Victoriaville is known for its wide-open green spaces and regular culture and food events, along with a wealth of Heritage-listed buildings showcasing the Victorian era. Nestled between Mont Arthabaska and the Réservoir Beaudet walkway bridge, Victoriaville also offers a range of outdoor recreation, including cycling and golfing.
Things to do in Victoriaville
Begin your Victoriaville holiday in the city’s downtown heart, where you’ll find a wealth of quality restaurants along Rue Notre-Dame. Check out Restaurant Le Luxor for seafood, steak and wine. You can also grab a cocktail or beer at Belleys Billard or head to Le Caméléon for delicious grilled meats and vegetarian options.
The city centre is also a hub for retail therapy, thanks to the Magasin Lainesse shoe store, Gérald Musique music shop and the sporting goods at Vertical. After shopping, catch a live show at The Square 150, one of Victoriaville’s biggest cultural venues. It hosts comedy acts, musicals, dance performances and family-friendly shows.
Do you love to get outdoors? Head to the Parc Terre-des-Jeunes, a large recreational area with BMX tracks, a dog play area, playgrounds and forested walking trails. The kids will also enjoy visiting Le Rigolo Victoriaville, an amusement centre with indoor climbing structures, slides and a ball pit.
Keen golfers can visit the Club de Golf Victoriaville, which offers a picturesque 18-hole course perfect for all skill levels. Culture vultures can admire a range of Victorian-era furniture and beautiful paintings at the Musée Laurier.
Getting around Victoriaville
Victoriaville is about 1.5 hours’ drive from Quebec City, where you can fly into Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport. It’s also serviced by buses from Quebec City and Montreal. You can walk around parts of Victoriaville, but will need to use taxis or a car to venture further.