Musée régional de Kamouraska

69, avenue Morel
Kamouraska (Quebec) Canada
G0L 1M0
Phone:
+418 492-9783
Fax:
+418 492-9783
Email:
museekam@videotron.ca

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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!


Opening dates

May 1 to October 31


Schedule

Spring and fall: Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Summer: daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Cost

Guided 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.

Reservations

Required in the winter

Payment methods

  • Visa  Visa
  • MasterCard  MasterCard
  • Interac  Interac
  • Cash  Cash

Activities available

Museums
Our exhibit rooms on three floors will introduce you to the village, agricultural life, eel fishing and schooners. A visit to this museum is a step back in time. The museum also has a small tearoom/library.
Maritime Heritage
Facing the St. Lawrence, this museum will introduce you to the maritime history of our region and schooner transportation. Geological outings are offered at low tide on Îlot Julien in the company of a geologist.
Guided Tours
Discover the rich history of the area in a museum housed in a former convent built in 1851. Accompanied by a guide in period costume, wander the streets of Kamouraska and learn about the village’s history and built heritage.


Services

  • Picnic area
  • Pets allowed on leashes only
  • Boutique
  • 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

Affiliations

  • Canadian Museums Association
  • Québec Museum Association (SMQ)
  • Développement Kamouraska
  • Tourisme Bas-Saint-Laurent
  • Promotion Kamouraska

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