Things to Do in Trois-Rivières | A Weekend Guide to Mauricie, Quebec
Often driven past en route from Montréal to Quebec City, the city of Trois-Rivières is a must-see destination and the perfect place to base yourself for a weekend getaway or road trip.
It is the second oldest city in North America after Quebec City. There is a wealth of history to explore, including learning about this original Canadian settlement, taking in the historical architecture, and understanding how this city contributed to the development of Canada as we know it today. Like many Quebec cities in the area, it was a central hub for trade, driving development and interest in the country.
Trois-Rivières sits in the middle of Montreal (a little over an hour to the west) and Quebec City (about 2 hours to the east). Approximately 30 minutes north of the city, you will find the cute town of Shawinigan. A bit further north (about 20 minutes), you will be at the door of La Mauricie National Park, with abundant breathtaking nature, lakes, micro cabins, and more.