The Site historique maritime de la Pointe-au-Père offers 200 years of maritime history


Come aboard the only submarine open to the public in Canada. Discover the lifestyle of submarine crew members confined within a 90 meter ship for months. The audioguided tour will take you into a fascinating journey.

The Empress of Ireland Pavilion presents the history of the Empress of Ireland passenger ship, from its construction in 1906 to its tragic sinking on May 29. Discover a large collection of objects from the wreck, period photos, interactive terminals and eyewitness accounts. Relive the emotion of that tragic night during a multimedia show that recreates the ship's last voyage.

The Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse played a central role in the history of navigation on the St. Lawrence River. Erected in 1909, this lighthouse is the third to be built on this site and is one of the tallest in Canada. A guided tour will take you to the top, where you can admire the fabulous view.







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