The town was named for a silver goblet worth three ‘pistoles,’ an old French coin, that was lost in the river.
Trois-Pistoles is known today for its magnificent natural surroundings. The river and islands are jewels to discover on a cruise or by kayak. History has also made its mark: archaeological sites bear witness to the presence of Indigenous peoples and Basque fishermen in the distant past.
Here are some recommendations to help you make the most of your stay. Welcome to our beautiful city!