Canadian Museum of History, Outaouais ©TQ/Vlan Communication

Museums and heritage sites

Deeply in tune with the Québec of yesterday and today, numerous museums and heritage sites paint a vibrant, colourful picture of how this society has fared in the New World, from the 16th century to the dawn of the third millennium.

Wander freely through Montréal’s museums thanks to the Museums Pass. More than just a ticket to some 30 museums, this pass offers many perks as well.

Québec’s more than 430 museums offer just as many different ways to experience the province’s history, artistic creations and scientific and technological heritage. Whether their approach is interactive, recreational or educational, these privileged places offer fascinating insights into Québec and those who shaped it over the years.


Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Québec © TQ/J.-F. Hamelin
Musée maritime du Québec, Chaudière-Appalaches © TQ/C. Bouchard
Exploramer, Gaspésie © TQ/A. Quenneville

Nearly five centuries of European presence have left Québec with a priceless heritage that today has been brought vividly to life by numerous key sites. Some showcase the colony’s military past or the lives of its great political figures; others evoke the day-to-day life of Québec’s habitants, paying tribute to the know-how, piety and tenacity of yesterday’s populace for the benefit of today’s.


Place-Royale, Québec © TQ/M.-A. Côté
L’Île-des-Moulins historic site, Lanaudière © TQ/L. Turgeon
Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site, Chaudière-Appalaches © TQ/A. Quenneville