Weekend Program September 5th until October 9th, 2017

Daily life, food, architecture, armament are some of the themes that you can explore with your family. Our heritage interpreters are there to accompany you in your discovery.

Uncover the secrets of the military architecture of the era

Introduction to the fort’s architecture

Built in 1711 to protect the colony from a possible British invasion, Fort Chambly is based on the principles of Vauban, King Louis XIV’s engineer.

Discover this fortification in the company of a heritage interpreter. Visits begin in front of the fort.

Duration: 15 minutes


A soldier about to shoot with a musket
A soldier about to shoot with a musket

Musket firing demonstration

Heritage interpreters dressed up as soldiers demonstrate how muskets work and they proceed with a firing demonstration.

Duration: 15 minutes


Three kids wearing the soldier's uniform
Kids wearing the soldier's uniform

Uniform demonstration

Let a guide from Parks Canada introduce you to Fort Chambly and the French soldiers from the troupes de la Marine.Will you earn the privilege of wearing the uniform... without the inconveniences of a soldier's life?

Duration: 30 minutes



Parks Canada - Xplorers - Time to Explore!
Xplorers program

Xplorers program

The Xplorers Program is dedicated to children visiting with their families. It offers entertaining activities suited for their age, and allows them to discover the natural and historic treasures of Canada.

The children visiting Fort Chambly will have the opportunity to discover the fort’s exhibitions using an activity book designed especially for them.


Photo Missions

Parka and Chipp are going in a photo mission

Parka and Chirp are inviting children to explore Fort-Chambly participating to a photo scavenger hunt. Once your missions are completed, you will receive a virtual reward.

It’s very easy!

  1. Use your iOS or Android device to download the app for free from the App Store or Google Play.
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen and take a picture of each of the six elements presented that are of particular importance to Fort Chambly.
  3. When you have taken all the required photos, share them on social medias!

To learn more about how it works



GROUPS ACTIVITIES (RESERVATION ONLY)

You look great in uniform!
Will you earn the privilege of wearing the uniform?

Introduction and uniform!

This fortification is impressive, right? But what was it used for? Who built it? Who lived in it? Let a guide from Parks Canada introduce you to Fort Chambly and the French soldiers from the troupes de la Marine. Will you earn the privilege of wearing the uniform... without the inconveniences of a soldier's life? Continue the tour at your own pace when visiting the exhibitions.

Length: 30 minutes (animation) followed by a self-guided visit of the fort

Fee: free


Fort-Chambly

Guided tour: Take the Trail to New-France

Immersive guided tour at the heart of the fort and in the natural site surrounding the fortification, including:

  • a walk that encompasses all of the senses, to learn about the strategic positioning of the fort
  • a team challenge
  • a tasting of a refreshment related to the theme; and
  • a matchlock musket firing demonstration (unique in Canada)

Discover the surroundings of the Richelieu River and the Fort Chambly National Historic Site. Like the soldiers of the Carignan-Salières Regiment who arrived here in 1665, experience the scale of this strategic and beautiful natural site. Through the history of these defenders and pioneers of New France, you will also learn about their arrival in the colony, the construction of the fort at the foot of the rapids, and the expeditions that led to peace treaties with the First People.

Length: 90 minutes

Fee: 4,90$ per person

Minimum: 15 people required