The county of Riviere-du-Loup (Municipalité regionale de Comté de Rivière-du-Loup) has always been influenced by its strategic location as a communications hub, as a perfect balance between the ocean and the countryside, urban and rural development. Its natural environment and its architecture combine to create its administrative center, - an inspiring town of Riviere-du-Loup, where history and contemporary life admire locals and visitors. Indeed, the pleasure of discovering the region of Riviere-du-Loup lies on this balance and it’s what defines the nature of the experience the region has to offer.
Park de la Pointe, an enchanting park, located along the St-Lawrence river is world-famous place for its breathtaking sunsets and guests will find there a playground, a hiking trail, a 5-km long bike path, beach-volley courts and picnic tables, as well as barbcuing facilities.
Many other parks are located in the area, such as Park of L’Anse-du-Portage, Park des Greves, Park Fontaine-Claire, Linear Par of Petit-Temis (northern section) and many more.
The oldest part of the town of Riviere-du-Loup is the St-Patrice district. At one time, it was one of Canada’s most prestigious resorts and it still boasts close to fifty villas of great architectural value. A number of Canadian politicians, including a few prime-ministers of Canada owned real state here.
The historical museum of Bas-Saint-Laurent (Lower St-Laurence) region is located in the town of Riviere-du-Loup. Another great museum is the Museum of mini-boats and ships, with its permanent exhibit of miniature vessels. This museum is opened frome June until October.
Many festivals, fairs and other events take place here every year.
For instance, the Country Festival of Saint-Antonin, a small rural town, celebrated every June, attracts thousands of guests and Festival des Chansonniers (Folk-Singers’ Festival) is held every July in the heard of the town of Rivière-du-Loup. This festival is pigmented by the discovery of new local talents. The Festival Hommage features local pop and rock bands every August since 1993, and the Rendezvous Jukebox features young musicians in July on an outdoor scene.
Society Duvetnor offers a wide range of sightseeing tours for the whole family. You can go on a sea excursion trekking, sunset cruise and more. Holiday packages and many types of accommodations are offered, including an overnight stay in a lighthouse and a wilderness camping. Cottages are available on Ile-aux-Lievres (to contact the society, call 418-867-1660).
Cinema Princess, a movie theatre is located at the 345, Lafontaine street.
A nice, 100-year old golf course offers an 18-hole Par 72 (driving range, equipment rental, boutique and restaurant). Fans of all-terrain vehicles – ATV’s will enjoy about 150 miles of marked trails.
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