Discover the best top things to do in Becancour, Canada including Borealis, Le Moulin Michel, Old Jail of Trois-Rivieres, Centre De La Biodiversite Du Quebec, Our Lady of the Cape Shrine, Domaine du Clos de l'Isle, Parc regional de la Riviere Gentilly, Pub Au Cochon Fume/The Smoked Pig Pub, Parc Portuaire, Quebec Museum of Folk Culture.
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4.5 based on 207 reviews
Wow! Really impressive, we discovered quite a bit about the local industry in the past: paper making. Our 10 year old son was fascinating by the whole thing, and really enjoyed the workshop too (making your own paper). You must go there if you stop...MoreThank you for your great comment! We're very grateful that your family appreciated our museum.
4.5 based on 15 reviews
This old mill is still being used to make flour. Great guides and most interesting natural site with short walking paths.
4.5 based on 319 reviews
Part of the Musee quebecois de culture populaire, The Old Prison of Trois-Rivieres opened in 1822 and was classified a historic monument. The guides (some of them are former inmates) will tell you about life in this prison closed in 1986 for unhealthy conditions. The cells and insolation cells will surely make you feel happy to be free! Time required for the visit: 1h15. The visit is not recommended for children under 12. Last visit one hour and a half before closing time.
We had a chance to go visit this old jail in Trois-Rivieres last week. Nice experience Something to do.. but will not go back
They offer limited visits for young persons.. they actually don't allow under 12 and it's not quite advertised.... be warned - they don't offered nothing but a visit or 2 sometimes the same day... make sure you will be able to go visit.. otherwise you will have to plan something in order to kill time..
Employees haven't propose anything but only that we would have to comeback ...
Our guide was quite outspoken and friendly and gave us an amount of info regarding stories and ways that this jail was ran at the time.
4 based on 23 reviews
Interpretation center open all year long and offering a unique contact with nature ans its living species, including fish, snakes, turtles, otters and racoon. From the movie "The seasons of the lake" to the sensory corridor, a guide will make you discover the biodiversity of Lake St-Pierre. Minifarm and biotrain during summer, 4 km of paths all year long.
Beautiful site on the edge of the St Lawrence River. Other attractions nearby. Very enjoyable especially with children who also enjoy nature and unusual animals.
4.5 based on 222 reviews
This religious and cultural heritage site is open to visitors. We stroll in the Gardens. The historic chapel, built in 1720, and the large basilica with its impressive stained glass are worth the detour. Picnic area, restaurant, gift shop are available. We also see the small oldest church.
4.5 based on 9 reviews
Once you get over the shock of finding a vineyard (there are actually two) in Bécancour, on the south shore of the St. Lawrence, you can sit back on the patio of the Domaine du Clos de l'Isle and sip some wine while looking out on the St. Lawrence River. The view from the patio is well worth the visit.
The building and grounds of this vineyard are very attractive, and we enjoyed walking around the vineyard, admiring the vines, of course, but also the many plants and flowers. The hostas are especially spectacular here. While we were not given a tour of the vineyards or background information, we didn't stay here very long or ask about the possibility of a guided tour of the vineyard.
In the main building, you'll be offered two free samplings of wine; we opted for two white wines. Additional samplings of wine cost a very reasonable 50 cents each. If you're not into wine, they also have some homemade jams for sale, which we bought as gifts for friends and family. Business at this vineyard seemed quite brisk the day we were there, so I'd say the future looks quite bright for the Domaine du Clos de l'Isle.
4.5 based on 6 reviews
This park is located in a rural area off a gravel road. It is well worth the drive to see this park. We had a family gathering there in mid June, and a good time was had by all. The big attraction for us was at the end of a steep trail where we discovered lovely Waterfalls.
4 based on 7 reviews
We stayed at Manoir Becancourt and were looking forward to dinner at their very fine dining room so were disappointed when we learned that they were closed Sundays. Not to worry - Pub Au Cohon Fume run/owned by the same people/person, we were told, so we headed down the street.
It is not the same atmosphere but does offer a very nice patio and pleasant, bright interior. And the food is excellent - smoked (in-house) meat and cheese curds with interesting, tasty sauces and fresh ingredients. An excellent dining experience and a very good alternative - albeit more casual - to the Manoir dining room.
If you are a poutine fan, don't miss their house special - with smoked cheese curds, a beer-based gravy and, of course, fresh cut fries. And my husband said his ribs were the best he had ever had - full of flavour, not covered in sticky sauce. Unfortunately, we were too full for dessert.
4.5 based on 77 reviews
You can't go to Trois Rivieres without walking to the Parc Portuaire. A very pretty area, very well designed with beautiful flowers and little "gardens", nice walking areas with beautiful vistas of the river. You can admire the historic houses with interesting architectural designs in the area. The information panels around the parc with period photographs were very informative. A must do!
4 based on 77 reviews
The Musee quebecois de culture populaire bears witness to the unique identity of Quebec's diverse and evolving society. Its dynamic and bold Exhibitions are thought-provoking and encourage discovery. Adjacent to the Museum, the Old Prison of Trois-Rivieres, classified a historic monument, offers an unforgettable visit-experience behind bars.
A beautiful relatively new museum devoted to Québecois popular culture. When we were there there were three special Exhibitions including one on an (obviously) incredibly popular soap opera from the 1990s that non-Québecois can't possible relate to but that was nonetheless very interesting as a view into the culture; one on crime and criminals and one on sports and Québecois in sports. This was time very well spent. T-R has another truly impressive museum (Boréalis) and so the stop here (intended for no good reason other than to see a part of Q. other than Québec City and Montréal) was really a pleasure.
The museum building and its site in a quiet neighborhood within a few blocks of downtown are delightful.
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