Trois Rivieres is the second-oldest city in Quebec, founded in 1634. It lays almost half-way between Montreal and Quebec City at the confluence of the Saint-Maurice and Saint Lawrence Rivers.
The city’s main street is Boulevard des Forges, an area several blocks long in the heart of the Old City composed of century-old buildings housing a great variety of cafés, restaurants, clubs, bars, and shops. In the warmer months, the area is regularly closed to vehicular traffic to accommodate various festivals and events, turning the downtown core into a pedestrian mall. Notable landmarks include the Forges du Saint-Maurice, a foundry dating back to the 1730s, the Ursulines Monastery, and Notre-Dame-du-Cap Basilica.
Things to See & Do
* Old City
* Quebec Museum of Folk Culture
* Old prison of Trois Rivieres
* Boulevard des Forges
Cruise Season – May – Nov
Currency – Canadian dollar (C$)
Language – English and French
Land Area – 288.92 km²
Population – 131,150 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1
Travel Links – An Orléans Express bus travels to Trois-Rivières about every two hours from the central bus stations in Montreal and Quebec.