Tourisme Charlevoix

Musée maritime

About

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. The vast site includes a permanent exhibition, quay, sawmill, and four boats in dry docks including the Saint-André and the Marie Clarisse, two schooners classified as cultural properties.

New in 2018
• Have fun at the Parc des Navigateurs, an immense 20-acre playground with obstacle course, vegetal maze, arboretum, recreation area, sculptures, flower meadow and buildings where four new exciting exhibitions on steering, cartography, miniature boats and seafarers’ wives and children, take place. Stroll the sea forest 4-km trail in all seasons, a mountain hike featuring a unique view of the river and Isle-aux-Coudres
• Relax while admiring the river from ... the new covered terrace, numerous lookouts or, if you prefer, with your feet in the sand at the beach.

Summer programming available at www.museemaritime.com

Activities

  • The Museum’s permanent exhibit relates the maritime history of the Charlevoix region. Visitors are immersed in the fascinating world of the old wooden schooners and the many activities surrounding them. A self-guided path includes rest stations and multiple attractions, including the indoor exhibit, sawmill, store, workshop, hoist, and slipway, as well tours of the schooners and the tugboat Félicia. It’s a unique opportunity to explore the history of maritime navigation and learn about the important role schooners played in Quebec’s economic development.

  • The trail begins at the Papeterie Saint-Gilles, near the Musée maritime de Charlevoix, and gets to a marine forest located in Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive. It then leads to several points of view on the St. Lawrence River, Isle-aux-Coudres, the South Shore, waterfalls and a dam built in 1928. The trail winds near the Rivière Boudreault which in places, becomes a deep gorge hemmed in by steep banks.

    Sentier de la Forêt Marine
    Access: 305, rue de l’Église, Les Éboulements (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive)
    Free access
    Total lenght : 1,3 km
    Difficulty : Easy
    Access period : all year round
    Pets allowed

  • The trail begins at the Papeterie Saint-Gilles, near the Musée maritime de Charlevoix, and gets to a marine forest located in Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive. It then leads to several points of view on the St. Lawrence River, Isle-aux-Coudres, the South Shore, waterfalls and a dam built in 1928. The trail winds near the Rivière Boudreault which in places, becomes a deep gorge hemmed in by steep banks.

    Sentier de la Forêt Marine
    Access: 305, rue de l’Église, Les Éboulements (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive)
    Free access
    Total lenght : 1,3 km
    Difficulty : Easy
    Access period : all year round
    Pets allowed

Business

  • Type of location Activities and attractions
  • Destinations close by Charlevoix, Québec
  • Customers served Group
  • Marie-Hélène Thivierge

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  

Activities

  • The Museum’s permanent exhibit relates the maritime history of the Charlevoix region. Visitors are immersed in the fascinating world of the old wooden schooners and the many activities surrounding them. A self-guided path includes rest stations and multiple attractions, including the indoor exhibit, sawmill, store, workshop, hoist, and slipway, as well tours of the schooners and the tugboat Félicia. It’s a unique opportunity to explore the history of maritime navigation and learn about the important role schooners played in Quebec’s economic development.

  • The trail begins at the Papeterie Saint-Gilles, near the Musée maritime de Charlevoix, and gets to a marine forest located in Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive. It then leads to several points of view on the St. Lawrence River, Isle-aux-Coudres, the South Shore, waterfalls and a dam built in 1928. The trail winds near the Rivière Boudreault which in places, becomes a deep gorge hemmed in by steep banks.

    Sentier de la Forêt Marine
    Access: 305, rue de l’Église, Les Éboulements (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive)
    Free access
    Total lenght : 1,3 km
    Difficulty : Easy
    Access period : all year round
    Pets allowed

  • The trail begins at the Papeterie Saint-Gilles, near the Musée maritime de Charlevoix, and gets to a marine forest located in Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive. It then leads to several points of view on the St. Lawrence River, Isle-aux-Coudres, the South Shore, waterfalls and a dam built in 1928. The trail winds near the Rivière Boudreault which in places, becomes a deep gorge hemmed in by steep banks.

    Sentier de la Forêt Marine
    Access: 305, rue de l’Église, Les Éboulements (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive)
    Free access
    Total lenght : 1,3 km
    Difficulty : Easy
    Access period : all year round
    Pets allowed

Events

  • Fêtes de la Mer

    July 15

    Great celebration of the river and village! The Musée proposes a festive family day: music, inflatable games, BBQ dinner, cardboard boat building and competition, etc. The day comes to an end with the traditional race of small boats on the Rivière des Boudreault. Free admission. Detailed schedule at www.museemaritime.com.

    See + About Fêtes de la Mer
  • Bouteilles à la mer

    September 30

    On the occasion of the Journées de la culture, Sunday September 30, the Musée maritime proposes a meeting with acclaimed author Kim Thúy for whom the river has a special meaning. Born in Saigon in 1968, she left Vietnam with the boat people at ten years of age and settled with her family in Québec. Her first book, Ru, published in 2009, is a huge success when it was released. A best-seller in Québec and in France, Ru was translated in more than twenty five languages. She also wrote À toi, Vi and mãn. The meeting will be followed by a writing period and will conclude with the “Bouteilles à la mer” workshop. www.museemaritime.com

    See + About Bouteilles à la mer

Reviews from visitors

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TripAdvisor® traveler’s opinion

  • Old Boats to Explore

    5 on 5 stars Notice written on 2017-10-15
    Lonelobster, Vancouver, Canada

    This museum is a must see. It covers the maritime history of the St. Lawrence and focuses on boat building techniques of the past. There are several boats, including a 1923 tugboat, and old...

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  • Quite a treat to experience life on the river without the risk

    4 on 5 stars Notice written on 2016-08-25
    Bdh26, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Oh yes the indoor exhibits are great, but wandering the shipyard and the interior of the old river boats was so much more fun and entertaining.

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  • A ok outing with kids

    3 on 5 stars Notice written on 2016-08-21
    Nickgteck, Montreal, Canada

    In a land full of great views but with not so many "attractions", this museum was nice enough! The kids (3' 4' 6 and 8) liked running from one boat to the other and visiting them. I found the whole...

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Contact informations

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

  418 635-1131
  info@museemaritime.com

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Schedule

2018 Season

From 11 May to 8 October

Open at all times

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