Bernier concluded his illustrious 18-year professional career with the Impact in a memorable final season. At age 38, he played his last match in October, 2017, scoring a memorable goal against the New England Revolution. Substituted in the 81st minute of the Impact’s season-ending loss, Bernier bid farewell to his playing career, transitioning into a coaching role within the academy. His contributions to Quebec soccer were celebrated in a heartfelt pre-game ceremony, surrounded by family, followed by a lap of honor as fans cheered his legacy.