Located in Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive, the museum is in the heart of the Maritime Park.
From the early 17th century to the late 1960s, more than 150 shipyards operated in Québec.
The Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive shipyard was the biggest builder of schooners. Founded in 1946, the site is now considered a National Historic Site of Canada.
It’s one of the rare shipyards where the tools and materials used to build schooners can still be found.
Follow the clues at the Musée maritime de Charlevoix
Visitors to this museum learn a great deal about Québec’s rich maritime history, especially that of the Charlevoix region.
They have fun doing so thanks to a game of riddles and puzzles.
To find the answers, you have to explore the sawmill, store and workshop, examine the different tools and even visit an authentic schooner! But be careful, there’s a spy in your midst…
Walking in a riverside forest
Where did the timber to build Québec schooners come from? From Québec forests, of course!
The different species used at the time—red pine, white pine, spruce, white oak and yellow birch—will all be part of the Musée maritime de Charlevoix’s Shipbuilders’ Forest.
This forest was created by the museum to preserve these species of trees, some of which have almost disappeared from the province.