In Montreal, no need for a time machine to take a trip into the past. You just have to be on location on August 27 and 28 to be able to enjoy the yearly 18th Century Public Market organized by the Pointe à Callière Museum in the Old Port. For the whole weekend, Old Montreal quite literally turns back the clock, with hundreds of costumed participants walking the cobblestone streets re-enacting historical scenes from New France’s beginnings.

Walking around, you’ll find craftspeople showing how various objects were made hundreds of years ago, entertainers playing music and putting on shows from the past, a military regiment and much much more. When you get hungry, sample some of the market’s wonderful 18th-century products like jams, cheeses, sausages, maple products, cider and spruce beer. You’ll even find a few interactive workshops which will give you the opportunity to dress up or try your hand at an ancient craft. If you’re in town that weekend, don’t miss this amazing event!

Where: Old Montreal near the Pointe à Callière Museum (350 Place Royale).
When: August 27, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and August 28, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

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