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Parks Canada

August 03, 2006 10:02 ET

Parks Canada Welcomes Archaeology Lovers this August

QUEBEC, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 3, 2006) - Once again this year, Parks Canada is participating in Archaeology Month. In August, three national historic sites invite adults and children to meet engaging and passionate archaeologists: Levis Forts, Grosse Ile and the Irish Memorial, and the Saint Louis Forts and Chateaux.

On August 6, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., come to the Levis Forts National Historic Site of Canada and discover the archaeological remains of Fort No. 3. Meet us at 41 Chemin du Gouvernement, in Levis. At the same time, you can enjoy the stunning view of Quebec, Ile d'Orleans and Cote-de-Beaupre!

On August 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Grosse Ile and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site of Canada, learn about the importance of archaeological digs in understanding the history of this quarantine station. During your visit, take some time to walk along the trails and see the buildings. You will find out that there is more to history than just stones!

On Saturday August 19, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., discover a few of the 150 000 artifacts found during the digs in 2005 at the Saint Louis Forts and Chateaux National Historic Site of Canada, situated under the Dufferin Terrace. These digs have unearthed objects that bear witness to the lifestyle of the chateaux's occupants throughout history, such as pipes and glass beads from Champlain's era, projectiles from the bombardment of Quebec in 1759, food waste from the governor's house, and table glassware of the last British governors. In the event of rain, the activity will be postponed until the following day.

Parks Canada's mandate is to protect and present nationally significant examples of Canada's natural and cultural heritage, and foster public understanding. Join us in August for a fun learning experience with history and archaeology specialists who love what they do.

Contact Information

  • Parks Canada
    Odette Allaire, Communications
    Quebec Field Unit
    (418) 648-3844