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Municipality of Grandes-Piles

Introduce yourself to the area by browsing through the official website of the Municipality of Grandes-Piles.  Here you’ll find information about the community, and more links to help you discover the area!


Mauricie National Park

Lose yourself in 536 square kilometers of unspoiled nature.  Countless lakes and trails  are just waiting for you to be explored!  This link will fill you in on all there is to enjoy and discover here!

The Guide du Routard

This well known guide just added the Gîte de la Vieille École as a very good quality B&B in Mauricie area.


Croisières des Piles
(Mauricie River Cruise)

One of the most beautiful cruises in Québec.  This cruise includes a commentary where you will learn about the history of this magnificent river, and  more.  Click on this link for details.

Le Village du Bûcheron

Step back in time to the days of the Lumberjack.  This museum is a living recreation of an authentic lumberjack camp. Call 877-338-7895 for more information.


Festival western de St-Tite

For ten days in September each year, this quaint Québec town transforms itself to one of the best-rated rodeos and festivals in Canada!  Click here to learn more!

Le Refuge de la Coulée

Unique excursions in nature, from mountain hiking, to snowshoeing to scenic river boat excursions and more.  Call (819)533-4920 for more information.


Cité de l’Énergie de Shawinigan

Learn about the industrial history of Shawinigan.  Captivating multimedia shows, interactive exhibitions, a cruise on the Mauricie River, the observation tower—all this and more make this a must-see attraction.


Contact us :

704, 4th avenue, Grandes-Piles, Québec, G0X 1H0
Phone: (819) 538-1211   Fax: (819) 538-1211   Email: info@lavieilleecole.ca