Activities and Animation

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

Photo: ©Daniel Boismenu
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.

Detailed schedule of firing demonstration:

Wednesday to Friday:

12:00 p.m. at the Champ-de-Mars
2:00 p.m. at Place Royale
4:30 p.m. at the Champ-de-Mars

Saturday and Sunday:

12:00 p.m. at the Champ-de-Mars
2:30 p.m. at the Champ-de-Mars
4:00 p.m. at the Champ-de-Mars

Firing demonstrations may be cancelled or delayed due to weather conditions or ongoing events in Old Montréal.

For more information about the soldiers:

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