Travel Information

All the information you need for a great stay in Trois-Rivières!

We put together this page as your one-stop shop for your stay in Trois-Rivières. Below, you will find information regarding nearby tourist attractions, accomodations, our event host and our partners’ businesses.

Tourist Information

Trois-Rivières is a city located on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River, halfway between Quebec City and Montreal. Founded in 1634, it is the second oldest French-speaking city in North America. With its 139,163 inhabitants as of 2021, it is now the most populated city in the Mauricie region.

Trois-Rivières lives to the rhythm of a port city cradled by the St. Lawrence and St. Maurice rivers. The city showcases its historic district where several museums, art galleries and boutiques explore the memory of the beautiful three-hundred-year-old city.

One of the city’s most popular historical sites is the old Trois-Rivières prison, opened in 1822 and finally decommissioned in 1986.

For other tourist attractions and more information on the city of Trois-Rivières, visit


In order to help our delegates find accommodations for the conference, we have reached an agreement with Hôtels Gouverneur Trois-Rivières to reserve a block of 25 rooms at a reduced rate. Located in the heart of the historic district, just steps from the Old Prison and within walking distance to Harbourfront Park, their 128 renovated rooms strike a happy balance between top-quality amenities and blissful comfort.

We are very grateful for the generosity and hospitality of Hôtels Gouverneurs Trois-Rivières towards our group. The following prices are available to our delegates until April 4th, 2023:

  • $119 / night for a single occupancy
  • $129 / night for a double occupancy
  • $149 / night for a triple occupancy
  • $169 / night for a quadruple occupancy

To reserve your room, you must call Hôtels Gouverneur Trois-Rivières directly toll-free at 1-888-910-1111. When making your reservation, simply mention the code “Universités canadiennes pour la science judiciaire” to benefit from the discounted rate.

The hotel is located in the downtown Trois-Rivières area, about 3 km from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, at 975 rue Hart, Trois-Rivières (Québec) G9A 4S3. It is also located within walking distance from La Maison de Débauche, where we will have our Welcome Evening.

Our Event Host

The Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières is located just a few minutes from the downtown Trois-Rivières area, at 3351, boulevard des Forges, Trois-Rivières (Québec) G8Z 4M3.

The conference will take place in the Ludger‑Duvernay Auditorium (B-1200) and in the Gilles-Boulet Lobby (B-1202), on the 1st floor of the Albert-Tessier Pavilion.

Parking lots closest to the main entrance are P2 and P3. P8 is free at all times, while other parking lots are free on weekends only, starting at 4pm on Fridays until midnight on Sundays. The daily rate for parking lots during the week is $12.50.

A campus map showing the main buildings and parking lots is available here. Look for our logo to find the building where the conference will be and the closest parking lot.

Welcome Evening

Friday evening on May 5th, we will hold a Welcome Evening at the restaurant La Maison de Débauche par Le Carlito, who has graciously agreed to host us for a private event.

La Maison de Débauche is the ultimate festive place in Trois-Rivières. With its unique offer combining generous cuisine and wine list, incomparable hospitality and exhilirating atmosphere, La Maison offers you a memorable experience that is always of the highest quality. It is also a nod to the somewhat saucy history of downtown Trois-Rivières, which once welcomed guests from here and abroad for evenings rich in pleasures of all kinds.

We are very pleased to have La Maison de Débauche as one of our partners for this conference and we thank them for their hospitality. The capacity of the private dining room is limited, so you will need to reserve your spot through our Registration page. A $5 fee is requested to reserve your spot; each guest will be responsible for their own meal once at the restaurant. A look at the evening’s menu is available here.

Escape Game

Saturday evening on May 6th, from 6pm to 9pm, at the UQTR’s CIPP building, a group of 10 people will have the opportunity to test their investigative skills in a forensic-themed escape game offered by La Loupe (in French only).

La Loupe is a public laboratory that was created within the Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics at the UQTR with the aim of offering various scientific workshops to adults, children, education professionals, as well as schools. Its mission is to promote encounters between the university and society and to allow the development of scientific curiosity.

During the activity, you will be immersed in the work of crime scene investigators, laboratory technicians and experts. Participants will collect cards, which will allow them to gather knowledge related to forensic science. At the end of the activity, participants will be able to demystify the CSI effect and understand the stakes of a real investigation.

We are very excited to offer this activity to our delegates and thank La Loupe for hosting us in this way. As the capacity of the activity is limited to 10 people, you will need to reserve your spot. To do so, please send us your name by email at The cost of the activity is $10 per person, to be paid in cash on the day of the event.