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Built on the site where the city's founders first landed, this history and archaeology museum opened exactly 350 years after the event, in 1992. Pointe-à-Callière Museum stands on the remains of original historical buildings, and parts of the old fortification walls are on display. It features a multimedia show and an underground archaeological tour, along with various temporary exhibits. Highlights include the triangular Éperon Building, the former Customs House, and Place Royale. Kids will especially enjoy learning first hand what it means to be an archaeologist in a fun engaging manner with the engaging Archaeo-Adventure Exhibition, while the Pirates or Privateers exhibition will thrill them as they learn about life on the High-seas. With plenty of events and activities, the museum is a true cultural hub in the city.
The province's electric utility company offers guided tours of its power stations located in the Montreal region. The place to start is at the corporate headquarters in Montreal, where an information center provides videotapes, brochures and other publications. Staff members on hand offer further information about the sites. The closest station is on Rivière-des-Prairies, between the banks of Montreal and Laval. You can learn about its history and visit the turbine pits and spillway. A bicycle path and fishing are available.
Built in the Palladian Revival style by ace architect John Ostell, the old custom house was the first of its kind in the city. Built between 1836 and 1838, the building, embodying the glorious history of Montreal, is located amongst many other historically significant structures. Now a part of the Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History, the site functions as a gift shop and was designated a National Historic Site of Canada as of 1997.
Also known as the SAT, the Société Des Arts Technologiques (Society for Arts & Technology) was established in the year 1996 and since then has been dedicated to making advancements in the field of digital technology. This center provides space for researchers, technical experts and students for further innovations in the digital world. SAT provides an international platform for its scientists to mingle with other experts in this field, and also conducts exhibitions and educational programs with the same purpose. In keeping with its goal, SAT has a wide space dedicated for techno music where concerts are hosted and artists from all over are invited to showcase their talent. If you are interested in attending one of these hi-tech concerts, you can browse through their website for upcoming events.
A brand new and quite striking concert hall in the lower part of downtown, this intimate venue brings years of management experience from its old location on Parc Avenue, a club now known as Kola Note. Designed with diversity in mind, this venue is as likely to host comedy as it is jazz, pop or electronic music. It is more or less in competition with the older, more traditional charm of the Cabaret and kicks into high gear during the Montreal International Jazz Festival and the Francofolies.