Maritime Museum of Quebec

Dedicated to the memory of Capt. Joseph-Elzéar Bernier (1852-1934), a native of L'Islet-sur-Mer who was a navigator and a pioneer of arctic exploration, the museum focuses on the maritime history of the St. Lawrence River. The collection includes elaborate models of different ships, in addition to nu-merous objects recovered from the 1914 wreck of the Empress of Ireland. Behind the museum, visitors can board the Ernest Lapointe, an icebreaker built in 1940 for the fleet of the Canadian Coast Guard. The other vessel, the Bras d'Or 400 (Golden Arm), is a hydrofoil used by the Canadian Navy between 1968 and 1972.

Useful information

Address : 

55 chemin des Pionniers-Est (200m apr. l'église), G0R 2B0 L'Islet-sur-Mer


+1 418-247-5001


12 $ (-19 years old 6 $)

Opening hours

end Jun-early Sep: 9am-6pm; end May - end Jun and early Sep - early Oct: 10am-5pm; rest of year: daily except weekends 10am-4pm (by prior arrangement)