Action Stations! (virtual exhibition)

Life at the Port of Montréal, 1939–1945

  • What happened at the Port of Montréal on September 14, 1939?
  • Why was Montréal plunged into darkness on June 9, 1941?
  • Where did sailors passing through Montréal meet up on August 25, 1944?

To find out, join Kate, Phil, Louis and others in a grand real-life adventure, where historic events intertwine with everyday life during World War II.

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Immerse yourself in the lives of nine fictional but genuine characters who witness the realities of war, the social climate, and major events at the port, each from their unique perspectives.

  • With Kate and Phil, discover the port’s role in mobilizing the war effort and supplying the Allies. Follow Victor as he keeps his eyes open for spies.
  • Tag along with sailors Louis, Nelson and William to Montréal dances as they try to forget about the dangers of convoy escort duty and German submarines in the St. Lawrence.

Winner of the Silver Web’Art Special Prize

Winner of the Silver Web’Art Special Prize

Winner of the Silver Web’Art Special Prize, awarded on October 11, 2012 at the International Audiovisual Festival on Museums and Heritage (FIAMP), organized by AVICOM, ICOM’s International Committee for Audiovisual and New Technologies of Image and Sound.

The jury appreciated the quality of the historical research, the originality of the characters, the at times humoristic tone, and the exhibition’s overall dynamism. For more information about the event.



Honoured with the History Alive! Award of Excellence presented on December 12 at Rideau Hall by the Governor General of Canada.

The exhibition was unanimously chosen by the jury for its innovative approach, the diversity of resources used and its original presentation of history.

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Treasure Hunt !

Treasure Hunt !

Looking for photographs and souvenirs from the Old Port of Montreal.

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