Parks Canada Kicks off Canada 150 Celebrations at Louis S. St-Laurent National Historic Site

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June 14, 2017   Compton, Quebec  Parks Canada Agency

Starting on June 24, Louis S. St-Laurent National Historic Site will begin welcoming visitors for the 2017 season.

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the Government is very pleased to offer free admission to all Parks Canada places in 2017. The FREE Parks Canada 2017 Discovery Pass provides unlimited opportunities to enjoy national parks, historic sites, and marine conservation areas across the country.

Canada’s historic sites will play a big part in the celebration of Canada 150. Rich and diverse programming awaits visitors at Louis S. St-Laurent National Historic Site this year.

  • On July 1, visitors are invited to take part in Canada Day celebrations. Exceptionally, members of the St-Laurent family will be present. Activities will include special entertainment, cake will be served in the garden, and temporary tattoos and surprise gifts will be handed out to visitors.
  • This year, the Country Fair will feature special activities highlighting aboriginal culture as well as arts and crafts and period games on July 9.
  • Sundays July 16, 23 and 30, the St-Laurent Puts on its Sunday Best Festival is back! Traditional music performances will be presented at 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 20, the third edition of the Garden Party will take place in the historic site’s beautiful garden and feature a corn roast, a concert and a not-to-be-missed rock’n’roll dance workshop.

For more details on offered experiences and hours of operation, visitors are encouraged to plan their visit ahead of time through our website to ensure the best possible experience

The FREE Parks Canada 2017 Discovery Pass is available from the Parks Canada Website as well as at Parks Canada entry gates and visitor centres. Partners such as Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) and CIBC are also distributing passes for Parks Canada.

Please note that only admission is free for 2017. There are fees for enhanced interpretative programs use.


“National parks, historic sites, and marine conservation areas represent the very best that Canada has to offer and tell stories of who we are, including the history, cultures, and contributions of Indigenous Peoples. As Canada turns 150 this year, the Government of Canada’s gift to you is free admission to all Parks Canada places. The Parks Canada team looks forward to welcoming you in 2017.”

The Honourable Catherine McKenna
Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada

Quick Facts

  • Louis S. St-Laurent National Historic Site is open from June 24 to September 24, Wednesday to Sunday and on holidays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • The St-Laurent residence contains over 2,500 objects that belonged to the family.
  • The site features a multimedia show and a tour of Louis S. St-Laurent’s home and general store, which will transport you back to the early 20th century.

Associated Links


Mathieu Dormaels
Public Relations and Communications Officer
La Mauricie and Western Quebec Field Unit
Parks Canada

Media Relations
Parks Canada Agency


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