The best places for sunsets in Rimouski

Rimouski, with its magnificent coastline along the St. Lawrence River, offers many places to enjoy spectacular sunsets. Whether you prefer outdoor, urban or indoor locations overlooking the river, our Rimouski has something to offer for every sunset enthusiast.

Outdoors :

Bic National Park

Bic National Park, a renowned natural jewel, seduces visitors with its many unique and distinct landscapes, offering extraordinary vistas at sunset. Must-see observation sites include Îlet au Flacon, Belvédère Raoul-Roy and the majestic Pic Champlain.

The Bic – Picture taken by Mathieu Dupuis

Mount Saint-Louis

Located at the back of rue de la Grotte, Mont Saint-Louis offers a panoramic view of the village and Havre du Bic, creating the perfect backdrop for watching the sun set.

Mount Saint-Louis – Picture taken by Mathieu Dupuis

Aventures Archipel

During the summer season, Aventures Archipel, nestled just a stone’s throw from Parc National du Bic, offers sea kayaking excursions on the St. Lawrence River at dusk, an exceptional opportunity to contemplate the sunset.

Aventures Archipel – Picture taken by Delphine Cottier

Rocher-Blanc Beach

Rocher-Blanc beach offers breathtaking panoramic views of Îlet Canuel and the Bic islands. An exceptional haven for relaxation and rejuvenation, where you can admire magnificent sunsets.

Rocher-Blanc Beach – Picture taken by Mathieu Dupuis

In town :


Located on the banks of the Rivière Rimouski and facing the St. Lawrence River, the Brise-Lame is the perfect place to stop and enjoy the sunset over Île St-Barnabé.

Sunset over the Brise-Lame – Picture taken by JF Gagné

Parc de la Pointe-à-Pouliot

Close to the Empress of Ireland Memorial, Parc de la Pointe-à-Pouliot is the ideal place to watch the sun set, with a view not only of the river, but also of the city’s coastline.

Sunset at the Pointe-à-Pouliot – Picture taken by JF Gagné

Promenade de la Mer

Right in the heart of the downtown, the Promenade de la Mer is a popular spot for Rimouski residents and visitors alike. With a waterfront length of 4.6 km and several observation posts on two levels, you’ll enjoy a spectacular view of the river at dusk.

Promenade de la Mer – Picture taken by Mathieu Dupuis

Places des Anciens-Combattants

You’ll find Place des Anciens-Combattants between the Promenade de la mer and the Musée régional de Rimouski. Curl up with a blanket and enjoy this small green space in the golden hour.

Place des Anciens-Combattants – Picture taken by Mathieu Dupuis

À l’intérieur :

Brigade 225

Completely renovated, Hotel Rimouski’s gourmet restaurant, Brigade 225, offers a breathtaking view of the Promenade de la Mer and the St. Lawrence River. There’s nothing better than dining while watching the sunset!

Brigade 225

Distillerie du St. Laurent

Located behind the Pointe-au-Père maritime historic site, the Distillerie du St. Laurent offers an exceptional panoramic view of the river. Enjoy the view while sipping a delicious Rimouskois gin.

Distillerie du St. Laurent – Picture taken by Rosalie Côté-Dupuis

Restaurant du Phare

Restaurant du Phare has been a Rimouski institution for years, with its renowned seafood menu and panoramic view of the splendid St. Lawrence River.

Restaurant du Phare

Restaurant du Mange-Grenouille

Nestled in the heart of the charming village of Le Bic, the renowned Le Mange-Grenouille restaurant offers an exceptional gastronomic experience in a unique setting, with a magnificent view of the Bic islands.

Restaurant/Auberge du Mange-Grenouille