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Side Trips from Québec City Sights

Musée Maritime de Charlevoix (Maritime Museum)

  • 305 rue de l'Église Map It
  • St-Joseph-de-la-Rive

Updated 08/12/2014

Fodor's Review

This museum, housed in an old, still-active shipyard, commemorates the days of the St. Lawrence goélettes, the feisty little wooden freighters that were the chief means of transporting goods along the north shore of the St. Lawrence River well into the 1960s. Very large families lived in cramped conditions aboard the boats, some of which are part of the exhibits. To modern eyes, it doesn't look like a comfortable existence, but the folklore of the goélettes, celebrated in poetry, paintings, and song, is part of the region's strong cultural identity.

Sight Information


305 rue de l'Église, St-Joseph-de-la-Rive, Québec, G0A 3Y0, Canada

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Sight Details:

  • C$5
  • Mid-May–mid-Oct., daily 9–5; mid-Oct.–Nov., by group reservation only

Updated 08/12/2014


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