Activities and Animation

Montreal Museums Day

Montreal Museums Day 2017

Sunday, May 28 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Visit our permanent exhibition Hochelaga, Ville-Marie, Montréal and the multimedia circuit And if the Walls Could Talk...

Meet our volunteer guides. Dress up in period costume, try writing with a quill pen, carding wool, and more! (from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

Logo Montreal Museums Day 2017

Summer 2017

Summer 2017 Activities

This summer, the Château offers a variety of activities that will surely please you. As a couple, family or friends, fun is guaranteed!

Military Parade 

From June 24 to September 3, 2017, Wednesday to Sunday
Cost: Free of charge

In Claude Ramezay's day, Montreal was a military town. To help recreate the atmosphere of the period, soldiers from the Compagnies Franches de la Marine and the 78th Fraser Highlanders will be stationed at the Chateau all summer. Watch them parade and don't miss a chance for a photo with them!
Open to all. No reservation required.

Family Activities in the Garden

Starting July 2017
Cost: Free of charge

Visitors of all ages will enjoy discovering the different plant varieties in the Governor's Garden, using our garden activities notebook. Available free from the Chateau Reception, it'll teach you more about the different plants grown by the colonists of New France.
Open to all. No reservation required.

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.

Paddle Through the Ages

Paddle Through the Ages in Old Montréal

Two animators in period costume will be waiting on Place Jacques-Cartier to put your skills to the test! Find answers to their questions about the activities that have left their mark on this square over the centuries! It's your chance for a quick trip back in time!


Weekends in January and February, everyday from March 4 to 12, and up to April 30.
Activity offered from noon to 4 PM.

This activity will be also offered May 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the Journée festive de l’Opération patrimoine that will take place at the Bonsecours Market.

*Will be cancelled in extreme temperatures.

Financing for this project has been made possible through the Entente sur le développement culturel de Montréal, the City of Montréal and the Quebec Ministry of Culture and Communications.


Louise Brazeau, Head - Education and Promotion

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