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Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site

Meet some historical characters all day long!
Meet some historical characters!
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The Saint-Thibault

July 5, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The comité des loisirs des Vieilles Forges in collaboration with the Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site invites you to the 3rd edition of Saint-Thibault’s family picnic.

Join us and be a part of the different activities to emphasize the importance of the coalmen’s patron saint on the National Historic Site of the first Canadian industrial community.


Starting at 10 a.m.: opening of the ironmaster's house and the blast furnace

  • Multimedia show every hour
  • Xplorers activities
    (for children of 6-12 years old)
  • Rally information

10:30 a.m.: outdoor mass with Choir Notre-Dame d'Afrique

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.:picnic and BBQ (hot-dogs sold by the comité des loisirs for $1 each), courtesy of Marché Du Boisé

11:30 a.m.: inflatable games and pedestrian rally on site with attendance prizes

1 p.m.:

  • colonial militia (historical demonstration)
  • demonstration of an artisanal forge with Mr. Alain Lampron
  • archaeological activity for youth of 6-12 years-old
  • kiosk with AFÉAS of Saint-Michel des Forges
  • scouts les Éclaireurs de Saint-Michel will be on site
  • free temporary tattoo offered by Parks Canada
  • mascot Parka will be on site for children

2 p.m.: animation, tales and legends ride for $5, free for children of 6 and under

4 p.m.: end of the activities