Experiential tourism at the gite

Activities available on site:

  • (Breakfasts) lunches at the Bed and Breakfast
  • Boat rental equipment: 
    • Paddle board
    •  Kayak
    • Canoeing 
    • Bicycle
    • Fat bikes electric
    • Nautic bicycles
    • Electric nautic bicycles
    • Rental of snowshoes/micro-spikes/cross-country skiing
    • Skating on the lakeIt is possible to Kitesurf on the lake.
  • The site is accessible by snowmobile from the lake
  • Base line / petanque / bag games / balloon / buoys / board games available for free
  • Massage therapy
  • Unusual and classic accommodation.

Massage therapy package:

  • 1 hour massage
  • Tea/tea/coffee in the solarium and tasty surprise
  • Access to the outdoor Jacuzzi and shallow lake

Swedish, therapeutic and Latin energy massage sessions are available.

$85 per person

Duo package:

  • 30-minute massage per person
  • Access to the Jacuzzi
  • Access to the solarium (except summer)
  • Exotic alcohol-free cocktail and tasty surprise

$85 for 2 people

  • Cooconing package:

    • Looking for a cocooning afternoon? Or a nice girls’ rest? You can rent the suspended room and access to the jacuzzi, hammock in front of the bay window with a view on the water, for 4 hours. This includes 2 one-hour massages. 
      •  2 massages of 1 hour each
      • Rental of a room with jacuzzi, hammock, hanging bed and large windows overlooking the water
      •  Rental for 4 hours, valid during the off-season, rental between 11am and 5pm
      • Access to the outdoor jacuzzi (except summer), exotic alcohol-free cocktail and tasty surprise
    • An unforgettable moment of well-being

250 $ for 2

Family package:

Free for children under 5 years old

  • Access to the Jacuzzi
  • Kayak, canoe, paddle or snowshoe rental depending on the season to go on  lac-à-la-Tortue
  • Exit at sunset, return under the stars!
  • Outdoor and indoor games (board games, balls, base line, buoys, etc.)
  • Access to the charcoal barbecue.

$35 per person

Outdoor paddling experience:

At sunset, go kayaking, canoeing or paddle from the Gite the Lac- à la Tortue and paddle to the ideal beach or our floating platform for a nap or picnic on the water. The return under the stars is simply magical! Find the cottage thanks to the Christmas tree…… When did you really take the time to look at the starry sky?

Come and live the experience!

Outdoor paddling experience:

Duration of the activity: 45 mn one way, 45mn return
Fee: $15 per person\10 for accommodation clients

$15 per person

Activities in the Region

We can help you choose between many activities in the region, and keep you occupied for 10 days at least! Contact us and tell us more about you, what you want to experience, and you physical condition and we can help you costumize your trip. Some activities (sailing, kite snow, snowmobile, dog sled, seedoo, bear watching), should be booked in advance. we can help you contact the providers in the region.

According to your mood, here are some exemple of day you can spend in our region, depending on the season:


Day 1

Take on the Parc de la Mauricie

Day 2

Let’s spend a quiet day at the cottage

Day 3

Dare to adventure

Day 4

Coocooning today

Day 5

Culture day and festivals

Your immersion in Mauricie!

We are here to make your stay easier. Write to us and we will help you arrange a stay to your image. 
Here are some examples of what you could experience here: our favorites are in bold …

Day 1: take on the Parc de la Mauricie!
Quick self-service breakfast at the lodge: croissants, breads, jams, cereals and creamy yogurt, ham

Choice in summer:

  • Canoe and walk to picnic at Weber Falls
  • Canoe adventure in the crystal clear waters of Caribou Lake, picnic in the islands
  • Hike, mountain or road bike in the park

Choice in winter:

  • Snowshoeing at the Lac Solitaire, picnic in the famous red chairs

  • Cross-country skiing and picnic in a refuge in the Park
  • Come try the fat bike in the park!

Well-deserved evening at Trou du Diable:

  • Palette tasting of microbrewery beers
  • Regional menu
  • Evening board games at the Webasso lounge on Wednesdays
  • Quiz evening on Mondays

We even lend you dry bags if needed!​​​


Day 2:  Let’s spend a quiet day at the cottage

Do Yoga by the water in the rising sun! Breakfast: red fruit pancakes and maple syrup at the Gîte on the terrace Full of activities without having to take the car:

In summer:

  • Massage at the turtle lake cottage

  • Canoe, sea or river kayak rental to go around the lake

  • Swimming and lazing on the water’s edge

  • Petanque, darts, badminton, ball

  • Baseline

  • Kite

  • Hydroplane on the lake

  • biking aound the lake

In winter:

  • Massage in the solarium at lake turtle

  • Snowshoeing on the lake

  • Cross-country skiing on the lake

  • Ice skating on the lake

Adventure evening!

  • Go by canoe from the guesthouse and paddle in the sunset to the restaurant d’Hélice (30-45 mins) or to the beach. Back under the stars to the guesthouse! Christmas lights from the guesthouse will guide you back to us!
  • Campfire evening by the water
  • Evening chimney fire in winter, bring your tapas!
Day 3: Dare to adventure!

Watch our magnificent sunrise
Breakfast omelet and fruit adventurer at the cottage

Evening with the bears:

  • at nightfall, go watch the black bear Aux Berges du St Maurice (summer)
  • Terroir restaurant at Zélée (jazz evening on Fridays): 10% discount for our customers!

Choice in summer


Choice in winter


Day 4: Coocooning today!

Brunch breakfast at the Bucolic café : house of antiques and homemade pastries, unusual decor and sunny terrace at the back

A choice:

  • Massage at the gîte : 15% discount for our customers
  • Rent a private spa-hammam-sauna for lovers or with friends, beers, music, snacks and cocktails! Massage packages! $ 40 discount for our customers, at SPAMANIA.
  • Day at the Sacacomie Spa : one of the most beautiful round wooden spas in Quebec, 45 minutes by car. On the edge of a crystalline and wild lake! Snowshoeing and hiking trails.
  • Swimming in the Parc de la Mauricie 
  • Beach day at the wonderful Lac des Piles
  • Rental of canoes, kayaks, pedal boats to discover the tip of Bernard (lake and islands in the city center) at Melville Island
  • Evening board games at the Gîte

Evening by the fireplace watching the shooting stars!​​​

Day5: culture day and festivals!

Breakfast downtown, on the Morgane’s sunny terrace or delicious pastries at the Palais

A small museum?

  • Visit to the Cité de l’énergie (observation tower, multisensory experience, small train, history of the log and hydroelectricity), Jean Chrétien Museum
  • Discover the work of Ozias Leduc: stained glass, murals and tasting on the menu: circuits available
  • Boréalis (former stationery)
  • Museum of popular culture
  • Prison Watch Visit
  • Abenaki museum and stuffed animals 
  • Bucheron Museum in Grandes-Piles
  • Manors of the Jesuits and Butcher of Niverville
  • Fauna Museum in St Mathieu du Parc
  • Biodiversity Center in Bécancour
  • Léo-Ayotte Exhibition Center
  • Google 3D glasses virtual tour
  • Museum of religions, Ursuline museum

A circuit?

  • Walking tour of downtown Shawinigan: Walk in the park which was created by the same architect as the one who made Central Parc in New York! Waterfront walk, bike and skate track, water games , ice cream or beer on the water’s edge, good coffee on the 5th!
  • Walking circuit in downtown Trois Rivière: riverside promenade, lively pedestrian street, historic rue des ursuline, brand new promenade on Trois Rivière on St Laurent
  • Visit the village of St Elijah Tales Caxton

An intimate concert or a comedy show?

  • Shawinigan Culture House
  • J-Anthonio-Thompson room
  • The attic of Lebrun General Store
  • Diffusion due South (Moulin Michel)
  • Le Rond-Coin, St Elijah of Caxton

A nice festival?

  • Festival of St-Tite (10 km)
  • Interglacial comic book festival
  • Country Festival
  • Pig Festival of Ste Perpétue
  • Buckwheat Galette Festival
  • Medieval games in the Duchy of Buccoline (by reservation)
  • Classic Canoes 
  • Défi du Parc: Cycling
  • Devil’s series: beer at the end! (every Tuesday in summer). Running
  • Dance Again Festival
  • Trois-Rivières in Blues
  • Festivoix

A breathtaking super show?

  • Dragao: a fantastic show at the Cité de l’énergie: dragons, circus, songs, revolving stage, water show
  • Cirque du soleilor mega-production at the Cogeco amphitheater
  • Solo Antarctic Show:
    • The story of adventurer Frédéric Dion solo in Antarctica! Package available at the Gîte with dinner in Ste-Flore (discounts available)
Mauricie Park Experience!

Do you want to surpass yourself? Or simply to discover our magnificent park? Jeanne will guide you to choose the most suitable route in the Mauricie National park. Fishing, snowshoeing, hiking, cycling, cross-country skiing….. Routes adapted to your physical level and your desire for adventure! Snowshoes and bike rental available on site (limited quantity).

Possibility to enjoy the Mauricie Park and its swimming, picnic and waterfall areas for small families or for quiet days.

Rate: $10 per rental (snowshoes and micro-spikes)

Duration of the activity: 2h to 8h.

Various activities

Enjoy an unusual experience by enjoying many activities such as

kayaking, cycling, cross-country skiing, swimming at the lake or picnics at La Mauricie Park.
According to your desires, we help you to design a stay that reflects your image.
Our rooms are well equipped, guaranteeing a high level of comfort.

Take advantage of our promotions and special rates to enjoy a dream vacation at a lower cost.
A unique experience to enjoy alone, with family or groups

Choose from the many activities available:

  • Picnic at Weber Falls
  • Canoe adventure in the crystal clear waters of Caribou Lake
  • Fat bike in the park
  • Rafting at Matawin River
  • Kitesurfing or sailing at Lake St-Pierre…

Choose your mood!

A stay in your image …