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“Not a lot to look at”

Parc Maritime de Saint-Laurent
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Owner description: Located right on the shores of the St. Lawrence River, the Parc maritime de Saint-Laurent is a living testament to traditional and commercial shipbuilding on Île d’Orléans. The Parc is a unique site that allows visitors to discover our rich maritime heritage through a blend of culture and natural beauty. It’s a wonderful trip for visitors of all ages!Explore the Je, tu… île exhibit using our new digital guide! Along the way, you’ll learn about the history of the shipyard and immerse yourself in local island life thanks to first-hand accounts, information capsules, and archival photographs. You’ll also discover the stories of the shipyard’s workers and the island’s inhabitants as you stroll through the Forest of Rails. This summer, experience island life at Parc maritime de Saint-Laurent!
Reviewed 25 August 2014

This place could provide a lot more history by having someone knowledgeable of the boat building trade provide a tour of the various items on display. Instead, visitors are given tablets to listen to a narrative and view short videos. It is hard to ask a tablet questions. This is where the benefit of a live human being with knowledge comes in handy.

Thank Shadmonster
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Parc_Maritime, Directeur général at Parc Maritime de Saint-Laurent, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2015

Hello,

We are sorry that no bilingual guided tour was available the day you came by. We normally offer tours in both English and French with a knowledgeable guide. Following your comment, we will improve the information given to our English speaker visitors and the availability of our guided tour in English.

Thank you for your comment.

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Reviewed 24 August 2014

Although it appears small when you drive up to this park, it offers a BIG experience if you take advantage of all it has to offer. Other reviewers have told it well. Be sure to take advantage of the I-pad they will give you to carry along as you walk through the park. Read all of the HUMAN stories that are loaded on the I-pad, and you will get a true feel of the industry and times. The Forest of Rails exhibit (that you might almost not notice) is WELL WORTH exploring....the sails are beautiful as are the words of folks who lived the life that are posted on the trees in this exhibit!
This is a definite must see during your time on the island!

Thank janb51
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

Once one of the major shipbuilding locations on the St. Lawrence, this park has a number of indoor and outdoor exhibits which bring Ile d'Orleans' maritime history to life. A beautiful view of the river, with a jetty and picnic areas from which to enjoy it. A great place for kids to explore, and stretch their legs.

Thank Deb M
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

This park has several vintage boats and a lot of history about Orleans Island's boat building industry. Several buildings are located on the site and have tools and other items which were used in the building of the various watercraft. One can walk throughout the area and get an idea of just how large this industry once was.

Thank globeseeker007
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Reviewed 8 August 2017
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