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Bedondaine et Bedons Ronds

Chambly 450 447-5165 | 1 866 447-5165 bedondaine.com

The Brewery offers craft beers brewed on site using traditional methods. Beer museum with a collection of 27,000 items. Unique atmosphere, decor and recipes. Group reservations available. Cosy terrace in the summertime.

BFLY

Brossard 1 888-660-3292 BFLY.com

Bfly propose aux familles de vivre la magie du rêve avec son expérience unique. Venez interagir avec des centaines de papillons en liberté dans la plus belle volière au monde. En compagnie de personnages fantastiques, les enfants peuvent également participer à une mission secrète et interactive! En plus de son expérience...

Biophare

Sorel-Tracy 1 877 780-5740 biophare.com

The exhibitions presented at the Biophare allow visitors to discover the multiple heritage features of the Sorel region and Sorel islands. From one showroom to the other, visitors will be transported in a fascinating universe which combines nature and culture. All-new in 2018, the admission to the Biophare is included in...

Blockhaus de la rivière Lacolle

Saint-Paul-de-l'Île-aux-Noix 450 246-3227 | 450 291-3166 ileauxnoix.com

The Lacolle River Blockhouse, built in 1781, is the last authentic representative of this type of building in Québec. It has witnessed war making, which is explained in their new permanent exhibition. A touch screen allows visitors to deepen their knowledge through informational screens, and a video recounting the Battle...

Located 40 km from Montreal, between lakes Saint-François and Saint-Louis, it is one of the largest hydroelectric plants in the world since 1932! Take a tour of the facilities and learn more about its heritage, Art Deco architecture, construction stages, as well as its 38 generating units spread out over nearly one...

Centre d’interprétation du site archéologique Droulers-Tsiionhiakwatha

Saint-Anicet 450 264-3030 | 1 866 690-3030 | Hors saison : 450 264-5411 sitedroulers.ca

Welcome to Tsiionhiakwatha (where we pick fruit)! A unique place perfect for special family activities! An authentic Iroquoian Village takes you back in time to discover the fascinating world of First Nations. A guided tour is offered along with several other family activities, including a night in a longhouse! This...

Chouette à voir !

Saint-Jude 450 773-8521, poste 8545 uqrop.qc.ca

Come visit Québec’s largest collection of birds of prey in this unique avian rehabilitation & education centre. Two bird of prey flying demonstrations are held each day, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Display aviaries, guided tour of the rehabilitation complex, exhibitions, scavenger hunt for owl statuettes hidden in forest...

Inaugurated in 1887, the Co-cathedral is neo-Gothic in style and features a neo-Byzantine dome; it is listed as a heritage building. Its museum, which was recently inaugurated, houses a collection of items that date back to the origins of the parish, in 1697. Its heritage value and unique character make it one of the...

Collection Lux Æterna

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu 450 376-2244 luxaeterna.ca

The Lux Æterna Collection’s Noble Crystal Clair Reliquaire de la Terre Exhibition is open on a permanent basis. This grouping of many natural wonders, from all corners of the earth, is unique in North America. You can discover and find many varieties of stones, crystals, quartz, jewelry and gemstones, as well as...

Domaine Ozias Leduc

Mont-Saint-Hilaire 450 536-3033 mbamsh.qc.ca

Domaine Ozias Leduc is a unique place in Québec; it features elements that serve as a tribute to the legacy and identity of artist-painter Ozias Leduc. This interpretation centre comprises the artist’s birth house; a building of heritage interest that is also recognized for its high architectural and historical value....

Facing the unique panoramic view of the Boucherville Islands, Church Sainte-Famille invites you to discover its many heritage attractions. Founded in 1667, Boucherville is one of the oldest cities in Québec, and the “Place de l’église” represents its historic core. Made of stone, with the former convent on its right and...

Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum, offers a journey into the fascinating world of railways. Explore the largest collection of Canadian railway vehicles and hop on board some of them. Both children and adults can visit the model train room or set out for a ride on a miniature railway or tramway.

Fondation de la Maison Trestler

Vaudreuil-Dorion 450 455-6290 trestler.qc.ca

Historic site which also serves as a multidisciplinary venue and a privileged place for cultural and social meetings and interaction. (History, concerts, three art galleries and hall rental possibilities for stakeholders from the private sector). Personalized guided tours are available. In additition, there will be the...

NEW! Contrebande, an exhibition to outwit. One mission, three assets and one exhibition. Become the greatest smuggler of New France. «Halt, who goes there?» the guard stands before you as you heart beats faster. Will your character be able to plot and scheme to get ahead in this adventure? With this new exhibition, the...

Fort-Lennox National Historic Site

Saint-Paul-de-l'Île-aux-Noix 450 291-5700 parcscanada.gc.ca/fortlennox

Over the next two years (2018 and 2019), Fort Lennox National Historic Site will be closed to the public due to an extensive conservation project over historic buildings. The reception centre and tourist information office, located on the mainland, will be open to the public during the 2018 and 2019 summer seasons....

Discover Chambly by downloading the free audio tracks for a geolocated tour of the heritage trail, or by renting an audio guide during the summer. The audio tracks are available at all times on the website baladodecouverte.com. Listen to colourful anecdotes and dialogue, as you explore the trail which comprises...

Électrium is the place to be for the curious of mind to learn all about electricity. A variety of entertaining and educational experiences make a guided tour of the centre fun for everyone. On the program: observation of an electric eel, a duel of impulses, exploration of physical and magnetic phenomena, a rundown of...

La Maison amérindienne

Mont-Saint-Hilaire 450 464-2500 maisonamerindienne.com

To the sound of beating drums and traditional songs, come discover the know-how and knowledge of the people of the First Nations at La Maison amérindienne. Recognized as a place of national significance with regards to the origin of maple, La Maison amérindienne is a place where people can exchange ideas, share and come...

La Petite Grange

Salaberry-de-Valleyfield 450 371-3510 | 1 877 371-3510 lapetitegrange.ca

Chocolate factory, bakery, pastry and sandwich shop; La Petite Grange will seduce you with their delicacies! An interactive presentation with taste testing will captivate the family in the chocolate Welcome Centre. The whole team works hard to make your visit a unique experience! The personalized customer service,...

Le Centre de Bienvenue de Kahnawake

Kahnawake 450 635-2929 | 450 632-6030 kahnawaketourism.com

The Kahnawà:ke Tourism Welcome Center, located in the heart of Kahnawà:ke, a mohawk community 10 minutes from downtown Montreal. Experience Kahnawà:ke’s vivid culture with a guided tour of the town, or plan your entire visit with us. The Welcome Center should be your first stop when visiting. Stop by for a free map and...

Lieu historique national de Coteau-du-Lac

Coteau-du-Lac 450 763-5631 | 1 888 773-8888 parcscanada.gc.ca/coteau

7,000 years of history right beneath your feet! As you witness the raw power of the river swirls and eddies, you will be reminded that Canada’s first fortified lock canal was built right here. Take part in a wide variety of family activities: the canon challenge, geocaching activities and the Xplorers program. New this...

On October 26, 1813 in this very spot, 300 men repelled an invading force of 2,000 soldiers! It is often said that this was the battle that saved Montréal. Discover the strategies behind that decisive day. Visit the interpretation centre, and then go explore the 14-km long stretch of battlefield. Perhaps one of your...

Maison de la culture Villebon

Beloeil 450 467-2835, poste 2914 culture.beloeil.ca

Built in 1944, the Maison de la culture Villebon is the centerpiece of the City of Beloeil’s architectural heritage. This former residence now serves as a cultural meeting place and is accessible to the general public. The venue presents both intimate shows and professional exhibitions.

This French style house was built in 1766. Formerly located in the Vieux-Boucherville area, it was moved to its current site in 1964. Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine spent part of his childhood there. The house which was listed as a Historic Monument in 1965, is currently located in Parc De La Broquerie, which includes a...

The only house inhabited by Félix Leclerc that is open to the public is a heritage building and houses a permanent exhibition. The creative world remembers him as a man that traced the history and culture of Québec with his songs, poems and plays. A terrace and a beautiful garden are equipped for families and cyclists...