Virtual exhibitions


PIRATES OR PRIVATEERS? Boarding on the St. Lawrence

Until the middle of the 19th century, the French, the British and the Americans engaged in raiding.

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Ilititaa… Bernier, his men and the Inuit

To leave, travel and discover new horizons was the desire of the famous mariner from L’Islet, Captain Joseph-Elzéar Bernier. Through this exhibition, wander into the Arctic territory where Bernier led his crew. These men, for the most part from the Côte-du-Sud , traveled through miles of frozen territory at a time when the race to reach the North Pole was comparable to the conquest of outer space today. These home-grown explorers, the Berniers, Morins, Chassés, Tremblays and many others, never made it into our history books. And yet, these valorous Canadians ensured Canada’s sovereignty over the Arctic territory. Captain Bernier, known as Kapitaikallak by the Inuit, and his crew survived inhuman conditions where many others lost their lives.

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