How did people live in the 19th century? Discover the life and work of former Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier while visiting the typical Quebec home of his youth. A charming collection of artifacts and old furnishings will help you better understand the lifestyle of residents of yesteryear.
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Free admission for youth in 2020. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list
Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site
From 1730 to 1883, the Forges du Saint-Maurice produced a variety of iron and cast iron products for military and domestic use. Enter the Grande Maison and immerse yourself in the history of the first industrial community in Canada.
La Mauricie National Park
With its 536 km2 area, La Mauricie National Park is the ideal place for an outdoor escape. Hills, forests and streams are accessible any season of the year.
Saint-Ours Canal National Historic Site
Stroll through Darvard Island and enjoy recognizing many species of trees and birds. Have a family picnic while watching the lockage of pleasure craft. Children will be fascinated by the fish ladder, a structure unlike anything else in the world.
Lachine Canal National Historic Site
A veritable open-air museum, the Lachine Canal recounts the beginnings of industrialization in Montreal. Explore the ingenuity of this 1825 structure. Follow its urban course, sail through the locks by boat, and enjoy an oasis in the city.
Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site
The only Victorian-style house open to the public in the city, Sir George-Étienne Cartier’s home in Old Montreal offers an opportunity to become better acquainted with one of the Fathers of Confederation.