Where was Three Pines filmed? All the Locations in Quebec, Canada

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Inspired by Louise Penny’s popular series of mystery books, the Amazon series revolves around Inspector Gamache and his team investigating a crime in a town filled with eccentric people.

Set between Montreal and a tiny southeast Canadian village, Three Pines was entirely filmed in Quebec.

Where was Three Pines filmed

Alfred Molina plays Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, and Jean-Guy Beauvoir is his right-hand man, Rossif Sutherland. The main cast is completed by Sergeant Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers as Isabelle Lacoste.

Welcome to our spoiler-free guide to (almost) all the filming locations of Three Pines.

Three Pines Locations

Montreal police station
The police station in Montreal was filmed at the brutalist-style Université de Montréal Faculty of Law building, the Pavillon Maximilien-Caron.

The university is located in close proximity to the Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, whose dome appears in the background of several scenes.
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Jacques Cartier Bridge
In the series, every time the action shifts to Montreal, an establishing shot of the Jacques Cartier Bridge appears.

Opened in 1930, this impressive steel structure spanning the St. Lawrence River is one of the city's icons.
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Three Pines Canada
The Iotenen'ton:ni Mohawk community was filmed in Philipsburg, a lakeside town on the Canada-United States border with the state of Vermont.

The house of Blue Two-Rivers, where the family of the missing young Indigenous girl lives, is located on Notre Dame Street, near Missisquoi Bay.
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Three Pines, Quebec

Three Pines Quebec
The fictional town of Three Pines was primarily filmed in Saint-Armand, a picturesque small village amalgamated with Philipsburg.

The Boxing Day curling match was filmed in the central square where the Notre Dame de Lourdes church is located.
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Oliviers Bistro
The small general store in Saint-Armand was completely revamped to become Olivier's Bistro.

Saint-Armand is part of the Eastern Townships (Cantons-de-l'Est in French), a tourist, natural and historical region of southern Quebec which inspired Louise Penny’s novels.
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Où a été filmé Three Pines
Myrna's bookstore is the old Nelson Masonic Lodge, situated almost next to the general store in Saint-Armand.

According to the production notes, some scenes were also recorded in Oka, a small town on the northern bank of the Ottawa River near Montreal.

Three Pines house
The house of CC de Poitiers is the Manoir Thibaudeau in Beauharnois.

Built in 1895, this historic Victorian building is one of the most imposing manors in the region.
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Chateau Belleforet
The Maison John-Wilson-McConnell in Montreal, located on the southern flank of Mount Royal, doubled as the Chateau Belleforet featured in The Murder Stone (episodes five and six).

This Italian-style villa with a large estate, constructed between 1913 and 1925, is classified as a heritage site.
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Pétro-T Station Service
The gas station in episode six is the Pétro-T Station Service in St-Armand / Harnois.

Also, one of the last scenes of this episode was filmed at the Montreal Bus Station (Gare d'autocars de Montréal).
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Vietnamese Pho Thanh Long
The restaurant is the Vietnamese Pho Thanh Long, which specializes in Tonkinese soup, at 103 St Catherine Street in Montreal.
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Auditorium Ernest-Cormier
One of the last scenes of "The Hangman", pictured, was filmed at the University of Montreal Auditorium Ernest-Cormier in Roger-Gaudry Pavillon.
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1- Anonymous - Dec 12, 2022, 5:28 PM
St. Anthony's is a mansion in Beauharnois, QC, named Manoir Thibaudeau.

2- Michelle Susan Henrich - Dec 15, 2022, 7:21 PM
I am enjoying watching the three pines series, but the landscape is nothing like described in the books. It was in a valley quite hidden from the world. The church was on a hill and small. It had heavily forested surroundings. None of this is what it looks like in the Amazon Prime series.

3- Anonymous - Dec 16, 2022, 5:45 PM
The exterior of the hotel in episodes 5 and 6 is the old Shriners Hospital in Montreal.

4- Anonymous - Dec 24, 2022, 8:41 PM
I don't get why they filmed the cruelest season in autumn instead of the spring as it should have been.

5- GreyWolf - Dec 27, 2022, 2:57 PM
Beautiful locations. As for differences from books, remember the needs of the camera, crew, supplies, and cost.

6- Anonymous - Jan 3, 2023, 3:59 PM
I agree with Michelle - it needs to be a small village, a smaller church, and more hidden away. On the other hand, it is quite good overall, and Ruth is perfectly cast.

7- Anonymous - Jan 7, 2023, 9:31 PM
Rosa was perfectly cast, other than looking like a goose.

8- Karine - Jan 20, 2023, 12:43 PM
The building used for the SQ scenes is not the law faculty of the Université de Montréal, it is the former business faculty building.

9- Anonymous - Jan 21, 2023, 10:23 PM
I believe SQ headquarters is the law library at Université de Montréal.

10- Anonymous - Jul 7, 2024, 10:29 AM
Per favore, mi piacerebbe conoscere il nome dell'artista che ha dipinto il quadro che rappresenta un pellerossa che urla e che si vede nel museo di Three Pines. Grazie.


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