Louis S. St. Laurent

Louis S. St. Laurent

The Louis S. St. Laurent National Historic Site is a living reminder of the life and work of the former Prime Minister of Canada. The rural atmosphere of the village, the charming house in which Louis St. Laurent was born, the once bustling general store: all take us back to another epoch in which we can savour the enchantment of the lifestyle of a different time, while learning about this great man, marked out by destiny.

Activities

Visit the General Store

Visit the general store that belonged to Louis S. St. Laurent's father, Jean-Baptiste-Moïse, and discover an old-time country ambience. The counters and shelves, all authentic, are covered with reproductions of articles evocative of daily life in a village at the turn of the century. The authenticity of the store is enhanced by conversations around the iron stove, and by various items of that time, such as whalebone corsets, chamber pots and washboards.

How much time will I need?

  • About an hour.

Do I need any special equipment or gear? What else should I bring?

  • No special equipment is needed, just bring a camera.

Is this activity free?

  • Yes, but entrance fees to the site must be paid.

When's the best time to do this?

  • Wednesday to Sunday and holidays, from July to September.

 

A Multimedia Show!

In the general store warehouse, you can watch an extraordinary multi-media production that offers a detailed overview of the legal and political career of Louis S. St. Laurent. You will be delighted by this presentation, which provides a faithful and realistic portrait of one of the most turbulent periods in Canadian history (1882-1973).

How much time will I need?

  • 20 minutes.

Do I need any special equipment or gear? What else should I bring?

  • No special equipment is needed.

Is this activity free?

  • Yes, but entrance fees to the site must be paid.

When's the best time to do this?

  • Wednesday to Sunday and holidays, from July to September.

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