Symphony, ballet, opera, drama, art galleries,museums, and summer concerts and festivals are all part of Montreal's and Quebec's diversified cultural tradition. With such an impressive array of cultural facilities and shows to choose from, your main problem may be deciding which one to go to!
In addition to the city's "Just for Laughs" comedy festival, International Jazz Festival, World Film Festival and Les Francofolies French-language festival of song, major events take place as well. Every year Montreal organizes mega-events which attract huge crowds of visitors and local residents alike. The "Wet and Wild" event in spring, and the "Black and Blue" festival in fall regularly draw some 40 000 participants. In the summer of 1997, the annual Divers-extravaganza attracted a crowd estimated at close to 500 000! Sports fans will find three major league teams in Montreal: our famous hockey team, the Canadiens; the Montreal Expos baseball club ; and, our own Canadian professional football team, the Alouettes. These teams utilize comfortable, modern facilities and ticket prices are affordable.
Quebecers love to celebrate, and the many special events hold in the city each year are a proof of that. At the end of January, the most famous Winter Carnival in the world is a rendez-vous for locals and international visitors. In March, Quebec City offers its unique celebration Fest*Iver : a celebration of winter activities in the area. Summer comes with its festivals such as International Jazz and Blues Nights, du Maurier Québec Summer Festival, Loto-Québec Fireworks Competition, New France Days, Expo Quebec and in September, la Fête Arc-en-Ciel de Quebec.
A magnet for world travelers and one of the world's most exciting metropolises, few cities can compare with Montreal. Founded early in the 16th century and dubbed "Mount Royal" by French explorer Jacques Cartier, Montreal is modern, cosmopolitan and alive with culture. The city abounds in buildings which reflect a rich architectural heritage, particularly in the fascinating and historic Old Montreal and Old Port areas. The city's Olympic facilities, casino, high-rise central business core, 30 kilometer underground city and four university campuses attest to the economic vitality of Montreal. The combination of these features appeals to visitors worldwide and has helped to make this largely French-speaking metropolis a major player on the international scene. Montreal is located on the island of the same name in the St. Lawrence River. At the crossroads of French, English and a myriad of other cultures, Montreal owes its unique character to history... and Montrealers have made their city a warm, welcoming destination.
An efficient public transit system is available for travel within the city. The metro (subway) stations for the gay Village are Berri-UQAM, Beaudry and Papineau on the green line. City buses, commuter trains and the metro can be combined for easy access at very reasonable rates There are four metro lines in the Greater Montreal network (green, orange, yellow and blue), with a total of 70 stations found mainly on the Island of Montreal. Trains run approximately every five to seven minutes, and make reaching the most popular tourist venues easy and convenient. St. Joseph's Oratory, the Botanical Gardens, the Biodom, Old Montreal, The Montreal Casino, theatres, cinemas and concert halls are just minutes from the Village. Free metro maps are available at any metro booth or ticket counter. Metro service operates daily beginning at approximately 5:30 am and continuing until approximately 1:00 am. Be certain to check schedules for exact times.
Most activities in Montréal take place in the Village. The Village covers an area extending from St. Denis Street in the west to Papineau Avenue in the east, and is bordered by Sherbrooke Street to the north and René-Lévesque Boulevard to the south. Nightlife in the Village is vibrant and captivating! Indeed much of the excitement is fueled by the cluster of nightclubs spread out along Ste-Catherine Street East in the quarter between Berri-UQAM and Papineau métro stations. Visitors will also find a large selection of restaurants, cafés, hotels, art galleries, theatres, bars, saunas, retailers and other businesses in this area of Montreal. You'll find everything you need to make your stay in Montreal most pleasant.
Casino de Montreal is located on man-made Île Notre-Dame, one of several islands set midstream in the St. Lawrence just opposite downtown.
The island was built to host the 1967 World Exposition, Expo 67, and has since grown into one of Montreal's largest attractions. Close by the Casino are well known La Ronde Amusement Park, the Biosphere, and the David M. Stewart Museum of colonial history. Casino de Montreal can be reached by Limousine (Île Ste-Hélène station on the yellow line from Berri-UQAM station, or city bus no 167), or by car via De La Concorde bridge off the Bonaventure Expressway, Autoroute 10. Visitors to the islands will also find the Gilles Villeneuve racetrack, the Floralies gardens, and the famed Hélène de Champlain restaurant. Plan your time well and let Montreal keep you entertained 24 hours a day!
Montreal Museums in Quebec, Canada
Musée d'art contemporain , 185 Sainte-Catherine Street West , Tel.: (514) 847-6212 , Place-des-Arts metro
Handicapped facilities: total access, Open: Monday: closed; Tuesday, Thursday to Sunday: from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday: from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, which forms part of the Place-des-Arts complex in downtown Montréal, is the only gallery in Canada devoted solely to contemporary art. In 1993, it was awarded the Grand Prix by the Montréal Urban Community's Arts Council. From April 26 to September 2, the Museum is presenting Louise Bourgeois, Selected works 1947-1995 . Presented for the first time in Canada, this exhibition brings together some fifty works (illustrations, drawings, sculptures) by Louise Bourgeois. Through her work, this French-born American artist, who has been dubbed "the popess of contemporary art", explores the troubled universe of her childhood. From May 17 to September 29 come and see Louis Comtois. This exhibition presents the high points in the evolution of painter Louis Comtois. In spite of a career cut short while he was at the height of his powers, the sheer size, consistency, and depth of his artistic production and of his quest marked by colour and light, make Comtois a key figure among Québec artists.
The Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, 1379-1380 Sherbrooke Street West Tel.: (514) 285-1600, Peel metro, Handicapped facilities: partial access, Open: Tuesday to Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. A rock floating among the clouds, a huge apple filling a room, a man with a bowler hat profiled against the scenery... these very evocative images have a name: Magritte! The first ever presentation in Canada of the work of the famous Belgian surrealist. From June 20 to October 27, this exhibition invites you to dream. Simultaneously, from June 13 to September 22, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is showing the American artist Kiki Smith who looks at the human body in a highly novel and fascinating manner. Finally, from October 3 to December 1, an exhibition devoted to the Group of Seven brings together some 200 paintings, drawings and water colours including the most beautiful landscapes ever produced in Canada!
McCord Museum of Canadian History , 690 Sherbrooke Street West , Tel.: (514) 398-7100 , McGill métro , Handicapped facilities: total access , Open: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday: 10 a. m. to 9 p.m. (free admission from 6 to 9 p.m.); Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday: Closed except statutory holidays. Did you know that the first hockey game on record took place in Montreal? Or that the ancestor of the Stanley Cup is housed at the McCord Museum? If you're keen to learn more about the passionate bond that has linked Montrealers to hockey for the past 120 years, a visit to the exhibition Montreal, That's Hockey is an absolute must. Equipment, rinks, rules, teams, leagues, players and the drive to win - there'll be something about everything related to the national sport that we love to love (or hate). On view at the McCord Museum until April 1, 1997, Montreal, That's Hockey will be a chance to relive some of Montreal's greatest hockey moments. The McCord Museum also invites you to a unique encounter with Canada's Native peoples in the permanent First Nations gallery. Among its delights is an impressive selection of objects meticulously decorated with glass beads by the Amerindians of Canada. And you have until October 6 to shimmy to the syncopated rhythms of the roaring twenties (and thirties) as you take a turn around the exhibition Daring Deco: Styles and Lifestyles. Whether you're mad about hockey, Art Deco or ethnology, a trip to the McCord Museum means tasting some of the pleasures that life in Quebec. - and Montréal - has to offer!
Pointe-à-Callière, Montreal Museum of Archeology and History , 350 Place Royale , Tel.: (514) 872-9150 , Place-d'Armes métro, Handicapped facilities: total access , Open: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays. July and August, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Closed on Mondays. The Pointe-à-Callière Montréal archeology and history museum is located by the side of the St. Lawrence River in Old Montréal. This ultra-modern building was constructed on the very site where the city was founded. Don't miss the chance to see the amazing multimedia show or to marvel over the artifacts on display in the archeological crypt. From June 27 to September 22, the museum is presenting Montréal, the First Take , an exhibition devoted to the early days of film making in the city. On August 24 and 25, there will be a repeat of last summer's huge hit, the 18th-Century Public Market . In October, the museum proudly presents Cyprus , an exceptional opportunity to discover archeological objects (8000 years old) that are being shown for the first time in Canada.
Canadian Centre for Architecture , 1920 Baile Street , Tel.: (514) 939-7026 , Guy-Concordia metro , Handicapped facilities: total access , Open: summer hours (June to September), Tuesday to Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Guided tours of the exhibition, building and garden are available. The world's only museum dedicated to international architecture, the Canadian Centre for Architecture is located in downtown Montréal. Winner of many international awards, its building and garden have been acclaimed by the Washington Post as the "Temple of Architecture" Not to be missed this summer: Designs for an American Landscape Frank Lloyd Wright, 1922-1932. June 18 to September 22, 1996. Focusing on five major unbuilt projects that Wright designed in the 1920's, this exhibition proposes an unprecedented integration of building and landscape. The CCA Garden (open year round) Recalling the rich history of garden design, the CCA Garden is an outdoor museum illustrating Montréal architecture and offering a panoramic view of Canada's industrial heritage.
Biodôme de Montréal , 4777 Pierre-de-Coubertin Avenue Tel.: (514) 868-3000 , Handicapped facilities : total access , Open: Monday to Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 6p.m. (8 p.m. in summer). The Montreal Biodôme is a unique environmental museum that houses thousands of plants and animals within a variety of recreated climates. From the hot, humid air of the tropical jungle to the cool Laurentian forest, from the depths of the St. Lawrence River to the shores of the subpolar regions, the Biodôme offers young and old alike a new encounter with nature at every turn in the road that leads them through four of the most beautiful ecosytems in the Americas.
La Biosphère , Tel.: (514) 283-5000 , Île-Ste-Hélène Métro , Handicapped facilities: partial access , Open: For opening hours : (514) 283-5000 This former Expo 67 pavilion designed by Richard Buckminster Fuller is Canada's premier environmental observation centre, a hyper-modern interactive museum highlighting water as a resource. The geodesic dome houses four exhibition areas featuring movies, easy-to-operate computers, giant scale models and a multimedia show on five circular mobile screens. This hi-tech approach is guaranteed to delight visitors while sensitizing them to the importance and fragility of the St. Lawrence - Great Lakes ecosystem, which is home to almost half of Canada's population. Let's protect it now before it's too late! · Water is as rare a commodity in the universe as gold. · Drinking water: the most crucial issue of the 21st century! · The St. Lawrence - Great Lakes ecosystem contains 20% of the world's fresh water reserves.
Cosmodôme, Space Camp Canada , 2150, Autoroute des Laurentides, Laval , Tel.: (514) 978-3615, Toll free: 1-800 565-CAMP , Handicapped facilities: total access , Open: daily from June 24 to September 4, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (open Tuesday to Sunday during the off-season). Unique in Canada . Located in Laval and only 20 minutes from Montréal, the Cosmodôme/Space Camp Canada is an exceptional experience for the whole family! A fantastic voyage through the solar system; the always incredible and spectacular Reach for the Stars featured in a moving theatre! Come walk on the moon! See a real Moon Rock and Meteorite! The Space Science Centre, a multimedia experience where you can experiment and understand the fascinating world of space! Take control of the Space Shuttle Endeavour or become a Cosmonaut at Space Camp Canada! (Reservations mandatory; subject to availability of equipment and program schedules)
Centre d'histoire de Montréal , 335 Place d'Youville , Tel.: (514) 872-3207 , Square-Victoria métro, Handicapped facilities : total access , Open: May 6 to June 21: Monday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; June 22 to Sept. 8: Monday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sept. 9 to Dec. 8: Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Once inside this museum, which is housed in a former fire station, visitors will find themselves immersed in the day-to-day history of Montréal from 1642 to the present. Join workers in a 19th-century factory, walk into a 1940s living room and tune in to broadcasts of the Happy Gang or Hockey Night in Canada, board an old streetcar or revisit the racy "Nuits de Montréal." Guided tours, slide presentations, videos, interactive games. Fun for the entire family!
The Montréal Planétarium , 1000, Saint-Jacques West ,Tel.: (514) 872-4530 , Bonaventure métro (de la Cathédrale exit) , Open: Call for information on show schedules. Since it opened in 1966, thousands of visitors of every age have been initiated into the mysteries of time and space at the Planetarium. Once more this year, our new thematic presentations will shed light on timeless enigmas such as: How old is the Universe? What happened to the dinosaurs? What is the origin of Halloween and the Star of Magi?
Just For Laughs Museum , 2111 Saint-Laurent Boulevard , Tel.: (514) 845-4000, St-Laurent metro, Handicapped facilities: partial access , Open: Tuesday to Sunday. Located right in the center of the city, on one of the major arteries, St-Laurent Boulevard, the Just For Laughs Museum occupies a prestigious building dating from the end of the last century. The Museum is a space for creativity. Its mission is to celebrate, honour, preserve and spread the world's laughter. Its exhibitions are constantly renewed, reinvented. They're total multi-media productions that include the visitor in their plots. However, this complex also has much more to offer. The documentation center allows you to order humoristic videotapes from almost anywhere. The Museum Boutique is full of surprises! The Just For Laughs Karaoke will instantly transform you into a crowd favourite. The 250-seat cabaret is a blast from the past. The restaurant, Cafe Commedia, allows you to enjoy a great meal while watching for free more than 200 comedy programs from all over the world. With so much diversity and so many activities, the Just For Laughs Museum has something for everyone.
Château Ramezay , 280 Notre-Dame Street East, Tel.: (514) 861-3708 , Champ-de-Mars metro, Handicapped facilities : partial access , Open: From June 1 to September 30: daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Off-season: Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Built in 1705 for Claude de Ramezay, Governor of Montréal, Chateau Ramezay is one of the French Regime's most beautiful legacies. Founded in 1895, its museum presents a major collection of items relating to the history of Montréal and elsewhere in the province of Québec.
Sir George-Etienne Cartier National Historic Site , 458 Notre-Dame Street East , Tel.: (514) 283-2282, Champ-de-Mars metro, Handicapped facilities : total access , Open: May to September: daily, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; September to May: Wednesday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Closed in January and February. Consisting of two connected houses, this site was home to Sir George-Étienne Cartier and his family from 1848 to 1872. Commemorating the life of this politician, who was one of the architects of the 1867 Canadian Confederation, it reflects the subdued ambiance of a Victorian home in the 1860s. Presentations in period costume during the summer season and around christmas time.
Marc-Aurèle Fortin Museum , 118 Saint-Pierre Street, Tel.: (514) 845-6108 , Square-Victoria metro, Handicapped facilities : total access , Open: Tuesday to Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This museum is devoted to the works of Québec artist Marc-Aurèle Fortin (1888-1970) whose paintings, through his brilliant use of colors, depict the landscapes and daily life of yesteryear. The museum also features temporary exhibitions of paintings and drawings.
Montréal Museum of Decorative Arts - Château Dufresne , 2929 Jeanne-d'Arc Street (corner Sherbrooke St. East and Pie-IX Blvd) , Tel.: (514) 259-2575, Handicapped facilities : total access , Open: Wednesday to Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This mansion, which was built in 1918, is distinguished by its beaux-arts style architecture and its Edwardian interior. In addition to furniture and objects belonging to the Dufresne family, the museum features exhibitions of objects designed in the twentieth century.
Stewart Museum at the Fort , St. Helen's Island , tel.: (514) 861-6701 ,Île-Ste-Hélène metro, Handicapped facilities: partial access , Open: Daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Fort on St. Helen's Island affords a unique glimpse into the fascinating early history of New France and the rest of North America. The remarkable collections of documents, ancient maps, firearms, and scientific and navigational instruments on display at the Museum bear witness to four centuries of our history. All summer long, soldiers of La Compagnie franche de la Marine and the Olde 78th Fraser Highlanders perform authentic eighteenth-century military maneuvers and set up a typical camp. Visit the exhibition A Forgotten Heritage, and discover the fortifications of St. Helen's Island. Participate in a variety of special activities throughout the summer.
Redpath Museum , 859 Sherbrooke Street West ,Tel.: (514) 398-4086 , McGill métro , Open: June to September: Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. September to June: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A natural history museum whose collections allow the visitor to admire the major groups of modern and prehistoric animals, to learn of the beauty of rocks, crystals and precious stones, and to catch a glimpse of daily life in ancient or faraway cultures represented by everyday or ceremonial objects.
Maison Saint-Gabriel , 2146 Place Dublin ,Tel.: (514) 935-8136 , Open for guided tours: mid-April to mid-December: Tuesday to Saturday, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. This farm house is of the finest examples in existence of the architecture of New France. It was constructed in 1668 to house the "filles du Roy" young orphan girls sent to New France to find husbands and populate the colony. The present building dates from 1698 and was restored in 1966 to be converted into a heritage museum.
Fleming Mill , 9675 LaSalle Boulevard , LaSalle , Tel.: (514) 367-6439 , Open: May 4 to June 30: Saturday and Sunday, from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; July 1 to September 2: Tuesday to Sunday, from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. This lovely mill - the only one in Québec to reflect Anglo-Saxon influence - was built in 1815 by a Scottish merchant. Since 1991, the interpretation center at the mill has showcased its noteworthy architecture. Discover 200 years of history through a theatrical presentation, a touchscreen, a video and a slide show.
Lachine Museum , 110 LaSalle Road , Lachine , Tel.: (514) 643-3471, ext. 346 , Angrignon métro. Handicapped facilities: partial access , Open: March 30 to December 15: Wednesday to Sunday, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Housed in one of the oldest buildings on the island (1669) - a former trading post - this museum presents antique items and furniture as well as various documents on the history of the city. The Benoit-Verdickt Pavilion is an exhibit centre dedicated to current and contemporary art.
The Fur Trade at the Lachine National Historic Site , 1255 Saint-Joseph Boulevard, Lachine, Tel.: (514) 637-7433. Angrignon métro, Open: April 1st to October 15: daily, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on Monday mornings. October 16 to December 1: Wednesday to Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. This old stone warehouse, built in 1803 on the banks of Lake St. Louis, now houses an exhibition recalling fur-trading days at the beginning of the last century.
Lachine Canal Interpretation Centre , Corner 7th Avenue and Saint-Joseph Boulevard, Lachine , Tel.: (514) 637-7433 or (514) 283-6054 , Open: Mid-May to Labour Day: from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on Monday mornings. Free admission.
This interpretation centre features a permanent exhibition illustrating the main phases of the canal's construction and its history.
Fort Chambly , 2 Richelieu Street , Chambly , Tel.: (514) 658-1585 , Open: March 1st to December 10: various hours (generally from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Dating back to 1711, this fort attests to the military past of Nouvelle-France. Its exhibitions present the life of the French military and the people of the New World, circa 1750.
Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery , 1400 Maisonneuve Boulevard West , Tel.: (514) 848-4750, Guy-Concordia métro , Open: Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This art gallery, which was opened in 1963, is devoted to the purchase, interpretation and presentation of Canadian works. Although works by Québec artists are emphasized, there are also good examples of works by artists from other parts of Canada.
Galerie d'art Yves Laroche , 4, Saint-Paul Street East ,Tel.: (514) 393-1999. The Galerie d'art Yves Laroche is a marriage of the best of both worlds: the traditional, embodied by the century-old building that houses it, and the modern, reflected in its spacious, beautifully designed interior. This duality extends to the works by Canadian artists and craftsmen talent on display in the gallery: paintings, Iroquois and Inuit carvings, copper and metal sculpture (roosters), wood sculptures (ducks and Canadian birds), blown glass, etc. The knowledgeable staff is always willing to assist, whether they're serving the seasoned collector or the amateur browser. Deliveries worldwide. Welcome, bienvenue, willkommen, bienvenidos, benvenuti.
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre , 5151 Côte-Sainte-Catherine Road , Tel.: (514) 345-2605 , Côte Ste-Catherine métro , Open: July and August: Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. September to June: Sunday to Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The mission of this centre is to collect, research and present historic, cultural and ethnographic material dealing with Jewish communities who were victims of the Second World War.
Saint-Laurent Art Museum , 615 Sainte-Croix Avenue, Saint-Laurent , Open: Wednesday to Sunday, 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Wednesday until 9 p.m.) , Tel.: (514) 747-7367 , Du-Collège métro ,Handicapped facilities: total access. Located in the old chapel of College Saint-Laurent, this museum houses an impressive collection of traditional tools and fabrics, Québécois furniture and religious art from past centuries.
Saint-Leonard Cavern Site , 5200 Lavoisier Boulevard, Saint-Léonard , Tel.: (514) 328-8511 (reservations required) . A rock structure dating back more than 500 million years. The tour, with commentary, includes a slide presentation and exploration of the cave.
Museum of the Hospitalières de l'Hôtel-Dieu , 201 Pine Avenue West , Tel.: (514) 849-2919 , Sherbrooke métro, Open: Mid-June to mid-October: Tuesday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mid-October to mid-June: Wednesday to Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. With its collection of furniture, paintings, archives and medical artifacts, this museum tells the story of Montréal, as well as that of the Hotel-Dieu and the Hospitalières de Saint-Joseph, who came to the city in 1659. There is also a temporary exhibition: "Apothicairesses et pharmaciennes à l'Hôtel-Dieu." (Women apothecaries and pharmacists at the Hôtel-Dieu).
Marguerite d'Youville Museum , 1185 Saint-Mathieu Street , Tel.: (514) 937-9501, Guy-Concordia metro ,Handicapped facilities: total access , Open: Wednesday to Sunday, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Housed in a quaint building dating back to the end of the last century, this museum presents a diverse collection of items including religious apparel, furniture and art objects from the early days of the colony.
Hydro-Electric Power Stations (Hydro-Québec) , Information and reservations: (514) 286-2217 , Open: End of May to beginning of September. Time tables vary. Just a few kilometers outside Montréal, three hydro-electric power stations are open to the public. These Hydro-Québec installations have played a key role in the historic heritage of the areas where they are established: Beauharnois , Rivière-des-Prairies and Carillon . Discover these power stations through their interpretation centers and guided tours. Électrium Hydro-Québec , Sainte-Julie , Information , reservations: (514) 652-8997 , Open: from June to August: daily, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; from September to May: from Monday to Wednesday, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Électrium interpretation center, located on Montréal's south shore, has been designed to provide the whole family with an introduction to a range of topics such as electricity in nature, electric and magnetic fields and the place of electricity in everyday life.
Delson / Saint-Constant Canadian Railway Museum , 120 Saint-Pierre Street , Saint-Constant (Highway 132, exit 42) , Tel.: (514) 638-1522 , Open: May 5 to September 2, daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. September and October, Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reservations required during the week. This railway museum, situated on the south shore twenty minutes away from downtown, houses a collection of over 130 railroad vehicles and trams. Guided tours, tram trips, picnic areas and store.