Pointe-au-Père Maritime Historic Site—The Empress of Ireland Museum

1000 rue du Phare
Rimouski, QC G5M 1L8- Map It
(418) 724-6214

AAA Editor Notes

Pointe-au-Père Maritime Historic Site—The Empress of Ireland Museum (Site historique maritime de la Pointe-au-Père—Musée Empress of Ireland) is at 1000 rue du Phare in the sector of Pointe-au-Père. The museum's exhibits describe regional history; marine life; and the shipwreck of the Empress of Ireland, a cruise ship which sank off Rimouski on May 29, 1914, with a loss of 1,012 lives. A 3-D projection re-creates the final moments of the ship's journey. Also on-site is the Onondaga, a 90-metre (295-ft.) Canadian Navy submarine in service for 33 years. A 45-minute self-guiding audio tour relates the daily life of a submariner as well as the vessel's mechanical engineering. Guided tours are available; narration in English is offered. Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 2 hours, 30 minutes minimum.
Museum $9; $6 (ages 8-15). Onondaga submarine $14.75; $8.75 (ages 8-15). Combination ticket $18.75; $13 (ages 8-15). Combination tickets with Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse also are available.
Hours: Daily 9-6 (ticket office 9-5), mid-June to mid-Oct.