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Louis S. St. Laurent National Historic Site

Events 2016

Canada Day

Parks Canada
July 1st

To celebrate Canada Day, a cake will be served in the garden in the afternoon.

It's an invitation to discover the birthplace of Louis S. St-Laurent and his father's general store in a relaxed and festive atmosphere.

Free admission

Country Fair

A family is enjoying the wealth of our heritage
Come enjoy the wealth of our heritage with your whole family
© Parks Canada
July 10, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Old-fashioned crafts (smith, potter, cabinetmaker, etc.), period games and continuous activities under the big top:

11 :30 a.m. & 2 p.m. Storytelling with Christine Bolduc

Noon & 2 :30 p.m. Clown, magic and circus show with Billy Légaré

1 & 3 p.m. Traditionnal music workshop-show with accordionist Yves Hélie

Come enjoy the wealth of our heritage with your whole family, and participate in the various activities in the garden of this historic site.

This event is produced with the Louis S. St. Laurent National Historic Site’s Companions, in collaboration with the Municipality of Compton.

Free admission

Memorable Concerts

July 17, 24 and 31, at 1:30 and 3 p.m.
Come and enjoy a serie of traditional music concerts under the big tent in the St. Laurent garden.

July 17th: Agincourt Trio

With its Celtic airs, this group is sure to cheer you up at this first Sunday concert.

Led by Alan Jones on the bagpipes, the trio is inspired by Irish, Scottish and Quebec tradition. Their repertoire includes rhythmic dances, catchy ballads and evocative, poetic melodies.

This musical group has developed a unique sound over time. The Agincourt Trio's shows attract young and old and stimulate a wide range of emotions among them.

July 24th: Cantons Trio

Comprised of Olivier Brousseau (vocals and guitar), Jérôme Fortin (vocals and guitar) and Isaël McIntyre (vocals and podorythmy), this trio offers a festive afternoon to the sound of traditional Quebec music.

The greatest classics of this timeless musical style will delight music lovers of all generations.

July 31st: Williams-Gemme Duo

A multi-instrumentalist well known in the Sherbrooke region for his involvement with the Jeunes Musiciens du Monde organization, Nicholas Williams is also a participant in several other musical projects. Recently, he joined the Genticorum group which over time has acquired a well-deserved recognition on the "trad" scene both in Quebec and abroad.

For his appearance at the historic site, Nicholas Williams will be accompanied by his faithful companion, Pascal Gemme, an inspired violinist and a veritable living memory of the musical traditions of Quebec


Adult: $7.80
Elder: $6.80
Youth (6 to 16 years-old): $3.90
Family: $19.50
Child (lower than 6 of age): free

The ticket price includes a visit of the National Historic Site.

Retro Garden Party

August 21, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Jukebox © Parks Canada

Rock 'n' roll band, hula-hoop workshop, corn-husking and cotton candy... Over the course of one day, the national historic site’s garden will be transformed to reflect the joyful era of the 50’s and 60’s.

A unique moment for boomers to relive these memorable years and also an opportunity for youngsters to discover this turning point in our collective history.

This event is organized in collaboration with the Louis S. St. Laurent National Historic Site's Companions and the Antique Cars Exhibition of Compton and the Eastern Townships Antique Machinery Club.

Free admission

ʺVirée Gourmande des Comptonalesʺ

September 24 and 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Free access to all the activities and historic buildings

During the Virée Gourmande des Comptonales, the Louis S. St. Laurent National Historic Site is holding activities at the general store and in the garden.

On the agenda, Saturday and Sunday:

Activity with costumes and music at the general store at 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., and 3:15 p.m.

Gypsy dancing under the large tent in the St. Laurents’ garden every hour, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rally for families with original games (presenters on site), from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Creation of a collective work with painter Nicole Demers, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fête au village

Gastronomists from all around are much awaited to come partake in the simple pleasures offered by the merchants participating in Fête au village.

Discover a multitude of local products which are presented by our growers and artisans. It is an annual meeting for amateurs of delicious and beautiful products.

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