Come and Celebrate Canada Historic Places Day on July 8 and 9 in Western Quebec’s National Historic Sites
2017 marks the 100th anniversary of national historic sites in Canada
July 6, 2017 Montreal, Quebec Parks Canada Agency
As Canadians mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation this year, it is also time to celebrate the 100th anniversary of national historic sites in Canada.
To mark the Canada Historic Places Day, numerous activities for all ages and all tastes await visitors in Western Quebec’s National Historic Sites, on July 8th and 9th.
- Family picnics at Battle of the Châteauguay and Fort Chambly National Historic Sites
- Traditional gardening workshop at Sir Wilfrid Laurier
- Activities on day-to-day life in the fort at Coteau-du-Lac
- Historic Chocolate Tasting at Sir George-Étienne Cartier
- Launch of tea salon Chez Julie at Manoir Papineau
- Activities and tasting of the new tea « L’enchanté » at Fort Témiscamingue
- Family picnic and Saint-Thibault at Forges du Saint-Maurice
- Old-time Country fair, with special indigenous culture program at Louis S. St-Laurent
Parks Canada offers visitors 171 remarkable and inspiring national historic places where they can explore our nation’s rich and diverse history and heritage. This year’s FREE 2017 Discovery Pass allows Canadians and international visitors alike to visit Parks Canada’s national historic sites, as well as national parks, and marine conservation areas, for free.
Canada’s list of national designations continues to grow, reflecting the rich heritage of our country and providing opportunities for Canadians to learn more about our diversity, including the history, cultures, and contributions of Indigenous Peoples.
Parks Canada is encouraging visitors to plan their trips and discover new and exciting destinations in 2017 by consulting Parks Canada’s website, or downloading the NEW Parks Canada Mobile App, for a list of hidden gems and other unique and memorable ways to celebrate Canada 150.
- There are 11 national historic sites managed by Parks Canada and open to visit in Western Quebec: Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site, The Fur Trade at Lachine National Historic Site, Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site, Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site, Sir Wilfrid Laurier National Historic Site, Fort Témiscamingue National Historic Site, Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site, Louis S. St-Laurent National Historic Site, Manoir Papineau National Historic Site, Fort Lennox National Historic Site, and Fort Chambly National Historic Site.
- In 1917, the Fort Anne National Historic Site in Nova Scotia is the foundation of the National Historic Sites Network and become the first designated site. In Quebec, the first designations of national historic significance were in 1920 and included sites like Forges du Saint-Maurice, Battle of the Châteauguay, Fort Chambly, and Fort Lennox among others.
Public Relations and Communications Officer
La Mauricie and Western Quebec Field Unit
Parks Canada Agency