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Rimouski is a coastal city in Bas-Saint-Laurent, in Quebec.


Rimouski is a small city on the coast of the St. Lawrence River. It can be considered as the university city of the eastern Quebec. Unfortunately, from a traveler's point of view, Rimouski is often viewed as a stop on the way to Gaspé Peninsula. However, there are many interesting things to see in the region.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Aéroport Régionale de Mont-Joli (IATA: YYY) [6] is the closest airport about 30 minutes drive from Rimouski.

- Air Canada makes daily flights to Baie-Comeau and Montreal; that is, two flights daily, except Saturdays, when there is one morning flight

- Pascan Aviation[7] makes daily flights to Quebec City, Montreal, Baie-Comeau/Sept-Îles and Bonaventure/Magdalen Islands throughout the year, 5 days a week, from Monday through Friday

By train[edit]

VIA Rail [8] train station located near downtown. Eastbound train arrives at 1:30am and Westbound train arrives at 1:50am.

By car[edit]

Accessed by Route 132 which turns in to Highway 20 at Cacouna that links with Quebec City.

By bus[edit]

Orléans Express [9] has many daily runs to Rivière-du-Loup that connects with Maritime Bus to the Maritimes, and Orléans Express continues to Quebec City and Montreal.

By boat[edit]

Rimouski-Forestville Ferry Seasonal ferry service to Forestville on the CNN Evolution. A catamaran ferry that holds the title of fastest ferry in the province of Quebec.

Riviere-du-Loup/Saint-Simeon Ferry The MV Trans-St-Laurent provides seasonal ferry service from April to January. Travellers are advised to contact the ferry agency directly for more accurate schedule details.

Matane/Baie-Comeau-Godbout The MV Camille-Marcoux is a government run ferry providing service to Baie-Comeau and Godbout on the north shore of the St-Lawrence River with 4-6 departures daily year round. Vehicule reservations are required.

Get around[edit]

Car Rental

- National Rent-a-Car

- Bleu Pelican

Taxi 418-723-3344, There is one taxi company in Rimouski, they are very clean and easy to call.

Public Transit Public transit in Rimouski is minimal.

- Taxi-Bus [10] Is a taxi that picks up and stops at designated stops (like a city bus) but must be reserves an hours before with a membership card.

- CiteBus [11] Is the developing public bus system.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Musée maritime at Point-au-Père, a small town near Rimouski. There is a tall lighthouse. The Onondaga, a submarine used by the Canadian army, can be visited there.
  • Canyon de la Porte de l'Enfer, a canyon in the mountains south of Rimouski.
  • Parc national du Bic, a coastal park only 20 minutes away from Rimouski. Sea kayak and hiking are very popular.
  • Musée régional de Rimouski, 35 Rue Saint-Germain Ouest Rimouski QC, CANADA G5L 4B4, 418 724-2272, [1]. Regional museum in old stone church. (48,-69) edit
  • TAXIBUS et le CITÉBUS, 418 723-5555.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Île Saint-Barnabé. From the marina, take the boat ($16.50, every 30 minutes) to the island in front or Rimouski. You can walk in the nature.
  • Maison Lamontagne, 707, boulevard du Rivage, (418) 722-4038, [2].  edit


The region of Bas-Saint-Laurent is not as touristic as Gaspé Peninsula, so speaking a bit of French can help you very much.

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Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Cantine de la gare, 2 rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste Est, 418 723.3748, [3]. The Famous Dero Poutine  edit
  • La Maison du Spaghetti,, 35 rue St-Germain Est Rimouski, 418.723.6010, [4].  edit

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Gouverneur Hotel Rimouski, 155 René-Lepage Blvd East Rimouski (Québec) Canada G5L 1P2, 1.888.910.1111, [5]. Near Tim Horton's and Marie Antionette restaurants. (48,-68) edit


The Université du Québec à Rimouski is renowned for its courses in oceanography and in marine biology.


Get out[edit]

Drive further to Gaspé Peninsula!

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