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Montréal: Day Trip along the Chemin du Roy to Trois-Rivières

1. Montréal: Day Trip along the Chemin du Roy to Trois-Rivières

Embark on a sightseeing adventure of New France along the oldest road between Quebec City and Montreal, Chemin du Roy. Take in the landscape during the ride to the beautiful downtown of L'Assomption. Travel through time as your guide shows you the highlights of the city’s 300-year heritage. Admire eye-catching sites and residences that line the Saint Lawrence River as you continue your journey. See the birth home of Marie-Rosalie Cadron, an inspirational figure that challenged traditional positions in the mid-1800s. Embrace history as you step inside a general store established in 1915. Stop for a lunch break at your own expense before seeing the Moulin seigneurial de Pointe-du-Lac, a jewel of Quebec’s rural architecture. Explore Canada’s second oldest city, Trois-Rivières, on foot as your guide leads you through its picturesque downtown before catching breathtaking views of its waterfront. End your day trip with a visit to Notre-Dame-du-Cap Basilica where thousands come in pilgrimage each year. Relax as you take in the landscape once more during the ride back to Montreal.

Shawinigan: La Cité de l'Energie Entry Ticket

2. Shawinigan: La Cité de l'Energie Entry Ticket

Visit Shawinigan's museum and observation tower, the Cité de l'Énergie (The City of Energy), to explore its exhibits on science, innovation, and politics. Ascend to the top of the tower for amazing views over the Mauricie region, and stop by the two main exhibitions, Planet Energy and Canada in the World. Enter the Cité d'Énergie museum, located in Shawinigan, just outside of Trois-Rivières, in between Quebec and Montreal. Take the panoramic elevator to the top of the Hydro-Québec observation tower, standing at 115 meters. Admire the breathtaking views over the Mauricie landscape and the city of Shawinigan. Next, visit the immersive Planet Energy exhibition, which explores global energy issues through exciting multimedia installations. Continue to the Prime Minister Jean Chrétien : Canada in the World exhibit to learn about Canada’s role throughout history in the international political scene. Finish with a visit to the on-site cafe, and stop by the shop to pick up some unique souvenirs.

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