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* The Ernest Lapointe icebreaker is closed since August 16, 2021 due to a construction site in the Riverfront Park. The ship museum reopening is planned in June 2022. Stay tuned!

COVID-19 | Because some activities involve the gathering of large numbers of people or because the space in some sectors of the museum is restricted, some areas will remain closed and some activities are postponed.

A full day of discoveries at the Musée maritime du Québec!

Experience a unique cultural family activity just one hour from Québec City. Located in L’Islet-sur-Mer, in Chaudière-Appalaches, the Musée maritime du Québec welcomes visitors year round. To get to the Museum take the Jean-Lesage Highway (Highway 20) or drive along the Route des Navigateurs (Route 132). This picturesque route follows the magnificent St. Lawrence River.

Once on the premises, five bilingual exhibitions are yours to see in the main building and three ship museums await you in the waterfront park located behind the museum. From May to October, you can visit two of them: the Ernest Lapointe icebreaker and the Bras d’Or hydrofoil.In addition, a host of activities are offered throughout the year. In the summer, family workshops are schedule daily at 1:30 p.m. To find out more, see our special program (Our bilingual interpreter guides can hold the workshops in both French and English if need be).

Aerial picture of the Musée maritime du Québec: Jean-Marie Fecteau