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Fort Chambly National Historic Site

Special Activities 2015

Historical Re-enactment and Period Encampment Historical re-enactment and period encampment
© Parks Canada

School of the Soldier

May 16 and 17

Discover garrison life in a fort in New France!

These two special days will feature a period encampment from the Marine troops (1720 to 1760), battle manoeuvres and historical re-enactments offered by the Compagnie de Lacorne.


Duel Fort Chambly:
First Outdoor Tournament in Open Mixed Epee

Duel Fort Chambly First outdoor tournament in open mixed epee!
© Escrime Mont-Royal
June 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Presented by the Escrime Mont-Royal club, this outdoor mixed epee tournament is organized in collaboration with Parks Canada.

While fencers cross blades on the grounds of the Fort-Chambly park, spectators will be able to learn the basics of fencing and enjoy historical activities between the bouts. You will attend quite a show!

Please note that the event is postponed to June 7 in case of rain.


L’Iris de Chambly

Photo exhibition by L’Iris de Chambly
June 20 to September 6

In the context of the Rendez-vous photo du Richelieu, photographers have explored the theme “Time” which can seem both endless and fleeting at once.

The exhibit continues inside Albani Hall in Fort Chambly where you will discover action frozen in an instant, objects that evoke wistful memories and the tender moments we wish would linger forever.

More information (only in French)


Canada Day

July 1

Free admission


Flavour Workshops:
Parent-children Activities for Food-loving Families

Culinary Workshops: parent-children activities for food-loving families
July 11, August 1st and October 10

For the joy of cooking with the family, little ones and grown ups alike will enjoy following delicious recipes accompanied by acclaimed local chefs and culinary artisans.

Amerindian snacks with Lysanne O’Bomsawin

Saturday, August 1st
Demonstrations and tasting
For children aged 6 years and over accompanied by an adult

Baking workshop with Le Pain Voyageur, a bakery on wheels

Saturday, October 10 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
For children aged 6 years and over accompanied by an adult
Length: 120 minutes
Reservations required

Chocoholic with Bob the Chef

Saturday, July 11 - Completed activity*
1 p.m.: for parents and children (9 to 109 years)
3 p.m.: for teens only (12 years and over)
Length: 90 minutes

*Fees (includes admission, access to Fort site and taxes)
17 years and over: $20.32
6 to 16 years: $17.57


Concours d'Élégance de Chambly VAQ

Concours d'Élégance de Chambly VAQ
© Club VAQ
July 18 and 19

The Concours d’Élégance de Chambly - organized by Voitures anciennes du Québec inc. - will take place in the fort’s park. This gathering of vintage cars draws many visitors each year.

There will be a competition in period costume and many prizes.

More information (only in French)


Big Celebrations

The Saint-Louis Day, special "350 ans de vie" edition and the Artistes sur le Champ symposium

A multitude of activities for a great time at the Fort
A multitude of activities for a great time at the Fort
© Parks Canada
August 21-22-23

To commemorate both the 350th Saint-Louis Day and the 20th edition of the Artistes sur le Champ symposium, Parks Canada and the City of Chambly have joined forces in organizing an entire weekend of special events at the Fort Chambly National Historic Site.

August 21: conference led by historian emeritus André Charbonneau
August 22 and 23: Exciting festivities for everyone!

Please consult the event's complete program


An Evening of Storytelling: Brew Tales

Histoires à boire-de-broue
Saturday, August 29 and October 3 at 8 p.m.

Take the time to savour the story in more ways than one by actually tasting the hops (Yes! You get to try some!) revealed in storyteller Éric Michaud's captivating stories.

Length: 120 minutes
Fees: $15
18 years and over

Reservations required


Fort and Beer Fort and Beer
© Parks Canada

Beer Festival Bières et Saveurs, 14th Edition

From September 4 to 7

TASTE craft beers and products from vineyards across Quebec, and sample other delectable treats from abroad.

WATCH renowned chefs prepare simple recipes using local products as ingredients. Let it re-ignite your desire to cook!

ENJOY this enchanting site in the vicinity of the Richelieu River, and be entertained by the special events at Fort Chambly.


The Harvest Celebration

Saturday, October 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Big Celebrations

Come celebrate the autumn harvest with a host of activities for the entire family!

Free apple sculpting workshop
Join artist Lynda Baril for an activity the whole family will enjoy.

The forgotten veggies
In collaboration with Cuisine Patrimoniale du Québec, meet a gardener passionate about heritage seeds.

Conference led by culinary historian Michel Lambert
Event held at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

La Caravane du goût

  • Use a bicycle-mixer to make gaspacho
  • Mill flour by hand
  • Learn how to churn butter
  • Make spaghetti from root vegetables

Hops collection zone and beer sampling
Embellish it all with fresh hops (dry hopping)