Montreal Goes Back In Time


For those of you who have ever wondered what Quebec (originally called New France) was like way back in 1750, well, you needn’t wonder any longer. On Saturday, August 27th and Sunday, August 28th, the Old Port of Montreal will be completely transformed into an 18th century Quebec-style public market. This event is presented by the Pointe-à-Callière museum.

The 18th century public market will be free to the public, but you will also be able to purchase some pretty exquisite specialty foods including a variety of cheeses, jellies, jams, maple products, sausages, and more. They will even sell spruce beer (a non-alcoholic soft drink made of the essence of spruce trees — a must-try)! Don’t forget to bring your straw basket. 🙂 Just kidding, any reusable grocery bag will do.

Besides food, there will also be storytellers, various musicians, and some activities for children including costume dress-up and 18th century games.

A surprise for everyone is in store! Tell a friend about this exciting activity. Let us know in the comments below what was your favourite part of the market.




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