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Visitors

Discover Shawville, Quebec, where every corner tells a story and every meal is a celebration of local flavours. Imagine strolling down charming streets, where historic architecture houses contemporary cafés and boutique shops brimming with unique finds. Let the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and the warm smiles of local shopkeepers invite you into a world where tradition meets modernity in the heart of the Outaouais region.

Dive into the heart of local culture at the Shawville Fair and the Shawville Lions Country Jamboree, where the community’s vibrancy comes alive. Picture yourself under the starlit sky, swaying to the rhythms of country music, or cheering on the excitement of a demolition derby. These aren’t just events; they’re a passport to experiencing the soul of Shawville, offering a blend of exhilaration, tradition, and the warmth of community spirit.

Step into the Pontiac Museum and Pontiac Archives, where the echoes of the past meet the stories of today. These cultural havens offer more than just exhibits; they are invitations to journey through time, uncovering the rich tapestry of Shawville’s heritage. Each artifact and photograph is a window into the lives that have shaped this vibrant community.

Let Shawville enchant you with its blend of culinary delights, historical treasures, and spirited events. Weave yourself into the fabric of a community that celebrates its past while embracing the future!

Below, we’ll walk you through the best of Shawville, promising an adventure that will leave you longing to return.

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Map of Shawville

Restaurants & Shopping

Shawville offers a delightful array of dining options that cater to every palate, from traditional Canadian fare to international cuisine. Local restaurants pride themselves on using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, ensuring a meal that’s not only delicious but also supports the community. Whether you’re in the mood for a cozy café experience, a hearty breakfast to kick-start your day, or a sophisticated dinner with a glass of fine wine, Shawville’s culinary scene promises an unforgettable dining experience.

The town’s boutiques and shops offer an eclectic mix of products, ranging from handcrafted goods to high-end fashion. Shopping in Shawville is an adventure in itself, with each store presenting a unique selection that reflects the town’s vibrant culture and community spirit. Whether you’re searching for a special gift, local artisan crafts, or the latest trends, Shawville’s shopping experience combines the pleasure of discovery with the satisfaction of supporting local businesses.

Shawville Arena & Fairgrounds

The Shawville Arena and Fairgrounds are central to the town’s recreational and community life, offering spaces for a range of activities beyond ice sports. This versatile venue adapts to seasonal events, including the renowned Shawville Fair, enhancing the community’s social fabric and providing a gathering place for residents and visitors alike.

Hockey runs deep in Shawville, Quebec, where the Pontiac Lions youth hockey team exemplifies the town’s strong passion for the sport, engaging young athletes in spirited competition and teamwork. The SDMHA supports our hockey culture by offering organized programs across various levels, fostering skill development and a love for the game from an early age.

Mill Dam Park

The park is located on Clarendon St. and offers a tranquil escape for visitors seeking both recreation and relaxation. From May – October, guests can enjoy camping with the convenience of electricity access, surrounded by lush green spaces and a gentle stream. The park also features a children’s splash pad and play modules, making it a family-friendly destination where kids can enjoy outdoor fun.

FEES:

  • Campers – $20 per day
  • Tent’s – Free
  • Pumping Station – $2

Fees and donations can be made at the Municipal Office at 350 Main Street during normal business hours. You can also pay online through the National Bank, Royal Bank or Caisse Populaire by adding us as a payee (search for Shawville). You will use Reference Number 5001 followed by zeros.

Please contact the Town Hall for more information at 819-647-2979. Sites are booked first come, first served.

Shawville Fair Weekend

Camping reservations at Mill Dam Park are exceptionally allowed for Shawville Fair weekend. For information and reservations, contact Collin Hines of the Shawville District Minor Hockey Association at 819-923-5791.

Other Parks

Veteran’s Memorial Park: The Veteran’s Memorial Park is located at Main and Clarendon Street. The park serves as a memorial to those that have fallen in battle, and to remember those that fight for our freedom each day.

Elwood Dale Park: The park is located at the end of Hillcrest Street, near the Pontiac High School, it is operated by the Shawville District Recreation Association. They oversee the baseball park, R.A. Hall, and play structures for children to use.

Shawville Events

From agricultural exhibits to thrilling rides and live entertainment, the Shawville Fair is an annual highlight for both the local community and visitors! We’ll see you at the Fair!

The Shawville Lions Country Jamboree, held annually in late July, showcases a fantastic array of local and international country music artists, drawing crowds for a weekend of music and fun.

Organizations & Tourism Resources

The museum welcomes visitors on weekends during the summer, on Canada Day, and during the Shawville Fair. The Society meets on the third Monday of every other month. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in local history. 

With sections of the 92km long bike path in Shawville paved to accommodate activities like rollerblading, the Cyclopark PPJ is a safe and accessible environment for all outdoor enthusiasts and visitors​​​.

Located in the Shawville Library building, the Pontiac Archives preserves our local heritage through dedicated volunteers who oversee the continued growth of an extensive collection of material.

Art Pontiac is a non-profit organization that supports the artistic and cultural community of the region. Art Pontiac often showcases local artists at Cafe349 in Shawville.

DestionationPontiac.ca is a collaboration between the MRC Pontiac and Visages Régionaux, a Quebec based communication agency that specializes in promoting the regions of our province.

ExplorePontiac.ca is operated by the Association Tourisme Pontiac, the leading organization of business owners in the tourism and hospitality industry for the region.

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