Town of Rivière-du-Loup

Discovery loops

Discovery loops

On foot, by car or bicycle. Alone, as a family or among friends. On the run or taking your time. Old-fashioned or futuristic. There are many ways to discover Rivière-du-Loup. Make it easy with inspiration from one of our loops.

  • Heritage itineraries

    The Du Platin trails

    A genuine nature interpretation centre in an urban setting, Des Chutes Park not only provides outdoor relaxation but also improves visitors’ knowledge of history, geology and botany.

    With a tourism and arts pass, you can enjoy an educational stroll that appeals to all the senses. Along eight trails winding through the park, you can discover its various ecosystems with a fresh eye: the heritage orchard, river, forest, streams, pond and cliffs.

    The Du Platin Trails guide [in French only] sells for $5 at the Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent, in local bookstores, at the tourist information office, and city hall.

    A digital version for tablets is available on the Tourism Rivière-du-Loup website.

    Visit the Des Chutes Park section.

    La Tête d’Indien

    An iconic character has haunted the La Pointe Park for more than 50 years. Painted on a rock wall, an Indian with piercing eyes has gazed over the river since he was created in 1963, never missing a single sunset.

    Dominating the landscape, this Indian head is directly linked to the First Nations presence in La Pointe’s history and many legends surround the Rocher Malin, the “evil” rocky crest that lends its angular shape to the mysterious face.

    Go visit him and discover his stony countenance through the interpretive panel.

    Take advantage of your stroll along the river to check out the beautiful homes overlooking the tidewater.

    Visit the La Pointe Park section.

    Fraserville project

    Old Rivière-du-Loup is one of the most extensive historic districts in eastern Québec. The Fraser Seigniors planned its development starting in 1825. You can learn more about this ambitious urban project through two walking tours.

    The picturesque promenade that starts at city hall reveals the secrets of 19th century bourgeois life, through impressive public buildings and elegant villas.

    Starting from the Fraser Seigniorial Manor, Le parcours citadin brings the earliest days of the village of Fraserville and development of the downtown area back to life. The many styles of architecture, which testify to the city’s prosperity at various times, have been beautifully showcased.

    The pamphlet [in French only] is available at Tourism Rivière-du-Loup’s office and at city hall.

    Old Saint-Patrice

    Encompassing the western end of Fraser Street, Old Saint-Patrice is a prestigious historic district that includes some fifty summer homes built in the heyday of 19th century Anglophone summer resorts. Many famous politicians of the era, including Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald, summered here.

    Two interpretive panels provide a privileged glimpse into these magnificent old summer homes.

    Print out the information sheets or go to the two entrances to the neighbourhood, where you will find interpretive panels, and get a close look at these grand homes that have lost none of their charm!

    Map of Old Saint-Patrice

    Information sheet 1

    Information sheet 2

    Old Rivière-du-Loup geo-rally

    This treasure hunt, version 2.0, leads you on a fun escapade through the hidden side of Old Rivière-du-Loup. With a GPS, as a family or on your own, you must test your powers of observation as you discover the city’s earliest neighbourhoods through new eyes.

    You can borrow a GPS free of charge from Tourism Rivière-du-Loup. The game form is available on paper or in digital format, in French or English.

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    Last modification : Jul 31 2019
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  • Techno loops

    Head out with your cellphone or tablet and discover the evolution of Rivière-du-Loup’s urban landscape. Through the main sites of interest, you can travel back in time and see what the city looked like more than a century ago.

    Ten observation stations let you witness changing streetscapes by comparing historic photographs with the current reality, from the same vantage point used by the photographer of the day.

    The loop takes you from Old Rivière-du-Loup to the area around the old railway station, along du Domaine, Iberville, de la Cour, Lafontaine and Amyot Streets.

    First download the loop in PDF format, on your smartphone or tablet.

    Then go to one of the sites shown on the map and follow the route. .

    Old Rivière-du-Loup Geo-rally

    This treasure hunt, version 2.0, leads you on a fun escapade through the hidden side of Old Rivière-du-Loup. With a GPS, as a family or on your own, you must test your powers of observation as you discover the city’s earliest neighbourhoods through new eyes.

    You can borrow a GPS free of charge from Tourism Rivière-du-Loup. The game form is available on paper or in digital format.

    Website

    Last modification : Oct 25 2019
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  • Art loops

    Circuits Publiqu’Art

    A veritable open-air museum, Rivière-du-Loup exhibits some forty works of art outdoors, primarily from the Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent collection.

    Visit our Public Art section.

    If you would like to walk this tour, podcast guides are available on the museum’s website.

    Tourism Rivière-du-Loup also offers three theme routes to discover this collection, depending on whether you want to walk the downtown area, near the museum or along the river bank.

    Website

    Last modification : Sep 12 2017
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  • Useful applications

    Ondago

    To make your trip easy, Tourism Rivière-du-Loup has two maps for viewing on the Ondago application.

    The first provides an overview of the greater Rivière-du-Loup area, while the other focuses on the city centre.

    Ondago is a made-in-Québec application of interactive, intuitive maps that lets users determine their location in an environment through geolocation.

    A simple way to tame the city without losing your bearings!

    Visit the website.

    Ici Rivière-du-Loup

    Tourism Rivière-du-Loup’s official application lists the city’s main attractions, accommodations and restaurants, but above all, provides access to all the tours developed by the organization. The application also offers the option of sharing your personal itinerary and checking out previous visitors’ favourite sights.

    Download the application from the App Store or Google Play.

    Last modification : Sep 12 2017
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