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Sépaq and Fondation de la faune du Québec present
runs until Sep 6 2021


Fishing Stories


Exhibition - Musée de la civilisation

- Location -

Musée de la civilisation

85, rue Dalhousie
Quebec City (Québec) G1K 8R2
T. 418 643-2158
Toll-free 1 866 710-8031

Directions

Musée de la civilisation

Musée de la civilisation

85, rue Dalhousie
Quebec City (Québec) G1K 8R2
T. 418 643-2158
Toll-free 1 866 710-8031

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- Date -

From June 26, 2020 to September 6, 2021

- Fees -

Admission Fees

Adults (31+)$17
18 to 30 $11
12 to 17$6
11 and under$0
Families$36

MembersFree

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Adults (31+)$17
18 to 30 $11
12 to 17$6
11 and under$0
Families$36

MembersFree

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Tales... that are this big!

Can you remember your last big catch? You probably posted its photogenic snapshot all over your social media! After all, all self-respecting fishermen (and women) keep a fishing story or two in their back pocket...

The great history of how freshwater sport fishing developed in Quebec begins with the arrival of English soldiers at the end of the 18th century. The first local fishing tales are romantic adventure stories featuring the idyllic holes of our fly-fishing paradise, its great salmon runs and thousands—maybe millions!—of lakes chock-full of fish. Then, little by little, fishing was democratized and new territories opened up, thanks to progress in transportation. Soon, everyone was fishing! And when weekends off work became widespread, the masses could enjoy this sport with the family, among friends or in blissful solitary tranquillity. In every era, fishing stories have been tweaked and exaggerated, but all shine bright with the pride of their casual, serious and big-time fishermen for having tamed "their" freshwater monster.

All these tales—most of which are true, of course; others maybe a little less so—are part of the exhibition Fishing Stories. Showcasing some 350 objects from the Musée de la civilisation collections, the exhibition takes visitors on a journey inspired by nature. From rivers to lakes and forests, by way of the cabin, every element of a good fishing trip can be found here, inspiring both the most skilled of fly-fishing connoisseurs and the youngest of kids out catching sunfish for the very first time.

Want to go on your very own fishing trip? But you don't feel like getting your feet wet?

Head off on your adventure with our interactive game Go Fishing. To start, download the My MCQ app free of charge.

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Title_Short_Anglers_GuideThe Short Angler's Guide : A downloadable, fun, writable guide, made to introduce both young and old to the basics of fishing. Produced by Sépaq. Download (PDF)