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Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site

Events 2017

Meet Parka on Canada Day!
Meet Parka on Canada Day!
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Canada Day

July 1st, from 2 pm to 10:30 pm

Canada Day at Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site is now a must. Celebrate this event by participating in family activities.

2 pm to 5 pm: Inflatable games, costumed interpretation, children’s rally and face painting
3 pm: Tasting Canada Day cake
5 pm to 8 pm: Animation and show, kiosks of community organizations
8 pm: Musical show
10 pm: Fireworks

Free admission


Popular vegetables
Popular vegetables
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Foire gourmande

July 7 and 8, from 10 am to 17 pm

Come meet our local producers.


Archaeology Month

Saturdays and Sundays in August, from 10 am to 5 pm
Discover archaeological excavation techniques at Coteau-du-Lac’s fort
Discover the remnants of Coteau-du-Lac’s fort
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Archaeology Month will take place from August 1 to 31, 2016. Close to 50 locations across Quebec will offer activities for everyone to appeal groups of novices or enthusiasts, small or large. For 31 days, archaeology will come into our lives and bring us a little further in our understanding of our society, history and heritage.

At Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site, archelogy themed activities will take place every Saturday and Sunday in August, i.e. August 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28.

Come discover our archeological circuit in the company of passionate guides and explore the remains of the Coteau du Lac's fort. Experience the life of a military garrison while enjoying the opportunity to take magnificent photos of a historic site situated right by the Saint Lawrence River!

Travel through the centuries and discover objects found during archaeological digs in Coteau du Lac with our historical drawers! You can learn more about the different groups that visited this crossing point to traverse the formidable rapids in Coteau du Lac.

Want to feel like a real archaeologist? Learn the basics of the job with our fun archaeological bins where you can discover how to use a trowel and a handbroom! You’ll discover unique objects found in Coteau du Lac. Pleasure guaranteed for all ages!

A surprise awaits you – don't leave empty-handed! As an archaeological apprentice, you aren’t used to official digs, but you can still use your budding talents as an appraiser of artefacts and take home a reproduction of a relic found on the Coteau du Lac site by archaeologists!