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Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport
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Welcome to Trois-Pistoles

Trois-Pistoles is a small town on the south bank of the St. Lawrence River in the Province of Québec. It is located in Les Basques Regional County Municipality in the beautiful region of Bas-Saint-Laurent, 250 km east of the Quebec/Lévis National Capital region. The 2011 census reported a population of 3 456 habitants.

The town is the site of the University of Western Ontario’s annual French immersion program, which has existed since 1932. It is the oldest such program in Canada.

Just offshore lies l’Île aux Basques, an island that was used by Basque whalers in the sixteenth century. The island is now a National Historic Site of Canada and a migratory bird sanctuary. A ferry crosses the river to the region of Les Escoumins on the north shore of St. Lawrence River. The Trois-Pistoles port facilities are also used by fishing boats and scuba divers.

Jobs offered in Trois-Pistoles are pretty varied. You may work in the healthcare or retail sectors, in restaurants, coffee shops or bakeries, in a museum or even outdoors!

Websites for lodging off campus

LesPAC – Notre-Dame-des-Neiges

Laws and regulations related to the Residential Tenancies acts for the Province of Québec

Laws and regulations in the rental residential properties in the Province of Québec

An act respecting the Régie du logement du Québec


An Act respecting the Régie du logement

Régie du logement du Québec
Publications from the Régie du logement du Québec


La Régie du logement is a specialized tribunal that has competence in residential lease matters.

Rights and Obligations of Tenants from the Régie du logement du Québec


Rights and Obligations of Tenants

Coalition of housing committees and tenants’ associations in Quebec


Coalition of housing committees and tenants’ associations in Quebec

Justice pour les locataires! (Website in French only)

Driving directions

Trois-Pistoles is located 500 km eastbound from Montréal City, and 250 km eastbound from Québec City. It is accessible through some of the main highways: Highway 40E, on the north bank of St. Lawrence River (from Montréal to Québec city), Highway 20E, on the south bank of St. Lawrence River (from Montréal and Lévis), or taking the coastal route 132, also called Route des navigateurs.

Routes des Navigateurs


There is no major airport near Trois-Pistoles, but you can transfer by bus, train or car from the airports of Montréal and Québec city.

Airport Montreal-Trudeau

Aéroports de Montréal

Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport

Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport

Central Train Station

There is a train that connects Montreal and Québec City to Trois-Pistoles.


The Montreal-Halifax route travels through the bas Saint-Laurent region three times a week.

VIA Rail – Halifax-Montreal / Gaspe-Montreal


The train station is located at 231 De la Gare street in Trois Pistoles, (888) 842-7245.

Bus Central Station

There are some buses that are connection Montréal and Québec City to Trois-Pistoles every week.

Autocars Orléans Express

1 888 999-3977

Rideshare Community


Taxi listing

411 Canada – Taxis Trois Pistoles

Road condition and Traffic information

Québec – Road Network Conditions

Employment Standards
Act respecting labour Standards

CNESST – Acts and Regulations

Other information on Labour Standards in the Province of Québec


Medical care and clinics
Non-emergency medical care

If you need to see a doctor, please go to medical clinics without appointment to get non-emergency medical care.


Check the list of medical clinics in the following websites.

Yellow Pages – Cliniques Médicales – Trois-Pistoles


You can also make an appointment with a doctor of family medicine group (FMG), by calling (418) 851-3311, Monday to Friday between 8 am to 5 pm.


Info-Santé 8-1-1 is a free and confidential telephone consultation service. Dialling 8-1-1 promptly puts you in contact with a nurse in case of a non-urgent health issue. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Anyone living in Québec can call Info-Santé 8-1-1 for themselves or a family member.

Québec – Informations et Services – Santé

Medical emergency

If there is a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1 or go to the emergency department of the nearest hospital.

Activities and Events

The people of the Bas-Saint-Laurent region are very friendly. The beautiful landscape and the lively communities make it a very nice place to stay in the summer. Here are some websites that provide information on Events and festivals and other interesting activities to do.