Activities and Animation

Fall 2017

Fall 2017 Activities

Ikebana : Japanese floral art exhibition

Septembre 30th and Octobre 1st only from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

As part of Les Journées de la culture, Château Ramezay, in collaboration with the Ikenobo Ikebana Society of Montréal, presents the exhibitionIkebana, the ancient Japanese art of floral arranging.

Ikebana, the art of bringing flowers to life, is an ancient art brought to us by Japan. The precision of an arrangement, or rather of a floral sculpture, lies in the imagination and the heart of the creator, then in the eye of the beholder. Both classical and modern, the Ikenobo school is Japan’s most ancient. The school was founded at the beginning of the 7th century by Senmu Ikenobo. In the 15th century, Ikebana became popular and the first writings on the art of floral arranging appeared. Today, the school is on the avant-garde of Japanese floral arranging but continues to espouse its traditional values.

Cost : Free

Open House

Open House © Château Ramezay – Musée et site historique de Montréal Photo : Michel Pinault

Did you know that nearly 100 volunteers work at the Château Ramezay every day? They give tours of the museum wearing their period costumes and convey to visitors their enthusiasm for history. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on September 25, 2017, there will be an open house at the Château Ramezay during the recruitment campaign for new volunteer guides.

It’s an opportunity to visit the museum and chat with and enjoy the company of experienced guides while learning about the volunteer programs available. Being a volunteer guide at the Château Ramezay is an opportunity to teach others about history and be part of a dynamic group of enthusiastic people. The Ramezay Guides Associations regularly organizes social activities for its members, as well as dinners and visits to other cultural institutions. Training for prospective guides is provided by experienced guides, who enthusiastically share their knowledge.

Each year, the Château Ramezay welcomes thousands of visitors of all kinds. There are students (from elementary to university level), many groups of newcomers improving their language skills, and an increasing number of Québec and foreign tourists who want to learn more about the history of Montréal and Québec.

If you are looking for an interesting and rewarding way to spend your free time, at the Château Ramezay you’ll have an opportunity to do volunteer work, tailored to enthusiastic personalities.


Louise Brazeau, Head - Education and Promotion

Telephone: 514 861-3708 ext. 229 | Fax: 514 861-8317