Wednesday June 28 2017 – The river shuttle from the north shore to the south shore is back for a third consecutive year this summer. The Mayor of the City of Bécancour, Jean-Guy Dubois, and Yves Lévesque, Mayor of the City of Trois-Rivières, are inaugurating this new season today.

A major new feature this year is that the shuttle bus returns every Saturday and Sunday of the summer until Labour Day weekend, more than doubling the 2016 service offer. Indeed, with nearly 1,200 people in eight days of operation, last season was a great success! Faced with this situation, the two municipalities improved the service by hoping that this inter-shore shuttle would become a mode of transportation that would promote and improve regional tourism in both cities. 

Boaters will be able to board this shuttle at the Sainte-Angèle wharf or at the Port of Trois-Rivières, at the Croisières AML kiosk. The crossings will be held every Saturday and Sunday from July 1 to September 3, 2017, with three round trips per day. 


10: 15 – Trois-Rivières > Sainte-Angèle The cost per person will be $5 taxes 10: 30 – Sainte-Angèle > Trois-Rivières included for a one-way ticket and $8 taxes 13: 15 – Trois-Rivières > Sainte-Angèle included for a round trip. Shuttle bus 13: 30 – Sainte-Angèle > Trois-Rivières will be free for children aged 6 and 17: 45 – Trois-Rivières > Sainte-Angèle moins. 18 : 00 – Sainte-Angèle > Trois-Rivières Bicycles will be accepted at no extra cost. Those who cross the Bécancourois side can climb the recently inaugurated observation tower of the Quai de Sainte-Angèle. The numerous cycle path options, as well as the presence of the tourist bus (guided tour of the territory) are also part of the tourist offer. For lovers of traditional beers, let’s bet that the brand new micro-brewery near the wharf, the Quai du Brasseur, will attract its share of visitors! On the Trois-Rivières side, the exhibition at the Musée québécois de culture populaire, Notre Far West, will be the star this summer, as will the Biennale internationale d’estampes contemporaines, which will be held in multiple downtown locations. Visitors will also be able to enjoy delicious meals in the many restaurants and pubs. Of course, street entertainment with thematic weekends will be presented again this summer for the pleasure of families! 

Promotional tools related to the river shuttle and information are available at the Trois-Rivières and Bécancour tourist offices, as well as at the Croisières AML kiosk. The cities of Bécancour and Trois-Rivières are not in their first joint actions. It should be recalled that many economic development actions have been carried out over the past two years between municipalities, including the signing of an agreement with Innovation Développement Économique de Trois-Rivières, the holding of the Salon de l’emploi and several networking activities.

Download PDF