A cruise terminal was inaugurated in 2016 to support international cruise ship activities started in 2012, and that have not stopped growing since then. Last year, the Port received 16 vessel calls and 7,000 passengers, up from two calls and 1,796 passengers in 2012. To enhance the experience of passengers during their stay in Trois-Rivières, Tourism Trois-Rivières advocated construction of a cruise terminal. The City of Trois-Rivières, Quebec’s Ministry of Tourism, and the Port combined their efforts to finance this $630,000 project.
“The opening of the cruise terminal allows Trois-Rivières to distinguish itself and to better meet the expectations of the cruise lines and their passengers,” said Mayor Lévesque. Julie Boulet, Québec’s Minister of Tourism, commented that “The tourism component of our Maritime Strategy aims to attract visitors from around the world to allow them discover the beauty of the St. Lawrence River and the charm of the communities along its shores. The infrastructure that we have inaugurated will contribute to achieving that goal.”