Saturday May 24, 2014
Categories: Museums, Tourism Quebec, Tourism Quebec: Saturday
Saturday May 10, 2014
Marco Polo's father Niccolò on the other hand whisked his 17-year-old son away on a long trip. Marco Polo ended up travelling for more than 20 years, through Persia, India and China and many other exotic places.
You can now experience some of his epic adventures at Pointe-à-Callière Museum in Old Montreal.
Elisabeth Monast Moreau is one of the people who put the exhibit together. She tells host Sonali Karnick about Marco Polo's story and how they've made their exhibition on his travels interactive.
Saturday May 3, 2014
In 1939, months before the beginning of World War II, King George VI boarded a train in Quebec City and crossed the country, with many stops along the way to greet people. It was the first visit by a British King - or Queen - in Canada.
Later the steam locomotive that pulled the royal entourage was declared a National Historic Site.
Now every May, the Exporail train museum in St-Constant offers special tours of the locomotive - a little nod to Victoria Day. Luc Hamilton is one of the volunteer guides at the museum, and he has tons of stories about that train. He joins host Sonali Karnick in studio.
(Photo submitted by Exporail)
Categories: Activities, Family , Museums
- May 2014
- December 2013
- Sat., 14 – Understories
- November 2013
- Sun., 24 – Tourism Quebec: Sunday
- October 2013
- Sat., 12 – Truth or Lie at the Montreal Science Centre
- August 2013
- Sat., 10 – Fort Odanak: native fortified village
- March 2013
- Sat., 16 – Spirit Lake Internment Camp in Abitibi
- February 2013
- January 2013
- Mon., 7 – Château Ramezay: looking for volunteers
- November 2012
- October 2012