Archaeology Month by Archéo-Québec is a can’t-miss experience for anyone who loves the study of humanity and its past. For the occasion, Pointe-à-Callière invites the public to come celebrate this captivating science at Canada’s largest archaeological museum, by offering a series of free activities for archaeology lovers of all ages!

Friday, August 6, 2021

A fascinating discovery at Pointe-à-Callière! An archaeologists tell all.
One of Pointe-à-Callière archaeologists will share details of a fascinating discovery made at the Museum in 2020, while carrying out their conservation work on the site of Fort Ville-Marie. Over 1,000 botanical remains were found beneath some loose pieces of wood that were part of an old building frame that had been demolished and abandoned in a basement, leading us to believe that the space had once been used as a root cellar. Surprising, this new discovery has allowed us to learn a bit more about the dietary habits of the inhabitants of New France.

Every 15 minutes, from 11 am to 1 pm
173 place D’Youville, Old Montreal
Free, registration required, spaces filling quickly: Registration

Celebrate Archaeology Month at Pointe-à-Callière

Photo: Marc-Antoine Zoueki

Saturdays, August 14 and 21, 2021

An Archaeo Mission for Families
Created for 9 to 12 years old, this guided workshop invites families to take part in an Archaeo-Adventure!  To earn degrees as apprentice archaeologists, parents and children must first meet the challenges their mission leader has in store for them. They’ll have to use their observational skills and test their manual dexterity by digging up an archaeological site in the Museum… just like the pros do!

350, place Royale, Old Montreal
Activity included in the price of admission to the Museum
Reservation in person, at admission desk

August 1st to August 31st

Guided tour of “A Parliament Beneath your Feet”

Celebrate Archaeology Month at Pointe-à-Callière

Photo: Sébastien Roy

Tuesdays through Sundays, during regular Museum hours, enjoy a guided tour of the new outdoor exhibition, “A Parliament Beneath Your Feet”! On Place d’Youville West, stroll over the remains of a magnificent building, over 100 metres long, that was in turn home to Saint Anne’s Market and the Parliament of the United Province of Canada.Join your family in taking up various challenges along the tour route as you have fun exploring this jewel of our heritage!

20-minute tours, every day in the month of August
Tuesday through Friday, from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday, from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm
Place D’Youville, Old Montreal
Free – No reservation

August 1st to 31st

Pointe-à-Callière’s Archaeo Quiz

All August long, the Museum is challenging you to take its archaeology-themed quiz!
On Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, do your best to answer our questions on Facebook and Instagram for a chance to win a one-and-a-half-hour tour with one of our experts, during which you’ll get to discover Pointe-à-Callière’s archaeological sites. You will be sent an entry form with the answer to the question of the day.

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