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Parc Maritime de Saint-Laurent

120, Chemin de la Chalouperie, Saint-Laurent-de-l'Ile-d'Orleans, Quebec G0A 3Z0, Canada
+1 418-828-9673
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Do not bother with the tablet It does not add to any signifcant information presented by the... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2016
Charlton, Massachusetts
Very small, but very charming museum and park.

We drove over to the Ile d'Orleans after visiting the Chute Montmorency. It was already late in... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2016
Piermont, New York
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Located right on the shores of the St. Lawrence River, the Parc maritime de Saint-Laurent is a living testament to traditional and commercial shipbuilding on Île d’Orléans. The Parc is a unique site that allows visitors to discover our rich maritime heritage through a blend of culture and natural beauty. It’s a wonderful trip for visitors of all ages!Explore the Je, tu… île exhibit using our new digital guide! Along the way, you’ll learn about the history of the shipyard and immerse yourself in local island life thanks to first-hand accounts, information capsules, and archival photographs. You’ll also discover the stories of the shipyard’s workers and the island’s inhabitants as you stroll through the Forest of Rails. This summer, experience island life at Parc maritime de Saint-Laurent!
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4 Oct 2016
“Low Key”
31 Jul 2016
“Very small, but very charming museum and park.”
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120, Chemin de la Chalouperie, Saint-Laurent-de-l'Ile-d'Orleans, Quebec G0A 3Z0, Canada
+1 418-828-9673

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Reviewed 4 October 2016

Do not bother with the tablet It does not add to any signifcant information presented by the plaques spread throughout the exhibit. We enjoyed learning the historical facts about this location and were surprised it was a working facility as late as it was.

Thank ernie1737
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We drove over to the Ile d'Orleans after visiting the Chute Montmorency. It was already late in the afternoon. We decided to drive around and stopped at this museum. I was very glad we did. It's small, but quite charming and actually rather interesting. More...More

Thank PiermontMS
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We pulled into the site and were casually approached to let us know about the $5.00 fee. It is worth it. The site is interpreted in French. However, if you turn your keys in at the small gift shop, they will lend you a tablet...More

Thank BookishBeachGirl
Reviewed 9 December 2015

I visited the place early in the morning. The place was closed but accessible. Nice park to visit located on St-Laurent-de-l'île d'Orléans for exploring and getting to know the history of the shipyard, and learning about the tides and traditional rowboat building.

Thank janet4jones
Reviewed 13 October 2015

It was a beautiful day and we were driving around the island so we stopped here. I picked up some information so that's good but the price is high for the value. I think it's more about contributing to help it's preservation so look at...More

Thank Anonymous855
Reviewed 22 November 2014

This is small park but it contains some interesting items. The exhibits themselves focus on the wooden boat building trade that was common here many years a go. Some artifacts of the industry can still be seen here. There is a nice view of the...More

Thank trainfan2000
Reviewed 25 August 2014

This place could provide a lot more history by having someone knowledgeable of the boat building trade provide a tour of the various items on display. Instead, visitors are given tablets to listen to a narrative and view short videos. It is hard to ask...More

Thank Shadmonster
Parc_Maritime, Directeur général at Parc Maritime de Saint-Laurent, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2015

Hello, We are sorry that no bilingual guided tour was available the day you came by. We normally offer tours in both English and French with a knowledgeable guide. Following your comment, we will improve the information given to our English speaker visitors and the...More

Reviewed 25 August 2014

Although it appears small when you drive up to this park, it offers a BIG experience if you take advantage of all it has to offer. Other reviewers have told it well. Be sure to take advantage of the I-pad they will give you to...More

Thank janb51
Reviewed 22 August 2014

Once one of the major shipbuilding locations on the St. Lawrence, this park has a number of indoor and outdoor exhibits which bring Ile d'Orleans' maritime history to life. A beautiful view of the river, with a jetty and picnic areas from which to enjoy...More

Thank Deb M
Reviewed 7 August 2014

This park has several vintage boats and a lot of history about Orleans Island's boat building industry. Several buildings are located on the site and have tools and other items which were used in the building of the various watercraft. One can walk throughout the...More

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