Vibrant, historic, modern - this is the Trois-Rivières greeting visitors today. Founded in 1634 as the second permanent settlement in New France, Trois-Rivières is Canada’s oldest industrial city.

For a forty year period in the early 1900s, Trois-Rivières was known as the pulp and paper industry capital of the world with five mills in operation. Today only two mills are operating and a visit to Borealis History Centre will allow you to feel the heat, smell, humidity and noise of the paper industry of the 20th century and see how paper was made.

To discover the historic downtown core, take a walking tour along the Heritage Trail or enjoy a relaxing stroll in the gardens of Our Lady of the Cape Shrine. Get a different perspective of the city from the St Lawrence River on a 90 minute boat cruise or get a sense of what life was like behind bars on a visit to the Old Prison.

There are so many things to do in Trois-Rivières, you'll have difficulty deciding. Consider an overnight stop here in your motorhome so you can enjoy Trois-Rivières by both day and night. RV campgrounds are dotted around the outskirts of the city.

Top 5 Things to Do

  • Get behind bars at the Old Prison
  • Stroll through the Old Town and get a feel for Trois-Rivières' past
  • Learn how paper is made at Borealis
  • Take a guided tour at Musée des Ursulines
  • Cruise the St Lawrence and view Trois-Rivières from a different perspective

TRès Trois-Rivières

Nestled on the St Lawrence waterfront, Trois-Rivières is a city bursting with urban appeal and cultural diversity.  TRès festive, TRès gourmet, TRès cultural, TRes memorable, TRès Trois-Rivières.
Video courtesy of Tourism Trois-Rivières

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