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Trois-Rivieres
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Trois-Rivieres featuring night scenes, nightlife and street scenes

With a pretty riverside setting between Montréal and Québec City, this fascinating city offers unique historic and cultural attractions.

Bursting with urban appeal and cultural attractions, Trois-Rivières is a relaxing destination with local color, delightful restaurants, unusual museums and a lively downtown, all nestled on the St. Lawrence waterfront. Enjoy this contemporary town with plenty of style built around a historic district with plenty of soul.

The three rivers of the city’s name are the fingers of the Saint-Maurice River flowing into the St. Laurence River. Swim or sunbathe at Île Saint-Quentin Park or join Family Day in early August at Parc Laviolette. Get a group together and try paddling a rabaska, an Algonquin canoe made of tree bark.

One of the city’s most popular heritage sites is the Old Prison of Trois-Rivières, opened in 1822 and finally taken out of operation in 1986. Experience the harsh conditions prisoners withstood with the unique opportunity to “go to jail” as they did.

Enjoy other varied cultural pursuits. Learn about the region’s history and see inspiring artwork at Musée Pierre-Boucher, named for a French settler who arrived in 1634 and became governor of the region. Visit BORÉALIS inside a former industrial site for fascinating displays showing the importance of the paper and logging trades in Quebec.

Throughout the year, attend one of 20 performances of the city’s philharmonic orchestra. In summer, join thousands on the grassy lawn in front of the stage of Amphithéâtre Cogeco for entertainment under the sun or stars. Watch horse racing at the Hippodrome or challenge friends to video games at the Salon de jeux de Trois-Rivières. Save money by purchasing an annual Museums Pass for access to about a dozen museums and other cultural attractions.

Trois-Rivières offers refreshing choices for gourmet dining and casual snacking. Have warm French bread and cheese or authentic Asian delicacies. Enjoy hot coffee and a macaron on cool days.

Fly to Montréal and drive 1.5 hours northeast to reach Trois-Rivières. Use metered parking on the downtown streets; many spaces are free on Thursday and Friday evenings and during weekends.

Hôtel Oui GO!
Hôtel Oui GO!
4 out of 5
1413, rue Notre-Dame Centre, Trois-Rivieres, QC
The price is CA $134 per night from May 17 to May 17
Located in Mauricie, this boutique hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Trois-Rivieres Convention Center, Quebec Museum of Folk Culture, and Cathedral of the Assumption. ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (482 reviews)
"I usually don't write reviews on hotel properties but the service was phenomenal to a point that couldn't go unnoticed. This is a very nice boutique hotel that i'm sure everyone will enjoy. The Nespresso coffee in the room is also a nice feature that didn't go unnoticed. Service was way above our ..."

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Hôtel Oui GO!
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Trois Rivieres Ouest, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Trois Rivieres Ouest, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
2000 Rue des Grand-Marches, Trois-Rivieres, QC
The price is CA $127 per night from May 23 to May 23
Located in Mauricie, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Laviolette Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Marcel Leger Ecological Reserve and Trois-Rivieres Convention ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (511 reviews)
"Great deal on modern hotel. Convenient. More to my review."

Reviewed on Feb. 14, 2021

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Trois Rivieres Ouest, an IHG Hotel
Travelodge by Wyndham Trois-Rivieres
Travelodge by Wyndham Trois-Rivieres
2 out of 5
3600, Boulevard Gene-H.-Kruger, Trois-Rivieres, QC
The price is CA $52 per night from May 22 to May 22
Located in Mauricie, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Trois-Rivieres Convention Center, Gatien-Lapointe Library, and Laviolette Park. Cathedral of the Assumption ...
3.4/5Good! (990 reviews)
"Good for the price."

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Travelodge by Wyndham Trois-Rivieres
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Chalet du Lac Canard
Chalet du Lac Canard
3.5 out of 5
3603 Chemin du Lac-Canard, Shawinigan, QC
The price is CA $130 per night from May 17 to May 17
Located in Mauricie, this chalet is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from La Mauricie National Park and 12.3 mi (19.8 km) from Melville Island Park. D'Arbre en Arbre and Jean ...
Chalet du Lac Canard
Le 2800 du Parc
Le 2800 du Parc
3.5 out of 5
2800 Chemin de Saint-Jean-des-Piles, Saint-Jean-des-Piles, QC
The price is CA $190 per night from May 24 to May 24
Located in Mauricie, this cabin is within a 15-minute walk of La Mauricie National Park and La Mauricie National Park Visitor Centre. Vallee Rocanigan and Le ...
Le 2800 du Parc
Apartment on 5th Avenue
Apartment on 5th Avenue
3.5 out of 5
722-724 5e Avenue, Shawinigan, QC
The price is CA $60 per night from May 17 to May 17
Located in Mauricie, this apartment building is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Le Rocher de Grand-Mere and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Vallee Rocanigan. Melville Island Park ...
2/5 (1 review)
Appartement à éviter
"Pas de savon et shampoing dans la salle de bain. Salle de bain malpropre. Pas de place pour travailler à l'ordinateur. Chute de pression d'eau dans les robinets lorsque la chasse d'eau de la toilette est actionnée. Très peu de serviettes et débarbouillettes en plus d'être très usées et déteintes. ..."

Reviewed on Jun. 15, 2020

Apartment on 5th Avenue
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Trois-Rivieres

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4/5 - Good

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Nov 4, 2019

Wonderful and informative Tourist Information. Appreciate the choice of restaurants in Trois Rivieres. Great mid-point for short day trips

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Oct 2, 2019

Big thank you to all the staff! Hope to see them soon!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Aug 27, 2019

Went for Trois-Rivières en Blues.. very good shows and music everywhere!

4/5 - Good

Winn

Aug 15, 2019

Trios-rivieras has a lovely downtown restaurant district and a beautiful walk by the st Lawrence. The surrounding areas have nice views and areas along the St Lawrence

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Jul 31, 2019

This is a city that has had a tough time over the past years, but it has a vibrant downtown- some very fun restaurants- you will be surprised!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Jun 29, 2019

We didn't spend any time in Trois Rivieres on this trip, but have on previous trips and especially like the downtown restaurants and waterfront - a very lovely town to visit.

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