Sir George-Etienne Cartier National Historic Site of Canada

458, East Notre-Dame Street (Berri)
Old Montreal, QC

The holiday season begins on November 16 at Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site with its popular Victorian Christmas.

Through December 23, the historic home of the Cartier family will be decked out in its most beautiful Christmas decorations. The inspiring period bourgeois décor promises to be a veritable feast for the eyes! Wednesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


 “A Victorian Christmas” – 24th Edition

From November 21 to December 23 2012

Open to public every weekend, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Open to groups from Wednesday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.



The popular Victorian Christmas is back! The historic home of the Cartier family will be decked out in its most beautiful Christmas decorations.


Festive Tours

From November 21 to December 23. Every Saturdays and Sunday.

Catch the holiday spirit in the home of the illustrious George-Étienne Cartier, father of the Canadian Confederation.

Join our costumed guides and learn about the secrets of holiday home décor in the 1860s from the master of the house and his servant!

Storytelling Matinee, The Night Before Christmas

November 27 and December 3, 10 and 17

Enter the magical world of Christmas Eve with a reading of Clement Clark Moore’s famous story, The Night Before Christmas.

This story has inspired numerous illustrators and forever changed our image of the character who hands out presents to good children.




At the Christmas Table
November 27 and December 4, 11 and 18

Take your seat at the Cartier table and join the family’s chief steward for a special presentation on the art of entertaining.

You’ll learn about the origin of certain traditional holiday dishes, what people ate in the Victorian era, and, of course, a few basic rules of etiquette and entertaining!
To receive more information about these activities or to make a reservation, call 514 283-2282.

Adult: Person 17 to 64 years of age
Senior: Person 65 years of age or over
Youth: Person 6 to 16 years of age
Family/Group: Up to seven people, with a maximum of two adults, visiting a national historic site together.
School Groups: Students of elementary and secondary schools.
Fees listed are valid until March 31 2013. Please check back on April 1 of each year for new and updated fee information.

Adult 3,90 $
Senior 3,40 $
Youth 1,90 $
Family/groups 9,80 $
Commercial group, per person 3,40 $
Family/Group:, per student 1,90 $

Independent visitors
Animated tours  3,90 $

A Victorian Christmas (entry fees + animated tour)
Adult 7,80 $
Senior 7,30 $
Youth 5,80 $
Family/Group 19,60 $

School Groups (included entry) 

Discover the Cartier House 4,35 $
The Etiquette Game 4,35 $
Victorian Styles and Furnishings 6,30 $

Playground for groups (includes entry)
Victorian Children’s Party 9,25 $

Adult Groups (includes entry)
Guided Tour  7,80 $
Exquisite Politeness – Etiquette Requires it! 11,20 $

Tour Operators (includes entry)
Guided Tour 7,30 $
Theatrical Tour 10,75 $
The Sky is Blue, Hell is Red 14,20 $

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