Best time to visit
Welcome to Fort Chambly National Historic Site website! For those who have been here before, we are glad to see you again!
In 2017, everyone’s experience might differ a little as Parks Canada is celebrating Canada 150 and is expecting many new visitors who will live their first experience with us.
We hope to see you soon at Fort Chambly! Make sure you plan ahead your visit in order to get the most out of it.
When is Fort Chambly busiest?
From June to September, visitation is high. These holidays and weekends are especially busy:
- Patriots’ Day (Victoria Day) (May 22)
- Fête nationale du Québec (June 24)
- Canada Day (July 1st)
- Summer vacations (July 23 to August 20 2017)
- Labour Day (September 4 2017)
- Thanksgiving (October 9 2017)
What are the best days and times to visit?
Try planning your visit before 10 am or after 3 pm.
Early morning, late afternoon or evening visits can be the most enjoyable. The lighting is better for photography and for viewing the beautiful features of the fort. Temperatures are also cooler, and the parking areas and trails are less crowded.
Make sure the roads or bridges are not congested before coming for a visit. You’d rather enjoy your day at the fort than be stuck in a traffic jam!
Park entrances and parking lots
Parking spaces are limited at Fort Chambly. Once these spaces are all taken, you must look for a parking place in nearby streets.
Gates can sometimes get busy. Thank you for your patience; you will be rewarded with an unforgettable experience. Security is also one of our main priorities. Make sure you pay attention to the instructions given by the staff.
Please remember the following information:
- Follow instructions from Parks staff and traffic flag persons
- Observe the parking time limits
- Never park on vegetation
- Do not wait for spots to open; move on, and try again later
- Vehicles parked illegally may be towed at the owner’s expense
Pre arrival checklist
- Get your Free 2017 Discovery Pass in advance
- Make a group reservation by calling 1-888-773-8888 or 450-658-1585
- Look at the updates concerning road and bridge congestion
Have a great visit!