Located approximately halfway between Quebec City and Montreal is Trois-Rivières. The English translation for this is "the three rivers," and it is located where the Saint Lawrence and the Saint Maurice Rivers meet. Even though there technically aren't three rivers, there are three points at which the Saint Maurice enter into the Saint Lawrence and this is how the early French settlers described it.
The architecture of this smaller city is stunning and you will find much to see and do here. You can enjoy nature by visiting one of the many parks in the area such as the Parc de l'ile-St-Quentin, Parc Portuaire or Parc Laviolette.
For more of the history of the region, the old jail of Trois-Rivières has some interesting stories, the Forges du Saint Maurice gives a background into the iron and steel works that were set up in the region in the 1700s, and there are a few museums such as the Borealis and the Quebec Museum of Popular Culture.
Most hostels in Trois-Rivières are located central to the downtown area. Some of the hostels in this region are not in the downtown area of Trois-Rivières, so when booking your Trois-Rivières hostel, make sure that you do your research, especially if you are using the bus system and do not have your own car. Your friendly Trois-Rivières hostel staff should be able to point you in the direction of the nearest amenities and as a larger town, you should be able to find everything that you need here.
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