"Trois Rivieres" Trois-Rivières by Simonneeddy

Trois-Rivières Travel Guide: 33 reviews and 112 photos

Waterfront and Laviolette bridge in background

We Passed under this bridge and turned back. In the picture you see the grain elevators and a ship being unloaded .The other one is loading PAPER .-------WE did a tour of the City by bus and toured the harbor also the Saint- Maurice River on a tour boat "LE DRAVEUR" on June 10th , 2003. The boat is a modern "CATAMARAN" and can navigate in 3 feet of water loaded. It's propellers can be raised hydraulically. See Travelogues below.--------------------------------------------I drive through here at least once a month on my way to Visit my mother-in-law (90 years old) who lives near Quebec City. We pass over this huge bridge to the south shore of the St. Lawrence River and go to highway 20 from 40.
This is a picture of 'Harbor Front in Trois Rivieres. it is situated downtown on Rue Du Fleuve. The terraces are the City's pride. They offer a wonderful view of the St. Lawrence River and The LAVIOLETTE BRIDGE ( see it in the background) . (Last winter due to heavy rain which turned to ice this bridge had to be closed and hundreds and hundreds of people could not go to work as huge chunks of ice kept falling.)--------------- Besides its museum on the pulp and paper industry the park offers a restaurant, park and outdoor stage where many cultural activities are held during the summer months. Trois-Rivieres is 60 miles from Joliette where I live and I often pass through there to go to St. Croix or Laurier Station and Quebec City AND The Maritime Provinces. It is the closest place to take a bridge to go across the ST. Lawrence River. The other alternative is to go into Montreal ( which would be longer) and take the tunnel on Route 20 or one of the 3 bridges there to the South Shore of the river and then to route 20. One other option is to take a FERRY Boat from Berthierville to Sorrel. Many people use this to get to work from their home on the South shore

Street to the Harbor PARK

Trois Rivieres, CITY OF HISTORY Founded as a major fur trading post in 1634, Trois Rivieres owes its development to the establishment of industries based on iron ore and lumber. The Forges du St. Maurice, the first iron industry in Canada, was the economic hub of the Mauricie region for over 50 years .

We were 80 Seniors ( 2 bus loads) on our way to take a harbor tour.

"LE DRAVEUR" Our tour boat

We toured the harbor and then went up the Saint- Maurice River to the rapids (about 4 miles up river)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Good shopping Centers and restaurants here.
  • Cons:Low employment but improving now
  • In a nutshell:A lot of old family homes in the old parts. Outside stairways.
  • Last visit to Trois-Rivières: Jun 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2004 at 7:09 AM

    good to see what we missed - we visited Cap du Madeleine and Quebec City ;-)))

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Sep 27, 2004 at 5:23 AM

    Visited my great-aunt and cousins in Trois-Rivieres but unfortunately don't remember any of the sights here.

  • May 23, 2004 at 4:48 PM

    Another great page!! Ahhh.....cruising on the St. Lawrence!! ;~) Jen

  • Sep 24, 2003 at 8:27 PM

    Excellant home page,,,fantastic albums, useful tips and good narration...Many many happpy returns of the day..Wishing you a happy birthday....

  • cadzand's Profile Photo
    Jun 14, 2003 at 12:18 PM

    Very impressive St. Lawrence river and a great cruise.

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2003 at 3:35 AM

    I suspect you are driving past the area where my ancestors were from. We need to make another trip.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jul 5, 2002 at 9:42 AM

    One word: FANTASTIC!!! (place,page,info,pics,trvgs)

  • Jul 5, 2002 at 5:13 AM

    Tres belle...merci pour l`introduction!

  • Leipzig's Profile Photo
    Jun 3, 2002 at 11:16 AM

    Excellent page and very good photos! Love the winter impressi

  • olja1234's Profile Photo
    Jun 2, 2002 at 2:58 PM

    Excellent page and photos! Thanks


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