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Written by Kajani Shivam on July 28, 2020 Share on

8 Things To Do In Trois-Rivières For An Unforgettable Experience

Trois-Rivières is a beautiful city in the administrative region of Quebec, Canada. Interestingly, this city is the second oldest city in Quebec and Trois-Rivières means three rivers. Wondering why was it known as three rivers? Well, it is named as three rivers as it has three mouths along the St Lawrence River. Excited to know about this city? Well, keep reading… This city is known for its history, stunning rivers, festivals, iconic buildings, entertainment areas and many more. How about exploring the top 8 things to do in Trois-Rivières? Interested? Well, have a quick read and find out the 8 things to do in Trois-Rivières for a great vacation.

Basilica of Notre-Dame-du-Cap
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8 things to do in Trois-Rivières

  • Have a lovely walk around the city
  • Old Prison of Trois-Rivières
  • Basilica of Notre-Dame-du-Cap 
  • Visit Borealis
  • Watch a race
  • Shopping
  • Laviolette Bridge
  • Parc Laviolette

1. Have a lovely walk around the city

Rue des Ursulines
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Walking around the city is definitely one of the top 8 things to do in Trois-Rivières. A walk around the city will take you back to the Golden old days. In addition, make sure you explore Rue des Ursulines which is the oldest road in the city. That’s great, right? So, make sure you explore the city to learn a lot about history and architecture.

2. Old Prison of Trois-Rivières

How about going to jail in Trois-Rivières? Well, not literally, but make sure you visit the Old Prison of Trois-Rivières for an amazing experience. The Old Prison of Trois-Rivières officially opened its doors in 1822 and remained open until 1986. Interestingly, today this place is a historic monument. Want to make your visit to the Old Prison of Trois-Rivières interesting? Well, make sure you take a guided tour and learn a lot about this building and its history. You can make your visit even more interesting by choosing to spend a night behind the bars. Cool, right? Also, you will be provided with breakfast and a t-shirt that you can take home as a souvenir. Amazing, huh? Also, make sure you visit the Québec Museum of Folk Culture which is adjacent to this place.

3. Basilica of Notre-Dame-du-Cap 

A click inside Basilica of Notre-Dame-du-Cap
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Love architecture? Well, make sure you add this plan in your itinerary. Well, Basilica of Notre-Dame-du-Cap is a beautiful Norman Gothic church which dates back to 1720. Interestingly, you will find some beautiful stained glass windows which will make you awestruck with its beauty. Also, the major highlight of Basilica of Notre-Dame-du-Cap is the central dome which rises to 38 metres above the sanctuary. Beautiful, right?

4. Visit Borealis

Borealis
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Interested to learn about the pulp and paper mills of Trois-Rivieres? Make sure you head to Borealis. Borealis is a museum which invites the tourists and the locals to learn about the basic process of paper manufacturing. Trust me, you will find this process very interesting. Also, the museum is open year-round and is more active with activities from May to September. So, make sure that you visit this place for sure if you are visiting Trois-Rivieres during these months. Interestingly, you will find guided tours. So, you can choose guided tours for a better experience. Also, do not miss the Treasure Hunt game experience which is a must-do activity here.

5. Watch a race

Grand Prix in Trois-Rivières
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Planning to visit Trois-Rivières in August? Car racing fan? Well, you should definitely read this. Interestingly, Grand Prix is hosted by Trois-Rivières every August. Sounds cool, huh? The racing event features a number of races that run along the Circuit Trois-Rivières. Also, you will find many interesting events here such as firework shows and many more. In addition, rallycross races, super quad races, and NASCAR races are some of the races which take place throughout the event. Amazing, huh? Well, this is definitely one of the best 8 things to do in Trois-Rivières, right?

6. Shopping

Shopping is definitely one of the top 8 things to do in Trois-Rivières. Interestingly, you will find many shopping malls in Trois-Rivières. Also, make sure you visit the Centre Commercial Les Rivières which is the largest mall in the city. Guess what? You will find a total of 150 boutiques here. Isn’t that great? It is, right? In addition, you will find some of the famous brands such as RW & CO, Sketchers and Yves Rocher. Also, looking for budget-friendly shopping? In that case, you can head to Les Galeries du Cap, which is on the north side of the Saint-Maurice River. Here you will be able to find some budget-friendly malls such as Dollarama and many more.

7. Laviolette Bridge

Laviolette Bridge
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Laviolette Bridge is one of the major landmarks of the city. It is an arch bridge that crosses St Lawrence River. Also, the bridge connects Trois-Rivières to Bécancour on the south side of the river. Interestingly, you will find many tourists and locals clicking some Instagram worthy pictures here. Yes, the impressive structure and the elegant design makes Laviolette Bridge a perfect place to capture some lovely clicks. So, make sure you visit this place on your vacation to Trois-Rivières. And yes, do not miss capturing some lovely clicks here.

8. Parc Laviolette

Well, the final one to enter the list of 8 things to do in Trois-Rivières is Parc Laviolette. Well, love nature? If yes, you are totally going to love this park. Curious? Well, keep reading… Parc Laviolette is a lovely park to have a wonderful time with your family and friends. You can simply walk around the park with your loved ones, exercise, click some Instagram worthy images or sit back and admire the beauty of nature. Amazing, huh? Also, this park is a perfect place to play baseball and soccer. So, make sure you spend some time here by playing baseball and soccer. Interestingly, you will also find a small water park here for the kids. Once you are done playing in the park, you can visit Polaire which is just across the street. Wondering what to do in Polaire? Well, this place is filled with some yummy ice creams. Amazing, right?

Trois-Rivières is really exciting, right? I am sure you will find many more things to do on your vacation to Trois-Rivières. However, make sure you experience these 8 things to do in Trois-Rivières for a lovely experience. Excited to visit Trois-Rivières? Well, all you have to do is to reach Pickyourtrail website and you can customise your vacation to Canada. Also, you can drop us a message in Whatsapp and one of our travel experts will connect with you immediately. In addition, download the Pickyourtrail app to receive complete support throughout your vacation for a hassle-free experience. It’s time to explore the world with Pickyourtrail!!

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