Celebrations on Canada Day
Celebrations on Canada Day

Canada Day

Sunday, July 1st, from 10 am to 5 pm

Come celebrate Canada Day with your family!

  • 10 am to 5 pm: Open house and tour of the Interpretation Centre
  • 1 pm: Rallies, obstacle courses, and sponge battle!
  • 3 pm: Canada Day cake
  • 7 pm: Music concert (group to be confirmed)

Free admission


Two children disguised in militiamen and a woman in period costume
Learn about life conditions of militiamen

Free admission Day

Saturday, July 28, from 10 am to 5 pm

Free admission for all, during all day!

A lot of family and interactive activities around life conditions of militiamens and Voltigeurs of Bataille-de-la-Châteauguay like the havresac presentation and the militiamen tent.

Children will be able to enter in a converted tent exactly as it was then and will literally open the soldier’s backpacks to interpret different items: from rifle maintenance equipment to personal hygiene.


Archaeology month

Saturdays and Sundays in August, from 10 am to 5 pm
A flower field at dusk
Discover the battlefield on a bike

Archaeology month will take place from August 1 to 31. Close to 50 locations across Quebec will offer activities for everyone to appeal groups of novices or enthusiasts, small or large. For 31 days, archaeology will come into our lives and bring us a little further in our understanding of our society, history and heritage.


Canadian military history in the spotlight (4th edition)

  • Military maneuvers
  • Firing demonstrations with canon and black powder percussion rifles
  • Interpreting the role of Canadians in the American Civil War
  • Activities for children

Sunday, August 26

Soldiers in Canadian history
Wife of militiaman from the war of 1812 serving the traditional meal of soldiers: the meatsoup Wife of militiaman from the war of 1812 serving the traditional meal of soldiers: the meatsoup
  • Comparative demonstration of firing with musket, flintlock musket and black powder percussion rifles
  • Presentation of uniforms differences between the French soldiers of the 17th century, the Lower Canadian volunteers of the War of 1812 and the British soldiers in the 19th century
Animation and interpretation area

All week-end

  • Presentation of the evolution of firearms in Canada from the XVIIth to the XIXth century
  • Animated presentation on the Battle of the Châteauguay at the lookout
  • Presentation on the militiaman of the War of 1812
  • Tasting the traditional meal of soldiers: the meatsoup, between 11:30 am and 2:30 pm

The Journées de la culture

Young woman reading the names of soldiers killed in the 1812 War

WORDS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Saturday September 29, from 10 am to 5 pm

The Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site will take part in the Journées de la culture for the very first time. Under the theme “words”, visitors will be invited to consult the genealogy terminals and write a letter to commemorate the unsung heroes of the Battle of the Châteauguay, or to simply enjoy the fall colours along the 14-km groomed trail, wich charts the most significant areas of the battle.