Discover the people whose life is closely linked to the St. Lawrence River.
Musée de la Mer
On the Magdalen Islands, people often use the expression “aux Îles, c’est pas pareil” or “on the Islands, it’s different”. Visiting the Musée de la Mer certainly shows why!
I especially liked the exhibition Vivre aux Îles - Vivre les Îles, a fascinating journey through the history of the Islands’ inhabitants!
Address: 1023 chemin de La Grave, Havre-Aubert, Québec
Phone number: 418-937-5711
Site historique maritime de la Pointe-au-Père
A shipwreck is both tragic and fascinating. At the Site historique maritime de la Pointe-au-Père, I learned all about the tragedy of the Empress of Ireland. Did you know it was the worst shipwreck in Canadian history? The Pointe-au-Père lighthouse station is also very interesting. But the high point of my visit was boarding the Onondaga submarine. I even spent the night there!
Address: 1000 rue du Phare, Rimouski, Québec
Phone number: 418 724-6214
Musée de la Gaspésie
The Gaspésie region played a key role in Québec’s colonization. Stopping in at this museum enabled me to discover the rich history of this peninsula and its inhabitants.
I also visited the Centre d'archives de la Gaspésie and found some very interesting historical photos.
Address: 80 boulevard de Gaspé, Gaspé, Québec
Phone number: 418-368-1534
Port of Anse-à-Beaufils
This charming Gaspésian village is just south of Percé.
Irish Memorial on Grosse-île
Located in the Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site, it bears witness to one of the major waves of immigration to Canada.
Butte du Vent
From atop Butte du Vent, you have a panoramic view of the entire Magdalen Islands archipelago.
La Grave historic site
At Havre-Aubert, on the Magdalen Islands, is this historical expanse of stones and pebbles.
Musée maritime du Québec
As you travel through Islet-sur-Mer, on the River’s south shore, make sure to stop in at the Musée maritime du Québec!
The old schoolhouse
A visit to the old Natashquan schoolhouse is filled with poetry and musings.
Pointe O'Hara historic site
When you visit this site, you will understand why Gaspé is the “birthplace” of Canada as you are taken to the heart of the village as it was in 1900.
In eastern Gaspésie, Percé bay views the Gulf of St. Lawrence through the arch of this spectacular rocky islet.
Musée de la Mer
To find out everything there is to know about the history of the Magdalen Islands, a visit this museum is heartily recommended.
The Port of Rivière-au-Renard
This fishing village, whose bay opens onto the Gulf, is located very close to Gaspé.
Montréal’s Old Port
Montréal is an island, bordered by the St. Lawrence to the east and Rivière de Prairies to the west.