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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27, road du Quai
Havre-aux-Maisons, G4T 5M1
(Quebec, Canada)

Phone : 418 969-4907Phone : 418 969-4907Fax : 418 969-4909

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  • The guided visit

    The guided visit

    During the summer, accompanied by a guide, you will go through a three-step experience.

    1 - Inside an old smokehouse, you will learn more about the fishing of herring and the various steps in the preparation of smoked fish. You will experience the daily actions of hundreds of Madelinots who worked in this industry.

    2 - You will be amazed at the sight of thousands of copper-colored herring hanging inside the smokehouses and by the pleasant odor of smoked fish.

    3 - You will come back to the store for the presentation of a short video and a tasting of smoked products.

    40 min
    Detailed rate
    5$ plus tax per person, tasting included (SUMMER)
    Free for children age 5 and under

    Group booking
    Starting August 30, guided visits are offered at:

    11:00 am and 2:30 pm (French)
    3:30 pm (English)

    By yourself with interpretation board in the spring and the fall

    Boutique: 9 :00 AM to 6: 00 PM
    From June 24th to August 31st : daily at 3: 30 PM

General information

Island Havre aux Maisons Island
We speak Français, English
Payment methods accepted

Dates and opening hours