As Quebec City played such an important role in the history of North America, it is an ideal location for student groups to integrate their learning with a great experience. We can provide a variety of services such as: Walking tours, Step on services and accompaniment services. In addition, we have student group activities that can be added to your groups visit.
Also, we have developed a fun activity in the form of a Scavenger Hunt; where the students work in groups of 4 to find the correct answers to questions we have prepared. This can be done in addition to the walking tour or separately.
Promenades Fantômes : The Original Ghost Walking Tour
The darkest years of New France are just around the corner with Promenades Fantômes : The Original Ghost Walking Tour.
In the very heart of old Quebec City, this unique and interactive experience will offer scares, laughs and history. Our friendly and knowledgeable ghostly guides will gladly uncover the darker side of history of the colony, recounting the stories of worst criminals, sentences and even torture practices of the French or English regimes. Meet some of the colony’s worst scoundrels with our interactive street theatre “Crimes in New-France” Discover local superstitions and legends of yore, and visit scenes where death has left its mark with “Legends and superstitions”. On a lighter note, our jolly ghosts invite you to come relive the old Christmas traditions or experience winter as the French settlers did in our tour “Christmas in New-France”.
The executioner Jean Rattier and his wife Marie Rivière summon you, but one question remains: Will you dare to try it?
Not only Canada’s first iron industry, but also its first industrial village, that is the Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site’s very essence. On the shore of the Saint-Maurice River and bordered by a brook, the Forges combines cultural and natural treasures. In the Grande Maison it is possible to enter the universe of this original industrial community. The blast furnace reveals the mystery of iron-making. The archaeological remains are witnesses of this era where life of the whole community centered on the intense iron production. After your visit, precious images will be forever moulded in your memory...
Visit Experience in PRISON ! – Musée québécois de culture populaire
In the Old Prison of Trois-Rivières, guides (some of who are ex-convicts) will take you on a tour of this 19th century prison, to show you what prison inmates’ daily life was like and the extreme conditions they lived in. The visit to the cells and dungeons are sure to shock you.
Housed in a historic monument built in 1809, this center of interpretation on the history of the Patriots from 1837 to 1838 is a real historical adventure. Using reconstructed elements and many artifacts, the Maison immerses you into the era of the Patriots: guided tours of the exhibition and the village of Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu, exhibitions, cultural activities and various events. In French Only
Live the legend by re-enacting famous Quebec historical events in a dynamic workshop where you will discover some of the most renowned local legends. The crowd will impersonate legendary characters in front of their colleagues in an amusing and convivial atmosphere. "The legends workshop : amusing, educational & dynamic. A truly memorable activity!"
Talented artists transform pieces of pine, basswood and butternut into beautiful objects. The workshop is the creative center of the museum. Visitors will have the rare opportunity to meet and talk to local sculptors and to watch an animated presentation of Québec’s most famous legends.
Audacious prospectors! Unusual experiences and great emotion in view! Puzzled? Then come and discover the mysterious atmosphere of a copper mine. Follow the Gilles Family through the captivating world of this main resource of Canada. Be seduced by the art of “repoussé” (embossed copper), talentedly interpreted by the master craftsman Albert Gilles for 75 years. His virtuosity was praised by prestigious people, such as Pope Pius Xll, Walt Disney, and Mae West! Tools and copper await your groups! They will love the challenge!
Experience the battles of the Plains of Abraham as if you were actually there through an incredible immersive projection featuring original accounts from the protagonists of the period. Follow this epic story through a collection of uniforms, large maps, scale models, interactive games, and period reproductions. You’ll learn all about the strategies, skirmishes, tactics, camp life, clothing, and regiments.
Accompanied by British officers, learn all about the living conditions of the soldiers billeted in one of the Martello Towers. Through a highly interactive historical activity, students participate in military life of 1812 by joining in competitions and games. Accessories include guns, wooden horse, artifacts and early 19th-century decor.
Montmorency Falls is a natural and historic site that is just breath-taking. The falls are 83 meters or 272 feet (30 meters or 100 feet higher than Niagara Falls). Cable car, interpretation centre, pedestrian foot bridge across the falls, stairs to the base of the falls for a panoramic view, boutiques and a restaurant of fine Québécoise cuisine are all on site.
The shrine, North America's oldest pilgrimage site, attracts some one million visitors a year. Marvel at the fabulous neo-Roman style basilica with its golden statue of Saint Anne. Admire the hundreds of stained glass windows, the nave, and the valuable works of art. Come recharge your batteries at this beautiful place of worship in the splendid countryside of the Côte-de-Beaupré region.
Fort Chambly is located at the edge of the Richelieu River, at the foot of the Chambly rapids. Built in 1711, this imposing stone fortification protected New France from a potential British invasion. During the War of 1812, the British Army built an important military complex on the site. The fort has resisted the upheavals of history and remains a valued reminder of the French presence in North America. Restored by Parks Canada, Fort Chambly now houses exhibitions showcasing key moments in the history of New France.