Walking Tour

Urban Tour

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Outstanding characters, urban art and unsuspected discoveries can be found on this circuit. Downtown seen from a completely different angle.

This project is a collaboration with the province of Quebec.

1. Manoir Boucher de Niverville

Collection Manoir Boucher de Niverville (MBN) 2016.13.


Enter the site of the Boucher-De Niverville Manor, a French-inspired residence whose foundations date back to 1668, making it one of the oldest in the city of Trois-Rivières. The park it faces is Maurice-Duplessis Park, named in honor of the former Prime Minister of Quebec, Maurice Le Noblet Duplessis (1890-1959) nicknamed "the Chief".

2. Maison Maurice-Duplessis

BANQ, 03Q,E6,S7,SS1,P73144. Photographe: Neuville Bazin.


The Maurice-Duplessis house (1890-1959) is a fine example of the bourgeois houses built at the turn of the 20th century on Bonaventure Street. It became the property of Maurice Duplessis who set up his office in the basement. A native of Trois-Rivières, Duplessis became Prime Minister of Quebec from 1936 to 1939 and from 1944 to 1959.

3. Maison Antoine-Polette

The Antoine-Polette house was built in 1828. In the Regency style, it is distinguished by the elaborate decoration of its entrance portico and its hanging dormers.

4. Promenade Aaron-Hart

Archives du Séminaire de Trois-Rivières, 0064-10-18.


The Aaron-Hart promenade (1724-1800) honours the memory of this great Trifluvian businessman and considered the founder of the Jewish community of Canada.

5. Palais de justice

Archives du Séminaire de Trois-Rivières, 0064-45b-10. Photographe : F. Pinsonneault.


The courthouse is a Beaux-Arts style building built in 1913. Observe the rigor and refinement of the central part with its Doric columns and triangular pediment.

6. Musée POP et Vieille prison

Collection Musée Pop.


The Museum of Popular Culture in Québec opened its doors in June 2003. In 2018, it became the Musée Pop: la culture populaire du Québec. This museum also manages the old prison of Trois-Rivières, which is one of the oldest in Canada. Designed by the famous painter-sculptor and architect Francois Baillargé, it was inspired by the English paladian architecture.

7. Maison Jean-Normand

The Jean-Normand House, erected in 1938, is a fine example of modern architecture. It incorporates features of the International and Art Deco styles.

8. Maison Fugère

BANQ, E6,S7,SS1,D742114-742114


The Fugère house was built in 1825. Notice the symmetrical composition of the façade, which is a result of the neoclassical influence that dominated the 19th century.

9. Cimetière St-James

BANQ, E6,S7,SS1,D742121-742121


St. James Cemetery is an Anglican community burial ground, established in 1808. This cemetery contains 98 headstones and a metal charnel house.

10. 901 rue Royale


901-907 Royale Street, built in 1907, is an example of the Queen Anne Revival style, distinguished by its imposing volumes in the landscape and elaborate ornamentation.

11. Ancien Hôpital Normand et Cross



The former Normand and Cross Hospital is made up of two residences, one of which was built in 1870. It is a Second Empire style building, characterized by a mansard roof.

12. Cathédrale

CIEQ. Collection René-Hardy, Fonds Trois-Rivières, Série Roger Lord, TR_R_LORD_141.

The cathedral was built from 1854 to 1858 and completed in 1905. This vast stone building, in neo-gothic style, fulfills the functions of both parish church and mother church of the diocese.

13. Parc Champlain

Collection Boréalis, N2015.10.02


Since its opening in 1872, Champlain Park has played an important role in the life of the people of Trois-Rivières. Commerce, strolling and culture are all present in the park, making it a very unifying place.

14. Place de l'Hôtel-de-Ville

CIEQ. Collection René-Hardy, Fonds Ernest L. Denoncourt, Série Architecture, Dossier Édifices publics, DENO_EDIFICES_PUBLICS_151.


The City Hall, built in 1967, is one of the jewels of modern architecture in Quebec. Its volumetry is sculptural, contrasting and airy. Its architecture stands out both day and night. The Maison de la Culture opposite was built in 1968 with the same modernist architectural approach as the city hall. The work Morceau de lumière tombé was integrated into the building in 1982.

15. rue Des Forges

CIEQ. Collection René Hardy, Fonds Trois-Rivières, Série Claude Héroux, TR_C_HEROUX_022.

Des Forges Street has long been the heart of the city of Trois-Rivières. However, a large fire destroyed most of it in 1908. The architects seized the opportunity to standardize the new buildings to give it the homogeneous appearance that we know today.

16. Rue Notre-Dame

CIEQ, Collection René-Hardy, Fonds Trois-Rivières, Série Jacques Gauthier, TR_J_Gauthier_050


Notre-Dame Street is located on the former route of the Chemin du Roy which linked Quebec City to Montreal. During the 20th century, several stores and banks were established there, placing it at the center of Trois-Rivières' economic activities.

17. Édifice Ameau

CIEQ, Collection René-Hardy, Série Jean-Marie Rivard, TR_JM_RIVARD_169


The Ameau Building is the first skyscraper in Trois-Rivières. Built in 1929, it was inspired by the Chicago School architectural movement.

18. Monument aux braves

BANQ, CP 037327 CON


The Monument of the Brave, erected in 1921, is dedicated to the soldiers who died during the two great wars of the 20th century and the Korean War (1950-1953).

19. Bureau de poste

CIEQ. Collection René-Hardy, Fonds Trois-Rivières, Série Jean-Marc Gaudreault, TR_JMG005.

The post office was built in 1917 on the same site where the first fort stood. The building is a completed and well-preserved example of Beaux-Arts architecture.

20. Maison du Docteur Godin

Culture Trois-Rivières


The Docteur-Godin House, built in 1909, is distinguished by its grey stone facing and its turret with an oriel.