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Élisabeth Côté, Project Manager at Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex, highlights the era of early Montréalers, the French missionaries who came to establish Ville-Marie in 1642. Visible traces of this history remain even today.
Created by Canada’s History
Five years before Expo 67, the site it was going to be held on did not even exist — everything was created from scratch. Bruno Paul Stenson tells us about the process of making Expo 67 a reality, and the exceptional results obtained.
When Prohibition swept across the United States and the majority of Canadian provinces, Montreal became the destination for individuals on the quest for fun. The legendary Red Light was the go-to spot for those seeking to procure pleasures of the legal, and illegal, kind.
Amazing discoveries were made during the various archaeological excavations on the site of fort Ville-Marie. A unique project, it required sophisticated technical prowess in the areas of heritage conservation and development.
Ms. Francine Lelièvre, Executive Director of Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Archaeology and History Complex, tells us about an exceptional archaeological site, that of the first Parliament of the United Province of Canada.
A huge thank you to Pointe-à-Callière, cité d’archéologie et d’histoire de Montréal for their valuable collaboration in the making of this episode.
Introducing a few of the many Montréalers who became important figures in Canadian history.
French Canadian, a term rooted in common ancestry, religion, and language, gave way to Québécois, one based on territory and language. No longer did one have to be Catholic or French Canadian to embrace the new identity.
Before there was Montréal, there was Hochelaga — a sixteenth-century agricultural community that mysteriously vanished.