From coast to coast, you’ll find some extraordinary experiences unique to the Great North – but few will have you feeling as though you’ve travelled back to the 19th century.

Located in Québec those looking to be immersed in a time unlike our own can visit the Old Prison of Trois-Rivières, a former jail and now historic destination with some deeply chilling stories to tell.

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Originally designed to hold forty inmates in total, the building is largely unchanged despite closing in 1986 and is a must-see if you’re in the area.

Once credited for being the longest-operating prison in the country, the prison’s many walls have seen it all – and while it’s impossible to truly know what it was like, guests can get a clue thanks to their interactive exhibits, museum and role-playing activities.

Here, you can really get a sense of what it was like to be a guard, a prisoner, the governor and a social worker thanks to projections, sound effects, audio and more.

If of course, you’d like to take it one step further you can also pay to be a part of a mock jury in which you’ll help determine the fate of a man accused of murder in the 1920s.

From crime scene photos and testimony, to evidence this is as real as it gets without actually having to serve – but beware! This experience will challenge your ethics and your sense of fairness!

Interested in checking it out? All experiences are offered in French and English, with admission starting at $13.

There’s no place like it, Canada, so check it out. You never know what you’ll see, hear or learn.

Old Prison of Trois-Rivières, Quebec

Where: 200 Rue Laviolette, Trois-Rivières, Québec
Cost: $13+