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The Fur Trade at Lachine National Historic Site
Join us at Lachine Canal National Historic Site - there is so much to see here with two museums and two beautiful parks running the length of two peninsulas, we'll probably need to make a repeat visit later in the summer! We can start off with the Fur Trade museum (free for kids, adults $4) and then walk the length of the peninsula - bring your cameras because the site is beautiful! Kids will likely be hungry after the walk so we can stop at the tip of the penninsula for a picnic and games before heading back and maybe ending the outing with a visit to the Musée de Lachine if the kids are still up for it :) ----- How to get here: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/qc/lachine/visit/directions I have room in my car for 3 people if you want to meet in NDG around 12:15pm which is the time I will be leaving at. Step into the vibrant fur trade era in the heart of Old Lachine. Pass through the doors of the 1803 stone warehouse and relive a vibrant page of history through the lives of voyageurs, the bourgeois and the Amerindians. Imagine bales of pelts, stacked crates of goods and barrels of provisions. In the air there is the distinct smell of beaver pelts - the most coveted of the furs brought out of the wilderness. Fur Trade Historic Site: https://www.google.ca/search?q=the+fur+trade+at+lachine&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi-yqSwjcniAhWsdd8KHXQRDwYQ_AUIEigD&biw=2236&bih=1010 Musée de Lachine comprises the Le Ber-Le Moyne heritage site, a designated archaeological collection, 17th-century buildings and a vast, 50-piece sculpture garden called Musée plein air de Lachine. In addition to its permanent historical exhibition, the Musée provides a discovery space on the fur trade in New France. Musée de Lachine : https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Attraction_Review-g155032-d4508203-Reviews-Musee_de_Lachine-Montreal_Quebec.html
Join us for a fun family day at Jarry Park! This park, which offers a magnificent view of Mont Royal, welcomes visitors of all ages and all origins. Children can swim or fly their kites, while those who enjoy a stroll can follow the trails leading to the pond and its fountain. Bring your picnic blankets, snacks, games, sunscreen, kites, frisbees etc! There is a swimming pool and a wading pool in the park as well so if you are interested in taking a dip with your kids bring your swimming gear and towels as well! I have a gas BBQ which I am happy to bring and we can grill some hot dogs and burgers in the outdoors! Please send your ideas on what will make this picnic day amazing for you so we can coordinate. All the best looking forward to a great day! :)
Join us at the Stewart Museum on St. Helen's Island - Park Jean Drapeau. On the first Sunday of the month Stewart Museum is free! We'll start with a walk from Jean Drapeau station through the park, then visit the museum. Snacks, picnic and games for the kids after the museum. Best way to get to Park Jean Drapeau is by yellow line metro, get on at Berri UQAM, ride one stop and get off at Jean Drapeau! ----- See: Stewart Museum: http://www.stewart-museum.org/en/ Spanning more than five centuries, History and Memory features themes that range from navigation and maritime trade to day-to-day life in New France. The almost 500 objects, documents, and rare books in the exhibition, some displayed for the first time, are showcased on two floors of the Museum. As part of the 375th anniversary of Montreal, the exhibition gives you a great look about Montreal's ancestors. Park Jean Drapeau: http://www.parcjeandrapeau.com/en/ The unique parc Jean-Drapeau, renowned for its diverse cultural and sports programming, is the perfect place for family, couples and friends getaways, only 5 minutes from downtown Montreal!
Join us for play and a pedal boat ride at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park. Rental of a pedal boat is $5 per person for a 20min ride. Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park: https://cotesaintluc.org/announcement20170517 The park itself is beautiful. There’s the Human Rights Walkway with its plaques commemorating men and women who have worked for human rights. Near the walkway is the impressive Shalom Bloom Sculpture Garden which features stunning bronze animal sculptures along a meandering path. There are also baseball fields, the chalet, the picturesque pond where you can rent pedal boats during the summer, and a colourful splash pad. Close to the parking lot on the corner of Stephen Leacock and Louis Pasteur is the brand new playground. The equipment is a mixture of ropes, rubber and metal contraptions which you can climb, swing from, and slide down. The rope climber is immense and you can climb the sides and all over the top, then down through the “black hole”.