What to do and see in Rimouski, Canada: The Best Places and Tips

July 23, 2017 Nicolette Lion

Rimouski (/ˌrɪmu'ski/) is a city in Quebec, Canada. Rimouski is located in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region, at the mouth of the Rimouski River. It has a population of 46,860 (as of 2011). Rimouski is the site of Université du Québec à Rimouski, the Cégep de Rimouski (which includes the Institut maritime du Québec) and the Music Conservatory. It is also the home of some ocean sciences research centres (see below).
Restaurants in Rimouski

1. Parc National du Bic

Route 132 | between Saint-Fabien and Le Bic, Le Bic, Rimouski, Quebec GOL 1BO, Canada +1 418-736-5035
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4.5 based on 448 reviews

Parc National du Bic

Reviewed By Chantre4 - Laval, Canada

Every morning we could observe birds of different species while walking on the beach, taking beautiful photos or kayaking. The walks in the trails of the Park took us in picturesque landscapes that we could admire Belvedere landscaped for the The view, the view around was breathtaking! Splendid sunsets also delighted the eyes of amateur photographers.

2. Site historique maritime de la Pointe-au-Pere

1000, rue du Phare, Rimouski, Quebec G5M 1L8, Canada +1 418-724-6214
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4.5 based on 446 reviews

Site historique maritime de la Pointe-au-Pere

A tourist attraction unique in Canada: a tour of the Onondaga submarine! Board the submarine and find out about the daily lives of the 60 men who lived for months at a time in this 90-m (300-ft.) submarine. Examine the complex mechanics of the submarine and the technology used for underwater detection. The 45-minute audio-guide commentary simulates going out to sea off Rimouski and will plunge you into this fascinating and little-known world. In addition, you can spend a night aboard the Onondaga. You will be welcomed by the coxswain and will play the role of an apprentice submariner for the duration of a fun-filled night!The Empress of Ireland Museum presents the history of the Empress of Ireland passenger ship, from its construction in 1906 to its tragic sinking on May 29, 1914, which killed 1012 people. Visit the historic site and learn all there is to know about this magnificent ship. Discover a large collection of objects from the wreck, period photos, interactive terminals and eyewitness accounts. The Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse played a central role in the history of navigation on the St. Lawrence River. Built in 1909, this lighthouse is one of the tallest in Canada and one of the few to still have its prism. A guided tour will take you to the top, where you can admire the fabulous view.The lighthouse keeper’s house is home to several exhibits that explain the role of Pointe-au-Père in Canadian maritime history. On the second floor, learn about the many divers who have explored the wreck since 1914.The foghorn shed presents the evolution of aural aids to navigation, which replaced the light from the lighthouse when weather conditions made it impossible for mariners to see.

Reviewed By Marcs777 - Terrebonne

We took the Submarine tour and loved it , only problem is that if you are claustrophobic you wont be able to do it.. my wife had to turn arround at the 11th station and there was 22 total.. the trouble is that for each...MoreDid your wife asked for the tour on DVD ? it is possible, for people who are claustrophobic, to do the tour with a DVD...in the largest room of the submarine, the torpedo room!near the door....

3. Parc Beausejour

400 Boulevard de la Riviere, Rimouski, Quebec G5L 6N7, Canada +1 418-724-3167
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4.5 based on 53 reviews

Parc Beausejour

Reviewed By Jill D

What a gem! We stopped here with our 10 and 14 year old girls and had a blast. I have never seen such a great park- water park, piano, toys (frisbees, balls etc), adult exercise park, climbing equipment- all in the river front. A great picnic spot for all ages!

4. Bureau d'Information Touristique de Rimouski

50, rue Saint-Germain Ouest,, Rimouski, Quebec G5L 4B5, Canada +1 418-725-1840
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4.5 based on 51 reviews

Bureau d'Information Touristique de Rimouski

Reviewed By coast_to_coast_250 - Victoria, Canada

Although we are visiting family when we come to Rimouski, we always stop at the tourist bureau to see what is happening while we will be in Rimouski. The staff are always helpful. One of the nice courtesies extended to tourists is that you can get a parking pass for your car so you do not have to pay for parking at the meters in Rimouski. What a great idea and of course, we always do some shopping and stop for coffee in town. It is nice not to have to keep an eye on the time while enjoying the still vibrant downtown.

5. The Lamontagne House

707 Boulevard du Rivage, Rimouski, Quebec G5L 1H2, Canada +1 418-722-4038
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4.5 based on 24 reviews

The Lamontagne House

Reviewed By ebbtide123 - Washington DC, District of Columbia

This house is only open at certain days during the season however you can still browse its grounds and view the outdoor exhibits. Half timbering is displayed along with other types of house construction. Unfortunately, the interpretative displays are written only in French.

6. Ferme C'est la Faute des Biquettes

1781, Chemin du 3e Rang-du-Bic, Le Bic, Rimouski, Quebec G0L 1B0, Canada +1 418-736-5554
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5 based on 12 reviews

Ferme C'est la Faute des Biquettes

Reviewed By Rolipop - Montreal,QC

This was a very hands-on visit, we were able to feed a lot of the animals.
Our children were looking forward to this visit a lot and I don't think they were disappointed.
Sheep, horses, ponies, rabbits, llamas, ostriches, and so on.
Staff was very nice to us and it was a very nice afternoon.
Plan at least an hour and a half for the whole visit.
It is worth the detour even if it's not too close from anything else.
And let's be honest, what beats petting baby rabbits?

7. Coastal Trails at Rimouski River

Boulevard Saint-Germain, Rimouski, Quebec, Canada +1 418-723-0480
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Coastal Trails at Rimouski River

Reviewed By ebbtide123 - Washington DC, District of Columbia

This is a scenic walking, biking, running trail that wraps along its coastline allowing front row seat to observe tide changes and the ships that cruise along the river. Rimouski is a beautiful town despite its obvious urban sprawl. We were lucky the weather was gorgeous at 72- 75 degrees we had the chance to stroll and enjoy the path.

8. Sanctuaire Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pointe-au-Pere

1095, Park Street | Exit 621 from Highway 20, Rimouski, Quebec, Canada +1 418-723-2962
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Sanctuaire Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pointe-au-Pere

Reviewed By Helena-Francisco - Quebec, Canada

Cette église est vouée à Sainte-Anne, patronne des marins. Elle est située à moins d'un kilomètre du site historique maritime de Pointe-au-Père(sous-marin Onondaga).
A l'extérieur de l'église, vous trouverez un très grand stationnement, le Calvaire, le parc de l'église, une grotte de la Vierge Marie et une Grande Statue de Sainte-Anne.
A l'intérieur de l'église, on peut apercevoir de beaux vitraux et la Statue de Sainte-Anne près du chœur de l'église.
L'entrée est libre.

9. Parc du Mont Saint-Louis

136, rue de la Grotte, Le Bic, Rimouski, Quebec G0L 1B0, Canada
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Parc du Mont Saint-Louis

Reviewed By Helena-Francisco - Quebec, Canada

Ce parc est magnifique. Plusieurs sentiers pédestres y sont aménagés. Dans le stationnement, vous trouverez un panneau d'interprétation avec une carte vous indiquant les principaux sentiers. Au début du parcours un jardin communautaire a été aménagé.
Dans le parc, deux belvédères et près de dix présentoirs d'interprétation nous relatent les faits marquants du village du Bic. Le point culminant est l'immense croix qu'on peut apercevoir le jour et qui est éclairé la nuit. Un abri avec tables pour manger notre lunch ainsi que quelques bancs de parc parsèment le parcours.
Le parc du Mont Saint-Louis est l'endroit tout désigné pour avoir une vue sur les îles du Bic, le village, le terrain de golf, l'église, l'estuaire de la rivière du Bic et le Parc National du Bic. Et que dire des couchers de soleil...
Si le manque de temps ne vous permet pas de visiter le Parc National du Bic, un petit arrêt au Parc du Mont Saint-Louis vous enchantera.
Stationnement: situé en arrière de l'école primaire du Pavillon Mont Saint-Louis: gratuit
Entrée: libre

10. Regional Museum Rimouski

35 rue St-Germain Ouest, Rimouski, Quebec G5L 4B4, Canada +1 418-724-2272
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3.5 based on 17 reviews

Regional Museum Rimouski

Reviewed By Chuck R - Bristol, Vermont

three story museum with temp/seasonal exhibits. Broad spectrum of installation art, cartoon art, and Montreal modern painter utikizing collage-like canvases. Very friendly staff. worthwile visit!

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