Explore the history of the paper industry at the Boréalis museum

Attractions to discover, June 17, 2024 2024-06-17

Front of the Boréalis museum.
Photo credit: Mathieu Dupuis

A site dedicated to the history and legacy of the paper industry in Trois-Rivières, the Boréalis museum offers a variety of inclusive and accessible activities that will inspire you to think about the challenges of the future.

Transformations, a new permanent exhibition

Delve into the history of the paper industry with the new permanent exhibition Transformations, a captivating immersive experience that takes you into the heart of the industrial era. Located inside the former Canadian International Paper filtration plant, this exhibition sheds light on the harsh realities of the workers of the last century, before exploring the technological and environmental issues of this constantly changing industry. Through glimpses into the past, the authentic backdrop of the century-old building and the breathtaking view of the river, this moving, multi-sensory exhibition will encourage you to think about the transformations that have marked this industry.

Histoire sur l’eau river cruise

Want to learn more about the evolution of the paper industry, intricately linked to the Saint-Maurice River, the log drive and Indigenous communities? Let the river tell its story on board the Histoire sur l’eau river cruise. As you gently navigate the waters once teeming with thousands of logs, you’ll learn about the river and the changes that took place over time while listening to the guided tour punctuated with testimonials. This 75-minute immersive cruise is a truly contemplative experience, allowing passengers to better understand the community’s deeply rooted connection to the river.

River in front of the Boréalis museum
You can also enjoy a cruise at Boréalis

Terrasse Aux Confluents restaurant

Next to the museum, the Terrasse Aux Confluents is set in an enchanting location overlooking the St. Lawrence and Saint-Maurice rivers. With its superb patio, this restaurant is the perfect place to relax and continue exploring the history of Trois-Rivières’s pulp and paper industry. This fascinating establishment boasts panoramic views, a uniquely welcoming atmosphere, and a chic, rustic charm that’s sure to enchant you. Whether you’re grabbing a drink with friends or enjoying a scrumptious meal with your sweetheart, get ready to be swept away by the sound of the waves and the vibrant energy of the site!

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