Sights in Rimouski
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In a renovated stone church, this gallery has contemporary art exhibitions and regular events including film nights.
Seven kilometers east of town is the Musée de la Mer, which narrates the Empress of Ireland tragedy, the worst disaster in maritime history after the Titanic. In the 14 minutes it took for the ship to disappear into the St Lawrence after colliding with a Norwegian collier, 1012 people lost their lives. The disaster was all but forgotten in the outbreak of WWI two months later.
On the same campus, you can join a guided tour and climb 128 steps up Pointe au Père Lighthouse, the highest in eastern Canada. The former keeper's cottage has displays on navigating the river and diving to the Empress, 45m down.
The wreck itself is considered one of the world's premier scuba diving