Experiencing the natural beauty and motorsport legacy of central Quebec

If you’re like me and prefer to make the most of the klicks you put on your odometer, you might wonder whether there’s anything else noteworthy you can do while paying a visit to the city of Trois-Rivières. My daughter and I turned the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières race weekend into a full-blown road trip, spending an entire week taking in the many beautiful and fascinating sites threaded together by the Saint-Maurice River, which defines the history and geography of central Quebec.

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A monolithic voyage to Quebec’s Mingan Archipelago

Just when I think I’ve seen the full extent of Canada’s geological glory, I find myself staring 30 feet up at a woman’s face carved into limestone. This sculpture is not the creation of humans. This is the methodic work of centuries of erosion, carved from the remnants of a prehistoric seabed thrust skyward out of the Gulf of St. Lawrence after the last ice age. And there are dozens more of them, together making up the largest group of such monoliths in the country, scattered across the islands of the Mingan Archipelago.

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