Official launch of the new exhibit ‘‘Request for Memory’’ at Lévis Forts!

Official launch of the new exhibit ‘‘Request for Memory’’ at Lévis Forts!

Posted on: July 7, 2018 7:30 am

Free admission for youth at Parks Canada’s places starting in 2018

July 7, 2018                                     Lévis, Québec                               Parks Canada Agency

 

Parks Canada’s places represent the very best that Canada has to offer and tell stories of who we are, including the history, cultures, and contributions of Indigenous peoples.

Today, the new exhibition
‘‘
Request for Memory
’’
has been launched at Lévis Forts National Historic Site. This novelty is an interesting addition to the exhibition already in place about Fort No.1, as it will address new more detailed content on the history of the two other forts, Fort No.2 and No.3.

The exhibition
‘‘
Request for Memory
’’
is an interactive game around which visitors can gather to challenge their knowledge to help Strof i23, an artificial intelligence, reorganize its memory. The experience offers an exploration of the history of Lévis forts through challenges, plans, ancient and modern images, reports, and drawings.

Millions of Canadians celebrated Canada 150 with free admission to Parks Canada’s places in 2017 and more Canadians than ever before had amazing experiences. Building on that success, the Government has announced free admission to Parks Canada’s places for youth aged 17 and under, starting in 2018 and beyond. T
his will make discovering nature and connecting with our history easier and more affordable for families.

To have a memorable time and make the most of their Parks Canada experience, visitors are encouraged to plan their trip in advance. They are also encouraged to download the incredibly popular Parks Canada’s mobile app and follow us on social media for more information about the breathtaking locations, and hidden gems at national parks, marine conservation areas, and historic sites.

Quotes

“This year we are celebrating families with free admission for youth aged 17 and under. We want to inspire youth to discover and protect Canada’s remarkable nature and history. And as always, we encourage all visitors to plan their trips and discover new and exciting destinations across the country, by consulting Parks Canada’s website, or downloading the Parks Canada’s Mobile App for a list of hidden gems and other unique and memorable ways to experience our national treasures.”

 

The Honourable Catherine McKenna,
Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada

Quick facts

  • Lévis Forts National Historic Site is the last place where British fortifications were constructed on Canadian soil, these buildings bear witness to the ingenious innovations of the time.

  • The site is open from June 23rd to September 3rd, every day between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. and from September 4th to October 8th, Saturdays and Sundays between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

  • The new permanent exhibition «Request for Memory» is accessible during the opening hours of the site. 

  • Parks Canada manages a nation-wide network of 171 national historic sites, 46 national parks, one national urban park, and four national marine conservation areas. 

  • Beginning in 2018, Parks Canada will return to fee-based admission. Admission fees will not increase over 2016 levels.

  • Enter Parks Canada’s Discover Canada contest for a chance to win an amazing trip to Canada’s west coast and other bi-weekly prizes, including Discovery Passes, merchandise and more. In collaboration with our proud partners: MEC, CIBC, and Air Canada.

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Contacts

Caroline Gagné
Acting public relations and communications Officer
Québec Field Unit, Parks Canada
418-648-4444
caroline.gagne@pc.gc.ca

 

Media Relations
Parks Canada Agency
855-862-1812
pc.media@pc.gc.ca

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