frequently asked questions


Can we barbecue in the parks of Rivière-du-Loup?

Yes, there are no regulations to this effect.


Where can we fish in Rivière-du-Loup?

At the Parc des Chutes, at the Quai Narcisse (behind the Prelco factory on Boulevard Cartier) and at the Quai du Parc de la Pointe de Rivière-du-Loup. However, the fishing license is required.


Are the sanitary blocks of the campsites open?

Yes for tents only at Camping du Quai, Camping municipal de la Pointe and Camping chez Jean. The trailers must be autonomous.

No to Camping Lido

No to Camping La coulée douce

No to Camping du Parc du Mont-Citadelle

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Are dogs accepted in the parks?

Yes, dogs are allowed anywhere in town if they are on a leash.


What are the nearby bike paths?

Petit Témis Interprovincial Linear Park: stone dust track dotted with several stops and entirely reserved for cyclists and pedestrians. The maximum slope is 4%, making it accessible to all. Link to download the map: https://www.tourismeriviereduloup.ca/fr/membres/piste-cyclable-le-petit-temis/

6 cycling circuits in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region: mainly paved and the road is shared (Route 132). Link to download the map: https://www.quebecmaritime.ca/blogue/top-6-des-circuits-velo-du-bas-saint-laurent

Are the ferries operating?

The Rivière-du-Loup / Saint-Siméon ferry operates at the rate of three crossings per day:

8 a.m., 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. from Rivière-du-Loup and 9:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. from Saint-Siméon.

The Trois-Pistoles / Les Escoumins crossing is closed.
The Rimouski-Forestville crossing operates at the rate of two crossings per day:

8 a.m. and 3 p.m. from Rimouski and 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. from Forestville.

No ferry in the Témiscouata region.


Are whale watching cruises available?

Unfortunately not departing from Rivière-du-Loup. We can however make a reservation for Tadoussac for you.


Are the restaurants open?

Yes, you can consult the list of our member restaurateurs here: https://www.tourismeriviereduloup.ca/fr/membres/mange-chez-nous/. Rest assured that the sanitary measures have been put in place.

Will there be any changes to downtown?

In the city center, it will be allowed to consume alcohol with food on the outdoor terraces specially equipped for the summer. Lafontaine Street will have only one lane for motorists and the rest will be pedestrian. There will be entertainment occasionally.

Are local shops and boutiques open?

Yes, you can consult the list of our member businesses here: https://www.tourismeriviereduloup.ca/fr/membres/magasine-chez-nous/

You can consult the list of our artists, craftsmen and local producers members here: https://www.tourismeriviereduloup.ca/fr/membres/achete-chez-nous/


If I want to swim, what are the places nearby where it is possible?

-The municipal swimming pool of Notre-Dame-du-Portage is open. You can enjoy a heated saltwater pool with a view of the river. Family rate possible at $ 15. Social distancing rules are compulsory, no loan of equipment, bathing caps compulsory. To ensure compliance with the reduced reception capacity, users must reserve their time slot, in blocks of 100 minutes, using a new booking platform: https: // notre -dame-du-portage.fliipapp.com/home/login (the creation of an account is necessary).

-It is also possible to swim for free in the river at Parc de la Pointe or even at Notre-Dame-du-Portage beach, next to the municipal swimming pool, if you are not too chilly.

-On the lakeside, the municipal beach of St-Hubert-de-Rivière-du-Loup is open with free access. The municipality is located approximately 45 kilometers from the center of Rivière-du-Loup. The municipal beach of Pohénégamook opens from July 10, and is about 60 kilometers from Rivière-du-Loup.

Is it possible to consume alcohol in the parks of the Rivière-du-Loup region?

It is prohibited to consume alcohol in parks in the region.


Are the park toilets open?

Yes, the public toilets in the toilets are actually open.