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Site historique maritime de la Pointe-au-Pere

1000, rue du Phare, Rimouski, Quebec G5M 1L8, Canada
+1 418-724-6214
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Beautiful and Magic... must seen.. allow 4 hours for a full visit including the Submarine... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Jacques R
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Quebec, Canada
Only had time for the submarine

We only had time for the submarine, but enjoyed every moment in it. This may be a challenge for... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
distancewalker
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St. Albert, Canada
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A tourist attraction unique in Canada: a tour of the Onondaga submarine! Board the submarine and find out about the daily lives of the 60 men who lived for months at a time in this 90-m (300-ft.) submarine. Examine the complex mechanics of the submarine and the technology used for underwater detection. The 45-minute audio-guide commentary simulates going out to sea off Rimouski and will plunge you into this fascinating and little-known world. In addition, you can spend a night aboard the Onondaga. You will be welcomed by the coxswain and will play the role of an apprentice submariner for the duration of a fun-filled night!The Empress of Ireland Museum presents the history of the Empress of Ireland passenger ship, from its construction in 1906 to its tragic sinking on May 29, 1914, which killed 1012 people. Visit the historic site and learn all there is to know about this magnificent ship. Discover a large collection of objects from the wreck, period photos, interactive terminals and eyewitness accounts. The Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse played a central role in the history of navigation on the St. Lawrence River. Built in 1909, this lighthouse is one of the tallest in Canada and one of the few to still have its prism. A guided tour will take you to the top, where you can admire the fabulous view.The lighthouse keeper’s house is home to several exhibits that explain the role of Pointe-au-Père in Canadian maritime history. On the second floor, learn about the many divers who have explored the wreck since 1914.The foghorn shed presents the evolution of aural aids to navigation, which replaced the light from the lighthouse when weather conditions made it impossible for mariners to see.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1000, rue du Phare, Rimouski, Quebec G5M 1L8, Canada
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Beautiful and Magic... must seen.. allow 4 hours for a full visit including the Submarine (Onongada)

Thank Jacques R
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We only had time for the submarine, but enjoyed every moment in it. This may be a challenge for someone with back or mobility issues, but it is a submarine, after all! The walk through is horizontal, no ladders or scrambling involved. Nice to talk...More

Thank distancewalker
Reviewed 23 September 2017

This park has a collection of interesting buildings and a pretty lighthouse. The lighthouse is the second highest in Canada. There are some other museums near the historical site that are private and charge admission. This site is a visit.

Thank CKT808
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

You can see a short film about the Empress of Ireland and a display of artifacts retrieved from the wreckage site. You can climb to the top of the lighthouse for a breathtaking view of the area. And you can tour a submarine with a...More

Thank bricine
Reviewed 31 August 2017

You should be there no later than 4 PM if you want to see everything. The climb to the top of the lighthouse was a workout and worth it, The guide gave English explanations if anyone needed them. The keepers house had an interesting photo...More

Thank Barbara O
Reviewed 26 August 2017

The film sets the stage extremely well, but apart from all the fascinating artefacts, it is the man impersonating the Capitaine Bernier who answered all our questions impeccably that made the visit special. I had not planned to do the submarine, but the audio guides...More

Thank Canadian_cyclist
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We knew there would be a wait to see this, as it was high summer and the year of free Parks Canada access, but it was worth the wait! Excellent interpretive site, and very friendly, well-informed staff. They are also renovating some parts of the...More

Thank caexat
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We had to wait about 20 minutes to go up the second tallest lighthouse in Canada. This tour was free because of Canada's 150th, but it would be worth paying for in the future. We went up 128 narrow steps to the top of the...More

Thank to_travel_is_my_life
Annemarie B, Gérant at Site historique maritime de la Pointe-au-Pere, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for your comment ! Hope to see you soon to visit our other exhibitions

Reviewed 31 July 2017

We took the Submarine tour and loved it , only problem is that if you are claustrophobic you wont be able to do it.. my wife had to turn arround at the 11th station and there was 22 total.. the trouble is that for each...More

1  Thank Marcs777
Annemarie B, Owner at Site historique maritime de la Pointe-au-Pere, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Did your wife asked for the tour on DVD ? it is possible, for people who are claustrophobic, to do the tour with a DVD...in the largest room of the submarine, the torpedo room!near the door....

Reviewed 31 July 2017

This was an unexpected find; we were just wanting to find a place to walk our dog. Very glad we did; it was extremely interesting, we will go back when the museum and tour of the submarine are available (we were too early).

Thank Heather S
Annemarie B, Owner at Site historique maritime de la Pointe-au-Pere, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Many thanks! hope to see you again!

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dineywhite2
24 May 2017|
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Response from Jack L |
At the present-June 20-is the Empress Museum & Lighthouse open or still under renovation? Thank you.
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Jack L
29 March 2017|
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Response from Annemarie B | Property representative |
I suggest that you take a look at : Tourisme Rimouski web site!
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jcwallace05
1 March 2017|
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Response from Annemarie B | Property representative |
We are located 10 km east from downtown Rimouski, 1000 rue du Phare !
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