Old Montréal is full of unexpected treasures. Give in to your curiosity and open the door of the home of Sir George-Étienne Cartier on Notre-Dame street. Get acquainted with one of the main architects of Confederation, both a lawyer and businessman of great influence. As well, discover the new interactive exhibition which allows you to share your ideas of what makes a country.
The Sir George-Étienne Cartier House in Old Montreal illuminates the life of a lawyer and businessman who played a key role in Confederation. In the middle of the 19th century, several small British colonies scattered across northern North America began debating the merits of uniting as one country. Cartier helped build a coalition supporting the idea in what are now the provinces of Quebec and Ontario. (Just think how hard that must have been in the days before social media and cable news shows!) At his home today, you can delve into the history of Confederation through interactive exhibitions and guided tours.