The Trois-Rivieres Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 2.5 km / 1.6 mi self-guided walking tour with challenges along the way. It should take 2 hours to complete and ends near the start location.
Click here for this tourist scavenger hunt’s complete tour details, specifications, requirements, and city history. You will also find here the complete list of locations on the itinerary.
What you’ll see:
- Champlain Park
- Trois-Rivières City Hall
- Anaïs-Allard-Rousseau Theatre
- L’Assomption Cathedral
- Pierre Boucher Plaza
- Ursulines Museum
- Port Park
- de Tonnancour Manor
- de Niverville Manor
- Trois-Rivières Old Prison
- and much more
This scavenger hunt has a difficulty level of NORMAL.
Your ideal group size should be between 2 and 6 persons – but not restricted to this. Children are welcome and will enjoy most of the challenges.
After purchase, to begin your Trois-Rivieres hunt, you will need to go to Champlain Park at 1225 Place de l’Hôtel de Ville, Trois-Rivieres, QC. This is the start location.
Once there, stand outside and log in to this website and begin your hunt, or go to My Account and follow the instructions.
Trois-Rivieres was founded in 1634 and is the second oldest city in the country after Quebec City. Jacques Cartier visited this site in 1535. Captain Dupont-Gravé named the site Trois-Rivières in 1599. This is because of the delta formed by the islands where the St.Maurice River falls into the St.Lawrence River.
Samuel de Champlain mandated Laviolette to found a trading post here to facilitate commerce with the Algonquins of the region. However, Laviolette is a mysterious man. So far, historians don’t agree on his real name or his origins – although many theories persist. Regardless, Laviolette is recognized as the founder of Trois-Rivieres.
The city quickly became a seat of government, a place of education, and an industrial hub. However, in 1908, a large part of the city succumbed to a serious fire.
In 1926, the city became the world capital of paper thanks to the many paper mills. Finally, 1969 saw the inauguration of the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR).