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Manoir-Papineau National Historic Site

Nature and Outdoors

The Young Xplorers of Parks Canada

The Parks Canada Xplorer program is a lively new activity for the whole family.

Six- to eleven-year-olds will enjoy the daring, delight, and fun… On your marks, get set, Xplore!

This program is also offered at Fort Chambly, Fort Lennox, Coteau-du-Lac, and numerous other Parks Canada sites.

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A Geocaching Adventure A Geocaching Adventure
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Back to the 1920’s:
A Geocaching Adventure

Childhood keepsakes belonging to Jacqueline Papineau, a descendant of the illustrious Louis-Joseph Papineau, have been carefully gathered and hidden!

Using a GPS, visitors are invited to explore the domain in search of these treasures, creating special memories along the way.


An Exceptional Environment Decorated with Flowers
An Exceptional Environment Decorated with Flowers
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Cape Bonsecours Visitor Guide

Discover the exceptional and authentic surroundings of the manor.



The Gardens, Yesterday and Today

Compare the old garden with the new one using the garden plan and old photographs.


Croquet in the Garden
Croquet in the Garden
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Croquet in the Garden

Come discover the popular sport from the 19th century. You can even try it out yourself!


A picnic in the garden
A picnic in the garden
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Picnic on the Lawns at
the Manoir-Papineau

Is it nice out?

Bring your blanket and lunch, and have a picnic on the lawn at the Manoir-Papineau.

Or if you prefer, you can find picnic tables behind the Tourist Information Office at the site’s entrance.


Discover the Manor’s Eclectic Architecture
Discover the Manor’s Eclectic Architecture
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Picturesque Viewpoints

Discover the manor’s eclectic architecture.

With the help of a site map, the visitor is directed towards the best viewpoints where unique architectural elements are revealed.