Sir George-Étienne Cartier

Sir George-Étienne Cartier

Discover Old Montreal's little known heritage jewel the Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site in honour of our famous Father of Confederation. Take a glimpse into the world of wealthy upper class Canadians of the Victorian Era (1837-1901).


A Victorian Christmas: Experience the Magic of the Holidays at the Cartier House!

Throughout the year, the Cartier house takes on different hues in keeping with the subjects undertaken in our theatrical presentations. Come discover the magic of the holidays during the 19th century by visiting the thematic exhibition A Victorian Christmas. You'll be enchanted by the period gifts and decorations. Learn about the origins of Santa Claus. Don't miss the preparations for the réveillons!

How much time will I need?

  • About an hour, or more if you are curious!

Do I need any special equipment or gear? What else should I bring?

  • No special equipment is needed, just bring a camera.

Is this activity free?

  • Yes, but entrance fees to the site must be paid.

When's the best time to do this?

  • End of June to the beginning of September.


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