Canada Travel Guide
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Canada Travel Guide - Quebec

Trois-Rivieres

Settled in the mid-1600s, Trois-Rivieres is one of Canada’s oldest European settlements and the second oldest city in the country. The city displays its charm and asserts its charactere in a historic district offering access to harbourfront terraces and a downtown core that is among the most dynamic in North America.

Numerous local attractions offer visitors a glimpse of the area’s extensive history. Scattered with testimony on great historic moments, Old Trois-Rivieres and Forges-du-Saint-Maurice National Historic Site of Canada are veritable treasure troves of souvenirs for history lovers.

The Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site and the Pulp and Paper Industry Exhibition Centre allow visitors to learn about two of the area’s most important industries. The Ursulines’ Museum was originally a convent started in 1697, and was the city’s first hospital. Past meets present at the Quebec Museum of Folk Culture, which has exhibitions on popular culture in the province but is also home to the Old Prison of Trois Rivieres, a jail opened in 1822. La Galerie d’Art du Parc houses several art exhibits, including those associated with the National Biennial of Contemporary Sculpture and the National Biennial of Contemporary Prints. Enjoy views of the St. Lawrence River while sampling the city’s finest restaurants, and experience local cultural and history during a visit to Trois-Rivieres.

Nature lovers can get on their bicycles and explore the surroundings. In Trois-Rivières, pedal along the 10-kilometre path of the linear park, which runs through the wooded areas of residential districts and leads from the downtown core to Les Forges-du-Saint-Maurice National Historic Site of Canada.

 

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Quebec Museum of Folk Culture / Musée québécois de culture populaire

The Musée québécois de culture populaire proposes six daring and unconventional exhibitions to entertain you… in a uniquely Québécois fashion.

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Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site of Canada

Located 20 minutes away from downtown Trois-Rivières, Québec, the Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site commemorates the founding of the first industrial community in Canada.

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The Old Prison of Trois-Rivieres

Entering the Old Prison of Trois-Rivières is much more than just a visit to a historic building; it’s a glimpse at prisoners’ living conditions in the penal system of the 1960s and 1970s.

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The Pulp and Paper Industry Exhibition Centre

Trois-Rivières was the most important paper-making region in Quebec, and this is why this exhibition centre, unique in Canada, relates this fascinating history.

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Pointe-du-Lac Seigneurial Mill

Visit a flourmill which dates back to seigniorial times, and a sawmill, built in the middle of the 20th century.

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