Fort Lennox National Historic Site

School Program

The many activities are adjusted to participants’ ages
The many activities are adjusted to participants’ ages
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Located in the middle of the Richelieu River, a few kilometres from Lake Champlain, Île aux Noix was at the heart of the colony’s defence network for over one hundred years. The island is home to one of the most authentic British fortifications in North America.

Once they step off the ferry and onto Île aux Noix, your students will embark on a journey into the past they will not easily forget! Whether they stay for an entire day or just a few hours, they will be transported into the fascinating universe of a British garrison circa 1830.

Schools can visit Fort Lennox in May and June. The visit has been designed to complement the Quebec preschool and elementary education program. In class groups or school day care, children of every cycle will have the chance to participate in a series of entertaining educational activities.

Life at Fort Lennox

Inspection of the troops
Inspection of the troops
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During the 90-minute guided tour, cycle three elementary students will discover what life was really like at a British fort in Canada in the 1830s. They are actively involved in the various experiences made available to them.

Some participate in the Review of the garrison and suffer the wrath of Captain Black. Others are given the important task of defending the fort from the Americans. All students are sure to gain a greater understanding of how territories were occupied and defended during the period.

Pre-school and cycle one students can also discover this captivating period in a 90-minute guided tour specifically designed for them.


Additional Activities

To extend your stay at Fort Lennox and gain a deeper grasp of certain competencies, a range of complementary activities is provided for each elementary cycle.

These 45-minute workshops allow the students to participate in a fun rally (Little Spy’s Rally, Informers’ Rally, or Secret Mission) as well as to become familiar with the clothing and military equipment of the British soldiers.


Stimulating Pedagogical Tools

Discovering the Powder Magazine
Discovering the powder magazine
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Make your visit to Fort Lennox as exciting as possible! We provide you with a free educational document that lists various activities guaranteed to awaken your students’ curiosity.

It also contains post visit activities that will allow your students to put into practice some of the things they have learned.


Services

Bridge
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Various services are available on site to make your visit more enjoyable. Please inform us of your needs so we can do our best to meet them.

  • Picnic and recreational area
  • Indoor dining room
  • Souvenir shop
  • Loan of outdoor games
  • Services provided for persons with disabilities

Map: How to Get There
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Rates and Reservations

Fort Lennox National Historic Site of Canada
1 61st Avenue
Saint-Paul-de-l’Île-aux-Noix (Québec)
J0J 1G0
Telephone: 450-291-5700 or 1-800-463-6769
Fax: 450-291-4389