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Site historique maritime de la Pointe-au-Pere

1000, rue du Phare, Rimouski, Quebec G5M 1L8, Canada
+1 418-724-6214
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Three very different venues in one location- an historic lighthouse, a submarine tour, and a museum... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2015
PatMaine50
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Waterville, Maine
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Submarine visit was awesome!

We only had time to visit the submarine and totally enjoyed the tour. Kids enjoyed seeing real... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2015
crispyhiking
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Sherbrooke, Canada
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A tourist attraction unique in Canada: a tour of the Onondaga submarine! Board the submarine and find out about the daily lives of the 60 men who lived for months at a time in this 90-m (300-ft.) submarine. Examine the complex mechanics of the submarine and the technology used for underwater detection. The 45-minute audio-guide commentary simulates going out to sea off Rimouski and will plunge you into this fascinating and little-known world. In addition, you can spend a night aboard the Onondaga. You will be welcomed by the coxswain and will play the role of an apprentice submariner for the duration of a fun-filled night!The Empress of Ireland Museum presents the history of the Empress of Ireland passenger ship, from its construction in 1906 to its tragic sinking on May 29, 1914, which killed 1012 people. Visit the historic site and learn all there is to know about this magnificent ship. Discover a large collection of objects from the wreck, period photos, interactive terminals and eyewitness accounts. The Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse played a central role in the history of navigation on the St. Lawrence River. Built in 1909, this lighthouse is one of the 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 the fabulous view.The lighthouse keeper’s house is home to several exhibits that explain the role of Pointe-au-Père in Canadian maritime history. On the second floor, learn about the many divers who have explored the wreck since 1914.The foghorn shed presents the evolution of aural aids to navigation, which replaced the light from the lighthouse when weather conditions made it impossible for mariners to see.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1000, rue du Phare, Rimouski, Quebec G5M 1L8, Canada
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Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Three very different venues in one location- an historic lighthouse, a submarine tour, and a museum dedicated to a horrific ship's sinking. The lighthouse was unique with concrete buttresses but we opted to read the informative panels rather than climb into the fog. We had...More

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Reviewed August 15, 2015

We only had time to visit the submarine and totally enjoyed the tour. Kids enjoyed seeing real torpedos, and the self-guided tour with the audio assistant was pretty cool. Really Worth visiting!

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Reviewed August 9, 2015

For only $2, you get a good explanation of the history of the lighthouse and the chance to climb the 63 m /128 steps. Steps are small so not as difficult as it sounds. Explanations by the park staff are very good and offered in...More

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Reviewed August 9, 2015

Interesting historical site that you can wander around for free, but with fees - all very reasonable - for visiting the various attractions. Lots of fee options, depending on what you want to do (climb the lighthouse, visit the submarine, tour the exhibits, etc.). I...More

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Reviewed July 24, 2015

Great to hear about the history of lighthouses and lighthouse keepers! kids had millions of questions!

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Reviewed July 24, 2015

The submarine visit was fantastic! The kids and adults were very happy about this visit which lasts about 45 min.

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Reviewed July 21, 2015

You will be rewarded with a very interesting visit of the old submarine and the museum / video of the sinking of the Empress of Ireland which occurred just off shore. We did not do the lighthouse tour but it seems to be pretty good...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2015

This place allows you to climb a light house AND go into a submarine! It was really eye opening! There is also a really cool museum.

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Reviewed July 7, 2015

I don't think I've ever seen another place that allows you to walk through a submarine. There's not much else to be said. This is a navy sub. A REAL navy sub. This isn't a theme park, or COD, or an artist's rendition, or a...More

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Reviewed July 7, 2015

Not for the faint of heart or folks with vertigo. For others, this is a once in a lifetime memorable experience!

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dineywhite2
May 24, 2017|
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Response from Jack L |
At the present-June 20-is the Empress Museum & Lighthouse open or still under renovation? Thank you.
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Jack L
March 29, 2017|
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Response from Annemarie B | Property representative |
I suggest that you take a look at : Tourisme Rimouski web site!
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jcwallace05
March 1, 2017|
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Response from Annemarie B | Property representative |
We are located 10 km east from downtown Rimouski, 1000 rue du Phare !
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