Rivière-du-Loup: city of whales

Sunsets to take your breath away, a central waterfall, ice fishing and an awe-inspiring place to see marine mammals. Rivière-du-Loup is all natural, spectacular and fully alive.

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Welcome to the Rivière-du-Loup International Hostel

We host you in an old mansion located right in the middle of town. You’ll feel right at home here. We treat you to free breakfast every morning, and our private and shared rooms offer top value. We organize activities like bike tours and whale excursions that bring you and fellow travellers together in epic nature.

Our youth hostel neighbours a panoramic point with a gorgeous view, the Parc National du Bic and lots of options for outdoor activities. We’re your home-base to set off and explore the must-sees on the south banks of the Saint Lawrence, plus plenty of local hidden gems.


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Rooms and beds

Shared rooms

4 to 9 beds

Four to nine beds in the room. Includes linen and free Wi-Fi access.


Private rooms

with a little more space

Room with a double bed that includes linen, towels and free Wi-Fi access.


with lots of space

This room welcomes up to five people. Rental includes linen, towels and free Wi-Fi access. Though it’s called a family room, you just need to feel like a family to stay.



Two single beds with a private bathroom. The room includes bedding, lockers, towels and access to electrical outlets.


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We say bye before 11:

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We’ve got room for your group

We can host up to 55 people in complete comfort. Our communal areas are practical, social and super inviting. Awesome nearby activities include walking and hiking trails and whale watching tours. Our youth hostel on the south bank of the Saint Lawrence offers convenient access to shops and epic natural spaces. Truly the perfect place for a group to get up to fun. How does that sound? Get in touch with our group manager.

Spend more time enjoying your trip than organizing it.

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Free and affordable activities in the hood

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An iconic micro-brewery

Located in an idyllic setting on the breathtaking river, the Tête d’Allumette brewery offers a spectacular view of the Saint Lawrence and gorgeous sunsets. Enjoy a tantalizing selection of tasty beers and entrées to share with fellow travellers.

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© TQ-Gaëlle Leroyer

Paddle, pedal or walk in the Parc National du Lac-Témiscouata

We adore this place. The perfect combination of forest-meets-water. Whether canoeing, hiking or mountain-biking, you can never get bored in this park.

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© Gaëlle Leroyer

A panoramic view of the town and the river

Parc de la Pointe is the perfect place to see and feel the immense landscape. And you might catch sight of beluga whales in the distance.

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