Site historique maritime de la Pointe-au-Pere, Rimouski

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View the historical artifacts at Site historique maritime de la Pointe-au-Pere, a maritime museum. Take a guided tour of the distinctive 33 m (108 ft) lighthouse, where you'll see the keeper's house, foghorn house, and other parts of the beacon. The museum also includes an audiotour of the HMCS Onondaga, a submarine that served in Canada's maritime forces, and items retrieved from the 1914 RMS Empress of Ireland shipwreck. See Site historique maritime de la Pointe-au-Pere and all Rimouski has to offer by arranging your trip with our Rimouski tour itinerary planner .
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  • Nice tour (Museum, Lighthouse, exhibition, film). Informative and varied. Guides who know the story and caring in their work.
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  • The site offers a trip in the marine world of the lower St. Lawrence, the nauffrages, the life around the lighthouse and an exciting Museum for all members of the family. Easy access, plenty of parking and the air of the sea as a bonus...
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  • We went there at the request of my spouse and... I finally enjoyed the place. The Onondaga submarine is really impressive. The presentation of the video in the Museum of the Empress of Ireland is worth to be seen! And the rise in the lighthouse... breathtaking in every sense of the word!
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  • Paid for the sub tour and was told if we made it to the lighthouse before they closed (Were there with 25 MIN left till close) we would be able to tour the lighthouse. Upon entering they said they just let the last group up 5 min before we arrived and that we could not enter. Upon speaking to management to mention this is our one and only time in this area and moving on to Ontario all we got was a supervisor who said she couldn't speak any English. Our little boys were upset needless to say, this was the first and only lighthouse we would have been able to go in after seeing a dozen during our 2 week maritime vacation. One suggestion, if you are going to have senior management to have running this tourist attraction maybe consider hiring someone bilingual to bridge the gap and not to offend as most of the visitors if not all had out of province license plates (Ontario, Pei, Manitoba...)
  • Hard to express how great a place this is. Great value at $22 for everything. Incredible history of the Empress of Ireland disaster, so well explained; great tour of the lighthouse; and then an audio tour inside the submarine. Just wonderful.
  • This history place is magical, exhibits are nice and the big submarine is spectacular.
  • Accidentally came across this place. The family really enjoyed it, especially the Onondaga.
  • The submarine visit is totally worth the experience. Don't skip it if you find yourself in Rimouski.

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