Rimouski – Metis sur Mer July 29-2017

Point Au Pere Lighthouse Rimouski K75_2377IN

Point-Au-Pere Lighthouse in Rimouski, Quebec.

After leaving Quebec City we headed for the Gaspe Peninsula.  We are not travelling far in a day so we made plans to stay at Camping Annie at Metis Sur-Mer just outside of Rimouski, Quebec.  We were only there for a day so we drove in to Rimouski and visited Point-Au-Pere historical site.  The lighthouse is 108 feet tall and is the 2nd tallest in Canada.  The HMCS Onondaga submarine has been brought up on shore, it is the only sub open to public viewing in Canada.  We didn’t go inside as we are both a tich claustrophobic and everyone knows subs are notoriously small.  Also part of the property is a pavilion dedicated to the RMS Empress of Ireland which sank in May 1914 in the St Lawrence River in 140 feet of water.  1012 people died of the 1477 who were on board.  Next part of the journey is:  Around The Gaspe Peninsula!

RMS Empress of Ireland Pavillion Rimouski K75_2381IN

RMS Empress of Ireland Pavillion and the Point-Au-Pere Lighthouse

Onondega Sub Rimouski K75_2380IN

Onondaga Submarine at Point-Au-Pere in Rimouski, Quebec.

Metis Sur Mer K75_2371IN

Lighthouse off in the distance at Camping Annie campground in Metis-Sur-Mer, Quebec.

2 thoughts on “Rimouski – Metis sur Mer July 29-2017

  1. I’m not sure if I could do a submarine, either, but I’ve been in ones in West Edmonton Mall, etc., and they were OK, but the older I get, the less tolerant I am of being cramped. It’s like the air is so VERY stale and it’s warm and, and, and…..it may not be a great idea for me, either! Glad you enjoyed it from a ‘comfortable’ distance! Love your tales! Diana xoxoxo >

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