Opening of the Birthplace of Canada for the 2021 season!
Gaspé, June 8, 2021 – The Birthplace of Canada team is pleased to announce that interpretation and animation in the historic buildings of the Point will return from June 17 to September 25 2021. Sanitary-compliant interpretation zones are in place in all buildings, so customers can safely meet and interact with key historical figures in the city’s history and shop in our souvenir shop. After a summer of closure, Maison Leboutillier will also be reopened to the public four days a week in the form of voluntary contribution tours. Interpretation capsules on the gardens surrounding the house have also been added to the interpretation to enhance the visitor experience. Please note that we don’t take reservations for interpretation.
Modified schedule for the 2021 season
Monday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (REDUCED OPENING, souvenir shop and an outside guide only)
Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Voluntary contributions : The operating mode will be, again this year, in the form of voluntary contributions. Boxes will be placed in all buildings and customers will themselves deposit the money inside. Contributions are essential to the sustainability of activities and help support our non-profit organization in its mission of preserving heritage. Customer support will be essential, especially this year!
EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
Multimedia show ”A Tale of Time and Tides”
Following the success experienced in 2019 and after a summer break in 2020, the multimedia show ”A Tale of Time and Tides”’ will be back in the summer of 2021. This 17-minute presentation immerses spectators in the history of Gaspé , from the Mi’kmaq presence until today. Note: performances are canceled in the event of rain or wind of 40 km / h or more.
2021 multimedia show schedule
July 7 to August 18: Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. (EN)
August 24 September 21: Tuesdays 8:30 p.m. (EN)
The presentations in French will be 30 minutes before those in English
Activity canceled in case of rain or wind of 40 km / h or more.
Interpretation with the Mi’gmaq community of Gespeg
Thursdays, June 24 to September 23, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The following Saturdays at 2 p.m.: June 26, July 3 and 10, August 21 and 28, September 4. Reservations required (additional information to come). Activity canceled in case of rain
Outdoor cinema organized in partnership with Cinélune
August 28 at 7:30 p.m .: Félix and the Morgäa treasure (family film, in french)
September 4 at 7:30 p.m .: An invitation (short film) followed by Women (documentary)
September 11 at 7:30 p.m .: La grande cavale (family film, in french)
Activity canceled in case of rain or wind of 40 km / h or more
Desjardins musical evenings, 6 p.m.
Every Wednesday, from August 25 to September 22
Activity canceled in case of rain
Despite the current situation, we are able to organize a few events during the season. These events are organized in collaboration with our partners and public health.
July 17: Le Grand Barbouill’Art (from 10:30 am, postponed to the next day in case of rain)
July 22: Mi’gmaq Cultural Afternoon
August 7 : Cardio-musical with Isabelle Provencher as part of the FMBM
September 11: Activity with the Kidney Foundation of Canada
September 17: Concert “cine-piano” with Roman Zavada (postponed until the next day in case of rain)
The Birthplace of Canada team would like to thank its major partners for the 2021 season: the City of Gaspé, Desjardins and LM Windpower. We would also like to thank all of the partners and volunteers who allow the organization to continue its mission!