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Site historique maritime de la Pointe-au-Pere

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Great Piece of History

On our travels of the east coast visiting with family in Amqui Quebec we decided to venture off to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Interesting Visit

We visited the museum in August 2018 and visited all three available attractions. They consist of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Guelph, 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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1000, rue du Phare, Pointe-au-Pere, Rimouski, Quebec G5M 1L8, Canada
+1 418-724-6214
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our travels of the east coast visiting with family in Amqui Quebec we decided to venture off to Rimouski along the coastal highway 132 to see some local scenery. We discovered Pointe au Pere with a museum dedicated to the sinking of the Empress...More

Thank seed02
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the museum in August 2018 and visited all three available attractions. They consist of the Empress of Ireland museum, lighthouse and HMSC Onondaga submarine. You can buy admissions tickets for one, some or all of the attractions. The admission isn't cheap but we...More

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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

The submarine tour was very informative, my husband loved it. We were given hand held prerecorded touring devices. The tour up the light house was disappointing,I was the only English speaking guest so was completely ignored. All was in French and when asked if anyone...More

Thank joRioux
Reviewed September 29, 2018

We went here based on recommendations from friends and we were very happy we did. Definitely a do not miss if you are in Rimouski.

Thank MareeC0x
Reviewed September 18, 2018

This is one of the few activities we found in the region that's good for a rainy day, but I would go so far as to say it's also something you shouldn't miss generally. Both the submarine and Empress of Ireland sections of the museum...More

Thank 337alliep
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Some movies may prepare you for this visit but the reality is so much more interesting. Hand-held devices allow you to listen to a story of the parts of the submarine and the role of the crew as you walked the submarine from aft to...More

Thank Kipkem H
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Enjoyed both the film and exhibit of the Empress of Ireland. Really enjoyed it. The submarine was fun, too, although the audio guide is very "dumbed-down". My 17-year-old said, "I think they gave me the kids' version." I guess the aim is to be entertaining,...More

Thank cheuil
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Guided tour for submarine offers 3 languages: French/English/Mandarin. You will go with the device and on your own pace. It is very interesting to see how people work there. The movie theater in the museum is also a must-see. For English speakers they provide recorded...More

Thank Wendy G
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

You get a chance to learn about the day by day lives of submarine crew in a very interesting way, while walking inside a real submarine. The museum helps you discover the dramatic story of the Empress of Ireland’s last voyage, the life abroad, the...More

Thank Nava B
Reviewed August 14, 2018

We enjoyed this place immensely. My only complaint is about the submarine. You are given a little device that gives you a guided commentary as you walk through the bowels of this fantastic submarine. However, the commentary is way too long and it's meant to...More

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