Beginning in 1904, this was Montreal’s main fire station. Operations ceased in 1972. After an extensive refurbishment, it reopened as the Montreal History Center. The museum’s collection of over 4,000 items tell the city’s history from 1534 – when Europeans made first contact with the St. Lawrence Iroquoians – until the present. Definitely make time to visit Centre d’histoire de Montréal in the borough of Ville-Marie.