The Empress of Ireland Museum: Discover Canada’s worst maritime disaster
- Empress of Ireland exhibition: Learn about the fascinating history of this ocean liner in reverse chronological order, from dives to the shipwreck to its tragic sinking on May 29, 1914, which killed 1012 people in 14 minutes, to its construction in 1906. Discover over 200 artefacts from the wreck, period photos and videos, accounts by passengers and their descendants as well as models of the ships.
- The Last Journey multimedia show: Experience the last voyage of the Empress of Ireland during this amazing multimedia show!
The Onondaga submarine: Enjoy a unique experience in Canada!
- Audio tours: Board the Onondaga and find out about the daily lives of the 70 crew members who lived for months at a time in this 90-metre (300-foot) submarine. Examine the complex mechanics of the ship’s powerful engines as well as the control room, sonars and torpedo room. Two audio guides are available in French, English and Mandarin: a discovery tour and a more technical tour.
- Overnight on the submarine (in French only): Spend a unique evening and night aboard the Onondaga! You will be welcomed by the coxswain and asked to play the role of an apprentice submariner during an unforgettable night!
The Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse National Historic Site: Explore 100 years of history
- Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse: Built in 1909, the lighthouse is the second 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 a fantastic view.
- Lightkeeper’s house: Visit the Beacons Burning Bright exhibition, which showcases the lighthouses of the St. Lawrence. Discover photos and amazing scale models.
- Foghorn shed: Learn about the sound signals that replaced the light from the lighthouse when weather conditions made it impossible for mariners to see.
Empress of Ireland Museum (low season): February 27 to June 5
Submarine, museum and lighthouse (high season): June 6 to October 12
(submarine pre-opening on May 21)
ScheduleFebruary 27 to June 5 (Empress of Ireland Museum only): Thursday to Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm. June 6 to October 12 (entire site): daily, 9 am to 6 pm (tickets sold until 5 pm).
CostVisit the website and click on “Fees & Infos.”
ReservationsRecommended for groups and during off-season
- Travelers Cheque
- Childrens playground
- Picnic area
- No pets allowed
- Free parking
How to get there
Take exit 621 off Highway 20 or Route 132, then take Avenue du Père-Nouvel towards the St. Lawrence.
Affiliations and distinctions
- Canadian Museums Association
- Parks Canada partner
- Corporation des gestionnaires de phares de l'estuaire et du golfe du Saint-Laurent
- Tourisme Rimouski
- Tourisme Bas-Saint-Laurent
- Québec Tourist Attractions Society (SATQ)
- Member of the Canadian Signature Experiences Collection
- National winner of Québec Tourism Awards (2001, 2004, 2010, 2012)