18th-century Public Market

Annually in August

Food events

Take a trip back in time and experience what life was like in New France in the 18th century!

Pointe-à-Callière's main event, put on every year in August in the area around the Museum and on Place Royale, the Public Market is a magnificent historical re-enactment. There are stalls, a military regiment and an Amerindian encampment, musicians, demonstrations by artisans, and some one hundred historical figures reproducing period scenes with stunning authenticity: There's no doubt you'll feel like you've been instantly transported back to the days of our ancestors. The Public Market is also a great opportunity to purchase the kind of products available in the days of New France, and for children to enjoy the games Native and French youngsters played back then.

New for the 25th anniversary: Conferences, the Little Urban Market, the improved family zone, and much more!


Aug 24 to 25, 2019: Sat, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sun, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Free Activity

Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex
350 Place Royale
Montréal, QC

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