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Canada Travel Guide - Quebec

Rimouski

Rimouski is a Canadian city in the central part of Bas-Saint-Laurent region in eastern Quebec. The town offers several tourist attractions. With the new Desjardins-Telus theatre and the expansion of the industrial district, Rimouski has become a major service centre for the region. It is located on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River at the mouth of the Rimouski River, north-east of Quebec City.

Rimouski has a rich cultural life. Each year, it hosts a jazz festival (Festi Jazz International de Rimouski) and a film festival for children (Carrousel international du film de Rimouski). One of its main tourist attractions is the Musée de la mer (Museum of the Sea), which is centred on the Empress of Ireland disaster and the Pointe-au-Père lighthouse. The museum commemorates the most fatal shipwreck after the Titanic tragedy in the 20th century. Also, the city is the host each year of the Book Show of Rimouski, oldest of all the events of the kind in Quebec.

Other attractions include the Lamontagne's house of Rimouski, which was built in 1750 by Marie-Agnès Lepage, grand-daughter of the Lord René Lepage. It is one of the oldest half-timbered houses in Quebec. Go for a walk along the sea or at Lepage Park, a beautiful oasis of greenery in downtown.

 

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Historic Site of the Lamontagne House

This residence built in 1750 during the French regime currently houses a number of exhibits on subjects such as architecture and archaeology.

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Sisters of Saint-Rosaire Museum

The Musee des Soeurs du Saint-Rosaire (Sisters of Saint-Rosaire Museum) displays the history and mission of this congregation.

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Rimouski Regional Museum

Musee regional de Rimouski (Rimouski Regional Museum) focuses on presenting contemporary art, history and science exhibits.

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Pointe-au-Pere Lighthouse

Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse played a primordial role in the history of navigation on the St. Lawrence River.

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Pointe-au-Pere Sea Museum

The museum is dedicated to two centuries of the region’s maritime history.

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