A Region to Discover: Mauricie
Located halfway between the Montreal and Capitale-Nationale regions, Mauricie runs along the St. Lawrence River, extending northward into the valleys of the Canadian Shield. The majority of its 35,000-square-kilometre territory consists of wilderness, which is perfect for nature lovers.
[A Region to Discover is a new way to showcase the different regions of Quebec by presenting economic and real estate data, tourist attractions and more. A different region will be featured every month.]
Tourist attractions in the region
Parc national de la Mauricie
Open from May to October and from December to March, the Parc national de la Mauricie is known for its popular waterfalls, hundreds of kilometres of hiking trails, beautiful fall colours and numerous winter activities. Located north of Shawinigan, the Parc national de la Mauricie is the perfect place to visit with its more than 150 lakes, its abundant wildlife (hundreds of species of animals) and its 536 square kilometres of territory.
Lieu historique national des Forges-du-Saint-Maurice
The remains of Canada's first steel industry are still accessible to visitors. After all these years, it’s still possible to walk the grounds – in Trois-Rivières – of this community of craftsmen who, for 150 years, made a variety of objects that were essential to the development and defence of the colony.
Magasin général Le Brun
A store, museum and café, the Magasin général Le Brun has been located on Chemin du Roy in Maskinongé for ages. In addition to having served as a general store from 1827 to 1974, this property has been recognized as a heritage site since 1981 and was classified in 2012. To set foot in here is a journey through time, whether it be because of the preserved structural components of the original store or the merchandise you will find here. If you’re looking for original gifts or treasures to decorate your home, Magasin général Le Brun is the place to go.
Parc des Chutes-de-la-Petite-Rivière-Bostonnais
In addition to the many and varied activities offered from May to October, the Parc des Chutes-de-la-Petite-Rivière-Bostonnais offers a foray into the past of Haute-Mauricie. You will learn about animals, minerals, logging and the first settlers who risked their lives to trade furs in New France.
The real estate market in the Mauricie region
Statistics for October 2020
The residential real estate market in the Mauricie region registered a 20 per cent increase in sales in October 2020 as compared to October of 2019.
The median price of single-family homes grew by 10 per cent compared to October of last year, reaching $160,000. Finally, the number of active listings fell by 47 per cent and the number of new listing fell by 7 per cent compared to October of last year.
Residential real estate market statistics for the Mauricie region based on data from the real estate brokers’ Centris provincial database.
Statistics for the third quarter of 2020
The third quarter of 2020 was marked by a 30 per cent jump in sales in the Mauricie region. The number of new properties for sale dropped by 21 per cent, with a total of 727 properties, while the number of active listings fell by 47 per cent. As for prices, the median price of single-family homes stood at $154,450, a 6 per cent increase compared to the third quarter of last year.
Click here to see more third quarter real estate statistics for the Mauricie region.
Zooming in on Trois-Rivières
In the third quarter of 2020, a total of 303 residential sales transactions were concluded in the city of Trois-Rivières, a 13 per cent increase compared to the third quarter of 2019.
The median price of single-family homes rose by 2 per cent, as half of all transactions for this property category were concluded at more than $167,500.
In terms of supply, the number of active listings dropped by 55 per cent in the third quarter of the year.