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Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site

Special Activities 2015

Canadian Military History in the Spotlight


The Grays and Blues of Montreal with their cannon The Grays and Blues of Montréal with their cannon
© GBM
September 5 and 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, September 5:

Grays and Blues of Montréal

All day

  • Military maneuvers
  • Firing demonstrations with black powder percussion rifles
    (11:30 am; 1:30 pm and 3 pm)
  • Firing demonstrations with cannon
  • Interpreting the role of Canadians in the American Civil War
A frame from the film Front lines A frame from the film Front lines
© NFB

Presentation of NFB films about Canada and the First World War

Continuously or upon request

  • Front lines: The private face of War
  • The trenches
  • Aces: A Story of the First Air War
  • Paris 1919

Animation on the soldier’s life

In the afternoon

  • Introducing the Voltigeur’s uniform and equipment during the War of 1812
  • Presentation of the evolution of firearms in Canada from the XVIIth to the XIXth century
  • Tasting the traditional soldier meals: the meatsoup
Sunday, September 6:
A battlefield to discover by bike A battlefield to discover by bike
© Parks Canada

Battlefield bike tour

Departure at 10:30 a.m.

Guided tour of the battlefield offered by a Parks Canada guide

Presentation of NFB films about Canada and the Second World War

Continuously or upon request

  • Canada Remembers - Part 1: Turning the Tide
  • Canada Remembers – Part II: The Liberators
  • Canada Remembers – Part III: Endings and Beginnings
Canadian camp illustration Canadian camp
© Illustration by E. Lelièpvre, Parks Canada

Conference Les Voltigeurs canadiens by Éric Nicolas

At 1:30 p.m.

Conference on the Canadian Voltigeurs, these forgotten heroes of the War of 1812 (in French only).

Animation on the soldier’s life

In the afternoon

  • Introducing the Voltigeur’s uniform and equipment during the War of 1812
  • Tasting the traditional soldier meals: the meatsoup
  • Firing demonstration with black powder flint lock musket

Past Events


Celebrations on Canada Day
Celebrations on Canada Day
© Parks Canada

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


Parks Day

Saturday, July 18
Discovering the Châteauguay River Discovering the Châteauguay River
© Parks Canada

Canada's Parks Day is an annual celebration intended to encourage Canadians to discover their local parks. On this day, discover spectacular national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas!

Across the country, Parks Canada places hold fun, educational, family-oriented events and activities to highlight the important role that parks play in maintaining healthy and resilient ecosystems, protecting critical habitat for species at risk and contributing to human health and well-being.

At the Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site

In the afternoon, participate in the “Adopt a River” activity, with the Société de conservation et d’aménagement du bassin de la rivière Châteauguay