Museum and Interpretation center

Musée maritime du Québec - Capitaine J.E. Bernier

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Exposition - Le temps des chaloupes
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Racines de mer
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Balado «Ralentis la marée monte!»
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  • River park

    Walk the banks of the river until sunset

  • The era of longboats

    Discover the history of traditional boats.

  • Ships that sailed nowhere

    A unique exhibition on lightships

  • La porte virtuelle

    Discover Captain J.E. Bernier's life.

  • Messagealamer

    Listen to messages for the river and write yours.

  • «Ralentis, la marée monte!»

    The immersive podcast of the Musée maritime du Québec

In a few words

A season to discover the treasures of your maritim museum!

Through our exhibitions, relive the daily lives of sailors and explore events, places and issues that have marked the maritime history of Quebec.

Take advantage of your time at the Museum to stroll around the ship museums and along the river shore. Visit our Le Cabestan boutique for original Quebec creations and MMQ souvenirs. A memorable day for families, groups and Quebec maritime history lovers!

Visit duration : 3.00 h

For Real!

Marie-Claude Gamache, Musée maritime du Québec - Capitaine J.E. Bernier

Certifications et distinctions

  • The Navigator's Trail
  • Grand Prix Régional - 2011
  • Grand Prix Régional - 2007

Schedule and prices


**The Musée maritime du Québec is reopenning June 20th ***
**Museum ships are temporarily closed because social distancing is impossible on board.

March 1 to the end of May
Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.***

Early June to June 23
Open 7/7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

June 24 to Labor Day
Open 7/7, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Labor Day to Thanksgiving
Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thanksgiving to mid-December
Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mid-December to the end of February
Open on reservation, for groups of 15+*

To reserve: 418-247-5001
Toll-free: 1-844-310-5001

Administration : Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m


A summer pass to the MMQ! Purchase your pass today and come as often as you like all summer long! *

Adults: $14

Students (ages 18-30, with valid ID): $12

Seniors: $12

Families: $36

Children (ages 6-17): $8

Children under 5, accompanied by an adult: free
* Cannot be combined with any other offer.
** Includes taxes.

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Activités à venir

March 2021

  • March 7, 2021

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Curious Nature Snowshoeing on the St. Laurence River shore

Have you ever dreamt of exploring the Arctic? Maybe not, but what if you could safely venture on the frozen shores of the St. Lawrence River with a guide from Musée Maritime du Québec ? And the cherry on top of the iceberg: meet a real Arctic navigator ! Get your snowshoes on and get ready for this adventure!

Curious Nature Podcast- A drive like no other with Lina and André

The sunsets over the Charlevoix mountains are a colorful sight from the L'Islet wharf. It is because we were invited by Tourisme Chaudière-Appalaches to follow the route proposed by the podcast "Ralentis, la marée monte", between L'Islet and Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies, that we attended that evening, the eve of departure, at this moment of great beauty in the company of people gathered to admire it.