Any Montrealer knows that we have a pretty cool underground city. Whether you use it to go shopping, grab lunch, or travel between university classes, the city’s series of underground tunnels are awesome (especially during wintertime).
That’s why we were super excited to learn that a brand new tunnel has been unveiled.
Discovered by Montreal’s archeology and history museum, Pointe A Calliere, the city’s newest underground tunnel is a tribute to North America’s first collector sewer.
Pointe A Calliere has turned a portion of the underground sewer tunnel into a permanent exhibition at the museum entitled “Memory Collector.”
The continent’s first collector sewer was built between 1832 and 1838 and collected rainwater and wastewater up until 1989. Part of the sewer was incorporated into the Pointe A Calliere building in 1992, and this year, was turned into a museum exhibition.
“Memory Collector” spans 110 metres and offers visitors a “multisensory, contemplative experience thanks to an ingenious light installation projected onto the stone walls of the collector sewer, in a specially designed sound environment.”
Ultimately, the exhibit promises to take visitors on a journey to a “mysterious underground world imbued with history and emotion.”
Don’t miss this fascinating and historical exhibit on now at Pointe A Calliere (you can even visit for free on Montreal Museums Day this Sunday!).
When: Monday to Friday 10 am-5 pm, Saturday and Sunday 11 am-5 pm
Where: Pointe A Calliere