The Canadian Heritage of Quebec: 2015 Milestones

Sir John A. Macdonald: 200th Anniversary

Who we are

Our Mission

The Canadian Heritage of Quebec (CHQ) is a provincial non-profit, non-government organization dedicated to the conservation of heritage buildings and sites of historical or natural interest in Quebec. CHQ is governed by a Board of Directors which is made up of volunteers. It finances its operations through the annual income it generates and also through donations from friends, foundations, and others interested in the conservation of heritage properties. The organization also receives support from government institutions for some of its conservation projects.

1956 & 1960 : Two key milestones of our history

The roots of The Canadian Heritage of Quebec date back to 1956, when the organization acquired the Hurtubise House which is now a classified heritage property. CHQ was formally established in 1960. Since its creation, the organization has acquired, preserved and restored more than 30 buildings and sites, some of which have been transferred back to the local community.

Today, CHQ owns nearly 25 buildings or sites, with many being classified as heritage sites. The organization also has a large collection of objects and artifacts of all kinds and sizes, which have cultural, artistic or heritage value. Among the properties, some are open to visitors and some may even be rented during the summer.

For more information on CHQ’s properties, click here Properties & Projects

The vision of CHQ

Relative to our long Canadian history, sixty years is very short. However, it is indeed long, even too long for a neglected heritage home, or for an old church or an old barn that could succumb to the ravages of time if they are not maintained. In fifty years, we can easily forget many things: our past, our history, our culture and our heritage. Too often we forget that the heritage that surrounds us today is the result of a long-term vision and extensive work.

It is thanks to CHQ’s founders, who were visionaries able to see the priceless value of these unique buildings and sites, that we can now admire the richness of our heritage and celebrate their vision: to ensure the preservation and protection of these beautiful places, for the benefit of present and future generations.

For any questions or comments, do not hesitate to contact us by email at, or call (514) 393-1417.

Enjoy your visit to our properties!