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

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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. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available. Time: Allow 2 hours, 30 minutes minimum.

Daily 9-6 (ticket office 9-5), mid-June to mid-Oct.
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