Frequently Asked Questions


Statera is a tourist attraction with several featured activities inspired by the banks of the majestic St. Lawrence River, in Sorel-Tracy. At first, it is an Interactive Indoor Path where visitors become the main characters in a quest by performing different actions in the dark. Then, visitors go on a cruise in the heart of the emblematic Sorel Islands, the largest archipelago in the St. Lawrence. The Statera guide introduces them to many authentic elements of the region: stories, tales, fauna and flora. Then, under the impressive dome, 360-degree-projected films are presented and other special activities take place such as Immersive Yoga, a unique activity in Quebec! StateraFLY is an extraordinary virtual reality experience meant to reproduce the exhilarating feeling of flying like a bird over the Sorel Islands. Finally, families can go on a pedal kart adventure in the StatRALLYE.


You can buy your tickets using our online ticketing system, by phone at 450-846-2958 or at the Statera reception desk located at 127 Traversier St., Sorel-Tracy.

Once your transaction is completed, you will receive your e-ticket by email. Upon arrival, you must present your ticket both at the reception and at the entrance of your activity.

Note that for 40%-Off Passports, once you have purchased the passport online, you must still make a reservation by phone.

We recommend that you book your tickets in advance for all activities.

Cruises are regularly full. It is strongly advised to book in advance.

So as not to delay the progress of your group’s experience, it is imperative that all members be present. The person who booked the tickets for your group must present the tickets sent to them by email both at the reception and at the entrance of the activities.

Cash, Interac, Visa and Mastercard.

U.S. money is not accepted.

Ticket office opening hours are from 10am to 7pm from Wednesday to Sunday

No, the schedule is as follows:

June 22 to July 24 and August 3 to September 5, 2022: Wednesday to Sunday

July 25 to August 7, 2022 (Construction Holiday): open 7 days a week

September 10 to October 10 (low season): Saturday and Sunday

Open during holidays: Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Canada Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving

Opening hours: 11am to 8pm

Companions are welcome free of charge on the site if they have in their possession their companion card.

The purchase of gift certificates is possible at the Statera reception, by phone or on through online ticketing system.

Statera Cruises

Enjoy a smooth cruise to the Sorel Islands, the largest archipelago in the St. Lawrence River. Observe an ecosystem whose fauna–which includes the largest heronry in North America–and flora are invaluable. Contemplate the natural beauty of this place designated as Lake Saint-Pierre Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. To the rhythm of the currents, let yourself be guided in this river environment where time seems to stop.

All purchases (with the exception of cruise tickets and other activities purchased under the Attractions Passport program) made through our website, by phone and at the ticket office are fully refundable up to 14 business days before the scheduled date of your cruise.

You can also change the date of your cruise or request a credit amounting to purchase value up to 7 business days before the scheduled date of your cruise. If you wish to get a credit, it will be valid for the current season. Cruise tickets and other activities purchased under the Attractions Passport program are non-refundable, non-exchangeable. It is a final sale. You can change the date of your cruise up to 7 business days before the scheduled date of your cruise.

In accordance with the rules of the Office de la protection du consommateur, the Passport purchased has no expiry date and attractions may require a supplement if used after December 31, 2022.

It is impossible for us to accept guests who arrive late for the cruise. There are no refunds for late arrivals.

The cancellation of a departure only occurs if our visitors’ safety is at risk. In that case, this portion of the activity will be refunded.

In case of bad weather, you will still be able to observe this unique archipelago by staying sheltered on the lower deck of the boat!

As cruising is an outdoor activity, we advise you to look at the weather forecast and plan your clothing accordingly.

We advise you to bring a small coat to protect yourself from the wind.

The cruise is suitable for children, big and small. All aboard!

The cruise ship is unfortunately not accessible to people who cannot move around other than in a wheelchair.

 The Nebesek can accommodate a maximum of 67 passengers.

A bar service is available on the boat. You can buy snacks on board and before boarding near the Statera pavilion.

You can bring food and beverages on the boat from outside, but all alcoholic beverages from outside are prohibited.

There is a restroom on board the Nebesek.

Dome Experience


In the impressive dome by the riverbank, you are invited to take a seat to live a colorful experience! Four films screened in 360° are presented from 11am to 7pm and a brand new activity unique in Quebec is also offered: immersive yoga in the dome.

As the films are presented under the dome, the activity takes place even in case of rain. In the event of an electrical storm, the projection of the dome is postponed to later that same day and if the bad weather persists, a gift certificate will be granted to you so that you can enjoy the experience at a later date.

Yes, the dome is suitable for people with reduced mobility. Seats are reserved for them in the last row. It is important to mention this detail when booking.

The films Backyard Wilderness (La nature qui nous entoure), Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet (Sur la terre des dinosaures: planète préhistorique) and Sea Lions: Life by a Whisker (Lions de mer: un destin fragile) are available in English. We lend headphones that broadcast the English soundtrack simultaneously with the projection of the French version.

Interactive Indoor Path

What is the Interactive Indoor Path? The Interactive Indoor Path immerses you virtually in the wonderful world of the Sorel archipelago. Guided by your smart lantern, explore the islands’ flora, fauna and history from observation decks. Discover nature from a completely new angle. Surprise and wonder await you in this journey that interweaves reality and fiction!

The Interactive Indoor Path takes place inside the Statera pavilion. The activity can therefore take place regardless of the weather outside.

Yes, it is suitable for children, big and small. It is important to note that the path takes place in the dark. You will have a lantern to guide you, but it is not used to light your way. Please make sure your children are comfortable with this concept.

Yes, it is suitable for people with reduced mobility, but they are advised to be accompanied during the experience. Please note that only manually propelled wheelchairs can be accepted in this activity.

It is not recommended for people with a pacemaker, because some interactions in the course can be stressful and anxiety-inducing.

It is not recommended for people with epilepsy since the experience takes place in the dark and there are infrared lights as well as fluorescent lights.

Complete Experience

As Statera and our beautiful region has some nice surprises in store for you and we have several offers for you, we advise you to plan a whole day at least.

You might be tempted by a meal at Cabaret Les Années Folles, Christophe pastry shop, Le Fougasse or any other of the excellent restaurants in the area. You could discover the Biophare museum, Regard-sur-le-Fleuve Park, old Sorel and more.

Typical Plan
11:00am – 11:45am: Interactive indoor path

11:45am – 12:45pm: Lunch and relaxation on the urban beach

1:00pm – 3:30pm: Guided cruise

4:00pm – 4:45pm: Film Dome

4:45pm – 5:45pm: StatRALLYE along the river

5:45pm – 7:00pm: Dinner in one of the excellent restaurants nearby

7:00pm: IO show on the wharf

Night at the Hotel de la Rive

Day 2

10:00am – 12:00pm: Thermal experience O Nordic Spa

12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch in one of the excellent restaurants nearby

1:00pm: Visit of the Biophare or kayak at the Maison du Marais or paddleboard with Passion Planches

And more… Check out our 40%-Off Passports for inspiration!

The Sorel-Tracy region is full of activity for everyone! We advise you to visit the Office de tourisme de la Région de Sorel-Tracy website to plan your visit.

On site

We offer sandwiches, salads, snacks and more. We also have a bar service with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Located less than 5 minutes from downtown Sorel-Tracy, the ferry dock gives you easy access to a host of restaurants. Pasta, meats, vegetarian meals, coffee, pastries: enough to satisfy all appetites!

Free public parking is offered at the entrance to the ferry dock. It is located at the corner of Augusta Street and Ramezay Street. *Parking in front of the Statera pavilion is reserved for the ferry dock. Towing at your own expense and high risk of tickets. *Parking behind the Statera pavilion is restricted to Statera staff members. Towing at your own expense.
You are allowed to bring food from outside. As this is a public space, you are prohibited from bringing alcoholic beverages.

No place to heat food is accessible to the public. We recommend that you prioritize cold lunches.

Public bathrooms are available in the Statera pavilion. Follow the directions, or ask one of the staff members.

There is no ATM on site.

On the Wharf

Yes, the Cabaret Les Années Folles, which also has frozen treats.

The ephemeral exhibition invites you to discover the making of Statera, from the first inspirations, to the official opening of the experience, through the technological complexity of the project! It is free and accessible at all times directly on the Statera site, on the ferry dock. The ephemeral exhibition is a complement to the Statera experience.

The Citizen Mural is a unique outdoor artwork depicting the area and the people who live there. Located a 5-minute walk away, in the heart of downtown Sorel, its beauty is worth a visit. It was made by artists Dodo Ose and Ankh One, from the artist collective A’Shop.


The Statera attraction is managed by a non-profit organization that aims to position the Sorel-Tracy region as an innovative tourist destination. If you would like to learn more about our history and mission, we suggest you visit the “About” section of our website.

In order to maximize the experience for our visitors, it is forbidden to take photos and videos in the Interactive Indoor Path as well as under the dome. Photos are allowed on the cruise ship.

On the path, each visitor has their individual narration through headphones. This narration is offered in English or French.

The guided cruise is offered in French only. Our guides can, however, chat in English with some visitors if needed.

Under the dome, screenings are available in French only, but you just need to mention that you wish to watch it in English and we will provide you with headphones and an audio translation for the films Backyard Wilderness (La nature qui nous entoure), Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet (Sur la terre des dinosaures: planète préhistorique) and Sea Lions: Life by a Whisker (Lions de mer: un destin fragile).

With the exception of MIRA guide dogs, no animals will be accepted in any activity.

You can leave your personal belongings in your vehicle. Parking is located a 5-minute walk from the site where the activities take place.

We also offer a free, by-the-day locker rental service on site.

The area where the various activities take place is subject to the Tobacco Control Act and all its provisions.

Statera, creator of wondrous experiences!

NEW IN 2022!

  1. Experience a virtual journey that is out of this world with our StateraFLY sensory stations!
  2. Embark on the StatRALLYE adventure, an amazing scavenger hunt aboard a pedal kart!
  3. Rediscover the Interactive Indoor Path, now enhanced with new projections!
  4. Watch our two new movies in the dome!
  5. Get the Island Discovery Special, which includes a 2½-hour cruise through the islands and a screening of L’homme dans la nature: contes et légendes des îles de Sorel!

Open starting June 22, 2022. Open for online booking right now.
We look forward to seeing you!

Discover the true nature of the Sorel Islands!

Discover an exceptional natural gem aboard one of our 3 guided cruises. A MUST when visiting Statera!

Dome experience

Watch one of our 4 movies projected on a 360° dome, with screenings between 11am and 7pm, or experience a session of Immersive yoga in the dome: an activity you WON’T FIND ANYWHERE ELSE in Quebec!

Interactive path

Immerse yourself in the wondrous world of Statera by following our 45-minute interactive path, a state-of-the-art experience.

NEW! StateraFLY

Feel the exhilarating freedom of being a heron and flying over the islands with the new StateraFLY VR station!


Plan your visit

Whether for a day trip or an extended stay, you will find below all the information to have the most enjoyable experience!

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