Archives of the Archdiocese of Rimouski

  34, rue de l'Évêché Ouest, Rimouski (Québec) G5L 4H5
   418-723-3320, poste 128​

Monday to Thursday, from 8:30 am to noon and from 1 to 4:30 pm; Friday, from 8:30 am to noon, by appointment only.

The researcher must inform the archivist at the Archdiocese of Rimouski of the nature of his or her research before accessing the archives room.

The Diocese of Saint-Germain de Rimouski was established on January fifteenth, 1867. It was the fifth diocese to be created on Quebec territory during the French regime. First answering to the Archdiocese of Quebec, the Bishopric of Rimouski was elevated to the rank of archiepiscopal and metropolitan seat on the ninth of February, 1946.


  • Fonds of the diocesan Curia
  • Fonds and archives collections from organizations associated with the diocese and/or under diocesan jurisdiction (canon or civil);
  • Private fonds or archival collections not associated with the archdiocese, but relevant and complementary to other fonds.

In addition to the documents library, the archives department possesses rare books, medals, liturgical objects, works of art, etc.

Time span included in the archives: 1646-today
Number of fonds: approx. 99

The archives of the archdiocese of Rimouski are a private ecclesiastical archives department under the authority of the Archbishop of Rimouski and answering directly to the diocesan chancellor, who is assisted by the diocesan archivist. The archives department’s mission is to acquire, conserve, and disseminate the documentary heritage of the archdiocese of Rimouski.