Tips for booking a Shawinigan hotel

Cheapest month:October
Most expensive month:September
Average price in Shawinigan:$128/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$55/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$113 - $157
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$113 - $150
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Where to stay in Shawinigan

About Shawinigan

Shawinigan is a vibrant city known for its active outdoor lifestyle and world-class energy museum. Explore a lively riverfront district filled with bistros and boutiques or venture out of the city to discover lush forests, shimmering lakes and snow-capped mountains in one of Quebec's most beautiful national parks.

Things to do

Set in a 20th-century hydroelectric power station, the enormous Cité de l'Énergie complex celebrates Shawinigan's industrial past and eco-friendly future. You can learn about wind turbines, discover the art of electrochemistry and watch multimedia videos on the hydrogen revolution. In summer, catch family-friendly shows featuring music, dancing and acrobats.

Shawinigan is a gateway to Parc National du Canada de la Mauricie, a wild slice of Quebec strewn with dense evergreen forests and rugged Laurentian Mountains. Hike, camp and canoe in the summer and explore groomed cross-country ski trails in winter.

In downtown Shawinigan, the streets surrounding Ave Willow and Promenade Du St Maurice hum with activity. The riverfront district is brimming with atmospheric cafes, bars and restaurants, with the best offering beautiful views of the Saint-Maurice River.

Kids and adults alike will love taking on TreeGO Shawinigan, an aerial adventure course loaded with high ropes circuits, zip-lines and rock climbing walls. It's located in Melville Island Park, where you can canoe on the river, stroll along woodland trails or enjoy a scenic picnic on the foreshore.

Getting around

Downtown Shawinigan is easy to get around on foot or by using the city's trolleybuses. A rental car is best for exploring Quebec, with the drive to both Montreal and Quebec City taking under two hours. VIA Rail trains call at Gare de Shawinigan, a five-minute drive or 30-minute walk from the city centre.

Shawinigan travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Shawinigan?

    One of the most popular hotels in Shawinigan is Hotel Gouverneur Shawinigan, which has been reviewed by 653 users and currently has a rating of 7.8/10. Other top-rated locations include Domaine de la Baie and Auberge Motel Drakkar, which have received 9.3/10 and 9.0/10 ratings from our users, respectively.