Heritage and Culture of Riviere-du-Loup Region
Saint-Hubert de Riviere-du-Loup Church: Recognized in 1985 as a significant cultural property, built in 1869 this presbytery looks just like it did over a century ago. Guided tours are available (must call to reserve).
Saint-Paul-de-la-Croix Church: Built in 1907-1909 this church looks just like it did over a century ago and free guided tours are available (reservations needed).
Heritage Tour: Discover the historical beauty of a rich architectural heritage. Dozens of sites open to visitors are a testament to the community’s unprecedented property in the XIXth Century.
Old Palace of Justice of L’Isle-Verte: Built in 1859, classified an historic monument and recognized as a national historic site, the building is fully restored. Experience the atmosphere of an authentic XIXth Century courtroom.
Tour of village of Cacouna: Take an educational tour of the village of Cacouna. Travel by foot or bicycle and learn about Cacouna’s fascinating history. Two paths feature 28 information signposts explaining the origins of beautiful villas, farmhouses and religious buildings that are all part of Cacouna’s prestigious past.
Louis-Bertrand of L’Isle-Verte House: An educational voyage thru time, the house helps the visitor understand the urban and social development of a few generations ago. Thus, the Maison Louis-Bertrand remains a central figure in the region’s collective heritage.
Le Vieux Saint-Patrice: The oldest part of Riviere-du-Loup is the St-Patrice district. At one time, it was one of Canada’s most prestigious resort areas and still boasts close to fifty summer homes of great significant architectural value, many of which belonged to prime ministers and other notable Canadian politician in the past.
Art and Architecture Circuit: The Riviere-du-Loup area feature close to twenty works of art that embellish public buildings. This art and architecture tour will guide you to each location. Discover how architecture and public art sometimes makes for an unusual mix.
Le Vieux Riviere-du-Loup: The older part of the town of Riviere-du-Loup is central to the history of the region and one of the richest heritage sites in Eastern Quebec, in this new tour, you’ll discover impressive public buildings and elegant villas that testify to the influential role Riviere-du-Loup played at defining moments in history.
Fraser Manor: Established in 1802, the origins and story of the Fraser seigniory are chronicled by way of various interpretive mediums. Also available: an Arts & Crafts boutique and an art gallery featuring the area’s finest local artists. Address: Riviere-du-Loup, 32, rue Fraser, phone: 4180867-3906, Web Site : manoirfraser.com
Desjardins Public Art Circuit, Museum Town: Public Art Desjardin Circuit proudly presents an exhibit of some forty monumental sculptures installed in the parks and green spaces of Greater Riviere-du-Loup.
Bas-Saint-Laurent Museum: This museum presents multimedia exhibits, historical photographs and much more about the history of this area located at the crossroads of waterways, railways and roads. An unforgettable experience!
Miniature Boats Museum: Permanent exhibit of miniature boats and a gift shop www.museebateauxminiatures.com
Music School of Riviere-du-Loup: Excellent, top quality concerts offered throughout the year. Phone: 418 862-9532.
Le Wagon de Queue: Visit the caboose interpretation site and discover Riviere-du-Loup’s rich railway heritage. Located right beside the Tourist Information Office, visit during regular office hours.
Antiques Riviere-du-Loup Eng: Antiques. Open daily from mid-June to early September, opened on weekends until Thanksgiving. Address: Cacouna 298, route 132 Est, phone: 418 867-3208, 418 867-2564.
A street in Riviere-du-Loup. An old postcard