Rivire-du-Loup, Quebec, Canada: Piloup, Seal-Like Mascot

Piloup was the mascot of the first provincial Games of Quebec, held in Riviere-du-Loup in 1971. He's blue, wears a gold medal around his neck, and looks like a seal with giant mutated flippers.

Address:
121 Rue Lafontaine, Rivire-du-Loup, PQ, Canada
Directions:
Hwy 20 exit 507. Drive east on Hwy 132/Blvd Cartier. Cross the river bridge, go through the blinking light, then at the first stoplight turn left onto Hwy 185/Rue Lafontaine. Drive two blocks. You'll see Blais Park on the left; the Piloup fountain stands in the center of it.
Admission:
Free
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Piloup statue.

Piloup, Seal-Like Mascot

Park Blais is located along Lafontaine Street. It was named in honor of Ludger Blais, Saint-Patrice priest from 1871 to 1907. This park is a gathering place where various cultural events take place during the summer. In winter, the park is transformed into a skating ring. It is also in this park that we can see Piloup, the official mascot of the First Games of Quebec, held in Riviere-du-Loup in 1971.

[meve, 11/19/2013]

In warm months the Piloup statue is in the center of a large fountain, obscured by spray. It's only when the water's shut off that Piloup reveals his odd self.


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