Discovering history and archaeology in Montréal at Pointe-à-Callière

Attractions to discover, June 7, 2021 2021-06-07
Pointe-à-Callière, Cité d’archéologie et d’histoire de Montréal
Photo credit: Raphael Thibodeau

Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex is located right where Montréal was founded and invites you to enjoy cultural activities rich in history and discoveries for the whole family this summer. Take part in immersive experiences to cultivate your interest in Montreal, Quebec and Canada, but also in civilizations from around the world in this museum, where seven pavilions are connected by underground passages.

You can learn about a variety of historical events through several exhibits suitable for different age groups and tastes. Here are three of them.

4,500 years of history in Montréal

With the help of numerous archaeological traces, the renewed Crossroads Montréal exhibition invites you to plunge into the past and understand the importance of exchanges and meetings among Indigenous Peoples, and between Indigenous Peoples and Europeans. The interactive digital installations make this museum a unique place in North America where you can travel through the major historical eras and events of Old Montréal.

Montréal au coeur des échanges
Photo credit: Patrick Desrochers

Explore a pirate ship!

The ship of Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville, Canada's most renowned privateer, is available to all young pirates for an adventure at sea during the days of New France. In Come aboard! Pirates or Privateers? children will be guided by Coco, the mischievous parrot, and will experience the same adventures as d'Iberville did on the St. Lawrence River. The children will smell the stench of the ships of yesteryear, they will have to hunt rats, they will learn the basics of how to operate a ship, in short, they will live a fun experience out of the ordinary. Come aboard, young explorers!

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