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Rivière-du-Loup is a city in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region of Southeastern Quebec.


Get in[edit]

Rivière-du-Loup is at the junction of Autoroute 20 and Autoroute 85/Highway 185 and is the point where the Trans-Canada Highway turns south into the Atlantic Provinces. It was formerly a rail crossroads; later, Via Rail trains from Montréal continued through Rivière-du-Loup and Rimouski to Matapédia before either entering New Brunswick ("Ocean") or continuing east to Gaspé ("Chaleur", service interrupted in 2013).

It is 200 km northeast of Quebec City (about two hours drive).

  • Traverse Rivière-du-Loup Saint-Siméon, 199, rue Hayward, Rivière-du-Loup, +1 418-862-5094. 100-car seasonal (Easter to New Year's) ferry to north shore of St. Lawrence River, with lunch counter. On-board restaurant in high season only. Crossing time 65 minutes, runs 2-4 times daily depending on season. $17.30/person + $43.70/vehicle.

Get around[edit]


The city offers a number of outdoor recreation opportunities such as hiking, cycling and whale watching.







Go next[edit]

Routes through Rivière-du-Loup
LévisMontmagny  W VIA Rail Montreal Gaspe icon.pngVIA Rail Ocean icon.png E  Trois-PistolesRimouski
Quebec CityMontmagny ← Merges with Quebec Autoroute 20.svg  W Trans-Canada Highway Quebec.svg E  → Merges with Quebec Autoroute 85.svgSaint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha!Edmundston
Quebec CityMontmagny  W Quebec Autoroute 20.svg E  Trois-PistolesQc132.svgRimouski
ENDS  N Quebec Autoroute 85.svg S  → becomes Qc185.svgSaint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha!Edmundston

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