Rivière-du-Loup hosts a steady stream of popular events. Residents and visitors are invited to participate in a wide range of activities organized by the city. There’s no reason not to get out there!
La Magie de Noël
This Christmas magic event hosted by the City of Rivière-du-Loup brings together in one place all activities related to Christmas, presented by community organizations. Starting in November, during the Noël chez nous festival, residents and visitors are invited to discover the talent of our own little elves, who spare no effort to create Christmas magic in the streets and people’s hearts.
In his first public appearance of the year, Santa Claus, decked out in red to contrast with his long white beard, takes part in the majestic parade along Lafontaine Street. You may even catch a glimpse of him doing his Christmas shopping in the local craft market.
Rivière-du-Loup is a little closer than travelling to the North Pole…
Next edition: November 2017 to January 2018
Boule de neige
Winter may be long in Rivière-du-Loup, but no one gets bored!
The umbrella program for the Boule de neige event warms hearts in the chilly season, while introducing citizens and tourists to the joys of outdoor winter activities, and the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle even when the mercury plummets. It also proves that our city is still fun to visit under a blanket of white.
Next edition: November 2017 to March 2018
Intercollegial snow sculpture competition
For more than 20 years, the intercollegial snow sculpture competition has been held in downtown Rivière-du-Loup.
This unique competition has CÉGEP students from across the province carve a giant block of snow on Lafontaine Street. Over a weekend, the artists must work as a team, follow the chosen theme and make the most of their talents as sculptors, while braving the arctic cold! An intense ambiance, budding artists from all over Québec, very attractive scholarships and, above all, an unforgettable experience in Rivière-du-Loup!
Next edition: February 2018
Vues dans la tête de...
The annual film festival Vues dans la tête de… gives a Québec director carte blanche to assemble the entire program. In the past five years, Micheline Lanctôt, Anne Émond, Stéphane Lafleur, Sébastien Pilote and Hugo Latulippe have shared their latest offerings and their favourite films of the moment.
This event showcases the full diversity of Québec films with a program of French-language feature-length fictional films, shorts, and documentaries.
The organization also includes a broader range of films screened throughout the Kamouraska, Rivière-du-Loup, Témiscouata and Les Basques regions.
Next edition: February 2018
Rivière-du-Loup in three acts
During the summer season, Rivière-du-Loup turns out in its best finery. The Rivière-du-Loup en 3 actes program showcases the city’s rich architectural heritage and cultural vitality.
All organizations and people involved in visual and theatre arts as well as heritage come together in this event to present their latest warm-weather offerings in a single location. The activities—many of which are free—bring life to the city centre and cultural and historic sites, from the end of the school year until students return, to the great delight of families.
Next edition: mid-June to September 2017
During the next edition of this great national celebration, discover our cultural heritage and our most beautiful churches by entering our organized discovery rally, which covers rural and urban routes. Pick up a form and visit the city’s historic and exhibition sites to answer the riddles posted.
Next edition: September 27 to september 29, 2019
Details to follow on web site Journées de la culture
To check out what’s happening today and see everything scheduled for tomorrow, browse through our calendar.