If you just arrived in Montreal and don't know where start exploring then start with the museum. That's right! Skip the most touristy spots and visit Pointe-à-Callière Museum.
Get Some Culture
Most popular spots to start your tour in the city are the Old Port and the Montreal Lookout but have you heard of Pointe-à-Callière Museum?
Pointe-à-Callière Museum is a museum of archaeology and history in Old Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was founded in 1992. And because of Montreal's 350th birthday, there are special exhibits depending on the day of the week -- refer to their website for details.
According to wikipedia, "The museum has collections of artifacts from the First Nations of the Montreal region that illustrate how various cultures coexisted and interacted, and how the French and British regimes influenced the history of this territory over the years. Pointe-à-Callière has been included in National Historic Sites of Canada since 1998."
Montreal boasts more than 50 museums in the island but this perfect an introduction for newcomers or any visitors interested to know how it all started.
Special schedule May 31, June 1 and 2:
The exhibition will open with an installation evoking the first Mass celebrated here, and will introduce each of the other settlers who also chose to leave France for the New World, inspired by their religious faith.
A projection will fill the space and create an atmosphere evoking Montréal Island when the settlement was founded. An experience you don't want to miss!
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