Museum and Interpretation center

Musée maritime du Québec - Capitaine J.E. Bernier

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  • «Ralentis, la marée monte!»

    The immersive podcast of the Musée maritime du Québec

  • Messagealamer

    Listen to messages for the river and write yours.

  • River park

    Walk the banks of the river until sunset

  • Ships that sailed nowhere

    A unique exhibition on lightships

  • The era of longboats

    Discover the history of traditional boats.

  • La porte virtuelle

    Discover Captain J.E. Bernier's life.

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 May 12 ***

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! *

Adult: $15
Senior: $13
Child aged 6 to 17: $9
Child aged up to 5: Free
Student (ages 18-30, with valid ID): $12
Family (2 adults and 2 children aged 6 to 17): $37

Adult: $11
Senior: $10
Child aged 6 to 17: $7
Child aged up to 5: Free
Student (ages 18-30, with valid ID): $9
Family (2 adults and 2 children aged 6 to 17): $28

Group (15+ people, reservation 24 h in advance): Upon request

* Cannot be combined with any other offer.
** Includes taxes.

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Activités à venir

July 2021

  • July 4, 2021

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August 2021

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September 2021

  • September 5, 2021

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En vacances à une heure de chez soi !

Ah ! Saint-Jean-Port-Joli ! En voilà un village qui porte bien son nom ! Comme j’ai la chance de vivre dans la MRC voisine, à seulement une heure de route, il n’est pas rare que je prenne la direction de Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, pour une ou deux journées, simplement pour me dépayser. L’expérience fonctionne à merveille : chaque fois que j’emprunte la sortie 414 de la 20, le charme opère, et je bascule immédiatement en mode « vacances », bien qu’étant à deux pas de chez moi !

The best places to picnic

Fill your basket with the best agri-tourism products of the region and settle down in a peaceful place to taste it. We offer you the most beautiful spots for the perfect picnic in the region of L'Islet; on the riverside, in the most beautiful parks, near water points.

How to fully enjoy spring

The dazzling, invigorating and energizing spring sun! The art of gently enjoying this moment of transition from the lull of winter to the bright future of summer is a real joy. So take the time to stop for a getaway in our region with friends, lovers or family to enjoy this season full of light and hope!