The 1815 Fort Challenge: It’s time to play!

Tree kids rolling wood barrels on the grass
Games, races... assured fun for all!

Fort Gaillard is a dynamic way to help discover history. Come to run. Come to laugh. Come to play!

The Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site is located 40 kilometres from Montreal towards South-West, on the shore of the St-Lawrence River. Here, every step you take, you are walking on 7000 years of history.

Types of experiences for the visitors

  • Take part in “Fort Gaillard,” a game in which the most resourceful participants discover hidden treasures!
  • Players have to compete in a series of trials of which the goal is to collect as many keys as possible to increase their chances of opening the treasure chest.

Additional information

  • This essentially play-centred program of activities emphasizes fun, teamwork and pushing one’s limits.
  • Which team – the blue, red, green or yellow team – will open the treasure chest?
  • Public: between 6 and 12 years of age (adapted course for various age groups)
  • Languages: French and English
  • Period: June, July and August
  • Fees
    Payment by credit card, debit, billing, cheque, cash.


  • Bus drop-off area
  • Activities animated by Parks Canada interpretive guide
  • Marquee, picnic tables

Reservations and information
450-763-5631 or 1-888-773-8888


Experiences offered by Parks Canada are part of the culture and education resource directory. Financial support from the Government of Québec can be provided. For further information, please refer to the  Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur Website (French) or contact your school administration.