The Montreal Heritage Calendar

Day by day. Have fun discovering the many attractions in and around Montreal.

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August 10, 2018

All the lifelong day! The triumphs and tragedies of a working-class neighbourhood

» Écomusée du fier monde

Discover the tale of the Centre-Sud, a microcosm of the Industrial Revolution in Montreal. Come witness the impact of industry on labour and on the living conditions of working-class families.

A worker in the Hydraulic Machinery factory, circa 1900.

Fonds Hydraulic Machinery, Écomusée du fier monde

Balenciaga Master of Couture

» Musée McCord d'histoire canadienne in collaboration with Victoria and Albert Museum of London

Revered by his contemporaries and future fashion designers alike, Cristóbal Balenciaga represents the pinnacle of haute couture in the 1950s and 1960s.

An North-America exclusivity

Exhibit poster

© McCord Museum

Haunted Red Light District Ghost Walk by Secret Montréal

» Guidatour

Led by a professional actor and storyteller, hear twisted tales about the dark and salacious history of the old Red Light District.

Reservation mandatory by calling 514 844-4783. Tickets cannot be purchased on site. Places are limited.

Ghosts of the Red Light

Secret Montréal

MARISA PORTOLESE | In The Studio With Notman

» Musée McCord d'histoire canadienne

Montreal artist Marisa Portolese is exhibiting a series of portraits inspired by her research into the Notman collection, making portraits of women from a feminist perspective.

Jinyoung Kim

© 2018 © Marisa Portolese

Montréal Ghosts - Traditional Ghost Walk

» Guidatour

During the Traditional Ghost Walk, follow a storyteller and discover many unexplained phenomena that haunted and still haunt the streets and alleyways of Old Montréal. Shivers guaranteed!

The tickets are on sale from 7:30 pm to 8:20 pm the night of the tours. Adults: $25.00 Students: $21.00;Youth (12-17 years): $16.00 Reservations highly recommended at 514 844-4021 / 1 800 363-4021 info@fantommontreal.com / www.fantommontreal.com

Old Montreal East: A captivating walking tour

» Guidatour

With a professional guide, explore this walking tour full of information on history and architecture, and many anecdotes revealing the secrets of Old Montreal from yesterday to today!

Itinerary: includes the inside of Notre-Dame Basilica, goes towards Cours Le Royer and finishes at Bonsecours Market. (Adults : $ 26.50 - Seniors & Students : $ 24.00 - Children (6-12 years) : $ 15.00). Reservation mandatory for the visit scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays in March, April, November and December and recommended every other time of the year.

Old Montreal VIP Guided Tour

» Guidatour

Semi-private walking tour (6 people max./group) of Old Montréal with a professional guide. Experience a personalized tour with some special attentions such as a beverage and rest stop treat.

Semi-private walking tour of Old Montréal VIP by Guidatour

Guidatour / Montréal Ghosts

Old Montréal West: A captivating walking tour

» Guidatour

With a professional guide, explore this walking tour full of information on history and architecture, and many anecdotes revealing the secrets of Old Montreal from yesterday to today!

Itinerary: includes the inside of Notre-Dame Basilica, goes towards Mc Gill Street and finishes in front of Pointe-à-Callière Museum. (Adults : $ 26.50 - Seniors and Students : $ 24.00 - Children (6-12 years) : $ 15.00). French tour upon reservation! Reservation mandatory for the visit scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays in March, April, November and December and recommended every other time of the year.

Shalom Montreal Stories and Contributions of the Jewish Community

» Musée McCord d'histoire canadienne

Come and discover how the Jewish community has participated in the city’s growth and development during the 20th century in Montreal.

Exhibition view

© Marilyn Aitken –McCord Museum

The Farmhouse Gardens

» Maison Saint-Gabriel, musée et site historique

Today, through its collection and its interpretation, it brings rural life of the 17th century back to life. The gardens and the vegetable patch are living and complementary aspects of this.

Unearthing Montreal's luminous past : A living archeological legacy

» Château Ramezay - Musée et site historique de Montréal in collaboration with Desjardins

For the City’s 375th anniversary, come see an exhibit featuring the archeology of Montreal.

Inspired by the publication Lumières sous la ville : Quand l’archéologie raconte Montréal, and for the City’s 375th anniversary, the Château Ramezay is presenting an exhibit featuring the archeology of Montreal. Visitors will have an opportunity to get a close-up look at some of the artifacts which illustrate the lives of those who have lived on this island, from prehistoric Aboriginal peoples to industrial era Montrealers. This book, published in fall 2016 by Recherches amérindiennes du Québec, was written under the direction of archeologists Anne-Marie Balac and François C. Bélanger. The book is available for purchase at the Château Ramezay's bookstore.

Picture of the exhibition Unearthing Montreal's luminous past : A living archeological legacy!

©PÀC, photo : Alain Vandal

Legend


The Montreal Heritage Calendar was produced by Héritage Montréal in collaboration with the Montreal Heritage Network and its partners.