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Fort Lennox National Historic Site


A group of children in the company of an interpreter dressed in a legendary Redcoat

Discover the life of a soldier at Fort Lennox in the company of our interpretive guides.

Through Interpretation activities, animated challenges and independent activities, browse the vast spaces of the fortification and its imposing buildings. From the height of the ramparts, cast your gaze on a unique panorama. Discover the history of the site and the military personnel who lived there with their families.

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Boating Festival

From July 8 to 10, Parks Canada is proud to host the Saint-Paul-de-l’Île-aux-Noix Boating Festival (in French only) at the Fort Lennox National Historic Site, organized in collaboration with the municipality.

IMPORTANT: For the duration of the festival, visitors must purchase the $12 button (free for children 5 years and younger) to gain access to the festival site from July 8 to 10. With this entry fee, visitors can benefit from all the activities proposed by the municipality on the wharf of the Fort Lennox National Historic Site and by Parks Canada on Île aux Noix where the fortification is located.

Visitors must park their vehicles in one of the municipality's five incentive parking lots. Shuttle services to the Fort Lennox National Historic Site and to the festival site will be provided.
A young boy participating at the naval battle

Nautical Festival
On the program: a large site set up on land (Parks Canada wharf) with a food-service area, a craftsmen area, a space for families with numerous demonstrations, food trucks and bar services, festive evenings, free tries on a canoe, kayak, paddleboard, and pedal boat, shuttles every 15 minutes to visit Fort Lennox and benefit from the variety of activities and challenges proposed by Parks Canada Heritage Presenters.
For more information or to buy a pass, please visit the Saint-Paul de-l’île-aux-Noix Municipality website.

A 19th century soldier and its fort

Take a guided tour of the 19th century
Imagine your life within the garrison at a time when Quebec was still called Lower Canada. Browse the vestiges of this British fort with an interpreter and discover the tumultuous adventures of the Redcoats.

Journey back in time with costumed interpreters at Fort Lennox

Interpretation activities and challenges
Go back to the days of the Redcoats by following your interpreter, dressed as a foot soldier. Learn about the everyday lives of women, men and soldiers who lived inside the enclosure, then attend a musket shooting demonstration.

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