Enlist in the Royal Artillery! Feel the surge of adrenaline as you fire a 19th century muzzle-loading cannon that would have defended Fort Wellington. Light the fuse and have a blast!Participants must be 18 years or older. 

Offered on Saturdays in July and August at set times, by availability

Saturday afternoon you can reserve a spot to get dressed up as a Royal Artilleryman and feel the rush of adrenaline as you fire the gun yourself! 
14:00 p.m., 14:30 p.m., 15:00 p.m., 15:30 p.m. 
$22.00 per participant. 

Advance registration highly suggested, call 613-925-2896 to book.
Enhanced program of 2 hours available on demand by reservation, $73.60

Fire A Cannon!


Animated Sequence: Parks Canada intro

Rhythm music.

Take position at the gun.

Gunners snap to attention

Tend vent

ventsman tends vent

worm piece

gunner puts worm down barrel

advance sponge

gunner prepares sponge

sponge piece

Gunner puts sponge down barrel.

handle cartridge

Gunner brings cartridge to front, it is placed in the muzzle.

ram down cartridge

Cartrdige is rammed down barrel.


Ventsman primes gun.

Prepare to fire.

Gunners step away from the cannon.


Cannon is fired 5 times.

Onscreen text: Fire A Cannon at Fort Wellington

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