Inverness Art and Heritage Tour



At / Near :

Inverness, Quebec, Canada

Language :  

english

Suggested transport :

   foot     

Trail :  

1.62 km

Points of interest :  

11

Rating :  

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Target :  

Everyone

Accessibility :

  • Permanently, the whole year

Presented by

Municipalité d'Invernesss


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Inverness Art and Heritage Tour

Description


This self-guided tour is full of authenticity and creativity through the built heritage of Inverness and the magnificent bronze sculptures of its open-air gallery. Each point of interest on the mobile app's interactive map allows you to discover both elements of the built heritage and sculptures that can be visited on site in an enchanting setting.

Welcome to the art and heritage circuit of Inverness. We are proud of these two treasures of our village: the art foundry, which is expressed through the open-air gallery, and our history, which is reflected in the built heritage. Marie and Pierre will guide you throughout this tour which will take you through the village.

- Yves Boissonneault, Mayor 

OPEN SKY ART GALLERY

As part of the public art trend of major cities, these bronze sculptures by Quebec artists allow you to experience a particular immersion, where art comes out of museums and galleries to become part of the community.

OPTIONS

This self-guided tour is accessible on BaladoDiscovery online (streaming) or offline (without Internet on the ground, cell phone in hand) with the preloaded mobile app.

The path can be done in the suggested order, at the west entrance of the village, or as you wish by locating the different interest points on the interactive map.

A paper map of the Open Sky Gallery, including all of the sculptors, is available at the ‘’ Musée du Bronze d’Inverness ‘’, 1760 Dublin street.

PARKING

It is suggested that you park across from the ‘Musée du Bronze’, at 1760 Dublin, in Inverness.

HISTORICAL CONTEXT

The territory of Inverness receives its first pioneers starting in 1816, but starts to develop particularly from 1829 since the arrival of 12 Scottish families from the Isle of Arran. They will be joined afterwards by other Scottish pioneers, Irish Catholics and Orangists, American Loyalists and Francophone settlers.

Twelve churches of six religious denominations will be erected in Inverness; witnesses to the coexistence of the founders.  A multicultural village, the anglophones and the francophones have lived there peacefully without knowing the hard battles that sometimes tarnished the history of certain neighboring villages. It is crossed by Craig and Gosford roads, which were the first roads of entry for the immigrants in the first half of the 19th century. 

CREDITS

This production was made possible with the financial help from the Cultural Development agreement between the Government of Québec and the MRC de L’Érable, the Municipality of Inverness and the  Festival du Boeuf  d’Inverness. 

Overview of map and points of interest

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You must use a tablet or smartphone to access it.
  1.  

    1. Fonderie d'art d'Inverness | Old Methodist church

  2.  

    2. Old Courthouse | Genetically modified chicken

  3.  

    3. Harriel II | St-Andrew's church

  4.  

    4. Morphosis | Four square style house

  5.  

    5. Inverness Academy | Piccolo meets Dali

  6.  

    6. Place St-Andrew's | Old General store

  7.  

    7. Clovis | Victorian-inspired house

  8.  

    8. The casting and the umbrella | Old Catholic Presbytery

  9.  

    9. Catholic Church | Denis Gagnon Gallery

  10.  

    10. Jean XXIII School | Tribute to Pellan

  11.  

    11. Atelier du bronze | Festival du boeuf

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