Facts About Rimouski

  • Rimouski was founded by Sir René Lepage de Ste-Claire in 1696.
  • The largest employer in Rimouski and the region is the Regional Hospital of Rimouski with 2200 employees and 170 doctors.
  • The artist Philomène Belliveau lived and died in Rimouski.
  • Rimouski is home to Canada’s first submarine open to the public
  • Rimouski is located in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region, at the mouth of the Rimouski River.
  • The city is divided into 11 districts. Six of those districts were small communities but were merged within Rimouski in 2002, except for Le Bic, which was merged in 2009.
  • The Estimated Population of Rimouski is 48,664.
  • Rimouski is the site of Université du Québec à Rimouski, the Cégep de Rimouski and the Music Conservatory.
  • The land was granted to Augustin Rouer de la Cardonnière in 1688.
  • Rimouski hosted the Jeux du Québec in 2001 and was the host of the Memorial Cup Tournament in 2009.
Facts About Rimouski
Facts About Rimouski

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