The Mauricie region is known for its beautiful lakes and scenery. If you like hiking, canoeing, or just taking in the sights, this is the place for you! The Centre itself is set around Lake Blanc, and has three hiking trails. La Mauricie National Park, about 10 minutes from the Centre, covers an area of 536 km and has hiking trails, canoeing and camping http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Mauricie_National_Park, and a 20 minute drive will take you to Parc des Chutes de Sainte-Ursule with its cascading waterfalls http://www.chutes-ste-ursule.com/pagesfr/accueil_ang.html.
We are also two hours from Montreal or Quebec City, places that are rich in cultural heritage, and have a variety of restaurants and superb shopping http://www.bonjourquebec.com/qc-en/montreal0.html