Here are the activities that will be offered to ISHD delegates.

October 10, 2018 | Historical tour of Old Hull
Departure from Université du Québec en Outaouais – Alexandre-Taché – PORTE 1 | 3:45 p.m.

RESERVATION for HISTORICAL TOUR  before August 27, 2018 | send us an email

GUIDED TOUR in English – Cultural and didactic activity, the urban exploration of Old Hull aims to promote the exploration of local heritage as a historical source to introduce students to some dimensions of historical thinking. Mobilizing structural analysis of Lefebvre’s urban space and Eco’s architectural hermeneutics, this local tour of heritage sites will begin at the St-James Cemetery (near the Taché Pavilion of Université du Québec en Outaouais) and will trace the social and labor history of Quebec between 1800 and 1968. Walking tour of approximately 3,5 km.

Reservation required. Limited availability.

Departure | 3:45 p.m.
Duration | 2h00
Cost | Free
* bring walking shoes

October 11, 2018 | ISHD Cocktail Reception
Departure from Université du Québec en Outaouais – Alexandre-Taché – PORTE 1 | 5 p.m.

RESERVATION COCKTAIL and GUIDED TOUR before August 27, 2018 | send us an email

The Library and Archives Canada Preservation Centre opened in June 1997 in Gatineau, Québec. Its facilities are dedicated to the preservation of the country’s documentary heritage. This centre of excellence provides collection storage areas with optimum environmental conditions, and laboratories equipped for preservation activities.

The ISHD cocktail will be held at the Library and Archives Preservation Centre. A guided tour of the facilities will be offered in English to interested people.

Reservation required. Limited availability.

Duration | 1h15
Cost | Free
* wear comfortable shoes; no bags and/or purses are permitted during the guided tour.


October 12, 2018 | Activity of your choice
Departure from Université du Québec en Outaouais – Alexandre-Taché – PORTE 1 | 4:30 p.m.

The organizing committee wishes to offer you two activities to conclude your stay in the National Capital Region: the gourmet nature and the Indigenous historic walk packages.

Gatineau Park and L’Orée du Bois Restaurant
option 1 – Chelsea | Quebec

RESERVATION GOURMET NATURE PACKAGE before August 27, 2018 | send us an email

hikingGatineau Park | KING MOUNTAIN
GUIDED TOUR in English – Interpretive walking trail | The hilly landscape around King Mountain is part of the Canadian Shield, one of the oldest and hardest rock formations in the world. King Mountain is on the southern edge of the Canadian Shield, which in this area is marked by the cliffs of the Eardley Escarpment (Source : National Capital Commission)

The First Geodetic Survey Station National Historic Site is on King Mountain at an elevation of 344 metres (1,129 feet). It was the first geodetic station, or triangulation point, established in Canada for land surveys.

Reservation required. Limited availability.

Arrival at King Mountain | 5:00 p.m.
Duration | 1h30
Cost| $ 10 (immediate cash payment)
Transport cost | $ 10
* bring walking shoes

 L’Orée du Bois Restaurant
Known for its warm hospitality, its emotionally charged French dining, its beautiful location at the heart of Gatineau Park, Chelsea’s, this renowned restaurant has, over time, managed to forge itself an enviable reputation by creating countless extraordinary moments in a warm and ever so perfect atmosphere.

Arrival | 7:45 p.m.
Cost | $ 59.95 (taxes, service and wine are not included)


Downtown Ottawa and Diner on Byward Market
option 2 – Ottawa | Ontario

RESERVATION INDIGENOUS HISTORIC WALK before August 27, 2018 | send us an email


Indigenous walk
GUIDED TOUR in English – Indigenous walks is a walk and talk through downtown Ottawa exploring landscape, architecture, art and monuments through an Indigenous perspective. On the land of the Anishinabe Peoples called Turtle Island the tours will guide participants on various walks through Ottawa’s public spaces including the Confederation Park and Major’s Hill Park.

Reservation required. Limited availability.

Arrival in Ottawa | 5:30 p.m.
Duration | 1h30
Cost | $20 (immediate cash payment)
Transport cost | $ 10
* bring walking shoes



Arrival | 7:45 p.m.
Cost | $59.95 (taxes, services and wine are not included)


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