Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site

Quebec City, Canada

Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site commemorates the second voyage of Jacques Cartier; more precisely in 1535-1536 when he and his shipmates wintered near the Iroquoian village of Stadacona (Quebec City). It also recalls the establishment of the first residence of the Jesuit missionaries in Quebec, in 1625-1626.

Moreover, by the end of the 17th century up to the opening of the national historic site in 1972, it hosted numerous hand-crafted and industrial activities such as a tannery, a pottery, a brickyard, a shipyard, a sawmill, a junkyard and a snow-dumping lot.

Today, the site offers a museum exhibition, animations for elementary and high school groups, thematic events, and a natural habitat in an inner-city park. A cycleway and the linear park of Saint-Charles river also cross the park’s ground.



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Benjamin Forbes (13 months ago)
Its a nice calm place. Lot of space to settle down for relaxing or a picnic
Felix Thompson (15 months ago)
This is a very nice park with place for bikes to ride. Sit and talk with beautiful nature ☺️
JonyP (18 months ago)
Nice place to relax and socialize!
Nathan Price (19 months ago)
Despite the office is closed at this moment, i still appreciated enough my experience here because your spacious park has lots of information panels, paths and mostly, great views of the downtown area with his skyscrapers. But, my other dislike, the parking lots are not free. For my experience, i will rate 4 of 5.
Rajiv Juggernauth (2 years ago)
Quiet, riverside park. There’s also a small museum/interpretive center about the early French settlers and first contact with the Natives (This is the site where explorer and trader Jacques Cartier hunkered down for winter. The crew survived climate conditions and disease with help from the Natives).
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