Musée de la Mer

The exhibition of the Musée de la Mer is entitled “Vivre aux Îles - Vivre les Îles”. It guides you through the history of the archipelago. It is a fascinating journey through time and all aspects of the culture of a population that bears the imprints of the sea and of island living. Scale models, artefacts, documents and photographs highlight this history and illustrate aspects of daily life, housing, fishing, navigation, shipbuilding, religion, education, commerce, festivities and various other activities. Throughout the year, the Museum offers a variety of temporary exhibits that explore subjects related to history and ethnology or to the visual arts and crafts. Fees: Seniors (60 years old and +): $7 Adults (18 - 60 years old): $10 Children (6-17 years old): $5 (0-5 years old): Free Special rates for groups available

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Contact

1023, road de La Grave
Havre-Aubert, G4T 9C8
(Quebec, Canada)

Phone : 418 937-5711Phone : 418 937-5711Fax : 418 937-2449

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Awards and Distinctions

  • Awards and Distinctions

    Grands prix du tourisme régional : Tourist Attractions - Less than 25 000 visitors, 2013

Activities

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    Mini-rally of the Museum of the Sea

    Come to discover the secrets of the collection of the Museum of the Sea and the Madelinots while enjoying itself!

    Length
    1h15
    Detailed rate
    Usual rate of entrance

    Family, 6-12-year-old children
    Schedule
    Every day (9 am-5 pm)

    Launch on June 22nd, 2 pm
    Dates
    From June 22nd till September 3rd, 2014
  • Thematic guided tours

    Thematic guided tours

    Custom tours based on your interests.

    Avalaible themes :

    1) Navigation : fishing and shipwrecks stories
    2) The Island's way of life : agriculture, music and arts
    3) Religion and beliefs
    4) Natural ressources and human activity : marine fauna, flora and minerals

    Length
    1h00
    Detailed rate
    group rate
    Schedule
    Every hour, between 9am and 5pm (7/day).
    Dates
    all year round
  • Show" The madelinien gene " (only in french)

    Show" The madelinien gene " (only in french)

    Storyteller: Michel Boudreau.

    We often say that in Islands, "it's not the same". Through this show of tales, you will be lucky enough to hear stories and legends on the peculiarities of the Maggies life, the secrets of her inhabitants and the power of their environment.

    Experience UNIQUE to live to the Museum of the Sea of Magdalen Islands!

    Length
    2h30
    Detailed rate
    Non-member: $18
    Member: $15
    Schedule
    Every Thursday evening at 8:30 pm during the summer period
    Dates
    Between June 24th on September 5th, 2016.
  • Textile painting workshop

    Textile painting workshop

    In the discovery of the collection of the Museum of the Sea, participate in a thematic guided tour AND an on fabric painting workshop with the authors and the illustrators of Zanimo.
    Be inspired by artéfacts of the collection of the Museum of the Sea, the history of Islands, its boats, its marine mammals, its landscape and inhabitants everything in colors, to leave with your T-shirt or linen bag personalized!
    Only, in family or between friends, come to live a creative experience in a space inspiring with an unpublished access in the collection of the Museum of the Sea!

    Length
    1h30
    Detailed rate
    Non-member: $20
    family Member : $20 / person + 1 free guest
    Individual member : $ 20 / person + 1 guest at half-price
    Schedule
    Every day of bad weather OR on reservation
    Dates
    Between June 24th and September 5th, 2016
  • Lottery of the Museum of the Sea

    Lottery of the Museum of the Sea

    Try the luck to win one of its magnificent works of art madeliniennes for the time of Christmas and new Year holidays for only $5/ticket:

    - wooden craft decorative plate (Michel Painchaud)
    - Ornamental stained-glass window (Lionel Cyr)
    - picture "The Memory and the Sea" (Julien Livernois)

    Length
    01 min
    Detailed rate
    $5/ticket
    Schedule
    Every day to the Museum of the Sea from June 26th (from 2 pm).
    Dates
    From June 26th till December 18th, 2016

Meeting rooms

  • Salle de conférence

    Salle de conférence

    Capacity
    Meeting : 14 personnes
    U : 13 personnes

    Dimensions
    Length : 23 ft (7.01m)
    Width : 16 ft (4.88m)
    Height : 10 ft (3.05m)

General information

Island Havre Aubert Island
We speak Français, English
Additional Information
  • Accessible to persons with a physical impairment
Payment methods accepted

Partner establishments

  • Arrimage, Corporation culturelle des Îles-de-la-Madeleine
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    Arrimage, Corporation culturelle des Îles-de-la-Madeleine

    Arrimage's mission is to facilate working in partnership, supporting and planning development in the area of arts and culture, consulting and representing artists and cultural organisations and promoting their works. Go to Arrimage's Internet site, you'll find the culturel program calender and artists descriptions. Photo : "La maison bleue - Butte ronde",  Marco Lepage  (Arrimage art collection )

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  • Artisans du Sable / ÉCONOMUSÉE du sable
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    Artisans du Sable / ÉCONOMUSÉE du sable

    Discover this one-of-a-kind studio where sand from the Islands is transformed into unique sculptures... sand treasures to forever remind you of the beauty of sand and sea. Art from the sea since 1981, and now a proud member of Economuseum network. Also offers works by local and off-island  artists. Member of the Visual Arts and Handicrafts Circuit. Don't forget to try our free sandcastle workshops every Thursdays!

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  • Au Vieux Treuil - Diffuseur régional en arts de la scène
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    Au Vieux Treuil - Diffuseur régional en arts de la scène

    The 105 seats music-hall-by-the-sea. Au Vieux Treuil, the cosiest of summer concert halls, has been presenting local, national and international shows for 30 years. The theatre is located on the historic site of La Grave in Havre-Aubert, and the friendly team of professionals who manage it also host a multitude of performers in venues across the Magdalen Islands. In 2010, Au Vieux Treuil has been nominated « show presenter of the year » at the RIDEAU awards in Quebec city and at the ROSEQ awards in Rimouski.

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  • Autobus Les Sillons
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    Autobus Les Sillons

    Winner of the Gold Medal for tourist services in the 2010 and 2009 National Grands Prix du tourisme, we are the ultimate reference for sightseeing tours on the Islands. Our dynamic team will introduce you to the most exclusive and unique spots on the Islands. Bus, minibus rental, bike shuttle. Winner of Les Grands Prix du tourisme 2011 - Tourist services and 2006, 2007- transport & travel.

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  • Autobus M.A. Poirier
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    Autobus M.A. Poirier

    Guided tour of the Magdalen Islands Our company win the Tourism Grands Prix award * Touristic service. We are the a must to start and enjoy your stay on our beautiful islands. Our novel package tour mix with our talented and skilled "Madelinot" guide will make you discover our islands and leave you with a unforgettable and unique experience. Joined us to our small groups for a customized service ! Our mission: Make you discover Magdalen Islands in a special way ! You want to smell the salty air, enjoy our warm sandy beach, soak in the culture and the charm of our islands. We want you to experience how colorful are the islands as much as the people that live on it. ***Shuttle service from the cruise boat available under request. Itinerary Sunday, Monday and Tuesday Sunday • Reception and information session with M.A. Poirier team • Demonstration of blowing glass at Atelier Iso • Scenic drive: L'Étang-du-Nord lighthouse and Belle Anse site • Visit to La Mi-Carême workshop museum • Lunch at Café d'chez nous • Free time at La Côte (main attractions: Le Flâneur art gallery, fishing port, boutiques) • Evening performance by Tante Emma (french only) Monday • Visitof the Lavernière church, second-largest wooden church in North America • Visit of the Site d'Autrefois cultural site (french only) • Scenic drive: Bassin, La Montagne, L'Étang-des-Caps • Visit of La Baraque art gallery (french only) • Lunch at Auberge Chez Denis à François • Visit of the Musée de la Mer (Sea Museum) • Free time at La Grave, historic site • Visit of Les Artisans du Sable workshop museum • Evening show with a Madelinot performing artist (french only) Tuesday • Visit to the Mines Seleine's Interpretation Center • Visit of the Veteran Musuem and Memorial park of Grosse-Île, Islands' English-speaking community • Lunch at Auberge La Salicorne • Free time at Old Harry (Main attractions: La Maison du Potier studio-boutique and photographing the landscape) Fromagerie and free time at beach

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  • Café de la Grave
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    Café de la Grave

    Gourmet breakfasts, dish of the day, homemade cakes, Island beers, Island products, varied menus, healthy and affordable meals. Enjoy a friendly atmosphere in a historic building.

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  • Caisse des Ramées: Centre de services de Cap-aux-Meules
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    Caisse des Ramées: Centre de services de Cap-aux-Meules

    Inter-banking and automatic teller 24 hours.

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  • Centre d'achats Place des Îles
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    Centre d'achats Place des Îles

    Boutiques, grocery store, restaurants, pet shop, book and stationery store, travel agency, hairdresser and department store. All kinds of businesses at your service!

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  • Centre d'interprétation Mines Seleine
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    Centre d'interprétation Mines Seleine

    We can see it, touch it and taste it. We can find it on the ground, underground, in the sea, in some lakes and rivers and also...on all tables. More than just a seasonning, it's essential to our survival...SALT. Mines Seleine's interpretation Center is proud to present the Salt Essentiel exhibit. A fascinating exhibit for the whole family by the Musée de la Civilisation of Quebec in collaboration with the Musee des Natures et des Sciences. Cost: 0-6 years old : Free - 6 to 16 years old : $5 - Adult: $6 - 55 and older: $5.

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  • Centre d'interprétation du phoque
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    Centre d'interprétation du phoque

    A visit in the incredible world of seals! Discover these fascinating mammals through our interactive exhibit, talk with our guides and watch our breathtaking film: "Ice Haven". A guided tour will lead you into fascinating realms of their history, science and ecology related to their life cycle. In addition, you may obtain, on site, seal by-products. For the visit, the fees are (tax incl.): 5-17 years old: $ 4, adults: $ 7.50 and 60 years old: $ 6.50. Prices are available for families and groups.

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  • Centre nautique de l'Istorlet
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    Centre nautique de l'Istorlet

    Centre nautique l'Istorlet is a vacation center, incorporated in 1973, in Havre-Aubert, Magdalen Islands. This social enterprise (NPO), recognized by Tourisme Québec, offers a wide variety of nautical activities, custom-made packages, camps for children, and different types of accommodations. Istorlet offers many family activities. The most popular activities are sea kayaking to visit caves and cliffs and snorkeling with seals at Corps Mort Island. Lessons are also available, from beginner level to expert, on the sheltered bay «Le Bassin». Windsurfing lessons are available. Sailing lessons are also available using the 420, Caravelle, Laser 1, and Optimist. For experienced sailors and surfers, equipment is available for rental. Also, it is possible to rent: stand up paddle boards (SUP), canoes, surf kayaks, rabaskas and bikes. Children (7 to 14 years old) who want to enjoy the different activities at Istorlet can participate in a nature class (May-June), a nautical camp or a day camp (July-August). Certified by Association des camps du Québec (ACQ), Istorlet provides a stimulating and safe environment... for an exciting adventure,your children will remember for the rest of their lives.

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  • CFIM - Radio communautaire
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    CFIM - Radio communautaire

    The sound of the Sea, your Island's Radio!   Local community radio airing : 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, focusing on local news, interview and musical content with différent community announcements. Mostly French except for a daily hour of English broadcasting (6:00 to 7:00). Office schedule: Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to noon & 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

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  • Concours de Châteaux de Sable des Îles de la Madeleine
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    Concours de Châteaux de Sable des Îles de la Madeleine

    On Havre-Aubert beach (Sandy Hook), come and build your best sand castle. There are different catégories for the whole family. For 2015, it will be 7-8-9 august. For information call us at 418-986-6863. In case of bad weather, the contest will be postponed to Sunday. Join us on Facebook!

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  • Club Nautique Les Plaisanciers du Havre
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    Club Nautique Les Plaisanciers du Havre

    The Nautical Club welcomes you to the "Grave" historic site. Settlers first set foot on land here, in the natural harbour, 200 years ago. It is now your turn to discover this marvellous site with it's many boutiques, bars, restaurants, cafe and theatre."Les Plaisanciers du Havre Marina".

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  • IGA Coop de La Vernière
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    IGA Coop de La Vernière

    We offer a complete grocery service. A variety of meats, fresh fruits and quality vegetables, large selection of cheeses. We are located at the center of Cap aux Meules Island, near all services.

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  • Croisières CTMA
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    Croisières CTMA

    For more than 10 years, CTMA has been offering the one and only cruise to the Îles de la Madeleine from Montréal between mid-June to late September. During this one-week cruise, the beauty of the St. Lawrence River will be revealed to you alternating between moments of relaxation, various activities and a range of gastronomic delights; you will discover the archipelago's breathtaking seascapes, with a 3-day stay. The discovery of Chandler and its surroundings and of Old Québec City are also on the program. To correspond to your liking, we offer the following packages: Taste, Art & Culture and Cycling & Outdoors. A cruise aboard the CTMA Vacancier is most certainly the best way to connect with the Islands.

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  • Écomusée de la Mi-Carême
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    Écomusée de la Mi-Carême

    Originating in the Middle Ages, Mi-Carême has withstood the passage of time and continues to be celebrated in a few places around the world.  On Îles de la Madeleine, only the village of Fatima has preserved this unique traditional feast which is a joyful mixture of disguises, music and joie de vivre.  Allow yourself to be swept away by this festive celebration.  A visit to the Mi-Carême Ecomuseum is a journey to the very heart of a tradition as well as a singular cultural experience. Welcome! Open on reservation only for groups.

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  • Escale Îles de la Madeleine
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    Escale Îles de la Madeleine

    For a uniquely memorable experience, call in at the Îles de la Madeleine where the islands seem to float between sea and sky. You will love the area's authentic insular culture and unspoiled natural environment, its vast and beautiful seascapes and endless beaches and the Madelinots' proverbially warm welcome.

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  • La Grave-Site historique
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    La Grave-Site historique

    This unique historical site with its traditional character and architecture, is a fascinating testimonial to the pas. Extending over and around its pebble beach, La Grave was the site of the Islands' first settlement as well as the beginning of the archipelago's fishery. You vill find a variety of activities here, all accessible on foot! Restaurants, cafés, shops, aquarium, museums, marina, theatre, and different events. A new Audioguide Circuit is available year-round at the Musée de la mer. The audio files are also available in English on our Website lagravesitehistorique.com

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  • Le Fumoir d'Antan, ÉCONOMUSÉE de la boucanerie
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    Le Fumoir d'Antan, ÉCONOMUSÉE de la boucanerie

    During the last century, many Islanders lived to the rhythm of hard-smoking herrings. Enjoy an educational and taste experience in a historical building. Discover the operation of the smokehouse, the daily lives of the workets, the smell of the fires ans the sight of thousands of coppery herrings that are being suspendued and smoked. The Arseneau family keeps this expertise alive since 1942. During the summer , guided tour every hours including tasting products. In low season , independent visits with interpretation board and tasting.

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  • Le Radar
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    Le Radar

    News, local news, editorials, letters. Available every Friday at 32 retail outlets. You can  subscribe to Le Radar by internet : www.leradar.qc.ca« To keep informed,  read Le Radar! »

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  • Mise à l'eau des cages et arrivée du Homard Nouveau
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    Mise à l'eau des cages et arrivée du Homard Nouveau

    Launching of the boats. Share a different way of life! At dawn on the first day of the season, 325 lobster fishermen all head out to sea at the same time. Come to Grande-Entrée, and participate in the following activities: the gathering of the fishermen, the fishermen's mass, fireworks, and the launching of the boats. On the following Monday, treat yourself to the Islands lobster! Package stays available. During the fishing season, visit the ports of the Islands in the morning to welcome the lobster fishermen!

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  • Municipalité des Îles-de-la-Madeleine
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    Municipalité des Îles-de-la-Madeleine

    The Municipality offers visitors many kilometers of hiking and cycling trails, with scenery. To help preserve the environment, visitors are invited to sort out the rubbish, from the recycling and organic waste.

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  • Musée historique de l'Île d'Entrée
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    Musée historique de l'Île d'Entrée

    Isolated from the main archipelago, Entry Island is known as a “Pearl in the Heart of the Gulf.” The Entry Island Heritage Museum offers a truly unique glimpse into the Island's past through its exhibits of farming and fishing equipment, veterans' memorabilia, photographs, household objects and stories of long ago. No trip to Entry is complete without a visit to the Museum!

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  • Nicolas Landry, conteur
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    Nicolas Landry, conteur

    A poet of the sea, the wind and the far horizon, this young Madelinot storyteller spreads his nets in the memories of his ancestors, speaking in homage to their wisdom and their heritage. In the accents of his younger days, he takes us on a tour of a society poised precariously between the traditional and modern worlds. He illustrates the importance of traditions and the uniqueness of his people. His stories, profound, subtle and sensitively rendered, bring to life the legends of Island life... a magical visit to his own personal corner of paradise.

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  • Réseau muséal des Îles de la Madeleine
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    Réseau muséal des Îles de la Madeleine

    The Réseau muséal of les Îles de la Madeleine brings together many organizations which are dedicated to preserve the vitality of the history and culture of the Magdalen Isalnds. By supporting organizations such as museums, interpretation centers, artisan workshops and archive centres, we contribute to promote its authentic cultural experiences.

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  • Société du Réseau
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    Société du Réseau "ÉCONOMUSÉE"

    An ÉCONOMUSÉE® is first and foremost an enterprise that operates in the field of crafts or the agri-food sector and uses authentic know-how in the production of commodities. An ÉCONOMUSÉE® showcases artisans and their trade. The concept allows artisans to open their workshops to the general public so they can share their knowledge and passion and sell products made on the premises. An ÉCONOMUSÉE® allows enterprises to reach out to the general public, explain local culture and contribute significantly to the preservation of an intangible cultural heritage. To become an ÉCONOMUSÉE®, an enterprise must be selected for the quality of its production and its authenticity.

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  • Association culturelle de l'Île de Havre-Aubert
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    Association culturelle de l'Île de Havre-Aubert

    "Mes Îles, Mon Pays" is a theatrical production with simultaneous translation through earphones for English visitors, depicting the history of the Islands.  Don't miss this production if you wish to understand the history of the Îles de la Madeleine. Show schedule: at 8:00 pm (duration: 2 hrs). Up to 2 shows per week. Reservations recommended.  

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  • Verrerie La Méduse
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    Verrerie La Méduse

    The Loft « La Meduse » is a large open space. It includes a bedroom with a queen bed, a futon in the living room (to accommodate 2 additional persons), a fully equiped kitchen, a large bathroom (with a washing and a dryer) and a cute dining room. The Loft is located in an ancient building, on the 2nd floor of La Verrerie La Meduse, a local blown glass studio and boutique. The Loft is a beautiful place to live the charm of the Magdalen Islands. It offers a beautiful view of the sea and the hills of Havre-aux -Maisons. It is 5 minutes away (by car) from the beach. 15 % discount at La Meduse glass boutique when you stay at the Loft. Treat yourself !

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  • Concours de construction de p'tits bateaux
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    Concours de construction de p'tits bateaux

    Come and demonstrate your constructor talents or let yourself be amazed by others people's creativity. They have four hours to create a craft that floats and can be propelled by wind or by oars! Fun and pleasure guaranteed.

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  • La Shed à Jean-Guy
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    La Shed à Jean-Guy

    3 presentations per day: 10:30am, 1:00pm and 2:30pm. The typical marine activity on the Islands is fishing, with its language, the boats, their instruments and rigging. It is the beautiful sea, sometimes rebel with its mysteries; it is the wind with all its directions. Jean-Guy, retired fisherman since 2012, presents this sea life in his fisherman's shed. Three performances per day from Monday to Saturday.

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  • Créations Huguette Joncas
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    Créations Huguette Joncas

    Huguette Joncas. The animal kingdom is the essence of my inspiration Through movement, the sensitivity of its gaze...the textures, I desire to create a bestiary with a human likeness And, in this way, provoke the sensitivity and the unconscious of the observer... At the age of seven, Huguette Joncas takes her first painting class. She pursues her studies in fine arts and obtains a Bachelor's degree in visual arts from Université Laval in 1973. In 1969, Huguette Joncas presents her first exhibit. She then begins to be interested in a new medium, screen painting, and opens her own studio/boutique on Saint-Jean street in Quebec city. This will lead her to developing her own clothing line. In the 1980s, Huguette Joncas participates in several collective and individual exhibits. In 1983, she studies sculpture and art foundry, with the man who will become her life partner, the sculptor and smelter, Jean-Paul Garneau. In 1987, she holds her first sculpture exhibition. Since then, many organizations and foundations have commissioned her sculptures, notably the Protocole of the Government of Quebec and the Fondation de la faune du Québec. The art work of Huguette Joncas is exhibited in Quebec, Canada, France, the United States, Russia and many other countries of Europe and Asia. In 2011, she creates two monumental sculptures in the context of the “Intégration des arts à l'architecture” (“Integration of art and architecture”) at the Gaspésie Bioparc in Bonaventure and at the Sea Museum of the Iles de la Madeleine. In 2014, she create a commemorative work of art in memory of those who have disappeared at sea installed at the Place des gens de mer (“Plaza of the people of the sea”) in Cap-aux-Meules. The gallery also presents in exclusively the last works of the late Jean-Paul Garneau (sculptor-smelter)

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  • Centre local d'emploi
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    Centre local d'emploi

    The CLE provides resources and services for: people who need employment or last resort assistance; employers who have job openings and who have questions about the labour force and skills development. All CLEs have a reception area, a multiservice room, and financial assistance services.

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  • Développement Économique Canada
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    Développement Économique Canada

    The Agency encourages the development of Gaspésie - Îles-de-la-Madeleine business communities by directly assisting this region's businesses with their projects. We also help the organizations that support those businesses.

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  • Nigel Quinn Photo
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    Nigel Quinn Photo

    Spend a few hours or a few days in our amazing island playground and create memories that aren't simply photographic. Feeling adventurous? Take a landscape photo tour with an award-winning photographer to discover your own vision of les Iles. From a half-day to a full week all-inclusive workshop, come chase the light. Small groups of six participants. Au plaisir! Have you fallen in love with our magnificent coastlines yet? Why not spend a bit of extra time on them with an on-location portrait session. Individual, couple or family portraits available in a variety of jaw-dropping locations. I can bring a white background if you insist. I also offer studio portrait sessions. It can lend itself to more introspective and classic portraits. No white backgrounds but does include tea breaks and possibly sushi (modelling is exhausting)

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  • Électro Informatique Michaud
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  • Ministère du Tourisme du Québec
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Dates and opening hours

From September 6, to December 23, 2016

Sunday :
Open
13:00 à 17:00
Monday to friday :
Open
09:00 à 12:00, 13:00 à 17:00
Saturday :
Closed