February 2019

Spring Break at Pointe-à-Callière: Spotlight on Québec traditions and La Petite Vie!

Montréal, February 4, 2019 – For Spring Break, from March 2 to 8, Pointe-à-Callière is inviting families to take part in a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities during which they can have some fun exploring Québec traditions and the world of La Petite Vie.

Outside the Museum, families can get together at Pointe-à-Callière’s urban sugar shack, where they will learn more about the steps involved in transforming maple sap into syrup while tracing the origins of this centuries-old tradition and sampling some maple taffy on snow at a low cost! Many free activities are also on the program: storytelling around the fire, an interactive quiz, and demonstrations of know-how from such craftspeople as a cooper, a trough digger, and a maker of webbed snowshoes. Participants can even win marshmallows to toast on the fire. The Tim Hortons street truck will be on-site from Monday to Friday, giving out free coffee and hot chocolate to keep participants warm.

Families visiting the Museum, at regular admission rates, will be able to take part in several special creative activities. These will give children a chance to enter the wacky world of the show La Petite Vie and its creator, Claude Meunier. Young and not-so-young visitors will get to try on the Paré family’s famous costumes and get their picture taken in a photo booth… or try their hand at the RECYC-QUÉBEC game to learn about good recycling habits. Workshops will be held at various times during the week, during which participants can learn about screen printing, find out how to build a birdhouse in the style of Ti-Mé, make characters from La Petite Vie, or create their own game based on the show.

This is a great opportunity for children to rediscover the history of Montréal and to visit Pointe-à-Callière’s permanent exhibitions for young people, such as Archaeo-Adventure, where they get to dig like real archaeologists, and Pirates or Privateers?, for the more adventurous types.

For more information on Pointe-à-Callière’s program of activities from March 2 to 8, see pacmusee.qc.ca/en/calendrier/.

Thank you to our partners
Spring Break at Pointe-à-Callière is presented by Tim Hortons, with the support of the SDC Vieux-Montréal.

The La Petite Vie event is produced by Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Archaeology and History Complex, and is inspired by an initial concept by Musée POP in Trois-Rivières. It is produced in collaboration with Avanti Groupe and is presented by Radio-Canada and RECYC-QUÉBEC, with the support of Tourisme Montréal, InterContinental Montréal, and La Presse.

About Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Archaeology and History Complex
Pointe-à-Callière, the birthplace of Montréal, is the city’s largest history museum. Rising above a concentrated number of national historic and archaeological sites, the museum complex’s mission is to raise awareness and foster an appreciation of Montréal’s history, and to forge bonds with regional, national, and international networks.

The Museum is subsidized by the City of Montréal.

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Images and photos of the activities are available upon request.


Eveline Trudel-Fugère
Project Manager, Communications
Tel: 514 872-2687 / Cell: 514 704-2225
[email protected]