A tribute to a transatlantic liner and its tragic sinking, mementoes of river pilots, a real submarine … traces of the past that make this site an essential stop for anyone interested in the lives of the men and women whose hearts and destinies bound them to the St. Lawrence River.
All aboard! From the after ends to the torpedo room, with a stop to look through the periscope, explore every nook and cranny of a real submarine: the Onondaga, once the pride of the Canadian Navy. With an audioguide, you can learn about the demanding lives of the 70 crew members who were confined to this metal behemoth for long missions.
The Empress of Ireland exhibition makes you live, in reverse, the story of this magnificent ship by beginning with a "dive" on the wreck. Through the memory of the passengers, find out more about the shipwreck which, two years after the Titanic, led one thousand of people to death. In Hangar 14, go to the discovery of the inhabitants of the wreck in a gigantic fantasy and crazy giant puppet show: Folie sur l’épave.
A true sentinel of the seas, the Pointe-au-Père lighthouse, one of the tallesnaval-quebect in Canada, helped countless seafarers brave storms and fog. Climb its 128 steps and admire its sophisticated optical equipment. You’ll also get a unique view of the St. Lawrence, which widens out into an inland sea at this point.
Spend the night!
Looking for somewhere unusual to sleep? Climb aboard the Onondaga and re-emerge the next morning, after spending the night under the command of an experienced captain. The goal is to obtain your stripes as a submariner. Join “The Dolphins” for an unforgettable experience!