Rimouski is a coastal city in Quebec's Bas-Saint-Laurent region.


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


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

Get in

By plane

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

By train

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

By car

Route 132 leads westward to Quebec City and Montreal. There are two disconnected segments of Autoroute 20 which bypass portions of this road; one is a local bypass around Rimouski, the other is the main freeway from Rivière-du-Loup westward to Ontario.

Route 132 east forks at Ste-Flavie near Mont-Joli, becoming a coastal road which circles the entire Gaspé Peninsula.

From New Brunswick, bridges at Campbellton-Pointe-à-la-Croix and at Matapédia lead to Route 132; follow 132 through Matapédia to Ste-Flavie.

By bus

Orléans Express has many daily runs to Rivière-du-Loup. Onward connections are available to Quebec City and Montreal. Maritime Bus has taken over the former Acadian Lines run from Rivière-du-Loup to Moncton with connections to NB/NS/PEI.

By boat

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.

Rivière-du-Loup/Saint-Siméon 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. Vehicle reservations are required.

Get around

Car Rental

Taxi +1 418-723-3344, There is one taxi company in Rimouski; they are very clean and easy to call.

Public Transit Public transit in Rimouski is minimal and serves only the central portion of the city (phone : +1 418-723-5555).




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



Go next

Routes through Rimouski

Lévis Trois-Pistoles  W  E  Mont-Joli Gaspé
Lévis Trois-Pistoles  W  E  Mont-Joli Moncton
Rivière-du-Loup Trois-Pistoles  W  E  fork Matane/Amqui Gaspé

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