The Old Rivière-Bleue Station
85 St-Joseph Nord
Off-season phone: 418-893-5354
This unique railway building from the days of the Transcontinental was carefully renovated to perpetuate its authenticity and rehabilitated into a tourist complex. Its main attraction the museum presents:
The National Transcontinental train, its history, its impact in the development of the village, the role of the ticket agent, the work of the railway workers, all of this on a background of the restored station master’s office and numerous artefacts;
The “Local history of Rivière-Bleue” (1850-1950): forest, agriculture, church and schools nothing is missing in this typical agro-forestal hinterland village, not even bootlegging!
The style of this hundred year old train station, the artworks and craft items sold at the “Le Riverain” boutique, the delicious fare of the “Café de la Gare” and the flowery terrace will certainly charm the visitors.
The restoration of the old CN station is the work of the Rivière-Bleue Heritage Corporation. It presently manages the museum while pursuing its primary mission: to preserve and promote the waterfront heritage. At the train station you may enjoy:
a bank of nearly 800 old pictures, mounted into albums and presented as a slide show
the “Our Roadside Crosses” tour: 8 renovated crosses marked with commemorative plaques and described in a booklet
a compilation entitled “C’était Hier”, (It was Yesterday), with anecdotes and testimonies about life in the past, told by shoreline residents…
a “Houses Also Have a History” tour produced by the Rivière-Bleue 100th Anniversary Cultural Committee
Across from the train station six signs entitled “A Drop of History”, relate the spirited story of bootlegging in our region as run by the celebrated Alfred Lévesque.
- Access for the disabled
- Bus Parking
- Rest area or picnic
Adult : 5$
Childrens : 3$
Family : 10 $
Special price for 10 persons or more, on demand,free visit for the station and craft boutique
Opening : hatlf may to half october
sunday and monday : 13 to 17 h, thuesday to saturday, 9 h to 17 h.