Centuries ago, the shores and islands surrounding Bonne Espérance on the Quebec Lower Shore were home to large-scale cod-fishing and processing stations. In 1871, William Henry Whiteley invented the cod-trap on Bonne Espérance Island, revolutionizing the cod fishing industry and way of life in Atlantic Canada and beyond.

Take a step back in time as you explore the Whiteley Museum, along with the rich history and legends that beckon from every island and hidden cove.