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.

Top Hotels in Trois-Rivieres

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Trois Rivieres Ouest
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Trois Rivieres Ouest
2.5 out of 5
2000 Rue des Grand-Marches, Trois-Rivieres, QC
The price is $101 per night

Located in Mauricie, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Laviolette Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of University of Quebec in Trois-Rivieres and Trois-Rivieres ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (419 reviews)

"Friendly helpful staff, clean rooms, no carpet so you can tell the room Is clean. It’s right next to the 55 so good Acces to the highways"…"

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Trois Rivieres Ouest
Auberge Godefroy
Auberge Godefroy
3.5 out of 5
17575 Becancour Blvd, Becancour, QC
The price is $141 per night

Situated in the suburbs, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Godefroy Golf Club and Clos des Vieux Chenes. Quebec Biodiversity Center and Laviolette Park ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (167 reviews)
Very nice place!

"It is a beautiful place to stay! The property was really nice and welcoming. The rooms were spacious, had comfortable beds and nice bathrooms. The breakfast buffet (extra $$) in the morning was great, even included an omelette station."…"

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2019

Auberge Godefroy
Hotel les Suites de Laviolette
Hotel les Suites de Laviolette
3 out of 5
7201 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Trois-Rivieres, QC
The price is $69 per night

Located in Mauricie, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Laviolette Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Trois-Rivieres Convention Center and Gatien-Lapointe Library. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (425 reviews)

"Clean and good services. Easy access from main highway."…"

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2020

Hotel les Suites de Laviolette

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Basilica of Notre-Dame-du-Cap

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