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Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site

Special Activities 2016


Celebrations on Canada Day
Celebrations on Canada Day
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Canada Day

July 1st, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Come celebrate Canada Day with your family!

  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Open house and tour of the Interpretation Centre
  • 1 p.m.: Rallies, obstacle courses, and sponge battle!
  • 3 p.m.: Canada Day cake
  • 7 p.m.: Music concert (group to be confirmed)

Free admission


The Canadian Voltigeurs: Historical Reenactment

Saturday and Sunday, July 9-10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Canadian Voltigeurs in rank
Come experience and discover the history of the Voltigeurs
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Come experience and discover the history of the Voltigeurs, those true heroes of the War of 1812 and the great victors of the Battle of the Châteauguay.

Ongoing activities throughout the day:

  • Presence of a military encampment from the war of 1812
  • Black powder shooting demonstration
  • Military exercises

Archaeology Month

Saturdays and Sundays in August, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A flower field at dusk
Discover the battlefield on a bike
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Archaeology Month will take place from August 1 to 31, 2016. Close to 50 locations across Quebec will offer activities for everyone to appeal groups of novices or enthusiasts, small or large. For 31 days, archaeology will come into our lives and bring us a little further in our understanding of our society, history and heritage.

Take a bicycle trip through the history of the Battle of the Châteauguay by exploring the archaeological landscape of the battlefield! Accompanied by a guide, follow the marked trail over a distance of more than 14 km between Howick and Ormstown, and relive this great feat of arms that took place along the Châteauguay River.

Duration: 1 h 30

Departures:

  • Saturday, August 6th, 2016: 1 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 7th, 2016: 1 p.m.


Canadian Military History in the Spotlight and 0-5-30 challenge (2nd edition)

September 3rd and 4th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Canon firing demonstration
Canon firing demonstration
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Saturday, September 3rd

Grays and Blues of Montreal
  • Military maneuvers
  • Firing demonstrations with canon and black powder percussion rifles
  • Interpreting the role of Canadians in the American Civil War
  • Activities for children

Sunday, September 4th

Soldiers in Canadian history
Wife of militiaman from the war of 1812 serving the traditional meal of soldiers: the meatsoup Wife of militiaman from the war of 1812 serving the traditional meal of soldiers: the meatsoup
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  • Comparative demonstration of firing with musket, flintlock musket and black powder percussion rifles
  • Presentation of uniforms differences between the French soldiers of the 17th century, the Lower Canadian volunteers of the War of 1812 and the British soldiers in the 19th century
Animation and interpretation area

All week-end

  • Presentation of the evolution of firearms in Canada from the XVIIth to the XIXth century
  • Animated presentation on the Battle of the Châteauguay at the lookout
  • Presentation on the militiaman of the War of 1812
  • Tasting the traditional meal of soldiers: the meatsoup, between 11:30 A.M. and 2:30 P.M.
Physical activity zone of the 0-5-30 challenge
  • Family Zumba, Saturday at 11:00 A.M.
  • Family Boot camp, Sunday at 11:00 A.M.
  • Introduction to Taïchi Qigong, Sunday at 14:00 P.M.
  • Massage session, Saturday and Sunday
  • Velo smoothie, Saturday and Sunday