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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li Fu (19 months ago)
nice
Mathieu Robitaille (2 years ago)
Really nice park with great views and in the middle of the city
Myriam Lavoie (2 years ago)
Beautiful large park, very clean and well tended, great for some quiet time or a picnic. Access to the river, and there are ducks from Spring to Fall. No amenities - the Park's Canada building is always closed (at least I've never seen it open), so no public bathrooms. There is a water fountain near the sculpture.
Christina Huang (2 years ago)
Nice for a stroll after work on a summer night. Also the bike path along St Charles is amazing and full of artsy exhibitions in the months of July and August.
Eric Dombrowski (3 years ago)
My daughter likes to go there to feed the ducks
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