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Where is Rivière-du-Loup located?

The 100% French-speaking community of Rivière-du-Loup is located on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, some 200 km east of Québec City.

It is also less than 60 miles from Main, USA or New Brunswick. 

Flying

From Jean-Lesage Airport

Shuttle bus from YQB to Rivière-du-Loup ONLY on Sunday before the beginning of the program at approximately 3:00 PM EST (time subject to change).  Please schedule your flight to arrive before 2:00 PM EST.

Return shuttle bus to YQB from Rivière-du-Loup ONLY on the last Friday of the program – departure from Rivière-du-Loup at 7:15 AM EST SHARP.  Please schedule your flight to depart after 11:00 AM EST.

The shuttle time may be adjusted according to flight times.  An additional shuttle may be added if necessary.

Round-trip fee: $125 CAD.  RESERVATION REQUIRED.

OR

From the airport, take a taxi to the Ste-Foy (suburb of Quebec City nearest to YQB) bus station (15 minutes).

Take the bus to Rivière-du-Loup (2 hours).  It is highly recommended to book your seat in advance.

Bus company: www.orleansexpress.com 

When you arrive in Rivière-du-Loup:

Spring term students ONLY:

Take a taxi to L’Auberge sur mer,
363 Route du Fleuve, Notre-Dame-du-Portage (15 minutes).
L’Auberge sur mer is open 24 hours a day.

Train

Trains arrive in Rivière-du-Loup during the night BUT OUR PERSONNEL WILL BE WAITING FOR YOU at the train station with a shuttle bus when your train arrives even if it’s delayed.

Our personnel will be at the train station ONLY during the night between Sunday and Monday to greet students and accompany them
by shuttle to the Auberge sur mer.  The shuttle is for free.

Note: Train schedules are subject to change.

Departure from Montreal

Arrival in Rivière-du-Loup

Sunday at 7:00 PM EST
Monday at 1:08 AM EST

Departure from Halifax

Arrival in Rivière-du-Loup

Sunday at 1:00 PM EST
Monday at 3:38 AM EST

Car

Directions from Montreal

Directions from Halifax

Summer students ONLY:

Meet us at the CEGEP residence,

325 rue St-Pierre, Rivière-du-Loup, Qc G5R 3T6

  • Follow Autoroute-20 East toward Rivière-du-Loup
  • Take the exit 503 from Autoroute-20 East to Boulevard de l’Hôtel-De-Ville, Route 132, towards Centre-Ville
  • Turn right to Rue Saint-Pierre
  • Destination will be on your left
 Spring term students ONLY:
Meet us at l’Auberge sur mer,
 363 Route du Fleuve, Notre-Dame-du-Portage, QC G0L 1Y0
  • Follow Autoroute-20 E toward Rivière-du-Loup
  • Take the exit 496, toward Notre-Dame-Du-Portage
  • Turn right onto Côte de la Mer
  • Turn right onto QC-132 E
  • Turn left onto Côte de l’Église
  • Slight right onto Rte du Fleuve
  • Destination will be on your left

Summer students ONLY:

Meet us at the CEGEP residence,

325 rue St-Pierre, Rivière-du-Loup, Qc G5R 3T6

  • Take NS-118 in Dartmouth
  • Take NS-102 N
  • Take Trans-Canada Hwy/NS-104 W
  • Take Trans-Canada Hwy/NB-2 W toward Edmundston
  • Continue onto Trans-Canada Hwy/A 85
  • Take exit 96 toward Ch. Fraserville/Rivière-du-Loup
  • Take Rue Saint-Henri to Rue Saint-Pierre
 Spring term students ONLY:
Meet us at l’Auberge sur mer,
 363 Route du Fleuve, Notre-Dame-du-Portage, QC G0L 1Y0
  • Take NS-118 in Dartmouth
  • Take NS-102 N
  • Take Trans-Canada Hwy/NS-104 W
  • Take Trans-Canada Hwy/NB-2 W toward Edmundston
  • Continue onto Trans-Canada Hwy/A 85
  • Merge onto Route Transcanadienne O/A 20 O
  • Take exit 496 toward Notre-Dame-du-Portage
  • Turn right onto Côte de la Mer
  • Turn right onto QC-132 E
  • Turn left onto Côte de l’Église
  • Slight right onto Rte du Fleuve
  • Destination will be on your left