Museum and Interpretation center

Musée maritime du Québec - Capitaine J.E. Bernier

L'Islet • Destination Région L'Islet
Racines de mer
Exposition - Le temps des chaloupes
Racines de mer : exposition permanente
Exposition - Racines de mer
River park
Anchor Garden CPSLC
Anchor Garden CPSLC
Ernest Lapointe
Propeller Trail Port de Montréal
Exposition permanente Capitaine J.E. Bernier
Permanent exhibition: The Era Of Traditional Small Craft
Musée maritime du Québec
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Musée maritime du Québec - Capitaine J. E. Bernier

Contact details

55, road des Pionniers Est
L'Islet Québec, G0R 2B0
List of itineraries

418 247-5001
1 844 310-5001


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  • «Ralentis, la marée monte!»

    The immersive podcast of the Musée maritime du Québec

  • Ships that sailed nowhere

    A unique exhibition on lightships

  • Messagealamer

    Listen to messages for the river and write yours.

  • River park

    Walk the banks of the river until sunset

  • La porte virtuelle

    Discover Captain J.E. Bernier's life.

  • The era of longboats

    Discover the history of traditional boats.

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
  • Authorized museums
  • Grand Prix Régional - 2011
  • Grand Prix Régional - 2007

Schedule and prices


From March 1 to April 30 2023 : from Thursday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

From May 1 to May 31 2023 : from Thursday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

From June 1 to June 23 2023 : every day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

From June 24 to the day before Labour Day : every day, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

From Labour Day to Thanksgiving : from Wednesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

From the day after Thanksgiving to the first Sunday of December : from Thursday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

CLOSED from December 5 2022 to March 1 2023, but opened upon reservation for groups.

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: $ 18
Senior: $ 15,50
Child aged 6 to 17: $ 11
Child aged up to 5: Free
Student (ages 18-30, with valid ID): $ 14,50
Family (2 adults and 2 children aged 6 to 17): $ 45

Adult: $ 13
Senior: $ 12
Child aged 6 to 17: $ 8
Child aged up to 5: Free
Student (ages 18-30, with valid ID): $ 11
Family (2 adults and 2 children aged 6 to 17): $ 34

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

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

Articles (2)


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.

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!

Arrêts Gourmands

Gourmet stops

On vacation an hour from home!

Ah ! Saint-Jean-Port-Joli ! Here is a village that lives up to its name! As I am lucky enough to live in the neighbouring MRC, only an hour away, it is not uncommon for me to head to Saint-Jean-Port-Joli for one or two days, simply to get a change of scenery. The experience works like a charm: every time I take exit 414 off the 20, I immediately switch to "vacation" mode, even though I'm only a few steps from home!