Top 10 Things to do in Trois-Rivieres, Canada

September 6, 2017 Brain Ambrose

Discover the best top things to do in Trois-Rivieres, Canada including Borealis, Old Jail of Trois-Rivieres, Centre De La Biodiversite Du Quebec, Our Lady of the Cape Shrine, Parc Portuaire, Quebec Museum of Folk Culture, Bureau d'information Touristique, Parc de l'ile Saint-Quentin, Forges du Saint-Maurice, Parc Laviolette.
Restaurants in Trois-Rivieres

200, avenue des Draveurs, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec G9A 0B6, Canada +1 819-372-4633
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4.5 based on 207 reviews

Borealis

Reviewed By André S - Brussels, Belgium

Wow! Really impressive, we discovered quite a bit about the local industry in the past: paper making. Our 10 year old son was fascinating by the whole thing, and really enjoyed the workshop too (making your own paper). You must go there if you stop...MoreThank you for your great comment! We're very grateful that your family appreciated our museum.

2. Old Jail of Trois-Rivieres

200, Laviolette Street, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec G9A 6L5, Canada +1 819-372-0406
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4.5 based on 319 reviews

Old Jail of Trois-Rivieres

Part of the Musee quebecois de culture populaire, The Old Prison of Trois-Rivieres opened in 1822 and was classified a historic monument. The guides (some of them are former inmates) will tell you about life in this prison closed in 1986 for unhealthy conditions. The cells and insolation cells will surely make you feel happy to be free! Time required for the visit: 1h15. The visit is not recommended for children under 12. Last visit one hour and a half before closing time.

Reviewed By Stephane1592 - Repentigny, Canada

We had a chance to go visit this old jail in Trois-Rivieres last week. Nice experience Something to do.. but will not go back
They offer limited visits for young persons.. they actually don't allow under 12 and it's not quite advertised.... be warned - they don't offered nothing but a visit or 2 sometimes the same day... make sure you will be able to go visit.. otherwise you will have to plan something in order to kill time..
Employees haven't propose anything but only that we would have to comeback ...
Our guide was quite outspoken and friendly and gave us an amount of info regarding stories and ways that this jail was ran at the time.

3. Centre De La Biodiversite Du Quebec

1800 Avenue Des Jasmins, Becancour, Quebec G9H 2S2, Canada +1 866-522-5665
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4 based on 23 reviews

Centre De La Biodiversite Du Quebec

Interpretation center open all year long and offering a unique contact with nature ans its living species, including fish, snakes, turtles, otters and racoon. From the movie "The seasons of the lake" to the sensory corridor, a guide will make you discover the biodiversity of Lake St-Pierre. Minifarm and biotrain during summer, 4 km of paths all year long.

Reviewed By annjQuebec_Canada - Becancour

Beautiful site on the edge of the St Lawrence River. Other attractions nearby. Very enjoyable especially with children who also enjoy nature and unusual animals.

4. Our Lady of the Cape Shrine

626 rue Notre-Dame Est, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec G8T 4G9, Canada +1 819-374-2441
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4.5 based on 222 reviews

Our Lady of the Cape Shrine

Reviewed By Mary Ann J - Berkshires, Massachusetts

This religious and cultural heritage site is open to visitors. We stroll in the Gardens. The historic chapel, built in 1720, and the large basilica with its impressive stained glass are worth the detour. Picnic area, restaurant, gift shop are available. We also see the small oldest church.

5. Parc Portuaire

1300, rue du Fleuve, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec G9A 5H3, Canada
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4.5 based on 77 reviews

Parc Portuaire

Reviewed By Pomerols - Weston, Florida

You can't go to Trois Rivieres without walking to the Parc Portuaire. A very pretty area, very well designed with beautiful flowers and little "gardens", nice walking areas with beautiful vistas of the river. You can admire the historic houses with interesting architectural designs in the area. The information panels around the parc with period photographs were very informative. A must do!

6. Quebec Museum of Folk Culture

200 Rue Laviolette, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec G9A 6L5, Canada +1 819-372-0406
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Quebec Museum of Folk Culture

The Musee quebecois de culture populaire bears witness to the unique identity of Quebec's diverse and evolving society. Its dynamic and bold Exhibitions are thought-provoking and encourage discovery. Adjacent to the Museum, the Old Prison of Trois-Rivieres, classified a historic monument, offers an unforgettable visit-experience behind bars.

Reviewed By nurealam - Northern California

A beautiful relatively new museum devoted to Québecois popular culture. When we were there there were three special Exhibitions including one on an (obviously) incredibly popular soap opera from the 1990s that non-Québecois can't possible relate to but that was nonetheless very interesting as a view into the culture; one on crime and criminals and one on sports and Québecois in sports. This was time very well spent. T-R has another truly impressive museum (Boréalis) and so the stop here (intended for no good reason other than to see a part of Q. other than Québec City and Montréal) was really a pleasure.
The museum building and its site in a quiet neighborhood within a few blocks of downtown are delightful.

7. Bureau d'information Touristique

1457, rue Notre-Dame Centre, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec G9A 4X4, Canada +1 819-375-1122
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4.5 based on 40 reviews

Bureau d'information Touristique

Tourist Information For more information on attractions, activities, accommodation, restaurants, boutiques and services.

Reviewed By rodax - Ottawa, Canada

Great staff. Provided lots of great information on the city, what to do and even were to park. No language issues.

8. Parc de l'ile Saint-Quentin

Rue des iles, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada +1 819-373-8151
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4 based on 76 reviews

Parc de l'ile Saint-Quentin

Reviewed By NBOntario - Ottawa, Canada

Fun park with big structures, big pool, wading pool, so-so beach. Come early to snag a picnic table. Lots of shade, nice views.

9. Forges du Saint-Maurice

10 000, boulevard des Forges, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec G9C 1B1, Canada +1 819-378-5116
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4 based on 61 reviews

Forges du Saint-Maurice

Historic village where visitors learn about the workings of the iron and steel industry that was founded in 1730.

Reviewed By skibumal - Toronto, Canada

In the early 1700 s in New France, here outside Trois Rivières, along the St Maurice River, the first industrial site in Canada was founded. Locally surfaced mined bog iron ore, limestone and charcoal were transformed, first into pig iron before being turned into cannon balls, frying pans, cast iron stoves and various other iron products. This Parks Canada site - as all of them - are well run with informative videos and other displays and very helpful staff. For anyone technically inclined, curious about the origins of Canadian industry, this place is a must to visit.

10. Parc Laviolette

6455, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec G9A 5A6, Canada
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4.5 based on 30 reviews

Parc Laviolette

Reviewed By shanoa - Barbados

Waterfront sections and kiddie water section are very attractive for families. Pleasant to run, walk or just sit in

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