Photo credit: Jean-Michael Seminaro

On August 27 and 28, Pointe-à-Callière’s Public Market returns for a 29th edition —entirely in person! 

On the street that runs alongside the Museum, as well as on Place Royale and Place D’Youville, stroll among the merchants’ and artisans’ stalls, learn about traditional Indigenous know-how and trades of the past, and take part in activities on the theme of navigation in New France… with everything happening in a festive setting that will whisk you back to the 18th century, in the heart of Old Montréal! 
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Photo credit: Jean-Michael Seminaro

Explore the trades of yesteryear 

Wool spinner, lace maker, lute maker, potter, pit sawyer, weaver, cooper, and woodturner—come meet the craftspeople you would have seen at a public market in the 18th century. 

A place for tradition and the passing down of age-old know-how 

In the contemporary section, an entire generation of Abenaki, Anishinaabe, Kanyen’kehà:ka, Mi’kmaq, and Naskapi artists and artisans will continue to keep alive and pass along age-old know-how. Attend workshops on leather tanning, cooking, and basketwork, as well as the making of moccasins, cradleboards, and dreamcatchers! 

Navigation-themed games and workshops for young and old 

Take part in a navigation-themed rally taking place throughout the Market, learn to tie sailors’ knots with some privateers, and defend your position in a giant naval battle game!