The cruise dock is close to the town center.
Trois Rivieres was almost completely destroyed by fire in 1908, so little remains of its historic origins. Nonetheless, the city’s cafés and bars, artists’ workshops and museums make this a great place to visit. The Promenade de la Poésie is a delightful walk punctuated with more than 300 panels displaying love poems. By contrast, Boréalis is a new museum on the Canadian pulp and paper industry, housed in the former filtration plant of what used to be the world’s largest paper mill. Other museums celebrate Canada’s iron and steel industry, flour-milling, military life and a couple of religious orders. There’s also the Old Prison – in use until 1986 – where tours are led by former convicts!
The main sight in Trois-Rivières is the old city (vieille-ville), concentrated by the river along rue des Ursulines. It's far smaller than those of Montreal or Quebec, but picturesque in a low-key way and worth a stroll.
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