Jean-Claude Poissant

Your member of parliament for

La Prairie

Jean-Claude Poissant

Your member of parliament for

La Prairie


Canada 150 celebrations kick off in national historic sites

Delson – June 13 – Starting June 17, the Greater Montréal area will begin hosting visitors for the 2017 season.

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the Government is pleased to offer free admission to Parks Canada sites in 2017. The Free Discovery Card offers unlimited opportunities to enjoy national parks and national historic sites and National marine conservation areas across the country.

National historic sites will play an important role in the celebrations surrounding the 150th anniversary of Confederation. As for those located in the Greater Montreal area, a rich and varied program awaits visitors once again this year. Here are some highlights:

  • On July 1st, Canada Day will be celebrated with animations and a cake tasting. At the Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site, historical re-enactments, fireworks and a musical show will be added.
  • July 8th marks the 100th anniversary of national historic sites. In the Greater Montreal area, celebrations will take place on July 8 and 9, and will include: family picnics at Coteau-du-Lac and Battle of the Châteauguay historic sites, a gardening workshop at The old at Sir Wilfrid Laurier and a historic chocolate tasting at Sir George-Étienne Cartier.
  • August 13 will be the Village Feast at Sir Wilfrid Laurier.
  • On August 19th, Coteau-du-Lac will present a country market.
  • Every weekend in August, to celebrate Archaeological Month, special events will be held at the Battle of the Châteauguay and Coteau-du-Lac sites.

Novelty! Launch of the Dream a Country at Sir George-Étienne-Cartier National Historic Site on July 1. This participatory exhibition will invite visitors to dream an ideal country and share their vision.

To ensure the best experience possible, visitors are encouraged to plan their visit and to visit our website for information on all available experiences and schedules.

The FREE Discovery 2017 entry card is available on-line as well as at Parks Canada entrance and reception centers. Partners, such as Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) and CIBC, will also distribute entry cards.

It should be noted that only entry will be free in 2017; The fee for enhanced interpretation services will remain in effect.


“National parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas represent what Canada has to offer, and they bear witness to our identity, including the history, cultures and contributions of Aboriginal peoples. This year, on Canada’s 150th anniversary, the Government of Canada offers free admission to Parks Canada sites. The Parks Canada team looks forward to welcoming you in 2017. ”

The Honorable Catherine McKenna

Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada

Facts at a Glance

  • On June 17, the Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier National Historic Sites, Fur Trade-at-Lachine, Coteau-du-Lac and Sir Wilfrid Laurier opened.
  • On June 24, the Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site opened.

Related Links

  • Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier National Historic Site
  • Lachine Fur Trade National Historic Site
  • Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site
  • Battle of the Chateauguay National Historic Site
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier National Historic Site
  • To order your free Discovery card

For Information :

Media Relations

Parks Canada Agency