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Un îlot du grand nord Québécois – Frappés par les tapis de lichens et la végétation nordique exceptionnelle à cette latitude, les gens lui ont donné le nom de Grands-Jardins. Pénétrez au coeur d’une forêt d’épinettes noires dans un paysage de taïga et de toundra. Cette végétation arctique abrite un intéressant troupeau de caribous.

 A taste of Québec’s Far North – Visitors were struck by the carpets of ground lichen and the exceptional Arctic vegetation at this latitude. They thus named it the Grands-Jardins (the Great Gardens). This arctic vegetation even sustains a herd of caribou.

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Upper Canada Village représente un voyage dans le temps, à la vie rurale Canadienne Anglaise des années 1860, avec sa quarantaine de bâtiments historique, incluant moulins et ateliers, toujours en fonction. L’agriculture est démontrée sous tous ses aspects avec la culture de cultivars de l’époque, ainsi du bétail. Le village est «habité» et géré par un personnel costumé, qui nous montre la vie de tous les jours à la fin du 19e siècle…

 

 

Upper Canada Village endeavours to depict life in a rural English Canadian setting during the year 1866. Featured at the site are over 40 historical buildings, including several working mills and trades buildings. Farming is demonstrated through the growing, harvesting of processing of heritage vegetables and livestock. Aspects of late 19th-century domestic arts, social life, music, religion, and politics are also discussed, interpreted and demonstrated at by staff dressed in clothing of the period. Local gardens in the village feature the flora and fauna commonly grown in the summer…

 

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This old British fort is located on Île aux Noix, in the middle of the Richelieu River. Located a few kilometres from the Canada-U.S. border. The fort was built from 1819 to 1829 and features restored defense works and stonework buildings, and is surrounded by a star-shaped moat.

 

 The site as a whole had the aim of protecting the colony from an eventual American invasion along the Richelieu River.

 

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