North Shore Regional Museum
North Shore Regional Museum : Michelin's recommendations
The museum of art and history was created by the local artist André Michel, as a reminder of the "eternal youth of this ancient land, its roots and the diverse origins of the great men and women who have lived here." The permanent exhibit "A Never-Ending Shore" describes the 1,100km/682mi of shoreline and forests of black spruce, and the successive waves of population growth that resulted from the exploitation of the area's natural resources. The museum is housed within Le Vieux-Poste (Old Trading Post). Reconstructed according to its 18C layout uncovered during archaeological excavations, this group of buildings surrounded by a palisade occupies a historically significant site. Montagnais Indians and European settlers first traded here three centuries ago, and the site was visited by Jacques Cartier, Louis Jolliet and merchants of the Hudson Bay Company. The site re-creates the atmosphere of a trading post of years past; other exhibits offer an intriguing introduction to the Montagnais culture.
- Address : 500 Blvd. Laure CDN - Sept-Îles QC G4R 1X7G4R1X7Sept-Îles
- Phone : 4189682070
- Website : http://www.mrcn.qc.ca
Opening hours :
- Open Jun 24-Labour Day daily 9am-5pm. Rest of the year Mon-Fri 9am-noon & 1pm-5pm, weekends 1pm-5pm. Closed Dec 23-Jan 6.