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"La Pointe" Park



The "La Pointe" Park is a natural site situated on the shore of the majestic Saint-Lawrence. The combined efforts of the City of Riviere-du-Loup and the provincial and federal governments have allowed for the realization of landscaping, which has given the site its charm of former times.

 

Riviere-du-Loup's "La Pointe" has long been a well-appointed site for numerous tourists, who come to the region to benefit from the salty air. As a matter of fact, some important people have stayed at "La Pointe", such as Mr. Louis-Alexandre Taschereau, who was the premier of Quebec from 1920 to 1936.

 

"La Pointe" Park spreads over a 5 km distance and is oval-shaped. Pedestrian trails and a bicycle path allow people to tour around "La Pointe".

 

"La Pointe" Park is a strategic place where a great number of family, community, cultural and sports events take place every year, among stothers.

 

In the area, there are picnic tables, garden pavilions, charcoal pits, and spaces for volleyball and other sports. A pedestrian trail along the river brings you to the Indian Head.

 

St. Lawrence Exploration Center


Located on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, in the "La Pointe" Park at Rivière-du-Loup, the St. Lawrence Exploration Center is an educational center that will teach you about the animal and plant life of this amazing current of water.

 

Guided and self-guided tours; interactive permanent expositions; aquarium; films presentations and much more await you!

 

Open from mid-June through mid-September, every day from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

www.romm.ca

 

Indian Head


At the far west end of the "Côte-des-Bains", one can notice the Indian Head. One day, it was discovered that this mass of rock had the shape of a human face. The presence of the Amerindian nations in the region has undoubtedly inspired generations of artists who have repainted the face of the Indian Head many times.

 

A bicycle trail and a pedestrian area now lead westward to the Havre area. All along the way, one will notice the magnificent houses that act as a reminder of the passages of famous families to "La Pointe".

 

It is an area to visit often, and above all, do not forget to bring binoculars!

 

The Havre Region




On the south shore, one can find one of the entrances to the Saguenay-Saint-Lawrence Sea Park. Sometimes, when the weather is fair, it is possible to observe a few belugas and small seals around the dock.

 

The Havre region is a place bustling with activities in the summer season.

 

A park with games for children provides relaxation and enjoyment. A long walk in the woods allows you to glance at the pleasant boats, awaiting favourable conditions to take an excursion.

 

The Riviere-du-Loup Nautical Club has installed a master's office. The Rivière-du-Loup Marina is also a meeting place for operations that allow you to sail on the Saint-Lawrence. One can embark on a sailboat for an excursion to the magnificent Saint-Lawrence Islands, or perhaps for a whale-watching tour.

 

It is also at this place that we find the ferryboat service, the Rivière-du-Loup/Saint-Siméon ferry that transports over 185,000 passengers annually.

 

Restaurants and accommodations, as well as tourist attractions, are situated near the park.

 

Access

It can be accessed by taking:

  • Fraser Street eastwards

  • Cartier Boulevard

  • Hayward and Mackay Streets

The ''La Pointe'' Park's map is available here.



Photographs : François Provost, Gino King and Sonia Giroux (ROMM)