Manoir Papineau National Historic Site

Set in Montebello, halfway between Gatineau and Montréal, Manoir Papineau is a page straight out of 19th century history that opens right before your eyes: the grand estate of Louis-Joseph Papineau, a leading figure in Canadian politics, where a manor house with four towers stands proudly.

Students jobs

Find out what positions are available for the summer of 2023 at national historic sites in Quebec: interpretation, visitor services and maintenance.

Enchanting domain

Let yourself be charmed by the beautiful Papineau estate and wander between the garden, the seigneurial alley and the family museum.

Historical preservation

The Parks Canada team is working to give the past a future. See the improvements made to the site in recent years.

Visiting Manoir Papineau National Historic Site

Activities and experiences

Take a guided tour of the site and participate in discovery activities on your own, with family or friends.

Plan a visit

See information about hours of operation, fees, facilities, parking, and more.

Tours and programs

Plan your next outing: Guided tour, discovery activities and more.


Learn about the daily visitor fees, free admission for youth and more.

About Manoir Papineau National Historic Site

Culture and history

Read about the history of the seigneurial estate and the life of politician Louis-Joseph Papineau.

Stewardship and management

Find out about job offers, partners, the Manoir Papineau National Historic Site management plan and more.

Contact Manoir Papineau National Historic Site

General inquiries:

514-283-6054 or 1-888-773-8888 (toll free)

Hours of operation

Schedule for the 2023 season
Manoir Papineau National Historic Site will reopen on Saturday, May 20, 2023.
Complete schedule

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