Back to itineraries
Itineraries

History

Région de Thetford
2
35

Day 1

Start your day with a guided tour of King's Historic Center to discover the work of the generations of workers who built our region. Then complete with a visit to the Mineralogical and Mining Museum

Centre historique de la mine King - Observatoire - Longue vue
Musée minéralogique et minier - Expo Mémoires de pierres - Salle d'expo vue générale
Centre historique de la mine King - Observatoire - Longue vue
Musée minéralogique et minier - Expo Mémoires de pierres - Salle d'expo vue générale

In the afternoon, enjoy the  Historical tour by bus, during which you will discover historical facts. The tour includes a stop at the O'Brien General Store Interpretive Center as well as a lookout at the former British Canadian Mine (BC).

Complete this day with a night at the Auberge la Bonne Mine , to stay on the theme!

Magasin général O'Brien - Magasin - Produits sur tablettes
Tourisme Région de Thetford - Belvédère de la Mine BC - Puits eau turquoise
Magasin général O'Brien - Magasin - Produits sur tablettes
Tourisme Région de Thetford - Belvédère de la Mine BC - Puits eau turquoise

Day 2

It is not necessary to be a believer to appreciate the beauty and splendor of Catholic churches. To convince yourself, discover the absolutely splendid St. Alphonsus Church in the heart of downtown Thetford. Best known as the largest church in the Diocese of Quebec, this building reflects a time when the size of the mining industry justified the construction of a place of worship of this size. The woodwork, paintings and stained glass are worth the visit offered by the Center for Interpretation of Religious Heritage , which adds to the visit an exhibition of more than 1500 objects of worship.

Then we offer you a visit like nowhere else, the discovery of the  Funeral heritage museum . An interesting exhibition on the funerary rites of Quebec from 1900 to 1950 awaits you there.

Then let yourself be impressed by the atmosphere of the  city center  and its many shops and restaurants.

Église St-Alphonse - Thetford Mines - Vue façade
Église St-Alphonse - Thetford Mines - Vue intérieure
Église St-Alphonse - Thetford Mines - Vue façade
Église St-Alphonse - Thetford Mines - Vue intérieure

In the afternoon, take a leap into the past by visiting two villages with French, English, Scottish and Irish roots. Kinnear's Mills , classified historic site, andSaint-Jacques-de-Leeds , thanks to its patrimonial site, plunge us at the time of the colonization of the cantons.

Site patrimonial de St-Jacques-de-Leeds - École - Colline et forêt
Site patrimonial de St-Jacques-de-Leeds - Chapelle - Chapelle et cimetière
Site patrimonial de St-Jacques-de-Leeds - École - Colline et forêt
Site patrimonial de St-Jacques-de-Leeds - Chapelle - Chapelle et cimetière