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Fort Lennox National Historical Site

Nature and Outdoors

De grands espaces verdoyants
Wide Green Spaces
© Parks Canada

Picnic Area

During your journey on Île aux Noix, you will find picnic tables at your disposal.

The wide green spaces are ideal to stop and picnic with family or friends. However, please note that our spaces do not have any shelters, in case of bad weather.

Admirez la nature et l'architecture
Observe Nature and Admire the Architecture
© Parks Canada

Fort Lennox Park

Surrounded by greenery, Fort Lennox makes considerable room for outdoor activities. Why not make the most of the exceptional surroundings to observe nature and admire the architecture?

Take a walk around the fort and marvel at its distinctive shape. You’ll make surprising discoveries!

Water lily
© Parks Canada

Discovering the Fort

Fauna and Flora

During your walk at Île aux Noix, you can observe the fort’s animal friends in their natural environment.

Even if curiosity is encouraged in the young and old alike, remember that groundhogs, turtles, swallows and company do not really like to be disturbed!

Une marmotte au Fort-Lennox
A Marmot at Fort Lennox
© Parks Canada


  • Dogs on leaches are allowed in the park. Only guide dogs are allowed inside of the fortifications (inside the museum).
  • Fishing on the banks of Île aux Noix is forbidden.
  • Wood fires on the grounds of the national historic site are forbidden.
  • The park closes at 6 p.m.
  • Feeding the animals is forbidden.
  • Swimming is forbidden.
Paysage d'automne
An Autumnal Landscape
© Parks Canada

Boutiques and Services Nearby

In addition to the Fort Lennox souvenir shop, you will find restaurants, cafes and all kinds of boutiques in Saint-Paul-de-l’Île-aux-Noix.

Since the municipality is the boating capital of Quebec, boating enthusiasts will be overjoyed by the many marinas close by.