The Museum’s awards and distinctions

The Museum’s awards and distinctions

June 2019

Honorary member of the l’Ordre des Vingt-et-Un as part of the fête du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. This distinction is given for outstanding merit and service to the public. We’d like to thank the Société Historique du Saguenay for recognition of our commitment to the region.

April 2015

Winner of the La Baie’s Event of the Year award during its Mad About Science Festival.

April 2015

Winner of the Bell Marketing Honourable Mention at the Saguenay Economic Merit Gala.

October 2013

Winner of the Award for Excellence, presented by the Société des Musées Québécois (SMQ).

May 2013

Honorable mention for the Award for Exhibition Excellence, presented by the Canadian Museums Association.

May 2013

Bronze winner in the category of Tourist Attraction hosting between 25,000 and 100,000 visitors, presented by the Grand Prix du Tourisme Québécois. Click here[CF1] to read the official announcement from the Grands Prix du Tourisme Québécois 2013.

November 2012

Winner of the New Product or Original Activity Award, presented by the Société des Attractions Tourisme du Québec. Attendees select a winner who is then granted the Quebecor Media Bursary, valued at $43,500.

April 2012

Musée du Fjord is added to Destination Canada’s Canadian Signature Experiences Collection™.

Nothing fills us with greater pride than Musée du Fjord being selected as a member of the prestigious Destination Canada’s Canadian Signature Experiences Collection® (CSE) whose mission is to show the world what Canada’s tourism brand is all about. CSEs are chosen for the quality and originality of the experience they offer.

The Museum’s awards and distinctions

2007 National Bronze Winner

for the Astral Media Award, Grands Prix du Tourisme Québécois, in the "Tourist attractions – fewer than 100,000 visitors” category

2007 Tourism Award

Business Gala, presented by the Chambre de commerce et d’Industrie de La Baie.

2007 Regional Winner

Grands Prix du Tourisme Québécois, "Tourist attractions – fewer than 100,000 visitors” category.

2006 Coup d’Éclat Award

in the “New or Original Activity – Tourist Attraction and Corporation” category for carrying out a public necropsy of a Greenland shark.

2005 Alphonse-Huard Award

Regional scientific merit, contribution to promoting science and technology.

2005 Rosaire-Corbin Award

Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park, contribution to boosting the cultural and natural heritage of the Saguenay Fjord.

Volunteer Event or Achievement Award 2005

presented by La Baie.

2005 Award for Excellence

presented by the Société des Musées Québécois for the Museum’s repositioning project.

1994 Damase-Potvin Prize (Scientific outreach)

Scientific merit, Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean