Mission, Values, and Sustainability Policy

Mission

The Village Québécois d’Antan offers visitors of all ages, from here and elsewhere, an authentic cultural experience of nineteenth- and twentieth-century French-speaking Quebec. Featuring beautifully restored historic buildings, genuine architectural treasures of Quebec’s rural life, this animated theme park brings to life the 10,000 artifacts collected over the years and serves as a modern-day showcase for the customs, trades, know-how, and words that have shaped the history of Quebec’s people.

The Village Québécois d’Antan is a member of the Société des musées du Québec and the Société des attractions touristiques du Québec.

Vision

The Village Québécois d’Antan is a major tourist attraction in Quebec’s cultural landscape. Every year, it provides hundreds of thousands of visitors with a unique immersive experience into Québec’s past through a variety of activities that change with the seasons. Everyone who visits the Village goes on a journey through time that teaches them about our ancestors’ way of life in a fun and original way.

Values

Family

Authenticity

Education

Fun

Sustainability

The development of the Village Québécois d’Antan is based on an organization that is

  1. Competent and effective,
  2. Creative and innovative, and
  3. Generating pride and positive economic impacts.

The Village Québécois d’Antan features over 70 buildings from Quebec’s 1810–1930 period, including the following:

  • 22 period houses
  • 16 period sheds
  • 16 reconstructed sheds
  • 11 period workshops (bakery, carding mill, sawmill, cartwright shop, sugar shack, tinsmith’s shop, soap factory, saddlery, garage, woodworking shop, dairy)
  • 2 period schools
  • 1 period gazebo
  • 7 reconstructed buildings
  • 3 modern buildings 

Our Policies and Guidelines on Sustainability and Education

Sustainability Policy

In the spirit of tradition, the Village Québécois d’Antan is dedicated to promoting and ensuring sustainability through the responsible management of waste materials on a daily basis and through the implementation of sound decisions for the good of the people, the environment, and the economy.

Here are a few examples of the initiatives that have been implemented:

  • Reducing pesticide use by 90% on the site
  • Planting native and heritage plants
  • Adding gardens
  • Collecting rainwater
  • Banning cans from the site
  • Installing additional recycling and compost bins
  • Replacing disposable dishes by washable or compostable alternatives
  • Using electric carts on the site
  • Partnering with local businesses

Read the Sustainability Policy.

Education

By nature, the Village Québécois d’Antan is a place of education. The choices of exhibition themes and partners as well as the content of the animations are inspired by Quebec’s heritage.

Review the Educational Guidelines.

General Rules

Read our General Rules Guide.

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Honours and Awards

2017

  • Prix Jean-Claude Milot granted by Hôtel & Suites Le Dauphin for a significant contribution to the tourism industry in the region
  • Prix Napoléon – “Event and Tourism” category, highlighting the strong growth, innovations, and significant regional influence of the Haunted Village

2014

  • REGIONAL WINNER in the “Tourist Attractions with More Than 100,000 Visitors” category at the Grands Prix du tourisme québécois for Centre-du-Québec
  • NATIONAL SILVER MEDAL WINNER in the Grands Prix du tourisme québécois in the “Tourist Attractions with More Than 100,000 Visitors” category

2013

  • NATIONAL GOLD MEDAL WINNER in the Grands Prix du tourisme québécois in the “Tourist Attractions with More Than 100,000 Visitors” category