Rimouski Travel Guide
Welcome to Rimouski!Resting on the southern shore of the St. Lawrence River on Quebec's Gaspe Peninsula, Rimouski was founded in 1696 by Sir Rene Lepage de Ste-Claire of Burgundy, France. The town's 300 year history is on display at Maison Lamontagne, a former home built in 1750 and the Rimouski Regional Museum, exhibiting contemporary art, history and science. Known for being a centre for culture, Rimouski boasts a number of galleries such as Galerie Coup d'Oeuil and Galerie Basque that show pieces by local artists, while events like the Rimouski Festi-Jazz International and the Rimouski en Blues festival bring in visitors from near and far. Much of the area's activities and attractions are based around its maritime setting. The Pointe-au-Pere Sea Museum tells the tale of the ill-fated Empress of Ireland which sank in 1914 and claimed over 1000 lives making it Canada's worst maritime disaster. The Pointe-au-Pere Lighthouse offers panoramic views and exhibits on its workings and Parc Beausejour, which is located on the riverbank, is a great place to cycle, walk, kayak, ice-skate and hike.
La Route Verte is a cross-provincial bicycle network that covers 3,600 km (2,237 mi) of terrain and will cover over 4,000 km (2485 mi) when complete.
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