Living in Trois-Rivières means being able to leave the house at 8 and wish your colleagues good morning by 8:30, while still having time to drop the kids off at daycare! The smooth traffic flow, large public transit system and abundant parking make everyday life in the city effortless and enjoyable.
Living in Trois-Rivières also means benefiting from housing costs that are among the lowest in Canada.
RENT 2016 (F) (2 bedrooms)
PRICE OF A HOME 2016 (F) MLS*
regions of Quebec
Other Metropolitan Areas of Canada
Sources: CMHC, Housing Market Outlook – Canada Highlights, Canadian Real Estate Association, local real estate boards, Statistics Canada.
An outdoor city
Nature at your doorstep
Bordered by the Saint-Maurice and St. Lawrence Rivers, dotted with many green spaces, and within close reach of La Mauricie National Park, Trois-Rivières is a city immersed in nature.
Year-round sports and leisure activities
Trois-Rivières offers all kinds of activities to turn your free time into true adventures. With its 150 km of bicycle paths, 34 outdoor rinks and 31 tennis courts, staying fit is easy for residents of Trois-Rivières. In the mood for a little kayaking along the Saint-Maurice River?
Just minutes from downtown, seven golf courses beckon golf enthusiasts all summer long. Feel like relaxing instead? Then by all means head for the beach on Île Saint-Quentin!
A vibrant downtown district
A window on the River, downtown Trois-Rivières has preserved its distinctive charm and historic character. Enjoy the gentle breeze as you stroll along the boardwalk at Harbourfront Park. Set out on one of the fascinating walking tours, and learn about the many facets of our 300-year-old city. Trois-Rivières is proud of its vibrant and welcoming downtown district, which becomes particularly lively as soon as June arrives. Its many shops and businesses add to the effervescence of this bustling environment.
Downtown Trois-Rivières is also a popular meeting place, where enjoyment, culture and fine dining converge. Savour every moment with a meal or cocktail on one of the city’s many terraces!
A festive city
The first major city in Quebec to be recognized, in 2009, as a Cultural Capital of Canada, the city founded by Laviolette will delight you with the sounds and sights of its many colourful events, artists’ workshops and entertainment venues. Poets, actors, and creators call the city home and contribute to its artistic reputation.
Throughout the year, the beautiful J.-Antonio-Thompson Hall and Maison de la culture de Trois-Rivières host events that range from cultural workshops open to the public to large-scale productions. With its stunning location on the banks of the St. Lawrence, the Amphithéâtre Cogeco comes to life all summer long with live shows, including performances by Cirque du Soleil.
Every August, more than 130,000 car racing fans converge on the city to attend the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières, an international event that draws teams and visitors from around the world.