Getting to the village

You must exit Highway 20 at exit 181. Visit the “How to get there” section for more information on how to get to the Village.

Your visit

The Village takes about 3 hours to visit on average, but most visitors spend the entire day on the site to get the most out of this tourist attraction. The amount of time you spend in the Village will vary according to how quickly you move around and how much you enjoy the historical and interactive content.

Unfortunately, the Village Québécois d’Antan is not adapted for people with reduced mobility. You can get around the site in a wheelchair, but the period houses are not easily accessible as they are not equipped with ramps. In addition, most of the buildings have stairs in front of the entrance door. Moreover, it should be noted that the streets of the Village are made of dirt, making it more difficult to get around the site on rainy days.

The Village Québécois d’Antan accepts Companion Leisure Cards and grants free admission to the accompanying person of a person aged 12 years or older with a disability or mental health problem. We also offer a four-wheel electric scooter ($) rental service. Please note that this service is offered during the summer season only (June to September). Also, considering the limited number of scooters available, we suggest that you reserve one in advance by contacting us at 1 877 710-0267, ext. 221.

Smoking and vaping are strictly prohibited on the grounds of the Village Québécois d’Antan. This rule applies to both tobacco and cannabis. Smoking and vaping are permitted at a distance of at least nine meters from the Village’s site. The use of cannabis is, however, always prohibited on all Village grounds.

No, parking is free. The Village has six parking lots with a total of approximately 1,000 spaces.

For the safety of our visitors, pets are not allowed on the Village Québécois d’Antan premises. We do, however, accept all service dogs. The owner must present their dog’s ID card to prove that their animal has received appropriate training. This card includes the name of the training school, the owner’s name, and a picture of the dog.

Of course, you can! Picnic areas have been set up throughout the site. You can also add a little extra to your lunch with products available in our shops.


We no longer offer free days for Drummondville residents, but we do offer a 30% discount on their daily ticket at all times.

If you are a resident and wish to receive your discount, you must present yourself at the ticket office with an ID and a proof of residency (driver’s license covers both).

*This offer is only valid for residents of the city of Drummondville.

The season pass is valid throughout the summer (June to September) according to the Village’s schedule except for the Fondation Sainte-Croix/Hériot Family Day. The season pass does not include admission for other seasons; it is valid during the summer season only.

The multi-season pass is valid for all seasons of the current year.

The ticket office and all of our shops and stores accept cash, debit cards (Interac direct payment), and credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, and American Express).

When you have a Shopico, Tuango, Cargo, Quebec Attraction, or any other type of similar ticket, you do not need to reserve your visit date; you are guaranteed to be able to enter our site without any inconvenience.

With the purchase of a regular admission ticket (traditional package) to the Village Québécois d’Antan, holders of a season membership to the Saint-François Cross-Country Skiing Club receive a second ticket of equal or lesser value free of charge. To get the discount, you must present your cross-country skiing card and an ID at the ticket office. This offer is valid for an unlimited number of times but only during the summer and winter seasons.

There is no maximum number of children for the family rate. However, it is very important to note that the family rate only applies to a couple and their children—i.e., a group consisting of a father and a mother or a blended or same-sex couple and their children. A single adult and their children cannot be paired with another adult (sibling or friend) to form a “family” and benefit from the family rate.

No, reservations are not required to visit the Village during the summer season. However, online reservations are required for fall, winter, and spring activities. Groups of 30 people or more wishing to eat at the Village must also book in advance.