Les Terrasses du centre ville
L'été à Trois-Rivières, la rue des Forges regorges de terrasses, (café, bars, bistro et restaurants). Une ambiance super y règne, et si vous venez entre le 24 juin et la fin juillet , vous aurez une panoplie de festivals, tel ; les Arts vocal, le festival de Blues et le festival ethnique. http:/www.v3r.net
Pilgrimages are made to this Chapel
This is a Picture of The Franciscan Residents and Museum. --------------------" FATHER FREDERIC", To the local people is a Saint.( His Body is entombed here) He has been Beatified by the Pope and has miracles to his Credit. He was visited by The Virgin Mary and as a result he became Director of Pilgrimages for The Sanctuary at NOTRE- DAME- DU- CAP. He was an excellent Preacher and Teacher and a great writer . He traveled all over Quebec exhorting people to pray the " CHEMIN DE LA CROIX"
Not just the home of the Star Wars Kid
Trois-Rivieres is a small town halfway between Quebec City and Montreal. It is probably best known as the home of Ghyslain, the unfortunate high school student who became the infamous brunt of a joke-run-amok due to a recovered tape of him swinging around wildly in an empty room, pretending to fight an unseen enemy. But there's must more to Trois-Rivieres than that! It's got many pretty little monuments and older buildings along the road, and off the main drag is an old prison... where tours are given by former inmates! My husband and I met up with a friend there for lunch at a cool restaurant done in 'Casablanca' theme. There are even TVs that play the movies on endless loops... IN THE BATHROOMS!
CRUISE OF THE HARBOR AND SAINT- MAURICE RIVER
"OUR CRUISE BOAT"
She looks small but has two decks and a bar. We were over 80 people on her.. She was very comfortable and modern.
She has twin hulls so you do not rock side to side in the swells but forward and back and you do not get sea sick.
She can navigate in 3 feet of water and the propellers can be raised hydraulically. She is made of ALUMINUM and is very light as a result.
"Map of Trois Rivieres"
Here you can see where we went on our cruise boat. We went up the St. Lawrence as far as the Laviolette bridge and turned under it the n up the Saint- Maurice River.
Ready to embark for our cruise.
"THE LAVIOLETTE BRIDGE"
It crosses the St. Lawrence River from Trois Rivieres to Becancour. ( North shore to south shore.)
"View down river of the SAINT-MAURICE River"
Passing under a highway bridge here.
"A Pump House Remodeled"
This building belonged to the City and they were going to demolish it as they no longer used it as a pumping station. A rich citizen purchased it and as you See did a great job of remodeling it into a beautiful water front home.
"A 12 man Canoe"
The beach is in a park called "Parc de L'ile Saint-Quentin" ( Saint-Quentin Island Parc).
This is one of the three islands at the mouth of the river.
When Jaques Cartier found the river in 1535 ( but did not explore it) he saw three rivers (so he named it so) It was not until years later that Radison (who explored the river)saw that there were not Three Rivers but only one separated in three by the islands. It was too late and the name remains to this day.
On the lower deck of Le Draveur