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Stewart Museum

Things to do at the Parc

Located in the heart of a natural location unique in an urban environment, the Stewart Museum celebrates the influence of European civilization in New France and North America. Ivory, faience, brocade, silver, parchment... Handcrafted by masters, these materials weave a time line where five centuries of political events, scientific experiments and cultural life unfold.

The Museum occupies the British fortified depot on Île Sainte-Hélène, a 19th century military construction. Both historic and modern, the site features a glass tower offering a remarkable view of Montreal.


The Stewart Museum will open in spring. See you soon!

December 2020
  • Closed
January 2021
  • Closed
February 2021
  • Closed
March 2021
  • Closed
April 2021
  • Closed

2020 Rates

12 years and under Free
13 years and over $15
65 years and over * $13
Students (13-30 years) * $12
Family (1 adult and 4 children or 2 adults et 3 children) $30
McCord Museum Member Free
  • Rates include taxes.
  • * Upon presentation of a valid ID card.
  • Maximum 4 children per adult.
  • Gratuity is not applicable to groups.
  • The rates shown above do not include parking rates.
    • The best way to come to the Parc Jean-Drapeau: active transportation or subway!

Discounts and promotions

  • Free every first Sunday of the month

    The Museum is free every first Sunday of the month for Quebec residents. An initiative put in place by the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec.

  • Group rates

    School groups or general public groups of 15 people and more must reserve to benefit from the group rate by email at or by phone at 514 861-6701, ext. 2234.

  • Other Discounts

    Many discounts available among others in partnership with STM, CAA-Québec, Musée du Château Ramezay, Accès Montréal and Navettes maritimes du Saint-Laurent.

Exhibitions and Activities

History and Memory

Located on two floors and showcasing close to 500 artefacts from the Stewart Museum's collections, the exhibition History and Memory offers visitors a chance to relive an epic journey through five centuries, retracing the origins of Quebec, from the arrival of the Europeans in America, to life in New France and the Canadian Confederation.

An interactive model showing the fortified city of Montreal plunges visitors into a journey back in time where the city's history comes alive through video clips, sounds and lights.

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Majestic, enchanting, seductive, disturbing by turns—or all at once—the night takes a variety of forms. To shed some light on this fascinating subject, the Stewart Museum invites you to discover the exhibition Nights, a unique experience, oscillating between fiction and reality.

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The Story Factory

The Story Factory is a new educational and participatory inspired space where kids and adults will have fun asking questions, understanding and building a story creatively.

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Phantoms of the Island

The Stewart Museum is offering a brand-new collaborative game inspired by escape games involving paranormal phenomena: Phantoms of the Island. Strange events are disturbing the peace and quiet of the Museum, and the players’ mission is to restore order.

Team spirit and curiosity will be essential to solve the puzzles and challenges of this cooperative game.

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Guided tour - The Fort on Île Sainte-Hélène

Built in 1824, the Fort on Île Sainte-Hélène played an important role in the protection of the British colony against the United States. It served as a storage and distribution hub for war materials, such as weapons and ammunition for the military. This outdoor guided tour of the largest military site in Montreal reveals some key facts about the functioning of the British Army in the 19th century.

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Guided tour
From British Arsenal to Expo 67

The Stewart Museum is offering a walking tour of Île Sainte-Hélène. The tour follows the trails of Mont Boullé to explore the remains of British military buildings erected at the beginning of the 19th century. It ends with a visit to the top of the Biosphere for a panoramic view of the Expo 67 site.

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To obtain more details concerning the exhibitions, the activities or for any request for information, do not hesitate to contact the Stewart Museum staff.


Getting to Stewart Museum

To make it easier to get around, here is the exact location of the Stewart Museum at Parc Jean-Drapeau posted on Google Maps.

Jean-Drapeau Subway Station

The Jean-Drapeau subway station is located on Île Sainte-Hélène, in the heart of Parc Jean-Drapeau. To get to the Parc easily and quickly, the subway is still the best way to go!

River shuttle

During the summer season, Parc Jean-Drapeau visitors can use the river shuttle as a means of transportation, from the Vieux-Port de Montréal (Jacques-Cartier pier) and the city of Longueuil.

Users can also bring along their bikes and they have access to a network of cycling paths at each stop.

STM shuttle

Two STM shuttles provide a connection between the Jean-Drapeau subway station and various attractions:

To find out about STM shuttle routes and schedules, click here.


The Parc is one of the few places where you can cross the Saint Lawrence River on your bike: simply take the bike paths of the Jacques Cartier Bridge, the Concorde Bridge or the Bike link.


People can enjoy many of the cycling paths to get to or pass through the Parc Jean-Drapeau, either running or walking.

With more than 25 kilometres of trails and pathways, the Parc is a pleasant spot for hiking, all year round.


Motorists can get to Parc Jean-Drapeau by taking the Jacques Cartier Bridge or the Concorde Bridge.

Nearby parking areas: P7, P13

Parking passes are available for the P7.

Taxibus service

You can reserve a taxi for your travels at the Parc by using a valid STM transport fare (ticket or OPUS card).


September 3 to June 23
Monday to Sunday 6:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.
  • The service is not offered on statutory holidays


You need to reserve 30 minutes beforehand whenever you want to use this service : 514 273-6331 or online form

Taxibus stops

Métro Jean-Drapeau, Athletes' Quarters, La Ronde, Espace Paddock, Pavillon du Canada, Pavillon des Services and Pavillon de la Tunisie.

  • Subway
  • Taxibus
  • STM
  • River
  • Bike
  • Walking
  • Parking