Riviere-du-Loup is a small city on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River in Quebec. The city is the seat for the Riviere-du-Loup Regional County Municipality and the judicial district of Kamouraska.The city was named after the nearby river, whose name means Wolf's River in French. This name may have come from a native tribe known as "Les Loups" or from the many seals, known in French as loup-marin , once found at the river's mouth.
Riviere-du-Loup was originally established in 1673 as the seigneurie of Sieur Charles-Aubert de la Chesnaye. The community was incorporated as the village of Fraserville, in honour of early settler Alexandre Fraser, in 1850, and became a city in 1910. The city reverted to its original name, Riviere-du-Loup, in 1919.The city is known for its spectacular sunsets.