Old Jail of Trois-Rivieres, Trois-Rivieres

Take a tour of Old Jail of Trois-Rivieres, one of the longest-operating prisons in Canada, and a now classified heritage building. The detention center opened in 1822, but despite ongoing improvements over the years, was closed in 1986. Take a guided tour through the cells and dungeons of the prison. Sometimes, a former inmate will deliver your tour, and will teach you about their personal experience of prison life. Be aware that some of the guides don't speak English, so tours are often delivered in French only. Make Old Jail of Trois-Rivieres part of your personalized Trois-Rivieres itinerary using our Trois-Rivieres trip maker site .
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  • guided tour that explains the origins and the prison customs of the time. Visit the 'hole' which is pretty impressive. Original graffiti are still on the walls.
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  • Built in 1822, the old prison of Trois-Rivières is remained opened until 1986, without major renovation, making it the dirtiest the Canada prison. Today guided tours are organized by some former prisoners or former guardians. A great time, when these ancient inhabitants tell the living conditions, share their stories. Visit the cells, the refectory, the offices. Very well done, a clever way to value its heritage and its history, a must-see in three rivers!
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  • We have chosen the path of fear. The experience is well named. 16 years and + this course can push some sensitive people has their limits. Contains vulgar language, and we are in dominations of the guardians. It isolates us, that don't necessarily please has all. PHOTOS AND FORBIDDEN LIGHT
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