Escape to
schooner country

Travel the land of schooners in a different way, following in the footsteps of the sailors and shipbuilders of the past.

Available in French only for the time being, this backpack-rental escape game will keep you on the edge of your seat for a full two hours! Whether you’re a family or a small group, will you be able to solve the riddles and meet the challenges?

A game of escape
in the great outdoors!

Here, it’s the whole site… the boats, the shipyard facilities and the exhibits that become the participants’ playground.

  • The Museum has five backpacks for hire
  • Maximum of five players per bag… Friends, family members or work colleagues: all kinds of teams are welcome!
  • No reservations, except for school or corporate groups
  • Last departure at 3 p.m.


  • Museum admission + $25 bag rental
  • Family package (2 adults and 2 children under 17) :
    $35 for Museum admission + $25 for bag rental


  • A $100 credit card pre-authorization is required upon delivery of the backpack. The pre-authorization applies to all materials provided, i.e. the game book, backpack and contents.
  • A $100 fee will be deducted from the pre-authorized amount in the event of loss or breakage of materials provided.
  • The activity must be completed in 2 h 15. It involves a lot of walking and therefore requires a good level of fitness.
  • The outdoor course requires weather-appropriate clothing and walking shoes.

Step aboard

the Jean-Yvan!

This ship, the centrepiece of our collection, is a fine example of the ingenuity of Charlevoix’s shipwrights.

Let’s explore her from the hold to the wheelhouse!