Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site
Located in Montreal, Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site is the perfect place to understand the birth of modern Canada and the 19th-century bourgeoisie.
Introduce students of different grade levels to educational programs and activities to be held on site or in the classroom.
These programs bring social studies concepts to life in a stimulating learning environment.
Classroom activities: Free online workshops hosted by École en réseau
Parks Canada is pleased to partner with École en réseau to present free online workshops all year long. These workshops are intended for elementary school students in cycles 1, 2 and 3, as well as high school students.
They cover different themes as history, outdoors and conservation.
For the complete program and to register, visit École en réseau. * Please note that English workshops are listed after the French version on the website.
The day before each presentation, those who have signed up will receive an email with a link to join the workshop.
All presentations will be recorded and can be viewed after the original presentation date using a link provided to those that registered for the presentation.
On-site activity: “Dream into action!” guided tour
Suggested content: Sir George-Étienne Cartier is an actor of change and a reformist politician who is key to Canada’s history. In Cartier’s home, students explore a country under construction and a bourgeois house. They experience the Canadian political system and the notion of civic involvement through interactive games, discussions and reflections.Target group: Elementary school students (3rd cycle):
Length of visit: 2 hours divided into two activities of around 50 minutes each
Dates: available in September, October, November, December, April, May and June
Fees: See costs per student
On-site activity: “A Victorian Christmas” guided tour
Suggested content: Enter the magical world of Christmas in the home of a prosperous 19th century family and witness the final festive preparations!
Target group: Elementary school students (3rd cycle):
Length of visit: 90 minutes
Dates: available in November and December
Fees: See costs per student
French-language Learning Groups
See Group activities.
Reservations and information
Please note that there is a bus drop-off area and that it is possible for the group to have lunch on site (students must bring a lunch, as there is no catering service).
Experiences offered by Parks Canada are part of the culture and education resource directory (in French only). Financial support from the Government of Québec could be provided. For further information, please refer to the ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur Website or contact your school administration.
To prepare for your visit to Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier National Historic Site:
Watch the State of Play video with your students.
A short animation video introduces George-Étienne Cartier and reviews the main historic milestones leading to Confederation.
Duration: 15 minutes.
Watch or download the video
State of Play
Check out the interactive learning guide for Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site.
A fun and interactive document introduces the key concepts of the visit. Students read actively and rise to different challenges.
Public: Elementary - 3rd cycle.
Duration: 30 minutes.
Download the dynamic version (Computers only)
- Download the file. (PDF, 8,6 Mo).
- Open the file with Google Chrome (free).You can also open it using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (free).
To read the document on a smartphone or a tablet, please use the static version.
Download the static version (All supports)
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