Tourisme Charlevoix

Musée maritime de Charlevoix


Under full sails at the boatyard of Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive (1946), the Musée tells about the wooden schooners and maritime cabotage on the Saint-Lawrence during a 360° visit from the forest to the river.

To discover:
- The shipyard, sawmill, shop and workshop (1946).
- Four boats in dry docks to visit, including the Saint-André and the Marie Clarisse, two schooners classified as cultural properties.
- The first virtual theatre on a schooner.
- Many temporary exhibitions on piloting, hydrography, village life, miniature boats, rigging and Captain JAZ Desgagnés.
- A 4-km trail in all seasons, a mountain hike featuring a unique view of the river and Isle-aux-Coudres.
- The Parc des Navigateurs, an immense 20-acre playground with obstacle course, vegetal maze, arboretum, recreation area, sculptures, flower meadow, etc.
- A covered terrace, numerous lookouts and several picnic areas.
- A new boutique zone.

Summer programming available at



  • Features

    • Picnic area
    • Totally non-smoking
    • Souvenir shop
    • Free WiFi
    • Restaurant
    • Restrooms
    • Paid admission
  • About the establishment

    • Welcom cyclists
    • Totally non-smoking
  • Services et équipement

    • Halls of reception - convention - meeting
    • Nearby parking
  • Booking


  • Type of location Activities and attractions
  • Year of construction 2018
  • Accessible via Train, Bus, Taxi, Car
  • Destinations close by Charlevoix, Québec
  • Customers served Group
  • Isabelle Tremblay (418) 635-1131

Meeting space

  • Surface 1610 pi2 149,57 m2
    Dimensions 37 pi x 43 pi 11,28 m x 13,11 m
    Ceiling height 10 pi 3,05 m
    Capacity based on layout
    Banquet 200  
    Cocktail -  
    Theater 200  
    Classroom -  
    U-shape -  
    Board -  
  • Surface 1254 pi2 116,50 m2
    Dimensions 33 pi x 38 pi 10,06 m x 11,58 m
    Ceiling height 8 pi 2,44 m
    Capacity based on layout
    Banquet 100  
    Cocktail -  
    Theater 100  
    Classroom -  
    U-shape -  
    Board -  
  • Surface 270 pi2 25,08 m2
    Dimensions 18 pi x 15 pi 5,49 m x 4,57 m
    Ceiling height 15 pi 4,57 m
    Capacity based on layout
    Banquet 14  
    Cocktail -  
    Theater -  
    Classroom -  
    U-shape -  
    Board 14  
  • Surface 414 pi2 38,46 m2
    Dimensions 18 pi x 23 pi 5,49 m x 7,01 m
    Ceiling height 15 pi 4,57 m
    Capacity based on layout
    Banquet 20  
    Cocktail -  
    Theater -  
    Classroom -  
    U-shape -  
    Board 20  


Prizes & awards

Attractif 2019 de la Chambre de commerce de Charlevoix 0 Stars


  • Free Sundays

    June 5, July 3, August 7, September 4 and October 2, 2022

    On Sundays, June 5, July 3, August 7, September 4 and October 2, 2022, it's free at the Museum for all Quebec residents. With its site by the river, its schooners, its shipyard and its park, the Museum has everything to inspire culture! This initiative of the ministère de la Culture et des Communications aims to ensure accessibility to Quebec culture everywhere and for the benefit of all.

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  • The sea festival

    August 7, 2022

    Village festival and great celebration of the river and the village, the Fêtes de la mer… these are music, a BBQ dinner, a quiz, a construction and competition of cardboard boats, a race of small boats on the Rivière des Boudreault, etc. Free admission!

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Reviews from visitors


TripAdvisor® traveler’s opinion

  • Beautiful ships

    4 on 5 stars Notice written on 2020-08-25
    Mathieu C, Montreal, Canada

    Family of four with young kids (10,5), roadtrip in Saguenay and Charlevoix, August 2020. What a great little museum. Can be visited in 2-3 hours, the collections and nice and the beautiful Goelettes...

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  • Very good presentation

    4 on 5 stars Notice written on 2020-08-24
    kevincB7336QU, Bedford, Canada

    This is definitely worth a stop. Not a big museum, but a great place to spend 1-3 hours. Great tour and history, interesting and well-presented.

    Read more in the opinion of Very good presentation
  • Great for Kids!

    5 on 5 stars Notice written on 2019-10-06

    Don't miss the "garden" walk. Wonderful imaginative play areas for kids under 14 and a beautiful place to stretch your legs.

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Contact informations

305, rue de l'Église
Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive (QC)  G0A 3Y0

  418 635-1131

Visit the official site of Musée maritime de Charlevoix


Ouvert en saison

Summer 2022 : open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

From 19 May to 10 October


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