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Fort Lennox National Historic Site

Fort Lennox National Historic Site

This old British fort is located on Île aux Noix, in the middle of the Richelieu River. No bridge connects this island, with its fabulous destiny. There isn't any choice: you have to leave your vehicle behind. The boat is how you get there! The children will love it. The crossing takes five minutes. Just long enough to cross the time barrier and tread the ground of an outstanding site.

Located a few kilometres from the Canada-U.S. border, the fort was built from 1819 to 1829. It consists of defensive works and of several masonry buildings of outstanding beauty. The site as a whole had the aim of protecting the colony from an eventual American invasion along the Richelieu River.

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This vignette is a collage of video, sounds and music from Fort Lennox National Historic Site situated in the province of Quebec, Canada. The video depicts the fortifications, buildings and surroundings of Fort Lennox and re-enactments by animators in period costumes depicting military and civil life during the site's history. There is no spoken dialogue associated with this video.

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