With the warm weather finally here, why not take advantage to discover some of Québec’s historic sites? Here are five destinations you can travel to with exo and immerse yourself in history.
This house that was designed and built in 1945 by painter and sculptor Paul-Émile Borduas has been transformed into an exhibition centre devoted to his work. Located on the banks of the Richelieu River, this historical site is where the Québec artist wrote his famous manifesto, Refus global.
Opened in 1843, the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal was once an important commercial waterway for shipping lumber. It then became a popular destination thanks to its retro atmosphere and spectacular walking paths. Enjoy a day at the historic canal or take advantage to visit the local terraces for an exceptional outing.
Designated a national historic site of Canada in 2002, Chemin Senneville provides the perfect setting for a bike ride through Québec’s rich past. Along its 6.7-kilometre path, you’ll discover historic buildings dating from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries on the last agricultural lands farmed on the Island of Montréal.
Spend the afternoon travelling back in time on the Sainte-Thérèse Heritage Circuit. Featuring 12 historic buildings, the route allows you to thoroughly explore the past of this town on the North Shore.
This linear park, which begins at the banks of the Rivière des Prairies and follows one of the last open-cut streams in Montréal, the Grou Stream, was also the site of historic battles between French colonists and the Iroquois in 1690. Experience this site that’s loaded with history.