Journey to Île-aux-Noix and step into a time portal when visiting the impressive Fort Lennox. Join in the fun by taking part in our challenges and solving our riddles while exploring buildings from the 19th century. You can also have a picnic on the island or eat at the Amis du Fort-Lennox canteen.
Featured things to do
Fort Chambly National Historic Site
Roughly 30 kilometres southeast of Montreal, Fort Chambly rises proudly at the foot of the Richelieu River rapids. Built in 1711 to defend the colony, this stone fortification was preceded by three wooden forts.
Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site
Discover the strategies behind the significant day of October 26, 1813 when outnumbered Canadian troops defeated the invading American army. Ride 14 kilometres by bike or car across the actual battlefield!
Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site
The Coteau-du-Lac site is a natural stop for history lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. As the first fortified lock structure in North America, the canal is the direct ancestor of the St. Lawrence Seaway.
Chambly Canal National Historic Site
A mere 20 kilometres from Montreal, an oasis awaits cycling and outdoor enthusiasts: the Chambly Canal NationalHistoric Site. Observe the locks and bridges providing passage to boaters, and in August, admire the hot-air balloons darting between the clouds. It's magical.
Saint-Ours Canal National Historic Site
Stroll through Darvard Island and enjoy recognizing many species of trees and birds. Have a family picnic while watching the lockage of pleasure craft. Children will be fascinated by the fish ladder, a structure unlike anything else in the world.
Hours of operation
May 22 to June 23
Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 5 pm*
June 24 to September 4
Every day, from 10 am to 6 pm*
* Last crossing to the island: 75 minutes before closing time
Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list
Telephone (off-season): 450-658-1585