INTERNMENT CAMP S/43
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A Little-Known Episode of Montreal’s History.
During World War II, 25 civil and military internment camps were active in Canada. Camp S/43 was one of them, located in the military structures of the Fort on St. Helen’s Island, which now houses the Stewart Museum. Between 1940 and 1943, 400 Italian merchant seamen and civilians were detained there.
Discover this little-known episode of Montreal’s history in a guided tour of the historic buildings, accompanied by archival documents and the testimony of a former prisoner.
Recommended for adults with children aged 9 and older. Limited places (12 people per tour)!
For the “Journées de la culture,” the tour is free of charge. The Admission fee for the museum remains.
Outdoor tours offered Saturdays and Sundays:
- In English: 2:30 p.m.
- In French: 11:30 a.m.
In case of light rain, outdoor tours will go on. They will be cancelled for more severe weather conditions.