'Érable de Plessisville

Victoriaville 819 752-7912  ―  fimav.qc.ca

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.

May 9 Spring Bike du Parc régional de la rivière Gentilly Sainte-Marie-de-Blandford 819 298-2455  ―  1 800 944-1285  ―  rivieregentilly.com Spring Bike is an annual opening event for the mountain bike season. It’s an opportunity to come and try the newest models for free, get up close and personal with new technologies and to try out the various trails groomed for bikes and walkers. To highlight this exciting time of year, our four partner shops are on site alongside their official bike suppliers.

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This year, the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville celebrates its 36th edition with 4 days of concerts, sound art installations in public spaces, experimental short films and visual arts!

May 9 Bonjour Printemps Victoriaville 819 751-4512  ―  granddefi.qc.ca Running event - Le Grand Défi de Victoriaville invites you to the 10th edition of Bonjour Printemps de Victoriaville. This running event for family propose you a 400-m, 1-km, 2-km, 3-km, 5-km, 10-km and 15-km.

May 15 to 17 Festival des sucres de Saint-Pierre-Baptiste Saint-Pierre-Baptiste 418 453-2663  ―  festivaldessucres.com 63th 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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Rendez-vous des décapotables de Plessisville

Salon des Antiquaires du Parc Marie-Victorin

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June 18 to 21

Rendez-vous des décapotables de Plessisville

Fromages, Bouffe & Traditions de Victoriaville

Plessisville 819 362-0364  ―  plessisville.quebec This major convertible event attracts over 400 cars every year. This activity is free and open to the public. It begins in downtown Plessisville at 9:00 a.m. sharp. At noon, owners are invited to take part in an exploratory hike.

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Victoriaville 819 751-9990  ―  1 855 751-9990 fromagesbouffetraditions.ca Cheeses, Food and 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.

Festival du Cheval de Princeville Princeville 819 357-0091  ―  festivalducheval.com This festival will thrill you with its two rodeos and horse pull. Country & western performances presented non-stop, a parade through the streets of town, friday supper, country mass, inflatable games, petting zoo and lots more. Camping and parking for recreational vehicles.

June 13 and 14 Salon des Antiquaires du Parc Marie-Victorin Kingsey Falls parcmarievictorin.com Exhibitions, sales in the beautiful gardens. Take advantage of this to visit the General Store and it's antiques's collection! Fromages, Bouffe & Traditions de Victoriaville

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June 20 and 21

July 11 and 12

Fêtons ensemble le solstice d'été

Lyst'ART

Ham-Sud 819 828-3608  ―  montham.ca

Lyster 819 389-5787  ―  lystart.com

Let’s all celebrate! Native Quebecers and First Nations can come together to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day. With performances and shows to enjoy, this event promises rich cultural experiences.

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.

June 25 to 1st July Festival des Amateurs de Théâtre à Victoriaville

July 10 to 14

Victoriaville 819 751-1636  ―  fatv.ca

Festival Country de Sainte-Monique

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.

July 2 to 5 La Classique des Appalaches

The Festival Country de Sainte-Monique presents a diverse musical program over a five-day span. Country artists performing a variety of different shows. On Sunday, the festival closes with an amateur gala. In addition, a space is set up for festival-goers to dance. Come and party with us! 18 juillet Triathlon de Victoriaville Sani Marc

Victoriaville 819 758-9451  ―  classiquedesappalaches.com The Appalachian Classic offers two major cycling events. From July 2 to 5, it's the UCI Gran Fondo World Series with the Velo Victo Fest. On August 29, the Gourmet Explorer Fondo, a unique recreational event where breathtaking landscapes and "terroir" delicacies coexist!

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Victoriaville 819 751-4512  ―  granddefi.qc.ca On July 18, le Grand Défi de Victoriaville invite you to the 8th edition of the Triathlon de Victoriaville presented by Sani Marc. Each year, this event attracts athletes from across Quebec who complete the swimming, cycling and running events alone or in teams.

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August 1 to 4 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. Lives performances, vintage cars exhibition, built-heritage artisan exhibition, cultural exhibition with 30 exhibitors.

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August 3 to 8 Festival ArtScène DMV

Festival du Cochon

July 24 to 26 Rock Fest de Saint-Pierre-Baptiste Saint-Pierre-Baptiste 418 453-2663  ―  lerockfest.com 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-PierreBaptiste maple grove. Come rock with us!

August 1 to 4 Festival du cochon Sainte-Perpétue 819 336-6190  ―  1 888 926-2466 festivalducochon.com Pigs take centre stage in the many entertaining activities put on during the Festival du Cochon. This celebration is known for its races, which give the event a playful, cheerful and unique ambiance. Some of Québec's biggest artists make an appearance, highlighting the importance of the event's creative component.

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Drummondville 819 478-4671  ―  cegepdrummond.ca The first edition of the Festival artscène de Drummondville will take place at Cégep Drummond. Large-scale performances. All of Drummondville’s artistic essence poured into one festive and passionate festival! This event is sponsored by Cégep de Dummondville’s Productions artscène and will have many artists on site. Don’t miss out on this chance to check out an exciting festival!

August 6 to 8 Rock La Cauze Victoriaville 819 350-4002  ―  rocklacauze.com Rock la Cauze is a rock/punk/ska/metal festival whose mission is to provide high-quality entertainment to the people Quebec and outside the province by booking internationally renowned courses. Among the groups that played during the event are Sum 41, Pennywise and Moist.

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August 1st to 6 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 12 Défi des bois Plombaction Challenge 255 de Baie-du-Febvre

August 8 and 9 Festival Mécanique Tingwick info@festivalmecanique.com  ―  festivalmecanique.com The Festival Mécanique is a family event that unites bike enthusiasts. Perfect for motorcycle and dirt bike lovers that want a unique experience in a magnificent region of Québec. What’s in store? Skills tests, dual-use bike courses, bike and car freestyle, kiosks, sample stations and musical performances.

August 13 to 16 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, custom motos 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.

August 27 to 29 Festival de la Poutine de Drummondville Drummondville festivaldelapoutine.com Drummondville's Festival de la Poutine invites you to its 13th edition that will be held outside of CentreMarcel-Dionne. On the menu: family activities (free admission for children 12 and under), three major concert evenings, ten guests restaurateurs.

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Victoriaville 819 751-4512  ―  granddefi.cq.ca Cross-country running event - Le Grand Défi de Victoriaville invites you to trail running event (500-m, 2-km, 6-km, 10-km, 2-km family obstacle course and 10-km relay race). This event is presented by Plombaction.

September 12 Le Grand BBQ Warwick Warwick 819 358-6408  ―  819 352-6408 legrandbbqwarwick.com The Grand BBQ Warwick is, above all, a gathering of friendly, barbecue enthusiasts taking place in Parc Anne-C. Picard park. For BBQ lovers! Amateur chef battle (prize for the best spare ribs), culinary workshops, microbrewery, music and much more.

September 19 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 de la rivière Gentilly enables participants to experience an adventure course while enjoying the magnificent backdrop of Parc régional de la rivière Gentilly. Triathlon (mountain biking, racing, and kayaking) moutain biking, racing and youth versions.


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September 19 and 26, October 3 and 10 Montagne et Musique Ham-Sud 819 828-3608  ―  montham.ca

September 26 to October 31 Le Village hanté du Village Québécois d'Antan Drummondville 819 478-1441  ―  1 877 710-0267  ―  villagequebecois.com

Enjoy the mountain and the fall colours, and then end the day with some amazing music! There’s a free musical show at the base of the mountain every Saturday for 4 consecutive weeks.

Brand new concepts each year : entertainment throughout 3-km of streets and trails, more than 25 haunted places and a hundred actors giving life to your worst nightmares. Meal packages available by reservation.

September 25 to 27

October 3, 4, 10 and 11

Gleason en poutine

Balade Gourmande

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

Victoriaville 819 751-9990  ―  1 855 751-9990  ―  baladegourmande.ca

Come and taste different varieties of poutines concocted by restaurant owners in Center-du-Québec and elsewhere. Several food trucks on site.

A true haven of fine food, the Balade Gourmande has designed several well-marked routes through the colorful autumn countryside of the region. Visitors will be able to enjoy free tastings of more than 180 different products from more than 130 agrifood businesses.

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Gleason en couleurs Tingwick 819 359-2300  ―  1 888 349-2300  ―  montgleason.ca 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 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.

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February 1st to 28, 2021 Célébrons l’hiver Ham-Sud 819 828-3608  ―  montham.ca The Mont-Ham regional park, a must-see destination for nature lovers, is proud to present the 4rd edition of its winter festival "Célébrons l'hiver". An exciting program that takes place over 1 month and that includes 4 thematic weekends, invites the local and regional public to get outside and enjoy some winter activities, as a family or with friends, in complete safety.

February 6 to 9, 2021 Le Village illuminé Desjardins du Village Québécois d'Antan

October 18 to 20 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!

December 4 to January 2 Le Village illuminé Desjardins du Village Québécois d'Antan Drummondville 819 478-1441  ―  1 877 710-0267  ―  villagequebecois.com The Desjardins Village in Lights is a unique place to find the spirit of the Holiday season! Immerse yourself in the magic of Christmas and experience our most beautiful family traditions. Visit a magical village decorated with over 25,000 lights! Meal packages available by reservation.

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JPL Victo Jazz Victoriaville 819 752-9912  ―  jplvictojazz.com The JPL Victo Jazz Festival offers a varied and accessible program of shows for audiences of all ages, in addition to a competition component. Many renowned artists in Canada and abroad to discover! Check our website for the complete program.

March 5 to 7, 2021 Symposium des arts de Drummondville Drummondville symposiumdesarts.com Art lovers are invited to this big gathering where more than 80 artists meet each other. Meetings with very talented artists on the program, in short everything to fill the happiness of art lovers. 21 au 29 mars


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Shopping Center Victoriaville and the surrounding area

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405, boul. Jutras Est, Victoriaville 819 843-8844  ―  lecentredevictoriaville.com Open: year-round. Variable hours. LE Centre de Victoriaville is your local shopping centre! With 20 stores, you’re sure to find what you need. You’ll find a Canadian Tire, Ardene, Aubainerie, L'Équipeur and many more. It’s a simple and efficient shopping experience. LE Centre de Victoriaville, with its large parking lots and easy access, makes your life easy. In the heart of Victoriaville, just a stone’s throw from your house, you’ll find everything you’re looking for, every day, all year long!

Shows, animation and Summer Theatres

Maison des arts Desjardins Drummondville

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175, rue Ringuet, Drummondville 819 477-5412  ―  1 800 265-5412 artsdrummondville.com Open: summer theatre : July 3 to August 29. Other shows presented year-round. See our website for detailed schedule.

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Drummondville Cirque Flip Fabrique

Maison des arts Desjardins de Drummondville

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1380, rue Montplaisir, Drummondville 1 877 235-9569  ―  tourisme-drummond.com Open: June 30 to July 26, Tuesday to Sunday. By reservation. This summer, Drummondville will be full of circus energy! The Amphithéâtre Saint-François is an exceptional outdoor space where you can witness a contemporary circus with high-level artistic performances that unite breathtaking routines and true-to-life poetry. Thanks to its world-renowned performers, this free show is sure to have the audience on the edge of their seats! pub. p.15

In summer 2020, the focus will be on theatre, with "Monarque" presenting the comedy "Le Diner de cons" by Francis Veber. Laurent Paquin and Normand D'Amour will play the first roles, René Simard, Bernard Fortin, Gabrielle Fontaine and Pascale Montreuil will join them, with André Robitaille directing. Dinnertheatre packages including accommodations available. In French only.

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150, rue Notre-Dame Est, Victoriaville 819 752-9912  ―  lecarre150.com Open: year-round. Visit our website for complete schedule. Experience more than 300 shows annually. SUMMER 2020 : Discover 3 new musical productions! DEUX, les plus grands duos, starting June 25, features Gabrielle Destroismaisons, Renee Wilkin and Marc-André Fortin. Singer and pianist Christian Marc Gendron returns with PIANO MAN 2 on July 24, and Guylaine Tanguay is hosting a Summer Grand Party on August 6. These last two productions are also available as a dinner show at the cabaret. Le Carré 150 (DEUX, les plus grands duos)

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150, rue Notre-Dame Est, Victoriaville 819 752-9912  ―  lecarre150.com Open: starting June 25. Visit our website for our complete schedule.

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20, de l'Église, Sainte-Sophie-d'Halifax 819 998-0759  ―  espacesophia.org Open: year-round. You want to be entertained and watch a good show? Come to Espace Sophia, you will find a diversified program: humor, conference, music, etc. In the center of the Sainte-Sophie-d'Halifax rises the church, the pride of our predecessors, which has been converted into a multi-services center. The quality and exceptional architecture of the building, make it a UNIQUE place!

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When two voices unite, time stops. This is what the greatest singers of our era have long understood by marrying their voices to make us shiver. Relive the duos that have marked history with three of the most beautiful voices from our country: Gabrielle Destroismaisons, Marc-André Fortin and Renee Wilkin. Accompanied on stage by four excellent musicians and four spirited dancers. Timeless duets and improbable weddings for all tastes! pub. p.69

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Bécancour 819 380-8991  ―  quaienfete.ca Open: year-round. Experience everything this festival has to offer, directly on the shores of the St. Lawrence. From June to end the of August, QEF offers a wide range of exciting events: various musical performances, open mic, and a wide range of classes offered every day of the week. For the ultimate "Quai Experience", visitors can make their way to the top of the tower for a wonderful view of the St. Lawrence and then talk to the local anglers. The perfect way to drink it all in!


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Maddington Antiquités Lauraine Gaudet 149, rue Principale - route 261 Nord, Maddington 819 740-1509  ―  antiquiteslaurainegaudet.sitew.ca Open: mai à octobre. Fermé le dimanche. Sur rendez-vous le reste de l'année. 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! Nicolet and the surrounding area

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

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Sainte-Eulalie Antique 3A 706, rue des Cèdres, Sainte-Eulalie 819 225-4112  ―  antique3a.com Open: year-round. 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.

Art and Artisans Bécancour and the surrounding area

Bécancour Moulin Michel de Gentilly - Boutique des Étrennes 675, boul. Bécancour, Bécancour 819 298-2882  ―  moulinmichel.qc.ca Open: June to October. Variable hours. The administrative pavilion is home to the Boutique des Étrennes. Local artisans showcase the fruits of their artistic labor and other local products. Visitors will find a plethora of products made from buckwheat as well as various publicity products with the mill as the focus point.


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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! Nicolet and the surrounding area

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Circuit des arts de la MRC de Drummond Drummondville 819 477-2230  ―  mrcdrummond.qc.ca Open: year-round. Variable hours.

The Drummond MRC offers visual art enthusiasts a tour featuring a dozen 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-duQuébec's vistor information centers and on the MRC's website. Many happy discoveries!

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900, boul. Louis-Fréchette, Nicolet 819 293-6148  ―  museedescultures.com Open: year-round. Variable hours.

260, 10e rang, Saint-Pie-de-Guire 450 784-2408  ―  essarts.org Open: visite libre tous les jours. Visite guidée sur rendez-vous.

The Galerie-Boutique Manu Factum regroups some 30 artists from various disciplines and was 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 30 artists all at once. Come and meet them!

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 2-km park's trails, day or evening, to admire the collection of more than 50 works created during symposiums dating back to the year 2000.

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Maison créative et rurale Armand-Vaillancourt

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Inverness Galerie à ciel ouvert d'Inverness

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1760, rue Dublin, Inverness 418 453-2101  ―  museedubronze.com Open: year-round. The bronze sculptures in the Inverness open-air gallery tell a story of creativity and realism. The bronze sculpture tour featuring Québec artists is your chance to explore art from museums and galleries in a delightful setting. This open-air gallery is unique in Québec and has more than 25 bronze sculptures on display for you to admire, while learning more about each artist's inspiration and methodology. This walk is 1.2-km in length.

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195, rang St-Alexis, Nicolet 819 293-4103  ―  rodolpheduguay.com Open: May 15 to October 31. Closed on Mondays. By reservation only for the rest of the year. 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. 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. pub. p.36

1280, avenue Trudelle, Plessisville 819 621-1333  ―  1 800 360-2989 erable-tourisme-culture.ca Open: year-round. Discover the artistic and cultural life of L'Érable region in a warm and lively atmosphere. The Maison créative et rurale Armand-Vaillancourt is a space where artists, artisans et agricultural products occupy a priviled place. La Maison créative et rurale ArmandVaillancourt is a creative, festive and event laboratory.

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Interpretation Centres

Saint-Louis-de-Blandford Centre d'interprétation de la canneberge (Canneberge en fête)

Victoriaville and the surrounding area

Saint-Christophe-d'Arthabaska Maison d'école du rang Cinq-Chicots 416, avenue Pie-X, Saint-Christophe-d'Arthabaska 819 752-4729  ―  ecolecinqchicots.com Open: June 24 to September 7. Closed on Mondays and mornings on weekends. This wooden school was built in 1903 and welcomed students until 1960. It's now turned into an interpretation centre on life in old rural Quebec schoolhouses. The schoolmarm invites you to step back in the past to visit her schoolroom, and her bedroom, to look at her teaching tools. Also, interpretation panels feature school inspectors, normal schools, leading figures in education, etc. As every year, an exhibit on local and regional history is proposed to visitors.

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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! Plessisville and the surrounding area

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1280, avenue Trudelle, Plessisville 819 621-1333  ―  1 800 360-2989 visiteeoliennes.com Open: upon reservation. Visit 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. Upon reservation. pub. p.2

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1800, avenue des Jasmins , Bécancour 819 222-5665  ―  1 866 522-5665  ―  biodiversite.net Open: Outdoor circuit available from June to October. Visit the website for the full schedule.

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Art Galleries

Bécancour Centre d'interprétation acadien

Echoes of Origins is a new immersive outdoor circuit presented by the Centre de Biodiversité du Québec to make you travel through all the eras of the Bécancour forest and make you discover the hidden nature's powers. To complete your exploration, you will be equipped with an "interactive branch", which will be both your guide and your tool, since it interacts with multimedia installations hidden along the trail as well as with those of the other participants. Discover the natural phenomena of your environment with a new approach, as well as the threats to our biodiversity.

17600, rue Béliveau, Bécancour 819 233-4411  ―  sapr.ca Open: June 24th to September 6th, Wednesday to Sunday. Discover the rich heritage of Acadian. "The incredible history of the Acadians", dedicated to the Acadian odyssey and their coming to 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 yesterdays. Without forgetting our other two exhibitions: "Congregation of the Sisters of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, schoolteachers", as well as "Naval shipbuilding in Saint-Paul Lake".

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Victoriaville Atelier-Galerie d'Art Victoriaville 

The Atelier-Galerie d'Art Victoriaville brings together some of the region's visual artists. Some 150 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! Centre d'art Jacques-et-Michel-Auger  150, rue Notre-Dame Est, Victoriaville 819 752-9912  ―  centredartauger.com Open: year-round. Wednesday to Saturday and on performance nights. 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. Varied exhibitions are presented here each year, along with a cultural and educational activities program.

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Museums

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385, boul. Marie-Victorin, Kingsey Falls 819 363-2528  ―  1 888 753-7272 parcmarievictorin.com Open: June 6 to October 12. Visit our website for complete schedule. In the heart of Brother Marie-Victorin's village, explore this oversized garden-museum which will surprise the whole family! Discover its astonishing giant 3D-mosaicultures and its gigantic insect sculptures made out of recycled metals. All of this can be seen as well as the 6 thematic gardens, while wandering along the paths or with the help of the audioguide. Learn more about botany and the life of Brother MarieVictorin while visiting the educational laboratory or when going back in time in the general store. Activities and tastings awaits you! pub. p.3

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400, rue Heriot, Drummondville 819 474-5782  ―  museedelaphoto.info Open: year-round, Tuesday to Sunday. The National Museum of Photography Desjardins 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 and also a range of activities are offered.

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Musée de l'Hôtel des Postes 16, rue Laurier Ouest, Victoriaville 819 357-8655  ―  museelaurier.com Open: January to December. Variable hours.

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 20th century. Admire the impressive original clock mechanism and its 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, located nearby.

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1460, rue Principale, Saint-Rémi-de-Tingwick 819 749-1072  ―  museedoutilsanciens.com Open: May 1st to October 13, Wednesday to Sunday. 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. A door to the past is open - all you need to do is enter.

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16, rue Laurier Ouest, Victoriaville 819 357-8655  ―  museelaurier.com Open: year-round. Variable hours. 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. The visit of the Museum of the Post Office, a few steps from the Museum, is included in the entrance fee.

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Music

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Musée du Bronze d'Inverness 1760, rue Dublin, Inverness 418 453-2101  ―  museedubronze.com Open: June to October. Variable hours.

Drummondville Orchestre symphonique de Drummondville

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. Finally a walk on Dublin Street permits you to admire more bronze sculptures. pub. p.2 Nicolet and the surrounding area

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175, rue Ringuet, Drummondville 819 477-1056  ―  osdrummondville.com Open: visit our website for our concert's schedule. The Drummondville Symphony Orchestra produces educational series, chamber music concerts and "classico-popular" off-series concerts. The richness of the orchestral formation allows him to express all the sensibilities of a repertoire combining traditions, contemporary works and unpublished research. The Drummondville Symphony Orchestra is the largest professional music organization in the Center-duQuébec region and is part of the select group of nine professional symphony orchestras in Quebec and the forty -five pillars of orchestral practice in Canada.

900, boul. Louis-Fréchette, Nicolet 819 293-6148  ―  museedescultures.com Open: year-round. Closed on Mondays, T hanksgiving to Victoria Day.

Historical Sites

Unique in North America, the Musée des cultures du monde (museum of world cultures) invites you to share the foundations of the world's major cultures and 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! pub. p.37

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Domaine Trent 1985, boul. Foucault, Drummondville 819 478-6550  ―  drummondville.ca Open: year-round. The Domaine Trent is one of Drummondville's heritage sites and sits inside of the Parc des Voltigeurs and it was designated a historic monument in 1964 . In addition to the trail that circles the house, there are interpretive panels, picnic and relaxation areas that are easily accessible, as well as two escape rooms inside the Maison Trent. A visit to the Domaine Trent is like travelling back in time. Are you up for the challenge?

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. pub. p.37

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Moulin Michel de Gentilly

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1425, rue Montplaisir, Drummondville 819 478-1441  ―  1 877 710-0267  ―  villagequebecois.com Open: from June to September. See our website for our complete schedule. Experience today all the pleasures of yesterday! 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 Children's Village, Face painting, the waterpark La Bassine and Les p'tites enquêtes. Other seasons: Haunted Village, Illuminated Village and Sweet Village. pub. p.69

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210, chemin Porter, Ulverton 819 826-3157  ―  moulin.ca Open: End of May to mid-October. Guided tours at fixed hours. 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. 5-km of trails, terrace, and gift shop featuring local products. Brunches served every Sunday. Fun for the entire family!

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675, boul. Bécancour, Bécancour 819 298-2882  ―  moulinmichel.qc.ca Open: daily, from mid-June to September 1st. Visit our website for detailed schedule. Built in the 18th century, the Moulin Michel is one of the few flour mills that has retained it's original vocation. During your visit, see its hydraulic mechanisms grind the grain on grindstones ancestral way. In season, enjoy a good meal of buckwheat crepes and patties at the Crêperie champêtre. Visit the shop for freshly ground organic buckwheat flour, local products and local crafts.

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Ulverton Moulin à laine d’Ulverton

Bécancour

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Drummondville Bibliothèque publique de Drummondville 425, rue des Forges, Drummondville 819 478-6550  ―  drummondville.ca Open: year-round. The Drummondville library, located in the FrancineRuest-Jutras building, has a distinctive architectural style reflecting the historical, cultural and poetic works found within. The library is spacious and bright. It’s located in the heart of an accessible neighbourhood, while the building is very contemporary. Visitors can enjoy the library’s extensive collection while taking in the library’s various super modern reading spots.


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Winter Fun

Ice Skating

Dogsled Rides

Victoriaville and the surrounding area

Plessisville and the surrounding area

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3324, route 161, Saint-Valère 819 353-1616  ―  erablerouge.com Open: Variable hours according to ice conditions. Visit our website for detailed information. 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.

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Randonnée Mïcklà 320, route 116 Ouest, Plessisville 819 362-1212  ―  819 362-7394  ―  traineau.ca Open: departure at 9:45 a.m. and 1 p.m., weather permitting.

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 or learn to be a musher with a whole day package. Enjoy one of our many packages, including: the Aux Plaisirs partagés B&B, Manoir du lac William, etc. Hiking trails and restaurant on site. pub. p.2

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Snowmobile and/or quad relays Victoriaville and the surrounding area

Saint-Louis-de-Blandford Domaine du Lac Louise 950, route 263 Nord, Saint-Louis-de-Blandford 819 364-7002  ―  domainelaclouise.com In the winter, the Domaine du Lac Louise campground transforms into a snowmobile track right in here in Centre-du-Québec. Sip on a warm coffee and enjoy a comforting meal before checking out the surrounding trails. Loading dock and succession sales for quad and snowmobile passes. Plessisville and the surrounding area

Quadding (ATV) (clubs) Moto Club Drummmond Drummondville 819 474-2952  ―  motoclubdrummond.fqcq.qc.ca

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Moto-Club Bois-Francs Victoriaville 819 758-0014  ―  motoclubboisfrancs.com Club Sport 4 de l'Érable Plessisville 819 362-5001  ―  clubsport4delerable.fqcq.qc.ca Les Baroudeurs Saint-Léonard-d'Aston 819 222-8065  ―  centreduquebec.fqcq.qc.ca

Plessisville Relais Mïcklà 320, route 116 Ouest, Plessisville 819 362-1212  ―  819 362-7394  ―  traineau.ca Formerly named the Sucrerie d'Antan, Relais Mïcklà now houses a sledding dogs business and a snowmobile relay with a restaurant and bar. Alcohol permit

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

Snowmobiling (clubs) Club Motoneige Riv-Bec Saint-Louis-de-Blandford 819 294-2479  ―  clubrivbec.com Club de motoneige Alléghanish des Bois-Francs Victoriaville 819 752-3535  ―  alleghanish.com

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

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Snowshoeing, Cross-country Skiing, Downhill Skiing, Sledding and Fatbiking Snowshoeing

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Road Trips

Motorcycle Touring

Circuit moto du festival mécanique Tingwick festivalmecanique.com

Planifiez vos sorties à moto au Centre-du-Québec, en visitant notre site Web : tcdq.com/moto. Vous y trouverez des propositions de circuits qui vous mèneront des plaines du fleuve Saint-Laurent au contrefort des Appalaches. Les circuits proposés vous feront Discover des attraits à visiter, les plus belles terrasses où s’arrêter et des Accommodations sécuritaires qui ont à cœur d’accueillir les motocyclistes dans leur établissement.

The Festival Mécanique tour is an occasion to discover a stunning region at the base of the Appalachians. Whenever the mood strikes you, discover the beautiful landscapes and encounter a vibrant community on this 250-km winding course! It's a spectacular detour that will familiarize visitors with the path so they can participate in the Festival Mécanique, a family event for bike enthusiasts, an event that takes place from August 7th to 8th.

GROUPES ET ASSOCIATIONS MOTO : Besoin d’un coup de pouce pour planifier vos sorties et activités ? Contactez-nous ! 1 888 816-4007 poste 303

Road Trips

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Plessisville and the surrounding area

Tingwick Moto-Aventure Bois-Francs Tingwick  ―  mabf.ca Open: Guided excursions: May 23, August 8 and September 12. Moto-Aventure Bois-Francs is a group that unites motorcycle lovers. Its mission isn’t just bringing motorcycle fans together, but also promoting biking as an excellent activity. If you ride with them, you’ll discover the 13 municipalities of the Appalchian foothills. On three different days during the year, these guides (who are very passionate about the region) will show you everything there is to know about the Appalachian foothills and the surrounding municipalities via 3 different outdoor trails. By reservation only.

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Circuit de découverte des Chemins Craig et Gosford 1280, avenue Trudelle, Plessisville 819 621-1333  ―  1 800 360-2989  ―  graig-gosford.ca Open: year-round.

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 discuver 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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Circuit patrimonial « L'Érable entreprenante »

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1280, avenue Trudelle, Plessisville 819 621-1333  ―  1 800 360-2989 erable-tourisme-culture.ca Open: year-round.

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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. Bécancour and the surrounding area

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Centre-du-Québec is a region with 85 kilometres of impressive landscapes and welcoming rest stops that border the St. Lawrence. You’ll be so tempted to explore, relax and eat delicious food, that you’ll never want to leave. Whether you choose to discover the area by bike, on your motorcycle or by car, this tourist circuit, extending from the municipality of Baie-duFebvre to Deschaillons-sur-Saint-Laurent, is sure to be one of the most beautiful tourist experiences you’ll find in our region!

Bécancour La Route des Clochers de la MRC de Bécancour

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819 233-4636  ―  1 888 233-4676 tourismebecancour.com/route-des-clochers Open: 3 ou 10 juillet (selon les églises) au 18 août. Fermé les lundis et mardis. 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.

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More Activities

Family Activities Drummondville and the surrounding area

Drummondville Centre de divertissement Laser Force

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2250, rue Demers, Drummondville 819 850-0788  ―  laserforcequebec.com Open: year-round. Variable hours. Laser Force is THE place for immersive entertainment! Laser Force Drummondville is an out-of-this world experience of futuristic fun that will thrill you and get you moving. Our activities include Laser Tag, Virtual Reality, Arcade, UV dodgeball, Nerf, archery tag, bubble soccer and much more.

2250, rue Demers, Drummondville 819 850-3231  ―  escarpe.ca Open: Monday to thrusday 3:30 pm to 10pm. Friday: 11:30 am to 10pm.Saturday and sunday: 10am to 6pm. SUMMER: to confirm L'Escarpé is a bouldering gym in Drummondville, Quebec. Bouldering is a type of rock climbing that you practice without a rope and harness on shorter walls. When you fall, big mattresses are there to soften the fall. Our 16-feet high walls will offer a variety of challenges to young and old, new and advanced climbers. Victoriaville and the surrounding area

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Campus Escalade 245, rue Notre-Dame Est, Victoriaville 819 840-3161 Open: year-round.

The Campus Escalade Victoriaville is a first-rate choice for climbers, whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced climber. With almost 3,500 feet of climbing walls that reach a height of 16-feet, the Campus Escalade has a wide variety of options for every level of climber. This facility has a rock-climbing wall that is unique in Québec and Canada, designed especially for thrill seekers that need a bona fide challenge.

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Bécancour L'écho des origines,  et si la forêt nous racontait ?

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1800, avenue des Jasmins, Bécancour 819 222-5665  ―  1 866 522-5665  ―  biodiversite.net Open: Outdoor circuit available from June to October. Visit the website for the full schedule. Echoes of Origins is a new immersive outdoor circuit presented by the Centre de Biodiversité du Québec to make you travel through all the eras of the Bécancour forest and make you discover the hidden nature's powers. To complete your exploration, you will be equipped with an "interactive branch", which will be both your guide and your tool, since it interacts with multimedia installations hidden along the trail as well as with those of the other participants. Discover the natural phenomena of your environment with a new approach, as well as the threats to our biodiversity.

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127, rue du Traversier, Sorel-Tracy 450 846-2958―  stateraexperience.com Open: June 19 to September 21. 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 three-part adventure features an interactive display in the dark (day/night) , the island at night with a 360° dome projection (night) and a cruise into the heart of the 103 Sorel islands.

Health centres Drummondville and the surrounding area

Drummondville Bioterra Spa santé Urbain

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4960, rue Dubois, Drummondville 819 472-4886  ―  1 800 789-7174  ―  spabioterra.ca Open: year-round. 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!

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Plessisville and the surrounding area

Saint-Norbert-d'Arthabaska Natureza Spa Resto Chalet

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3180, rue Principale, Saint-Ferdinand 418 428-9188  ―  1 800 428-9188  ―  manoirdulac.com Open: year-round. Closed on December 25

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.

Enjoy the experience and feel the difference... an intimate setting, a warm, welcoming atmosphere, professional care with excellence spa certification. 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. Nicolet and the surrounding area

Sainte-Hélène-de-Chester Le Sainte-Hélène Auberge & Spa Nordique

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Les Centciels Spa urbain

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442, rue de l'Église, Sainte-Hélène-de-Chester 819 202-0202  ―  1 833-234-0202  ―  lesaintehelene.com Open: year-round. Variable hour.

1141, rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Nicolet 819 293-6262  ―  1 855 293-6262  ―  hotelmontfort.ca Open: year-round.

Le Sainte-Hélène is an old schoolhouse that was converted into a Nordic inn and spa. Located in the heart of the village of Sainte-Hélène-de-Chester, this new establishment has opened its doors officially in November 2018. The perfect place to recharge your batteries, Le Sainte-Hélène has an outdoor Nordic spa, an enclosed glass gazebo for the ultimate relaxation experience, a 19-hectare property and a charming little lake. In the winter, why not go for a snowy hike or enjoy a bit of cross-country skiing?

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.

Victoriaville Azur Groupe Santé Beauté

A team of body care and beauty treatments professionals welcomes you in a warm setting. Rain massage therapy, hot stone therapy, four-handed massage, hot seashell massage, 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.

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Karting Nicolet and the surrounding area

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19, boul. Arthabaska Est, Victoriaville 819 758-5454  ―  centreazur.com Open: closed on Sundays.

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13, rang Dion, Saint-Norbert-d'Arthabaska 819 261-0660  ―  naturezaspa.com Open: year-round.

Saint-Célestin SC Performance Karting

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200, rue Jean-Clermont, Saint-Célestin 819 383-2975  ―  scperformance.ca Open: April to November. Visit our website for detailed schedule. 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 We'd love to share our passion for racing with you. SC Performance Karting awaits!


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Spiritual Tourism Nicolet and the surrounding area

Sainte-Eulalie Jardins de Cristal

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Jardins de Cristal

Mini-golf Victoriaville and the surrounding area

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.

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MiniGolf Victo

Victoriaville and the surrounding area

1A, boul. Jutras Ouest, Victoriaville 819 604-4388  ―  minigolfvicto.com Open: daily, early May to the end of September.

Kingsey Falls

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 spectacular waterfalls. 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 better than a little refreshment after a game of minigolf.

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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. pub. p.3

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1055, rue Hains, Drummondville 819 477-4000 choicehotels.com/cn324 58 units  ― $ $  ―  3JÂ Grand Times Hotel Drummondville 

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600, boul. Saint-Joseph, Drummondville 819 478-4141  ―  1 800 567-0995 le-dauphin.com 120 units  ― $ $  ―  3JPÂiº Hôtel Quality Suites Drummondville 

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1975, boul. Mercure, Drummondville 819 478-4166  ―  1 866 478-4166 motelalouette.com 22 units  ― $  ―  JÂ

Victoriaville and the surrounding area Le Sainte-Hélène Auberge  & Spa Nordique

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105, boul. Saint-Joseph Ouest, Drummondville 819 478-4614  ―  1 800 266-4614 hoteldrummond.com 43 units  ― $  ―  JP¶ pub. p.92 Motel Alouette 

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225, boul. Saint-Joseph Ouest, Drummondville 819 477-0222  ―  1 800 567-3823 motelblanchet.com 115 units  ― $ $  ―  3J¶ŷ pub. p.99

2125, rue Canadien, Drummondville 819 472-2700  ―  1 866 572-2700 choicehotels.com 71 units  ― $ $  ―  3JPÂiº Hôtel-Motel Drummond 

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442, rue de l'Église, Sainte-Hélène-de-Chester 819 202-0202  ―  1 833-234-0202 lesaintehelene.com 11 units  ― $ $―  Jp¶ pub. p.97 Hôtel Quality Inn  & Suites Victoriaville 1, boul. Arthabaska Est, Victoriaville 819 330-8888  ―  1 855 330-7825 quality-inn-victoriaville.com 82 units  ― $ $ $  ―  3Jiü

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Le Victorin Hôtel et congrès  19, boul. Arthabaska Est, Victoriaville 819 758-0533  ―  1 877 845-5344 hotelsvillegia.com/fr/hotel-le-victorin 152 units  ― $ $ $  ―  3Jp¶iº

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Z Plaza Hôtel  1000, boul. Jutras Est, Victoriaville 819 357-1000  ―  1 866 537-8967 hotelzplaza.com 50 units  ―  $ $  ―  J¶

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555, rue Saint-Jacques Est , Princeville 819 364-5333  ―  1 866 364-5333  ―  dupre.ca 20 units  ― $ $―  J¶ŷän Manoir du lac William 

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3180, rue Principale, Saint-Ferdinand 418 428-9188  ―  1 800 428-9188  ―  manoirdulac.com 56 units  ― $ $ $―  2JPp¶lib Bécancour and the surrounding area Auberge Godefroy 

745, avenue Saint-Louis, Plessisville 819 362-1121  ―  1 866 362-1121  ―  motellephare.com 21 units  ― $ $―  JÂän picture p.98

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17575, boul. Bécancour, Bécancour 819 233-2200  ―  1 800 361-1620 aubergegodefroy.com 71 units  ― $ $ $ $―  3JPp¶liº

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Complexe hôtelier  Le Cinquante-Cinq

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Hôtel Montfort Nicolet -  Centre de Congrès

4810, avenue Fardel, Bécancour 819 233-2929  ―  1 877 569-2929  ―  le55.ca 29 units  ― $ $  ―  3JP¶än Motel Bécancour 

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3735, boul. Bécancour, Bécancour 819 298-3144  ―  1 855 372-6818  ―  motelbecancour.com 38 units  ― $ $  ―  J

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1141, rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Nicolet 819 293-6262  ―  1 855 293-6262  ―  hotelmontfort.ca 83 units  ― $ $ $  ―  3JPp¶iº pub. p.36 Motel Marie-Dan 

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311, rue des Bouleaux, Sainte-Eulalie 819 225-4604  ―  motelmariedan.com 16 units  ― $  ―  J¶

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Bécancour and the surrounding area Le Domaine D'Eschaillons Gîte 

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

Cottages Drummondville and the surrounding area Maisonsetchaletsalouer.com Motel Le Phare

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375, route 161, Saint-Christophe-d'Arthabaska 819 350-8215 shackogiguere.com 1 unit  ― $ $ $ $ $  ―  J@ Max. capacity of the largest unit: 8 Natureza Spa Resto Chalet

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

1096, rue Labbé, Saint-Ferdinand 418 428-4245  ―  chaletsgarou.com 2 units  ― $ $ $  ―  Jnrb& Max. capacity of the largest unit: 8

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Parc régional des Grandes-Coulées

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2464, rang Saint-Joseph, Sainte-Perpétue 819 336-6666  ―  lamaisondalice.ca 1 unit  ― $ $ $ $  ― J„± Capacité de l'unit : 8

Rustic lodges Plessisville and the surrounding area Parc régional des Grandes-Coulées  1280, avenue Trudelle, Plessisville 819 621-1333  ―  1 800 360-2989 parcdesgrandecoulees.com 1 unit  ―  $ $  ― ó&@ Max. capacity of the largest unit: 8

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Chalets du Parc régional de la rivière Gentilly 1000, route des Flamants, Sainte-Marie-de-Blandford 819 298-2455  ―  800 944-1285  ―  rivieregentilly.com 6 units  ―  $ $  ― ö Â Max. capacity of the largest unit: 17

Nicolet and the surrounding area La Maison d'Alice 

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Other Accommodations Nicolet and the surrounding area Centre récréatif La Visitation  19-21, rue Principale, La Visitation-de-Yamaska 450 564-2818 lavisitationdeyamaska.net/centre-recreatif 4 units  ―  $ $ $ $  ― JY;f

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Campgrounds Drummondville and the surrounding area Camping des Voltigeurs - Sépaq 

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283 campsites/14 ready-to-camp 80%  ―  $34-61 ―  Jv”™Âö Camping Club Naturiste Loisirs Air Soleil

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238, chemin Allard, L’Avenir 819 394-2556  ―  loisirsairsoleil.com Open: year-round

Camping des Voltigeur - Sépaq

404 campsites/13 ready-to-camp 50%  ―  $50-53  ―  Jé”™Ñ Camping Saint-Majorique 

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2125, boul. Saint-Joseph Ouest, Saint-Majorique-de-Grantham 819 471-4885 Open: year-round

1224, route 139, Wickham 819 398-6636  ―  campingdessources.ca Open: year-round 722 campsites/4 ready-to-camp 40%  ―  $32-46  ―  v”™ÂÑ

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950, route 263, Saint-Louis-de-Blandford 819 364-7002  ―  domainelaclouise.com Open: year-round 339 campsites 75%  ―  $39-49  ―  Jv ”™ÂÑ

165 campsites/2 ready-to-camp 60%  ―  $35-45  ―  Jv”™Âö Camping Plage des Sources 

Camping Domaine du Lac Louise 

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245, route de la Grande-Ligne, Saint-Rosaire 819 752-4275  ―  1 888 852-4275  ―  cristal.qc.ca Open: year-round 561 campsites/4 ready-to-camp 40%  ―  $30-65  ―  Ju ”™ÂÑ

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430, chemin du Sault-Rouge, Lyster 819 389-1225  ―  campingtropical.ca Open: year-round 242 campsites 60%  ―  $35-48  ―  v ”™ÂÑö Camping Mon Plaisir 

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149, route de Sainte-Sophie, Plessisville 819 362-7591  ―  campingmonplaisir.ca Open: year-round

Camping Parc de motorisés Godefroy

201 campsites/3 ready-to-camp 40%  ―  $31-45  ―  v ”™Âö Camping Plage des SablesÁ

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175, chemin des Cyprès, Sainte-Séraphine 819 336-3443  ―  campinglacdescypres.com Open: year-round

187 campsites/2 ready-to-camp 50%  ―  $31-48  ―  Ju ”™◊w

140 campsites 60%  ―  $42-46  ―  Jv”™Ñ Camping de la Rivière Nicolet 

1450, route 116 Ouest, Princeville 819 364-5769  ―  camping-plagedessables.com Open: year-round

Camping Plage Paquet

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640, route 263 Nord, Princeville 819 364-5753  ―  campingplagepaquet.qc.ca Open: year-round 325 campsites 50%  ―  $47-59  ―  u ”™◊ö

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Camping Cap à la Roche

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1000, rang Val-Léro, Saint-Célestin 819 229-3545  ―  campingval-lero.com Open: year-round

1820, route Marie-Victorin, Deschaillons-sur-Saint-Laurent 819 292-1212  ―  capalaroche.com Open: year-round

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315, rang Saint-Antoine, Sainte-Sophie-de-Lévrard 819 288-5948  ―  campingplageparis.com Open: year-round

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Meals 1: Breakfast 2: Lunch 3: Supper

Classified by Sector in Alphabetical Order Drummondville and the surrounding area L'Établi Brasserie Urbaine Drummondville  154, rue Lindsay, Drummondville 819 850-3030  ―  letablibrasserie.com $ $ $  ―  2,3  ―  †÷µ Specialties: 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. Nambu Restaurant  194, rue Heriot, Drummondville 819 472-9888  ―  nambu-restaurant.com $ $  ―  2,3  ―  J†÷ Specialties: Nambu Restaurant is a fun spot to get together with family or friends for a really delicious meal. Varied menu that will suit everyone's tastes and preferences. We have sushi, barbecue, seafood and meat, and it's always fresh. Our meals are cooked with care by our talented chefs. Nambu, the perfect ambiance to enjoy some time together! Restaurant Globe-Trotter  600, boul. Saint-Joseph, Drummondville 819 478-4141  ―  1 800 567-0995  ―  le-dauphin.com $ $  ―  1,2,3  ―  3†ú Specialties: 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.

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Restaurant Pacini 915, rue Hains, Drummondville 819 478-4971  ―  1 800 711-6047  ―  universel.com $ $  ―  1,2,3  ―  3†÷ Specialties: Pacini offers an authentic Italian cuisine from the quality ingredients, intoxicating flavours and inspiring aromas to the textures and appetizing presentations. And we love the people, young and older, customers, community members, employees, franchisees, suppliers and partners. Rôtisseries Scores  120, boul. Saint-Joseph, Drummondville 819 478-6060  ―  scores.ca $ $  ―  2,3  ―  † Specialties: Located close to Highway 20, Rôtisserie Scores welcomes you in a friendly atmosphere and offers you a tasty soup and salad bar. Halte chez Lemaire  182, boul. Industriel, Saint-Germain-de-Grantham 819 395-5327  ―  fromagerie-lemaire.ca $  ―  1,2,3  ―  ÷ Specialties: 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 at 2095, route 122, Saint-Cyrille-de-Wendover.


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Cactus Resto-Bar  139, boul. des Bois-Francs Sud, Victoriaville 819 758-5311  ―  cactusrestobar.com $ $  ―  2,3  ―  3†÷µ Specialties: 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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Complexe Évasion  19, boul. Bois-Francs Sud, Victoriaville 819 758-7176  ―  levasion.com $ $  ―  2,3  ―  3PJ†÷ Halte chez Lemaire

Victoriaville and the surrounding area Restaurant La Belle Québécoise  1100, rue Principale, Daveluyville 819 367-2508  ―  1 866 530-2508 bellequebecoise.com $  ―  1,2,3  ―  JP†÷ Specialties: A restaurant for all your family with french canadian meals. Our waitresses are welcoming and will be happy to serve you. Restaurant Dépanneur Rioux  10, rang Smith, Saint-Louis-de-Blandford 819 364-7004 $  ―  1,2,3  ―  † Specialties: 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). WISKI pub  180, chemin du Mont Gleason, Tingwick 819 359-2300  ―  1 888 349-2300  ―  montgleason.ca $ $  ―  1,2,3  ―  J†÷

Specialties: Le Complexe Évasion, c'est l'expérience totale ! Retrouvez, sous un même toit, un restaurant familial, un Lounge confortable, un pub irlandais et une discothèque présentant gratuitement des spectacles à ambiance festive ! Profitez de l'offre complète pour une expérience totale ! Le Communard  633, boul. Jutras Est, Victoriaville 819 758-7588  ―  lecommunard.com $ $ $  ―  2,3  ―  3† Specialties: 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 family restaurant, lounge, Irish Pub, live band... Everything you need to meet with friends or family, we can give it to you! O'Connell Pub Irlandais 19, boul. Bois-Francs Sud, Victoriaville 819 758-7176  ―  levasion.com $ $  ―  2,3  ―  †µ Specialties: The O'Connell Irish Pub is the only place in the region to offer a unique Irish atmosphere! With more than 20 draft beers and its impressive choice of whiskeys and spirits, the O'Connell is really a must!

Specialties: The Gleason WISKI pub is a cozy inn where you can gather among friends or family. The gas fireplace is the centerpiece of this inviting and stunning space. Find something for everyone's tastes; cocktails, thin crust pizza, nachos and other appetizers that you won't be able to resisist!cteur]

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Restaurant Le Laurier 

Pub L'Ours Noir

19, boul. Arthabaska Est, Victoriaville 819 758-0533  ―  1 877 845-5344 hotelsvillegia.com/fr/hotel-le-victorin $ $  ―  1,2,3  ―  2JP†ú

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

Specialties: Certified Terroir et Saveurs, Restaurant Le Laurier serves passionately prepared cuisine that will surprise with its delicate, comforting and flavourful dishes. Restaurant Luxor 213, rue Notre-Dame Est, Victoriaville 819 752-2022  ―  restaurantluxor.com $ $  ―  1,2,3  ―  2†÷ Specialties: 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. Shad Café 309, rue Notre-Dame Est, Victoriaville 819 751-0848  ―  shadcafe.com $  ―  2,3  ―  †÷ Specialties: 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. Fromagerie Victoria 82, rue de l'Hôtel de Ville, Warwick 819 559-8600  ―  fromagerievictoria.com $  ―  1,2,3  ―  J÷

Specialties: This restaurant features regional products and specialties such as game and tartar. You will enjoy your time in downtown Warwick, near the bike path. Plessisville and the surrounding area Manoir du lac William  3180, rue Principale, Saint-Ferdinand 418 428-9188  ―  1 800 428-9188  ―  manoirdulac.com $ $ $  ―  1,2,3  ―  2JP÷ú Specialties: 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. Bistro Espace Sophia  20, rue de l'Église, Sainte-Sophie-d'Halifax 819 998-0759  ―  espacesophia.org $ $  ―3  ―  3J†÷ Specialties: Friday Summer Bistro Supper: On the menu, cocktails, microbrewery beers and local foods under a formula of several starters. In the refurbished church or on the quiet terrace offering a unique view of the mountains. Everything is served by passionate volunteers.

Specialties: Since 1946, Fromagerie Victoria has been making fresh cheese curds on a daily basis. We use traditional production methods to craft our cheeses since they are made from 100% milk. Aside from cheese, we also have a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and poutine is the star dish. In the summer, you can cool down at the dairy bar.

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Moulin Michel de Gentilly Crêperie champêtre 

Auberge Godefroy  17 575, boul. Bécancour, Bécancour 819 233-2200  ―  1 800 361-1620  aubergegodefroy.com $ $ $  ―  1,2,3  ―  3JP†÷

675, boul. Bécancour, Bécancour 819 298-2882  ―  moulinmichel.qc.ca $ $  ―  2  ―  J†÷ pub. p.93

Specialties: Auberge Godefroy proposes high quality culinary discoveries in a 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  114 840, boul. Bécancour, Bécancour 819 222-5800  ―  lamaisondebibi.com $ $  ―  1,2  ―  J†÷ Specialties: 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!

Specialties: The Crêperie Champêtre has a menu with pancakes and/or buckwheat crepes, served alongside other regional products. You can enjoy your meal on the patio weather permitting. And if it’s a bit rainy, the "Rivard dit Lavigne" room turns in a cozy bistro that can accommodate customers. Ô Quai des Brasseurs  805, avenue des Nénuphars, Bécancour 819 489-8388  ―  oquaidesbrasseurs.com $ $  ―  2,3  ―  J†÷ pub. p.107 Specialties: 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.

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Restaurant Subway  16 660, boul. des Acadiens, Bécancour 819 233-2429  ―  subway.ca $  ―  1,2,3  ―  ÷ Specialties: 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 Le St-Zeph  1030, rang Saint-Pierre, Saint-Zéphirin-de-Courval 819 250-2299 $ $  ―  2,3  ―  †÷ Specialties: The St-Zeph restaurant-lounge offers guests tasty treats in a surprising location. This little establishment can be found in the rood screen of the Saint-Zéphirin-de-Courval church. Patrons can have a drink or try the snack bar. In the summer, guests can take their goodies outside to enjoy on the church patio. If you’re a Harley-Davidson fan, you can also make a stop at the Harley-Davidson shop inside the very same church.

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Useful Information Québec-wide Tourist Information

Tourist Information on Centre-du-Québec

Phone: 1 877 BONJOUR (266-5687) Email: info@quebecoriginal.com Online: QuebecOriginal.com Social media: #QuebecOriginal

Tourisme Centre-du-Québec

/tourismequebec /tourismequebec /tourismequebec

/TourismeQuebec @quebecoriginal

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Centre Infotouriste in Montréal, Québec, Rigaud, Rivière-Beaudette or Dégelis (permanent visitor information centres that provide a range of tourist services and products) The Ministère du Tourisme du Québec is proud to support the province’s tourism businesses, both large and small. The Ministry’s website, QuebecOriginal.com, presents valuable information for tourists and residents alike on attractions throughout Quebec. Plan your next trip to Québec at QuebecOriginal.com.

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25, rue Saint-Jacques Est C.P. 2 030, Princeville (Québec) G6L 5H1 819 364-7177 1 888 816-4007, poste 300 (Canada et États-Unis) tourismecentreduquebec.com


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

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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

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Office de tourisme de Nicolet-Yamaska 20, rue Notre-Dame, Nicolet 819 293-6960  –  1 866 279-0444 tourismenicoletyamaska.com

Saint-Léonard-d’Aston : Madrid 2.0 180, rang du Moulin Rouge Sortie 202 de l’autoroute 20

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Tourisme Érable 1 280, av. Trudelle, Plessisville 819 621-1333  –  1 800 360-2989 erable-tourisme-culture.ca

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Bureau d'information touristique  de Victoriaville et sa région 20, rue de Bigarré, Victoriaville 819 795-4323  –  1 888 758-9451 tourismeregionvictoriaville.com

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Accessibility

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Québec for All : Accessibility for People with Disabilities 514 252-3104 www.QuebecForAll.com Kéroul assesses the accessibility of different businesses based on a set of criteria recognized by Tourisme Québec. It’s platform Québec for All offers a wide range of cultural and tourist information for visitors with reduced mobility.

Accompanying leisure card (CAL)

Hospitals

1 833 693-2253  –  carteloisir.ca

570, rue Heriot, Drummondville

The CAL grants free admission to the companion of the person with a disability. It is valid in leisure, cultural and tourist partner organizations. Go online to find out all CAL eligibility details and to apply.

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Organized group tours

Transportation

> Air Travel Aéroport de Drummondville 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. Aéroport régional André-Fortin 3 402, chemin de l’Aéroport, Victoriaville 819 752-6560  –  victoriaville.ca Landing strip, take-off runway and fuel supply. Limited maintenance during the winter time.

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Tourisme Érable

Via Rail – Drummondville 263, rue Lindsay, Drummondville 1 888 842-7245  –  viarail.ca

819 621-1333  –  1 800 360-2989 erable-tourisme-culture.ca Office de Tourisme Nicolet-Yamaska 819 293-6960  –  1 866 279-0444 tourismenicoletyamaska.com Tourisme Bécancour 819 233-4636  –  1 888 233-4676 tourismebecancour.com

Buses Terminus d’autobus de Drummondville 375, rue Jannelle, Drummondville 819 850-2111 orleansexpress.com Terminus d’autobus de Victoriaville 1 475, boul. Jutras Ouest, Victoriaville 833 449-6444 orleansexpress.com

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

Currency Exchange There are numerous exchange offices in Québec’s main urban centres. Airports also offer exchange services. Some businesses accept American money, but tend to offer a less competitive rate than the exchange offices.

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

Cell phones Use of a cell phone is prohibited while driving.

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Drugs and Driving This Act introduces a zero-tolerance principle when it comes to drugs and driving by prohibiting anyone from driving a vehicle if there is a detectable presence of cannabis or any other drug in that person’s saliva. Offenders are subject to an immediate 90-day suspension of their driver’s licence. According to the law, you must be at least 21 years old to purchase or consume cannabis (be prepared to produce ID if asked). The legislation also includes other measures, such as the prohibition from consuming drugs (cannabis or any other drug) in a road vehicle, on an off-road vehicle or on a bicycle.

Winter tires From December 1st 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.

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


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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).

Emergencies Emergency 911, 310‑4141 or *4141 (rom a cell phone)

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Info-Santé (medical advice) 811 Québec Poison Control Centre 1 800 463‑5060

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 villages that, together with local businesses, offer a range of accredited services and a safe and pleasant place to stop. villages-relais.qc.ca

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.

Making a Comment or Conveying Dissatisfaction 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 1 877 686 8358, option 7 comment@alliancetouristique.com

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

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).

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% of the room price per night also applies in our region.

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Production: Tourisme Centre-duQuébec General manager: Yves Zahra Project supervisor and advertising: Caroline Baril Collaboration: Alliance de l’industrie touristique du Québec Translation: Sarah Bekeris Printer: Solisco

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 2019 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 2021. © Tourisme Centre-du-Québec Legal deposit: Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, 2020 Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, 2020 ISBN 978-2-922720-39-6 ISSN 1495-852X This product is made of material from well-managed FSC®-certified forests, recycled materials, and other controlled sources. This guide was also entirely produced and printed in Québec. Please pass this guide along before recycling!

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A Accommodations Animation Antique Dealers Artisanal Cheese Makers Art and Artisans Art and Culture Art Galleries ATV

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B Bed and Breakfasts Bécancour and the surrounding area

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C Campgrounds Coffee Roaster Cottages Cross-country skiing Cultural Tours Culture and Living History Cycling

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D Dairy Dogsled Rides Downhill skiing Drummondville and the surrounding area

42 80 82 14

E Equestrian Trails Events

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F Family activities Farm tours Fatbiking Fishing

86 49 82 55

G Gardens Golf

Great outdoors Greenhouses

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H Handcrafted Beverages Health Centres Hicking Historical Sites Horseback Riding Hotels Hunting

41 87 55 77 51 92 51

I Ice Skating Industrial Tours Interpretation Centres

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K Karting

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L Lively Villages and Festivities Livestock Farm Local Flavours

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M Maple Products Mini-golf More activities Motorcycle Touring Mountain Biking Museums Mushrooms grower Music Must-see spots

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Parks Pick-your-own

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Q Quadding

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Places to eat Plessisville and the surrounding area Profile of the region Public Markets

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U Useful Information

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V Victoriaville and the surrounding area Vineyards

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W Winter Fun

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Y Youth hostel

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03 Bas-Saint-Laurent

bassaintlaurent.ca

02 Gaspésie

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04 Québec

quebec-cite.com

05 Charlevoix

charlevoixtourism.com

06 Chaudière-Appalaches

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12 Montréal

mtl.org

13 Outaouais

tourismeoutaouais.com

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