Three activities to do before Christmas

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1. A Victorian Christmas at the Cartier’s

Sir George-Etienne Cartier National Historic Site – Looking for a touch of class this Holiday season? Discover how styles dating back to 1867 are still in vogue 150 years later! Be charmed by the elegant Victorian decor featuring miniature fir trees, handmade cards and of course, champagne. During your visit to the house, discover the history and unexpected origins of some of our still-current holiday traditions. If you’re looking to go out with friends or need a break from December’s hustle and bustle, come visit the Cartier house with its festive decorations. You can enjoy a hot drink by the fireplace, take a souvenir photo with charming period accessories, or make your own personalized holiday card.

Opening hours : 

  • From December 2nd to 24th, open on weekends, from 10 am to 5:30 pm
  • From December 26th to 31st, every day from 10 am to 5:30 pm

Information and reservation :

2- Etsy Christmas Market at Fort Chambly

Photo Credit : Sébastien Racicot












On Saturday, December 16th, the majestic French fort will welcome more than twenty creative sellers for the first edition of the Christmas market of Etsy Montérégie.
In addition to finding gifts for the whole family, this is a unique opportunity to discover the inside of the fort in winter with its new illumination! And you can even enjoy a winter walk in the park along the Richelieu River. Free entry on site.

Full details on : their Facebook Page.

3 – Skating in the heart of the fortifications of Quebec, Parks Canada National Historic Site

Photo Credit : Francis Gagnon












The rink in Place d’Youville officially opens this Friday, November 17th and is located near the Fortifications and Porte Saint-Jean.