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Are you looking for a convention and congress centre in Quebec? With 13 meeting rooms that can accommodate from 8 to 500 people, attentive staff, and modern facilities, the Shawinigan convention centre is an excellent choice for hosting major events.

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5 good reasons

to choose Shawinigan

Large Selection of Venues and Infrastructures

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Totalling 84,450 square feet of space for meetings, exhibitions and conventions as well as for cultural, agrotourism and ecotourism activities, Shawinigan offers multi-use facilities designed to host conventions, trade fairs, consumer shows and activities.

Learn more about the choice of venues and infrastructures

Variety of Dining Experiences

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Come and enjoy a great culinary experience. Shawinigan and its gourmet menus featuring our best local produce as well as its inviting dining rooms providing views of the enchanting landscape will delight even the most discerning palates.

Discover restaurants that have all the ingredients for a memorable dining experience

A Wealth of Tourist Activities

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Whether it’s for a family holiday in the great outdoors, the adrenaline rush induced by a sports activity, or the pleasure of hiking on the mountains, the true nature of Quebec will welcome you. Explore fascinating objects with an educational visit to the museum. Take a deep breath of fresh air in one of our parks and wildlife reserves and explore nature’s beauty by canoe, bicycle or on foot. Enjoy family camping around the glow of the campfire or take advantage of one of our hotel pools just minutes away from the countless activities which await you in Shawinigan.

Explore Winter’s charm via skis or snowshoes or aboard a snowmobile or dogsled. With nature only a few minutes away and an amazing list of activities to choose from, the Mauricie region has everything you could possibly desire and much more. It is sure to put a smile on the faces of the entire family.

Learn more about tourist activities in the Mauricie region

Geographical Position

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The city of Shawinigan is a privileged central hub allowing easy access to all Quebec regions. The city also has various modes of transportation to make it easy to get around. The Centre de Congrès and the Centre de Foires de Shawinigan have the added benefit of directional tourism signs (blue road signs). Tourist maps of the municipality are also available for organizations and convention participants.

Shawinigan is located in the heart of the Province of Quebec in the Mauricie region, midway (90 min) between Montreal and Quebec City and about twenty minutes north of Trois-Rivières. The main access roads to the region are Autoroute 40 and Route 138, as well as Autoroute 55 and Route 155.

Complete and Professional Services

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The Office de tourisme, foires et congrès de Shawinigan has what it takes to organize a convention, a business meeting, an incentive trip or a sports event. You can rely on our professional team to help you plan, promote and organize your event.

In addition to the expertise provided by our professionals, the following services are also available


  • organization of site inspections
  • preparation of bid books for events held in the city of Shawinigan
  • research for availability of hotel accommodations, meeting rooms, theatres, restaurants and attractions
  • suggestions for tourist excursions, themed evenings, and team-building programs.
  • consulting services on available regional resources that would best meet your needs

The team at the Office de tourisme, foires et congrès de Shawinigan will provide you with as much assistance as possible when it comes to planning and logistics, from the layout of the room right up to the installation and mounting of equipment. They will make sure that your event goes according to plan and stays within your budget… all totally free of charge of course!


Check out our Planner to simplify the organization of your event

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