The city of Trois-Rivières was merged in 2002 and now groups together the zones of Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Pointe-du-Lac, Trois-Rivière-Ouest, Saint-Louis-de-France, Sainte-Marthe-du-Cap and Trois-Rivières. You will undoubtedly be charmed by the urban and cultural aspects of Trois-Rivières. Abounding with workshops and art galleries, museums and concert halls, Trois-Rivières proposes activities that will please everyone. The J.-Antonio-Thompson Hall, considered as one of the most beautiful theatres in Quebec, will impress more than one with its colonnades, murals, gold decorations, velvets and chandeliers, which all give the hall a look of 1920s.
The Maison de la culture, for its part, presents a trendier look and offers a spacious exhibition room as well as a very comfortable concert hall. Another major event you won't want to miss is the Trois-Rivières Grand Prix, which gathers thousands of people who come to see Formula 1 pilots compete in the streets of the city.
For sports and outdoor activities lovers, a 20-kilometre cycle path crosses the city and meets the Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site of Canada in the north, a site that houses the remnants of the first ironworks in Canada. Then, visit the Moulin seigneurial de Pointe-du-Lac, a flour mill built in the middle of the 20th century. The Musée des Filles de Jésus, the Ursulines Museum and the Musée Pierre-Boucher are also worth a stop. You would like to visit something different? Then go to the Old prison of Trois-Rivières where ex-inmates will make you tour this historical monument and will tell you about prison life back in the 1960s.
Whether your are travelling for work or for fun, you won’t have any problem to find a hotel, motel or inn that will fit your needs.