Since the time of Native Americans, the geographical position of Trois-Rivières – at the crossroads of major rivers – made this location an important trading post and an ideal place for commerce. Because of this advantage, in the mid-19th century Trois-Rivières was the site of several mills, which were a new symbol of economic prosperity in the Mauricie Region. Then came the 20th century and the arrival of the pulp and paper industry, propelled by the growing demand for newsprint. This history belongs to the people of the Mauricie. Through BORÉALIS, these are some of the pages of our collective memory that will be highlighted. In a unique setting, visitors will have the opportunity to go back in time and live the story of the pulp and paper industry. They will be introduced to the main emblems of our identity: The Saint-Maurice River, the forest and the enormous paper industry.
200, avenue des Draveurs P.O. Box 368
Trois-Rivières, Québec G9A 5H3