Located between the St. Lawrence River and the mountains, the village of Kamouraska is renowned for its beautiful scenery. At the heart of the village, the regional museum of Kamouraska is located in a recently restored former convent built in 1851.
Facing the St. Lawrence and its islands in one of Québec’s most beautiful villages, the museum and its friendly and qualified staff invite you to discover the history and heritage of the people of this area, which was colonized in the late 17th century. The exhibits will help you imagine life long ago in this prosperous rural area, which was once the judicial centre of this region. Kamouraska has been a favourite tourist destination for a long time: its charm made it the first vacation destination in North America. Come and visit us—we look forward to sharing our history with you!
May 1 to October 31
ScheduleSpring and fall: Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Summer: daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
CostGuided tours of the museum or heritage tour of the village: $10/person; combined tour of both the museum and the village: $12/adult, $5/student, $20/family, free for children. Geological outing: $10 (includes admission to the museum). Tickets are valid for two days.
ReservationsRequired in the winter
- Picnic area
- Pets allowed on leashes only
- Conference/meeting room
- Free parking
- Guide services
How to get there
From Highway 20, take exit 465 and head north on Route de Kamouraska (towards Route 132). At the end of the road, take Route 132 West to Place de l'Église.
From Route 132, stop in Place de l'Église.
There is a large parking lot for buses.
Affiliations and distinctions
- Canadian Museums Association
- Québec Museum Association (SMQ)
- Développement Kamouraska
- Tourisme Bas-Saint-Laurent
- Promotion Kamouraska