Standing like a sentry on Île-aux-Noix in the middle of the Richelieu River, Fort Lennox defies time. This historic site contains period buildings that recount the daily lives of 1819 garrison soldiers – come see how nothing has changed. Park your car, take the ferry, and five minutes later you will have crossed the threshold into another era. Watch out for the cannon balls!
Enter the fascinating world of soldiers and their families. Characters such as the sergeant, the gunner or the soldier's wife every day offer you a number of activities lasting from 20 to 30 minutes.
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Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary at Parks Canada’s historic canals.
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.